Tag Archives: Cancer

When hurricanes halt treatment, lung cancer patients die sooner

(Reuters Health) – Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests. FILE PHOTO: Residents walk through flood water back to their raised house during Hurricane Barry in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, U.S. July 14,… Read More »

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Alzheimer’s disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand out because they’re from a respected national cancer database and the men were… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »