Chlordecone use linked to prostate cancer in Guadeloupe

From 1973 to 1993 the estrogenic insecticide chlordecone (marketed as Kepone) was widely used in the French West Indies to control pests in the banana crop. … READ MORE …

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.

Food patterns, prostate cancer, and Jamaican men

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 …

Jamaican Government Urges Prostate Cancer Screening

An article published yesterday by the Jamaica Information Service urges regular screening for early detection of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Only 15% of Afro-Caribbean Men in UK Aware of Risks

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 …

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