Why Bahamian Men Are At High Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Obesity, alcohol and African ancestry play a role

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Bahamian men. Present statistics show that one in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

The prostate gland is a walnut-sized organ located underneath the bladder and its primary role is related to male fertility and aiding the sperm to fertilize the ovum.

Many Bahamian men are at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer due to their racial profile, genetics, overall high obesity rate and high alcohol intake.

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Supporting Recovery of Children in the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

Free Webinar for Nassau Area Schools, Thursday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Co-presented by the National Association of School Psychologists and the Family Medical Center, Bahamas, this webinar will provide school mental health professionals, administrators, and other relevant school staff with information necessary to help support the recovery of children affected by Hurricane Dorian.

The webinar will be held Thursday, September 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET and then archived for future viewing. Continue reading “Supporting Recovery of Children in the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian”

More Awareness Needed To Battle Prostate Cancer In The Bahamas

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The Bahamas as a nation is trying to deal with a natural disaster of epic proportions.

Sadly, prostate cancer continues to be a national health disaster, with hundreds of Bahamian men being diagnosed every year with advanced stage, incurable prostate cancer, or dying needlessly from the disease.

Prostate cancer will develop in one in six Bahamian men in their lifetime. The Bahamas has the 14th highest incidence of prostate cancer in the world.

Early prostate cancer diagnosis can lead to 98 percent prostate cancer specific survival at five years. Early detection is imperative for the best opportunity for cure. Prostate cancer is a very curable disease when detected at a stage when the cancer is confined to the prostate.

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