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Black Hair, blue wig, Cancer, Dallas, Kate Pepper, News -

Kate Pepper, a senior at McKinney ISD outside of Dallas, TX, is now allowed to wear her blue wig to school as she battles brain cancer for the second time.

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Senator John McCain died Saturday, over a year after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 81.

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It has been a long and valiant fight but on Friday, Arizona Sen. John McCain’s family announced that one of the most popular Republicans to speak out against the current president’s authoritarian regime will discontinue his brain cancer treatment.

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African American, Cancer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Children, Health, Latino, Video -

  Cancer is a deadly and devastating disease, and it can be difficult to treat and survive no matter who you are. However, if you’re Black, your chances of death are much higher. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cancer death rate for African-Americans is 25 percent higher […]

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Cancer, Entertainment, Featured, Gregg Leakes, Health, Instagram, Nene Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Television, Video -

RHOA's star NeNe Leaks announced on social media that her 63-year-old husband, Gregg Leaks has cancer

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Cancer, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health, Know Your Girls, Susan G. Komen, The Ad Coucil, Vanesa Bell Calloway -

Actress and breast cancer survivor Vanessa Bell Calloway knows how important it is to get the word out about breast health. In 2016, she shared her story of survival on Ebony.com. She caught the disease early, opted for a mastectomy and she’s been cancer-free since. Now Calloway has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen […]

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Cancer, De'Aaron Fox, Lorraine Harris-Fox, Mother's Day, NBA, Sacramento Kings -

Lorraine Harris-Fox felt a lump in her breast one day. After monitoring the lump for a week, she had it checked out. A biopsy showed it was cancerous. Harris-Fox was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2000. Three years earlier, her sister had died from breast cancer, leaving a 5-year-old son. Harris-Fox and her husband, […]

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Boxing, Cancer, Daily Uplift, Daniel Jacobs, Health -

“Typically boxers like to get up early in the morning and go for a nice run,” said former WBA middleweight world champion Danny Jacobs. “They like to beat all the craziness before people get outside and just get a nice run, whether it’s 4 or 5 miles, 6 miles, whatever the case may be. Then […]

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Advanced Breast Cancer: Courage, Cancer, Comfort and Care with Robin Roberts, Daily Uplift, Health, Jimmy V Week, Robin Roberts, WebMD -

In 2007, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts conducted a self-exam of her breast after reporting on a friend who had died of cancer. “It all started a few weeks ago,” she wrote in an email that was shared with the world. “We had gotten the news that our dear colleague and friend Joel Siegel […]

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Cancer, Health, Jimmy V Week -

ESPN’s 2017 V Week runs through Dec. 8. During the fundraiser for cancer research, The Undefeated is telling stories about early detection, clinical trial studies and research in minority communities. ESPN hopes to raise funds and awareness about the important cause championed by our friend, coach Jim Valvano. One hundred percent of all cash donations […]

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25 Days of Sweetness, Alabama, Cancer, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health, Kane Hogan, Memphis Grizzlies, Nicholas London, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -

During the holidays, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital makes an even stronger effort to make sure that “kids still get to be kids, even while undergoing treatment. The mission and history of St. Jude is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Treatments invented at St. Jude […]

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Cancer, Commentary, Health, Jimmy V Week, V Foundation -

Tuesday marked the start of ESPN’s 2017 V Week. During the fundraiser for cancer research, The Undefeated will tell stories about early detection, clinical trials and research in minority communities. ESPN hopes to raise funds and awareness about the important cause championed by our friend, coach Jim Valvano. One hundred percent of all cash donations […]

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Black Family, Cancer, CDC, Featured, Health, Mental Health, News, Opinion, Thankgiving -

As a Black mother of four children, I know too well the effects of staying silent about health concerns before and during the holidays...

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Cancer, Daily Uplift, Eric Matthews, Get Lifted, NFL, Niya Brown Matthews, The Boss In You -

Greenville, South Carolina, native Niya Brown Matthews was just 27 years old when she was first diagnosed with stage 2 cancer in her left breast. The outcome left her speechless. “I didn’t even know anybody with it,” Matthews said. “It didn’t run in my family. I had just moved to Atlanta with my 4-year-old daughter.” […]

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Cancer, Entertainment, Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé -

Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé has never missed an episode of podcasting in the seven years since he switched from being a hip-hop attorney to a podcaster.

