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  • Mass found in chest of Eric Berry [KC Chiefs safety]

    11/24/2014 7:32:00 PM PST · by Gil4 · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has what team officials believe is lymphoma -- a form of cancer -- and has been placed on the season-ending non-football illness list. Berry will undergo further testing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to complete the diagnosis. "At this point in time, we don't have a definitive diagnosis," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "But the leading consideration for what he has right now is lymphoma.
  • Modified ecstasy 'attacks blood cancers'

    08/20/2011 8:21:15 AM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | August 18, 2011 | James Gallagher
    Modified ecstasy could one day have a role to play in fighting some blood cancers, according to scientists. Ecstasy is known to kill some cancer cells, but scientists have increased its effectiveness 100-fold, they said in Investigational New Drugs journal. Their early study showed all leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma cells could be killed in a test tube, but any treatment would be a decade away. A charity said the findings were a "significant step forward". In 2006, a research team at the University of Birmingham showed that ecstasy and anti-depressants such as Prozac had the potential to stop cancers growing....
  • Face of Defense: Couple Has Dream Wedding

    05/20/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 418+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Randy Roughton
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2010 – Cancer seemed as far away as a San Francisco seagull could fly as an Air Force captain danced his first dance with his new bride. Vanessa Muza Teskey and Air Force Capt. Mike Hawkins have some of their wedding photos taken at the San Francisco waterfront May 14, 2010. The couple won the San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway through online voting. Mrs. Hawkins has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Vendors donated $100,000 of goods and services for their wedding day. U.S. Air Force photo by Lance Cheung  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Need phone number or Rush's cure-a-thon

    04/16/2010 11:50:42 AM PDT · by PA BOOKEND · 3 replies · 254+ views
    I know rush is having his cure-a-thon today, but I didn't get the phone number & I can't find anything on the website. Help and thanks
  • Mayo Clinic and collaborators find vitamin D levels associated with survival in lymphoma patients

    12/05/2009 2:16:13 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies · 941+ views
    Mayo Clinic ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Unknown
    ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study has found that the amount of vitamin D (http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2008-mchi/4904.html) in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (http://www.mayoclinic.org/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/)was strongly associated with cancer progression and overall survival. The results will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (http://www.hematology.org/) in New Orleans. "These are some of the strongest findings yet between vitamin D and cancer outcome," says the study's lead investigator, Matthew Drake, M.D., Ph.D., (http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/13726218.html) an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "While these findings are very provocative, they are preliminary and need to be validated in other studies....
  • RUSH IN A HURRY -- Leukemia and Lymphoma Cure-A-Thon

    04/17/2009 4:21:05 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 9 replies · 612+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 04-17-09 | Rush Limbaugh
    On Today's Show...   Rush Donates $300,000 to Kick Off the Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Cure-A-Thon To beat blood cancers, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America needs your help. Even if you can give $1, it matters. We're accepting donations all weekend. (Rush 24/7 Members:  Listen)      "Through hard work and the generosity of people like you, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has blood cancers playing defense.  There is progress on survivability each and every year.  So it's not the time to rest, redeploy, or withdraw, especially from a cause and effort showing so much promise and providing so many breakthroughs. ...
  • 4 get cancer from teen's donated organs

    04/07/2008 1:55:35 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 25 replies · 120+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-7-08 | FRANK ELTMAN
    Alex Koehne had a love for life, and always wanted to help people. So when his parents were told that their 15-year-old son was dying of bacterial meningitis, the couple didn't hesitate in donating his organs to desperately ill transplant recipients. "I immediately said, `Let's do it'," Jim Koehne recalled. "We both thought it was a great idea. This is who Alex was." A year later, their dream that Alex's spirit might somehow live on has become a nightmare. It turned out that Alex did not die of bacterial meningitis, but rather a rare form of lymphoma that wasn't found...
  • Thompson's illness is slow, serious

    09/13/2007 8:21:01 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 220 replies · 5,067+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sept. 13, 2007 | Robert S. Boyd
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has a rare type of cancer that specialists say is incurable but not life-threatening over the short term. Although the 65-year-old former senator and actor says his disease is in remission, studies of other cases indicate that it's likely to return within the next two to five years. But cancer experts say his malignancy -- a slow-growing disruption of the immune system known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- can be well managed with drugs and needn't interfere with normal activities. They say Thompson has an excellent chance of survival for at least five to...
  • Thompson's Health (Hugh Hewitt's Obsession With This...)

