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  • Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

    08/31/2015 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NO CAMELS: Israel Innovation News ^ | 08/31/2015 | By Adam Van Heerden
    We’ve told you before about IceCure’s amazing tumor-freezing technology that destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now the company has set its sights on another killer – lung cancer. The Israeli biomedical company that pioneered the application of cryoablation (a process which uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue) as a treatment for benign breast tumors (fibroadenomas), intends to expand its technology to the treatment of lung cancer, with a new clinical trial to begin in Japan.Related articles The Israeli Blind Mole Rat May Hold The Key To Curing CancerIsraeli Doc Teaches Dogs To Sniff...
  • Lauren Hill begins hospice care as symptoms worsen

    12/04/2014 7:10:52 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Doctors discovered an inoperable tumor growing at the base of Hill's brain stem last year and diagnosed her with DIPG, a rare, inoperable pediatric brain tumor that kills 90 percent of victims within 18 months. Fearful that Hill wouldn't be strong enough to fulfill her goal of playing college basketball for the first time, the Indiana native's parents asked Mount St. Joseph to petition to have its Nov. 15 season opener moved up a request the NCAA granted in October. Ten thousand fans packed the Cintas Center at Xavier University and a national TV audience watched from home as...
  • Basketball star diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor gets shot at college hoops dream...

    11/03/2014 2:59:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/14 | Pete D'amato
    A cancer sufferer achieved her dream of playing in her first college basketball game on Sunday, scoring the first points of the match. Mount St Joseph freshman Lauren Hill, 19, was diagnosed last year with an inoperable brain tumor and was told she had years to live. In September, doctors had a grim update - she wouldn't make it past December - and after years as a standout high school basketball player, Hill's hopes of playing college ball were put in jeopardy.
  • Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

    09/10/2014 10:19:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 1:04 AM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a drunken stupor, is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said. Dr. Rueben Devlin from Humber Regional Hospital said Wednesday night that Ford had been complaining of abdominal pains and that an examination has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor. He said Ford had been suffering from stomach pains for at least three months and they had worsened in the last 24 hours. It became unbearable for him, he said.
  • A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

    08/16/2014 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Melissa Healy
    When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the bacterium Clostridium novyi directly into the soft-tissue tumors of dogs and that of a single human subject, the results were not only abscesses, fever and pain at the site--all inflammatory responses that showed the immune system had been drawn to the area. In a matter of hours, the bacterial spores quickly found their way into these tumors' necrotic cores and began replicating madly, in several cases killing the malignant tissue. In three of 16 dogs treated with the C. novyi, tumors disappeared altogether and the animals were cured. In three...
  • Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton

    02/04/2013 8:17:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 24, 2013 | Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour -- formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually benign and contain remains of organic material, such as hair, teeth, bones and other tissues. There are no...
  • Mystery of fatal raccoon disease solved

    01/22/2013 10:21:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Ellen Huet
    As someone who cares for about 100 raccoons a year, Melanie Piazza knows that a listless, placid raccoon is not a healthy one. "A lot of the calls were, 'There's a raccoon sitting on my porch and he hasn't moved all day, and I open the door and he doesn't move,' and that's not normal," said Piazza, the director of animal care at WildCare, a wildlife refuge in San Rafael and one of several Bay Area care centers baffled in recent years by a rise in strange raccoon behavior. The centers would occasionally collect raccoons like this and try to...
  • Haniyeh: Israel is a 'Cancerous Tumor'

    01/01/2013 1:22:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas's de-facto Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, took advantage of an educational conference on Tuesday to attack Israel, Channel 10 News reported. "Israel is a cancerous tumor that must be removed and uprooted," Haniyeh was quoted as having said during an international conference on education. "The hand of the resistance and the jihad fighters has begun to uproot the tumor, and will work to end the occupation of Palestine as a whole. Allah willing, we will break the occupation," Haniyeh said in a speech which was heard by representatives from Egypt, Tunisia and Qatar. He called for Gazan teachers...
  • Tumor op in womb saves fetus

