One would hardly expect the treatment of prostate cancer to become an issue for fierce debate in the Bermudan Parliament. However, this seems to have occurred yesterday in a heated argument over treatment of men with high-intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU. … READ MORE …
Jackson et al. have studied the association between dietary patterns and risk of prostate cancer in Jamaican men by conducting a case-control study of the diets of 204 histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and 204 matched control patients attending urology clinics in Jamaica between 2004 and 2007. Diet was assessed by food frequency questionnaire. … READ MORE …
Gonzalez et al. have reported that men of Afro-Caribbean ethnicity living in Brooklyn, New York, are just as likely as white men to undergo initial PSA screening but they are much less likely to maintain annual screening. The authors comment on the importance of comprehensive discussion and annual examinations and the role of [primary care] physicians in ensuring PSA screening continuity. It would be interesting to know whether similar behavior patterns were evident in the Caribbean itself.
The Prostate Cancer Charity has taken significant steps to address risks and screening for prostate cancer among Afro-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom through its African Caribbean Awareness Project. … READ MORE …
We are looking for some help from people in the Caribbean in the development of this web service. If you might be interested, please click on “You Can Help” at the top of this page.
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As of September 15, 2008, this site contains basic information about prostate cancer customized for every single Caribbean island nation.
At this time, this content is only provided in English. Our next two goals will be
- To develop translations of this content in Spanish, French, Dutch, and other languages for the appropriate islands.
- To add additional content that is specific to individual nations (see, for example, the information on the Tobago Prostate Survey project)
These second stages of the development of Prostate Cancer Caribbean will take a little time, but we hope to have made significant progress by the end of 2008.