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04 Feb
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Today, February 4, 2016 marks World Cancer Day!

The Jamaica Cancer Society is pleased to join with cancer organisations across the globe in bringing greater awareness to this disease. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer is the leading cause of deaths worldwide and there was an estimated 14.1 million new cancer ...

21 Jan
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War on cancer

As a breast cancer survivor, World Championships 400-metre relay gold medallist Novlene Williams-Mills is passionate about the fight against the disease that almost cost her life. And it was only justified for the inspirational athlete to join Sagicor Group Jamaica ...

21 Jan
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Williams-Mills delighted by Sigma Run’s cancer focus

KINGSTON, Jamaica – World Championships 400-metre relay gold medallist, Novlene Williams Mills, has expressed delight with her role as patron of the 2016 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run. The inspirational athlete who is a breast cancer survivor is one of three ...

21 Jan
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Sagicor sets $50-m target for 2016 Sigma Run

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sagicor Group Jamaica has set out to double the amount of money raised last year, setting its target at $50 million for this year’s staging of the Sigma Corporate Run. The 18th staging of the event, which ...

14 Jan
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Have you done your Pap smear yet?

A Pap smear is a screening test administered as an easy way to check the cervix for abnormal cell changes. It detects early changes in the cells of the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) ...

14 Jan
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Focus on youth for Lung Cancer and Drug Awareness Month

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) and the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) are increasing their focus on smoking among young people in order to prevent lung cancer. Fundraising and Public Relations Officer at the JCS Shullian Brown said that ...

14 Jan
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Jamaica Cancer Society offering training on how to quit smoking

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has collaborated with the American Cancer Society to offer free training on how to quit smoking. “Smoking addiction is a disease that requires professional help and not many persons are able ...

14 Jan
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Balloons against breast cancer

Wolmer’s High School for Girls and its brother institution were among the schools that sought to raise funds for cancer research and awareness about the condition during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The international observance took place in October under the ...

14 Jan
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Consumer Brands supports breast cancer patients

With more underserved breast cancer patients struggling to access crucial live-saving drugs, Consumer Brands Jamaica Limited has responded to an appeal from Executive Director of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) Yulit Gordon to provide much-needed support to the women. Administrative ...

11 Jan
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Cancer care gets $4-m injection from CIBC FirstCaribbean

THE Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) can provide increased opportunities for screening for the disease, and diagnostic services, as well as expand its education and treatment programmes, thanks to a $4-million injection from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. The money, the proceeds ...

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