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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 »

Dr Neil Meulman first surgeon in Australia to use safer breast implant

A local surgeon is championing the use of a new style of breast implant designed to lessen the risk of developing cancer in the immune system. Oncoplastic breast surgeon Dr Neil Meulman has begun recommending nano-textured anatomical implants due to recent studies confirming a link between standard textured implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma [ALCL]. Dr… Read More »

How breast implants have destroyed women’s health: ‘It felt like I was poisoned’

Some deflating news: Breast implants are being tied to a rise in autoimmune disorders and other illnesses, prompting a conference next week by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA approved the return of silicone implants in 2006, after yanking many from the market after studies linked them to diseases in the connective tissue. Today,… Read More »