Prostate cancer to be discussed

Prostate Cancer will be the topic of discussion when the Men and Women’s Health Group at the Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic meets on Thursday, April 20, at the polyclinic, Wildey, St Michael.

Barbados is said to have one of the highest rates of prostate cancer worldwide with 100 deaths from the disease in 2016 compared to 50 from breast cancer.

While there has been an increase in men being screened for prostate cancer, officials at Cancer Support Services say the numbers are still too low.

Thursday’s discussion, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will be led by Dr Joseph Herbert.

All interested persons are invited to attend.

7 Responses to Prostate cancer to be discussed

  1. Margaret Cadogan
    Margaret Cadogan April 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Yes all you men out there it’s important to get your yearly PSA blood test .It can save your life.

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  2. Sheron Inniss April 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Is that really true M Cadogan? I know someone who has never had one of those test yet. He is healthy, open to other medical procedures from other cultures and uses alternative medicines a lot. The Chinese believe that some/all dis-eases are created by refusing to deal with issues that arise in one’s lifetime. There is even Biblical evidence to show this might be true. Holding on to anger causes liver problems and we can go on. Once I would never have believed such but I have proven it for myself. I really do not understand why people continue to see traditional medicine as the best thing after sliced bread need. Yes they have a role to play but we need to seek out the information for ourselves. Do you know that these same doctors receive gifts for prescribing drugs made by these pharmaceutical companies?

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  3. Chris Wright April 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I just can’t understand why in this age of technology and advances in science people are in denial, holding on to old beliefs and customs.
    Time was when the norm was to eat organically produced food, this is the new era when the need to produce food for a growing world population means additives for preservation of said foods.
    I have been an advocate for prostate cancer awareness since my father had prostatectomy back in the late 80s. He told me would not want his sons to go through it and we should take care of preventing it.
    As a leader of the Men’s group in my church in New Jersey, I have often asked a doctor in our congregation to explain the men what the issues and care was all about. Thankfully one of the member is alive because of one of those meetings.
    The problem with men is that because of the “machismo” they are intimidated by even a digital exam which should be done and the PSA screening has come under some scrutiny in recent years. This is however better that nothing and can be a help until something better comes along.
    OK ladies, you go for your mammogram annually, I HOPE, if you do, why not make the appointment for that man in you life to have a prostate screening at the same time? Father, brother, Uncle, husband or Significant Other. In doing so you maybe giving you and that love one many added years of love and happiness together.
    “Hats off” to the facilitators of this discussion.

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  4. Sheron Inniss April 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Some old beliefs and customs work. Don’t knock them. Check and see why the Chinese and Japanese rates are among the lowest in the world. The information is there. Lifestyle has a lot to do with illness.

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    • Jennifer April 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      @Sheron – So true, especially the consumption of tainted foods. The Eugenics program-me is working well on this people and the whole earth. Can you imagine a small place like Bim with one of the highest rates of Prostate cancer. A lot of these problems are biblical too.

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  5. James Franks April 16, 2017 at 5:38 am

    High rates of prostate cancer must surely be attributed to lifestyle.
    Too much sugar and alcohol consumed, poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity are all factors driving this frightening disease.

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  6. DE April 16, 2017 at 8:45 am

    It is so amazing that when something is going wrong, most people in this island that is not an experts become an experts.

    Alcohol and sugar was around for a long time, all at a sudden they are responsible for almost every ailment in this country. I do not support cigarette smoking or too much alcohol.
    Why sugar affect us, is because we have became a lazy society.
    We do not want to sweat up our hair or clothes any more or spoil
    our makeup. The price we pay for pride

    Sheron talks about the Chinese. how many of them you see driving, they walk and ride bicycle

    We need to look at what was not around before. Like all these fast food outlets, process foods, the lot of chemicals that are being use and the products that come out of these so call healthy pharmacies.

    I know of persons who were vegetarian, persons who never drink alcohol and was affected by these same ailments.

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