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  • You Also Can't Keep Your Doctor [Real Cancer Patient Speaks About Death Panels, 2013]

    07/20/2017 7:16:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/3/2013 | Edie Littlefield Sundby
    I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live.
  • CAR T Cells Produce Dramatic Remission in Glioblastoma

    07/20/2017 7:15:36 AM PDT · by libh8er · 5 replies
    Medscape ^ | 12.28.2016 | Roxanne Nelson
    Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)–modified T-cell therapies have already achieved great success in hematologic malignancies, with clinical trial data showing high complete response rates in leukemia and lymphoma. So far, however, there has been little success with this approach in solid tumors. Now a case report indicates dramatic remission in a patient with recurrent and rapidly progressing glioblastoma. The case is described in a brief report published December 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Treatment with CAR T-cell therapy led to a transient, complete response in a patient with recurrent multifocal glioblastoma, with dramatic improvements in quality of life,...
  • How Would John McCain’s Replacement Be Chosen?

    07/19/2017 9:44:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 112 replies
    heavy.com ^ | Jul 20, 2017
    Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive brain cancer called a glioblastoma. If he does retire, how would his replacement be chosen? In Arizona, where McCain is Senator, vacancies are filled by governor appointment rather than a special election. This means that Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, would choose McCain’s replacement. Ducey is up for re-election himself in 2018, so it’s likely he will be very cautious about who he picks. Many are suggesting that Kelli Ward would be the safest choice, since she got 39.2 percent in her primary run against McCain. She’s already signed up...
  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

    07/19/2017 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 217 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joe Ferguson
    U.S. Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday evening that he has a brain tumor. The announcement follows a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix last Friday, where a pathology report revealed the glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
  • John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer

    07/19/2017 5:43:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    Circa ^ | 19 Jul, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with brain cancer following surgery he had last weekend, according to CNN.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John McCain diagnosed with very aggressive brain cancer after pathology test results

    07/19/2017 5:07:46 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 642 replies
    Chad Pergram‏Verified account @ChadPergram 45s46 seconds ago Mayo clinic on McCain says his procedure "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot." #BREAKING McCain has a brain tumor. Will continue to be out for a while. Reviewing treatment options. Could include chemotherapy
  • REVEALED: Iranian cancer researcher detained with his family for 30 hours at Boston airport (TR)

    07/13/2017 4:23:25 PM PDT · by mom aka the evil dictator · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13 July 2017 | Daniel Roth
    The former leader of a student paramilitary organization in Iran was denied entry into the US on Tuesday as he headed to a prominent Boston hospital to work as a medical scholar.
  • Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

    07/05/2017 8:52:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 167 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 5, 2017 | Sarah Knapton
    Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal. Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness. Many are given chemotherapy before surgery, but the new research suggests that, although it shrinks tumours in the short term, it could trigger the spread of cancer cells around the...
  • Vanity Post, need Freeper help

    07/05/2017 8:13:16 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 70 replies
    July 5, 2017 | MissEdie
    Have any Freepers ever looked into the side effects of second hand smoke on the children of smokers?? I wanted to ask ya'll this because of a conversation I had earlier this morning. I was in a doctor's office talking to the receptionist about her 95 year old mom who is in bad shape and we got onto the topic of my own mother, who died at the age of 57 over 20 years ago from smoking related cancer. The lady asked me if I had ever looked into the effects second hand smoke had on kids in the home...
  • Expert: Amid delays, patient died waiting for medical marijuana relief

    07/02/2017 2:39:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 106 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Shawn Ching
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two additional medical marijuana dispensaries -- one on Oahu, the other on Kauai – were recently given the green light by the state Health Department to begin cultivating cannabis, even though the labs needed to test marijuana products still have not been certified to begin doing so. The announcement brings what's expected to be an even bigger workload for employees from the three independent testing facilities, who have not even begun to approve any of the cannabis that's already been harvested. The continued delays have one pain specialist concerned for a very specific reason: He says one...
  • Researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

    06/19/2017 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    lacrossetribune.com ^ | 06-19-2017 | Carrie Wells
    BALTIMORE (TNS) — Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading. She wasn’t sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a speaker talking about bacterial cells behaving the same way. Yet when she went through the academic literature to see if anyone had written about similar behavior in cancer cells, she found nothing. Seven years later, the theory Jayatilaka developed early in college is now a...
  • Bankrupt, Divorced, Then Son Dies of Cancer: How One Man Survived to rRse Above it All

    06/14/2017 11:12:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 11 Jun 2017 | Desmond Ng
    he came close to ending his life and was locked up for drink-driving. Jimmy Ong tells On The Red Dot what gave him the will to hang on and turn his life around.Jobless, divorced and bankrupt, Mr Jimmy Ong thought he had finally hit rock bottom. Until doctors revealed to him that his son, Shaun, had brain cancer. The 11-year-old boy was given between nine months and five years to live in 2003, but he lost the fight to the disease just seven months later. “During the journey from the crematorium to home, my mind was running wild. I thought...
  • Report looks at liver cancer, fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in the US

