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Cancer Survivors, Patients Need Flu Shot!

Cancer Survivors, Patients Need Flu Shot!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer If you’re having chemotherapy treatment, should you get a flu shot? I was recently asked this, and the answer is yes. It’s important for cancer survivors to prepare for the flu season. If you have a current or past diagnosis of cancer, you may be at higher risk for … Continue reading

Cervical Cancer Month!

Cervical Cancer Month!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer Overview Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. When exposed … Continue reading

You Are Not Your Cancer Diagnosis!

You Are Not Your Cancer Diagnosis!

by Francis Nyachowe, ECCT Field Officer You are not your cancer diagnosis! This is a post to encourage those out there who are currently facing a cancer diagnosis. Having a diagnosis of cancer can take over your life. This is especially true during the intense period of initial diagnosis, treatment and immediate recovery. All of … Continue reading

Imi…Mati Kudii? Muscle Mass & Cancer!

Imi…Mati Kudii? Muscle Mass & Cancer!

  by Eden Chiuslekuda Well folks, the verdict is out, people with bigger muscles can cut their cancer risk by as much as 50%.  A study published in the esteemed Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention Journal found that men who lifted weights were significantly less likely to succumb to a fatal tumour. Other studies have … Continue reading

Realities of Cancer: ECCT Team Sheds Tears

Realities of Cancer: ECCT Team Sheds Tears

It is with deep sadness that we are writing this post. After announcing that the youngest of the cancer patients we were supporting, 17 year old Takudzwa passing away in February 2014, we have lost another patient to this gripping disease – Sipelile Kachepa who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2012. Sipelile passed away … Continue reading

It’s Live: New Look ECCT Website!

It’s Live: New Look ECCT Website!

As we progress well into the start of the Sponsor a Cancer Patient Campaign, we have  relaunched our website. The website has its main focus on the five marginalized cancer patients we are supporting in Zimbabwe. Through the Sponsor a Cancer Patient Campaign, the ECCT will be providing the patients and their families with access … Continue reading

Musha Mukadzi: Women, Emotions & Cancer

Musha Mukadzi: Women, Emotions & Cancer

by Eden Chiuslekuda (ECCT Natural Health Contributor) This month the ECCT is blogging about women’s cancer-related health issues and today I am choosing to focus on the impact that women’s emotions have on their physical health.  In the Jewish tradition (which is also the root of Christianity, if you will recall and acknowledge that Jesus was … Continue reading