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Chemical linked to cancer found in Colgate Total–report

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Popular toothpaste brand Colgate is said to be using a chemical linked to growth of cancer cells and disrupted development of animals, according to a report.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Novartis cancer patient access program lauded

A patient support group has lauded Novartis Healthcare Philippines for its unprecedented access program that helps poor patients get the cancer treatments they need.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Awareness first step to fighting cancer

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The number of cancer cases in the country is rising steadily. Based on the most recent data, 85,000 new cases of cancer in both Filipino men and women are predicted to develop annually, a figure that will most likely double within the next decade.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Colon cancer screening can save your life

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A GIANT inflatable replica of a human colon in the United States illustrates the development of colorectal cancer and help visitors gain a better understanding of how colorectal cancer is identified and be effectively treated if detected early.

This month the world celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This was first launched in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a campaign to promote colon cancer screening. This has been very successful in the United States that colon cancer screening rate among Americans increased from 50 percent in 2002 to 65 percent in 2012.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Every PCSO ticket you buy helps poor cancer patients

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In the public’s perception, the “charity” in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is often overshadowed by the “sweepstakes” part of the agency’s name. Not many people realize that as the PCSO makes millionaires, we help save millions of lives as well.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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