Cayman Islands Cancer Society

    CICS is a charity incorporated in 1995 in the Cayman Islands. The Society is funded through charitable donations and fundraising events. The mission of the Society is to increase awareness among the people of the Cayman Islands of cancer as a major health concern, to initiate positive change in all areas relating to cancer, to prevent the development of cancer and to counsel and support cancer patients and their families.

    Cayman's Cancer Statistics Still Inadequate

    Improve Cayman Cancer Stats CollectionThe voluntary registration rate for the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry is beginning to increase. But officials have said that the statistics, compiled with information supplied by a dozen medical professionals, that reflect local trends for the illness that impacts so many people are still inadequate. A release from the Health Services Authority this week said there is still almost no information available regarding cancer trends in Cayman.

    “There is no data showing the number of people diagnosed every year, which cancers are most common, or whether there are environmental factors which may be contributing to cancer incidence,” the officials stated, though they remain hopeful that as the number of patients willing to register increases, the critical questions will begin to be answered.

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    Published October 21, 2016