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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

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

GRADUATION SEASON

Some women flower vendors failed to sell their flowers after half a day at the graduation ceremonies held at the CAP building last Wednesday. The vendors were not allowed to sell inside the grounds reportedly to prevent congestion. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com).....»»

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‘Artificial mole’ could warn of cancer – study

TAMPA, United States --- Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday. The implant, or "biomedical tattoo," as researchers call it, has been tested in lab animals, lasts about a year and recognizes the four most common types of cancer: prostate, lung, colon and breast cancer. It works by reacting to the level of calcium in the blood, which rises when a tumor is developing. About 40 percent of cancers could theoretically be detected this way, researchers said. "The biomedical tattoo detects all hypercalcemic cancers at a very ...Keep on reading: ‘Artificial mole’ could warn of cancer – study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Pablo, Reyes, Lazaro lead 11 new players in nat l team tryout

Eleven new faces showed up in the second installment of the national women’s volley team tryout at the Arellano University Gym in Legarda on Wednesday. Pocari Sweat’s Myla Pablo, Petron’s Mika Reyes, Denden Lazaro of Cocolife, University of the Philippines’ Tots Carlos and University of the East libero Kath Arado were some of the big names who joined the pool of national team hopefuls after skipping last Friday first tryout. A total of 21 players attended with half of the group showing up for the first time in the selection process facilitated by national team head coach Ramil De Jesus as the country builds up for the 18th Jakarta Asian Games in August and the AVC Asia Cup in September. Also in attendance were other first-timers Elaine Kasilag of Pocari Sweat, Petron’s setter Rhea Dimaculangan and Ces Molina, Bang Pineda of Generika-Ayala, Cocolife’s Royse Tubino and Lourdes Clemente of F2 Logistics.   Kasilag and Pablo skipped the drills and scrimmage to attend their team practice in Villamor Airbase while Reyes, Molina and Dimaculangan also left early for their club training.   Back in the tryout were Sta. Lucia’s Becca Rivera and MJ Phillips, De La Salle University’s Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili and Cha Cruz, Ara Galang, Kim Fajardo and Aby Maraño and University of Sto. Tomas’ Sisi Rondina.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Terry Rozier added 23 points for Boston, which took a 2-0 series lead in the first-round matchup. Game 3 is set for Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in Milwaukee. The Celtics led by as many as 20 in the fourth quarter. Milwaukee got as close as 107-97 with 4:13 to play. But the Celtics responded with an 11-2 run, capped by a banked in three-pointer by Brown to push their lead back up to 118-99. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Khris Middleton added 25 points. Turnovers were an issue for the second straight game for Milwaukee. The Bucks finished with 15, leading to 21 Boston points. They also shot just 41 percent from the free-throw line (7-of-17). The Celtics bench came up big, outscoring their Milwaukee counterparts 41-25. Marcus Morris led Boston’s reserves with 18 points. Boston led by as many as 13 in the first half, taking advantage of 10 Milwaukee turnovers. Antetokounmpo scored 18 points in the opening 24 minutes. He had his way on the inside, connecting on eight of his nine shots from the field. TIP-INS Bucks: Have been outscored 42-13 in second-chance points through two games. ... Shot 62 percent in the first half (23 of 37). Celtics: Brown is the youngest player in Celtics history to score 30 or more points in a playoff game. .. Boston went 13-of-31 from the three-point line. ... Shane Larkin (11 points) scored double-digits in a playoff game for the first time in his NBA career. FREAK’S STREAK Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) marked the ninth straight game that Antetokounmpo has scored at least 20 points against the Celtics. HEAVY HEART Celtics guard Marcus Smart has a heavy heart as he continues to work his way back from right thumb surgery. Smart revealed prior to Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) game that his mother, Camellia Smart, was recently diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. He was able to visit her briefly in Texas last week. But he said she wants him to be with the team because seeing him play would “put a smile on her face.” “She told me she’d rather me be here than back there,” Smart said. “Doing what I love to do.” HAYWARD UPDATE Gordon Hayward has hit a new milestone in his left ankle rehab. He is currently at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis, Indiana, working with a running mechanics specialist. “We’re just trying to get him ready for Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) game. And we’re hopeful he can play,” Stevens joked before the game. He then quickly made it clear it’s simply the “logical next step” in what remains a long rehab process. “He’s not gonna join us in Milwaukee,” Stevens said. “He’s still a long, long, long way away.” SPECIAL GUESTS Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden was honored during a timeout in the first quarter. On Monday Linden became the first American woman to win the race since 1985. ... There were also several New England Patriots seated on the sideline and the crowd, including team owner Robert Kraft, Julian Edelman, Duron Harmon, James White and Kyle Van Noy......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Childhood Holocaust survivors reunited after 76 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did --- 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels. Gerstel and her Jewish family had hidden in the Gronowskis' home for nearly two weeks before her father sent word from France that he had reached a deal with a smuggler who would get her, her siblings and their mother safely out of Nazi-occupied Belgium. The Gronowskis, also Jewish, decided to stay. They hid for 18 months until the Nazis came knocking at the family's door and put Simon, his sister and mother on a...Keep on reading: Childhood Holocaust survivors reunited after 76 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Philippines stuns Jordan to open 2018 Women s Asian Cup

