The travel curbs during the COVID-19 pandemic have emphasised the need for top-quality cancer care locally.

At such a worrying time, it is comforting to patients and their loved ones that there are several facilities in Cayman offering diagnosis and treatment. These include:

Baptist Health International

Baptist Health, South Florida is one of the largest international health divisions in the United States and has been serving the needs of Caymanians for many years.

Baptist Health International’s location on Smith Road, George Town, offers PET and CT imaging services. The clinic offers easy scheduling, handles the pre-authorisation with insurance companies, and provides most imaging results within 24 to 48 hours.

t: 749-3304
e: [email protected]
w: baptisthealth.ky

The Breast Cancer Foundation

The Breast Cancer Foundation offers financial support to local charities that provide treatment for, and education on, breast cancer. As well as supporting work in the awareness, treatment and prevention of the disease, the foundation helps provide vital training and medical equipment which directly benefits breast cancer sufferers.

The Breast Cancer Foundation also has a wellness programme which aids in supporting patients through complimentary services such as counselling, massage treatments and exercise classes.

The organisation is able to provide these services thanks to donations and annual fundraising events. It hosts one of the biggest events of the gala season every October and Light Up the Night full moon walk each spring, as well as regularly promoting awareness of breast cancer through educational sessions at organisations around Cayman.

t: 949-3542
e: [email protected]
w: breastcancerfoundation.ky

Cayman Islands Cancer Society

Providing support to cancer patients and their families, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society also promotes awareness of cancer and educates people about cancer risks at public presentations and health fairs.

Additionally, the society promotes early detection of cancer through its five charity voucher programmes, and provides HPV vaccinations, free, through public health and school programmes.

The Cancer Society also gives needs-based financial aid to cancer patients in Cayman. In terms of large-scale projects, it has provided state-of-the- art mammogram technology for the public hospital and funded a purpose-built chemotherapy unit for the benefit of the whole community.

The Cancer Society receives no government funding but works collaboratively with many charities and organisations on-island, and relies entirely on donations to fund its work, adding to its budget through various fundraising activities. These events include the Stride Against Cancer walk, Ice on Ice, the annual Cancer Survivors Dinner, Pilates in Pink, 7 Summits Challenge, and Kiting for Cancer.

t: 949-7616
e: [email protected]
w: ccics.ky

Doctors Hospital

Located on Middle Road in George Town, Doctors Hospital is committed to providing patient- centred oncology care that is convenient, close to home and in a private, comfortable setting.

The facility offers high-quality, safe and holistic oncology services including screening and early detection, staging, surgical treatment, chemotherapy infusion, supportive care, symptom management and nutritional counselling.

The oncology team at Doctors Hospital, including a full-time, on-island medical oncologist, has an unwavering commitment to providing compassionate care to those dealing with cancer.

t: 949-6066
e: [email protected]
w: doctorshospitalcayman.com

Health City Cayman Islands

Health City Cayman Islands provides medical oncology services that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers using progressive chemotherapy, immunotherapy as well as hormonal, biological, and targeted therapies.

The dedicated oncology day care unit at its East End campus is a serene, comfortable environment in which patients receive treatment.

Health City Camana Bay, a $100-million medical campus expansion scheduled to open in spring 2022, will include a state-of-the-art cancer care unit and will become the first hospital in the region to offer bone marrow transplantation and CAR-T cell therapy.

The advanced oncology department will include medical oncology, haemato-oncology, surgical oncology including robotic surgery and radiation oncology with a medical linear accelerator (LINAC).

t: 640-4040
w: healthcitycaymanislands.com

Health Services Authority

From detection to diagnosis and treatment therapies, the team works collaboratively with patients and families to develop an individualised plan of care for the entire treatment and recovery process.

This includes state-of-the-art breast cancer diagnostic services and digital mammography
at the Cayman Islands Hospital, and a range of clinical services including oncology, haematology, genetic and mutation testing, lab services,
and pharmacy services.

The specially trained team provides psychological and emotional support to ensure patients and family members have sufficient information throughout the treatment programme.

Located on Pines Drive (off Smith Road), the chemotherapy unit was purpose-built with patients’ comfort in mind to improve ease of treatment, as well as provide convenience and a private and tranquil atmosphere to support healing.

t: 244-2872
e: [email protected]
w: hsa.ky

Jasmine

Jasmine, formerly known as Cayman HospiceCare, provides end-of-life care for persons with cancer or other terminal illnesses. As well as comfortable and dignified free care, the service offers support to families affected by a recent loss.

The charity relies on donations, with events such as its annual Big Bash, Burns Supper and Flag Day.

Jasmine runs several volunteer initiatives, including a clinical programme that allows participants to assist patients with transportation and running errands, as well as providing companionship to those without family of their own.

It also has a bereavement programme and a range of free holistic services for patients, including yoga, therapy and counselling. Jasmine villa has residential space for patients and their families.

t: 945-7447
e: [email protected]
w: jasmine.ky