This report provides a brief overview of cancer epidemiology and capacity for comprehensive care-prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care- for the two most common cancers in women, breast and cervical cancer, for the non-Latin Caribbean region. This serves as a background document for discussion in the Forum on Women’s Cancers in the English Caribbean, convened by PAHO and the University of Miami, May 11-12, 2016.