Despite the major gains made in the fight against Cancer, one of this country’s Psychologists is calling for more efforts to be made to assist and empower persons diagnosed with and affected by the disease.
Psychologist at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jozelle Miller highlighted the issue as this country joined the global community to observe World Cancer Day last Wednesday February 4th.
She there has been an increase in the number of persons diagnosed with Cancer and there needs to be survey carried out to determine the main causes of the disease.
Dr. Miller said early detection can significantly reduce the risk of someone being diagnosed with Cancer.
World Cancer Day was observed under the theme “Not Beyond Us”
Each year globally, about 14 million people learn they have cancer, and eight million people die from the disease.
Research suggests that one-third of cancer deaths can be prevented, but sometimes services and technologies are not widely available, especially in low- and middle-income countries.