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  • Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case

    09/17/2018 7:26:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies ^ | September 15, 2018 09:28am ET | Rachael Rettner,
    It's well known that organ transplants can pass infectious diseases from donors to recipients in rare cases. But even more rarely, transplants can transmit cancer, as a new case shows. In what's being described as an "extraordinary case," four people in Europe developed breast cancer after they received organs from the same donor, according to a new report. Three of the patients died from the cancer, which underscores the "often-fatal consequences of donor-derived breast cancer," the authors wrote in their report, published in the July issue of the American Journal of Transplantation Passing cancer through an organ transplant is "a...
  • Ohio town celebrates Christmas early for toddler dying of brain cancer

    09/14/2018 5:12:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Alexandria Hein |
    An Ohio town has eagerly ushered in the holiday season this year after answering the call for Christmas decorations to help a dying toddler celebrate one last time. Brody Allen, 2, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer in May and stopped treatments in August. “When Brody’s chemo treatment journey ended, we made a promise to each other that we were going to make each and every single day that he had left better than the next,” McKenzie Allen, the boy’s 21-year-old sister, told CBS News. “And we wanted to do everything that we could and give him as much...
  • Prayer Request - Vanity

    09/01/2018 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 143 replies
    self ^ | 9/1/18 | Freedom's Worth It
    I have just been diagnosed with uterine cancer. I will be having surgery soon to remove the uterus. Fortunately,I have been told it is stage one cancer (one of three). I welcome the prayers of all. Thank you.
  • Doctors: Breakthroughs May Soon Defeat the Cancer That Killed McCain

    08/25/2018 10:28:29 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 54 replies ^ | August 2018 09:06 PM | Gary Greenberg
    “Some people live longer, many live shorter,” he observes. “At the end of the day, there are very, very few long-term survivors.” Help may soon be on the way, however.
  • McCain, Ted Kennedy die same date, 9 years apart, from same cancer

    08/25/2018 10:00:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    John McCain’s death from brain cancer at age 81 came exactly nine years after the death of Ted Kennedy – and both longtime U.S. senators died from the same type of brain cancer. McCain, R-Ariz., had been battling the illness for just over a year while Kennedy, D-Mass., died at age 77, 13 months after his diagnosis, the Arizona Republic reported. Both succumbed to glioblastoma, which affects roughly 10,000 Americans a year and is described by doctors as "highly malignant."
  • Thank goodness McCain had obamacare.....oh wait.

    08/25/2018 6:42:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 8/25/18 | coldone
    Thank goodness McCain had obamacare to keep him alive this long after he got brain cancer........oh wait.

    08/24/2018 9:36:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 140 replies
    Breaking now - will post a link shortly
  • The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

    08/24/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | The Associated Press
    American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain's family announced Friday that the former prisoner of war and longtime public servant would no longer seek medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are praising McCain and offering prayers for his family, as is Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee....
  • Sen. John McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, discontinues medical treatment, family says

    08/24/2018 8:23:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 55 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 24 AUG 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    The family of longtime Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, said Friday that he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. "Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his...
  • McCain ending brain cancer treatment

    08/24/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    "In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," McCain's family said in a statement released by his office.
  • John McCain Will No Longer Be Treated for Brain Cancer, Family Says

    08/24/2018 8:12:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 138 replies
    nyt ^ | 8/24/2018 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, his family announced on Friday, a sign that the Republican war hero is most likely entering his final days. “Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: He had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” the family said...
  • Stevie Wonder blames Aretha Franklin’s cancer on ‘global warming’?! (tr)

    08/20/2018 8:19:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | August 20, 2018 | Admin
    Stevie Wonder visited the ailing star days before she died and said that at that point she was unable to speak. “We have to celebrate her life and continue the legacy by letting people of all the various genres hear the music that influenced us all,” Wonder told CBS This Morning’. Wonder drew a line between the increase of cancer and the ignorance of global warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe...
  • Groundsman, 46, ... awarded $289M by jury that found weedkiller Roundup DID give him lymphoma ....

