Stolen youth: Living with cancer as a teenager
22 February 2018 | 3:53 pm
Every year, more than 150,000 children around the world are diagnosed with cancer. Nineteen-year-old Katharina Pohlenz is one of those struggling with the disease. For seven years now, the fight to recover has dominated her life.
22 Jul 2020
In response to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority ceased all coordination with Israel. As a result, an exit from Gaza is almost impossible, including for the severely ill.
29 Aug 2020
Chadwick Boseman, star of the groundbreaking superhero movie “Black Panther,” has died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman, 43, never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement.
30 Sep 2020
Twelve years ago, the man known as "the Berlin patient" received a bone marrow transplant which permanently cured him of HIV. The man, Timothy Ray Brown, told the AP news agency that he is now facing terminal leukemia.
28 Sep 2020
Cruising on an empty Bangkok highway, 63-year-old Nongluck Chairuettichai -- the oldest member of Thailand's longboard national team -- says taking up the sport set her on the road to recovery from breast cancer.
25 Feb 2021
"They basically said, 'Do you want to go to space?'" says 29-year-old Hayley Arceneaux, recounting the moment she was offered a seat on the first all-civilian mission into Earth's orbit. The healthcare worker who survived bone cancer as a child is set to become the youngest American to go to space when she blasts off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Inspiration4 mission. Memphis-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where Arceneaux was treated for cancer and now works, got a seat from billionaire Jared Isaacman, who paid for the mission. "I really hope to inspire patients going through cancer treatment and other survivors that anything is possible," Arceneaux says.
13 Mar 2021
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko has died of cancer in Germany. He had a long media and political career in the West African nation.
15 Jun 2021
Cable News Network (CNN) reporter, Christiane Amanpour has announced that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Amanpour on Monday said the past four weeks, during which she has not appeared on CNN’s international outlets, has been “a roller coaster” for her before announcing her diagnosis.
26 Jul 2021
Liver cancer is strikingly prevalent in West Africa. Specialists point to high rates of hepatitis as a likely cause, but the region is not well equipped to deal with the epidemic.
29 Aug 2021
On a long ribbon of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, industrial pollution puts the area's mostly African-American residents at nearly 50 times the risk of cancer than the United States average, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then "Cancer Alley," as it's known, began making headlines for a different reason last spring: one of its parishes -- Louisiana's equivalent of US counties -- was hit with the highest rate of Covid-19 related deaths in the country.
18 Sep 2021
The Galleri blood test can determine whether a patient has cancer before symptoms show up. Health experts hope for a "game changer" in early cancer detection, with thousands expected to take part in the trial.
18 Oct 2021
As the world marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we examine the rising rates of breast cancer in Nigeria, Uganda and Malawi. Lifesaving information is often scarce and many patients lack access to adequate treatment.
24 Oct 2021
According to the World Health Organization, access to healthcare in Chad is still at an embryonic stage. The country has limited data on cancer and no department dedicated to its care, meaning those who are diagnosed are often referred to hospitals abroad. But Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, the WHO's representative to Chad, is optimistic about the country's political will to fight cancer, as authorities plans to build a national treatment centre.
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