Tag: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A History of The Jamaica Cancer Society and Relay For Life

On December 6, 1955, the Jamaica Cancer Society was founded by Dr Ken McNeill, then surgeon specialist at the Kingston Public Hospital. Before this founding, however, McNeill chaired a meeting on June 22, 1955, which was attended by medical, health and

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Explaining Breast Cancer to Your Child

Dealing with cancer is never easy. It can be especially difficult to explain this disease to children. However, sometimes this becomes necessary. DigJamaica understands, and below, we have tried to explain what breast cancer is in simplified language that will hopefully help

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10 Questions To Ask Your Doctor If Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

The adage “knowledge is power” rings true even in the face of something as daunting as cancer. Needless to say, if diagnosed, there is a vital need to become informed on breast cancer. An integral component of this quest for information

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Causes of Breast Cancer – Signs & Symptoms

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. One in 21 Jamaican women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Inform yourself with this handy guide on

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5 Facts – Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This deadly disease is one of the main causes of death among women worldwide. This Fact Friday, we share some important information about breast cancer. There are several types of breast cancer, but some

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Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

This Wordless Wednesday, we’re thinking pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, the Jamaica Cancer Society’s fundraising project, the Tree of Hope, bore fruit of approximately $1.3 million to help support the organisation’s work. Here, Kelly Tomblin (left), chief executive

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