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Cancer In General #WomenTalk





The word "cancer" is a terrifying word to many people, and rightfully so. Most of us know at least one person who has died from cancer, and many of us do not know that much about the signs and various symptoms of cancer. Education about this disease is vitally important.

Breast Cancer

In order to prevent it is important to not expose yourself to certain household cleaning products. It has been proven that these products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals, which can cause certain cancers, particularly breast cancer. If you have to use these products, try to wear a facial mask when using them.

Alcohol consumption increases the risk of some types of cancers, including the mouth, esophagus, liver and breast cancer in women. These risks increase with about one daily drink for women and two drinks daily for men. That would be 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. For lower cancer risks, limit your intake of alcohol.

Women hoping to prevent breast cancer should choose their physicians wisely. Always make sure to visit an expert in mammography. A start-up clinic or a medical professional straight out of school may not be your best option. Find someone with plenty of experience in the field to improve your chances of catching signs of cancer early.

There are certain tests that aid in the early detection of certain cancers. These tests can detect cancer cells before they cause any symptoms, increasing the chances for successful treatment. See your doctor regularly and have the recommended tests for breast cancer, testicular cancer and pap smears. Early detection is key to surviving cancer.

All women over 40 should be receiving at least one mammogram per year in order to catch breast cancer early. Breast cancer wreaks havoc on millions of women, and catching it early is undoubtedly the best way to fight this type of cancer to date. Start annual mammograms after you reach 40.


Women who want to fight against breast cancer should understand how their breasts feel normally so that they can spot any change. Self-exams and paying close attention to the breasts is how you can accurately and immediately spot any change when you see or feel it. Many women are saved through self-exams.

Learn self testing methods for detecting breast cancer. Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women of all ages, and can be identified early through regular breast exams that you can perform at home. If you are able to detect breast cancer early, you could avoid it advancing in stage to a point where your life is in danger.

To help prevent breast cancer, consider adding more vitamin B-6 to your everyday diet. This super-vitamin not only gives you an extra dose of energy. It also helps strengthen your DNA from damage. In this, it guards against mutations that can cause tumors. Bananas, an easy-to-find food, are rich in this vitamin.

We hope that the information presented in this article has given you a much clearer understanding of cancer in general. Most of us will be affected by cancer in one way or another at some point in our lives, and knowledge is the key. As always, consult your doctor with specific questions about cancer.



Meeting Mark Zuckerberg and My Facebook Friends Day Experience #WomenTalk





Meeting Mark Zuckerberg and My Facebook Friends Day Experience


Last January 31, 2016, Fellow Filipino Abby Asistio flew to San Francisco and had the wonderful opportunity of being chosen as one of the eighteen invited by Facebook on their 12th Anniversary Friends Day celebration with California-based Alopecia awareness advocate, Rachel Regal. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition which results in partial or total head and body hair loss. Abby Asistio have had it since she was four while Rachel just developed it sometime in 2012, the same year she discovered that her 10-year-old daughter, Eliana, had it, too. Six inspiring stories were picked by Facebook among its 1.64 billion users and Abby’s friends were all amazed when theye’ve found out that Abby’s Alopecia story was one of them. Imagine that!





Abby and Rachel met each other through the double A hand sign campaign that Aby started in 2012, and They've been "connected" since then. Last year, Facebook Stories featured how these two were able to build a friendship, as well as campaign for disease awareness through Facebook! And last February 1st, Abby and Rachel had the chance to tour FB headquarters in Menlo Park, San Francisco, meet and chat with the people behind Facebook (Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, CPO Chris Cox, and a whole lot of awesome people), get crazy cool gadgets and have one of the best experiences of their lives.



Abby recounted that it was such a surreal feeling to be in the same room as the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Z was wearing his trademark look (jeans, sneakers, shirt and a big smile on his face), and had such a friendly, approachable aura and demeanor about him. Not at all intimidating! He shared stories about how the company started, its mission-vision, the ups and downs that come along, and their future plans. Those invited also had the chance to ask him questions. When Mark Z was asked about achieving success and life’s “impossibilities”. He said, “There’s a difference between impossible and things taking a really long time. Even if you’re not going to be able to do something in a short time period, if you care about something, you want to see the world to move into that direction… So the best thing to do is just get started and not be discouraged. It’s tough because this stuff is hard, or else people would’ve already done it.”


Abby Asistio got the chance to ask a question to one of the world’s 50 most powerful, successful women in business, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Aside from Alopecia awareness, Abby is also an active Real Beauty advocate with girls and women struggling with various insecurities, being so consumed by the world’s unrealistic and sometimes superficial standards of beauty. So Abby asked Sheryl about her perception of it. Sheryl said that beauty is just like success and that no one could really define it for you. We are all unique. We have different stories, dreams and desires. We should explore our own inner and outer beauty, believe and embrace that we are beautiful, and never allow anyone to tell us otherwise.

