October 19, 2018

Preventing cancer

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BY DR. WENDY WILCOX From Caribbean Life If you could prevent cancer in yourself and your children, would you? Several cancers — including cervical cancer, the fifth most common cancer among women — are highly preventable. What these cancers have in common is their cause — the human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. HPV is […]

Cancer in populations of African Ancestry: studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium

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From Springer Link Authors Authors and affiliations Camille Ragin Elizabeth Blackman Robin Roberts Raleigh Butler Samuel Gathere Darron Halliday Kimlin Ashing Among all non-communicable diseases, cancer is the second cause of death worldwide. Although some cancers are preventable [1, 2, 3] and treatable and even curable, cancer remains the most common cause of death among populations of African Ancestry worldwide [4, 5]. […]

HPV Vaccine is recommended for boys [not mandatory in Cayman]

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From CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get your boys and girls vaccinated at 11 or 12 to prevent cancers caused by HPV. Get your boys vaccinated. Why do I need to protect my son against HPV-related diseases? A lot of parents know that HPV vaccine protects girls against cervical […]