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    10/23/2016 11:50:22 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2016 | By Reporter
    When she grows up, Lynlee Boemer should demand to celebrate two birthdays a year. For she is the baby who was born twice. Her proper entry into the world came 12 weeks after she was temporarily taken out of her mother’s womb for a life-saving operation. Doctors discovered a tumour in the tailbone of Margaret Boemer’s unborn baby when the mother-to-be went for a routine ultrasound just 16 weeks into her pregnancy. Her only hope was a medical procedure that required surgeons to open up the womb and take the 1 lb, 3 oz foetus out for 20 minutes for...
  • Jihad in America: Al-Timimi Verdict a Turning Point in Legal War on Terror

    05/03/2005 12:42:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 705+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    The conviction last week of Ali al-Timimi, an American-born Islamic scholar, on terrorism charges thrust the so-called "Virginia Paintball Jihad" case to the forefront as the federal government's greatest court victory against terrorism. All told, federal prosecutors counted 10 convictions in the case. Al-Timimi's conviction marked the first post-Sept. 11 case in which the government won a terrorism conviction for actions tied to philosophy and words designed to help the enemy, rather than deeds, such as providing money, equipment or actual combat help to that enemy. "Until now these people have escaped. It is a very powerful position to be...
  • Woman Has Lived 25 Years With Stage 4 Breast Cancer

    10/07/2016 10:34:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 10/5 | MERYL LIN MCKEAN
    Advanced breast cancer, also known as stage 4 or metastatic breast cancer, used to always mean a short life expectancy. Not anymore. Many women are living years with breast cancer that's spread to other parts of the body. Dr. Timothy Pluard looks at his patient in the chemo chair at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute and sees a model.
  • How Dogs Could Be the Key to Fighting Cancer

    10/01/2016 11:40:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1 | Larry Getlen
    In the late 1980s in the UK, a border collie-Doberman mix began paying extreme attention to a mole on his owner’s left thigh. The 44-year-old woman noticed that the dog would sniff there for minutes on end, trying to bite it off whenever she wore shorts. The dog’s fixation wasn’t random. What the dog was smelling wasn’t just the mole, but the melanoma causing it — and its subsequent removal might just have saved the woman’s life. In this new book, author Horowitz shows how canines, whose sense of smell is anywhere between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than...
  • A senior Syrian journalist reports Iraq’s WMD located in three Syrian sites. (Debka's latest)

    01/05/2004 11:38:26 AM PST · by rotstan · 76 replies · 299+ views
    Debka ^ | 5 Jan 03
    A senior Syrian journalist reports Iraq’s WMD located in three Syrian sites. Nizar Najoef, a Syrian journalist who recently defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said in a letter Monday, January 5, to Dutch newspaper “Di Telegraaf,” that he knows the three sites where Iraq’s WMD are kept. The storage places are: 1. Tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria. These tunnels are an integral part of an underground factory, built by the North Koreans, for producing Syrian Scud missiles. Iraqi chemical weapons...
  • 10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Writes Book To Inspire Others

    09/19/2016 12:38:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | Katy Blakey
    A North Texas boy is using his cancer fight to inspire other children to celebrate their differences. Luis Collazo is only in the fifth grade, but he's already accomplished so much. At 10 years old, he is a published author and cancer survivor. "I got sick over retinoblastoma, but that's something that's just really special about me," he said. Diagnosed with cancer of the eye as a baby, Luis has lived most of his life with a prosthetic eye. "When I first came into first grade, there were some kids who bullied me," he said. "They called me 'alien' because...
  • In interview, Biden outlines a lifelong role in cancer research, but not in a Clinton White House

    09/19/2016 11:34:06 AM PDT · by oblomov · 6 replies
    STAT ^ | 19 Sep 2016 | Dylan Scott
    HOUSTON — Vice President Joe Biden says he plans to dedicate his career after politics to cancer research — and to do so for “as long as I’m alive” — but ruled out serving in Hillary Clinton’s administration should she win the White House this fall. In a wide-ranging interview with STAT, Biden said he would want to work closely with a Clinton administration to build on the “cancer moonshot” he launched earlier this year and to help “coordinate” the initiative. But he dismissed the possibility that Clinton’s recent appeal for him to continue working on the effort meant he...
  • Death of a Society

    09/19/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Sensus Fidelium youtube ^ | Published on Aug 30, 2015 | Sensus Fidelium
    Death of a Society Destroying Marriage & the Family: An Essential Principle in the Culture of Death. Homily from 2008 before the election on the culture of death in our land. Father speaks of a story of an assisted suicide vote then brings in how the culture of death has attacked marriage & sex. For more please go to & please say 3 Hail Marys for the priest Marriage provides a proper structure for family, and family is the unit cell of society. Society is made of families. Family is the building block of society. Changing the nature of...
  • Prayer request: Friend of friend's 6 year old son, Bode, diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma.

