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02 Jun
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Health Ministry to introduce HPV vaccine

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Health intends to introduce a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine this year in the fight against cervical cancer.“A study in the United States revealed that within four years of the vaccine’s introduction, HPV decreased ...

07 Apr
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Michael Abrahams | The Pap Smear Made Simple

Cervical cancer continues to be a major health issue. Worldwide, it is both the fourth-most common cause of cancer and the fourth-most common cause of death from cancer in women. But the malady is easily avoidable. The Pap smear is ...

09 Mar
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Raising awareness about colon cancer

Cancer of the colon is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the Jamaican population. In males, behind prostate, lung, breast and cervix in females. The Jamaica Cancer Registry reported an incidence of 13 per 100,000 people locally ...

06 Mar
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The Jamaica Multiple Myeloma Support Group Marks March as Myeloma Awareness/Action Month (MAM) in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica, March 1, 2017: The Jamaica Myeloma Support Group will join the rest of the world in observing Myeloma Awareness/Action Month in March 2017 with a number of events designed to build awareness of a disease of the plasma ...

02 Mar
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Cancer cheque photo

Yulit Gordon (left), executive director, Jamaica Cancer Society, collects a cheque for $818,040 from Group Marketing Manager, Wisynco Group Ltd Karen Rosen (centre) and Chantellee McDonald, brand manager, General Mills, as part of a long-standing relationship with Yoplait, Wisynco Group ...

02 Mar
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Less Lung Cancer Due To Reduction In Tobacco Use

The Jamaica Cancer Society is reporting that there has been a decline in reports of lung cancer, and that the trend is expected to continue with a reduction in the use of tobacco. Executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, ...

02 Mar
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month | Smokers Put Others At Risk For Cancers

Persons who smoke put themselves and others around them at risk for lung and other cancers. Senior Medical Officer at the National Chest Hospital Dr Terry Baker said, “It is not just the person who is putting the cigarette in ...

13 Feb
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Second generation Jamaican donates medical supplies to health sector

When his grandfather died at a Jamaican hospital recently, the most uncommon thought crossed his mind — how could he improve the situation. Kenneth Jackson, a 24-year-old health care consultant, then endeavoured to start a “business that gives back” by ...

08 Nov
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Simple Things That Could Cut Breast Cancer Risk

1. DO MONTHLY BREAST SELF-EXAM Women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. If in the shower, use the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving ...

08 Nov
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Remember: Breast cancer awareness

OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it will be celebrated under the theme ‘Give Hope. Save Lives.’ As usual, men and women locally are being asked to show support for breast cancer survivors and those battling the disease by ...

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