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Young women getting checks


Young women getting checks

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MORE YOUNG WOMEN are being detected with breast cancer but they are doing so at a much earlier stage where it can be successfully treated.

Dr Shirley Jhagroo, medical coordinator of the breast screening programme of the Barbados Cancer Society, said yesterday that there was a greater level of awareness of the disease, which made a difference for breast cancer survival rates in Barbados.

She was speaking at a Think Pink promotion as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Cave Shepherd, Broad Street, yesterday.

Jhagroo said over the last three years an increasing number of women were heeding the advice and deciding to have their breasts checked or doing more self-examinations.

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