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According to Health in the Americas, 2007 (issued by the Pan American Health Organization or PAHO):
- Of a total of 213 cancer-specific deaths on St. Kitts & Nevis between 2001 and 2005, prostate cancer accounted for the highest number in male deaths (47/119).
- Men on the two islands are encouraged to undergo regular physical exams and any physician recommended tests and procedures to detect cancer.
- The noncommunicable disease component of the St. Kitts & Nevis National Health Plan envisions development of a cancer registry and cancer-specific management protocols.
An earlier PAHO report stated that:
- Cancer accounted for 282 deaths in the time period 1996-2000 (14 percent of all deaths).
- Prostate cancer was the most common form of cancer recorded in males.
If you know of additional sources of specific or current information about the incidence, prevalence and mortality of prostate cancer in St. Kitts & Nevis, we would be interested in learning about them. Please post such information in the comment box below.