    06/24/2012 2:09:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 June 2012 | Last updated at 05:15 ET
    Surgeons have removed a tumor from the mouth of a fetus, in what has been described as a "world first" procedure. After a scan at 17 weeks, mother Tammy Gonzalez said she "could see a bubble" coming out of her baby's mouth. Doctors said it was a very rare tumor called an oral teratoma and there was little chance her daughter would survive. After the pioneering operation, baby Leyna was born five months later. Doctors at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida, said this type of tumor was so rare it had been seen only once in 20 years at...
  • Emergancy prayer request

    08/30/2011 10:58:18 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 76 replies
    None ^ | 30 Aug 2011 | Self
    Freepers, I have an emergancy prayer request for 8 year old Lucas who is my friend's nephew. He was diagnosed with a large brain tumor this weekend. The tumor is so large that the doctors are expiditing the schedule of his surgery. He is going in TODAY for brain surgery to remove the tumor.
  • Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns

    12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 25 replies · 691+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday. There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered...
  • Michael Douglas has tumor, expects full recovery

    08/16/2010 3:47:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The Academy Award-winning actor's treatment is scheduled to last eight weeks. The 65-year-old Douglas says he expects to make a full recovery.
  • Sen. Durbin has stomach tumor removed

    08/12/2010 11:37:59 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 97 replies
    Sun Times/AP ^ | 8-12-10
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois has had a stomach tumor removed and is recovering at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Durbin's office said surgeons removed the small tumor on Thursday. Spokesman Joe Shoemaker said a preliminary biopsy showed no signs of cancer, although these kinds of tumors can be malignant. A statement from Durbin's office said further treatment is not expected. It said the preliminary biopsy results "demonstrate a favorable prognosis" and Durbin should be able to resume a full schedule as early as next week.
  • Please Pray for Judy

    06/27/2010 7:29:36 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity Post | 06/26/2010 | \/\/ayne
    I'm asking for prayer from my FRiends. Wednesday my wife Judy and I went to emergency because her left arm and leg were very, very weak. After tests it turns out she has ovarian or uterine cancer which has spread to 5 tumors in the brain and two on her lungs. One of the brain tumors is causing her left arm and leg to be almost completely paralyzed. She is checked into TMC Hospital and has already begun radiation treatment on the brain tumors. She will have two weeks of that. They will most likely also have surgery for...
  • Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Cancer

    10/23/2009 8:12:21 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 22 replies · 952+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | October 23, 2009 | Brian Woodward
    As reported by United Kingdom New Sources such as the London Telegraph and UK Daily Express, Extended use of cellular phones could lead to elevated risks of developing cancer according to a 10 year long study. A report overseen by the World Health Organization which surveyed 12,800 people in 13 countries and will be published later this year, has allegedly found that heavy use of cellular phones can contribute to the development of brain cancer. According to the study, those who regularly used mobiles for longer than 10 years were almost 40 percent more likely to develop nervous system tumors...
  • Cimetidine: A Common Heartburn Remedy Complements Conventional Cancer Therapy

    08/13/2009 12:30:38 AM PDT · by oprahstheantichrist · 9 replies · 856+ views
    Life Extension Magazine ^ | May 2007 | Cynthia Haines, MD
    More than two decades ago, Life Extension called attention to the over-the-counter heartburn drug cimetidine—more commonly known by its brand name, Tagamet®—as a complementary cancer treatment. Although cimetidine was developed to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach, numerous studies demonstrate that this readily available medication may offer powerful support in the fight against cancer.Unfortunately, many cancer patients and even oncologists remain unaware of the compelling evidence demonstrating its efficacy. Snip... An Unexpected Anti-Cancer Agent The first studies to hint at cimetidine’s effectiveness against cancer were published in the late 1970s. Although scientists initially thought that cimetidine worked by enhancing...
  • Ballesteros brain tumor is cancerous

