Dominica joined the rest of the world to observe World Cancer Awareness Day yesterday February 4th.
The theme for World Cancer Day 2019 “I am and I Will” calls for personal commitment to help reduce the global burden of cancer.
The day was observed locally by the Dominica Cancer Society.
In an interview with Vibes Radio Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Cancer Society Vinna Royer said that people should be aware of the growing incidents of cancer around the world.
Miss Royer reported that there was a Church service at the Methodist Church on February 3rd in recognition of Cancer awareness day and there was a talk by the President of the Cancer Society yesterday.
A significant number of cancer deaths can largely be reduced and prevented through many strategies, including primary prevention, early detection, management, and treatment of patients with cancer.