Tag Archives: cancer

Breast cancer survivors treated to cruise holiday by Royal Caribbean International



A group of breast cancer survivors from the US, UK and Singapore led by US‐based non‐profit organisation Send Me On Vacation, were invited by …
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Uterine cancer on the rise, especially for black women – WRCBtv.com


“There are many risk factors for developing uterine cancer,” said Dr. Joseph Davis, an OB-GYN and medical director of the Cayman Fertility Center in the Caribbean who was not involved in the report. The lining of the uterus is hormonally sensitive, so people with higher-than-normal estrogen are especially at risk, “but there are also social factors that contribute to this increase,” he told NBC News, “like diabetes and obesity that have become more and more common with the introduction of processed foods in our diet.”

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Effect of religiosity/spirituality on ovarian cancer diagnosis in African American women


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New Rochelle, NY, December 5, 2018–An examination of data from a multi-center case-control study of ovarian cancer in African American women found that women who reported higher levels of religiosity/spirituality had increased odds of stage III-IV ovarian cancer at diagnosis. Agreement with cultural/folk belief statements related to cancer was not associated with cancer stage at diagnosis. The full study findings are described in an article published in Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann…

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Helping African American women get better access to breast cancer care




Almost everyone knows someone in their life impacted by breast cancer. One in eight women are impacted in the United States, but not everyone is impacted the same.

African American women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer, even though their rates of getting cancer are the same as white women. Channel 11 talked to Allegheny Health Network breast surgeon Rebecca Fisher…

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Cancer survivors, others to speak at event on prostate health for African-American men



A symposium featuring cancer survivors and others designed to provide education and awareness on the impact of prostate health for …
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Examining peer support and survivorship for African American women with breast cancer – Nicks – – Psycho-Oncology


Objective

More than 3.5 million female breast cancer (BrCa) survivors live in the United States, and the number continues to grow. Health status and quality of life amongst survivors is variable, and African American (AA) survivors suffer disproportionately from BrCa morbidity and mortality. Emerging evidence suggests peer support is an effective strategy to promote positive survivorship outcomes for AA BrCa survivors. This study aimed to explore the role of peer support in the BrCa experiences of AA survivors.

Methods

Working collaboratively with The Breakfast Club, Inc. (BCI), a community‐based BrCa peer support…

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