Cancer causes 1 in 3 of all deaths in Bermuda, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates a 67% increase in cancer deaths in the next two decades.
Here in Bermuda, we face a triple burden of an aging population, a transition to lifestyle-related diseases, and infection-related cancers. Cancer is set to rise as a health and economic burden because of increasing population risks (particularly obesity) and increasing costs of treatment. All parts of our society, from policymakers and healthcare providers, to the general public need to be aware of this and plan accordingly. Nearly 50% of cancers are linked to lifestyle choices, your choices make a difference.
||Dr. Chris Fosker
MBChB, BSc, FRCP, FRCR
Medical Director and Radiation Oncologist at the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre