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  • Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test

    Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.
  • New synthetic tumor environments make cancer research more realistic

    Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Tumors are notoriously difficult to study in their natural habitat -- body tissues -- but a new synthetic tissue environment may give cancer researchers the next-best look at tumor growth and behavior. Researchers have now developed a new technique to create a cell habitat of hydrogels which can realistically and quickly recreate microenvironments found across biology.
  • Scientists identify possible key in virus, cancer research

    Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Florida State University researchers have taken a big step forward in the fight against cancer with a discovery that could open up the door for new research and treatment options.
  • 21-gene recurrence score and receipt of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

    Breast Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a large group of Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new article.
  • Suffering From Painful Foot Problems? Try A Professional Podiatrist!

    Artsy Asylum
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    A long time ago, I suffered from multiple very painful problems with my feet. I had bunions and calluses all over my feet and it was causing me great pain. Not only that, but I was also suffering from blisters, ingrown toe nails and I had even sprained my ankle while I was out on one of my hikes. I don’t mean to brag, but I go on some pretty streneous hiking trails from time to time. I like a really good challenge. I want to see myself reach the absolute pinnacle of physical performance, and hiking is my game. I do a lot of hiking, and it is great fun and it makes me feel really good.
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    Artsy Asylum

  • Suffering From Painful Foot Problems? Try A Professional Podiatrist!

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    A long time ago, I suffered from multiple very painful problems with my feet. I had bunions and calluses all over my feet and it was causing me great pain. Not only that, but I was also suffering from blisters, ingrown toe nails and I had even sprained my ankle while I was out on one of my hikes. I don’t mean to brag, but I go on some pretty streneous hiking trails from time to time. I like a really good challenge. I want to see myself reach the absolute pinnacle of physical performance, and hiking is my game. I do a lot of hiking, and it is great fun and it makes me feel really good.
  • Taking Up Hiking As A New Hobby

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    I hate how completely work obsessed our society has become in the past few decades. I have really grown to dislike the massive amount of work that has to be done to pay for your own life from 0 to 80. I have spent many years working in a cubicle, but I want to do that no more. I certainly do not want to die having worked away my whole life for nothing but the system. I have adopted a part time week a long time ago. You won’t believe the criticism I have had to endure from people in my life about working ‘only’ 4 days a week. My boss is a totally relaxed guy and he himself…
  • Remembering When I Had A Baby For The First Time

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    The last time I have given birth to children has been a really long time ago. I clearly remember it like it was yesterday. I was making a big big list months in advance of all the stuff that I needed to get. But you need so much stuff when you are having a baby that you will always forget a lot of what you really end up needing. So for that reason I continuously kept adding more things to the list until the list became really big. Everything that I could think of was on that list. But then I did an internet search for baby stuff lists and I quickly figured out that there was much more stuff…
  • Went To The Gym For The First Time Today

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    I must confess I’m not exactly the slimmest girl on the block. I’m not chubby either, don’t get me wrong. However… we do have a slight tendency towards becoming slightly obese over a long period of time in our family. I see it as a genetic trait. My mom has it, my dad has it. Even my sister has it. And I have it too. I eat healthy foods most of the time, but still I gain weight when I’m not exercising at the same time. I suppose those few chunks of chocolate that I have per week are really adding up to the total calorie count. Today, I hit the gym together with a…
  • Welcome To My New Website, The Artsiest Asylum On The Net!

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    Hello world, my name is Amber! This is my very first blog. I’ve never really written anything on the web before. Well, except maybe on Facebook. But I would hardly count that as publishing anything worhtwhile. A friend of mine has helped me set up this website, because I couldn’t do it when I was going at it alone. I was looking for a good domain name and came up with this one. Turns out it was just expiring. It used to belong to a woman named Susan Reynolds, who had now forwarded it to her new blog. I’ve taken the liberty of reading some of her writing. Susan Reynolds has…
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    Prostate Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Can stem cells cause and cure cancer?

