Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress and designer jeans queen, died Monday after a long battle with stomach cancer. She was 95.
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New breast cancer screening guidelines have been issued for Black women and women of color who are at high-risk for breast cancer. Statistics show more black women die from stage 3 and stage 4 cancers than non-Hispanic white women.
Black women are least likely to be diagnosed with stage 1 cancer because they were not screened in time.
American rap producer Swizz Beatz is urging men to get a colonoscopy to check for cancerous polyps in the colon. The 39-year-old father of 5, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, posted an Instagram.com image of himself lying on a hospital gurney after undergoing a colonoscopy.
He told his Instagram followers he fulfilled a promise he made to a friend who died of colon cancer.
Swizz captioned the photo in part:
"Today I did a Colonoscopy, which many men refuse to do until it’s too late. It only took 2days for the entire process and thank God I’m okay. I wasn’t going to share this but I promised my brother I would spread the word to prevent others from going through what he did Blessings to all. Your health is your wealth... F@ck Cancer...."