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Students raise funds to pay for boy’s prosthetic leg

John Gray High School students have raised more than $1,200 to help purchase a prosthetic leg for an 11-year-old boy in Westmoreland, Jamaica, whose limb was amputated after he was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2020.

Cancer charities bracing for rise in cases

Cancer charities are warning that they expect to see a spike in cancer patient numbers this year as lockdown and COVID restrictions impacted the diagnosis and early treatment of the disease in 2020.

Forum to discuss impact of COVID on cancer care

On World Cancer Day, 4 Feb., the Health Services Authority will host a public forum for members of the healthcare industry and the general public about how COVID-19 has impacted cancer care in the Cayman Islands.

Teenage cancer survivor inspires

Facing a fight for his very survival was not the way Derron Hernandez imagined he would spend his 13th birthday after being diagnosed with cancer.

COVID fears could impact Cayman’s cancer cases

Local cancer experts are projecting a potential spike in newly diagnosed, late-stage cancer cases amid concerns that people were reluctant to visit their doctors during the COVID lockdown.

Cancer and COVID

While medical professionals continue to analyse the COVID-19 strain, it is clear those with compromised immune systems – like cancer patients – are at risk, and local patients are not chancing contracting the virus.

Cancer care in Cayman

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience for both patients and their loved ones. Living on an island with limited medical resources can...

Lighting up lavender for cancer awareness

Some buildings in Cayman are lit up with lavender colours this month to highlight World Cancer Awareness Month.

Striding for a purpose

Hundreds of people will walk, jog or run along West Bay Road on Sunday for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s annual Nationwide Stride Against...

Marathon record holder Grunewald loses cancer fight

International distance runner Gabriele Grunewald, a Cayman Island Marathon record holder who made headlines for her sporting achievements as well as her long-running battle with cancer, has died.

Mimi spreads birthday joy at Cayman Islands Hospital

Skylar May Ebanks, also known as Mimi, turned 6 years old on Friday. The young cancer survivor shared her birthday cheer with the children at Cayman Islands Hospital, where her parents set up Mimi’s Happy Cart last year.

Hospitals offering hair loss treatments for cancer patients

Hospitals throughout Cayman are offering cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment “cold cap” therapies that assist with hair loss reduction.

EDITORIAL – Hannah’s Heroes: Hair today, gone tomorrow

If you see a newly baldheaded coworker, neighbor, friend or stranger today, please stop to tell them “thanks.”
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Doctor to talk about men’s cancers

Baptist Health South Florida urologist Dr. Daniel Martinez will make presentations at men’s cancer awareness lectures this week. The lectures are hosted by the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Lions Club of Cayman Islands and Baptist Health International.

Strong turnout for district breast cancer presentation

It was a packed house at the John Gray Memorial Church Hall last week for an information session on breast cancer.

Actress Nixon shares mother’s battle at breast cancer gala

Actress Cynthia Nixon, in a moving speech to 580 people at the annual Breast Cancer Foundation Gala on Saturday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, described how her mother fought, survived and decades later finally succumbed to cancer with dignity, spirit and control intact.

‘Walk for the Cure’ this weekend

An annual walk to raise funds and awareness in a campaign against cancer takes place throughout the region this weekend, with the Cayman walk starting early Saturday morning.

Shaved heads raise more than $200,000

More than 1,000 people packed Cricket Square on Friday evening for the 4th annual Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of pediatric cancer research.

Cayman community unites for childhood cancer research

More than 1,000 people are expected to gather at the Wicket in Cricket Square on Friday evening to witness the annual Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer research. Now in its fourth year, the event was conceived by Cayman residents Gaylene and Nigel Meeson.

Hannah’s Heroes charity head-shave set for Friday

Young heroes: Tayden Grant and Charli Foster, back row, with Beau Shields, Hannah Meeson, Annabelle Reading and Skylar 'Mimi' Ebanks - six of Cayman's child cancer survivors.

The facts and myths of childhood cancer

Fortunately, today, for the vast majority of children who develop cancer the outlook with treatment is good, with overall more than 80 percent of children surviving their cancer.

Cannabis law change made public

Government has published amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Law to allow doctors to prescribe “cannabis extracts and tinctures” as controlled drugs.

New push for cannabis oil change

Pressure is growing for government to swiftly follow through on its commitment to make regulatory changes to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis oil for medical purposes.

‘Hannah’s Heroes’ shave fundraiser set for September

The Hannah’s Heroes shave event will take place on Sept. 23 at the Wicket in Cricket Square.

Actress Cynthia Nixon to speak at breast cancer gala

Emmy, Tony and Grammy award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon will be the featured guest speaker at the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation’s gala dinner on Oct. 1.

Premier: Gov’t supports medical uses for cannabis oil

Premier Alden McLaughlin has instructed government lawyers to draft legislation allowing local doctors to prescribe cannabis oil, which is derived from the marijuana plant, for medical purposes.

Swim to benefit marrow donation fund

This year, proceeds from one of Cayman’s biggest sporting events, the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim, will go to a cause that is especially...

Cancer survivors learn to express themselves through art

Lisa Ebanks is a new emerging artist for the Cayman Islands Visual Arts Society, who can usually be found painting at the Open Canvas Art Night at KARoo in Camana Bay. Since 2011, her paintings and unique mixed-media artworks have been exhibited at various venues all over Grand Cayman.

Art program invites cancer survivors, patients

Cancer survivors and patients are invited to get creative in April in a pilot art program taught by mixed media artist and cancer survivor Lisa Ebanks.

Artists invoke hope in cancer fight

Cayman Islands artists helped spread a message of hope for cancer patients, survivors, and their friends and families with works on display at the Cayman Islands Hospital’s Chemotherapy Unit.

Students raise $3,389 for Cancer Society

Cayman Academy students raised $3,389 through contributions by friends and family for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society in their annual Cancer Walk.

Cayman marks World Cancer Day

Each year on Feb. 4, people unite in the fight against cancer, rallying to save lives by raising awareness about the disease and lobbying governments and individuals to take action. This year, World Cancer Day ushers in a three-year campaign under the tagline of “We Can. I Can,” which aims to explore how everyone can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Striding against cancer

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s annual Stride Against Cancer walk/run took place Sunday morning as residents from all around the country either walked or ran courses in George Town, North Side, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman.

Take to the road and ‘Stride against Cancer’

It’s time to get your runners on, because Nationwide Stride against Cancer is back for 2016 on Sunday.

Cancer Society makes giant Stride

Nearly 2,000 people took part in Sunday’s Stride Against Cancer walk/run, the largest number by far to participate in the Cancer Society fundraiser to date, which included a timed half-marathon and a 10K in four locales across the islands.

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