Championing men against breast cancer

October 5, 2014 9:06 AM

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Championing men against breast cancer

October is upon us, and as usual the air is abuzz with all of the initiatives and charity events that help to raise the focus on looking after breast cancer and supporting those who have been affected by it—women and, to a very small degree, men. There is so much that needs to be done to win this fight against cancer and to help a life afflicted by this devastating disease become whole again. Our women continue to be plagued by the fear that they would develop breast cancer, or worry that they would not be able to get adequate care. We live in an environment where not all centres provide the best quality of care; often, I see patients seeking second opinions for misdiagnosis or even incorrect surgery. This continues to be a worry amongst us.

More women getting it—and at a younger age On a global scale, it is a worry that breast cancer is increasing; more and more women are being affected at younger ages. The 2012 World Breast Cancer report shows that in the Caribbean, and Trinidad in particular, breast cancer is on the rise and our wome...

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