If the FDA withdraws approval for a breast cancer drug, is it the...

There are 2 comments on the KTRH-AM Houston story from Aug 20, 2010, titled If the FDA withdraws approval for a breast cancer drug, is it the.... In it, KTRH-AM Houston reports that:

Avastin is the world's top-selling breast cancer drug -- but an FDA advisory panel has voted to drop endorsement for it -- claiming studies show it's ineffective.

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Since: Feb 10

Sun City, FL

#1 Aug 20, 2010
This does not mean that everyone who has breast cancer should take up yoga. It means that these women found that yoga enhanced the quality of their lives.

I don't like yoga, and I doubt it would have made me feel better to suddenly be doing something I don't care for. I can say that other things I valued doing enhanced my overall well-being.

If you like yoga, or think you might like it, give it a try. If you like it, it will enhance your life (whether or not you have had breast cancer).

If you like performing music, find a group to perform with. It will enhance your life. If you are artistic, get back to that creativity as soon as you can. It will enhance your life.

Jump back into your life to whatever degree you can, as soon as you can. It will enhance your life. But don't assume that because of this study, yoga is sure to improve your recovery. The women in this study CHOSE to try yoga. That's called "referral bias" in research and it can lead to erroneous conclusions, especially that because an intervention helped this group of people, it would help all people who might be in that group.

'taint necessarily so, as Gershwin says.

Since: Feb 10

Sun City, FL

#2 Aug 20, 2010
Sorry. That post obviously was connected to the wrong thread. I apologize!

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