Cancer in the time of pandemic

Mary Grace H. Aruta - @inquirerdotnet 09/07/2022

How many times have you had life-altering news delivered to you? Mine was when my dad died in 2018 and when I knew I had cancer. My first OB-GYN visit in 2015 revealed I had PCOS, and…

Cherie Gil chose to keep cancer diagnosis from public, family says

Anne Pasajol 08/07/2022

Cherie Gil’s family confirmed that the veteran actress succumbed to cancer, stating that it was her request to keep her illness from the public. Raphael Rogoff, Gil’s son, expressed their family’s gratitude to those who extended their…

The other side of bravery

Jade Hernandez - @inquirerdotnet 06/15/2022

Here’s a fun fact about me—I have a soft spot for sunglasses. I love their aesthetic purpose, different levels of tints, unique shapes, and other little details. But what made me fall in love the most is…

Boy with Cancer needs help urgently

PR 04/12/2022

A 13-year-old boy from Brgy. Bagacay, Sogod, Cebu is in desperate need of urgent financial help as he pushes on with his chemotherapy to treat his rare cancer. Dave Brasalote was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma on August 27,…

Boy with rare cancer appeals for urgent help

PR 04/07/2022

A two-year-old boy from Brgy. Luna, Surigao City wholeheartedly appeals for urgent financial help to cover his upcoming medical diagnostic procedures. Josh Kean Rubillos was diagnosed with Clear Cell Sarcoma on December 1, 2020. A month before…

Cancer survivor’s quest is to fly

PR 11/28/2021

The journey that children with cancer take can be a turbulent one. At a tender age, their lives – and those in their immediate family – are rocked by a diagnosis that requires them to undergo intensive…

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…

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