Cancer symposium set for the Brac

Cayman Brac residents will have an opportunity to learn about cancer risks and prevention, enjoy a fitness workout and take advantage of a number of health screenings at a free symposium being sponsored by the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS).

Set for Saturday, 23 April, the Cancer Awareness Symposium will address some of the most prevalent cancers in the islands including colo-rectal cancer as well as highlight the importance of fitness in maintaining health.

The symposium, to be held at Brac Reef Resort, will feature international health and fitness presenter Laura Ribbins, owner of the Fitness Connection in Grand Cayman. Ms Ribbins will lead a community fitness class incorporating the Brac’s new outdoor fitness trail installed in the west end Community Park by the Rotary Club.

The day will also feature health screenings and seminars including a presentation by Dr. Velusamy of Faith Hospital on colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in men and women around the world. It’s one of the most preventable cancers through screening and early detection. Free fecal occult blood test kits will be available.

Cancer Society education officer Christine Sanders will speak on ovarian and endometrial cancers, highlighting their signs and symptoms.

Residents of Cayman Brac will also have an opportunity to meet Dr. Alexandra Stewart, the Society’s volunteer in-house counsellor.

Dr. Sook Yin, Medical Director the CICS will be the moderator for the symposium.

For more information, contact Christine Sanders at 949-7618 or email [email protected].

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