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LL Cool J opens up about how cancer has touched his family LL’s wife, Simone Smith, was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in 2004, and had to undergo a 15-hour operation to have her right tibia removed and replaced with her left fibula, a steel rod, screws, nails and micro veins from her other leg, but…

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Ricki Fairley was a busy professional juggling a multitude of tasks simultaneously prior to being diagnosed with breast cancer. Here, she talks about her battle and what every woman should know about this insidious disease. What do you want all women diagnosed with breast cancer to know? Breast cancer is not preventable but early detection is critical. About one in eight U.S. women (roughly 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. However, according to the CDC, in women under 45, breast cancer is…

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It’s always nice to set a goal and exceed it. The Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter, aka UAO of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated has something to high five about. It’s Gwinnett Relay For Life team raised nearly $20,000 in the fight against cancer, benefitting the American Cancer Society. UAO is no stranger to making strides…

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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means that you will see lots of people supporting the cause. On the “Wendy Williams Show,” Williams kicked off the month by having her first ever “Wendy’s Hair Drive.” A “Wendy” viewer named Sabrina Miller has been growing her locks for more than three years. She came on…

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Quinnes “Q” Parker enjoyed amazing success in the early ’90s and early 2000s with the Grammy-winning, certified Platinum group 112, who was signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records before taking a hiatus. In the meantime, fitness model Parker has launched a solo career, with his first project, The MANual, slated for a summertime release. Parker sat…

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The Wal-Mart Foundation awarded the American Cancer Society with a two-million dollar grant to set up community health advisors in select under-served communities. The grant will provide $300,000 each to increase access to breast cancer screening for African American women in three communities – Jackson, Miss. (Hinds and Madison Counties); Minneapolis, Minn.; and Portsmouth, Va.…

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