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Simply put, cancer is caused by mutations to genes within a cell that lead to abnormal cell growth. Finding out what causes that genetic mutation has been the holy grail of medical science for decades. Researchers believe they may have found one of the reasons why these genes mutate and it all has to do with how stem cells talk to each other.
  • New approach to decades old treatment yields increased survival for some prostate cancer patients

    5 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
    New research examines the outcomes of giving the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the start of androgen deprivation therapy for patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. Results showed an increased survival of 13.6 months for patients treated with ADT plus docetaxel than with ADT alone.
  • Two-drug combination boosts survival in metastatic prostate cancer

    5 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer gained more than a year of survival when they received both hormone-blocking medications and chemotherapy right after diagnosis, rather than delaying the chemo until the cancer worsened, according to a study.
  • Failure to control early prostate cancer results in a poor outcome

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Research finds an association between positive post-radiation therapy biopsy results and subsequent clinical outcomes in men with localized prostate cancer. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed nationally among men. The prostate is part of a man's reproductive system.
  • Prostate cancer is five different diseases, experts say

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Scientists have, for the first time, identified that there are five distinct types of prostate cancer and have found a way to distinguish between them, according to a landmark study.
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    Lung Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Framework for value-based pricing of cancer drugs

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    At a time when cancer drug prices are rising rapidly, an innovative new study provides the framework for establishing value-based pricing for all new oncology drugs entering the marketplace.
  • Is incense bad for your health?

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:38 am
    The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. The effects of incense and cigarette smoke were also compared, and made for some surprising results.
  • Finding biomarkers for early lung cancer diagnosis

    18 Aug 2015 | 11:26 am
    Despite decades of warnings about smoking, lung cancer is still the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in the US. Researchers are trying to change that, by identifying biomarkers that could be the basis of early tests for lung cancer.
  • Combining chemotherapy with an immune-blocking drug could stop cancer growing back

    12 Aug 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Giving patients a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people, according to new research.
  • Pancreas cancer spread from multiple types of wayward cells

    12 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    Tumor cells associated with pancreatic cancer often behave like communities by working with each other to increase tumor spread and growth to different organs. Groups of these cancer cells are better than single cancer cells in driving tumor spread, researchers report.
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    EurekAlert! - Cancer

  • Moffitt makes important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) According to a new 'proof of principle' study published in Aug. 27 issue of Cancer Prevention Research, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates by identifying markers in the blood that can pinpoint patients with premalignant pancreatic lesions called intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms.
  • OU and Mercy Hospital OKC developing new screening models for breast cancer detection

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City are developing new short-term breast cancer risk prediction models that aim to help increase cancer detection of breast magnetic resonance imaging screening. With a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, OU and Mercy will develop and apply two new short-term breast cancer risk prediction approaches: a rule-in approach and a rule-out approach.
  • UC San Diego cancer researchers receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of California - San Diego) Four University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have been selected to receive the newly established National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award. The multi-million dollar awards fund new projects that have an unusual potential in cancer research over seven years.
  • New synthetic tumor environments make cancer research more realistic

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Tumors are notoriously difficult to study in their natural habitat -- body tissues -- but a new synthetic tissue environment may give cancer researchers the next-best look at tumor growth and behavior. University of Illinois researchers have developed a new technique to create a cell habitat of hydrogels which can realistically and quickly recreate microenvironments found across biology.
  • Researchers discover new mechanism in adrenal gland tumors

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have elucidated a mechanism that is responsible for the development of adrenal gland tumors. They discovered that the BMP7 protein plays a key role in this process and that it could be a possible target for future treatments. The results have been published in the journal 'Oncotarget'.
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    Cancer Treatment

  • How confident am I on my health?

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    This is a tough subject for me. I am at a point where I feel okay most of the time but am not sure I feel well enough to make significant changes. I mean should I look for a new job? At my current job, there are some pluses and some minuses. The negatives are things like commute distance (farther than I like), lowish salary - decent but I wouldn't mind more (who wouldn't?). The pluses are total flexibility in my schedule and I am an established more
  • The 'joys' and solitude of a second cancer

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    When diagnosed with a first cancer, we are all gobsmacked, appalled, overwhelmed, stunned, depressed, shocked, awed, overrun, and more as a result. You struggle through treatment and the ensuing body changes and emotions and slowly return to that so called 'new' normal and life resumes. Then when cancer, the 'gift that keeps on giving', shows up again, you start all over again. It can be a dreaded recurrence or metastases or you can start all over again with a new cancer. Second cancers are not recurrences but new primaries. Such a joy. Not more
  • More than one ailment

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:16 am
    So I read the news, a lot. And probably I read too much news and especially health news - searching for the elusive cures. But in reading the news, I see lots of different opinions and announcements as one would more
  • Back to work....

