One of the best ways to “prevent” breast cancer – because you can never truly prevent cancer – is to catch it early enough and one of the best ways to do that is by performing regular breast self-exams. Why? “The medical community advocates that women get to know their breasts intimately, so […]

Black women under the age of 35: You could be at risk for ductal carcinoma, also known as stage 0 breast cancer, according to a recent study published in Jama Oncology. Stage 0 breast cancer is typically thought of as noninvasive, but what researchers found may surprise you. After analyzing the data of approximately 100,000 women who […]

Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, “sham” acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill. Interestingly, sham acuptuncture came in second place for effectiveness, the researchers said. Furthermore, the effects of acupuncture were “significant and enduring for hot flashes while gabapentin’s effect […]

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every Wednesday during September, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® will contribute stories that will put a face on the mission to end childhood cancer. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18. Faith and prayer can inspire extraordinary actions in ordinary people. Danny Thomas was a […]

  Every year, the student chorus of Public School 22 in Staten Island, N.Y., performs a special song, and this year, it was dedicated to one of their favorite teachers. The elementary students, led by director Gregg Breinberg, sang a heart-wrenching performance of Martina McBride’s cancer survivor anthem, I’m Gonna Love You Through It, in honor of Adriana Lopez. According […]

After a cancer diagnosis, many turn to their faith for answers. In fact, the 2014 Cancer Experience: A National Study of Patients and Caregivers found that nearly 80 percent of African American cancer patients are driven by faith and spirituality while enduring treatment. This statistic clearly shows the need for health care providers to offer […]

Are you a clean-freak? Do you spend your time cleaning, wiping, disinfecting, dousing yourself in hand sanitizer and constantly washing things down in an attempt…

Before he became from Lucious Lyon on the hit show “Empire”, Terrence Howard was a self-proclaimed mama’s boy. People can see him in a new PBS series about the disease that took the life of his mother,“Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” Actor Edward Herrmann, who died of brain cancer on Dec. 31, 2014 (six weeks after […]

After a tough bout with cancer, Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still’s 4-year-old daughter is in remission. Still’s daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma last year.…

  Two years after Angelina Jolie revealed she’d undergone a preventative double mastectomy, the actress delivered another bombshell: last week she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. This candid essay, like her last, was written for theNew York Times. In it, Jolie, 39, reveals that while she’d been planning the surgery for some time, […]

INSTAGRAM/MAN_OF_STILL75   Leah Still, the daughter of NFL player Devon Still who’s been battling cancer, received good news from doctors on Tuesday. That moment you get the best news you’ve ever received and don’t know what to do so you just flex!! We got Leah’s MIBG Scans back tonight and the doctors told us they didn’t […]

We know that prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer disproportionately affect African Americans, but there is a lesser discussed cancer that also affects us more: multiple myeloma (MM). Multiple myeloma, a cancer  caused by malignant cells that spread throughout the bone marrow, is the 14th most common cancer in the United States and kills more than […]