Providenciales, TCI, October 18, 2016 – New Cancer Cases are being recorded at a rate of 3-4 per month in the TCI. An alarming reality revealed yesterday by a special panel of medical experts from the Oncology Department of TCI Hospitals.
Rare insight from 2014 to now was provided to media and includes the startling truth that 75% of the cases are Turks and Caicos Islanders and that breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal or colon area cancer are the leading types of cancer among natives.
Women patients out-number men at 54% and only South Caicos, of all the main inhabited islands does not have anyone being treated for cancer; even Salt Cay has one. Brain, lung, Leukemia, Gynae and Kidney cancers are among those recorded here. In all the country has, on record, 258 cancer patients since the registry was established by TCI Hospitals in 2013.