Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign On Track

Responding to the rising cases of childhood cancer in the country, Cancer Association Botswana (CAB) in partnership with the National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) launched a cancer treatment campaign.

The campaign is meant to emphasise the importance of blood in cancer treatment.

September has been set aside to honour Childhood Cancer Awareness. At the event that was preceded by an awareness walk in the capital on Friday, Kebaabetswe Setlhong, whose 11-months-old son was  diagnosed with cancer of kidney inflammation in 2013, encouraged people to disregard all the myths about the disease and focus on controlling it.

Editor's Comment
Doctor's orders can't be overemphasised

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