Tag Archives: Cancer

Drinking sugary drinks including fruit juice increases risk of cancer

Drinking sugary drinks including fruit juice could increase your risk of getting cancer, research indicates. The effect of the sugar on vital organs and the associated increase in blood sugar levels are believed to be among the possible reasons. Additives in some soft drinks could also play a role. The French Institute of Health Research… Read More »

Colorectal cancer screening before age 50?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is strong evidence that screening for CRC with colonoscopy, other visual exams, or stool-based tests can reduce CRC mortality. As a result, several expert organizations have long recommended regular CRC screening for US adults ages 50 to 75. In… 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 »

Resveratrol And Breast Cancer (STUDY)

Researchers demonstrate that resveratrol, the ingredient which is  found in red wine, prevents the growth of breast cancer cells by stopping the growth effects of estrogen. These study results suggest that resveratrol is capable of counteracting the malignant progression as it suppresses the spreading of hormone resistant breast cancer cells. The discovery has significant implications… Read More »