Jamaica Gleaner - - FRONT PAGE -

Ac­cord­ing to the Sta­tis­ti­cal In­sti­tute of Ja­maica (STATIN), there were 2,525 prostate can­cer deaths over the pe­riod 2011-2015, mak­ing it the third lead­ing cause of death from dis­eases among Ja­maican males af­ter cere­brovas­cu­lar con­di­tions and di­a­betes.

Ja­maicans were twice as likely to get prostate can­cer than can­cers re­lated to the throat, from which there were more than 1,200 deaths over the same pe­riod.

Dur­ing the pe­riod 2011-2015, there were just over 1,300 deaths among women from breast can­cer and fewer than 700 from can­cer of the cervix, com­pared to more than 5,000 deaths from di­a­betes.

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