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  • Scientists Needn't Get A Patient's Consent To Study Blood Or DNA

    01/19/2017 6:48:39 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 18 Jan, 2017 | ROB STEIN
    The Obama administration has dropped a controversial proposal that would have required all federally funded scientists to get permission from patients before using their cells, blood, tissue or DNA for research. The proposal was eliminated from the final revision of the Common Rule, which was published in the Federal Register Wednesday. The rule is a complex set of regulations designed to make sure federally funded research on human subjects is conducted ethically. The revision to the regulations, set to go into effect in 2018, marks the first time the rule has been updated in 26 years. The initial proposal that...
  • Former Ariz. Gov. Napolitano hospitalized due to side effects from cancer treatment

    01/17/2017 8:03:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 24 replies
    12 News KPNX ^ | 1/17/2017 | staff
    The University of California says President Janet Napolitano, a former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor, is in the hospital due to side effects from cancer treatment. UC said she was diagnosed with cancer at the end of August and her treatment is almost complete. She has continued to work at "full capacity," according to the university, while undergoing the treatment. Due to side effects, she was hospitalized Monday and is expected to be discharged this week, UC officials said.
  • WWE Hall OF Fame Legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Dead at Age 73

    01/15/2017 1:33:18 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/15/2017 12:02 PM PST
    Jimmy Snuka, the WWE Hall of Famer, has died after losing his battle to stomach cancer. Jimmy wrestled from the 1970s onward ... all the way through 2010. Jimmy came into the WWE as a heel, and became famous for his acrobatic wrestling style. He eventually turned and became a good guy. He had a number of shots at the WWE championship -- both as a villain and hero -- but never won. The Fijian wrestler, also known as Superfly Snuka, would often punish his opponents with his signature move -- the Superfly Splash ... which was an epic body...
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

    01/15/2017 1:34:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jason Diamond
    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73. His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.
  • World-Renowned Texas Cancer Center Reducing Workforce by 1,000 (because of Obamacare)

    01/05/2017 10:57:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lana Shadwick
    The world-renown MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced a workforce reduction by 1,000, the CEO of the center said on Thursday. The cancer hospital has had $110 million in operating losses from September through November this year, reported the Houston Chronicle. [Snip] The local publication reported that the financial problems began in the spring when the hospital implemented a new electronic medical-record system. Doctors and staff members at the center spent a great deal of time getting up to speed in using the program and that took time away from their patients.
  • Prayers Appreciated - upcoming surgery

    01/05/2017 10:05:24 AM PST · by Slainte · 47 replies
    Self | 1/5/2017 | Slainte
    My family and I would really appreciate your thoughts and prayers for healing over the next few weeks. On the 19th of January I'm scheduled to have brain surgery. At end of October I suffered a minor stroke. It didn't feel minor at the time but fortunately I recovered quickly and almost completely. Within a few weeks I was back at work, and after a month of therapy my speech and movement had resolved to a level where only those who knew me very well pre-stroke had any idea something had happened. In the MRI taken to diagnose the stroke,...
  • Terminally ill Army sergeant, who used military grit to meet pope, dies

    01/03/2017 10:37:25 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 77 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 01/03/2017 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cheryl Tobin, a former master sergeant with the U.S. Army who used her military might to flag down the pope for a blessing, died in her sleep New Year’s Eve. She was 48. Terminally ill with a rare form of cancer, Tobin went on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi in May thanks to the generosity, prayers and assistance of many people who wanted to help her fulfill her dream. Despite the fatigue that came from radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgery, Tobin was able to climb the Holy Stairs on her knees, climb to the top...
  • Chillies could help beat cancer as research finds capsaicin destroys diseased cells

    01/03/2017 7:16:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated12:24, 3 JAN 2017 | ByAntonia Paget
    Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct. Capsaicin, the active component that gives chillies their trademark kick, can switch on specialised channels surrounding cancer cells causing them to die. Other cancers including colon, bone and pancreatic could also be killed off by the compound. However, capsaicin isn't effective if it's eaten, inhaled or injected, and researchers think it will only be effective as a pill attached to another drug that targets cancer cells. Scientists from Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, treated human samples of breast cancer cells with the hot...
  • Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

    12/29/2016 11:03:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field. The type of immunotherapy that 50-year-old Richard Grady received already has helped some people with blood cancers such as leukemia. But the way he was given it is new, and may allow its use not just for brain tumors but also other cancers that can spread, such as breast and lung. Grady was the first person to get the...
  • The moment a mom, 42, with breast cancer was 'violated' and reduced to tears by TSA agents ...

    12/07/2016 6:28:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jessica Chia
    Complete Headline: The moment a mom, 42, with breast cancer was 'violated' and reduced to tears by TSA agents who patted down her medical port and 'tried to perform a body cavity search in public' Denise Albert, a morning show contributor and co-host of The Moms, a SiriusXM radio show, was traveling through Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday when the 'humiliating' experience left her in tears. Albert detailed the experience of removing her wig, exposing the sores on her feet, and telling the TSA agents she had a medical port in her chest that she didn't want them to...
  • Christmas tree salesman with cancer sells out lot before last romantic trip

    12/05/2016 4:55:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2016 | CBC
    The dream of one last romantic Hawaiian vacation is now closer to reality after a Calgary Christmas tree salesperson — diagnosed with blood and bone cancer — sold out of trees on Saturday night, almost one month ahead of schedule.
  • Slave To The Microwave