    09/16/2016 8:25:03 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 45 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 16 SEP 16 | dcbryan1
    Please pray for Bode, a 6 year old boy whom was just diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. Doctor found it in his testicles and he has spots on his lungs. Please pray for he and his family. Its a bad one. Thanks.
  • Why Do People Hate Feminism #10 - #Feminism is a Supremacy Movement

    09/08/2016 8:26:43 AM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/6/2016 | Sargon of Akkad
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  • Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs (chemo may kill up to 50% patients

    09/07/2016 3:33:50 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 158 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 08/30/2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drugs (cancer drugs may kill up to 50 % patients) Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 30 August 2016 Patients should be warned about the dangers of chemotherapy after research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals. For the first time researchers looked at the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, which indicates that the medication is the cause of death, rather than the cancer. In Milton Keynes the death rate for lung cancer treatment was 50.9 per cent,...
  • A Marine stands guard while a brave young child dies

    09/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies ^ | 09/07/2016 | Puppage
    “Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. “Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as ... he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his...
  • How Could Hot Drinks Cause Cancer? (From the 'everything gives you cancer' crowd.)

    09/05/2016 9:13:50 AM PDT · by jerod · 39 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 20, 2016 05:11pm ET | By Kacey Deamer, Staff Writer
    People who drink very hot beverages may increase their risk of developing cancer, a new investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of WHO, said last week that it classifies very hot beverages as "probably carcinogenic to humans." ... Specifically, drinking beverages at or above 149 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius) can cause cancer to develop in the esophagus, the IARC researchers wrote in their article, published June 15 in the journal The Lancet Oncology. "Clearly, more research will need to happen in the coming years to...
  • Modern life is KILLING children: gadgets, pollution and pesticides are blamed as cancer rates…[tr]

    09/04/2016 8:30:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 13:46 EST, 4 September 2016 | Simon Holmes
    Pollution, pesticides and fast food is killing our children, with new government statistics revealing that the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40% over the past 16 years. Analysis compiled by researchers from the charity Children with Cancer UK found new cases of cancer in young people rose by 1,300 every year since statistics were last compiled in 1998. The charity found this is most evident in colon cancer, which has increased by 200%, and thyroid cancer, which has seen its cases doubled during the 18 years since the last report was released. […] Alasdair Philips, science...
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.
  • Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found, and it could be malaria

    09/02/2016 12:02:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
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  • $25G reward offered in beating death of Illinois cancer patient

    08/24/2016 11:34:54 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2016 | AP
    ZION, Ill. – Cancer Treatment Centers of America is offering a $25,000 reward for information in the death of a Missouri patient beaten to death outside her Illinois hospital residence.
  • Aussie drug melting cancer cells approved for human use in U.S.

    08/23/2016 1:10:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | 2016-08-23 09:18:36 | Source: Xinhua
    MELBOURNE, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A tablet developed in Melbourne that "melts away" cancer cells has been approved for use in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that venetoclax was approved for prescription outside of human trials for patients with chronic lymphotic leukemia (CLL). Venetoclax, which overwhelms the BCL-2 protein that is vital to cancer cell survival, was developed in Melbourne in the 1980s after researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) discovered the importance of BCL-2. WEHI's head of clinical translation, Professor Andrew Roberts, said that 80...
  • CHRISTIAN TIMES NEWSPAPER BREAKING: Hillary has tongue cancer, doctor admits

    08/07/2016 11:34:17 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 85 replies
    After last week’s Democratic National Convention, new rumors are circulating that Hillary Clinton’s health may not be exactly as she claims. New pictures suggest that the Democratic presidential nominee may have symptoms of Oropharyngeal cancer, and a world-class oncologist has agreed
  • Steven LaTourette, Ohio Republican with an independent streak, dies at 62

    08/04/2016 11:41:23 AM PDT · by grayboots · 7 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 08/04/2016 | Emily Langer
    teven C. LaTourette, an Ohio Republican who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in his party’s 1994 sweep of the chamber and stepped down after nine terms citing his frustration at rancorous partisanship, died Aug. 3 at his home in McLean, Va. He was 62. His former chief of staff, Dino DiSanto, confirmed his death. Mr. LaTourette was diagnosed in 2014 with pancreatic cancer and filed a claim against the government in May 2015 alleging that a Capitol physician had failed to inform him three years earlier of a lesion on his pancreas. Mr. LaTourette, a lawyer, won...
  • Do Hillary and Michael Douglas share the same horrible medical condition?

