September 19, 2020

Cayman Islands Cancer Society says the cancer registry is important and will be confidential

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cancerOfficials from the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS) said last Monday (2) they have to have a mandatory register in Cayman for cancer cases to allow medical experts to get an understanding of the disease and hopefully save more lives.

Because of the increasing number of persons opposed to the mandatory registration because of the issues with confidentiality the charity has re-emphasised the confidentiality as well as the importance and urgency of the register.

CICS Board of Directors has assured the public that confidentiality is of the highest importance, and great measures have been taken to ensure the confidentiality of those registered.

“Names of registrants are not entered into the registry and all data is coded,” a spokesperson said.

Allaying unfounded fears about confidentiality, officials said it would be impossible for the personal details of individuals to be exposed as they will not be in the database. The cancer registry is not part of the government’s internal IT system and can only be accessed with a user name and password which are changed regularly. Should someone manage to access the database the identities of individuals will not be available as no names or other identifying information is held there.

“Currently, there is almost no information about cancer trends in this country,” officials said. “It is still unclear how many people are diagnosed with cancer in the Cayman Islands every year, which types of cancer are most common, or whether we are seeing higher rates of cancer here than in other countries. In addition to answering these questions, the registry also hopes to use this data to identify potential environmental concerns which may contribute to cancer incidence.”

“By far, the most reliable data comes from registries which require automatic reporting from physicians,” CICS said. At present more than half or registers worldwide have mandated reporting. The UK has had mandatory reporting in place since 1993 and has one of the most comprehensive registries in the world.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that cancer rates could increase 50 per cent by the year 2020. Because of this anticipated rise in cancer the WHO encourages all nations to have cancer registries providing reliable data. By far, the most reliable data comes from registries which require automatic reporting from physicians.

CICS Board of Directors said, “We would like to thank the cancer survivors, and families of cancer victims, who have already registered with us. We are grateful for all the support this bill has received from the public, the medical community, and government officials. The Cayman Islands Cancer Society fully supports this bill and we will continue to be a strong advocate for the automatic reporting of cancers to the national registry. We believe in this initiative and the goal of advancing our knowledge about how this disease impacts our community.”

The bill is expected to reach the floor of the Legislative Assembly at the next sitting in April.

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Devastating Report: Cancer misdiagnosed in over 1.3 million cases

From Starship Earth: The Big Picture Oct 30th 2013

The National Cancer Institute has just confirmed via a newly released report that the ‘war on cancer’ over the last 30 years has led to more than 1.3 million people (primarily women) being wrongly diagnosed with cancer. This is not to mention that cancer rates have been continuously rising while incredibly expensive cancer treatments are failing.

Breast cancer diagnosis has been found to be especially suspect. Many of the ‘lumps’ found in women’s breasts are completely normal and benign. What’s more, constant screening with mammography equipment actually exposes women to harmful radiation that can cause cancer, as evidenced by a UCLA study which shows how radiation treatments promotes malignancy in cancer cells instead of eradication. These breast screenings are very carcinogenic, but, as if to add insult to injury, thousands of women are misdiagnosed with breast cancer every year.

The recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association has a hopeful subtitle: Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer: An Opportunity for Improvement. At least they are calling to light the obvious obsession we have had with chemotherapy and radiation for treatment of cancer. And now they have called into question the means by which it is diagnosed.

“Over the past 30 years, awareness and screening have led to an emphasis on early diagnosis of cancer. Although the goals of these efforts were to reduce the rate of late-stage disease and decrease cancer mortality, secular trends and clinical trials suggest that these goals have not been met; national data demonstrate significant increases in early-stage disease, without a proportional decline in later-stage disease.”

The study also points out that early screenings were meant to lessen the burden of those who suffer in late stage cancer, but the screenings have simply not done their job. Not all cancers lead to death, and by being overly paranoid about the medical diagnosis, many radical treatments, including the aforementioned tools most often utilized by mainstream medicine, are often prescribed.

“The practice of oncology in the United States is in need of a host of reforms and initiatives to mitigate the problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of cancer, according to a working group sanctioned by the National Cancer Institute.

Perhaps most dramatically, the group says that a number of premalignant conditions, including ductal carcinoma in situ and high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, should no longer be called “cancer.”

Instead, the conditions should be labeled something more appropriate, such as indolent lesions of epithelial origin (IDLE), the working group suggests.”

This study gives us an opportunity to look at alternative methods of both diagnosing and treating cancer, which are numerous. Preventative actions do not cause cancer as chemo and radiation do. Consuming more cancer-fighting foods or changing a person’s exercise habits are two methods to prevent and even reverse cancer. Not to mention the numerous herbs and phytonutrients which have proven to prevent and treat any number of cancers.

These natural solutions are probably just as effective as annual screenings, and are definitely safer. Taking better care of our health means we won’t develop cancer, and also enhances our overall quality of life in the here and now.

For more on this story go to: http://starshipearththebigpicture.com/2013/10/31/devastating-report-cancer-misdiagnosed-in-over-1-3-million-cases/

About Starship Earth: The Big Picture
I’m a Canadian freelance writer living near Phoenix, Arizona specializing in the 2012 phenomenon, spirituality, and wellness & nutrition. Over the past 8 years I’ve learned what our spiritual upgrade is REALLY all about and have access to insider information not shared in the mainstream media. I aim to dispel the myths and disinformation around The Shift and Ascension and help bring the world Truth. It is time. Welcome… and I hope this blog makes a difference in your spiritual liberation. ~ Molly A. Chapman

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