Tag Archives: cancer

WHO study finds ‘strong evidence’ HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer

Ulrich Baumgarten | Getty Images International researchers say there’s “strong evidence” the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer and should be expanded to boys and adults, according to a World Health Organization study published Wednesday in The Lancet. “Because of our finding, we believe the WHO call for action to eliminate cervical cancer may be possible… Read More »

Prostate cancer: New urine test hope

An experimental new urine test can reveal if men with early prostate cancer will probably need aggressive therapy or can be left untreated but monitored, UK researchers say. Current PSA blood tests cannot do this, meaning many men experience unnecessary worry, investigations and treatment. The prostate urine risk (PUR) test looks for genetic markers to… 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 »