October is breast cancer awareness month and this year, it is estimated that over one million women world wide will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as the most diagnosed form of cancer and is one of the leading causes of death among women, second to heart disease. Over the past few years, Jamaica has seen an ever increasing number of women who are diagnosed with this devastating affliction.
Barbados Cancer Society. Founded in to promote prevention and early detection of cancer, and provide support and information. Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre.
Breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully. Cervical cancer is perhaps the most preventable through education, vaccination against the human papilloma virus HPVscreening, early detection and treatment," said Dr James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency. This is the first time that information on cancer mortality for the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean is published in a prestigious peer review journal.
The age-standardised rate for all cancers including non-melanoma skin cancer for men and women combined was The rate was higher for men With the burden growing in almost every country, prevention of cancer is one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century. Reducing the cancer burden requires concerted and integrated action from all sectors of society, including civil society, private sector, and health and other professions.
According to the cancer. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. To learn more about how all cancers start and spread.
Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Jamaica among women above the age of 25 years. It accounts for Research shows that the high cost of treating the disease has led to bankruptcy for many Jamaican families.
Correspondence to: Belinda F Morrison. Email: belinda. Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer in Jamaica as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
The Jamaica Cancer Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which was established in with a mandate to fight and defeat cancer in all its form. Its public health education programmes on cancer of the breast, cervix uteri, prostate, lung, and colon are offered free of charge to corporate organisations, churches, schools, service and community groups. The Society also offers to the medical community, CME credits to participate in its medical symposiums.
Possible economic gains from cancer research. Some of the wealthiest countries worldwide have spent billions United States dollar USD on innovation and research. Developing countries are now placing greater emphasis on using research and innovation as a tool to drive economic growth. Despite the contraction of the global economy over the past few years, CARICOM governments need to maintain investment in their science base in order to secure economic prosperity.