The National, Thursday July 18th, 2013
By SPECIAL REPORTER
FREELANCE journalist Biga Lebasi casually with The National Weekender magazine is now blowing his own trumpet of doom.
He is telling the world about his personal fight against possible cancer of the prostate gland.
He writes to readers of The National to be aware of the importance of early detection of all cancers and other life-threatening illnesses.
He is baring his body as “my contribution to the world for cancer awareness”.
Lebasi is undergoing medical tests in Port Moresby to confirm whether his slightly swollen prostate gland is cancerous.
His St Mary’s Medical Health Centre physician Dr Melvin Usita advised for further tests and treatment, including herbal ones, which are cheaply available in Manila, Philippines, and India using state-of-the-art equipment and other facilities.
“The cost of treatment in Australia or Singapore is beyond my reach. I am coming out in my ‘reality press’ news and features to encourage everyone in the world that early detection is the best weapon to fight against all cancers and other life-threatening illnesses,” Lebasi says.
“I had foolishly ignored checking on the status of my slightly swollen prostate gland for more than 30 years.
“Now an ultra scan had shown that the affected area is a little larger than a one kina coin and it’s benign but quite alarming.”