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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 ...

02 Oct
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Jamaica Cancer Society Says Men Are Heeding the Call

The Jamaica Cancer Society is reporting that more men are heeding the call to take Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests and Digital Rectal Examinations (DRE) for prostate cancer. In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the Jamaica Cancer ...

16 Sep
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Cancer Society serious about prostate education

Even though Prostate Cancer Awareness Day has passed, this will not stop the Jamaica Cancer society’s continued efforts to raise public awareness about the disease and the importance of screening, as prostate cancer tops the list as the most prevalent ...

16 Sep
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$2-m injection a boon for patient care

THE Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) says that a $2-m injection from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has been a boon for cancer care, as it will help to increase screening for various cancers and selected diagnostic services across the island, according ...

16 Sep
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Scores benefit from Sandal’s health fair

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Over 200 residents of Wakefield and surrounding communities in Trelawny last week benefited from a free Health and Social Services fair spearheaded by Sandals Resorts. The fair, held in partnership with the Social Development Commission (SDC), was ...

08 Sep
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Tea For A Cause

It is safe to say, based on the number of persons who turned out, that the Jamaica Cancer Society’s Chocolate and Champagne Tea Party and Art Affair at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel last Thursday (August 27) was well supported. Elegantly ...

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