Tag Archives: breast cancer

  • self-care

    Cancer survivor VeRitta Smith on self-care, and finding purpose in the midst of the storm

    [fl]A[/fl]lthough the news didn’t make waves, in 2018 Black women were classified as a high-risk group for breast cancer for the first time ever. Despite our incidences of the disease being about the same as white women, Black women are nearly twice as likely to die from breast cancer, and more ...

  • are you exercising enough

    Not Getting Enough Exercise? You’re Not Alone

    RH Weekly News Roundup - 7 September 2018Are You Exercising Enough?[fl]N[/fl]ot getting enough exercise? You’re hardly alone. According to a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which was recently published by The Lancet, over a quarter of adults fail to achieve recommended minim...

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  • Breast Cancer Survivor Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu: Reducing stigma, lifting spirits

    Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the founder and president of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN). She herself was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 years ago, in 1997. Through her organization, she has brought hope to many breast cancer patients in Nigeria, and she hopes that breast cancer wi...

  • 5 Foods That Reduce Your Risk For Cancer

    We know that one of the most effective ways to reduce your risk for breast cancer is to be cautious about how you take care of your body and what you put in it. While there is no single food that can stop you from getting cancer, research indicates that what you eat can strengthen your immune system...

  • Breast Cancer in Nigerian Women: TALK IT UP!

    Breast Cancer in Nigerian Women"Late presentation" is the deadly, distinctive feature of breast cancer in Nigerian women. More than 70 percent seek treatment so late in disease that there is little, if any, benefit from any kind of treatment. For reasons unknown, Nigerian women also develop brea...

  • Breast Cancer

    Fight Like A Girl! Beat Breast Cancer With Early Detection

    It is a disheartening fact that although white women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, black women are more likely to die from it.According to the Globocan Project (2012), an international project that provides estimates of cancer in over 180 countries,  breast cancer is the l...

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