In the Media

26 Oct
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Children Can Get Cancer, Too

People often express surprise that children can get cancer. Cancer in childhood occurs infrequently compared to adult cancers but is very important to know about, as it is one of the leading causes of death in children under 14 years ...

26 Oct
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“Fabulous, Fashionable, Financially Focused”

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Coming here on Friday October 23 is a conference geared specifically towards women. Organiser Dennise Williams told the Jamaica Observer Central at the launch at Regie’s Fine Dining Restaurant in the parish that the event dubbed “Fabulous, ...

26 Oct
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Advocate wants more facilities for terminal cancer patients

LATOYA West Blackwood is only one of several people who have lost loved ones to cancer. While stories of people surviving the deadly disease are often told, she is concerned about the system in place for those who are diagnosed ...

26 Oct
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Earl Jarrett to be inducted into PSOJ Hall of Fame

GENERAL manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), Earl Jarrett, will on October 28, 2015 be inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Private Sector Hall of Fame. Jarrett has had a long history of involvement with ...

26 Oct
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‘Never Giving Up’ – Jamaica Cancer Society Vows To Continue Fight

The Jamaica Cancer Society marks 60 years of service and commitment to the people of Jamaica with a number of activities this year. The celebrations, under the theme ‘Never Giving Up’, will begin tomorrow, under the patronage of Governor General ...

08 Oct
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More men getting prostate checked, says Cancer Society

THE Jamaica Cancer Society says that more men are heeding the call to take Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests and Digital Rectal Examinations (DRE) for prostate cancer. Executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society Yulit Gordon told a recent JIS ...

08 Oct
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Surviving Cancer

“Am I going to die?” This is the most common fear expressed by women diagnosed with breast cancer, according to Jamaica Reach to Recovery Chairman Carolind Graham. Herself a breast cancer survivor, Graham’s response usually is: “‘Look at me. Look ...

08 Oct
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Are you ready for Pink Run?

Former Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell (left) and Carolind Graham, chairman of Jamaica Reach to Recovery, hold ICWI-branded Pink Run T-shirtS at the ICWI Pink Run launch last Wednesday in New Kingston. Set for 7:00 am on Saturday, October 3 ...

08 Oct
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Breast cancer survivors unite

“It made me understand how insignificant I am.” These were the words uttered by breast cancer survivor Carolind Graham when asked how being a member of Jamaica Reach to Recovery has helped her. Graham, who is also the chairman of ...

02 Oct
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Breast cancer survivor: Jennifer Morgan-Petgrave

Her diagnosis: In 1994, Jennifer Morgan-Petgrave wasted no time seeking medical attention when her left breast looked swollen and she started to have pain in her breast, back and shoulder. She was only 34 at the time, and physicians in ...

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