APRNEWS - As Monday marks World Cancer Day, medical experts have said patients who present the disease early have high chance of survival.They advised women above 40 years to go for mammogram and ultrasound cancer screening at least once a year, depending on the age of the person and family background. This is because people who have family history of cancer have high tendency of been affected by the ailment, as they have genetic predisposition for it.
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APRNEWS - Dr Ovo Samuel, a medical officer at the General Hospital Ughelli in Edo State, says smokers are liable to develop kidney cancer at age 40 and above.
Ovo, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Benin, said cigarette smoking damaged the kidney and lungs.
APRNEWS - Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a “world first” breakthrough that could save many lives.
The scientists, from Edith Cowan University, said the new test could help doctors detect the skin cancer before it spreads through a person’s body.
GUARDIAN - Anger is a negative emotion that has proven, more times than not, to cause severe damaging effects on an individual’s general well-being.
Although it may not be the major cause of cancer, it can trigger cancer especially in its early stages or during a patient’s healing process.
GUARDIAN - Fruit ripening sometimes requires patience especially as some fruits can take weeks before it ripens. This process is a downside for some fruit sellers who want to sell to increase their finances. As a result, they resort to the use of chemicals such as calcium carbide.
REUTERS - Whenever the all-female Nigerian biker group D’Angels hit the streets, people would stare in amazement at the sight of women on motorbikes. So they made up their minds to use the attention for a good cause.
GUARDIAN - When you savor delicious and succulent mangoes every season, you probably don’t think about the immense health benefits coming with every bite. A common nickname for mangoes is actually ‘the king of fruits’. Beyond the sweet, luscious taste of mangoes, they also contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that assure your optimum health.
Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday announced Wednesday that he is being treated for cancer, but added in a Twitter message that his life was not in danger.
"I was actually screened a few months ago for cancer cells for which I am currently being treated," he wrote.
"My life is not in danger today," added the 73-year-old who has been described as the French Elvis.
"I'm doing very well and am in good physical condition," he added.