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  • Cancer Surgeries are Being Delayed, But Planned Parenthood Complains It Can’t Kill More Babies

    04/02/2020 1:27:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | April 2, 2020 | Dave Andrusko
    As NRL News Today readers are keenly aware, pro-abortionists are incensed that in prioritizing their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governors in a number of states have issued orders that have properly concluded that elective—elective with a capital “E”—abortions are not “essential medical care.” To Planned Parenthood, NARAL, etc. every abortion is, by definition, essential. Thus, any governor, such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who “justly prioritizes supplies and personal protective equipment for the medical professionals in need” (as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said), must be demonized. Enter Planned Parenthood’s acting president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson. McGill Johnson...
  • Study: Breastfeeding may Reduce Risk for Ovarian Cancer by 24%

    04/02/2020 10:58:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | Study: Breastfeeding may reduce risk for ovarian cancer by 24%
    Women who breastfeed their children may reduce risk for ovarian cancer later in life by as much as 24 percent, a new study has found. The research, published Thursday by JAMA Oncology, also demonstrated that the longer women breastfeed, the more they can reduce their risk. In fact, breastfeeding children for 12 or more months was associated with a 34 percent reduction in risk for disease, the authors noted. "Breastfeeding any child, even for as little as one to three months can help reduce ovarian cancer risk," study co-author Dr. Naoko Sasamoto, a research fellow in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive...
  • Chinese scientists guilty of ‘researching while Asian’ in Trump’s America

    06/29/2019 7:02:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 06/29/2019 | Peter Waldman
    The dossier on cancer researcher Wu Xifeng was thick with intrigue, if hardly the stuff of a spy thriller. It contained findings that she’d im­properly shared confi­den­tial information and accepted a half-dozen advisory roles at medical institutions in China. She might have weathered those allegations, but for a larger aspersion that was far more problematic: she was branded an oncological double agent. In recent decades, cancer research has become increasingly globalised, with scientists around the world pooling data and ideas to jointly study a disease that kills almost 10 million people a year. International collaborations are an intrinsic part of...
  • Proclamation on Cancer Control Month, 2020

    03/31/2020 7:38:21 PM PDT · by ransomnote
    whitehouse.gov ^ | March 31, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Healthcare Issued on: March 31, 2020     All News During Cancer Control Month, we commend the unwavering courage of those across our country who are battling cancer and remember all who have been taken from us by this horrible disease.  We also rejoice with the nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the United States who show us that victory over cancer is possible.  We extend our sincere appreciation to the devoted healthcare professionals, scientists, and researchers who have committed their lives to discovering a cure for cancer.While tremendous progress has been made in the fight against cancer, there is...
  • Rush: An Update on My Health and Treatment

    03/27/2020 1:11:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 3/27/20 | Rush Limbaugh
    An Update on My Health and Treatment Mar 27, 2020   RUSH: I wanted to update you on my health. And the first thing to tell you is I’m fine. I’m sitting here at my official home library desk, and I am fine. Now, here’s where my problems began. The cancer I have, the lung cancer I have involves the mutation of a gene that occurs in 1 to 5% of lung cancer patients. Now, ordinarily that would be very bad news because it would be something that maybe there’s no medicine for or that there’s no targeted treatment...
  • Farmer Dean, Further Update

    03/06/2020 1:34:20 PM PST · by oldvirginian · 25 replies
    Free Republic | March 6, 2021 | dp0622
    From dp0622 | 03/06/2020 8:24:57 AM PST I spoke to Dean. He sounds very good. His voice sounded stronger than last week by quite a bit. He’s hopping to be home early April, He needs time to get stronger before they can do the surgery on the area in the colon that was leaking. It’s healed but they don’t trust it to stay healed long term. So he’ll rest maybe 3 or 4 months at home and then get it done. Barring any new leaks, he is well on his way to full recovery. He thanks everyone so much for...
  • Farmer Dean Update, Looking Up!

