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Stall adds over 1k to help Tessa beat cancer

A CHARITY stall at the Shambles Market on Saturday raised more than A 1,200 to pay for life-saving therapy for former Stroud nurse, Tessa Elam. The stall, which was organised by Maud Lomberg, who used to live next door to Tessa in Minchinhampton, attracted not only dozens of donations beforehand, but hundreds showed up on the day to show their support.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gloucestershire County, England, United Kingdom,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Freshnews

Manuka Honey Does Not Decrease Pain of Radiation-Induced Esophagitis for Lung Cancer Patients

Patient-reported data indicates that when Manuka honey is prescribed for esophagitis pain during radiation therapy , it is not more effective than standard medical care, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. Esophagitis, inflammation that damages tissues of the esophagus and causes discomfort, is a common and temporary side effect experienced by the majority of lung cancer patients undergoing RT.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Esophagitis, Health, Lung Cancer, Oncology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

PhysOrg Weblog

Breast screening for over 70s doesn't prompt sharp fall in advanced disease

Including much older women in a national breast cancer screening program does not prompt a sharp fall in new cases of advanced disease in this age group-as would be expected for a successful initiative-reveals a study of the Dutch experience, published in BMJ today. Instead, it may just lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, suggest the researchers, led by a team based at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

The Times-Picayune

'Baking for Breast Cancer' fundraiser is Oct. 4 in New Orleans

The Amazons, a New Orleans-based benevolent society, will host the third annual "Baking for Breast Cancer" fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, New Orleans, LA, Tulane University

The New Zealand Herald

MKR stars cook for cancer treatment

On camera, My Kitchen Rules New Zealand rivals the "Modern Day Hippies" and the "Corporate Dads" are locked in a tense battle for a $100,000 winners' cheque. But off camera, the duos have united behind gravely ill Hamilton woman Angela Sunkel, who is battling a deadly form of cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Leukemia

The Advertiser

Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group celebrates successful re-launch

NEW CHAPTER: Peter Beaty, of Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, and Allison White, founder of Great Aycliffe Cancer Support, officially re-launch the group at a new venue Earlier this month, the group, which helps people who have been affected by cancer including relatives and carers, met at Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe for the first time. Founder Allison White, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia in 2009, said: "We had a wonderful night and it was lovely to see new and old members.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, United Kingdom, Durham County, England

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Littlehampton Gazette

MP welcomes A 160m boost towards defeating cancer

A 160 MILLION boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England has been welcomed by Arundel and South Downs MP. The new funding is part of the Government's A 750 million cancer strategy that aims to improve cancer survival rates across the nation, which are lagging behind other EU countries.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England, Breast Cancer

ABC News

Prostate cancer surgery is leading to issues of self-esteem, an expert says

Men who undergo lifesaving surgery to treat prostate cancer are experiencing depression and self-esteem issues which are adversely affecting their quality of life, a leading WA health professional says. Perth physiotherapist Jo Milios is among those spearheading a push for greater support for men with the disease, while at the same time working on new therapies to treat those affected.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer

The Chronicle Herald

Dalhousie University student studying apples, fish for breast cancer treatment

That might sound like an odd combination, but Dalhousie University PhD candidate Wasundara Fernando thinks it might just be the perfect one to help treat breast cancer. "I am so happy because I can continue my research and contribute to the cancer research effort," Fernando said Saturday about the $17,850 grant she received through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Training Program award.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Canada, Supplement, Fish Oil

WPXI

Doctor receives threats after laying off employee with cancer

Critics are calling Dr. George Visnich the world's meanest doctor after he reportedly sent a letter to his longtime employee, Carol Jumper, informing her that he was laying her off due to her cancer diagnosis. But the oral surgeon's attorney is defending his client's actions, saying it was the humanitarian thing to do.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pancreatic Cancer

Examiner.com

Bellbrook breast cancer patient mentioned in new book written by oncologist

Chances are breast cancer has had an impact on your life, whether yourself, mother, daughter, sister, best friend, cousin, grandmother or someone else close to you, even men. According to oncologist, Dennis Citrin, Ph.D.'s latest book, Knowledge is Power : What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer , "Every week, approximately 4,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States."

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Wedding

Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

Horton woman holds family fun day for Musgrove Hospital Beacon Centre

AN inspirational woman from Horton is running a family fun day to raise money for the centre which cared for her during breast cancer treatment. Ali Burrough was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and received treatment at the Beacon Centre in Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Reporter

Cancer-stricken Vacaville boy sparks blanket donation

As ACE Charter fifth-grader Meghan Creighton works, Ashton Riley, 10, an ACE fourth-grader who suffers from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, helps on Friday to tie together, with several dozen schoolmates doing the same, sets of fleece blankets destined for delivery to Children's Hospital Oakland, where he was once a patient. Richard Bammer -- The Reporter When you're a kid facing a long stay in the hospital, the best present may be a smartphone or tablet computer loaded with online games.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vacaville, CA, Lymphoma

KIII

Bishop Child Cleared of All Pediatric Cancer Treatments

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and seven-year old Mathew Garza, who has had cancer for almost half of his life and has been receiving treatment at Driscoll Children's Hospital, celebrated a huge milestone this week. After three years of lumbar punctures, a process where they stick a needle into the spine to do chemotherapy, Mathew went through his last one on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pediatric Cancer

The New Zealand Herald

IPO Roundup: ReWalk shares more than double

Shares of ReWalk Robotics, which makes wearable robotic exoskeletons that helps paralyzed patients walk, more than doubled in their stock market debut. The medical device maker was one of two health companies that had their initial public offering Friday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Witney Gazette

a Breast cancer survivor with a fear of heights will skydive to raise cash for charity.

Alison Beaver, from Freeland, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2009 and will face her fears to help others battling the condition. She said: "Having always encouraged my children to live by Eleanor Roosevelt's famous quote 'Do one thing a day that scares you', I knew that if I was to raise money for cancer then I needed to so something bold and daring myself.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Kidney Cancer

Kevin, M.D.

Sex or death: The difficult decisions of prostate cancer treatment

As part of my role as a clinical nurse specialist in a busy prostate clinic, I see men as part of their decision-making process for active treatment for prostate cancer. The purpose of the appointment is for me to explain the results of their prostate biopsy, dispel any misinformation they may have about what those results mean, and talk to them about the quality-of-life side effects of the various treatment options.

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Related Topix: Health, Prostate Cancer

The Arizona Republic

Boy biking cross country for cancer charity to stop in Mesa

Community members in Mesa await the arrival of 9-year-old CJ Burford, whose cross-country bike ride is raising money for cancer. Boy biking cross country for cancer charity to stop in Mesa Community members in Mesa await the arrival of 9-year-old CJ Burford, whose cross-country bike ride is raising money for cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mesa, AZ, Family, Kids

Health Data Management

Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities Still Exist

Here are the 10 states with the highest uninsured rates in the aftermath of health care reform implementation, according to WalletHub. 10 States With The Highest Uninsured Rates Post-ACA : While the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of 13.4% nationwide, according to Gallup figures, rates differ dramatically across states.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Surgery

Cotswold Journal

Cancer patients invited to take part in psychological survey

CANCER patients in Worcestershire, their carers and families are being asked to take part in a survey around the psychological help they are offered during their treatment Macmillan Cancer Support and Coventry has teamed up with Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to determine how psychological treatment for cancer patients can be improved. The trust has said it is concerned some cancer patients in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Coventry may not be able to access the support they need The project is being led by consultant clinical psychologist Dr Julie Highfield, who said she hoped gaps in the service could be identified so everyone in the region could receive the same level of support.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Psychology, Science

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