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13 Apr
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Remember: Cervical Cancer Awareness

THE Jamaica Cancer Society will be placing focus on cervical cancer during Cancer Awareness Month in April. Under the theme, ‘Cervical Cancer is the Most Preventable Cancer…Do Your Pap Smear’, the aim is to raise awareness and encourage more women ...

06 Apr
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Sagicor Sigma Run raises record $43m

The Jamaica Cancer Society, Black River Hospital and children with cancer across the island are now recipients of $43 million raised through the 2016 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run which took place yesterday in Kingston. “Sagicor is truly grateful for the ...

29 Mar
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Students the focus of anti-tobacco forum

STUDENTS from schools across the island benefited from an informative, eye-opening Anti-Tobacco Youth Forum staged by the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) Wednesday at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. The event included video and audiovisual presentations, and talks from representatives ...

29 Mar
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Higher Learning The Right Way – Oberlin High’s Guidance Unit Helps Students To ‘Kick Butt’, Learn Dangers Of Drug Abuse

Almost a year after the law made the possession of two ounces, or less, of ganja a non-arrestable, but ticketable, offence, and some students went on a ganja-smoking spree immediately thereafter, at least one school is still grappling with students ...

29 Mar
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Students Educated About Dangers Of Smoking

Students from schools across the island benefited from an informative, eye-opening Anti-Tobacco Youth Forum staged by the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) on Wednesday, March 2, at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. The event included video and audiovisual presentations, and talks ...

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

Kingston, Jamaica, Feb. 04, 2016: The Jamaica Myeloma Support Group will join the rest of the world in observing Myeloma Awareness Month in March 2016 with a number of events designed to build awareness of a disease of the plasma cells ...

11 Feb
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State-Of-The-Art Cancer Treatment Centre For Kingston

A new state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre is to be built in Kingston within the next 12 months. The centre will be located on the grounds of the St. Joseph’s Hospital. Another such centre will be located at the Cornwall Regional ...

04 Feb
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Today, February 4, 2016 marks World Cancer Day!

The Jamaica Cancer Society is pleased to join with cancer organisations across the globe in bringing greater awareness to this disease. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer is the leading cause of deaths worldwide and there was an estimated 14.1 million new cancer ...

21 Jan
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War on cancer

As a breast cancer survivor, World Championships 400-metre relay gold medallist Novlene Williams-Mills is passionate about the fight against the disease that almost cost her life. And it was only justified for the inspirational athlete to join Sagicor Group Jamaica ...

21 Jan
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Williams-Mills delighted by Sigma Run’s cancer focus

KINGSTON, Jamaica – World Championships 400-metre relay gold medallist, Novlene Williams Mills, has expressed delight with her role as patron of the 2016 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run. The inspirational athlete who is a breast cancer survivor is one of three ...

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