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:17 am
    Today I am back to work after almost three weeks off. I had to dig around to find a pair of pants and haven't yet found my shoes. Summer vacation means shorts, sandals and sneakers, not long pants and work shoes. Our lunches are made (yes I make lunch for both of us every week day) but the nice cat is out so I have to get him back in before leaving. The evil cat is busy plotting our more
  • Physical therapy

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    This morning I finally will start physical therapy for my knee, nearly four weeks after falling. I have opted to have my PT at the gym instead of through the hospital. There are several reasons for this.First of all, after my initial appointment, I can do my PT on my own instead of having to juggle three more appointments each week. I just don't have the patience for that. When I have PT, I do my exercises every day. Most physical therapists have told me many patients only do their exercises at their more
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    Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Q&A: Sexual intimacy problems in cancer patients

    Cancerwise Blogger
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    By Clayton Boldt Sexual intimacy problems are one of the most common long-term side effects that cancer patients face. In a survey of MD Anderson cancer patients, almost half of men and women said they had new sexual intimacy problems after treatment. Common sexual intimacy problems include: Erection problems in menVaginal dryness and pain in womenLoss of sexual desireBelow, Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science and Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine answers common questions about sexual problems affecting cancer patients and how to address them. Why do cancer…
  • How six cancer patients celebrated the end of cancer treatment

    Laura Nathan-Garner
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Finishing cancer treatment can be a momentous occasion -- one that calls for celebrating in ways both big and small. But there's no right way to celebrate. We recently asked some of our bloggers how they celebrated. Below, they share what they did to ring in life after cancer treatment. Ringing the bell"Every week, as I was weighed before my chemo treatments, I saw the bell, which patients ring to signal the end of their treatment. As I got closer to finishing my 16 rounds of chemo, I knew I had to celebrate! And I knew I had to include the bell and my awesome support system. When the day…
  • How surviving CLL and b-cell lymphoma pushed me to new heights

    Cancerwise Blogger
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    By Dan RookerIn 2007, I noticed the lymph nodes under my jaw were swollen. But it took more than two years and a routine trip to the dermatologist to get my diagnosis in March 2010: chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). I was only 49 years old.My CLL showed a 17p abnormality. This meant the cancer would probably spread more rapidly, be more resistant to treatment and have shorter periods of remission.Two of my colleagues at home in Raleigh, North Carolina, were leukemia patients at MD Anderson, and I listened when they suggested I go there, too. My CLL treatment at MD AndersonI felt…
  • My metastatic melanoma story

    Cancerwise Blogger
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    By Kai Dunbar Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with stage III melanoma. I didn't spend a lot of time in the sun before my malignant melanoma diagnosis. And I wasn't someone you'd consider at high risk for melanoma. I was only 9 years old. I was actually born with a small penpoint-sized mole on my right cheek. Over time, it grew, and when I was 8 years old, it became raised and had irregular borders. When I told my pediatrician that it was starting to bleed and itch, he sent us to a dermatologist, who removed the mole and sent it to be biopsied.  Three days later, the dermatologist…
  • How our Investigational Pharmacy Services team gives cancer patients hope

    Cancerwise Blogger
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    By Jacqueline Mason Our doctors are dreamers. They dream of conquering cancer and adding meaningful years to our patients' lives. Our Investigational Pharmacy Services team helps them turn those dreams into reality. This highly specialized team of eight pharmacists and 11 pharmacy technicians enables MD Anderson to have the largest clinical trials program in the world. Every investigational drug that enters our institution travels through the Investigational Pharmacy Services area on Floor 1 of the Main Building. We have 1,100 clinical research protocols underway, involving more than 8,000…
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    Mesothelioma News Center | Latest in Asbestos & Mesothelioma News

  • Mrs. Florida Int'l Contestant Launches Mesothelioma Campaign

    Tim Povtak
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Vida Hargrett has a forum now — and she plans to use it. Hargrett, 30, has qualified for the 2016 Mrs. Florida International Pageant, hoping to utilize that platform to raise awareness for mesothelioma and the growing move to ban asbestos. Her goals are lofty. "I'm not afraid to speak up — and speak out," Hargrett said from her home in South Florida. "And this is a cause worth fighting for. I'll take this battle around the world if I can." Hargrett is the daughter-in-law of peritoneal mesothelioma survivor Patricia Hargrett, who has battled the asbestos-related cancer since…
  • Toys 'R' Us, Other Retailers Remove Asbestos Crayons