    08/01/2016 4:08:06 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 31, 2016 | Sundance
    It’s beyond obvious something was removed (cut out) from Hillary Clinton’s tongue. It’s clear in the before and after pictures. What was it? ........................ There does appear to be a similar precedent, and also for it being hidden by a well known actor, Michael Douglas.
  • Someone In Media Needs To Ask Hillary Clinton What Was Cut Out of Her Tongue…

    07/31/2016 7:54:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies ^ | July 31, 2016 | sundance
    The people trying to say ‘what’s there isn’t actually there’, are starting to look more than a little silly. It’s beyond obvious something was removed (cut out) from Hillary Clinton’s tongue. It’s clear in the before and after pictures. What was it?Some people are speculating it might be a lesion as symptomatic of a form of Oropharyngeal cancer. Two Types: HPV Positive and HPV Negative
  • Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV (AR-12 in clinical trials)

    07/17/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    UK Express ^ | 07/11/2016 | Sean Martin By Sean Martin 16:59, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 | UPDATED: 17:06, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV The breakthrough cancer therapy could be a “universal” therapy against flu and has the ability to destroy bacteria which has been failed by traditional medicines. Scientists behind the discovery say that the drug works by hurting the engine of viruses and cancers in cells while not affecting the rest of the body. The drug, known as AR-12, is now being brought to the UK by a pharmaceutical company for clinical trials against...
  • (VANITY) Cancer status

    07/12/2016 12:01:37 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 24 replies
    me | 7/12/16 | me
    OK, finally I will give an update on my breast cancer. Any advice/guidance appreciated regarding my specific history! Anyone who matches me would love to hear from. I'm 47 now, BTW. *I have a history of a pulm. embolism a month after major surgery on the gut the other year, while still on birth control (they yanked me off after that).
  • Please Pray for a Young Mother

    06/21/2016 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 45 replies
    self | 21 JUNE 2016 | Bigg Redd
    Asking for prayers for someone whom I have never met. One of my sons works with Jen, who recently learned that she has bone cancer in one leg and cancer in one of her lungs. Prayers requested also for this woman's husband Phil, a marine, and for her 2 small children.
  • Cancer surgery/biopsy (vanity)

    06/21/2016 4:41:39 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 6/21/16 | me
    My pathology came back Monday. In a nutshell, although I did not specifically ask "what stage?", I think it's a stage I. Surgeon said the tumor was smaller than they thought. Lymph nodes were clear, and the margins they took out were clear.
  • Did a supernova two million years ago brighten the night sky and give our ancestors cancer?

    06/17/2016 4:22:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Millions of years ago, a series of nearby supernovae sent radiation and debris raining down to Earth. The events left traces of radioactive iron-60 embedded in the sea floor and even on the Moon, and now, researchers are saying they may have had life-altering effects on the early inhabitants of our planet. At just hundreds of light-years away, two major stellar explosions may have spurred changes to the environment, and even increased the rates of cancer and mutation.
  • Continued prayers - praise for some good news! (vanity)

    06/06/2016 11:19:54 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 42 replies
    me | 6/6/16 | me
    Praise God - news that I am BRCA-negative! This helps the plans for surgery on my BC and treatment!
  • Dallas Company Helping Women Keep Hair During Chemotherapy

    06/02/2016 11:51:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Bianca Castro
    Scalp-cooling therapy is giving women the chance to keep some of their hair during their cancer fight. According to the American Cancer Society, scalp hypothermia is cooling the scalp with ice packs or cold caps for a period of time before, during and after each chemotherapy treatment. Dallas resident Lizzy Cronin used cold caps to keep much of her hair during her fight with cancer in 2011, but she says resources on the therapy were limited and the process wasn't easy. "After my third round of chemo, I still had all my hair," said Cronin. "My husband and I looked...
  • Trained immune cells raise prospect of universal cancer vaccine

    06/02/2016 8:25:57 AM PDT · by Hostage · 9 replies
    gizmag ^ | June 1, 2016 | Nick Lavars
    Engineering immune cells to attack cancer is a form of treatment that is showing great promise, but it is complex because it involves extracting and modifying T cells before injecting them back into the body. Scientists have now demonstrated a way to not just arm immune cells while still inside the body, but equip them with the ability to fight any kind of cancer, providing an early proof-of-concept for a cheap, universal vaccine for the deadly disease. ............Snip............ But German scientists are now reporting an immunotherapy breakthrough that is significant in more ways than one. Led by Professor Ugur Sahin...
  • Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

    06/01/2016 7:26:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies ^ | 1 JUNE 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease. The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific cancers.
  • Here’s why you shouldn’t freak out about that ‘cell phones cause cancer’ study

    05/29/2016 12:50:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | May 27, 2016 | Kevin Loria, Tech Insider
    It’s scary to hear that cellphones — devices that most of us have with us all the time — have been linked to cancer by a government study. But despite any headlines you may have seen, there’s still not enough information or evidence for the average person to be concerned by these findings. “I’m not going to stop using my mobile phone in the light of this,” Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of applied statistics at The Open University, said in a statement to the Australian and UK Science Media Centre. Here’s why you shouldn’t panicThe latest results that we have...
  • Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study

    05/28/2016 12:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | RYAN KNUTSON
    Multiyear, peer-reviewed study found ‘low incidences’ of two types of tumors in male rats exposed to type of radio frequencies commonly emitted by cellphones A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects. The multiyear, peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in male rats that were exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones. The tumors were gliomas, which are in the glial cells of...
  • Mike the Tiger, LSU's live mascot, has cancer

    05/23/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies ^ | 23 May 2016 | Carlie Kollath
    According to LSU, Mike VI has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. He has a tumor in his face near his nose. "Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain," LSU said. His veterinary team, led by Dr. David Baker, has come up with a treatment plan that will hopefully extend his life for another one to two years. Without treatment, LSU said he would die in one to two months.
  • An Old Idea Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

    05/15/2016 2:32:21 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2016 | Sam Apple
    In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades — until now... Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of chromosomes and fail to develop properly....Boveri was aware that cancer cells, had abnormal chromosomes; whatever caused cancer, had something to do with chromosomes. ... Otto Warburg's... research, was hailed as a major breakthrough in our understanding of cancer..... Warburg was focused on...
  • 7-year-old boy who grew out hair to donate to cancer patients now faces Stage 4 cancer

    05/09/2016 2:57:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    Fox 6 WITI ^ | May 09, 2016 | Tribune Media Wire Service
    Roseville, Ca. - For two years, 7-year-old Vinny Desautels grew out his hair to help kids with cancer. "I want to help people so they don't have to go to the doctors to fight cancer." Thirteen inches of hair was gone with the snip of some scissors. "And then everyone got excited when mom cut the ponytails off. I was happy," Vinny said. But life can sometimes take a cruel turn. "My eye was getting heavy." "It is Stage 4 aggressive cancer," said Jason. A little boy who gave selflessly to help those suffering with cancer is now battling the...
  • A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

    05/06/2016 11:39:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Thursday May 5, 2016 11:50pm | By Chris Mills
    A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones If, and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer is a long and disputed argument. No one study is going to settle anything, but one statistical analysis of data in Australia hints at cellphones being reasonably safe. The study examines the incidence of brain cancer in the Australian population between 1982 to 2013. The study pitted the prevalence of mobile phones among the population—starting at 0 percent—against brain cancer rates, using data from national cancer registration data. The results showed a very slight increase in...
  • Australian Blogger Who Claimed Natural Remedies Cured her Cancer Admits: 'None of it is True'

    05/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Telegraph (U.K) ^ | 6 MAY 2016 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Belle Gibson, the disgraced Australian “wellness blogger” who faked terminal cancer and claimed she was cured using natural remedies, faces legal action and penalties of more than £500,000 for profiting from her elaborate global scam. The state of Victoria’s consumer watchdog launched action in Australia’s federal court against the 24-year-old over her claim that she overcame brain cancer without resorting to conventional medicine – a claim she used to promote The Whole Pantry, her internationally successful phone app and cookbook. Gibson, who built up a huge social media following, had promised to give some of her profits from her wellness...
  • (vanity) - breast cancer diagnosis

    05/03/2016 9:09:35 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 71 replies
    me | 5/3/16 | me
    Yes, got the call for my biopsy; it is cancer.
  • (VANITY) Please pray for me - cancer?

