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September 03, 2010
New prostate cancer tests show alarming trend

By JASMIN BONIMY
Guardian Staff Reporter
jasmin@nasguard.com

Twenty-two percent of the men screened for prostate cancer during a one month-period in 2009 had abnormal levels of prostate-specific antigens(PSA), a marker for the cancer, according to recently released statistics.
According to the information that was compiled by the Us Too Bahamas Chapter, which advocates early education and treatme...

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July 07, 2015
Raising the colon cancer awareness

In a unique fundraising effort, the SMB Care Foundation will host the SMB Flicks fundraiser, during which guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind night at the cinema featuring one short film and one feature film chosen by award-winning filmmaker Kareem Mortimer at The Cinema at The Island House.

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November 03, 2014
Shades of blue

Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second-leading cancer killer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. But, according the CDC, it does not have to be, as screening can find precancerous polyps -- abnormal growths in the colon or rectum -- so they can be removed before turning into canc...

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June 16, 2014
120 women tested for breast cancer gene on Eleuthera

Since its establishment in 2008, the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation's (BBCIF) genetic research has found that more than one in four Bahamian women diagnosed with breast cancer also carry the mutated gene; an inherited gene that predisposes carriers to the disease. This ration of Bahamian carriers represents the highest incidence of the gene than anywhere in the world.
Recently, a team...

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Rotary Club of East Nassau Donates 5,000 To Fight Breast Cancer
February 21, 2014
Rotary Club of East Nassau Donates $5,000 To Fight Breast Cancer

Assists Foundation with 500 Cancer Testing Kits

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September 27, 2013
On-site gene testing held at RBC for breast cancer

EMPLOYEES of RBC Royal Bank benefited from free on-site genetic testing for breast cancer vulnerability...

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Gene Testing Launched In Breast Cancer Study
January 31, 2013
Gene Testing Launched In Breast Cancer Study

With one in four Bahamian women carrying a possibly deadly genetic mutation related to breast cancer, a study of hereditary breast cancer has been launched to raise awareness and save lives.

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January 31, 2013
Gene testing launched in breast cancer study

WITH one in four Bahamian women carrying a possibly deadly genetic mutation related to breast cancer, a study of hereditary breast cancer has been launched to raise awareness and save lives.

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November 07, 2012
Dr. Roberts Joins Calls for Men to 'Get Tested for Prostate Cancer'

NASSAU, The Bahamas --
Renowned Urologist Dr. Robin Roberts has called on Bahamian males,
particularly Black Bahamian males, to have their prostates checked on a
regular basis to save themselves from death and/or the painful
challenges of living with prostate cancer.

"Why there are still
men in this country who know about prostate cancer, who know that they
are at-risk to get prostate cance...

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June 12, 2012
Should I get the PSA test for prostate cancer

Healthy men should no longer take the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test to detect prostate cancer as a routine or screening event. The test does more harm than good. So was the final conclusion and recommendation of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on Monday, May 21, 2012.
The statement came as no surprise. Despite the protest and outrage from physician organizati...

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