Tag: Jamaica Cancer Society

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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 17, 2016






Turn Back The Toll – Motorists Face March 21 Deadline For Submissions On Fees For North-South Link To Highway 2000. Members of the public have until next Monday – March 21 – to put in writing for consideration by the relevant








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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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The Big ‘C’ – Some Quick Facts About Cancer






April is being observed as locally as Wellness Month. Every Monday, we will be posting health and wellness related content on the diGBlog to keep our readers informed. Internationally, April is also Cancer Awareness Month, so we will kick things off








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 30, 2015






Wheelchair-Bound Man Killed By JUTC Bus. People’s National Party councillor for the Papine Division, Venesha Phillips, is expressing sadness over the death of Marlon King, a physically challenged man who was killed in an incident involving a Jamaica Urban Transit Company








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 21, 2015






CCJ CLASH – House To Vote On Thorny Issue On April 28. All 63 members of parliament will cast a critical vote on April 28 – the three-month period given to legislators to support or reject the three bills to make








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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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Warning: Smoking Kills






On Monday, July 15, a group of Jamaicans took to the streets of Half Way Tree, St Andrew, in support of the ban on smoking in public places. The ban came into effect that day. The march was organised by the








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6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 29, 2013






‘No Need To Panic’ – Bird Flu Alert Standard Procedure For WHO, Says Health Official. Despite reports that Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean region have been put on alert for the deadly Avian influenza A (H7N9), more commonly known








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