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Increasing Cases Of Brest Cancer In Guyana

Breast cancer remains one of the most widespread forms of the disease to be affecting Guyanese and over the years there has been an increase in known cases. Early detection is what works best to fight cancer and examinations to detect breast cancer have been made more affordable during this month which is designated breast cancer awareness month. The Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association is one of the organizations taking the lead in the testing phase.

Apart from the testing offered by the organization, counseling is also provided to aid cancer patients to deal with the disease.

Breast cancer is the most widespread form of cancer which affects Guyanese, and both men and women are fighting the disease here. Guyana records between 70 and 80 cases of breast cancer on an annual basis.

Breast cancer is about one hundred times more common in women than in men. Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 10.4 percent of all cancer incidences among women, making it the most common type of non-skin cancer in women and the fifth most common cause of cancer death.

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