Breast Health Campaign continues in Roseau

PRESS RELEASE: Why is Cancer the No 1 killer in Dominica? How are Cancer Survivors coping, especially with the exorbitant cost of medical treatment?

These are some of the issues that will be explored at a public meeting, on Thursday 11 March, 2010. As the Dominica Cancer Society Inc. continues the National Clinical Breast Health Campaign. This will be conducted at the Public Training Centre and will begin at 4:30 pm. The Society is inviting all concerned and those who have been touched by Cancer to join in combating this non commutable disease.

The Dominica Cancer Society is alarmed that 10% of those who availed themselves for the free Clinical Breast Health Examination so far, needed referrals.

Dominica Cancer Society Inc.

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  1. March 22, 2010

    These events are really important for people to attend. It’s a start for people to understand how important our health is. We all need to take care of ourselves! I recently found something that we can all do to take precautions of breast cancer. It’s simple. It’s an app people can easily download onto their iPhones.

    The Breast Heath GPS is an important app for all females to have! We’re all busy people. We’re always on the go. Why not plan ahead, find the nearest mammogram screening center and fit it in our schedule? Many people undermine the importance of regular health checks. This is important, and this app makes it easier for us to take care of our health! Check it out:

    I, myself, think this is a fantastic app! I’ve been personally affected by breast cancer, so I’m a huge advocate, so please, take care of yourself!

  2. March 12, 2010

    wats d sign of breast cancer

  3. CI
    March 9, 2010

    Cancer being the #1 killer in Dominica is certainly alarming and serves as a wake up call to all of us. The Dominica Cancer Society must remain vigilant in encouraging people to perform self breast examinations as well as taking advantage of the free Clinical Breast Examination clinics, especially those people who are personally affected or have family members who have been diagnosed with cancer. As someone who has witnessed the pain and suffering of family members affected by cancer, this really hits home…… until then, it only affects other people and you only hear about it.

    People must take the call seriously and understand the importance of early detection. For the 10% who have been referred for further examination, taking actions to find out there medical status could mean saving their lives, so they should act immediately. As far as the exorbitant cost of treatment for survivors, cancer treatment is extremely costly no matter where you live. The DCS as well as other organizations will need to campaign for financial assistance in making treatment more readily available to those patients who cannot afford the necessary medical treatment on their own.

    What about other forms of cancer such as, prostrate, colon, liver, etc. are people being screened for those as well? I wonder how much of this is environmental due to our current changes in life style….. food, drinks, water, etc.; the constant burning of black plastic bags, plastic bottles, and other deadly chemicals, etc.? Are we exposing our people to too much environmental hazards, which were much less accessible few years ago? Dominica is still the best place to live, but am just a bit concerned.

  4. DVT
    March 9, 2010

    That is the best photo for a news story in a long time… lol. But this is a serious issue and one that people should take seriously!!!

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