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Women Urged To Go For Breast Cancer Screening

Women Urged To Go For Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is becoming a cause for concern in Cameroon as more women get to the hospital when it is at an advanced stage. World Health Organization revealed that in developing countries, most cases of breast cancer are presented in a very late stage due to lack of early detection, lack of adequate diagnosis and […]

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time. A few days before I was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove both of my seemingly healthy breasts, I went alone to church, to the beach, and to my grandmother’s grave. My grandmother died of breast […]

Breast Cancer Claims 30 Women In Nigeria Daily

Breast Cancer Claims 30 Women In Nigeria Daily

While 30 Nigerian women lose their lives daily due to breast cancer, 80,000 die annually from cancer, and more than 100,000 new cancer cases are recorded, the Founder, The Bricon foundation (TBF), Dr. Abigail Simon-Hart, has said She made this known at an awareness walk recently in Lagos in collaboration with Sage Foundation. Simon-Hart explained […]

`Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

`Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Aerobic fitness seems to alter the interior workings of cells in ways that may substantially lower the risk of breast cancer. A new study with female rats found that those that were the most fit were much less likely than other animals to develop cancer after exposure to a known carcinogen, even if they did […]

Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer As Top Women Illness In Ethiopia

Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer As Top Women Illness In Ethiopia

Breast cancer is becoming the most prevalent illness among women in Ethiopia replacing cervical cancer, says specialist in the field. Dr. Bogale Solomon , specialist in cancer treatment and member of Ethiopian Medical Association says young women are becoming the victims of the disease. For instance in case of Addis Ababa the breast cancer is […]

BRECAN Holds Breast Cancer Awareness In Ondo

BRECAN Holds Breast Cancer Awareness In Ondo

The Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) founded by Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, wife of Ondo state APC governorship candidate had its annual WALK FOR LIFE in Akure, Ondo state capital a fortnight ago. The city of Akure was painted pink when women and men adorned in pink shirts, caps and wristbands, turned out in […]

Malawi: Men Challenged To Join Wives In Breast, Cervical Cancer Fight

Malawi: Men Challenged To Join Wives In Breast, Cervical Cancer Fight

Men have been urged to take central role in ensuring their wives’ freedom from breast cancer by among others, assisting in early detection diagnosis exercises. The call was made recently by Jones Masiye, Acting Head of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Ministry of Health, who was speaking at Chezi trading centre in T.A Nkukula in Dowa […]

Breast Cancer: The Wake-Up Call

Breast Cancer: The Wake-Up Call

The gun went off, signifying the start of the 5-mile road race on Mother’s Day weekend in May 2016 — and for a moment, I could not move. A pain in my back, more devastating than anything I had ever felt, held me back. But I pushed past it. As a breast cancer survivor and world-class triathlete […]

What Women Need To Know About Mammograms And Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis

What Women Need To Know About Mammograms And Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis

  Better treatment and not earlier detection with screening mammography may be the reason rates of death from breast cancer have declined in recent years, according to controversial results from a large U.S. database study. In addition, the research team reports in The New England Journal of Medicine, “women were more likely to have breast […]

Don’t ignore your breasts!

Don’t ignore your breasts!

Sadly, I have lost one too many! 20 years and counting, I still weep at the lackadaisical attitude of many who have ignored the early warning signs of Breast Cancer. Alas! It’s too late. It is amazing the amount of attention a lot of women pay to their faces. Willingly we give our faces 30 […]