Acknowledging the unique ordeal the world has had to endure with the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s World Cancer Day is dedicated to the courage and achievements of people living with cancer and their families. This day also salutes the front-line caregivers such as nurses, doctors, researchers, volunteers, advocates, and others who care for these patients and function on their behalf.
In keeping with this year’s theme “I am and I will”, the Grenada Cancer Society (GCS) will collaborate with the Ministry of Health to encourage men to mentor men in raising awareness of prostate cancer. GSC chose prostate cancer for emphasis this year, because of the challenges of getting men to screen and practice proactive health behaviors. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men throughout the world. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age, and 70% of men over the age of 70 are likely to be affected. Treatments for prostate cancer are highly effective, particularly if the disease is detected early. Creating awareness about prostate cancer can save lives.
GSC’s 2021 cancer awareness campaign assures that even with the challenges of Covid-19, opportunities will be provided for screening of men throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, with additional resources and attention on men in the rural communities. In addition, GCS will create and launch focus groups that encourage men to share their experiences from early diagnosis, care, treatment, and recovery.
The GSC in collaboration with the MOH has therefore planned a schedule of activities for the month of February as National Cancer awareness month.
|February 6||Prostate Cancer Screen||Sauteurs|
|February 9||Prostate Screen|
|Month of February||Cancer Videos||Health Centers|
|Month of February||Pamper sessions for survivors|
|Month of February||Testimonials||GCS Facebook Page|
|Prostate Screening||Flour Mill
|Police Prostate Screens
Members of the public are invited to participate and encourage their loved ones to take advantage of the free services being provided. Early detection and treatment is still the best way to deal with cancer and ensure a good quality of life.
Grenada Cancer Society