Thursday, April 15, 2004

PR: Vieques wants cancer center

PONCE (AP)- On Tuesday, Vieques Mayor Damaso Serrano asked Secretary of Health Johnny Rullan to establish a cancer treatment center in the municipality of Vieques because of the island’s high cancer rate.

The mayor said his municipality’s cancer rate is 27% higher than that of the rest of Puerto Rico and added that it is economically difficult and counterproductive for residents to seek treatment on the mainland.

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