Jamaica Cancer Society to acutely focus on cervical cancer

Jamaica Cancer Society to acutely focus on cervical cancer


Executive Director of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS), Yulit Gordon, addresses a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (March 30). Photo: Mark Bell

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) will be placing focus on cervical cancer during Cancer Awareness Month in April.

Under the theme: ‘Cervical Cancer is the Most Preventable Cancer…Do Your Pap Smear’, the aim is to raise awareness and encourage more women to do regular screenings for early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes.

Speaking at a Think Tank at the JIS’ head office in Kingston on Wednesday (March 30), Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said that the agency will be redoubling its efforts this year to reach more persons.

“The focus will be around health promotion and increasing public awareness of cervical cancer, equipping persons with practical information about how they can reduce their risk and to encourage them to get their Pap smear test done,” she said.
Activities will get underway on April 1, with promotions and interactions with the public at locations across the Corporate Area and major towns around the island.

“We will have our volunteers out at the major intersections handing out flyers with information about cancer and healthy lifestyle choices. We will also be inviting persons to participate in our activities. We will be having interviews and exhibits and we’ll be going across the country. We’ll be going into Montego Bay and Manchester, engaging the public,” she informed.

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