Monday, August 31, 2009

Research is Needed for Finding a Cure for Cancer

Cancer does not care if you are rich or poor. Money is not important to cancer cells.

Cancer does not care if you are famous, imfamous, or an everyday person. Look at Ted Kennedy, Farrah Fawcett, Cristine Applegate, and everyone else out there fighting with some form of cancer.

Research is the only way we will ever find a cure for cancer.

You can help, Give to:

The American Cancer Society: As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals.

Cancer Research Institute : The Cancer Research Institute is the recognized leader in supporting and coordinating the research of immunological approaches to preventing, controlling, or treating cancer.

St Jude Children's Research Hospital: St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. We've built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.

City of Hope: On our park-like campus just northeast of Los Angeles, City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital brings groundbreaking research and compassionate care under one roof. It embodies our mission to deliver the newest, most promising therapies to patients without delay, while creating an environment that encourages open collaboration between physicians, caregivers and clinical researchers. City of Hope includes the Beckman Research Institute.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure : The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Awards More Than $45 Million to Breast Cancer Research

Each of these organizations does fantastic work in cancer research and there are more out there.
Please Help

Good Health and a good week to all,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment

I was on the American Cancer Society web site today doing some research and I came across this great book for anyone going through cancer treatment. I wish I had known about it when I was going through chemo. I am going to order a copy to send to my sister-in-law. She was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I have been visiting her the last two week, that is why I have been out of touch.

(This is a small synopsis of the book.)

If you or someone you care about is going through cancer treatment or experiencing other health problems that make eating difficult, this cookbook will make life a whole lot easier. Inside you will find 100 fast, flavorful recipes, all organized by side effects, including recipes to deal with nausea, diarrhea, constipation, sore mouth, difficulty swallowing, taste alterations, and unintentional weight loss.

Includes 6 special bonus sections, including advice for the caregiver, tips to make eating out easier, a kitchen staples list, advice on avoiding weight gain during treatment and tips on assembling a take-along food "survival kit", as well as a helpful list of organizations that provide information on nutrition and cancer.

The book sells for $19.95 and looks like it will be well worth the money. This price includes the shipping to domestic addresses. Makes it even a better buy.
I am putting in a link to the direct order page.

Take advantage of this and I hope it will help you get through the rough times during chemo treatment.

Good health to us all,


anyone interested in Vintage Cookbooks, I have a bunch for sell in my eBay store,

Decor, Glass and Home. The money goes to help pay my medical bills from my breast cancer.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Update to 7-19 blog about ALS and VA Benefits

In my blog of 7-19-09 I wrote about an article in Dear Abby from Fred Campbell about changes in the VA benefits for veterans who died of ALS.

Today Dear Abby had a new letter from Fred Campbell saying more than 2,000 emails and many letters and phone calls have been generated since Dear Abby's article came out on 7-18-09. Fred says that he is worried that it may take him too long to respond to all the inquires he has received so he is asking for her help by letting everyone know that if their veteran husband died of ALS, they should call the Department of Veterans Affairs at (800) 827-1000. This will get them to their nearest VA regional office. They should ask to speak with a service officer about their ALS claim for COMPENSATION, not pension. This will expedite the claim process.

If you read my blog from 7-19 and contacted Fred or gave the information to a loved one or friend, PLEASE give them this information to help expedite their claim.

Good health to us all.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

German Cancer Clinics, are they better than the US.

Farrah Fawcett and so many others have gone to Germany for Alternative cancer treatments that are not allowed in the United States. You wonder what they have found out that the doctors do not know about here or is it a situation that the FDA just won't approve the treatments. If someone has been diagnosed with terminal cancer shouldn't they have the opportunity to try anything to stay alive? Why are the cancer treatments here so expensive comparably to other countries? Why don't the pharmaceutical companies want to promote more natural healing remedies? Is it just because they may lose a little money? There have been reports lately about an inexpensive medication that helps colon cancer patients, an Aspirin. A report on grapefruit juice increasing the results from one medication (rapamycin) to reduce tumors. Maybe there is more that Mother Nature can do to help cancer patients than the Medical community is letting us know. I read the German Cancer Breakthrough Report and found it very informative. Maybe you will to:

The German Cancer Breakthrough Report

Good Health to us all,