    Beth Swantek
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    Toys "R" Us, Party City, and Dollar Tree answered lawmakers' urgent call to pull toxic asbestos crayons and crime lab toys from their inventory. The major retailers acted after learning certain children’s products tested positive for asbestos, a carcinogen that causes several deadly diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, which can take 20-50 years to develop after first exposure. “We commend these four companies for their good corporate citizenship and commitment to protecting children and families from contaminated products,” Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., wrote…
  • Mesothelioma Patients Under Age 40 Display Unique Traits

    Tim Povtak
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have uncovered some distinct differences in mesothelioma among a unique subset of patients under the age of 40, providing insight that could lead to a better understanding of this complex disease. Malignant mesothelioma is typically diagnosed in older patients who were exposed to asbestos decades ago in an occupational setting, but researchers recently isolated a smaller, much younger group and found some startling trends. These people survived much longer, were more likely to be female, and more likely to have peritoneal mesothelioma.
  • New Bill Seeks to Create First Mesothelioma Registry in US

    Beth Swantek
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    People diagnosed with mesothelioma often feel there is little public information about the asbestos-related cancer. Several existing state cancer registries focus on more common cancers, including lung, breast, prostate and colorectal. While there are more than 221,000 new lung cancer cases annually in the U.S., mesothelioma is rare — about 3,000 new cases each year. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, a national cancer registry, tracks incidence rates by state, but it does not track new cases of mesothelioma at a national level. While it publishes fact…
  • ADAO: Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation Lacks Bite

    Tim Povtak
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    U.S. legislators may soon update the nation's antiquated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a proposed bill aimed at strengthening existing laws that protect us from hazardous chemicals in our homes, schools and workplaces. But officials with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) say the bill, known as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S.697), lacks teeth. ADAO President Linda Reinstein says the proposed reform, expected to be heard when the U.S. Senate reconvenes in September, could be a rollback that handicaps the U.S. Environmental…
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    Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog

  • What Survival Rates in Women with Mesothelioma Can Teach Us

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Because mesothelioma takes decades to develop and commonly affects men who worked heavily around asbestos, it is relatively rare for young individuals, particularly women, to get it.However, asbestos exposure, the most common cause of the disease, is a problem we continue to face today. Young women are being diagnosed with mesothelioma often due to secondhand exposure. This was the case for well-known mesothelioma survivor Heather Von St. James, who was exposed to asbestos fibers on her father’s dusty work jacket when she was a child. Read more about her story here.Factors Affecting…
  • Building a Quality Relationship with Your Doctor

    Jackie Clark
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When diagnosed with a disease that will require long-term care, like mesothelioma, it’s important to establish a relationship that’s built on mutual trust, honesty, and a willingness to support each other throughout the entire treatment process.There’s no doubt about it: Building such a relationship can be hard. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by thoughts about the new diagnosis, how treatment will affect yourself, your family, your finances, and many other things.With that in mind, we’ve created a list of things that patients and their families can do to help build a quality…
  • Detecting Mesothelioma Symptoms Early

    5 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As is the case with any type of cancer, the earlier it’s caught, the better the prognosis will be. What makes mesothelioma such a difficult cancer to beat is, in part, its latency period, which can be anywhere from 20 to 50 years, making it difficult to successfully diagnose and treat the disease early on. Not only do early symptoms not arise until the cancer’s later stages, but they are also easily mistaken with those of common, minor illnesses. Most patients aren’t diagnosed until stage III or IV. So, how can individuals increase their chances of diagnosing this deadly disease as…
  • Alternative Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatments

    Emily Walsh
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Mesothelioma can be an expensive cancer to treat. Patients and their families and friends can wind up spending tens of thousands of dollars on medicine, surgery, and other related costs in a bid to overcome mesothelioma.One of the last things most people want to do is go deep into debt while battling a deadly disease. However, most people have limited resources, and even having insurance doesn’t necessarily protect you from high treatment costs. Finding enough money to pay for cancer treatments can be challenging, especially when they might still be supporting a family.Below are some less…
  • Cancer and the Sandwich Generation

