Chris Tucker Urges Black Men to Know Cancer Risk, Peloton Instructor Sees Mindset as a ‘Superpower’ During Cancer Treatment and More


From comedian Chris Tucker teaming up with a nonprofit to educate Black men on their prostate cancer risk to Leeane Hainby and Rep. Jamie Raskin providing updates on their cancer treatment, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Chris Tucker is urging Black men to know their prostate cancer risk.

Chris Tucker, a stand-up comedian and actor who was featured in comedies such as “Rush Hour” and “Def Comedy Jam” is teaming up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Atlanta Hawks to encourage Black men to learn about their risk for developing and dying from prostate cancer.

The campaign, titled, “Black Men: Know Your Risk” focuses on the fact that one in six Black men will develop prostate cancer, compared to one in eight White men and, as a result, men of color are more likely to die from the disease. So, Tucker is encouraging Black men to live healthy lifestyles — including a healthy diet and frequent exercise — as well as following recommended screenings for prostate cancer.

Actor and country singer, John Schneider’s wife died of cancer.

Alicia Allain, a filmmaker and wife of “Dukes of Hazzard” actor John Schneider, died of breast cancer at the age of 53, according to an Instagram post from Schneider.

“My beautiful smile is pain free, living in her new body alongside Jesus,” he wrote. “Hug those you love tight and let them know how you feel we always did.”

Allain revealed her stage 4 diagnosis on 2020 episode of “Fox & Friends.” Allain and Schneider talked about the cancer diagnosis, which she said put her “three years into a five-year shelf life,” though they said the cancer was currently in remission.

Peloton instructor, Leeane Hainsby gave an update on her breast cancer treatment.

Leeane Hainsby, a British Peloton instructor who revealed last month that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, provided an update on her treatment and, in particular, how her mindset is helping her through.

The 35-year-old said that a nurse told her that cancer is a mental game as much as it is a physical game, which inspired the trainer.

"The conversation was had in such a blurry, terrifying time, and yet it has always remained a crystal-clear moment to me," she continued. "It ignited a mindset in me that has felt like my superpower ever since."

Representative Jamie Raskin is halfway through cancer treatment.

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, provided another update on his treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, saying that he is halfway through the therapeutic protocol.

“I’m midway through my treatments here,” Raskin said in a video to supporters who signed a note to him through the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “I’ve done three of six rounds of chemotherapy, and you guys have completely bolstered my courage and my confidence.”

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