‘Do more’ for women
Most households in Barbados are led by and depend upon women and, according to Dr Shirley Jhagroo, this fact alone should be a motivator to ensure these women have access to the best medical care.
Speaking from Warrens, St Michael, the starting point for this year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk For The Cure on Sunday evening, Jhagroo, medical coordinator of the Barbados Cancer Society’s Breast Screening Programme, said a linear accelerator was needed for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).
It was required so treatment could move away completely from cobalt radiotherapy.
“With the linear accelerator there are less complications than with the radiation because it goes through different levels. It can just go to the level of the breast and not to the heart or lungs, so you do not get the complications you would get with cobalt,” Jhagroo said. (LK)
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