Cayman’s Cancer Statistics Still Inadequate
The 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.