The mission of the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation is to facilitate the collaboration of multiple partners to improve breast cancer care in The Bahamas. To provide the women of The Bahamas with a comprehensive breast cancer program to include education, early detection and care. To conduct and support research and clinical trials in The Bahamas translating the results into effective breast cancer treatment.
THE ALARMING FACTS
Research has shown that 23% of the women in The Bahamas diagnosed with breast cancer carry the BRCA gene...the highest known population in the world studied to date to carry this mutation. 42 is the average age of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in The Bahamas. 48% of the women diagnosed with breast cancer are under the age of 50 and 20% are under the age of 40. 44% of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in TheBahamas present with late stage 3 or 4 breast cancer. 43% of the women in The Bahamas who die from breast cancer die under the age of 50.