Cancer Support Services’ Annual Tea Party 2014

Cancer Support Services’ Annual Tea Party is coming up on Saturday 12th April, 2014 at the Barbados Yacht Club. You can get your tickets at Cancer Support Services, “Arborside”, Belmont Road, St. Michael. For more information, call us at Tel# 228-7081. Read more..

Blue Gardenia Ball Speech 2013 by the President of Cancer Support Services, Gloria Antonia Hinds

Dr. Theresa Laurent and Mr Barry Tudor, members of the Board of Directors, Representatives of Corporate Barbados, The Executive Council of Cancer Support services, fellow volunteers, specially invited guest, ladies and gentlemen. Good evening.

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Cancer-related Fatigue Discussed

Sixty to eighty per cent of cancer patients will experience some form of fatigue brought on by the disease or therapy.

That is according to Consultant Haematologist/Oncologist with the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, Dr. Dwight Lowe. He referred to the statistic while speaking on the topic ‘Cancer Related Fatigue and its Management’ at the Cancer Support Services Annual Conference at the Hilton Hotel yesterday.
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Support is Vital

Cancer is the leading cause of death in this country.

According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Health, Dr. Joy St. John, data from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), the island’s lone tertiary care facility, indicated that between 2005 and 2009, cancer was second only to cardiovascular disease. Dr. John made the disclosure while addressing those gathered at the Hilton Hotel for the Cancer Support Services Annual Conference under the theme ‘Living with Cancer: My Life After Diagnosis’.
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