    09/06/2007 8:27:27 AM PDT · by jdm · 64 replies · 1,256+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 06, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    September 6, 2007Posted by: Hugh Hewitt  at 9:55 AMThe most comprehensive report on Fred Thompson's cancer I have seen is here.  (HT: Politico.)  Key graphs: ``The nature of the disease is that it tends to relapse,'' said David Fisher, a lymphoma specialist and assistant professor of medicine at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. ``How long one can live with the disease varies considerably.'' ... Thompson's cancer is an uncommon form called nodal marginal zone lymphoma, which accounts for 2 percent to 4 percent of all cases, according to Owen O'Connor, chief of the lymphoma service at Columbia Presbyterian Medical...
  • ‘Superfit’ Fred [Thompson] hits campaign trail running

    09/02/2007 10:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies · 2,295+ views
    The London Times ^ | September 2, 2007 | Sarah Baxter
    HE IS running for president – literally. Every day Fred Thompson rises at dawn and hits the gym to get himself into shape for the White House race, according to a close confidant. “He’s really prepping himself physically and mentally for the campaign. It’s like Bruce Spring-steen getting ready for the big tour,” the source added. The fitness drive is part of Thompson’s attempt to inject energy into his 2008 presidential bid, which he will launch formally on Thursday. At 6ft 5in in his gym shoes, the former senator for Tennessee and star of the television series Law & Order...
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blasted for Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/29/2007 6:14:06 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 342+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 29, 2007
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blasted for Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "It is ludicrous." That was the reaction of Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI), to a statement by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (L&LS) in defense of its support for embryonic stem cell experimentation. LDI, which publishes a list of corporations that fund the abortion-committing group Planned Parenthood, recently updated the "Dishonorable Mention" section of The Boycott List. The section identifies nonprofit organizations that "are linked to Planned Parenthood and/or its agenda." Like Planned Parenthood, L&LS actively...
  • Lymphoma Drug Failure Frustrates Experts

    04/30/2007 11:02:21 PM PDT · by verum ago · 9 replies · 871+ views
    AP via MyWay News ^ | 4/30/07 | Lauran Neergaard
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Only a fraction of patients with hard-to-treat lymphoma ever try two breakthrough "smart-bomb" drugs that bring radiation straight to cancerous cells - with just two shots a week apart, not the usual months of care. The marketing failure has a manufacturer trying to sell off one of the drugs, and increasingly frustrated specialists worry it will jeopardize attempts to expand this promising new field to fight other cancers, too. [SNIP] The issue: Despite research showing they work well, fewer than 10 percent of lymphoma patients who are candidates for Zevalin and Bexxar ever use them, says Dr....
  • FOX News Alert: Fred Thompson announces he has Lymphoma ( he is in remission )

    04/11/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 518 replies · 19,299+ views
    Fox News | 04/11/2007
    Damn! Will be on Fox today with Neil Cavuto.
  • Adult Stem Cells: It's Not Pie-in-the-Sky

    03/13/2005 4:26:27 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 1,820+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | February 3, 2005 | Carrie Gordon Earll
    Embryonic stem cells have not cured or successfully treated a single patient. Contrast that with the more than 70 conditions that are treatable using non-embryonic stem cell therapies. One of the hottest debates in bioethics today surrounds research using stem cells taken from either in vitro fertilization or cloned human embryos. From state legislatures and the halls of Congress to the United Nation, the controversy over whether to ban (or fund) such research rages. Human cloning for embryonic stem cell research creates human embryos virtually identical to a patient’s genetic composition. The embryo’s stem cells are then harvested — a...
  • Study Links Aspartame to Cancer (in mice)