Mark capped off his talk by sharing their company philosophy with everyone present. Though already having over 1 billion subscribers, there are still 7 billion people all over the world without access to all the meaningful connections and information that Facebook brings. One thing that the company stands by is that “things are always 1% completed”. It keeps them grounded, reminding them that there is always so much work, growth and progress to be done, and so many people to reach out to and help.



Everything about the Facebook trip was overwhelming and inspiring according to Abby. More than anything, it reminded her about “responsibility”. We are all given our own platforms, in this case “accounts and connections”, to make a dent in this world. It is up to us to become complacent and take these vehicles for granted, or maximize the opportunities and use them to make a positive impact in this generation. Abby is grateful that Facebook has become a medium for her to communicate disease awareness and touch people beyond the confines of her tiny room and her country. Abby is also glad that she and Rachel are two out of millions of people choosing to recognize the importance of social media in contributing to making this world a better place, and actually doing something about it.



Truly, God plans the best adventures and creates the most beautiful surprises. Abby knows that she wouldn't have been handpicked for this if it weren't for Him, as well as the countless individuals who have cared and showed support for my advocacy. Abby would like to leave a positive thought to everyone that we should really take the time to search for and identify our “purpose” – that one unique, very specific calling that is the result of our talents, dreams, desires, passions and experiences. Once you find it, be faithful to it no matter how long or difficult the journey towards its fulfillment may be. You’ll never know where it could lead to, how far it could go and how large it could grow. Abby is also thankful that her campaign continues to spread and reach new heights and she is particularly grateful to Facebook for giving her this opportunity and to Novuhair, Nature's Answer to Hair Loss (www.novuhair.com), for always being so supportive of her advocacy and endeavors. Abby is proud and honored to have represented the Philippines and the Alopecia community in this once-in-a-lifetime, international event.


Secrets To Raise Women's Self-Esteem Despite Loss Of Hair #WomenTalk






Secrets To Raise Women's Self-Esteem Despite Loss Of Hair #WomenTalk

While it's accurate that hair thinning can seriously affect a person's overall physical appearance, this is not enough cause to lose self-confidence absolutely. If you are one of those women who are slowly losing their self-confidence due to female thinning hair, one of the top things that can be done is learning how to deal with it.

Dealing with female thinning hair can commence with the realization that you might actually be suffering from a condition that is in fact out of your power. Professionals state that thinning hair women can be separated into two-permanent loss of hair and temporary loss of hair. Females who are suffering from lasting hair thinning are those who have the illness in their genes.

Seeing as it is hereditary, one cannot in reality do so much about female thinning hair, but to learn how to acknowledge it, and attempt to seek other cures that can slow down the pace of losing hair. Additional circumstances where one can not actually do something about thinning hair women is if they are being affected by autoimmune health problems such as cancer, thyroid complications or lupus. Women who have to bear healing procedures are also in bigger dangers of losing hair fast.

Females who are suffering short-lived thinning hair women are those who undergo hormonal changes such as being pregnant in women or using birth control pills. In addition to those who put too much pressure on their scalp by switching hairstyles repeatedly or those that are utilizing hair products that are destructive to the hair.

Knowing the cause of your balding can help you come to grips with it easier. Obviously, you can't decide this on your own so you have to go to your physician to attend to your concern. Once he or she had the final diagnosis, you can now request existing remedy or choices that will be successful for you.

Tips and hints to be more confident

Women who are dealing with female thinning hair may still look good in spite of their condition. Seeing as not so much can be done about their thinning hair women trouble they must try focusing on other aspects of their body and personality to appear attractive and be confident in facing others. The following are some beauty suggestions and regiments that can be done to enhance beauty and self-esteem despite thinning hair women.

1. Make the most of the potentials of make-up

For females, make-up to a great extent affects their overall appearance. If you are dealing with thinning hair women try to get your confidence from your striking face with the help of some cosmetics. To do that, knowledge in the proper use and application of eyeliner, eye shadows, lipsticks, blush ons and foundations is essential to help you flatter your features and enhance your overall aura if done appropriately.

2. Take good quality treatment of your skin

Given that the skin is the largest organ of the body, having healthy and young-looking skin despite female thinning hair can make a great deal of difference. To attain superior skin and fair complexion, make it a routine to make use of sunscreen to safeguard yourself from the hurtful rays of the sun, keep away from smoking, get enough rest and proper nutrition, learn to relax to avoid too much worry, and get regular exercise.

Following these two basic secrets on how to deal with female thinning hair and hair loss will do wonders to revive your self-confidence in your ability to look good and feel good about yourself at the same time.