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Black is the new pink. This is a strong statement that could ring true when attributed to the alarming rising death rates among black women with breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and each year, millions come together for a variety of events to show their solidarity and support. While breast cancer affects […]

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Atlanta, Cancer, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health, Jimmy V Week, Migos, Offset -

Tuesday marked the start of ESPN’s 2017 V Week. During the fundraiser for cancer research, The Undefeated will tell stories about early detection, clinical trials and research in minority communities. ESPN hopes to raise funds and awareness about the important cause championed by our friend, coach Jim Valvano. One hundred percent of all cash donations […]

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Boosie Badazz, Cancer, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health -

One glimpse at Louisiana rapper Boosie Badazz’s schedule will tell you he’s a businessman on a mission. It’s his everyday battle with cancer and also diabetes that you can’t always see. What fans witness on any given night of a Boosie performance is an artist who is passionate and dedicated to his craft. But off […]

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Cancer, Entertainment, Keke Wyatt -

KeKe Wyatt revealed this weekend that one of her children is battling cancer.

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Cancer, Eduvigis Rodriguez, Mastectomy, Medical Malpractice, News -

Eduvigis Rodriguez had her left breast removed and had to deal with the complications after the surgery, only to find out that she never had breast cancer.

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Cancer, Daymond John, Entertainment, Good Morning America, Shark Tank -

During an appearance on “Good Morning America,” Daymond John, of “Shark Tank” fame, revealed that he recently had a cancer scare. Last year, he told Robin Roberts, he was diagnosed with stage 2 thyroid cancer. “I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on my thyroid,” he recalled. “They removed it and […]

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Cancer, Daily Uplift, Dikembe Mutombo, Get Lifted, NBA -

NBA Hall of Famer and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo has been honored by the Harvard University Medical School for his ongoing humanitarian efforts and dedication to health care during the Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Cancer Summit in Boston. The three-day summit, hosted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School, brought […]

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Blood, Blood Sweat and Heels, Cancer, Daisy Lewellyn, Entertainment, Melyssa Ford -

Last year, Daisy Lewellyn passed away, and with a year passing, Melyssa Ford is marking the anniversary of her Blood Sweat & Heels co-star's death.

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Beyoncé, Cancer, Entertainment, Facebook, Fraud, Paulette Leaphart -

Paulette Leaphart captured national attention after she had a double mastectomy and pledged to walk 1,000 miles topless from her D.C. home in order to raise awareness not only for breast cancer but for the issue of body shaming. In fact, her story inspired so many that it even reached Beyoncé, who featured Leaphart topless in […]

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Beyoncé, Cancer, Ebony Banks, FaceTime, News, Video -

Ebony Banks, the teenage cancer patient who recently met her idol, Beyoncé, over Facebook last week, has died.

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Beyoncé, Cancer, Ebony Banks, Entertainment, FaceTime, Good News -

Ebony Banks, a Texas high school student, is battling a rare stage four cancer, but on Wednesday, she got to meet none other than Beyoncé.

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#RememberWhensdays, Cancer, Cleveland Browns, Ernie Davis, Heisman Trophy, NFL, Syracuse Orange -

Ernie Davis, a two-time All-American halfback at Syracuse University, lived a short life as a result of leukemia. He died at age 23 in 1963, but managed to lead his high school basketball team to a 52-game winning streak, help Syracuse win its only national football title and become the No. 1 pick in the […]

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Bizarre News, Cancer, HIV, Lethebo Rabalago, News, South Africa -

Lethebo Rabalago, a South African pastor, is a self-proclaimed prophet, and he claims that he can cure people of cancer and HIV.

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Cancer, Commentary -

There are no sweaty palms. No pacing back and forth like a prizefighter waiting to enter the ring. But there is great anticipation – a sense of wanting to stand at a news podium, in front of a roomful of people you’ve never met. With every opportunity to face a new crowd, our “pitch” gets […]

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Cancer, Ceclia Hart, Entertainment, James Earl Jones -

After a year-long battle with ovarian cancer, Ceclia Hart, the wife of James Earl Jones, died on Sunday at age 68.

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Cancer, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health, Karen Jackson, Sisters Network -

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As women across the world reflect on personal stories, survival testimonies and memories of loved ones, survivorship organization Sisters Network is focused on the importance of sisterhood during the battle of facing and conquering breast cancer. Cancer survivor Karen E. Jackson was in search of support, empowerment and […]

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Brooklyn, Cancer, Kenneth Thompson, New York, New York City, News -

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson died on Sunday after a battle with cancer, just days after he announced that he would be undergoing treatment.

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Cancer, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health, Jim Valvano, Jimmy V Week, Ken Griffey Jr., Ken Griffey Sr., Men Who Speak Up, MLB -

Prostate cancer can remain an untold secret or it can tell a story of hope and courage. Retired Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series champion Ken Griffey Sr. chose the latter. He knows more than 29,000 men will die of prostate cancer each year. He is aware prostate cancer is the second leading cause […]

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