Pesticides and prostate cancer in Martinique?

Landau-Ossondo et al. have published additional data suggesting that there may be a correlation between the use of certain types of pesticide and the growing incidence of prostate cancer (and perhaps breast cancer) on the French West Indian island of Martinique, and that this increasing incidence of prostate cancer cannot be exclusively explained by the known risks for prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean ethnicity.

Prostate cancer in Jamaica: a 6-year review

A recent study by Coarde and Skeete has suggested little change in the histopathology of prostate cancer diagnosed in Jamaica over the period 2002 to 2005, and that the results of this study are consistent with the lack of a national prostate cancer screening program in Jamaica.

Details of the results of this study are reported today on The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink.

Incidence of Prostate Cancer in Barbados

According to a report in the Barbados Advocate on Friday, “Barbados is one of the countries with the highest number of prostate cancer deaths in the world.” The Barbados Advocate went on to say that Barbados was losing 80 to 90 of its men annually to the disease. (See follow-up report on Caribbean Net News.) … READ MORE …

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