CHB NEWS BULLETIN
MOUTH CANCER – A WARNING TO US ALL
In the last three years, CHB has observed increasing number of mouth cancer cases in our community. The cause of this serious disease of Mouth Cancer (from the cases that we are aware of) were due to chewing of tobacco (famously known as Pariki or Mawo) and cigarette smoking.
Sadly, about 80% of the cases of Mouth Cancer ultimately had resulted in deaths; some young people became victims of this dreadful disease. We would like parents and school teachers to watch out very closely the children and students who indulge in chewing of tobacco and stop them before it is too late to do so.