Tag Archives: Cancer

Prostate cancer breakthrough: New blood test could help thousands

Scientists said the discovery could lead to a “paradigm shift in the way we diagnose prostate cancer”.  More than 47,000 men are ­diagnosed with the disease every year in the UK. Current ­prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing spots tumours early but has a high rate of false positives. When a high PSA level in the blood is detected, a… Read More »

20 ways you can cut your cancer risk today – from drinking beer to rubber gloves

It’s one of the world’s most feared diseases. However, scientists and doctors claim that around four in every 10 UK cancer cases could be prevented. Recent research has shown that drinking two cans of sugary drinks a week can increase the risk of developing cancer by 18 per cent. But it’s not just cutting out… 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 »