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14 May
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DIAGNOSIS DANGER!

Don’t whitewash patients’ problems, top surgeon urges One of Jamaica’s leading surgeons is urging medical practitioners to refrain from whitewashing patients’ problems, insisting instead that they conduct detailed investigations before making diagnoses. Professor Joseph Plummer, who is head of the Department ...

01 Apr
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Why I do my Pap smear annually

Natalie Buckle, chief operations officer, JETS Ltd Getting a Pap smear done annually after the age of 21 is one of those things that you just do as part of being a woman. For me, it’s like any other rite ...

01 Apr
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Prevention of cervical cancer

APRIL IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH CANCER of the cervix, or mouth of the womb, is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide, with over half-million new cases per year. Over 75 per cent of the cases occur in ...

01 Apr
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Her Story. Keeping Her in the Picture

APRIL IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH The Jamaica Cancer Society would like all women to know these facts about cervical cancer: 1. Cervical cancer is the leading gynaecological cancer in Jamaica and the second cause of cancer-related deaths among Jamaican ...

19 Nov
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Cancer Society Welcomes Move to Enact Tobacco Legislation

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) and its partner, the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control, have welcomed the efforts by the Government to enact comprehensive legislation in 2019 to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorships. Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit ...

19 Nov
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JCS, JCTC back government’s plan to ban tobacco promotion

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) and the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) have endorsed plans by the Government to enact legislation in 2019 to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorships. Yulit Gordon, Executive Director of the JCS, said the ...

14 Oct
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Volunteerism Pays

While the rain drenched the capital last Thursday, inside the ballroom at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel was warm and cozy and like-minded individuals gathered to celebrate those who give of themselves. The Council of Voluntary Social Services hosted their 2018 National ...

14 Oct
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Jamaica Reach to Recovery assists 100 breast cancer survivors

CAROLIND Graham, chairperson, Jamaica Reach to Recovery, says the organisation was able to assist some 100 women affected by breast cancer with the $3.2 million it raised through various activities last year. “That money was used to help them with ...

14 Oct
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Marilyn Williams: Outstanding Volunteer Of The Year

Marilyn Williams fought back the tears when she was told that she was the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, an award that was bestowed on her recently by the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS). “I was so elated, I ...

14 Oct
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Men step up for prostate cancer screening in Manchester

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — More than 100 men came out this month to access free prostate cancer screenings here. The event was a partnership of the Lion’s Club of Mandeville, Jamaica Cancer Society, Guardian Group, Villa Medical Centre, and Impact Trading. ...

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