    08/10/2018 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Mr Ramsbotham · 105 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2018 | MIA DE GRAAF HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Roundup does cause cancer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto's weedkiller. After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m.
  • Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in California Roundup cancer trial

    08/10/2018 3:42:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/10/18 | Tina Bellon
    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to trial. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed...
  • Basal cell carcinoma may signal higher risk for other cancers, study finds

    08/09/2018 3:33:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | Aug.09.2018 / 6:22 AM ET / | by Linda Carroll /
    People who develop a common benign skin carcinoma multiple times may be at increased risk for other more serious cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, a new study finds. Stanford University researchers suspect the increased cancer susceptibility is caused by mutations in certain genes responsible for making proteins that repair DNA damage, according to the study published in JCI Insight. Multiple episodes of basal cell carcinoma are simply a sign of this susceptibility. The new findings don’t mean anyone who develops a basal cell carcinoma once or twice has a higher risk of developing other cancers, said study...
  • A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in grocery stores could help fight cancer, diabetes

    08/06/2018 11:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/01/2018 | Hilary Brueck, Business Insider
    Many curries and stews around the world are made with turmeric, which gives them a yellowish hue and a peppery, ginger-like taste. Shutterstock Turmeric and the chemical compound derived from it, called curcumin, have some amazing health benefits. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory that helps boost circulation, turmeric may also be an anti-cancer, antioxidant therapy that can fight off brain plaques, possibly helping prevent diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and more. And unlike a lot of other vitamins and supplements, it's cheap. Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting,...
  • Researchers Find Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death, Surpassing Heart Disease and Cancer

    08/05/2018 5:27:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | August 2, 2018 | Paul Stark
    Abortion ends the life of a human organism—an individual member of the species Homo sapiens. Yet abortions are not classified as deaths in U.S. vital statistics. What would those statistics look like if this omission were corrected?A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte decided to find out.“There is no credible scientific opposition to the fact that a new genetically distinct human organism begins with fertilization,” James Studnicki, Sharon J. MacKinnon, and John W. Fisher explain in their paper, published in June 2016 in the Open Journal of Preventive Medicine.“Yet, despite the universal acknowledgement that the...
  • Teen With Terminal Cancer Forgives Cyberbullies as He Fights ‘Culture of Death’

    08/04/2018 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 2, 2018 | Katherine Rohloff /
    In March, 16-year-old Jeremiah Thomas was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive bone cancer. Since then, he has battled chemotherapy, radiation, a collapsed lung, paralysis, and, unfortunately, many social media trolls. But Jeremiah also has forged an unlikely partnership with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and forgiven those who taunt him. With perhaps only weeks left to live, Jeremiah—a former all-star, state champion football player from Waco, Texas—has been told numerous times on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook that he is not dying soon enough … because he took a stand for life. “Cancer is giving your mom a late term abortion. Lmao...
  • Prayers requested vanity post

    08/03/2018 11:46:01 AM PDT · by zlala · 58 replies
    Self | August 3, 2018 | zlala
    A lovely couple & their families could use all the prayers they can get. Earlier this year the wife (32) was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal cancer. As it’s rare they had to leave WA St for California for treatment. On Monday the husband (35) was taking a walk & collapsed. Strangers found him & called 911. He apparently had a undiagnosed heart condition. He has always been active, seemingly healthy. He is in a medically induced coma. His kidneys are failing & needs a heart transplant. It is a dire situation. They have 3 children (9, 7, 3). Their family, friends...
  • Heartbroken Mom Describes How Her Daughter Died After Aborting Her Grandchild

    07/26/2018 8:29:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 26, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A devastated British mother and grandmother recently lost both her daughter and unborn grandchild to cancer and abortion. Laura Kirwan told the Mirror that her daughter, Charlotte Smith, 23, of Blackpool, England, died unexpectedly of sepsis this spring after overcoming a battle with cancer. A year earlier, Kirwan’s unborn grandchild also died after Smith’s doctors encouraged her to have an abortion so she could begin cancer treatments, according to the report. “Charlotte lost her baby and endured all of that treatment for nothing,” Kirwan said. “Now all I have are the good memories and a picture of a grandchild I’ll...