November 11, 2019

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, but it can be prevented

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World Cancer Day Each year, approximately 72,000 women in the Americas are diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 34,000 women die from this disease. HPV testing for women to detect precancerous lesions, followed by timely treatment, and together with HPV vaccination for girls are key strategies to prevent cervical cancer and save lives Washington, D.C., February […]

Several cancer deaths are preventable – CARPHA

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From Jamaica Gleaner PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Saturday said that the large number of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in the Caribbean is very alarming, since cervical cancer is largely preventable, and breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully. “Common modifiable risk factors that […]

Cayman Islands supports World Cancer Day

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Remarks on Cancer Day By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Thursday, 4 February, 2016 Today we pause to reflect on one of the ravages of mankind – cancer. Under the theme We can. I can. the world marks World Cancer Day, which was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit […]

Cancer second leading cause of death in the Caribbean-CARPHA/World Cancer Day Feb 4

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says cancers are the second leading cause of death in the region and even as it acknowledged that nearly one half of cancers are preventable or treatable if detected early. CARPHA said that among females, breast cancer is the […]