The Ministry of health has informed that there is a higher risk in women over 35 years of age to suffer from breast and cervical cancers. Free medical checkups are being provided at the ‘Suva-Nari’ clinics.
The health Ministry said that the incidence of those who suffer from cervical and breast cancers have increased over the years. It has come to light that around 500 women die annually due to these conditions. Free services are being provided at 700 ‘Suva-Nari’ clinics throughout the country for early diagnosis. Mammograms that detects breast cancer 2 years prior to the appearance of the symptoms and checks up for cervical cancer are performed free of charge at the cancer early detection clinic in Narahenpita. The Ministry is planning to provide a mammography machine to all major hospitals in the country. A permanent cure can be effected to cancer through early detection.