    Jackie Clark
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As life expectancies increase, more and more people are finding themselves both caring for elderly parents while at the same time supporting adult children who are still living at home or require financial assistance even though they live elsewhere.This situation was first coined the “Sandwich Generation” by sociologist Dorothy Miller in 1981, and in the nearly three and a half decades since then, the situation has increased dramatically. The Pew Research Center estimates that about 15% of people in their 40s and 50s are caring for both aging parents and children at the same time.In some…
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    Fredda Branyon

  • August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

    23 Aug 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Foundations of psoriasis, loved ones and patients all gather together to commemorate National Psoriasis Awareness month each and every month of August.  It is during this time that anyone who has felt the impact of psoriasis can help bring more awareness to this condition and work towards lessening the associated stigma with both psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. There are more than just a few ways you can help others become more aware of this disease including hosting a fun run, lecture, fund raising and other methods. What Is It? The NPF also known as the National Psoriasis Foundation…
  • Top 5 Benefits of Breast Feeding

    16 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    img c/o:   For infants, breast milk is acknowledged widely as the most complete infant nutrition form. It has an array of benefits for the development, immunity, growth and health of infants.  No other food is able to replace breast milk and this includes store bought formula for infants. Even if there is a possibility of accumulated pollutants in mother’s milk, it is still superior overall from the perspectives of the overall health of both child and mother. Since infants are fragile and their bodies not fully developed, they need adequate nourishment and special care.
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    9 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    img c/o: Now that August has come around the corner it is time to bring your immunization schedules out of the filing cabinet. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and this month is time to remind coworkers, friends and especially family to stay up to day on their immunization shots. It is also a great time for promoting vaccines.  This month is a good month to raise the rate of immunization in the community by sharing strategies and raising vaccination awareness.  Here are a few strategies you can use for August. As with every month of August each year, opportunities…
  • Ten Ways to Stay Healthy in the Office

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Img c/o, Img editing via The corporate world is ever changing. It is getting faster, and even more demanding. The demand from every individual work person is increasing more than ever. If one does not go along with the flow, it is very easy to get left behind. It will take just one mistake, one second, and you will be left behind by the corporate pack. It is easy to say that while one is at his prime with the physical, mental, and emotional energy at its peak, this is no problem. It is easy to be on top of your game. However, take note that it may be at the expense of…
  • Office Exercises You Should Practice at your Desk

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    img c/o: Looking for office exercises you should practice at your desk? It is not always easy to find time to exercise particularly when you put in full days at the office. For most folks, there is always a little bit of time between tasks as you sit in front of your laptops. Taking advantage of the time it takes between activities to get some physical exercise may be just the thing to protect you from repetitive motion injury, stiffness and sore wrists. Of course, no one wants to get too sweaty but doing a few exercises to get your heart rate up and keep your office clothing neat…
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    Cancer, Medicine and Life

  • Importance of Cancer Clinical Trials: Standard of Care

    22 Aug 2015 | 8:59 am
    Patients with no options of treatment really do need access to clinical trials and research projects. In cancer care, clinical trials are standard of care!! Full stop.If someone has an argument against this, am happy to discuss this further.It really frustrates me, when bureaucrats think that clinical trials are a waste of time and are taking time away from patient care. How far from the truth is that.I would urge every patient to ask their treating doctor for access to a clinical trial or research project, even if the same treatment or medication is available as standard of care. A clinical…
  • Adelaide Doctor takes on Australian Insurance Giant!!

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    A doctor from Adelaide, Australia has written an open mail to Medibank Private challenging their new rules for health insurance.He has laid bare, what most doctors and health professionals have been thinking about. Well done Peter."Dear Medibank Private,I, like many other health professionals, have just cancelled my insurance policy that my wife (Katrina Devonish) and I have maintained with you since 2002.The cynical attempt by your company to save money by refusing to fund your members' care for so-called "avoidable complications" is an abuse of trust towards those who believe your actions…
  • Family and Cancer

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    The majority of patients come with family members for clinic and chemotherapy appointments.I was not someone who would try and spend too much time figuring out the patient's family logistics and dynamics. This has changed over the past few years and I am learning that the family is one of the main reasons why patients keep fighting cancer positively. When a patient comes to clinic alone... worth probing more about why he/she has come alone today. Could just be coincidence... but worth asking.The first appointment in a cancer unit can be very daunting for patients having someone along is a…
  • CanTEEN: Cancer affecting Teens (12 - 24)

