Cancer Deaths A Major Concern

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Cancer is currently one of the most prevalent public health challenges for this country, second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of illness and death. In disclosing this on Saturday, Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, stressed Government’s commitment to offering a variety of preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons at risk and those …

Cancer Deaths A Concern For Health Ministry

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(Stock Image) Cancers continue to be the third leading cause of death in Barbados, surpassed only by cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Senior Public Health Nurse, Ann Murrell, delivering an address on behalf of Health Minister John Boyce, at the annual conference of Cancer Support Services last Saturday, listed the cancers of particular public health concern as those of the …