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Knocking heads to fight cancer

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Dr Matthew Taylor
Yulith Gordon
Shullian Brown
Dr Belinda Morrison
Dr Mike Mills

The most important thing to be done in the short term as part of the fight against cancer in Jamaica is ... .

Dr Matthew Taylor

Obstetrician and gynaecologist

"Provide better funding for cancer screening."

Dr Belinda Morrison


"Increase patient education"

Yulit Gordon

Executive director, Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS)

"The focus needs to be on education and screening. Very important. The more people we screen on a consistent basis, the greater the chance of detecting cancer in the early stage. Resources have to be allocated for education and screening."

Dr Mike Mills


"Increase the awareness of cancers in the general population. Definitely."

Shullian Brown

Fundraising and communications officer, JCS

"The call to action. It has to be a uniformed approach from individuals to take action to understand the importance of screening."