    10/24/2008 4:01:20 AM PDT · by kms61 · 6 replies · 822+ views ^ | 24 Oct, 2008 | Breitbart
    MADRID, Spain (AP) - Seve Ballesteros' brain tumor is cancerous and he will undergo another operation to relieve pressure caused by swelling and bleeding that have recently developed. The remaining parts of the malignant tumor, located in a very deep part of the brain, will be removed in Friday's procedure. La Paz Hospital said Thursday that the surgery is "of great complexity." Three doctors will operate on Ballesteros. Javier Heredero, head of the hospital's neurosurgery unit, will be accompanied by neurosurgeons Marcelino Perez Alvarez and Alberto Isla. The operation is due to begin early in the morning and is expected...
  • World's tallest woman dies in Indiana at age 53

    08/13/2008 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 293+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 13, 2008 | Deanna Martin (Associated Press)
    A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early Wednesday, a friend said. She was 53. Sandy Allen, who used her height to inspire schoolchildren to accept those who are different, died at a nursing home in her hometown of Shelbyville, family friend Rita Rose said.
  • Sun-Times political columnist Robert Novak retires

    08/04/2008 10:28:44 AM PDT · by philsfan24 · 50 replies · 186+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8/4/2008 | Sun Times Staff Reporters
    Robert Novak has announced his immediate retirement following the diagnosis of a brain tumor, a prognosis the Sun-Times' political columnist describes as "dire." "The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy," Novak said.
  • Prayer Request: Aaron Has a Rare Tumor

    07/10/2008 4:17:57 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 53 replies · 153+ views
    Self ^ | 07/10/08 | GRRRRR
    I don't do prayer requests very well, but a dear friend of ours needs one. Their grandson has a Schwannoma tumor on the vagus nerve and will be undergoing surgery on July 25. Their Dr. wants to remove it before it grows into the brain stem or chest area. This is a very rare tumor for an adult to have let alone a child. There have only been a handful of these surgeries done. They will not know until they get inside if this growth is on the side of the nerve or surrounding the mass. Please Pray for Aaron,...
  • Miracle Baby Born Twice

    06/06/2008 1:49:27 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 6 replies · 146+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jun 6, 2008 | Mike Celizic
    When Chad and Keri McCartney say their infant daughter, Macie Hope, is born again, they arent referring to religion the month-old miracle baby really was born twice.
  • Tumour turns out to be 25-year-old towel

    06/04/2008 7:53:50 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 18 replies · 135+ views ^ | June 04, 2008 | correspondents in Tokyo
    DOCTORS in Japan who carried out surgery on a man to remove a tumour had good news and bad news for him. The good news was he did not have cancer. The bad news: The growth that had been causing him pain was in fact a 25-year-old surgical towel. The patient had been carrying the cloth since 1983, when surgeons left it in him after a minor operation to treat an ulcer, a spokesman for the hospital said.
  • Michael Savage Mocks Ted Kennedy Tumor

    05/21/2008 10:29:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 110 replies · 1,349+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/21/8 | Joe Garofoli
    Even Ted Kennedy's political enemies spoke kindly of him when they learned that he had a malignant brain tumor. But not conservative talk show host Michael Savage. As a form of "respect" to Kennedy on his syndicated talk show Tuesday, Savage played The Dead Kennedy's "California Uber Alles" - get it? Ho ho, the wit! Oh, and he dropped in a couple of "Kindergarten Cop" sound clips of the Arnold Schwarzenegger character saying, "It's not a tumor." Listen to it here, if you must. Then quickly bathe. Mike, Mike, Mike, one word, baby: Karma. It never forgets. Then again, Savage's...
  • Senator Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor

