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YOU PROBABLY know someone who has battled or is battling breast cancer. Breast cancer is the uncontrolled growth of breast cells arising from the lobular glands that produce milk (lobular carcinoma) or the ducts that carry milk to the nipples (...
Dr Lori-Ann Bellanfante addressing the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ annual ‘Save Your Breast’ Symposium, which was held to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday October 2.

WESTERN BUREAU: DR XAUNDRE Mohansingh, a general practitioner assigned to the St James-based Cornwall Regional Hospital, is rubbishing the popular idea of having an ‘alkaline body’ as a means of fighting and resisting cancer, saying that such an...
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CANCER AND cardiovascular disease (CVD) are the two commonest causes of morbidity and mortality in the Caribbean. Moreover, there is a growing population of patients who have both cancer and CVD, and data suggest that the economic burden faced by...

THE MINISTRY of Health and Wellness (MOHW), in partnership with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS), is offering free prostate cancer screening, buttressed by an awareness campaign, in observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Through the...

MINISTER OF Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is urging women to provide support and encouragement to men to do the necessary screening for prostate cancer. In his message to mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is being observed...

CANCER IS uncommon in children. Most cancers develop in adults, and it is most common in older adults. About one out of every three adults will develop cancer during their lifetime, while about one in 285 children will develop cancer before the age...

THE MONTH of September has been designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to this very common type of cancer that is the leading cause of death in many Jamaican men. Prostate cancer is a major burden in Jamaica. It...

IN OUR first article on the subject, we made reference to the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign. The ministry’s campaign has been driving home the importance for Jamaicans to know their health-related numbers, i.e....

THE ALLIANCE of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), including Jamaica, is lobbying to have loss and damage finance included as an agenda item at the upcoming global climate talks, as part of ongoing efforts to shore up readiness for climate...

Residents of St Thomas were recently treated to an education in putting out forest fires during a Forest Fire Management Training held by the Forestry Department in collaboration with the Jamaica Fire Brigade in Hillside in the parish. Annually,...
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