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Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

When the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this October linking processed meats and red meats to an increased risk of cancer, the nation stood divided. As a long-time vegan, my mind was already made up — I stood on the side of the fence that felt validated by the WHO’s findings. Humanitarian issues […]

With These Tips, You Can Beat Cancer

With These Tips, You Can Beat Cancer

1. Don’t use tobacco Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer. Smoking has been linked to various types of cancer — including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. Xhewing tobacco has been linked to cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas. Even if […]

Can You Get Cancer Via Your Cellphone? Read This

Can You Get Cancer Via Your Cellphone? Read This

Cell Phones and Cancer: What are the Risks? Cell phones emit a form of electromagnetic field called radio frequency (RF) radiation. We have long been led to believe that this radiation is harmless because of the low power levels involved, and because it’s non-ionizing. Unfortunately, this cell phone radiation has the ability to penetrate our […]

Atrociousness of Cancer On Nigerian Women

Atrociousness of Cancer On Nigerian Women

Madam Chinyerem Michael’s husband died in 2013 of blood pressure (BP), leaving their three teenage children to her care in their squalid situation. Later, she developed cancer of the breast. Without a proper access to the hospital due to poverty, on December 26, 2016, her matrimonial family in Afikpo, Ebonyi State, was thrown into mourning, […]

Ghana: SG Cancer Foundation Sensitizes Women On Breast Cancer

Ghana: SG Cancer Foundation Sensitizes Women On Breast Cancer

A Breast Cancer awareness creation programme has taken place at Osu in Accra. The programme, organized by SG Cancer Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), was on the theme: ‘Early detection is critical and very necessary in fighting and surviving cancer.’ It aimed to increase cancer awareness in Ghana, encourage screening and early testing to improve […]

Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

When the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this October linking processed meats and red meats to an increased risk of cancer, the nation stood divided. As a long-time vegan, my mind was already made up — I stood on the side of the fence that felt validated by the WHO’s findings. Humanitarian issues […]

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 […]

SavingMayowa: My Take As A Nigerian Physician And Cancer Advocate

SavingMayowa: My Take As A Nigerian Physician And Cancer Advocate

I read about the death of Mayowa Ahmed last week with great sadness. I pray that her suffering is over and Allah accepts her soul in paradise. Her 4-year battle with Ovarian cancer ended with a disheartening controversy. Although Mayowa lost her life, I hope that we will all look deeply into our souls and […]

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

You know the virtues of regular physical activity: it can lower your risk of becoming overweight and can keep diseases like heart problems and diabetes at bay. But can it help reduce the risk of cancer, too? A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine sheds new light on that question. Previous studies have found […]

Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer spreading?

Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer spreading?

Scientists have discovered a protein that stops breast cancer from spreading, offering hope for millions of women worldwide. When tumour cells spread, they first enter the blood stream and grip onto the inner walls of blood vessels. Now, a study has revealed cancer cells control a receptor protein called EPHA2 in order to push their […]

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