EARLY detection of cancer among the underprivileged is now possible with the opening of Northern Mindanao Cancer Detection Center of JR Borja General Hospital (JRBGH).

Dr. Evelyn Perez, JRBGH chief of hospital urges the public to visit the city hospital for a free screening of breast, cervical, and prostate cancer.

Perez said the opening of the detection enter marks another milestone for the city hospital as it strives to serve not only for the people in the city but also for the whole region.

With the city hospital earning increasing revenues, JRBGH is expected to add more buildings this year.

Aside from the opening of the cancer center, construction of the north wing and east wing buildings of the city hospital is also in the pipeline this year.

The construction of the North wing building, which will serve as the doctors' quarters, will cost about P40.5 million.

The East wing will house 14 more private and five semi-private rooms which will exclusively be for use of government employees and middle-income groups.

For his part, Dr. Ramon Nery, JRBGH chief executive officer expressed the importance of early detection as early treatment will follow.

Nery said the screening schedule for the breast and cervical center falls on the second Saturday of every month and for prostate cancer, on the third Saturday for each month, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the city hospital's room 13.