Category Archives: blog

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 ...

19 Nov
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Cancer Society Welcomes Move to Enact Tobacco Legislation

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) and its partner, the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control, have welcomed the efforts by the Government to enact comprehensive legislation in 2019 to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorships. Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit ...

19 Nov
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JCS, JCTC back government’s plan to ban tobacco promotion

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) and the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) have endorsed plans by the Government to enact legislation in 2019 to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorships. Yulit Gordon, Executive Director of the JCS, said the ...

14 Oct
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Volunteerism Pays

While the rain drenched the capital last Thursday, inside the ballroom at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel was warm and cozy and like-minded individuals gathered to celebrate those who give of themselves. The Council of Voluntary Social Services hosted their 2018 National ...

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