    03/05/2020 10:46:00 PM PST · by oldvirginian · 25 replies
    Free Republic | March 6, 2021 | dp0622
    From dp0622 | 03/05/2020 9:23:13 PM PST new I will send an update to all on Farmer Dean after I talk to him in the next few days. I DID speak to him some days ago AFTER the prayer request thread and he’s going to be in the hospital for at least another month but he’s Definitely holding his own. Sepsis is the issue and he will be on antibiotics for at least another month. The hole in his colon has healed but will require surgery when he is strong enough as they think it will leak again with time...
  • Alex Trebek marks 1 year after pancreatic cancer diagnosis: Giving up would've betrayed my faith

    03/05/2020 7:21:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05/2020 | By Jeannie Law
    Beloved "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek shared an emotional health update Wednesday, just one year after he began treatment for pancreatic cancer. Trebek released a video on Twitter to celebrate the news he received from his oncologist."Hi everyone. If you've got a minute I'd like to bring you up to date on my health situation. The one-year survival rate for stage 4 pancreatic cancer patients is 18 percent. I'm very happy to report I have just reached that marker," Trebek told his supporters while on the set of the "Jeopardy!" studio.The game show host who has been with "Jeopardy!" for 35...
  • To all those who offered up their prayers to me, they worked!

    03/05/2020 6:19:27 AM PST · by Bender2 · 19 replies
    I went to my radiation and chemo treatments scared to death. Good old Greg Allen drove me there and back and I will give him a gold star for his efforts. I had a lot of pain holding my arms back while in the infernal radiation machine that whirled about me shooting left over parts of the Little Boy bomb at my cancer. Yet the good meds the doc gave me kicked in and the pain did not last very long after I got out the radiation's grip and put my arms down. Then 30 minutes later I was in...
  • To all those who offered up their prayers to me, they worked!

    03/05/2020 6:17:12 AM PST · by Bender2 · 37 replies
    (Posted on Facebook last time and after a good sleep I wanted to say this to all the FReepers who prayed for me.) I went to my radiation and chemo treatments scared to death. Good old Greg Allen drove me there and back and I will give him a gold star for his efforts. I had a lot of pain holding my arms back while in the infernal radiation machine that whirled about me shooting left over parts of the Little Boy bomb at my cancer. Yet the good meds the doc gave me kicked in and the pain did...
  • Presidential Message on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2020

    03/02/2020 9:11:37 AM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 01/01/20 | White House
    As we observe National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Melania and I join the American people in remembering those family members and friends who have been lost to this terrible disease. We extend our support to those brave individuals battling colon and rectal cancers and encourage them to always keep up the fight. Colorectal cancer accounts for 50,000 deaths each year, the third most among all types of cancers. Colorectal cancers affect people of every race and ethnicity, and are most prominent in people over the age of 50. Furthermore, colorectal cancers do not always show symptoms in the early stages,...
  • 10+ lifetime sexual partners linked to heightened cancer risk

    02/20/2020 12:20:23 PM PST · by fwdude · 99 replies
    EurekAlert ^ | 13 February 2020 | AAAS
    A history of 10 or more lifetime sexual partners is linked to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with cancer, reveals research published online in the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. And among women, a higher number of sexual partners is also linked to heightened odds of reporting a limiting long term condition, the findings indicate. Few studies have looked at the potential impact of the number of sexual partners on wider health outcomes. To try and plug this knowledge gap, the researchers drew on information gathered for the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a nationally representative tracking...
  • Getting a start time set--

    02/27/2020 4:53:30 AM PST · by Bender2 · 44 replies
    Saw a trifecta of doctors the past two days and a plethra of nurses and technician all aiming me to start chemo and radiation treatments next week on Wednesday. First, the good news, Monday last PET Scan, says my oncologist, shows the cancer has not spread very far at all and "highly treatable." So my chemo and radiation treatment should only run 4 or 5 weeks he says. He gave me several new meds including 2 for nausea. However, Carrie, the nurse that will be doing the actual chemo told me that they believed they had mostly got the nausea...
  • India's involvement can make treatment mainstream, says CAR-T therapy pioneer

