Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer, one of the most aggressive diseases of the digestive system, develops from polyps in the colon and the rectum. The colon, the longest part of the large intestine, absorbs water from digested food and transports the remaining waste to the rectum, which holds it temporarily before moving it toward the anus.

According to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology in 2014, between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013, doctors in The Bahamas identified 129 cases of Colorectal Cancer in the country, indicating a national 2-year incidence rate of 18.6 per 100,000.

Following breast cancer and prostate cancer, Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer affecting the Bahamian population, and while it primarily affects older individuals, the study notes that individuals under the age of 50 accounted for 50% of the new cases doctors identified within the two years.

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If you’re a cancer survivor, cancer fighter, or caregiver, we invite you to attend our next Cancer Support Group Meeting, slated for Thursday, March 14, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm!

Fun and enriching, our next support group meeting will provide a safe space for you to share laughs and advice with others in a similar situation, making you feel less alone! We can’t wait to see you there!


Gentlemen, if you’re looking to put together a new, unique outfit but are on a budget, come to the Cancer Society’s Thrift Store, as there’ll be a Men’s Clothing Sale all month!

An array of gently used clothing and accessories, from fancy shoes to eye-catching ties to dapper suits, will be available for $1 and up, and the proceeds of your purchase will go towards the maintenance of our Cancer Caring Canter!

As we recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, support those with cancer by visiting our Thrift Store, which is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm.


Once again, the Cancer Society would like to thank all those who played an instrumental role in making the 18th Annual Stride For Life Fun Run Walk a tremendous success, including the registered participants, volunteers, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, and 4 Seasons Race Management, who did a spectacular job organizing the event.

Furthermore, the Cancer Society would like to thank our corporate sponsors, especially our Partners of Life – OakTree Center Medical, Arawak Port Development, and Tribune Radio House – whose support helped us to show that there is Life, Hope, Love, Caring, and Unity after being diagnosed with cancer!

Stay tuned for next year’s event!


 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while advancements in screening and treatment have considerably improved survival rates in The Bahamas, Breast Cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in our beautiful archipelago.

In October, as people across the globe shine a light on breast cancer, you can join the fight to overcome this destructive disease by purchasing The Cancer Society of The Bahamas’ Breast Cancer Awareness Polo Shirts, which start at $35 and run from XS to 2XL.

Shirts are available for pre-order and will arrive at the end of September.

Stylish and practical, our newly arrived Cancer Awareness Leggings are comprised of ultra-soft material with a remarkable stretch that’ll make you feel confident and secure as you complete errands or perform intense workouts!

If you want to look stylish and support a great cause, come and purchase these fashionable leggings at our main office on Mondays – Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Congratulations you all for a job well done on the first ever Virtual Ball.   The event was a mammoth task to execute, but the results were phenomenal.

Who would have thought a virtual ball would have reached so many sponsors that unselfishly supported the mission and vision of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas financially during this critical time of the Corona Virus pandemic.

Thank you Lovern Wildgoose and Nicole Leary-Imhoff, as well as your Committee, as you all have proven that your time and talents are priceless.  This year’s event has set the standard and provided a blueprint for next year’s event to be even bigger and better.

Of course we could never repay you for all that you do for the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, but if the world becomes a better place tomorrow, it will happen because of volunteers like you.


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Dr. Williamson Chea, National President, The Cancer Society of the Bahamas, along with Mrs. Susan Roberts, Founding President (1976); Dr Christine Chin, Coordinator, Cancer Society’s HALT Healthy Lifestyles Program and Board Member Mr. Wendell Barry, travelled to Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, 27th July 2019; and, in a public meeting, held at St. John’s Anglican Church Parish Hall, Certified the Harbour Island Branch and Installed the Officers.

Also in attendance: The First Family Island Branch (1985) The Eleuthera Branch President Sherrin Cooper, Treasurer Sue Culmer, Past President Jackie Gibson and One Eleuthera President Sean Ingraham.

This is the 13th Family Island Branch. These Branches are responsible for: Cancer Care, Cancer Education, coordinating annual mammogram screening, arranging cancer patients accommodation at the Cancer Caring Centre and otherwise assistance.

The Harbour Island Branch Officers are: President Elouise Saunders-Knowles; Vice President Elaine Aranha; Secretary Cassandra Moss; Treasurer Minnette Kelly; Public Relations Nora Albury and Harvey Roberts; Chaplin Michael Higgs.


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