Category Archives: blog

10 Apr
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Michael Abrahams | Cancer Awareness Month And Cervical Cancer

April is Cancer Awareness Month, and this year the focus is on cervical cancer. Being a gynaecologist, this is right up my alley, literally and figuratively. I always get excited speaking about this type of cancer, because it is the ...

01 Mar
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Is Colon Cancer Preventable? YES!

 

02 Feb
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Cancer Society Focuses on Adolescent Health in February

The Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health in February, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking. February will be observed as Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month by the Society, ...

02 Feb
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Parents Implored to Monitor Children for Smoking

Parents are being encouraged by the Jamaica Cancer Society to pay keen attention to their adolescent children for signs that they may be smoking. According to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), statistics on tobacco use among children aged 13 ...

02 Feb
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Unhealthy habits put youth at risk for chronic illnesses

THE Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health this month, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking. February will be observed as Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month by the Society, ...

22 Nov
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JCS provided over $5 million in grants to cancer patients last year

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) provided more than $5 million in small grants to vulnerable, newly diagnosed cancer patients last year to help them access treatment. During this period, the society provided mammography and prostate screenings, ...

22 Nov
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Sandals Foundation helps over 50 with mammograms in St Ann, St Mary

OVER 50 women from St Ann and St Mary communities received free mammograms courtesy of the Sandals Foundation to mark World Mammogram Day on October 20. The foundation has also assisted in providing free pap smears for a number of ...

22 Nov
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Join the fight against lung cancer

NOVEMBER is lung cancer awareness month, when people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer — such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight loss — are encouraged to visit their doctors. Lung cancer is estimated to be the ...

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 ...

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