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Breast Cancer in Young Women

BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG WOMEN   Michael McFarlane, Contributor   Cancer is generally considered a disease of the elderly, but clearly it affects people at all ages. In spite of screening recommendations that now begin at 50 years of age, breast canc...

Low Back Pain

Non-specific Lower Back Pain in Adults     About 8 in 10 people have one or more bouts of low back pain. In most cases, it is not due to a serious disease or serious back problem, and the exact cause of the pain is not clear. This is called non-...

Surviving Breast Cancer

 SURVIVING BREAST CANCER Michael McFarlane, Contributor  A diagnosis of breast cancer is always of great concern to women and their families but it need not be considered a death sentence. Breast cancer is survivable and advanced treatment has prov...

Screening for Colon Cancer

Screening for Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer     Colorectal cancer (bowel cancer) is common. The prognosis (outlook) and chance of cure is much better if this cancer is detected at an early stage rather than at a later stage. A screening programme opera...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome     Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. The cause is not known. Symptoms can be quite variable and include abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Symptoms tend t...

Breast Cancer Risk

BREAST CANCER RISK Michael.McFarlane, Contributor      Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Jamaica and it is followed only in incidence by cancer of the cervix, the large bowel and uterus.   It is considered to be the second le...

An Overview of Breast Cancer

An Overview Of Breast Cancer Michael.McFarlane, Contributor http://jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/breastcancer/base.html   Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Jamaica, followed in incidence by cancer of the cervix, large bowel and ute...