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Preventing and Overcoming Cancer
At Empowered Health & Cancer Wellness, our goals are to increase social consciousness and knowledge around cancer, and to encourage healthy SELF-CARE preventive practices among African-Caribbean communities globally.
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Reported cases of cancer have been increasing at an alarming rate in Africa and the Caribbean.
A study published in The Lancet Oncology estimates that by 2030, 1.7 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the Latin America & the Caribbean region, and more than a million people will die from cancer each year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2040, Africa will have 2,123,245 new cases of cancer and 1,429,812 people will die from the disease.
This means that cancer incidences and deaths will more than double in the next 21 years.
“Comprehensive data on cancer and mortality in Africa are not available. The data fail to accurately convey the devastating reality in Africa,” says Dr. Funmi Olopade, Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago.
…Here, cancer is nearly always fatal, and patients and their families have little or no hope that they will over the disease and be healthy again.
Research from GLOBOCAN 2018 shows the trends in new cancer cases worldwide.
The mortality-to-incidence ratio (MIR) or number of deaths compared to new cases provides directional insight into cancer management outcomes for countries and regions.
Sub-Saharan Africa – MIR in 2018:
- Cervical Cancer 68% 68%
- Prostate Cancer 53% 53%
- Colorectal Cancer 66% 66%
- Lung Cancer 96% 96%
- Breast Cancer 46% 46%
Caribbean – MIR in 2018
- Cervical Cancer 59% 59%
- Prostate Cancer 49% 49%
- Colorectal Cancer 57% 57%
- Lung Cancer 86% 86%
- Breast Cancer 39% 39%
Note: Colorectal – includes Colon, Rectum, Anus