The month of November, or Movember as it’s more casually known, is testicular cancer awareness month and Flying for Life enabled members from CHOC and Pink Drive to do cancer awareness campaigns in the Vhembe community on 27 November
CHOC focuses on training professional nurses, home base care workers, clinic managers and traditional healers whilst Pink Drive focuses on raising awareness of cancers within the community.
During this visit the CHOC and Pink Drive team did cancer campaigns at three of the clinics in the area, Masisi, Mulala and Hamakuya. Approximately 100 community members in total attended these sessions where they learnt about breast, and childhood cancers as well as informed about testicular cancer.
CHOC and Pink Drive did demonstrations on how to check for lumps in breast and taught the community the importance of doing so.
Although none of the attendees found lumps that were of a concern, they were pleased to be taught how to check for lumps and the importance of going to a clinic for further inspection.
Cancer awareness is a necessity in the community as many of these clinics and traditional healers know very little about cancer and how to identify its early stages. One of CHOCs main focus in the community is to develop relationships with the traditional healers and find a way to partner with them.
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