Uterine Cancer Awareness Month

Uterine Cancer, one of the most common cancers of the reproductive system, occurs when cells grow abnormally and uncontrollably in the uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus develops during pregnancy.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, in 2020, The Bahamas had the highest rate of Uterine Cancer in the world and the world’s highest rate of uterine cancer mortality, ahead of the Caribbean countries of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Worldwide, Uterine Cancer is the sixth most prevalent cancer affecting women, according to the World Cancer Research Fund International, and rates are rising among women of all racial and ethnic groups.

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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!


Summer is soon here, and whether you’re heading to a fun pool party with friends or a cookout at your favorite relative’s house, the Cancer Society’s Thrift Store is the best place to find unique, trendy pieces at low prices, including dresses, skirts, shoes, pants, belts, hats, and more!

Along with being an affordable place to shop for stylish looks, all of the proceeds from the Thrift Store go towards our Cancer Caring Centre, a home away from home for Family Islanders seeking cancer treatment in Nassau.

The Thrift Store is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm.


The Cancer Society’s 22nd Annual Cancer Ball, held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, was a successful evening of glamour and hope, drawing numerous guests who joined together to raise funds for our Cancer Caring Centre – a home away from home for Family Islanders undergoing cancer treatment in Nassau.

With much gratitude and appreciation, the Cancer Society and the Ball Committee would like to thank the event’s partners, sponsors, guests, and volunteers for their support as we brought “the Essence of Africa” to the Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis in grand style.

If you missed the Ball but would still like to make a donation towards the Expansion of the Cancer Caring Centre, you can do so in person, on our website, or through bank-to-bank transfer.

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Shirley Street
Chequing Account #: 52200112
Branch Transit #: 24667-010 or #09706

Special thanks to Mr. Brathwaite, Senior VP & COO of Commonwealth Bank, and Dr. Gemma Rolle, proud winners of the beautiful paintings by artists Jamaal Rolle and Stefan Davis.

The Celebrity Artist, Jamaal Rolle (center) and Commonwealth Bank Employees: (left to right) N. Lavado Butler, Kendra Culmer, Nadia Bain, Kayla Darville, Juliette Fraser, Branson Gibson, Gloria Brathwaite, Sean Brathwaite (Sr. VP & COO of Commonwealth Bank), Rochelle Wilkinson (President of the Cancer Society), Tanya Pinder-Carey and Randeika Cartwright

Dr. Gemma Rolle, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Specialist, was the proud winner of the rendering ‘Essence of Africa’ by artist Stefan Davis, Legend Art.

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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