An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that something is dangerous. This is fear. This is cancer. The motivation to screen for cancer, therefore, is easy to understand.
In the past 30 years, an estimated 1.3 million American women had breast cancers that were “overdiagnosed,” which means their screening-detected tumors would never have led to clinical symptoms, according to a study published in the November 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
As neighbouring islands confirm cases of the Zika virus, the Jamaica government is taking no chances and has pumped J$200 million (US$1.6 million) into prevention and preparedness initiatives across the country.