Overwhelming Response from Men at Prostate Cancer Seminars

A cross section of the audience at the Betsey’s Hope / Louis D’or Multipurpose Facility. A cross section of the audience at the Betsey’s Hope / Louis D’or Multipurpose Facility.

Over 300 men from Tobago East and West responded to the call for men to attend the Prostate Cancer Seminars which were held by the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (Health Services Support Programme), UWI St. Augustine Researchers, T&T Chapter of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences and the National Union of Government and Federated Workers. The seminars were held on Monday 27th May at the Scarborough Library and Tuesday 28th May at the Betsey’s Hope / Louis D’or Multipurpose Facility.

In her brief remarks at the first seminar, Dr. Carrington expressed “Prostate Cancer should be a priority for all persons in Trinidad and Tobago.” She explained that once men are affected by Prostate Cancer, the entire family is affected. Dr. Carrington reiterated that the seminars are being held as a means of ensuring early detection and prevention, through education to our stakeholders. She admonished the men “after these seminars, ensure to present at our institutions for early screening”.

Professor Trevor Alleyne, Chairman of the T&T Chapter of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences and Professor, Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, St. Augustine expressed thanks to the Secretary for collaborating on the initiative and he also encouraged the men in attendance to get screened early to decrease the high incidence to prostate Cancer in the Caribbean region.

ars, men engaged in a robust question and answer segment with the presenters.

 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh