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Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as ‘half-women’

As if losing a breast to cancer was not traumatic enough, Algerian mother-of-three Linda was then spurned by her husband for being "mutilated" and a "half-woman." "Cancer? It's nothing compared with being rejected after 18 years of marriage," the 50-year-old medical assistant said, still clearly upset years later. Linda is one of hundreds of Algerian women to have been abandoned by their husbands or fiances after being diagnosed with breast cancer, a charity says. Thousands of women are found to suffer from the disease every year in Algeria, leaving many with no option but to surgically remove a part of their body deeply associated with their feminity. Hayat says her fian...Keep on reading: Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as ‘half-women’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 2nd, 2018

Beauty and bravery: Women against breast cancer

Araneta Center goes pink this October to raise awareness about breast cancer and show support to patients and survivors. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the famous shopping center paints its pedestrian lanes pink to encourage the millions of visitors and shoppers to learn more about the disease, its prevention and treatment. In the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Araneta Center turns pink for breast cancer awareness

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Araneta Center paints its pedestrian lanes pink to encourage the millions of visitors and shoppers to learn more about the disease, its prevention and treatment.   In the Philippines, breast cancer is considered the No. 1 type of cancer among women, and 20 women die of breast cancer every day, according to the Philippine Cancer Society. The Global Cancer Observatory recorded a total of 24,798 of new cases afflicted with breast cancer just this year. This accounts for 17.6 percent of all new cases for all ages in both sexes and 31.4 percent of new cases among women this year.   Araneta Center holds its "Beauty and Bravery: Empow...Keep on reading: Araneta Center turns pink for breast cancer awareness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What recent research says about prevention

Monday, Oct. 1, marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout October to raise awareness of the disease, the most common form of cancer in women worldwide. Here we round up some research from the past year which has found that making certain lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Avoid using your phone at night European research published earlier this year found that night-time exposure to blue light, a range of the visible light spectrum emitted from smartphones and tablets, is linked with an increased risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. After looking at data from more than 4,000 people between 20 and 85 yea...Keep on reading: Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What recent research says about prevention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Why every breast cancer case is different

Breast cancer remains the most common and leading cause of death among women in the Philippines, accounting for nearly 27.7 percent of deaths in 2014 alone. That same year, more than 18,000 women were also diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, one out of 13 Filipino women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. "The greatest risk of getting breast cancer is simply by being a female," said Dr. Maria Luisa Abesamis Tiambeng, consultant for medical oncology at Cardinal Santos Medical Center. While some patients notice some breast pain, breast cancer is usually a painless lump. Symptoms may include a ...Keep on reading: Why every breast cancer case is different.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

CHICAGO --- Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs. "The impact is tremendous," said the study leader, Dr. Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Most women in this situation don't need treatment beyond surgery and hormone therapy, he said. T...Keep on reading: Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Gene test shows more breast cancer patients can skip chemo

TAMPA, United States – As many as 70% of women with the most common form of breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy, based on their score on a genetic test, researchers said Sunday, June 3. Until now, women have faced a great deal of uncertainty about whether to add ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

FDA chief bats for early cancer detection

Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) director-general Nela Charade Puno is calling on all women to have regular breast examinations, saying 'early cancer detection can save lives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Son banking on ‘Avengers’ screening to fund mother’s cancer treatment

Cancer remains the leading cause of death among Filipino women. Accordingo data released last Feb. 12, 2018 by the Philippine Statistics Authority, 12.5 percent of women died from cancer in 2016. The agony of the cancer patient extends to relatives, who feel not only the emotional stress but also the financial strain. For the last two years, Kearsay Chenkie Low, a 25-year-old marketing specialist, has been struggling to make enough money to pay for the treatment of his mother Yolly, who had been diagnosed with Stage 3B HER2-positive breast cancer. Even at his young age, he has already experienced working almost 24 hours a day at three jobs to meet the financial needs of his ...Keep on reading: Son banking on ‘Avengers’ screening to fund mother’s cancer treatment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Spotlight on cancer

