05 July 2015
Sunday, 05 July 2015 08:16
Cancer is on the increase in Mauritius. Every year, the National Cancer Registry registers 2000 new cases. And hundreds of Mauritians died of cancer annually. Many health experts reckon that one of the major causes is pesticides and other chemical substances that planters or crop growers use in vegetables and fruits they grow. 60% cases of cancer are recorded among women. For example, the number of new cases of breast cancer has passed from 378 in 2013 to reach 546 in 2014. For the same period, the number of woman suffering from cancer has passed from 876 to 1484. As for men, the number rises from 658 to 883.
Published in Point de Vue
Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:00
Le cancer prend des proportions préoccupantes chez nous. Une tendance à la hausse mondiale qui doit nous interpeller. Cela, afin que cette maladie ne prenne pas des proportions alarmantes.
Published in Actualités