    05/20/2008 1:16:12 PM PDT · by libstripper · 70 replies · 120+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 20, 2008 | JOHN SULLIVAN
    Senator Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant tumor in his brain, his doctors said Tuesday. Tests performed over the weekend at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston indicated that Mr. Kennedy, 76, has a type of cancer known as a malignant glioma in the left parietal lobe, the upper left portion of his brain. Mr. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, suffered a seizure on Saturday in Cape Cod and was airlifted to the hospital for treatment.
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy has malignant brain tumor

    05/20/2008 11:11:31 AM PDT · by americanophile · 24 replies · 742+ views
    AP - Yahoo news ^ | May 20, 2008 | Glen Johnson
    BOSTON - A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for one of American politics' most enduring figures. ADVERTISEMENT Doctors for the Massachusetts Democrat say tests conducted after Kennedy suffered a seizure this weekend show a tumor in his left parietal lobe. Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma. His treatment will be decided after more tests but the usual course includes combinations of radiation and chemotherapy. "I'm really sad," former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb.,...
  • A 16-pound tumor!!!

    04/24/2008 1:06:18 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 9 replies · 46+ views
    MIAMI (April 23) - A Vietnamese girl with a 16-pound facial tumor is in Miami awaiting surgery to restore her ability to eat and speak. Fifteen-year-old Lai Thi Dao suffers from a Schwannoma tumor that has been growing since she was 3. The tumor has severely disfigured her face and kept her from ever attending school. Doctors at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center say the tumor threatens to suffocate Lai. They will remove it in a 10-hour surgery on April 29. Schwannoma tumors are usually benign. Lai's doctors say the size of her tumor is extremely rare and...
  • Enzyme behind cancer identified

    03/16/2008 5:54:39 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 34 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 16 Mar 2008, 1026 hrs IST | The Press Trust of India (PTI)
    LONDON: Scientists have discovered a key part of the mechanism that makes cancer cells so dangerous, a breakthrough which they claim could enable them to stop tumour growth in its tracks. The scientists, led by researchers from the Harvard Medical School, have identified an enzyme which enables cancer cells to consume the huge quantities of glucose they need to fuel uncontrolled growth. Though the key enzyme, known as pyruvate kinase, comes in two forms, the researchers found that only one -- the PKM2 form -- enables cancer cells to consume glucose at an accelerated rate. "Because PKM2 is found in...
  • A Viral Attack against Brain Tumors

    03/04/2008 7:25:05 AM PST · by SouthernBoyupNorth · 5 replies · 249+ views
    Technology Review ^ | March 03, 2008 | Jennifer Chu
    This year, more than 21,000 people will be diagnosed with some form of brain cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. While benign forms are relatively easy to treat, malignant tumors require a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Even then, tumor cells may remain deeply lodged, replicating and spreading quickly through healthy brain tissue. Now researchers at Yale University have found that a virus that's in the same family as rabies effectively kills an aggressive form of human brain cancer in mice. Using time-lapse laser imaging, the team watched vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) rapidly home in on brain tumors,...
  • Mother refuses to abort twin girls who knocked loose tumor

    02/07/2008 1:56:01 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 147+ views
    CNA ^ | February 7, 2008
    Michelle Stepney with her girls Alice and Harriet / Photo Credit: The Daily Mail London, Feb 7, 2008 / 04:41 am (CNA).- A British womans twin girls saved her life when, while still in the womb, they kicked free a tumor growing in their mothers uterus, the Daily Mail reports.Though advised she needed to abort the twins so she could be treated for cancer, the mother avoided harsh cancer treatment so her babies could be born.Michelle Stepney, 35, was expecting twins when she went to a hospital with a suspected miscarriage. The doctors realized that she had cervical cancer,...
  • Prayer Request (Update: prayers answered, see post #90)

    11/26/2007 8:13:56 PM PST · by guinnessman · 90 replies · 128+ views
    11/26/07 | uinnessman
    Please pray for my brother. He's in his mid-forties, married, with three kids. When he woke up this morning, his right leg was numb. After numerous tests at the hospital, the doctors think he has a tumor in his brain. Even if the tumor is benign, they'll still have to operate to take it out. We'll know more after further tests tomorrow.
  • Drinking fuels growth of tumour [two drinks a day when you have breast cancer fuels tumor growth]