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    CanTeen is a great organization (CanTeen) who supports teenagers suffering with cancer or if they are affected with cancer (parents, family, friends). CanTeen supports kids from as young as 12 years to 24 years. I have occasionally had help for kids who are even younger than 12.Great resource for patients, families and their health care providers. Thank you for everything you do.
  • Death of a young patient

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    A young patient was referred to me with a diagnosis of metastatic colon cancer. The surgeon phoned me and asked if I could see her urgently.... I did. She was in her late 30's and had extensive cancer in her liver. There was hardly any normal liver seen on her scans.During the consultation, I explained that she had a poor prognosis and we need to start chemotherapy soon. She was one of the most positive patients I had ever met. She had young children and they were her main motivation to get healthier and stronger.She was started on chemotherapy with FOLFOX and Avastin... had one of the most…
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  • Chickpea Cancer Treatment Cure Or Hoax?

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    THE CHICKPEA METHOD   Chickpea Cancer Cure? I have come across countless cancer remedies over the years. Some of them completely outrageous, some very promising, and others falling somewhere in-between. When coming across the chickpea cancer treatment I didn’t know exactly where it fits. The presentation used by George E. Ashkar, PH.D was pretty horrible. I first found this cancer remedy […] The post Chickpea Cancer Treatment Cure Or Hoax? appeared first on CancerMind.
  • Vitamin D Cancer Connection Completely Overrated?

    21 Aug 2015 | 1:39 am
    VITAMIN D3 (CALCITRIOL)   How does Vitamin D relate to Cancer? We all have heard about Vitamin D and the many benefits it has on the human body. It is best known as the Sunshine Vitamin. Several forms of Vitamin D actually exist. The form that has received most recognition for its cancer fighting abilities is Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 […] The post Vitamin D Cancer Connection Completely Overrated? appeared first on CancerMind.
  • PSA Cancer Levels Lowered By Vitamin K3 + Vit C (Apatone)

    12 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    APATONE EFFECTIVE ON PSA     Prostate Cancer Study Details. A 12 week open label cancer study that consisted of Prostate Cancer patients that failed standard therapy was completed. 17 patients were treated with 5,000 mg of Vitamin C and 50 mg of Vitamin k3 (Apatone) daily. During the study patients were tested for PSA levels, PSA Velocity, and PSA doubling times. […] The post PSA Cancer Levels Lowered By Vitamin K3 + Vit C (Apatone) appeared first on CancerMind.
  • CML Treatment Helped By Addition Of Turmeric

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    CML + TURMERIC   Cancer Study Used Turmeric Powder. CML is a type of leukemia. For those of you that don’t know CML stands for chronic myeloid leukemia. Turmeric is an Indian spice that is in the ginger family. It is used to flavor all types of food and has a deep orange-yellow color. That orange-yellow color is actually called […] The post CML Treatment Helped By Addition Of Turmeric appeared first on CancerMind.
  • Frankincense Pain Killer And Cancer Fighter

    16 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    FRANKINCENSE   Incense or Pain Killer? When you hear someone say Frankincense you automatically think incense. When you hear someone say pain killer you immediately think of a prescription pain med. We all know the bad side effects prescription pain meds have. They might take your pain away but what other damage are they doing? Most people don’t know that other […] The post Frankincense Pain Killer And Cancer Fighter appeared first on CancerMind.
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    City of Hope Breakthroughs

  • Meet our doctors: Thomas Slavin on genetic testing

    Jeanne Kelley
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thomas Slavin, assistant clinical professor in the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics at City of Hope, discusses genetic testing and why he chose genetics as a career. People with a family history of cancer often want, or need, to know whether they have a gene mutation linked to that cancer. For that, they seek genetic testing, involving a blood sample that is analyzed for specific gene abnormalities. Thomas Slavin, M.D., a geneticist and assistant clinical professor at City of Hope, typically works with patients – primarily breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer patients – who…
  • Precision medicine: What it means now. What it means for the future