    06/11/2017 5:33:56 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 61 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 8, 2017 | American Cancer Society
    Report looks at liver cancer, fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in US Significant disparities persist despite availability of effective interventions Date: June 8, 2017 Source: American Cancer Society Summary: A new report provides an overview of incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends for liver cancer, a cancer for which death rates have doubled in the United States since the mid-1980s Share: FULL STORY A new report provides an overview of incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends for liver cancer, a cancer for which death rates have doubled in the United States since the mid-1980s, the fastest rise of...
  • Drugs show promise in fighting breast, lung and prostate cancers

    06/05/2017 1:43:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2017 | CBS/AP
    Several drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's especially striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs provide.   Here are some highlights from the world's largest cancer meeting, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago:
  • Olivia Newton-John, 68, Is Battling Breast Cancer That Has Spread Into Her Back

    05/30/2017 4:14:39 PM PDT · by xp38 · 41 replies
    People ^ | May 30 2017 | MELODY CHIU
    Olivia Newton-John is putting her U.S. and Canadian tour on hold after discovering she has cancer, the singer announced on Facebook Tuesday afternoon. Doctors have diagnosed the star, 68, with breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum, according to the statement. The star initially postponed the first half of her concert tour two weeks ago because of severe back pain from what she thought was sciatica; however, further tests discovered it was actually cancer that spread. “She plans to be touring in August. They’re all very positive,” a source close to the Grammy winner told PEOPLE on Tuesday about...
  • Trump Secretly Disappears For A Few Hours Overseas – Here’s The Unbelievable Reason Why

    05/25/2017 9:38:23 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 59 replies
    AFF: Amerca's Freedom Fighters ^ | May 25 2017 | Dean James
    Trump Secretly Disappears For A Few Hours Overseas – Here’s The Unbelievable Reason WhyThere has certainly been no shortage of media coverage as President Trump makes his first trip oversea as POTUS and while he is doing fantastic, the liberal media is slamming him and Melania. From no head scarfs, the way the First Lady is dressed, the holding hands ‘scandal’, and the strong message that the President is sending to the world, the liberal media is determined to bash the president to the best of their ability.While the MSM does their best to cash in on anything they can...
  • Update of my cancer treatment

    05/21/2017 3:52:39 PM PDT · by americanbychoice3 · 46 replies
    myself | 4/10/2017 | Americanbychoice3
    Came back from my next to last radiation to try to ease the pain in my femur. Have had a hiatus from my Chemo. Will restart on June 1st with a reduced amount since it really took a toll on me. Nine more sessions scheduled. One good thing to report, the Cancer has not spread further. However, the damage to my bones is irreversible. I have never broken a bone in my life and I am fearful of falling and doing damage, since the cancer has "nibbled" my skeleton from head to foot. I would like to take this opportunity...
  • 'Bible Answer Man' Hank Hanegraaff Cancer Update: I Have Tumors Throughout My Entire Body

    05/19/2017 8:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/19/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "Bible Answer Man" Hank Hanegraaff shared an update on his cancer: he has tumors throughout his entire body. When he heard that from doctors, the news hit him with the "force of a sledgehammer." Still, the Christian Research Institute president and chairman said that he remains optimistic, and recalled how one Christian woman with the same condition told him she felt intimately closer to Christ like never before.Hanegraaff, who earlier in May said that he has mantle cell lymphoma, a rare form of cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, explained that he was traveling in a car in New York,...
  • VANITY Prayer request for the dad of a two year old little girl.

    05/08/2017 4:47:26 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 8, 2017 | A Formerly Proud Canadian
    My apologies for posting a prayer vanity for someone I barely know. This is a request for prayer for a young Christian apologist, Nabeel Qureshi, suffering from stomach cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes in his chest. He is also the dad of a two year old little girl. THAT is to me, of much greater import, that a little child would lose her daddy at so young and age. Please pray for a miraculous recovery that will give glory to God! I am blessed to have met this young man when he spoke at my church approximately...
  • Future Of Kanzius Cancer Project In Doubt

    05/06/2017 1:17:31 PM PDT · by Main Street · 28 replies
    goerie ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | David Bruce
    No local research project has ever grabbed the attention of northwestern Pennsylvanians quite like John Kanzius’ Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Device. The late Millcreek Township inventor’s cancer-killing machine has been featured in local news stories for more than 10 years. It was even the focus of reports on the CBS news program “60 Minutes.” The device works by emitting radio waves that heat and destroy cancer cells that have either been treated with chemotherapy or targeted with tiny pieces of metal called nanoparticles. It had been proven to kill cancerous cells and tumors in pigs and smaller animals without harming the...