    12/03/2016 1:38:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/29/16
    Once again I thank you for your guidance, not just with health, but with everything in life, including ways to help heal people. Microwaves are something I haven't used in years and I haven't even owned on in around 7 years, I do not miss it, I can wait a few extra minutes to heat up whatever I need to aswell as  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uv6gGm4t9Y  
  • Wood-selling US man, 80, inspires thousands

    11/23/2016 3:38:19 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd November | BBC news
    An online campaign to raise money for a US man trying to pay his late wife's medical bills by selling wood on the side of the road has raised almost $20,000 (£16,136) in just three days. Kenneth Smith, 80, spends hours a day standing on the roadside in Mississippi, selling bags of kindling. Last year, he was joined by Helen, his wife of more than 30 years, as they struggled to pay her medical expenses. After she died in October Mr Smith was left to raise the money by himself. Her two-year battle with lung cancer not only took large...
  • Get the tissues for Steph Curry's heartwarming visit with a seven-year-old cancer patient

    11/22/2016 8:49:28 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 10 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11/21/16 | Katie Dowd
    Tonight when the Warriors take on the Pacers, Stephen Curry will be wearing an orange and black bracelet with the phrase 'BrodyStrong' on it. It's a gift from his biggest fan, and their recent meeting is sure to bring a tear to even the most cynical eye.
  • A Brief History of the Drug That "Cured" Jimmy Carter’s Cancer

    11/16/2016 9:15:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Inverse ^ | 03/07/2016 | Yasmin Tayag
    Former president Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he’s stopping treatment for his brain cancer at the ripe age of 91. Inspiring as his story is, it’s hard not to wonder: how’d he do it? Turns out Carter was being treated with Keytruda, a new and highly promising immunotherapy drug that was approved not long after Carter was diagnosed. In August 2015, Carter announced that his aggressive melanoma — a deadly form of skin cancer — had spread to his brain, and it seemed pretty clear that he had only a few weeks left to live. Still, he underwent treatment at...
  • Holly Dunn Dead at 59

    11/15/2016 7:03:20 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 11 replies
    The Boot ^ | November 15 2016 | Angela Stefano
    Holly Dunn, a well-known voice in country music in the 1980s and ’90s, has died following a battle with a rare, very aggressive type of ovarian cancer. She was 59 years old. Nashville TV station WSMV reported the news of Dunn’s death around 7:30AM ET on Tuesday (Nov. 15), noting that Dunn had passed away in the early morning hours. According to the news outlet, funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. Born on Aug. 22, 1957, Holly Suzette Dunn — the sister of Nashville songwriter Chris Waters — performed in bands during high school and college, then moved to...
  • Two-Time Cancer Survivor Has to Change "Survivor" T-Shirt Due to School Dress Code

    11/05/2016 11:00:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Nov 5, 2016
    by Maya Chung - Inside Edition A two-time cancer survivor violated his school’s dress code when he wore a cancer "survivor" t-shirt. Tyler Powers, 16, who attends Ridgewood High School in Florida, was told by his teacher to go to the in-school suspension room because he violated the school’s new dress code policy that says logos on student’s t-shirts can’t be larger than a quarter. Read: Teens Found Dead in Suspected Double Suicide a Day After Posting Smiling Selfie Powers was wearing American Cancer Society Relay for Life “survivor” t-shirt. He had three options. He could stay in ISS (in-school...
  • Toll Revealed: Alcohol Behind 5 Percent of New Cancer Cases

    11/04/2016 2:23:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported Wednesday to the World Cancer Congress in Paris. Comparing the cancer risk of people who drink, to that of people who do not, researchers calculated that alcohol was responsible for an estimated five percent of all new cancer cases, and 4.5 percent of deaths per year. “A large part of the population is unaware that cancer can be caused by alcohol,” study co-author Kevin Shield of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), told AFP...
  • 'Tuck Everlasting' Author Natalie Babbitt Dies at 84

    11/01/2016 12:15:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children's novel Tuck Everlasting, has died after battling cancer. She was 84. Babbitt, who also was an illustrator, had been diagnosed with lung cancer recently and died at her home in Hamden, Conn., on Monday, said her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt.
  • Ebola Czar Vanishes from Democracy Alliance Website Ron Klain no longer listed as a trustee

    10/20/2014 3:08:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/20/14
    Third Way, a progressive think tank with ties to the Democracy Alliance, has removed newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain from its website, following a Washington Free Beacon report. The Free Beacon reported Friday on Klain’s status as a trustee for Third Way, and his past experience lobbying on behalf of a drug company that was accused of denying life-saving drugs to dying cancer patients. The choice of Klain to head the administration’s emergency response to Ebola was criticized as a political move. Klain is a political operative with no medical experience and a former advisor to former Vice President...
  • THE BABY WHO WAS BORN TWICE: MOM'S JOY AFTER GIRL IS TAKEN OUT OF WOMB FOR LIFE-SAVING OPERATION, TH

    10/23/2016 11:50:22 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2016 | By Dailymail.com 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 http://www.romans10seventeen.org/ & 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) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/08/30/chemotherapy-warning-as-hundreds-die-from-cancer-fighting-drugs/ 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
    Linkedin.com ^ | 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
    news.xinhuanet.com ^ | 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
    CHRISTIAN TIMES NEWSPAPER ^ | 8/1/2016 | ADMIN1
    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
    conservativetreehouse.com ^ | 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
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/688379/Breakthrough-cancer-super-drug-can-also-be-used-to-beat-ebola-and-HIV 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...