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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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A Quick Colon Cancer Fact Sheet

March is observed annually as Colon Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to educating people about the disease and promoting awareness of the importance of colon cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is cancer that occurs in the colon – the

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5 Popular ‘Jamaican’ Fruits And Their Origins

There are many fruits and vegetables that are so common around Jamaica that many of us just assume that they are native plants. However, many of our local favourites are not indigenous. This and every Thursday during Farmer’s Month, we

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