TWO BREAST CANCER DRUGS GET NHS APPROVAL

Two breast cancer drugs have been recommended for use by the NHS in England.

In draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved palbociclib (Ibrance) and ribociclib (Kisqali) for patients with advanced breast cancer.

The drugs are thought to slow the growth of the disease and delay the need for other treatments. Continue Reading

Transcorp Hilton Abuja supports the Fight against Cancer in Nigeria

The management of Transcorp Hilton Abuja received a courtesy call of Project PINK BLUE team who visited to appreciate the contribution of the premier hospitality company in the fight against cancer in Nigeria. It would be recalled that Transcorp Hilton, Abuja supported the Walk, Race and Cycle against Cancer as well as the Commemoration event on the 4th and 7th of February, 2017 respectively. Mr. Etienne Gailliez, the General Manager of Transcorp Hilton Abuja commended Project PINK BLUE for their advocacy and community driven activities, he said, “cancer is a health challenge that everybody should support and ensure that anybody impacted by cancer lives a quality life. We at Transcorp Hilton Abuja supports worthy causes. We have a cancer survivor in the hotel and we support in any way that we can”.

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Do you know that Children also have cancer? Fact about CHILDHOOD CANCER

The word “cancer” brings different feelings to different people; to some, it’s that feeling of pain, to some is that feeling of a warrior, a champion, or a fighter. Surprisingly, anywhere you mention the word cancer, several people associate it to only adults. Many people are not aware that children also have cancer. Yes. Children also have cancer.

Cancer can start any place in the body and can happen to anybody, whether old or young, including children. Cancer starts when cells grow out of control and crowd out normal cells. This makes it hard for the body to work the way it should. These growths may invade adjoining parts of the body and can spread to other organs. Cancer records as the world’s second highest killer disease accounting for an average annual death of about 8million both in children and adults with 2015 recording the highest death of 8.8 million.

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Fertility and Cancer — 5 Things to Know

Some cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can cause infertility. The risk of infertility is an important topic to discuss after being diagnosed with cancer and yet many doctors do not bring the subject up with their patients. Recent surveys conducted in California and Sweden found that only 50% of females affected by cancer were given reproduction counseling.

It’s important that you understand your reproductive options before getting treatment. If you’ve already received treatment, there is still help available.

Here are five fertility resources to check out: Continue Reading