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What Is Dense Breast Tissue, and How Does It Relate to Breast Cancer?

What Is Dense Breast Tissue, and How Does It Relate to Breast Cancer?

While getting a mammogram is a good way to detect the possibility of breast cancer, it can also detect something else: dense breast tissue. In fact, dense breast tissue is a finding exclusive to a mammogram, wherein certain parts of the breast appear light gray or white, making it harder to detect any present abnormalities, according […]

How Often Do You Go For Check-Ups

How Often Do You Go For Check-Ups

I did a survey recently to confirm a particular suspicion of mine. My suspicion is this; a lot of people don’t normally go for checkups until probably when they’re sick and need to really visit the doctor. Even for a fact, some have never even done that before except if they’re seriously under the weather. […]

Senegal To Offer Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment

Senegal To Offer Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment

The government of Senegal will begin to offer free breast or cervical cancer chemotherapy in public hospitals from October 2019, reports the BBC. About 70% of all cancer deaths occur in developing countries. The World Health Organization estimates that HPV infections cause approximately 68 000 cases of cervical cancer each year in Africa. 34 out of […]

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 […]

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