    02/24/2020 7:01:04 PM PST · by libh8er · 33 replies
    MoneyControl ^ | 2.24.2020 | Viswanath Pilla
    India can help solve the accessibility problem of breakthrough cancer treatment CAR -T Cell therapy, according to American physician scientist Carl June. CAR-T therapies have been effective against certain types of blood cancer. However, the treatment remained inaccessible to most patients due to its cost. The CAR-T therapy costs about $1 million - $1.5 million, including administration and hospitalisation costs in US. Novartis charges Kymriah - its CAR-T therapy about $475,000 for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ALL is type of childhood blood cancer. Novartis guarantees refund of money if the therapy doesn’t work after one month. It charges $373,000 for...
  • Gov. Phil Murphy has tumor on kidney, likely cancer

    02/22/2020 8:10:42 PM PST · by usafa92 · 42 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 2/22/20 | Brent Johnson
    Gov. Phil Murphy disclosed Saturday he has a tumor on his kidney that is 90 percent likely to be cancerous and will soon undergo surgery. Murphy, 62, told NJ Advance Media that doctors caught it at an early stage and have “complete confidence” they’ll be able to fully remove the tumor. He said he does not expect he’ll have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment. “The expectation is that overwhelmingly, assuming nothing happens on the operating table or you don’t get an infection or something, you’re back on your feet and back in the game without any impairment going forward,”...
  • The Wages of Promiscuous Sex Is Death: Once more, the wisdom of the ancient world has been proven true

    02/21/2020 7:40:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/21/2020 | Jeffrey Folks
    Once more, the wisdom of the ancient world has been proven true. A new report by British researchers shows strong association between the number of one's lifetime sexual partners and one's risk of developing cancer and other serious diseases.  According to a new report published in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, women with 10 or more lifetime sexual partners were 91% more likely to develop cancer compared to those with zero to one partner, while men with that number of partners were 64% more likely to contract cancer. The researchers based their work on the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, a detailed study...
  • Could Snake Venom Cure Cancer? Colorado Scientists Say Research Suggests So

    02/19/2020 6:54:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | February 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm | By Dillon Thomas
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A team of scientists at the University of Northern Colorado believe venom from venomous snakes could carry the cure to cancer. Dr. Stephen Mackessy, professor at UNC’s School of Biology, says studies show venoms in different snakes can attack human cancer cells in unique ways. (credit: CBS) To conduct the study, Mackessy’s students are given access to hundreds of snakes from around the world, all of which are stored in a secured facility on the campus of UNC. From rattlesnakes to vipers, the students are able to extract venom from each snake to study the compounds...
  • Keeping in the loop--

    02/18/2020 11:11:25 AM PST · by Bender2 · 59 replies
    Okay, to keep everyone in the loop and maybe keep me there, too-- Here is what is going on. Tomorrow I go into surgery to have a portal installed for them to be able to inject the chemo drugs into me. As to when that will start, I do not know as yet. Wednesday I go to the Corsicana Cancer Center to get set up for chemo and such I guess. I have been told that my chemo and radiation therapy will be for 6 to 8 weeks and them perhaps followed by more surgery. Monday I go up to...
  • Evangelist Luis Palau says cancer is at bay 2 years after terminal diagnosis; now passing ministry mantle

    02/13/2020 7:53:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/13/2020 | Jeannie Law
    World-renowned evangelist Luis Palau revealed his cancer is now at bay, though doctors had given him months to live when he was diagnosed two years ago. And now he’s ready to fully pass the mantle of ministry to his sons. At the top of 2018, the beloved minister made the unexpected announcement that he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Months later, in a Thanksgiving Day update, Palau testified that he was defying the odds and doing much better than doctors had anticipated. Now, two years after the diagnosis, Palau says his cancer is under control because of their...
  • Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosed Earlier, Patients Living Longer

    02/06/2020 5:19:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    MDLinx ^ | February 06, 2020
    A new trends analysis shows a significant increase in the number of patients diagnosed with stage-IA pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in recent years and a decrease in the average age at diagnosis. These patients are also living longer. "Survival for patients with stage IA pancreatic cancer is much better than people realize and it has gotten better in recent years," Dr. Michael Goggins of The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD, told Reuters Health by email. Dr. Goggins and colleagues analyzed trends in newly-diagnosed stage-1A PDAC between 2004 and 2016 using the...