    Veronique de Turenne
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    It was 2009 when a City of Hope patient in her 40s learned that the cancer she had been fighting for several years had metastasized to her lungs. Her medical team ran genetic tests on the tumor, but none of the drug therapies available at the time targeted the known mutations in the tumor cells. Precision medicine is now a reality for some patients. City of Hope is working to make it a reality for many more. Although at first the woman responded to chemotherapy, by 2013 toxicity had caused side effects so grave that the patient was faced with stopping her treatment. And then her doctors ran…
  • Acute myeloid leukemia: What you should know (w/PODCAST)

    City of Hope
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Renowned hematologist-oncologist Guido Marcucci discusses AML, its symptoms, diagnoses and treatments. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is characterized by a rapidly-developing cancer in the myeloid line of blood cells, which is responsible for producing red blood cells, platelets and several types of white blood cells called granulocytes. Because AML grows rapidly, it can quickly crowd out normal blood cells, leading to anemia, susceptibility to infections and uncontrolled bleeding. Due to the aggressive nature of AML, this disease usually requires intensive treatment, which may include…
  • Breast cancer survivor/yoga therapist Rachel Divine: Tips for patients

    Rachel Divine
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Breast cancer survivor and yoga therapist Rachel Divine shares helpful tips for cancer patients and caregivers on using yoga to relieve stress and anxiety. Rachel Divine is a yoga therapist and patient leader for the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center. She’s also a former City of Hope patient. When someone you know has cancer, even the word “cancer” can make you feel nervous, sleepless, depressed or more. But, as a yoga teacher for 15 years and a breast cancer survivor of two years, I’ve found that exercise, even for five minutes a day, can offer a…
  • Type 1 diabetes patient is insulin-free for first time in 24 years

    Jeanne Kelley
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Type 1 diabetes patient Gina Marchini, shown here near her home in Palmer, Alaska, underwent an islet cell transplant at City of Hope in July. Two weeks later, she was hiking – without insulin.   Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 9 years old, Gina Marchini accepted the fact that she would need insulin the rest of her life. Every day, she injected herself with the lifesaving hormone. She also carefully controlled her diet and monitored the rise and fall of her blood glucose with military precision. That was before her islet cell transplant. “I thought diabetes was a life…
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  • Kapowsin Meats Recalls Pork Product Because Of Possible Salmonella Contamination

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:26 pm
    by Joseph Kapowsin Meats an establishment in Graham, Washington is recalling approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced. The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk. The FSIS is not satisfied with Kapowsin Meats's progress on food safety improvements, deeming the company's efforts "insufficient". The whole hogs and associated items were produced on various dates between April 18, 2015 and August 26, 2015. The FSIS has expanded the recall…
  • Strategy And Tactics On Chess

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Strategy And Tactics On Chess Submitted by: Robert Michael Strategy and tactics is what the game of chess is all about. An army of 16 chess is commanded by each player. A game of chess has three sates if being played well. In the opening, the players bring out their forces in preparation for combat. The players maneuver for position and carry out attacks and counterattacks in the middlegame. The endgame is when with fewer pawns and pieces left on the board, it is safer for the kings to come out and join the final battle. Here are 10 ways...
  • Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls Turkey Bacon Products Because It May Spoil Before Best Buy Date

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Kraft Heinz Foods Company, an establishment in Newberry, South Carolina is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may possibly spoil before the “Best When Used By” date. The FSIS has designated this a Class II Recall of Low Health Risk. The company says the following products are subject to recall: 56 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer “Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon” bearing the plant number…
  • How To Run Faster Using Fatigue Nutrition

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    How To Run Faster Using Fatigue Nutrition Submitted by: Curt Shryack An interesting topic of discussion lately has been how to run faster using nutrition. A more accurate way of describing nutrition to run faster is fatigue nutrition. To perform at your best the body must have proper fuel. Anything less than optimal fueling will lessen your chances of obtaining you true speed potential. Your speed potential is not sprint speed, but rather the top speed that you can maintain for a given race distance. To run faster using fatigue nutrition three components must be followed. The four components…
  • Fat Soluble Vitamins

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fat Soluble Vitamins Submitted by: Colleen Palat Are you unsure which vitamins are in which foods? If so, it's time to change that because your health could be in jeopardy! A vitamin is an organic substance or chemical found in food that is absolutely necessary for normal growth, health, and bodily functions. Vitamins help the body to resist infection, as well as to increase mental alertness. It is best to ingest our nutrients through whole foods, but very often we need to supplement our diet. If needed, choose natural, whole food vitamins. These vitamins are made from a natural food...
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