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10 Sep
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The Importance of Your Donations

As we approach another major cancer awareness month, we are once again reminded of just how much the donations our supporters make help to improve the lives of so many Jamaicans. Our mission is to eliminate cancer as a major ...

10 Sep
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More than 100 men show up for free prostate cancer screening

The Jamaica Cancer Society on Friday had free prostate cancer screening for the first 100 men who showed up at its annual initiative to raise awareness and increase prostate cancer screening, especially among men who fear the process of getting ...

06 Sep
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Prostate cancer worry

EXECUTIVE Director of the Jamaica Cancer Society Yulit Gordon is calling on the Government to draft a policy which, she believes, would establish a national screening programme to facilitate the early detection of prostate cancer. In fact, Gordon wants the ...

06 Sep
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Men Urged To Undergo Screening For Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer

With September being observed as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, President of the Caribbean Urological Association Dr William Aiken is warning men that screening for prostate cancer is the only way to guarantee early detection of the disease. In an interview ...

02 May
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Anal Cancer Not Unusual In Ja’

Cancer of the anus is not a homosexual curse, nor is it an unusual occurrence, experts are informing. Gynae oncologist at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Dr Matthew Taylor, said that cancer can develop on any part of ...

02 May
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Local urologist offers minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery

W ITH benefits such as minimal pain, reduced blood loss, smaller scars, and shorter hospital stays, a local doctor is offering laparoscopic radical prostatectomy as a surgical option for men with localised prostate cancer in Jamaica. Traditionally, open radical prostatectomy or ...

02 May
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Cancer society to focus on screenings

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — In observance of World Cancer Awareness Day on Friday the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) will be coordinating a number of activities with the key focus being on screenings. Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, outlined ...

02 May
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Corporate Hands | Reve Jewellery Pays For Pap Smear For Six Women

Tesea Bennett (left) and Duane Bennett of Reve Jewellery present a cheque for six Pap smears to Yulit Gordon (centre), executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, on Cervical Cancer Awareness Day at the Jamaica Cancer Society recently. The brother ...

10 Apr
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Access To Cancer Care Still Limited – ‘Over 300 Communities Still Underserved’

Pointing to more than 300 communities in Jamaica that are currently underserved and have limited access to cancer care, Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, said cost remains a barrier to both patients and agencies that administer ...

10 Apr
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Let’s Talk Cancer – JCS Wants National Guidelines For Patient-Physician Dialogue

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has called for the creation of national guidelines to govern patient-physician relationships that would see doctors taking a leading role in cancer prevention by initiating conversation about the disease. “Whenever someone visits a family physician ...

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