Tag Archives: cancer

  • When Cancer Comes Knocking: Jelilat’s Story

    This feature was first published in Radiant Issue No. 8.[fl]I[/fl] was 18 and living in Nigeria when I found my first lump. I found it by accident because I only had meaningful contact with my breasts when I was in the shower or when putting on a bra. It felt like a smooth pebble, and I tried ...

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    Gel Manicures and Cancer: The Ugly Risks of Nail Salons

    For many of us, visiting the nail salon for some pinkie-pampering constitutes the ultimate ‘me-time.’ But what we’re about to reveal might make you think twice about your salon treats. Read on for some warning signs to watch out for next time you go in for a manicure.Sun Burn at the salo...

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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...

  • In The News: Red Meat, Processed Meat And The Cancer Connection

    If you have been following the media this week, you’ve probably heard that the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a document classifying processed red meat as a Group 1 carcinogenic- a cancer causing agent in the same category as tobacco, arsenic and asbestos. The same report listed red meat...

  • 5 Diet Blunders That Are Increasing Your Risk For Cancer

    Let’s be honest! We all have bad eating habits that make our doctors cringe. When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, there are certain habits that could actually increase your risk. How many of these diet blunders are you making?1. Drinking too much alcohol. Sure, there is nothing w...

  • 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...

  • Suya, Asun And Cancer. Is There A Connection?

    A few years ago, a study had the meat loving world up in arms. Besides the heart disease risk often associated with diets high in animal products, the research indicated a strong correlation between grilled protein foods and cancer. To most Nigerians, this would imply the need to abandon favourites ...

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