Cancer

Cancer

Cancer currently accounts for 7.6 million NCD deaths per year, second only to cardiovascular diseases (17 million).
 
Many cancers could be prevented by not smoking, eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains, eating less meat and refined carbohydrates, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, minimizing sunlight exposure, and being vaccinated against some infectious diseases.


The Barbados Cancer Society

 
The Barbados Cancer Society was founded in 1990 and it is a nation-wide Charitable Organization dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of pain and suffering from cancer by public education, the promotion of early detection and prompt treatment, and the provision of patient care, support services and sincere counseling. 
 
It is located in River Road, St. Michael, and offers a range of programmes including; visits to schools, businesses and industries, with lectures, competitions, seminars and open days. Health fairs and Exhibitions are mounted to include other organisations or support a community activity.
 
The society celebrates an annual week of activities each September.
 
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