    07/28/2005 9:07:32 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 42 replies · 909+ views
    CBSNews.com ^ | July 28,2005 | Daniel J. DeNoon
    <p>A study of rats links low doses of aspartame -- the sweetener in NutraSweet, Equal, and thousands of consumer products -- to leukemia and lymphoma.</p> <p>But food industry officials point out that many other studies have found no link between aspartame and cancer.</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh: 2005 Cure-A-Thon Raises over $1 Million, Two Listeners Offer to Match Rush's 300K

    04/25/2005 5:26:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 1,234+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4/25/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    I know a number of you would like to have an update on our Cure-A-Thon last Friday. We set a record. You people came through. I cannot thank you enough. We set an all-time record. Just as of the close of business on Sunday, the whole weekend, we raised a grand total of over a million dollars, a million sixty-two thousand dollars in three hours on Friday. If you add up the total time in those three hours that we were talking about our Cure-A-Thon, we maybe totaled an hour of the three. You folks are amazing out there, simply...
  • Dog gets stem cell transplant

    04/07/2005 5:11:46 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 24 replies · 636+ views
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Apr 7, 7:59 AM EDT | ap
    Dog gets stem cell transplantBAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Darrell and Nina Hallett love their dog Comet and have reached deeply into their wallets to prove it.The couple spent $45,000 on a stem cell transplant for their golden retriever, who is recovering from lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the immune system.Dr. Edmund Sullivan, a Bellingham veterinarian, performed the transplant last summer, using stem cells from another golden retriever.Sue Hendrickson, a friend of the Halletts, owns Comet's mother and 11 other dogs. She spent months tracking down 40 of Comet's relatives to donate blood, eventually finding three perfect matches....
  • Rush slams Democrats, receives cheers (Limbaugh appearance/fundraiser in San Jose )

    02/09/2005 1:04:38 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 45 replies · 2,666+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8 February 2004 | Brad Kava
    Rush slams Democrats, receives cheers RADIO HOST MAKES FIRST SJ APPEARANCE By Brad Kava Mercury News Preaching optimism and slamming Democrats, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was greeted like a rock star by a packed San Jose Civic Auditorium audience Tuesday night. ``We are in the midst of a seminal historic shift in this country,'' Limbaugh, 54, told a crowd that paid $40 a ticket and welcomed him with a standing ovation. ``The Democrat party and the media have lost their monopoly. They don't rule the roost anymore.'' Other than one swear word and a slightly off-color story about...
  • Blood Treatment's Promise Mired in Bureaucracy

    05/29/2004 1:08:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 223+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2004 | REED ABELSON
    Megan Cardy is one of the lucky ones. Her doctors found a match. Megan was 14 when her leukemia returned. Having already endured chemotherapy, she dreaded the prospect of another long course of treatment. So Megan and her parents decided on a bone-marrow transplant that would provide blood stem cells to enable her body to produce healthy blood. After her doctors spent six months searching the donor lists for stem cells close enough to Megan's own tissue, she got the stem cells she needed — but not from a bone-marrow donor. Instead, the source was umbilical cord blood, a byproduct...
  • Patterns: Smoking: Hazardous to Your Cat

    12/26/2002 8:50:00 AM PST · by dennisw · 39 replies · 969+ views
    nytimes ^ | August 6, 2002 | By JOHN O'NEIL
    Patterns: Smoking: Hazardous to Your CatBy JOHN O'NEIL ats whose owners smoke are up to three times as likely to develop lymphoma, a form of cancer, as cats living with nonsmokers, a new study has found.Dr. Antony S. Moore of the Tufts University Veterinary School, an author of the study, said cats in many ways were better subjects than people for studying secondhand smoke."Cats basically hang around inside the house, so they don't get exposed to as many possible environmental hazards," he said. "You can often smell the smoke on their fur, and when you consider that they're grooming...