(St John’s, Antigua) – Antigua & Barbuda’s Education Minister, Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is expected to travel to Atlanta shortly to begin treatment.
The education minister has been out of office on sick leave for a number of weeks. During her absence, Senator Winston Williams has, and will continue to act in her place.
(HealthDay News) -- Routine checkups don't help reduce a patient's risk of dying from either heart disease or cancer, new Danish research suggests.
(Healthline) – A diabetes pill approved in 1958 could be the latest cancer breakthrough, potentially offering protection against at least six common types of cancer—at a remarkably low price.
TUESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of patients with incurable cancer, drinking 8 ounces of grapefruit juice a day boosted the effect of a drug they were given during the study.
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, July 3, 2012: An Oncologist/Hematologist, Dr. Ecole Hobdy who has intentions of introducing chemotherapy services on the island led a team of medical experts in a boos to cancer awareness on Saturday at a symposium held at the Four Seasons hotel.
FOUR SEASONS, Nevis, July 4, 2012: The Minister for Health, Hon. Hensley Daniel, on Saturday said that cancer incidences are increasing at an alarming rate and there are huge costs associated with cancer treatment which necessitate discussions at all levels.
Soy is touted as a food that can prevent breast cancer—and also implicated as one that might promote it. It all comes down to compounds in soy, called isoflavones, that act as weak estrogens in the body. Researchers still don’t know whether isoflavones spur the growth of tumors by acting like estrogen or prevent breast cancer by competing with the breast’s natural estrogen.
As part of the prestigious Tri Star series of events, the Pink Lily Cancer Awareness walk/run was held on Wednesday afternoon-28th March.
“Having cancer is no longer a death sentence, especially when it is diagnosed at an early stage.”
So says Executive Director and Founder of the Pink Lily Cancer Care Association, Lee Parris. She was speaking on a radio program on Monday 30th January as she explained what her Association was doing in its continued fight against cancer.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO), St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr Patrick Martin, told representatives of various sectors last week that in 2010 alone, 100 new cancer cases were reported in the twin islands. This in light of the international conference on diseases being held this week at the United Nations in New York.