In the Media

29 Nov
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Nobel winner Wole Soyinka’s journey with prostate cancer

When Professor Wole Soyinka went for a routine medical check-up in 2014, the doctor asked him to take more tests. It was then that Soyinka was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. That was five years ago. Since then, after undergoing ...

05 Nov
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Women, Beware! – Cancer Expert Warns Alcohol Consumption Aids Breast Cancer Growth

Women who practise heavy alcohol consumption are at risk of developing breast cancer amid a rise in the number of persons being diagnosed, according to a leading United States cancer researcher. Dr Mark Pegram, who is the first director of ...

05 Nov
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Breast Cancer Warrior Battles On – Michelle Robinson Says Family And Faith Motivate Her To Fight

The love for her family, her faith and the inner strength to keep living for her three children has made Michelle Robinson relentless in her fight against breast cancer, a diagnosis she received a year ago. The 36-year-old educator said ...

05 Nov
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Growth & Jobs | Beyond Breast Cancer – JN Life Insurance Offers Critical Care Coverage For Persons Afflicted With Disease

In light of the crippling financial costs which is often associated with treating breast cancer, one financial institution has stepped forward with a critical care insurance plan to provide funding for first-time cancer patients and survivors. Dr Damian Ffriend, senior ...

16 Sep
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | A Survivor’s Story

July 1991, I had applied for a post that mandated an executive profile (comprehensive medical) would have to be undertaken. So at age 37 I had my first Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) and blood test for Prostate Cancer (PSA-Prostate Specific ...

16 Sep
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UPDATED: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | What’s New In Prostate Cancer For 2019

Three drugs have recently been approved for advanced prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormone therapy, a condition known as castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). These drugs are known as second-generation anti-androgens and include enzalutamide (Xtandi), apalutamide (Erleada), and darolutamide ...

16 Sep
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | Can Younger Men Get Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer has traditionally been described as a disease of the “aging male”. This designation would be correct since the peak age range of diagnosis in Jamaica is 75-80 years. Data from the United States suggest that most men diagnosed ...

16 Sep
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | A Wife’s Perspective

We got back from a very enjoyable family vacation so hit with the stark reality, “Michael you have prostate cancer! Surgery had to be done!!” School for the children was starting within a week or two! What am I  to do?!!… The ...

16 Sep
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | A Long Neglected Problem In Jamaica

Despite prostate cancer being the most frequent cancer overall and the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Jamaica, it is a ‘Cinderella disease’ in that it has consistently suffered from undeserved neglect by health authorities and civil society who ...

16 Sep
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | Early Detection Saves Lives

The death rate from prostate cancer in Jamaica is among the highest in the world, particularly so for men of African descent. There are no reliable early signs of the disease; many symptoms overlap with the non-cancerous form of prostate ...

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