Saint Lucia recorded nine childhood cancer cases between 2019 and 2022, with leukemia and lymphomas being the most common diagnoses.
That’s according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George.
In a message to mark Child Cancer Awareness Month, Belmar-George noted that very few childhood cancers occur due to environmental or lifestyle factors.
However, she explained it was essential to ensure optimal health in all children to improve their chances of survival.
Her complete statement appears below:
Headline photo: Young Girl Receiving Chemotherapy (Courtesy Unsplash)