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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 ...

10 Apr
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Michael Abrahams | Cancer Awareness Month And Cervical Cancer

April is Cancer Awareness Month, and this year the focus is on cervical cancer. Being a gynaecologist, this is right up my alley, literally and figuratively. I always get excited speaking about this type of cancer, because it is the ...

01 Mar
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Is Colon Cancer Preventable? YES!

 

02 Feb
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Cancer Society Focuses on Adolescent Health in February

The Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health in February, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking. February will be observed as Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month by the Society, ...

02 Feb
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Parents Implored to Monitor Children for Smoking

Parents are being encouraged by the Jamaica Cancer Society to pay keen attention to their adolescent children for signs that they may be smoking. According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), statistics on tobacco use among children aged 13 ...

02 Feb
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Unhealthy habits put youth at risk for chronic illnesses

THE Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health this month, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking. February will be observed as Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month by the Society, ...

22 Nov
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JCS provided over $5 million in grants to cancer patients last year

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) provided more than $5 million in small grants to vulnerable, newly diagnosed cancer patients last year to help them access treatment. During this period, the society provided mammography and prostate screenings, ...

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