In recognition of World Sickle Cell Disease Day on June 19, CTMH would like to share a bit about Sickle Cell Disease with our patients. Sickle cell diseases are a type of blood conditions that affect hemoglobin – the protein found in blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. These disorders are chronic and […]
Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
Swimming Safety Tips
The summer is upon us, and swimming is a fun recreational sport and great way to exercise that is enjoyed by children and adults alike. As you and your family head out into the water this year, CTMH would like to share these swimming safety tips with you:
How is colon cancer found?
Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon* Colorectal cancer screening tests In many cases, these tests can find colorectal cancers at an early stage and greatly improve treatment outcomes. Screening tests can help prevent some cancers by allowing doctors to remove polyps that might become cancer. In general, both men and women at average risk of colorectal […]
Can colorectal cancer be prevented?
Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon* Even though we don’t know the exact cause of most colorectal cancers, it is possible to prevent many of them. Screening tests Regular screening is one of the best ways to help prevent colorectal cancer. Some polyps, or growths, can be found and removed before they have the chance to […]
What are risk factors for colon cancer?
Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon* (Consultant General Surgeon/ CTMH) While we do not know the exact cause of most colorectal cancers, there are certain known risk factors that affect a person’s chance of getting the disease. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be controlled; others, such as a person’s age, cannot. Risk factors you cannot […]
What is colorectal cancer?
Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon* What is cancer? The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly way. During the early years of a person’s life, normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. After the person becomes an adult, most cells […]
Stride Against Cancer 2013
CTMH was proud to sponsor the Stride Against Cancer 2013, held on Sunday January 27th.
Introducing Breast Tomosynthesis: A Three-Dimensional Mammogram
CTMH and Cayman Islands Imaging (CII) celebrate the official opening of their Pain Free 3D Mammogram System today. Patients who undergo routine mammograms at CTMH and Cayman Islands Imaging Center now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital breast tomosynthesis to perform three-dimensional mammography. CTMH is the first health care provider in the […]
A Pain Free Mammogram!
Women who undergo routine Mammograms at CTMH now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography and Tomosynthesis. CTMH has upgraded their mammography equipment and integrated an R2 Computer Assisted Diagnosis (CAD) workstation. The new equipment is the most advanced equipment available on the market for breast cancer screening. Made by Hologic, the […]
3T Cayman and H.S.A. significantly upgrade the Islands’ MRI capabilities
The placement of a 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on the campus of the Health Services Authority (H.S.A) represents a major enhancement of diagnostic capability for the Country’s Health Care System. As the first step of a two-step process that will place a 3.0 Tesla MRI at the Hospital within one year, the temporary […]