CARICOM Focuses On Impact of Women’s Cancers

Thursday 21st, April 2011 / 08:54 Published by

With breast cancer identified as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the Caribbean, Permanent Representative of The Bahamas Dr Paulette Bethel told a recent UN session that women who play a critical role in development in many instances do not enjoy “the right to the highest attainable standard of health.”

In addition to the impact of breast cancer, Bethel noted that cervical cancer remained a major public health problem among women of the developing world.

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