    05/01/2007 6:46:09 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 194+ views ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    Drinking just two alcoholic drinks a day when you have breast cancer fuels the growth of tumours, a study says. It has long-been known alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer but the effect of drinking once cancer is present is less established. A University of Mississippi team found giving mice the equivalent of two to four drinks a day doubled the normal growth of a tumour after four weeks. Cancer patients are often just told to moderate drinking. Alcohol has been linked to cancer before
  • Tragedy Strikes Family: Brother Killed Hours Before Tumor Takes His Siblings Life

    08/12/2006 7:03:59 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 1,253+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/10/2006 | Laura Crimaldi
    he devoted older brother of a dying Dorchester teen fulfilled a promise to join his little brother on his journey into eternal life when he died Tuesday in a motorcycle accident just hours before a brain tumor claimed his kin. William Davulis, 26, the eldest of 10 children, was on his way to say goodbye to his younger brother, Dominic, 17, when he lost control of his motorcycle at the intersection of East First and O streets in South Boston at about 4:35 p.m. William wasnt expecting to see God. He was expecting to see his dying brother, said the...
  • A Dead Dog Lives On (Inside New Dogs)[Can a tumor become a new form of life?]

    08/10/2006 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 9 replies · 1,884+ views
    The Loom ^ | 09 Aug 2006 | Carl Zimmer
    Can a tumor become a new form of life? This is the freaky but serious question that arises from a new study in the journal Cell. Scientists from London and Chicago have studied a peculiar cancer that afflicts dogs, known as canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) or Sticker's sarcoma. It is a cancer of immune cells called histiocytes, and dogs typically develop grapefruit-sized tumors that disappear after a few months. Some scientists have suggested that Sticker's sarcoma can be transmitted from dog to dog, either by mating or by licking or touching a tumor. They noted that the tumor cells...
  • New Cytokine To Kill Brain Tumor Cells, Offer Protection

    03/05/2006 5:29:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 699+ views
    Attaching a recently discovered cytokine to neural stem cells derived from bone marrow, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have developed a tool to track and kill malignant brain tumor cells and provide long-term protection against their return. Results of an animal study are published in the March 1, 2006 issue of Cancer Research, and the researchers are now applying to regulatory agencies to translate their work into human clinical trials. Gliomas are highly invasive tumors with poorly defined borders that intermingle with healthy brain tissue, making complete surgical removal nearly impossible. Furthermore, cells separate from the...
  • SEC Chairman Christopher Cox having surgery to remove tumor (thymoma; tumor on thymus gland)

    01/27/2006 5:28:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 239+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, Christopher Cox, will have surgery Monday to remove a tumor and is expected to recover quickly and fully, the agency announced Friday. Cox, who became head of the SEC in August after 16 years in Congress as a California Republican, will have a thymoma removed, the agency said in a brief news release. A thymoma is a tumor on the thymus gland, which regulates development of the immune system and is located in the chest above the heart. It is not necessarily cancerous. The news release said Cox, 53, is expected...
  • Anti-cancer compound found in beans, nuts, cereals

    09/14/2005 7:52:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 2,105+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/14/05
    Anti-cancer compound found in beans, nuts, cereals Wed Sep 14, 7:03 PM ET Eating a diet rich in beans, nuts and cereals could help to prevent cancer because the foods contain a natural compound that inhibits the growth of tumors. Scientists at University College London (UCL) said on Thursday that the substance called inositol pentakisphosphate, which is also found in lentils and peas, could also help researchers develop new therapies against the disease. "Our study suggests the importance of a diet enriched in foods such as beans, nuts and cereals which could help prevent cancer," said Dr Marco Falasca, of...
  • Man Lifts 14 Bricks With His Horn

