Cancer

Hematologist Oncologist Myra Rose: What African Americans Should Know About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Dr. Myra Rose is a hematology oncologist based in Atlanta who has been in practice for over 40 years. She chatted with Black Health...

Living With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a form of cancer with many different subtypes, which may be treated differently.  Thankfully, treatments for all types continue to improve,...

Why African Americans Should Discuss Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Black people are less likely than White people to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but studies such as this one show that they have poorer outcomes....

FDA Announces Nationwide Ban On Juul Vaping Products

Earlier today, the FDA announced that it is banning the sale of Juul e-cigarettes in the U.S. Currently, Juul intends to seek a stay on the decision...

Breast Cancer

First Lady Jill Biden And Mary J. Blige Team Up For Cancer Prevention

The Biden Administration's cancer prevention and treatment initiative just received celebrity support from superstar Mary J. Blige. The singer joined First Lady Jill Biden and the American Cancer Society to...

Chemical Hair Straighteners Linked To Higher Rates of Uterine Cancer in Black Women

Remember when most of the faces of well-known Black hair straightening products admitted they never used them? Well, they might have been onto something! Recently, a...

Blood Cancers

We Need More Gene Sequencing in Minority Children

First, 9-year-old Nashawn was complaining of heavy arms when swimming at his local recreation center. Soon after that, he had to take breaks walking...

Craig Cole, M.D.: Dropping the Knowledge About Multiple Myeloma

This blood cancer is twice as likely to strike African Americans Cheryl Boyce, a health-care advocate, had heard of multiple myeloma, but the disease was...

Cervical Cancer

First Lady Jill Biden And Mary J. Blige Team Up For Cancer Prevention

The Biden Administration's cancer prevention and treatment initiative just received celebrity support from superstar Mary J. Blige. The singer joined First Lady Jill Biden and the American Cancer Society to...

Are Pap Smears a Thing of the Past?

Cervical cancer used to be one of the top causes of cancer for women in this country. But over the past decade, rates have...

Colon Cancer

Chadwick Boseman’s Death Sparks Needed Young Colon Cancer Discussion

Chadwick Boseman’s unexpected death at 43 from colon cancer shocked fans Friday night. He’d battled the disease quietly for four years, continuing to churn...

5 Tips to Survive Your Colonoscopy Prep

Most people who have never had a colonoscopy worry the procedure will be painful. Those who have already had one know the prep is...

Endometrial Cancer

Cancer Survivor Nefa-Tari Moore Shares Her Story and How She is Using Her Experience to Advocate for Women

Nefa-Tari Moore is a three-time cancer survivor, experienced nurse and caregiver, and an advocate for women facing cancer and for civil rights. She currently...

Eisai Teams Up With Advocacy Leaders to Launch Initiative That Helps Empower Women to Spot the Potential Signs of Endometrial Cancer

In partnership with SHARE Cancer Support (SHARE), Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and Black Health Matters, Eisai Inc. has launched Spot Her—an...

Lung Cancer

FDA Announces Nationwide Ban On Juul Vaping Products

Earlier today, the FDA announced that it is banning the sale of Juul e-cigarettes in the U.S. Currently, Juul intends to seek a stay on the decision...

A Look at the Most Common Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Symptoms

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of two types of lung cancer, comprising 80-85% of lung cancer diagnoses. The other type, small cell...

Multiple Myeloma

Maintaining Nutrition When You Have Multiple Myeloma

When you're dealing with multiple myeloma, nutrition can be an important part of your journey. Eating a well-balanced diet during and after treatment can...

Life After Multiple Myeloma

Life after multiple myeloma often means returning to some familiar things—and making new choices for patients who have battled the disease. Multiple myeloma is a...

Ovarian Cancer

Johnson & Johnson to Do Away With Talc-Based Baby Powder by 2023

Johnson & Johnson will do away with talc-based baby powder by next year. Instead, they will make their baby powder with cornstarch. The company's talc-based...

The Silent Killer: Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancerous cells are found in the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped...

Prostate Cancer

Documentary Aims to Spread Awareness of Prostate Cancer to Black Men

The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer continues to increase at an alarming rate. It is the third most common cause of death...

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors and Outcomes for Black Men

Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than any other men, with several factors impacting their risk and outcomes. Prostate cancer is marked...

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