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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

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

Fashion & purpose

The Philippine Cancer Society (PCS) formally introduced this year’s Best Dressed Women of the Philippines (BDWP) during a delightful afternoon tea at Okada Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. About two-thirds of Les Bleus' roster included players with immigrant backgrounds, a mini-United Nations of soccer talent. "That is the France that we love," Griezmann said through a translator after Sunday's 4-2 victory over Croatia ended the most exciting World Cup final in decades. "It's beautiful to see it." Griezmann's free kick was headed in by Mario Manduzkic for the opening own-goal in the 18th minute, and then he converted a penalty kick for a 2-1 lead in the 38th after video review spotted a handball by Ivan Perisic. Mbappe's speed led to the third goal in the 59th . He added a goal of his own in the 65th , at 19 becoming the second-youngest scorer in a World Cup final behind 17-year-old Pele in 1958. Vive la diversite! A day after Bastille Day, the party was on. "The diversity of the squad is in the image of this beautiful country that is France," midfielder Blaise Matuidi, whose parents are from Angola and Congo, said through a translator ahead of the match. France won on a humid night in Russia, with thunderclaps during play and a downpour during the trophy presentation. Quite different from that indelible summer evening at Stade de France in 1998, when fans in the arena and throughout Paris sang "La Marseillaise" until dawn and young teenagers drove cars while their intoxicated parents sat in passenger seats. People called that team "Black, Blanc, Beur," noting how white, black and North African players came together. Zinedine Zidane, a son of Algerians, headed in a pair of first-half corner kicks against heavily favored Brazil. Patrick Vieira, born in Senegal, fed Normand-born Emmanuel Petit for the third in the 3-0 win. This year's team was perhaps even more diverse. Defender Samuel Umtiti was born in Cameroon and backup goalkeeper Steve Mandanda in Zaire. Others descended from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, Mococco and Senegal, plus Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. "There may be players who come from different origins, but we do have the same state of mind," Griezmann said. "We all play for the same jersey, the cockerel. For our country, we give everything we have. As soon as you wear the jersey, we do everything for each other." He scored the go-ahead goal after the first video review-created penalty kick in a World Cup final. During a delay of about four minutes that might have unnerved less-composed players. Griezmann told himself to pretend it was a league match. "Carry on and do the same thing as I normally do," he remembered thinking. At 27, he in his prime but in the penumbra of Spanish soccer at Atletico Madrid, toiling in a league that Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate. He led the 2016 European Championship with six goals and tied for second with four at the World Cup, three on penalty kicks, earning the Bronze Ball as third-best player behind Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Belgium forward Eden Hazard. Griezmann kissed the trophy, knowing his generation will be revered in the same way Zidane, Petit, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram and Fabien Barthez remain renowned from Calais to Cannes. "From tonight on, I'm sorry for them, but they are going to be different," coach Didier Deschamps said. "Those 23 players will be linked forever, forever. Whatever happens — they might follow different paths, but they will be marked forever and they will be together thanks to this event." Griezmann, man of the match in a World Cup final, will be on posters throughout the republic, asked for endorsements, a mainstay of commercials. He will asked for autographs for the rest of his life. "I'm going to be in the history of French football with my team," Griezmann said. "We don't quite realize it yet. Our children will very proud to have our names.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Krejcikova dedicates Wimbledon doubles title to Novotna

LONDON (AP) — Breaking and creating records weren't the most special parts of winning the Wimbledon women's doubles title for Barbora Krejcikova. Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both 22 from the Czech Republic, won their second successive Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar on Saturday. As well as becoming the first pairing since 2003 to win the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back, they also became the first to claim both the girls' and women's doubles titles at the All England Club, after winning as juniors in 2013. But there was another piece of history that was more poignant for Krejcikova. Their title came exactly 20 years after her mentor and compatriot Jana Novotna won the Wimbledon singles title. Novotna died from ovarian cancer in November last year. As she did at the French Open in June, Krejcikova blew a kiss to the sky following the match. "I'm really, really proud," Krejcikova said. "I think she would be really proud, too." After winning their first major title at the French Open last month, the pair emphatically stopped a comeback attempt from fellow-Czech Peschke and Melichar, who was born in the Czech Republic but moved to Florida shortly after her birth and is a U.S. citizen. With just one point separating the teams after the opening two sets, the third-seeded Krejcikova and Siniakova raised their game against their 12th-seeded opposition to win 28 of 39 points and every game in the deciding set. It had been 15 years since Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama pulled off the 'Channel Slam' of triumphs in Paris and London. "At the beginning of the tournament, I wouldn't have expected this," Siniakova said. "Now I'm here, and we have two titles. It feels just amazing." The pair also created a record of their own by repeating their 2013 junior success. "Juniors, it was also amazing, the feeling," Siniakova said. "But this stage, it's much, much bigger.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Past champs Sharapova, Kvitova beaten at Wimbledon first round

LONDON --- These are not the sorts of matches Maria Sharapova is supposed to lose, letting lead after lead slip away Tuesday against a qualifier ranked 132nd --- and in the first round of Wimbledon, no less. Then again, at this edition of The Championships, as they prefer to call the event around here, the initial 48 hours have provided more surprising exits than anyone's accustomed to: A total of seven top-10 men's and women's seeds departed in the opening round, more than in any previous year in the professional era's half-century. That includes two-time champion Petra Kvitova, who was sent home by Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 a few hours before 2004 titl...Keep on reading: Past champs Sharapova, Kvitova beaten at Wimbledon first round.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Kim Jong-nam murder not a prank – prosecutors

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia – The assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was not a prank, Malaysian state prosecutors said Thursday, June 28, insisting it was a "carefully planned and executed" murder using a UN-banned poison. Prosecutors dismissed the defense case that the two women defendants were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

DNA ‘barcode’ delivering personalised breast cancer care – BBC News

Scientists in Cambridge say advances in genetics are set to transform the treatment of breast cancer, making it more personalised […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018