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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 ...

12 Apr
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Cancer Society Wants Help From Phone Companies

Yulit Gordon, executive director for the Jamaica Cancer Society, has made an appeal for telecommunications firms to do more in spreading the word about cancer prevention and treatment in the island. “I would love to see the telecoms companies, just ...

12 Apr
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More People Being Tested But Not Enough, Says Jamaica Cancer Society

In its never-ending battle against deadly onslaughts, the Jamaica Cancer Society has its eyes set on saving no less than 10 per cent of the lives under attack from raging cancerous diseases. “Ideally, we would want to to be in ...

12 Apr
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Shunning Prostate Probe – Fear Of Anal Examination Puts Jamaican Men At Risk

Cultural barriers are preventing scores of Jamaican men from doing a simple test for prostate cancer which could save their lives. Prostate cancer, which affects only men, is one the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Jamaica, and among the leading ...

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