    08/26/2005 5:16:35 AM PDT · by texianyankee · 75 replies · 999+ views
    Ananova ^ | August 26, 2005
    A Chinese pensioner can lift up to 14 bricks with a 'horn' that's grown on his forehead. Wang Ying, 73, has been practicing Kung Fu, especially the study of Qi, since he was just eight-years-old. But his studies took a new direction after a 5cm long tumour grew on his forehead.Doctors told him they could not operate on the tumour because of its location. So Wang has incorporated it into his Qi routine. He lives in a farm in Pei County, Jiangsu Province, and walked for 18 days to Nanjing to show off his stunt.
  • Facing Medical Razors

    08/03/2005 12:35:03 AM PDT · by Joseph Reylan B. Viray · 2 replies · 450+ views ^ | Joseph Reylan Viray
    Facing Medical Razors By Joseph Reylan Viray Faculty Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila Facing medical razors was never easy. There were mixed emotions but anxiety and fear prevailed. I was afraid to die at 27. I thought of several things and I was fretful to leave my family, daughter, wife, ambition, job and friends. I really cant believe that at my age I was diagnosed of having a tumor which occupied a quarter of my brain. And the prospect of having a brain cancer and eventually die made me cry and pray. On June 8,2005, from morning to dinner...
  • Prayer request

    05/04/2005 8:20:08 AM PDT · by ladtx · 16 replies · 377+ views
    email from a friend ^ | 5/4/2005 | ladtx
    I have recently found out a former co-worker has been diagnosed as having a brain tumor. He's flying to San Francisco from Seattle on May 10th for surgery on the 12th. He's a mechanical engineer and still has a full life ahead of him. He's a lib, but overall a nice guy, just a little misguided. I've seen what the power of prayer can do and request few for him, he's had a rough time the last couple of weeks.
  • Prayer request

    05/01/2005 12:59:07 PM PDT · by groovychick · 56 replies · 542+ views
    vanity | 5/1/05 | Groovychick
    When you have a chance today would you please pray for me 8 yr old daughter(Natalie) - they have found a tumor on her left leg just above her knee and we are taking her to Shands in Gainesville, Fl to an othorpedic oncolgist for an open biopsy on Friday Please pray that it is not cancer and for good results and quick recover. Thanks
  • Doctors ignore tumor, tell man he's fat

    03/15/2005 8:33:35 PM PST · by ambrose · 21 replies · 1,177+ views
    UPI ^ | 3.15.05
    Doctors ignore tumor, tell man he's fat: [World News]: READING, England, March 15 : British doctors somehow missed finding a 55-pound tumor growing in a man's stomach, and instead told him he was obese, The Times of London reports. News of the missed diagnosis that spanned nearly 10 years came to light Monday when aeronautical engineer Trevor Smithson, 53, announced he was suing the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. He had first visited doctors there in 1994 complaining of a distended stomach.It wasn't until last year he went to London's Royal Marsden Hospital for help. Surgeons there removed the mass,...
  • Its official: Frank the tumor is dead

    02/15/2005 12:36:08 PM PST · by The Bronze Titan · 5 replies · 635+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | Feb. 15, 2005 | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. - A 9-year-old boy who nicknamed his brain tumor Frank and whose mother launched an online auction to help pay for his medical bills is now cancer-free, his mother said Tuesday. Frank is dead! an elated Tiffini Dingman-Grover said by telephone from her Sterling home as the family prepared to head to a press conference in Washington, D.C. David Dingman-Grover had most of his tumor ...

