How yam extracts ‘cure’ breast cancer
A Recent study has demonstrated how white yam extracts could be used effectively to treat breast cancer tumours. The study, conducted by Dr. Joy Ifunanya Odimegwu and Prof. Olukemi Abiodun Odukoya of the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, was published in the journal bioRxiv.
Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Mother's Death
In celebration of Mother's Day, 44-year-old actress Angelina Jolie wrote an emotional tribute to her late mother Marcheline Bertrand. Bertrand died in 2007 after being diagnosed with ovarian and breast cancer. In her tribute for the New York Times, the Academy Award-winning star chronicled Bertrand's devotion and sacrifice for her children, the loss of her mother and…
Man With Breast Cancer Rejected From Support Group Because Of His Gender
A man who was diagnosed with breast cancer says he was made to feel 'isolated and lonely' after an online support group declined his membership because of his gender. David McCallion, 55, who is a community worker from Manchester, United Kingdom was told he would have to have a mastectomy and feared his condition could…
‘Women above 30 years susceptible to breast, cervical cancers’
The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has advocated early detection of breast and cervical cancers, noting that women above 30 years of age were predisposed to the scourge.
Actress Shannen Doherty Reveals She Has Stage 4 Breast Cancer
American actress Shannen Doherty, in an interview with ABC News that aired Tuesday on Good Morning America, shared that she is battling stage four breast cancer. "It's going to come out in a matter of days or a week that — I'm stage four. So my cancer came back. And that's why I'm here. I don't…
Breast cancer patients who exercise 150 minutes weekly halve their risk of dying
Exercising more after being diagnosed with breast cancer could lower your risk of dying, a study suggests.
‘Breast cancer screening should start at age 40 for women’
Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the breasts. Just as cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body; and this can occur in any part of the body, whether bone, brain, skin, breasts, bladder.
Two breast cancer survivors: ‘The cost of cancer treatment is killing most people’
In commemoration of the Breast Cancer Awareness month, marked every October, Guardian Woman spoke to two women, Eno Essien and Nnnenna Obasi who both survived breast cancer and are thriving today. They bare it all in these interviews, from discovering lumps in their breasts, getting the diagnosis, treatment and getting their lives back together.
‘Breast cancer screening should start at age 40 for most women’
Dr. Matthew Obinna Nwaneri is an Associate Professor at Carver College of Medicine and Medical Director, Iowa Oncology Network, medical oncologist at the University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC), and part of the Breast, Colo-rectal, and Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards.
Beating Breast Cancer
Mrs Kehinde Gbelee, Mrs Ebunola Anozie and Ms Della Ogunleye are the three most unlikely women to sit in the same room. Mrs Kehinde is a bespectacled academic, cool, collected and cerebral she self corrects like an iPhone as she speaks, her length sentences peppered with “rather than”s and “perhaps.” Mrs Anozie is classically beautiful…