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High-awareness cancers are among most reported, says Cancer Registry

Breast Cancer is Cayman’s most commonly reported type of cancer, but the Cancer Registry told Cayman 27 that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the most prevalent.

The Cancer Registry said more than 400 cases are now included on its rolls, but that’s not enough data to paint an accurate portrait of local cancer trends. Cayman’s five most commonly reported types are all relatively high-awareness cancers, said Cancer Registrar Amanda Nicholson.

“Lung Cancer is one of the most commonly reported cancer is worldwide, but we don’t have many of those reported to our registry,” said Ms. Nicholson. “Cancer awareness plays a huge part.”

The top 5 most commonly reported cancers are breast cancer, with 36% of reported cases.

Colon cancer, cancers of the blood, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer round out the top five, with each representing less than ten percent of registered cases.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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