A former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has told an Abuja High Court that she has not been in Nigeria since May 2015 because of cancer treatment. This was revealed in a writ of summons against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF). Alison-Madueke is asking for … Continue reading Diezani reveals battle with aggressive breast cancer, surgery
CANCER: What you should know about the causes, risk factors, prevention, screening and treatment
Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020, or nearly one in six deaths. The most common cancers are breast, lung, colon and rectum and prostate cancers Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, high body mass … Continue reading CANCER: What you should know about the causes, risk factors, prevention, screening and treatment
Cancer of the veins on the rise since COVID-19 pandemic
Deep vein thrombosis or DVT affects more than 1 million Indians every year, and its complications like pulmonary embolism, migration of loose clots into lungs, etc, can be life-threatening. This clotting of small and large blood vessels has been on the rise since the appearance of the thrombogenic Covid-19 virus. DVT, in a way, is … Continue reading Cancer of the veins on the rise since COVID-19 pandemic
Pulitzer winner Walter Mears dies at 87
Walter R. Mears, who for 45 years fluidly and speedily wrote the news about presidential campaigns for The Associated Press and won a Pulitzer Prize doing it, has died. He was 87. “I could produce a story as fast as I could type,” Mears once acknowledged — and he was a fast typist. He became … Continue reading Pulitzer winner Walter Mears dies at 87
Inadequate exposure to sunlight increases risk of colon cancer
New research finds that countries with more cloudy days tend to have higher colon cancer rates. Lower levels of vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin," may be to blame. So, boosting your vitamin D levels through exposure to sunlight could help reduce your risk of colon cancer, according to researchers at the University of California, San … Continue reading Inadequate exposure to sunlight increases risk of colon cancer
There’s a link between sunscreens and cancer, new research found
With the recall of sunscreens due to the discovery of cancer-causing ingredients, how is a consumer to know what to buy in order to stay safe from the sun's harmful rays, while also avoiding dangerous sun products? Read on for all you need to know this summer. Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com The pharmaceutical giant Johnson … Continue reading There’s a link between sunscreens and cancer, new research found
Hollywood star Kelly Preston dies at 57
Kelly Preston had been privately battling breast cancer for two years, and on Sunday, the disease took her life. "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer," a family rep tells People. "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing … Continue reading Hollywood star Kelly Preston dies at 57
Everything you should know about cancer
Cancer causes cells to divide uncontrollably. This can result in tumors, damage to the immune system, and other impairment that can be fatal. In the United States, an estimated 15.5 million people with a history of cancer were living as of January 1, 2016, according to a 2018 report from the American Cancer Society. In … Continue reading Everything you should know about cancer
Is acupuncture the new treatment for cancer?
There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you have will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy … Continue reading Is acupuncture the new treatment for cancer?
Cancer-stricken couple wins $2b lawsuit
Bayer lost its third Roundup lawsuit in a row Monday, with the jury awarding a couple an amount that dwarfs the verdicts in the previous two. The California jury awarded Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a couple in their 70s who blame the herbicide for their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, $1 billion each in punitive damages and $55 … Continue reading Cancer-stricken couple wins $2b lawsuit
What makes marijuana a good care for cancer?
Marijuana may play a role in cancer care by ameliorating some of the distressing symptoms of the disease - as well as some of the symptoms caused by treatment. In general, there are prescription drugs available that also help the same symptoms, although some patients have a greater response to cannabis than they do to … Continue reading What makes marijuana a good care for cancer?
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte fears cancer will end his tenure
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said he has undergone tests to determine whether he has been struck by cancer and hinted that the potential illness could see an early end to his tenure in office. Image: Rodrigo Duterte Duterte confirmed that he went to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center on Wednesday (Oct 3) where the … Continue reading Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte fears cancer will end his tenure
WWE star Matt Cappotelli dies at 38
The wrestling world has lost one of its stars following Matt Cappotelli's long battle with terminal cancer. Cappotelli was aged just 38. Image: Matt Cappotelli Known for his victorious appearance on the WWE reality show Tough Enough, Cappotelli's wife Lindsay confirmed his death yesterday (June 29) by sharing a black and white photo of the two together on Instagram. She … Continue reading WWE star Matt Cappotelli dies at 38
Steven Bochco, who created L.A. Law, dies at 74
Steven Bochco, the prolific TV creator responsible for hits including “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law” and “NYPD Blue,” died of cancer Sunday morning, his rep told NY Daily News. He was 74. Image: Steven Bochco The New York native began his career at Universal on shows like “Ironside” and “Columbo” before leaving for MTM Enterprises, … Continue reading Steven Bochco, who created L.A. Law, dies at 74
Bobby Zarin dies from cancer at 71
Jill Zarin, the popular Real Housewives of New York City actress, has lost her husband Bobby Zarin, who died at the age of 71 on Saturday, 13 January, after a long battle with cancer. Image shows Jill and Bobby Jill revealed in an official statement that her husband died on Saturday surrounded by his family “With … Continue reading Bobby Zarin dies from cancer at 71
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