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  • 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...
  • Cancer resources

    05/06/2017 11:29:57 AM PDT · by Dacula · 117 replies
    Self
    My wife has stage 4 metastatic cancer. She has battled this before and survived twice. This time the cancer has reached her brain and the doctors are a bit more apprehensive than before. Does anyone know about grants? All of her doctors are telling us to apply for grants to pay for her medicine. Any advice would be appreciated. I may not be able to respond right away, but I will do my best. Lots of planning and preparation on my part.
  • Marijuana does not cure cancer (or the common cold)

    05/03/2017 6:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2017 | Don Fisher Jr.
    When it comes to spreading unfounded rumors, urban legends, and outright lies, the Internet is definitely the “Ignorance Superhighway.”  Obvious fallacies are allowed to breed and spread exponentially with just a click of a mouse.  As such, it’s fertile ground for the pro-marijuana crowd to disseminate their lies to gullible people who can’t seem to run a simple Google search in order to verify a claim. Recently, I read a ridiculous meme that claimed 1) marijuana cured cancer, and 2) the government was keeping it from us.  Of course, it had several “likes” and affirming comments about the alleged...
  • The Facts of Life’s Charlotte Rae Has Been Diagnosed with Bone Cancer at 91

    04/28/2017 4:17:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    People ^ | April 27, 2017 | Christina Dugan
    Charlotte Rae has been diagnosed with bone cancer. “Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer,” the actress, who played the beloved Edna Garrett on Different Strokes and The Facts of Life, exclusively reveals to PEOPLE. “About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer — which is a miracle that they found it because usually it’s too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even knew.” “So now, at the age of 91, I have...
  • Hollywood Director Joss Whedon Sexualizes, Mocks Young Cancer Survivors Meeting with Paul Ryan

    04/28/2017 6:00:53 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Hollywood director Joss Whedon faced heat on Twitter Thursday after he sexualized and mocked a meeting between Paul Ryan and a group of young cancer survivors. “Tonight on White House Wife Hunt, Donny makes host P. Ryan give 2 more contestants the ‘Not a 10’ card,” wrote Whedon on Twitter, along with the picture of the meeting that shows two young girls with Ryan.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Happy Days star Erin Moran 'died from stage 4 cancer and NOT a heroin overdose'

    04/24/2017 9:48:46 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 120 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 24 April 2017 | Laura Collins
    The famous actor was found dead inside her residence on Saturday afternoon Harrison County Sheriff's Office announced early autopsy results on Monday 'A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,' the statement from the sheriff's office read The office went on to say there were no illegal narcotics found at Moran's home
  • Comedian Charlie Murphy Brother Of Eddie Murphy Gone At 57 After A Long Battle With Leukemia%21

    04/13/2017 7:02:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    TNN RAW 5 ^ | April 12, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Comedian Charlie Murphy Brother Of Eddie Murphy Gone At 57 After A Long Battle With Leukemia%21
  • Sorority girl allegedly fakes cancer to scam friends

    04/07/2017 3:32:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/7/2017 | Kelly Schmahl
    A Northern Kentucky University student is accused of duping her parents and sorority sisters into thinking she had stage 3 stomach cancer, as police investigate what happened to the thousands of dollars raised in her name. Kelly Schmahl, 20, allegedly pretended to be ill from June 2016 through March 2017, Fox 19 reported. “Our daughter is a caring, loving yet troubled young woman who is currently undergoing treatment for issues that precipitated this pretense and the results of it,” the statement said. “Like others in the community, we, too, believed our daughter was seriously ill with cancer, and we are...
  • High doses of vitamin C can help treat cancer, scientists find

    03/31/2017 5:41:49 AM PDT · by upchuck · 23 replies
    Evening Standard via Drudge ^ | March 31, 2017 | FRANCESCA GILLETT
    High doses of vitamin C injected into the blood stream could help treat cancer, new research from scientists suggests. Injecting patients with a dose 1,000 times higher than the recommended level could target tumour cells and make radiation and chemotherapy more effective. Scientists gave eleven brain cancer sufferers regular dosages of vitamin C every week for nine months while receiving typical radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Tests showed the extra vitamin – usually found in oranges, green vegetables, broccoli and strawberries – made cancer cells more susceptible to treatment. It also appeared to be safe, producing mild side effects such as frequent...
  • VANITY.OK,Looks like I'm a dead man walking.

    03/30/2017 12:49:35 AM PDT · by Farmer Dean · 123 replies
    Just got back from the hospital,CT scan reveals I've got colon cancer and it's spread.I think I'm probably a dead man walking.
  • Study: Majority of Cancer Mutations Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors

    03/27/2017 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 16 replies
    biosciencetechnology.com ^ | 03/27/17 | Bevin Fletcher
    While environmental and inherited factors have well-known roles in cancer development, a new study provides evidence that a third, and until this point scientifically undervalued factor, is at the root of nearly two-thirds of cancer-causing mutations: random and unpredictable errors that occur in normal DNA replication. Cells are constantly regenerating, and every time a healthy cell divides, there are about three random mistakes or mutations in the copied DNA. Most of the time these copying errors are harmless. However, occasionally they occur in a cancer driver gene, which is just “bad luck,” study author Bert Vogelstein, M.D., co-director of the...