Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cancer Journal 12: Next Steps

If I Can Do Cancer, I Can Do Anything - Surviving Cancer
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I look back to when I was first diagnosed with cancer and I recall how terrified I was.  And I look at the profound effect having cancer has had on my life and is still having on me. 


Below is a link to a news story about the fact that Medicaid in Connecticut has been cut. So some cancer patients can no longer access radiotherapy. And this may particularly affect Black and Latina women patients.  This is what happens when there is no NHS.  This is why the junior doctors are on strike today.
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-ap-budget-deficit-medicaid-cuts-20160403-story.html

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Black Women With Fibroids Face Higher Risk Of Endometrial Cancer

Black women and fibroids
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We have known for many years that Black women are more likely than other women to have fibroids.  Up till now, fibroids have been considered to be benign tumours, although they can cause problems including heavy periods, pain and infertility.  They are commonly treated by surgery and can lead to hysterectomy.  They can also be treated using herbal medicine. 

Now, a study from Boston University has shown that Black women with a history of fibroids have a 40% increased risk of developing cancer of the womb lining (endometrium). 

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