By Marge C. Enriquez
One Sunday, Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson canceled his dinner in Hollywood with actor Steven Seagal to be at The Cancer Institute of the UP Philippine General Hospital. Without missing a beat, he wrote a check for P1 million after seeing the wards.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Maria Remedios Bueno Coady —or simply Baby Bueno, as she prefers to be known professionally—grew up poor and marginalized, by her own account, in her native Santa Cruz, Zambales, which lies close to the boundary with Pangasinan. She sold fish and take in washing to make ends meet for her family.
Giving BackBy Conchitina Sevilla Bernardo
One day, I received a call from Bobbit Suntay asking if he could see me. I knew Bobbit when he was the principal of Xavier School, where my boys were then enrolled. Bobbit had lost his wife to cancer and he had founded Carewell, a cancer support foundation. When we met, he asked me if I was willing to join Carewell as a member of the board of trustees. I readily agreed.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
The gift of grace can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Patty Balquiedra has found much of it on the social networking site Twitter. Recently diagnosed with Stage 2-A breast cancer and about to begin her chemotherapy, she has found comfort in the love of family and friends—online and offline—as she bravely shares with the world her brave trek into the trenches that many women dread taking.
By Anne A. Jambora
Big, cuddly furballs dressed as your favorite childhood fantasy and fairytale characters sashayed down the runway during the fifth anniversary of the Chow Chow Club of the Philippines Inc. (CCCPI).
ShineBy June Keithley Castro
There’s a common saying that “everyone has a story to tell,” and it’s often surprising to discover that so many persons have had such amazing lives. Sometimes all we need is time—to be interested, to listen and to be amazed.
By Kerry Sheridan
People who survive cancer when they are teenagers or young adults are more likely than their peers who never had cancer to engage in risky behaviors like smoking later on, a US study said Monday.
A newly approved drug has shown promise in keeping two rare variations of skin cancer at bay, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.
By Jean-Louis Santini
An experimental drug treatment may help keep a certain kind of aggressive breast cancer at bay, offering new hope for individual therapies against difficult tumors, said research released Sunday.
Largely preventable or treatable infections with viruses, bacteria and parasites cause about two million new cancer cases and 1.5 million cancer deaths each year, said a study published Wednesday.
TOKYO – A Japanese study Wednesday said regular seaweed consumption among post-menopausal women heightened their risk of developing thyroid cancer, linking it to iodine in the macrobiotic food. A 14-year national survey of nearly 53,000 Japanese women, aged between 40 and 69, found that the group reported 134 thyroid cancer cases, including 113 cases of [...]