"The first-level provider is critical because that's where most patients go first. And we have to bring those providers into the health system for cancer — not just focus on high-cost treatment at a centralized facility when most people can't get there, can't afford those treatments or get there far too late," he added. … [Read more...] about WHO: Half a Million Africans Die From Cancer Annually
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One of the performers was Katy resident, Christian Spear. When Spear was just 4 years old in 1996, her mom brought her to Texas Children’s Hospital because she wasn’t feeling well. She was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, and her chances for survival were low. The cancer had spread throughout her body, except for her brain. Spear participated in a clinical trial for methotrexate, a drug that is commonly used today. As she went into remission, she was told there was a 75 percent chance that the cancer would return. Fortunately, it has not. … [Read more...] about Film available on YouTube shines light on childhood cancer
"She was the subject of absolutely vicious press after the 1932 Olympics where people were openly speculating and disparaging her sexuality and the like. And she understood, with the guidance of Bertha, that if she wanted to earn a living and keep her name in the public that she needed to seriously craft an image because who she legitimately was, was not someone that the American public was easy to embrace." … [Read more...] about The ‘greatest all-sport athlete’ who helped revolutionize women’s golf
If you’re keeping up with the Kardashians, you may already know that they got the BRCA gene test on last week’s episode. The reality show matriarch, Kris, thought it would be a good idea since they have a family history of breast cancer. But Khloe, 31, took some convincing. After watching her father succumb to esophageal cancer in 2003, she didn’t want to obsess over the possibility that she might suffer a similar fate: “If I’m going to get something, I’m going to get something,” she explained. “I’m not going to live my life in fear.” … [Read more...] about Should you get tested for the breast cancer gene?
Symptoms of a stroke include weakness, confusion, poor coordination and difficulty speaking. Most often, strokes occur suddenly, with all symptoms appearing within minutes. However, some people experience a much slower onset, with symptoms exhibiting over hours or days, and these patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed. In addition, some physicians initially mistake strokes for migraines. … [Read more...] about The 3 cancers doctors miss most, plus 4 other commonly misdiagnosed conditions