The Dominica Cancer Society Inc. will join the rest of the Caribbean in observing June as Cancer Awareness month.

The Society continues to be alarmed that Prostate Cancer continues to take its toll among the men population in Dominica. Statistics show that in 2008, 49 men died of Prostate Cancer. In 2009 45 men succumbed to the disease and in 2010, 37 men.

The Dominica Cancer Society Inc. is please with the awareness and response that the on going “Breast Campaign” has brought. However, much work still need to be done to raise the consciousness of the Nation that Cancer is preventable.

The Hoop for Hope Family Fund Day, carded for June 12, 2011 is hosted by the Society in collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Youth and Sports and will serve as medium for raising consciousness of the deadly disease.

The high light of the Day’s activities are; 1. Hula Hoop Amatuer Championship #2. And secondly, “A Candle Light Ceremony”, which will end the day’s events.

Join Us in Fighting Cancer on all Fronts!

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.

Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms can potentially develop during later stages of the disease.