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Cancer screening in Nevis

Cancer Screening and Cancer Mortality in Nevis, West Indies

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311–8
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Cancer screening is one approach that improves outcomes through early detection of cancer, however universal screening in Nevis is not practised. Cancer screening, prevalence and cancer mortality in Nevis are characterized.

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Objective: Cancer screening is one approach that can reduce morbidity and mortality through early detection of pre-cancers; however anxiety, fear, and lack of information are important barriers to universal cancer screening in the Caribbean. Nevis is a small island located in the Eastern Caribbean. We report available data on screening prevalence and cancer mortality for four common cancers: cervical, breast, colon and prostate.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013
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