Asulin et al., in 2004, reported on cancer incidence and mortality in Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. The available cancer incidence data covers the period 1996-2000; mortality data is available for the period 1990-2000. Their study provides the following information:
- The age-standardized rate for all cancer sites in men was 158.2/100,000.
- The most common form of cancer diagnosed among males was prostate cancer (at 61.4 percent of cases).
- The age-standardized mortality rate for all cancer sites in men was 165/100,000.
- The most common cause of cancer-specific death among males was prostate cancer (at 53.6 percent).
According to Health in the Americas, 2007 (issued by the Pan American Health Organization or PAHO):
- Between 2003 and 2005, there were 634 reported cases of cancer in Grenada, for an average of 211 cases per year.
- In males of 45 years and older there is an increased prevalence of prostate cancer; 45 cases were reported in 2003 and 44 in 2004.
By comparison, an earlier PAHO report stated that:
- There were 29 cases of prostate cancer in an undefined period (perhaps between 1997 and 1999).
Also in 2007 it was reported that:
- Yearwood established a prostate cancer registry for Grenada in 1996 that had recorded 300 patients as of June 2007, including 28 new prostate cancer cases in the first 6 months of 2007.
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