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Saturday, 09 August 2014 - 13:27
Health Ministry now eyes beetle leaf after battling cigarettes
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Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake states that a need has arisen to build a public awareness program regarding betel with cancerous substances.

While addressing the first international council on oral cancer held in Kandy yesterday, Deputy Health Minister stated that oral cancer has topped the list of non-communicable diseases.

Expressing her views to our news team, the Director of the Health Ministry’s National Cancer Prevention Program Doctor Neelamani Paranagama stated that oral cancer can be cured if identified at an early stage.

Among the cancer patients of this country, about 13.3 percent are oral cancer patients while 3 oral cancer patients die everyday.

 
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