Tag Archives: cancer

Woman, 41, gives birth to ‘miracle twins’ after beating cervical cancer

Workaholic who battled cervical cancer, 41, gives birth to ‘miracle twins’ – despite doctors warning she may NEVER have children following treatment Rebecca Allen was a ‘workaholic’ didn’t have a smear test for six years  When she was diagnosed in 2017, she had two surgeries to remove cervix tissue It left her at risk of miscarriage… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Diagnosed With Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

As a civil rights icon who marched for voting rights with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965, Democratic U.S. Representative John Lewis of Georgia has faced adversity in many ways. But his next fight will have him facing off against metastatic pancreatic cancer, with which he was recently diagnosed, CNN reports. “I have been in… Read More »

The Type of Climate You Live in May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Although research has shown that increased exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays ups our risk of  developing skin cancer, new findings published in the journal Environmental Engineering Science report a link between wetter and chillier climates and an increased risk of several other cancers, reports Medical News Today. Scientists aimed to look for a relationship… Read More »

NBC Journalist’s Reporting on Breast Cancer Led to Her Own Diagnosis [VIDEO]

In September, on her 47th birthday, NBC correspondent Kristen Dahlgren noticed a slight dent in her right breast. Within days, she was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Dahlgren credits her previous reporting on unusual breast cancer symptoms for saving her own life in a recent Today interview, which you can view above, and in… Read More »