    01/11/2005 6:45:00 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 21 replies · 1,767+ views
    CHILDREN under the age of eight should not use mobile phones, parents were advised last night after an authoritative report linked heavy use to ear and brain tumours and concluded that the risks had been underestimated by most scientists.
  • Surgeons Remove Woman's 66-Pound Tumor

    12/13/2004 3:38:35 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 43 replies · 3,212+ views
    KC Star ^ | 12-13-04 | AP
    CINCINNATI - A woman who weighed more than 300 pounds noticed something strange happening to her body. As she lost more than 60 pounds over several weeks without going on a diet, she said she could feel a large mass growing inside her. "It didn't feel normal," Grace Radtke said. "It was like a long pregnancy." After being encouraged by family members, she finally went for medical help that led to the removal of a 66-pound non-cancerous, ovarian tumor from her abdomen on Dec. 3 at University Hospital.
  • The Web: Tracking 'virtual tumors'

    11/26/2004 3:53:04 PM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 271+ views
    United Press International ^ | November 26, 2004 | Gene Koprowski
    By Gene J. Koprowski Published 11/24/2004 11:56 AM CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A team of scientists is developing a "virtual tumor," a computer model viewed over the Internet by cancer researchers around the globe. It is used to observe the tumor as it develops from a single cell organism to a neoplasm, an uncontrolled growth of tissue.The cutting-edge project, in the planning stages right now, and others like it, promise to harness the power of the Internet in the battle against cancer -- and in other crucial scientific endeavors -- in the coming years, experts told UPI's The Web.Last...
  • "Earthquake" John Tenta faces another cancer hurdle (given 13-18 months to live)

    08/17/2004 3:51:30 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies · 1,272+ views
    Slam! Sports ^ | 17 August 2004 | John Tenta et al.
    Tenta faces another cancer hurdle 'Earthquake' John Tenta has revealed that he is facing yet another type of cancer, this time in his lungs. After disclosing that he had cancer of the bladder in May, ending his in-ring career, Tenta endured chemotherapy for months. But Monday, he told his fans on the newsboard that things had taken a turn for the worse... remainder of article
  • Balloon Helps Doctor Reach Brain Tumor

    03/14/2004 8:14:45 PM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 201+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 14, 2004
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A U.S. brain surgeon said on Friday he had removed a normally unreachable brain tumor in a child by using a tiny, inflatable balloon in a new technique that could save thousands of lives.</p> <p>The team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center said the 9-year-old patient was doing well.</p>
  • President of Queens Firm Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt For Violating Court Order

    12/02/2003 6:47:08 PM PST · by thylasign · 46 replies · 1,447+ views
    President of Queens Firm Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt For Violating Court Order Not to Market Bogus Cancer Cure Over the Internet ROSLYNN R. MAUSKOPF, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and MARK B. McCLELLAN, M.D., Ph.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced today that a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York has convicted Jason Vale, president of the Queens based company Christian Brothers Contracting Corporation ("Christian Bros."), of three counts of criminal contempt in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 401(3). On April 20, 2000, in a civil suit brought...
  • Happy "Second" Birthday (to Me) and an Announcement

    08/19/2003 8:51:04 AM PDT · by MrConfettiMan · 114 replies · 336+ views
    self ^ | August 19, 2003 | Joe Vitale
    Today is an exciting one for me, so I just thought I'd toot my own horn for a minute and let everyone know today is my second birthday. Two years ago this morning I woke up with limbs a'twitchin' and within five hours was informed I had a brain tumor. *shudder* The event pretty much set my life clock back to zero, which is why I refer to the day as my second birthday. At the time, I never thought I'd live two years but here I am still living, breathing and enjoying life. Isn't it great to be...
  • Doctors remove 20-pound tumor

    12/14/2002 6:45:34 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 37 replies · 682+ views
    Oregon Magazine/Wallowa County Chieftan ^ | December 1, 2002 | Rocky Wilson
    ....The important thing is that he [Dean Garrett] is alive and well after having an 18- to 20-pound malignant tumor extracted from his abdominal cavity early last week. ...Local surgeon Dr. Robert Berecz, without knowing any details of the case, said that the tumor was "exceptionally large for a male patient." He said that ovarian tumors in female patients can become larger.... For Complete Article, Please Click Here.