FOUR FILIPINOS die of cancer every hour, almost 100 every day. According to the Department of Health, the most common cancers among Filipino men are lung, liver, colon/rectum, prostate, stomach, and leukemia. Among Filipino women, the most common cancers are breast, cervix, lung, colon/rectum, ovary and liver. A national health priority, cancer is the third […] The post Spotlight on cancer appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death – study

PARIS, France – Young women with the BRCA gene mutation that prompted actress Angelina Jolie's pre-emptive and much-publicized double mastectomy are not more likely to die after a breast cancer diagnosis, scientists said Friday, January 12. In fact, they may have a "survival advantage" over non-carriers if diagnosed with triple-negative ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death: study

Young women with the BRCA (BReastCAncer) gene mutation that prompted actress Angelina Jolie's pre-emptive and much-publicized double mastectomy are not more likely to die after a breast cancer diagnosis, scientists said on Friday.   In fact, they may have a "survival advantage" over non-carriers if diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, a form that is particularly hard to treat, a team wrote in the journal The Lancet Oncology.   "Women diagnosed with early breast cancer who carry a BRCA mutation are often offered double mastectomies soon after their diagnosis or chemotherapy treatment" compared to non-mutation carriers, study co-author Diana Eccles of the Uni...Keep on reading: Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death: study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

At least 108 children, women dead, missing in Western Mindanao flashfloods

SALVADOR, Lanao del Norte---Ricardo Abalo, principal of the Salvador Central School, could barely contain his emotion as one by one, the bodies of eight school children were plucked out of the thick mud that descended into several villages on Friday. "It's very painful to see the dead bodies of the children, whom we also considered to be our own," the muddied Abalo told the Inquirer. Salvador has suffered 41 confirmed deaths but about half of the figure had not yet been recovered. Abalo had joined the search and retrieval team that combed the thick mud in the hope of finding survivors in the villages of Pansor, Buntong, and Madaya. Among those missing was the 17-year-old chil...Keep on reading: At least 108 children, women dead, missing in Western Mindanao flashfloods.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Risk of breast cancer’s return looms for 20 years—study

Women who are treated for a kind of breast cancer that is fueled by the hormone estrogen face a substantial risk of the cancer returning, even 20 years later, researcher said earlier this week. The risk is highest in women whose original tumors were large and affected four or more lymph nodes, said the report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from 88 clinical trials involving nearly 63,000 women with estrogen-receptor (ER) positive breast cancer, one of the most common types. Patients in the study all received endocrine therapy---such as tamoxifen which is the standard of care to cut the risk of cancer recurrence---for five years and...Keep on reading: Risk of breast cancer’s return looms for 20 years—study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

World’s first profit-for-charity breast care center opens in Makati City

MANILA, Philippines — According to the Department of Health, one out of four Filipino women is at risk of getting breast cancer in her lifetime......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

‘Half a glass of wine every day’ increases breast cancer risk – BBC News

‘Half a glass of wine every day’ increases breast cancer risk – BBC News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Stars walk for breast-cancer survivors at 2nd Fashion Can Serve gala night

Stars walk for breast-cancer survivors at 2nd Fashion Can Serve gala night.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Arts & Leisure: Fashion show focuses on support for cancer survivors

A PERSON's battle against breast cancer is not done alone as one needs the support from family and friends in order to succeed, that is the theme of ICanServe Foundation's second fashion show/fund-raiser slated on Oct. 13 at the Raffles Makati......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

Half of Ethiopia s new cabinet are women, including defense job

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday, October 16, unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 8 min. ago

AI achieves 99% accuracy in finding metastatic breast cancer – Google

MANILA, Philippines - Google last week shared in a blog post that it has developed an AI that could greatly aid pathologists in the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic tumors are cancerous cells that break away from their tissue of origin to travel and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Ayuda sa kababaihang may breast cancer

Tinatayang isa sa 13 kababaihan sa Pilipinas ang magkakaroon ng breast cancer ayon sa pinakahuling datos sa bansa. Nakakabahala rin dahil ang Pilipinas pala ang may pinakamataas na insidente ng breast cancer sa buong Asya. Ang buwan ng Oktubre ay tinatawag na Breast Cancer Awareness Month kung saan iba’t ibang programa ng gobyerno at mga… link: Ayuda sa kababaihang may breast cancer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018