Category Archives: blog

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 ...

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 ...

06 Mar
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The Jamaica Multiple Myeloma Support Group Marks March as Myeloma Awareness/Action Month (MAM) in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica, March 1, 2017: The Jamaica Myeloma Support Group will join the rest of the world in observing Myeloma Awareness/Action Month in March 2017 with a number of events designed to build awareness of a disease of the plasma ...

02 Mar
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Cancer cheque photo

Yulit Gordon (left), executive director, Jamaica Cancer Society, collects a cheque for $818,040 from Group Marketing Manager, Wisynco Group Ltd Karen Rosen (centre) and Chantellee McDonald, brand manager, General Mills, as part of a long-standing relationship with Yoplait, Wisynco Group ...

02 Mar
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Less Lung Cancer Due To Reduction In Tobacco Use

The Jamaica Cancer Society is reporting that there has been a decline in reports of lung cancer, and that the trend is expected to continue with a reduction in the use of tobacco. Executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, ...

02 Mar
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month | Smokers Put Others At Risk For Cancers

Persons who smoke put themselves and others around them at risk for lung and other cancers. Senior Medical Officer at the National Chest Hospital Dr Terry Baker said, “It is not just the person who is putting the cigarette in ...

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