In the Media

17 Oct
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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OCTOBER is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Jamaica Cancer Society officially launched a host of activities for October, dubbed ‘Pink Month’, at the Courtleigh Auditorium on Thursday, September 28. Under the theme, “Give Hope. Save Lives”, ...

17 Oct
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Organisers target 3,000 participants for Pink Run

THE organisers of ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run is on a mission to increase the number of participants in this year’s 5 k fund-raising event by 1,000, setting its target at 3,000 people. The 17th staging of the event, which is ...

17 Oct
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Why Women Hide The Fact That They Have Cancer And The Implications

The incidence of some women hiding the fact that they have breast cancer appears to be very high in Jamaica, based on anecdotal evidence. The reasons for doing so are varied and are dependent, to some extent, on the social, economic, ...

17 Oct
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Do Not Fear Cancer

The battle Jamaican women and men face with the diagnosis of cancer is similar to the battle others face in other countries. The first reaction to a diagnosis of cancer is usually disbelief, deep denial, and fear. Many women have ...

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 ...

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