The Philippine Women's National Football team opened their 2018 AFC Asian Cup campaign in a big way after beating host-nation Jordan, 2-1 at the Amman International Stadium, Saturday morning Manila time.  Sarina Bolden provided the go-ahead-conversion in the 76th minute of action, beating her defender and firing from just inside the box and propelling the Malditas to a rousing tournament-opening victory.  It was the hosts that took control early of the match however, with Maysa Jbarah finishing a well-timed volley in the 15th minute.  The Philippines was to pull even early in the second half, with help from Jordan's Yasmeen Khair after she deflected a Bolden header into her own goal at the 51st minute.  The Malditas pick up the maximum three points on opening day, joining China PR at the top of Group A.  Up next for the Philippines will be China PR at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman on Monday evening, Manila time. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Hindi tayo pwedeng sumuko -- Santiago

National University’s woes in the second round elimination of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament continued. After an impressive start, the Lady Bulldogs dropped their fifth straight match to extend an alarming skid that could endanger their drive for a return in the Final Four after missing the cut in the previous two seasons. NU absorbed an 18-25, 22-25, 20-25, beating at the hands of University of the Philippines Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The loss pulled down the Lady Bulldogs to a 6-6 win-loss slate at the no. 4 spot, just half a game ahead of Adamson University. Despite their string of misfortunes, NU star Jaja Santiago kept her hopes high.  “Hanggang may pag-asa hindi ako magwo-worry,” said Santiago, the lone bright spot for NU in the match. The graduating 6-foot-5 versatile hitter was the lone Lady Bulldog in double figures scoring with 19 points while adding seven digs. Setter Jasmine Nabor scored five points while Fil-Japanese Risa Sato and veteran Aiko Urdas were scoreless. “Sabi ko nga sa teammates after ng game, kasi napag-usapan namin nung may mga sessions kami na lahat ng negativity sa team namin alis. Lahat ng nasa isip mo na hindi nakakatulong sa’yo alis,” Santiago said. “Sabi ko sa kanila kasi ‘yung nakikita ko teary-eye, ‘Anong sabi satin? Wag na tayo maging negative di ba?’ “May mga nagsabi na ‘Kaya natin yan! Kaya natin yan!’ Sabi ko “hindi pa tapos ang laban may dalawa pa tayong games at yun yung kailangan natin ipanalo para pumasok ng semifinals,’” she added. “’Binibigyan pa tayo ng chance ni God kaya hindi tayo pwedeng sumuko kasi yun nga may chance pa tayo. Hindi pa naman tapos yung laban natin, so anong susukuan natin? Laban lang.’” The Lady Bulldogs need to sweep their remaining games against also-ran University of the East and Far Eastern University to secure a spot in the Final Four.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

PH Jiu-jitsu bet Annie Ramirez proud to inspire women in contact sports

Annie Ramirez fights like a girl and she's proud of it. The 27-year-old has become one of the top women's fighters in the Philippines and in the continent after bringing glory to the country in the world stage in the past half a decade. "It gives me pride knowing that I get to influence those women who are into this contact sport," said Ramirez during a press conference of the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of the Philippines Wednesday. "And I can also give inspiration to girls that they can also become the no. 1 in this kind of sport, which is a really big honor." Ramirez won gold in the 2016 Asian Beach Games and another in the Ashbagat Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, both i...Keep on reading: PH Jiu-jitsu bet Annie Ramirez proud to inspire women in contact sports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

