Jazz legend Chick Corea has died of cancer – statement

Agence France Presse 02/12/2021

New York, United States — Chick Corea, the American jazz composer and electric keyboard pioneer, died February 9 of a rare form of cancer, according to a statement on his Facebook page. He was 79 years old. “I want…

Benhur passes on

Morexette Marie Erram 12/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A veteran politician in Cebu has passed away on Thursday, December 24. Former Cebu 4th District Representative Benhur Salimbangon succumbed to a ‘long battle of cancer’ past 3 p.m. on Thursday, his son…

Girl with relapsed cancer appeals for help

PR 11/20/2020

A six-year-old girl from Barangay Napo, Carcar City, Cebu earnestly appeals for financial help as she strives to win her fight against cancer. Grace Emerald Cabato was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma on July 20, 2019. Three months before…

Some facts you need to know about breast cancer today and always

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 10/27/2020

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 2.1 million women affected by breast cancer each year. In 2018 alone, 627,000 women lost their battle to the disease which makes it the most common cancer…

RAFI RESTART Webinar Series Episode 9 centers on cancer treatment and care amidst COVID-19

PR 10/27/2020

The pandemic has brought the world to a standstill especially the healthcare systems. Nonetheless, this should not delay patients, mainly the immunocompromised like cancer patients from seeking medical care. In celebration of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month,…

Girl, a chemo patient; moms; frontliners among Talisay’s 14 new cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A five-year-old girl undergoing chemotherapy in a private hospital is among the latest cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Talisay City. The Talisay City Public Information Office (PIO) said that the…

Boy with cancer from Bohol needs help

PR 07/07/2020

A 15-year-old boy from Barangay Dait Norte, Buenavista, Bohol is in dire need of financial help for his ongoing medical check-ups and diagnostic procedures. At the age of 14, Kenth Marco Estorgio was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.…

Children with cancer continue to fight for their lives amidst COVID-19 crisis

06/05/2020

As the entire world reels because of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the workforce of Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation Inc. (KKMK-Cebu) continue tirelessly to find ways to help its children with cancer beneficiaries pursue…

Cancer, coronavirus are a dangerous mix, new studies find

05/29/2020

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got it, two studies found.…

Girl from Lapu-Lapu City needs help for chemotherapy

PR 05/20/2020

An eight-year-old girl from Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City needs financial assistance as she pushes on with her chemotherapy treatment. Unusual signs and symptoms of a disease manifested as intermittent fever and an unhealthy pale appearance caused the…

 Seafarer’s cancer and the ‘disputable presumption’ principle 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/19/2020

The month of May has three significant dates for us: Mothers’ day, Mama’s birthday and her death anniversary. My mother, fondly called Mama Linda, died on May 17, 2002 due to pericarditis and lymphoma three days after she celebrated…

Girl with leukemia pleads for help

PR 02/19/2020

A 14-year-old girl from Barangay Unidos, Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte earnestly pleads for financial help as she presses on with her chemotherapy treatment. Ejelyn Villa was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) last January 14, 2019. She…

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