In the Media

02 Sep
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Doctors, too, shun prostate cancer screening

Health practitioners have not been proactive enough in getting men aged 40 and over to screen for prostate cancer, which kills just over 4,000 Jamaican men each year. At the same time, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday ...

02 Sep
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Health Minister launches prostate cancer awareness campaign

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, has launched a prostate cancer awareness campaign to help reduce the high number of deaths associated with the illness locally. Speaking at the launch yesterday, August 29 at the ...

02 Sep
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Bossman Launch

29 May
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Relay for Life expected to raise $20 million

THE Jamaica Cancer Society is expecting to raise $20 million when it stages its annual Relay for Life event next month to help finance its efforts to raise awareness about cancer, provide screening tests for and early detection of the ...

29 May
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Demand for chemo in poorer countries to spike by 75 per cent

WITH the number of people diagnosed with cancer expected to balloon in coming years, one of the nation’s leading surgeons and university professors is urging his colleagues and the Government to address current barriers to cancer care delivery. In a ...

29 May
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Offer more critical illness plans – urges Gordon

EXECUTIVE director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, Yulit Gordon, is urging insurance companies to offer more affordable critical illness plans to patients, amid increasing cancer diagnoses and the rising costs for treatment or health coverage. Gordon was a guest at ...

14 May
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DIAGNOSIS DANGER!

Don’t whitewash patients’ problems, top surgeon urges One of Jamaica’s leading surgeons is urging medical practitioners to refrain from whitewashing patients’ problems, insisting instead that they conduct detailed investigations before making diagnoses. Professor Joseph Plummer, who is head of the Department ...

01 Apr
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Why I do my Pap smear annually

Natalie Buckle, chief operations officer, JETS Ltd Getting a Pap smear done annually after the age of 21 is one of those things that you just do as part of being a woman. For me, it’s like any other rite ...

01 Apr
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Prevention of cervical cancer

APRIL IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH CANCER of the cervix, or mouth of the womb, is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide, with over half-million new cases per year. Over 75 per cent of the cases occur in ...

01 Apr
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Her Story. Keeping Her in the Picture

APRIL IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH The Jamaica Cancer Society would like all women to know these facts about cervical cancer: 1. Cervical cancer is the leading gynaecological cancer in Jamaica and the second cause of cancer-related deaths among Jamaican ...

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