Sept 4, 2019 was a Cancer Leadership Summit. Cancer continues to be one of the main causes of death in the RMI, particularly breast and ovarian cancer. Per capita, Marshall Islands leads the world in total cases of cancers in women, particularly ovarian cancer. To battle this deadly disease and to raise awareness and introduce prevention measures, the Ministry of Health and Human Resources has launched a series of programs, one of which is the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. One of the main challenges the Ministry is facing is lack of early detection, caused by patients not coming in for check-ups. As with many other diseases, PREVENTION is key. WAM send a delegation of 7 students to attend the Cancer Summit.

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