UE: Rod Roque – The Accidental Coach

“Nakakatawa nga eh. I’ve never played volleyball in my life! Never!” A fact University of East head coach Rod Roque admitted when he talked to sports scribes after his first stint with the Lady Warriors in just the sixth game of the squad in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. Just two days before, Francis Vicente parted ways with UE after three and a half seasons with a futile 2-45 win-loss record. The Lady Warriors absorbed their 12th straight defeat since Season 79 a day before he resigned. Then they found Roque, the school’s representative to the UAAP Board, a perfect fit. But with a losing record and a team lacking confidence, why would UE hire an interim coach that had no volleyball background? The answer is simple. The school’s management wanted someone that they can trust, a person who has been loyal to the Recto-based university and a tactician that can hold the fort until they can find a proper replacement. Plus, it’s an added bonus that the man they chose for the interim spot made miracles in their boy’s volleyball program. Heck, the man gave UE high school more titles than the other teams’ number of boy’s crowns combined. But Roque is also quick to temper UE management’s expectations. “Siympre mahirap because people might expect a miracle. Sabi ko naman sa management when they told me, sabi ko, ‘Don’t expect a miracle because a miracle doesn’t happen overnight.”   A Twist of Fate Roque may not have the volleyball background like the other UAAP coaches but he excelled in a different kind of sport.      “High school, college, noong estudyante pa ako gymnast ako,” said Roque, a true-blooded Red Warrior with a BS Physical Education degree. He was a member of the national men’s all-around gymnastics team and even represented the country in different international tournaments. “Nakapunta kami sa Asian Youth, sa National games. Di ko lang nalaro yung SEA (Southeast Asian) Games,” he said. After finishing his Masters degree in UE in 1992, Roque grew tired of gymnastics and decided to pursue his love of teaching, working as a PE instructor in the same university. Then fate brought him into coaching high school boy’s volleyball.         “Una ko na-discover sa intramural volleyball. Kumuha kami ng player noong intrams. Nagtayo kami ng team, nananalo naman kami. So yun na yung umpisa,” he said. With the UE boy’s team success, the late athletic director Brenn Perez saw a lot of potential with the Junior Warriors and he decided to field the squad in the UAAP.   “Nakita ng director namin, si Mr. Perez na nagtsa-champion kami sa mga invitational. So nag-propose siya sa UAAP na isama na ‘yung UAAP jrs volleyball. Ayun. Since 1996 nagstart yung UAAP Jrs. volleyball sa (UE),” said Roque. But UE wasn’t as successful as it was in the other tournaments the Junior Warriors joined. De La Salle-Zobel was lording it over since the boy’s tournament started in 1995. The Junior Spikers built a dynasty from Season 57 to 62. Then Roque’s crew got its payback. UE completed a grand slam from 2001 to 2003. DLSU-Zobel snatched a crown in Season 66 but Roque was set to make history. The Junior Warriors reigned supreme for the next 11 years. Under Roque’s tutelage, UE was invincible for more than a decade, dating from 2005 to 2015 - the longest title streak of any team in any UAAP volleyball division. From 1995 to 2016 the Junior Warriors landed 22 straight Final Four appearances. Roque handled the National Capital Region’s boy’s volleyball team for 10 years, earning five Palarong Pambansa gold medals. Out of UE’s 14 titles, Roque had 10 for the Junior Warriors before taking a bigger role as UE’s athletic director after Perez passed away from a heart attack in 2009. “Nag-retire (ako as coach) kasi na-promote ako. Naging assistant director na ako. After that, two years, ginawa na akong director,” he said. “Busy na ‘yung schedule. Hindi ako makapag-ensayo.”   Back as Coach UE has been lumbering at the cellar for years both in the men’s and women’s divisions. While the Junior Warriors were copping titles, the school’s college teams were getting beaten black and blue season after season. Under Vicente’s watch, the Lady Warriors sported a 2-45 win-loss record. The Red Warriors, who named a new coach before Season 80 in national men’s volleyball team coach Sammy Acaylar, didn’t fare any better. Five games into the season, UE decided to part ways with their coaches. Acaylar resigned citing conflict of schedule a he was appointed as Perpetual Help athletic director while Vicente left because of ‘personal reasons’. But sources said that Vicente was sacked a day before Acaylar tended his resignation. While Roque struggled to turn around the campaign of the Red Warriors, his stint with the Lady Warriors was sort of ‘miraculous’. He dropped a four-setter against Far Eastern University in his debut but again became an architect of UE’s historic feat – this time in the women’s division. The Lady Warriors closed the first round with a surprise 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13 shocker over Adamson University that ended their 12-game slide since Season 79. Just three days later, UE stunned University of Sto. Tomas, 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 26-24, in a historic first win against the traditional powerhouse Tigresses at least since the start of the Final Four format in 1994. It marked the first time since Season 74 that the Lady Warriors won back-to-back games. It opened the eyes of volleyball fans that the Lady Warriors have talented players like Shaya Adorador, Mary Anne Mendrez and libero Kath Arado. “Na-notice kasi namin na takot silang magkamali. Takot silang magkamali kaya lalo silang nagkakamali. Pero para sa akin OK lang magkamali but make sure babawi ka,” said Roque. “Natutuwa naman ako kasi nagkakamali sila pero bumabawi.” The Lady Warriors eventually dropped their next three games after that back-to-back wins but gave Adamson, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University quite a scare before succumbing. But with the change of culture brought by Roque, teams are now wary of the Lady Warriors, which will return to action on April 8 against slumping National University. UE will wrap up its campaign against FEU and University of the Philippines – the last remaining games of Roque before he leaves his post to make way to a new head coach. “This season lang talaga ako,” said Roque. With him on board, the Lady Warriors are playing like a team looking to prove that they are better than just being a win fodder for other squads. Roque made the players respect themselves. He gave UE volleyball the respect it deserves.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US

WASHINGTON --- Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington hoped their protest would match in numbers and spirit last year's women's march, one of the biggest protests in the capital since the Vietnam era and one that far exceeded predictions of 300,000 demonstrators. Bearing signs reading "We Are the Change," "No More Silence" and "Keep NRA Money Out of Politics," protesters packed Pen...Keep on reading: Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018