By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Premier the Hon. Mark Brantley is expressing appreciation to Urology and Associates and the Nevis Island Administration’s Ministry of Health for the successful hosting of the free annual prostate cancer screening clinic.
“I am told that this year they had a record number of men presenting themselves for [prostate] screening. Some 726 males were screened from across the Federation.
We would wish to express gratitude for this collaboration and thank local coordinator Nurse Jessica Scarborough, Dr. Dwayne Thwaites, the urologist and his associates, along with the many volunteers who remain committed to this initiative,” Premier Brantley said.
The free annual prostate cancer screening clinic was held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Occasions Entertainment Centre at Pinney’s Industrial Site, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added: “We know what a prostate exam entails, and we want to commend the men for responding in such large numbers to this. We know that early detection saves lives and that black men in particular are very prone to prostate cancer.”
The programme which is in its 16th year has been supported by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and members of the private sector. The one-day event begins with registration at 5 a.m. and examinations at 8 a.m.