    04/27/2016 5:44:29 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 180 replies
    me | 4/27/16 | me
    Tomorrow I have yet another biopsy for breast cancer. Can you please pray for me?
  • Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer

    04/26/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer service stinks By John Stossel Published April 20, 2016 I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service...
  • Red vegetables are a great ally against prostate cancer

    04/24/2016 8:11:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    Pulse Hradlines ^ | Apr. 24, 2016 | Camilo Pacheco
    A diet full of red vegetables, like tomatoes, apricots, guavas and watermelons may prevent men from developing prostate cancer, according to Barbara Quinn, a nutritionist affiliated with the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. The secret of red vegetables would lie on a substance called lycopene.
  • 2 Angels Visited This Dying Man And His Testimony Is Amazing!

    04/24/2016 4:21:12 PM PDT · by Baynative · 26 replies
    multiple ^ | 4/8/16 | Courtney Cash
    Courtney writes on Facebook: Meet Roger Barrett. This gentleman is a patient of mine who just started coming to our office this week…little did I know this man would change my life. Mr. Barrett was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2009 and was told that he could receive treatment but if the cancer spread outside the bladder there wasn’t much the doctors could do. Well, as months went on and the doctor visits and follow ups continued, Mr. Barrett’s cancer began to get worse. ~snip~ A few months later it was the month of December and every year Mr. Barrett...
  • Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

    04/23/2016 10:29:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2016 | Sara G. Miller
    Eating nuts has been linked to a number of health benefits, such as a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Now, new findings from South Korea suggest that a nut-rich diet may also reduce a person's risk of colon cancer. The researchers found a reduction in this risk for both men and women, according to the findings, presented here today (April 18) at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting. Eating a serving of nuts three or more times a week appeared to have a big effect on risk, said Dr. Aesun Shin, an associate professor of...
  • Shakespeare Died of Rare Cancer? (British Gallery Unveils Shakespeare Image)

    03/01/2006 1:39:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 1,856+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | March 1, 2006 | Rossella Lorenzi
    William Shakespeare died in pain of a rare form of cancer that deformed his left eye, according to a German academic who claims to have discovered the disease in four genuine portraits of the world's most famous playwright. As London's National Portrait Gallery prepares to reveal in a show next week that only one out of six portraits of the Bard may be his exact likeness, Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel, from the University of Mainz, provided forensic evidence that there are at least four contemporary portraits of Shakespeare. Hammerschmidt-Hummel, who will publish in April the results of her 10-year research in "The...
  • Hospital

    04/20/2016 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, "I'm running late." Few doctors give...
  • Newly discovered vulnerability in breast tumor cells points to new cancer treatment path

    04/18/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies ^ | April 18, 2016 | Provided by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain ============================================================================================================== Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard cancer drugs. The discovery is published online today in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Cancer drugs are no longer limited to toxic chemicals that can cause significant side effects. Many are specially designed targeted therapies that seek out...
  • A new divide in American death (death rates are growing for rural white women)

    04/11/2016 7:09:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Apr 10, 2016 | Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating
    White women have been dying prematurely at higher rates since the turn of this century, passing away in their 30s, 40s and 50s in a slow-motion crisis driven by decaying health in small-town America, according to an analysis of national health and mortality statistics by The Washington Post. Among African Americans, Hispanics and even the oldest white Americans, death rates have continued to fall. But for white women in what should be the prime of their lives, death rates have spiked upward. In one of the hardest-hit groups — rural white women in their late 40s — the death rate...

    04/11/2016 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.
  • Sanders' Proposal Sets a Dangerous Precedent

    04/07/2016 7:00:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | April 7, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders joined 11 other members of Congress in sending a letter to the National Institute of Health (NIH), urging the agency to cut costs for the prostate cancer drug, Xtandi, by employing its “march-in rights.” These rights, which have never before been utilized by the NIH, were established in 1980 under the Bayh-Dole Act, which gives federal agencies the authority to license a patent when action is deemed necessary, primarily as an emergency tactic. Using this provision as their justification, lawmakers are requesting that NIH override Xtandi’s patent protection, which guarantees its manufacturers exclusive...