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March 19, 2020

The Canadian Cancer Society has put out this information statement that helps us share the message clearly.  Please see:

Cancer and COVID19 (novel coronavirus)

What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was identified in December 2...

November 18, 2019

Our sincere thanks to the authors Dr. Onye Nnorom, Dr. Aisha Lofters and Nakia Lee-Foon of the attached link to the Globe & Mail report of a study we were privileged as a community organization to work with. It truly was a long process albeit very exciting of the possi...

May 2, 2018


We greatly appreciate your response during this special campaign to support the women in the Caribbean.  This project has a specific focus on Jamaica.  We successfully completed the Barbados project i...

February 15, 2017

Losing a loved one for any reason is painful, but helping someone deal with a loss due to Cancer can require a slightly different approach. People grieve in different ways, including feeling “numb,” anxious, having periods of mourning and intense sobbing and accepting...

February 15, 2017

Gynecologic cancer is a group of cancers affecting the tissues and organs of the female reproductive system.  They include but are not limited to:


The cervix is the narrow part of the womb connecting the uterus to the vagina.  Precancerous changes to the cervix...

February 15, 2017

Did you know?

  • Women of African heritage are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer and will probably die from it before the age of 40?

  • African American women are diagnosed with a more aggressive type of cancer than others?

  • Researchers have found that...

February 15, 2017

It is very difficult to absolve everything when you first hear the words “you have cancer. A The Olive Branch of Hope we understand the shock, fear and confusion a diagnosis of breast cancer can bring.

It help to talk to your doctor before you talk to anyone else. Ask t...

February 15, 2017

Be Empowered!

We can’t change our gender and we can’t change our age, but we can reduce the risk.

  • Choose to be a non-smoker and avoid second-hand smoke

  • Eat a well balanced diet to help you maintain your ideal weight

  • Have medical and dental check ups

  • L...

February 15, 2017

Tips to Good Breast Health

  • Begin your Breast Self-Exams at age 20, at the end of your menstrual periods.  If you don’t have a menstrual period, then do the exam on the first day of the month

  • Get a clinical examination by your health care provider once every thr...

February 15, 2017

Finding cancer early can make a real difference as the earlier Cancer is diagnosed and treated, the quicker preventative measures can be taken and the better the chance of possibly being cured. Some types of cancer such as breast cancer may be detected by routine self...

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