Tag Archives: Cancer

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 »

The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine

Marcia Cross, actress best known for her work on the hit television show Desperate Housewives, recently revealed that she is being treated for anal cancer, which is seen in less than 1% of cancer cases each year. The actress wanted to share her story, not only to raise awareness of this rare cancer, which may… Read More »

Marcia Cross reveals the HPV strain that caused her anal cancer also gave her husband throat cancer

Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross reveals the HPV strain that caused her anal cancer also gave her husband throat cancer Marcia Cross, 57, was diagnosed with anal cancer in November 2017 This is the same cancer than killed Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett in 2009  She underwent six weeks of radiation therapy and two weeks… Read More »