In the Media

17 Oct
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Guest Editor | Health Insurance Companies Paid Out $16b In 2016

A whopping $16 billion in group health benefits was paid out by the country’s health insurance companies in 2016. Of that amount, some $1.4 billion was for breast cancer-related services as more and younger Jamaican women are being affected by ...

17 Oct
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Guest Editor | Alleviating The Fear: Coping With Breast Cancer

Our Guest Editor Dr Jennifer Mamby Alexander is herself a breast cancer survivor, a warrior, she says. Her story is one of courage, of power, and strength. Here’s her story: The biggest challenge after a cancer diagnosis is overcoming the ...

17 Oct
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Guest Editor | On The Radar: Young Women And Breast Cancer

In life, they often say, “the more you know, the better.” This same rule can definitely be applied to breast-cancer awareness. Today, in observing the month dedicated to calling attention to this dreadful disease and supporting those affected, we put ...

17 Oct
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – The Guest Editors Are Coming Tomorrow

There are more than a million new cases of breast cancer each year, according to the World Health Organisation, and every 45 minutes, a woman dies from this dreadful disease. Closer home, the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) says one in ...

17 Oct
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Guest Editor | On The Rise – Breast Cancer Killing Even Men In Jamaica

Data provided by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica and the Registrar General’s Department show that the incidence of breast cancer is on the rise in Jamaica. According to the figures, some 3,362 Jamaicans succumbed to breast cancer over the 11-year ...

17 Oct
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Guest Editor | Breast Cancer Patients Face Killer Costs

The economic, social, and emotional costs associated with the treatment of breast cancer in Jamaica can be devastating, particularly where there is late-stage diagnosis. The seeming consensus within the medical fraternity is that the treatment of breast cancer can set ...

02 Oct
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Yulit Gordon | Making The Jamaica Cancer Society A Centre Of Excellence

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Gleaner has invited several stakeholders to be Guest Editors of a special edition of the newspaper. They will help bring into sharp focus the impact that this dreaded disease has had on ...

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 ...

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