The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today urged all Manhattan residents 50 and older to undergo a potentially life-saving colon cancer screening as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. Continue Reading →
Come on Harlem lets stay healthy with these Free February 2014 events at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care right here in Harlem. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 215 West 125th Street in Harlem.
This week, Governor Cuomo is expected to announce that those with Cancer, Glaucoma and certain other illnesses from Harlem to East Hampton will have access to medical marijuana. Continue Reading →
Join Danny Tisdale as he talks today with Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, Executive Director of Harlem Park to Park and the upcoming Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference. Also, he speaks to Dr. Nora Presley about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and survival skills for Harlem women.
Listen to the show here.
Dr. Gina Villani, MD, has made working in communities with “health disparities” like Harlem a life long priority. With a reputation like that we know why Dr. Villani, has been named as the newly appointed CEO of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention on 124th Street.
If her history is an indication of her commitment, we look forward to her work in Harlem. She was the associate director of the Queens Cancer Center, which offers cancer treatment to underserved communities, to her stint as the vice president of health and quality of life at the Urban League. Continue Reading →
My 1st article for Harlem World My Cancer: Only a Small Part of my Life was in October 2009, when I was into my 5th month living with brain cancer. Here’s a brief recap before I get into what’s been going on. I had surgery to remove the bulk of the tumor; the entire tumor could not be safely removed. As for the residual tumor, the plan is to monitor it with MRI’s. And the good news is that as of the date of this article, the residual tumor has not increased in size. However, the residual piece of tumor could cause seizures so I am currently on an anticonvulsant medication. Continue Reading →
I’m into my fifth month living with brain cancer. Well, it’s actually been five months since being diagnosed but no one can tell me exactly how long I’ve been living with cancer. It all started on May 20th 2009. I was doing something I love to do. I was racing in Central Park along with my company running team. I was 2 miles into a 3.5 mile race. I recall feeling weird, then turning in the opposite direction. I don’t recall spinning in circles, or hopping on one leg, or falling and scraping my elbow, or my front capped tooth falling out, or convulsing. Continue Reading →
As Chair of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Harlem next month. Here, the 69-year young Calvin Martin reflects on his life as a cancer survivor, his inspirations, his reaction when he found out he had cancer and his advice for survivors. Continue Reading →