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Kenya To Roll Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination

Kenya To Roll Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination

The government is set to roll out mass vaccination of girls against cervical cancer in two weeks, even as doctors affiliated to the Catholic Church have contested the move citing a myriad of health complications. The Ministry of Health will give 10-year-old girls two free doses of the vaccine against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), […]

These 8 Types Of Cancer Are Increasing Among Millennials

These 8 Types Of Cancer Are Increasing Among Millennials

Cancer is an ever-present health concern, especially as you age. But a recent study has found that some types are increasing dramatically in young people. A study published in the Lancet Public Health from the American Cancer Society analyzed 20 years of data on cancer diagnoses in adults ages 25 to 84 and found surprising increases in […]

Cancer Of The Esophagus Is Kenya’s Present Nightmare

Cancer Of The Esophagus Is Kenya’s Present Nightmare

Esophagus cancer is now the leading killer in Kenya, overtaking cervix, breast, stomach and prostate cancers, according to recent data from World Health Organisation. This was attributed to late diagnosis, with experts saying most of the cases are normally diagnosed in their late stages. Food pipe cancer could also be linked to volcanic soils, alcohol […]

Radiologist Encourages Women To Screen For Breast Cancer

Radiologist Encourages Women To Screen For Breast Cancer

 A Walvis Bay based radiologist has urged women aged 40 and above to have their breast examined for cancer through mammogram screenings. Dr. Joseph Kabongo, a specialist diagnostic radiologist at Erongo Medical feels women from the age of 40 should have a mammogram screening once a year while women who are 55 and above should […]

Women Suffering From Gynaecological Pathologies Receive Specialised Treatment

Women Suffering From Gynaecological Pathologies Receive Specialised Treatment

Some 10 to 15 patients suffering from these gynaecological pathologies have been operated upon during the on-going gynaecology congress. Last month, during routine screening of women on different gynaecological pathologies at the Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital Paul and Chantal Biya (CHRACERH) in Yaounde, some of them were diagnosed with uterine synechiae, […]

‘15,000 Nigerian Women Die Annually From Breast Cancer’

‘15,000 Nigerian Women Die Annually From Breast Cancer’

About 15, 000 women in the country die of breast cancer annually, a medical oncologist, specialized in breast cancer, Dr Bisi Ademuyiwa has said. She disclosed this yesterday during a seminar organized by AXA Mansard HMO in collaboration with the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) in Abuja. Dr Ademuyiwa who is ranked by Forbes as […]

Malawi Women Urged To Undergo Cervical Screening

Malawi Women Urged To Undergo Cervical Screening

In a drive to reduce cases of cervical cancer in the country, the Community of St Egidio through its Disease Relief Excellent and Advanced Means (DREAM) in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MoH) embarked on a campaign of screening women for early treatment and the latest being Phalombe. Dream is currently running a-week long […]

Pfizer, Others Unite Against Breast Cancer In Abuja

Pfizer, Others Unite Against Breast Cancer In Abuja

Every year, October is dedicated as the month of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BCAM, a global campaign designed to raise awareness on the prevalence of breast cancer in the society and the devastating impact the disease has on women, families, and communities worldwide. Throughout the month, individuals, organizations and governments come together to improve the […]

Cancer Society, SDA Hospital Offer Free Breast Screening

Cancer Society, SDA Hospital Offer Free Breast Screening

The Liberia Cancer Society (LCS) in partnership with the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Cooper Hospital will on Sunday, October 22, offer free breast screening and consultation to women and men between the ages of 15 and 90. Dr. Dawn Cooper Barnes, who is the president of the LCS, said the screening will be done in […]

`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 […]

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