BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 20, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration had already warned against usage of the laparoscopic power morcellator because of its potential to spread hidden cancer during common gynecological procedures. Now new research has added more weight to those fears.
According to the findings at the University of Michigan, one in 368 women who had undergone hysterectomies for fibroids developed an undetected uterine sarcoma. The study found that these sarcomas could be worsened with a morcellator if used by a doctor. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 21, 2014
According to The American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. They also predicted there to be approximately 40,000 deaths from breast cancer in 2o14.
These numbers are scary. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and a woman with a family history of the disease, the presence of these statistics looming around the internet are all the more frightening. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 18, 2012
CoverGirl’s newest model is easy, breezy, beautiful – and bald. 13-year-old Talia Castellano is a cancer patient whose makeup tutorials have made her a YouTube star.
Talia first fell in love with makeup when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of seven. As she grew older, she began sharing her love and knowledge in YouTube makeup tutorials. She uses makeup to make her feel beautiful.
“When I have on a wig I feel, not fake, just not me,” she said. “When I put on makeup I feel like I can embrace those features that I really like about myself. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Oct 07, 2011
Feeling bloated? Perhaps you’re having abdominal pain? Or maybe you’re just peeing more frequently? Although these symptoms don’t seem like much, they could all be signs of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer was believed to be a silent killer, but more often than not these run of the mill symptoms (bloating, pelvic/abdominal pain, urinary symptoms and difficulty eating or feeling full quickly) are misdiagnosed. Read More
BY niesha sharay
on Aug 10, 2011
While breast cancer is largely thought of as a female issue, The American Cancer Society estimates that 2,140 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed each year. One 26 year old South Carolina resident, Raymond Johnson, is amongst this year’s batch of new breast cancer patients. Johnson works as a tradesman specializing in tile instillation, but is unfortunately uninsured and unable to afford breast cancer treatments on his own, instead depending on Medicaid and charity organizations to bridge the gap. Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman
on Jan 04, 2011
Cancer impacts everyone at some point in their life. This is a cause I'm very passionate about!
In May of this year, I lost my mother to a 22 year battle with Breast Cancer. That event has changed my life. After her death, I was finding a need to do something, help the cause in some way, the fight against cancer. I looked for ways to become involved in a local community where my efforts could directly and immediately help those who are supporting a loved one through the fight. Read More