Husband and Wife Battled Breast Cancer-HE Had Mastectomy

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

A man has told how he and his wife battled breast cancer at the same time, and adding to the unusual turn of events, he was the one to undergo a mastectomy. Ron Bush, from Fort Mill, South Carolina, explained to WBTV that he was focused on looking after his wife, Phyllis, who was diagnosed with Paget’s disease – a …

New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

An experimental drug that taps the power of the body’s immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows. The drug binds to a protein called PD-L1 that sits on the surface of cancer cells and makes them invisible to the immune system, almost like a cloaking device. “That …

Some Types of Skin Cancer Linked to Lower Chances of Alzheimer’s

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

WEDNESDAY May 15, 2013 — There’s some good news for people who have had certain kinds of skin cancer: A new study suggests that their odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease may be significantly lower than it is for others. People who had non-melanoma skin cancer were nearly 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than people who did not. …

Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study

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TUESDAY May 14, 2013 — A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively thanany treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial. Researchers found that postmenopausal women experienced significant amounts of bone growth by taking a bone-building drug called teriparatide with denosumab, a targeted therapy drug used to …

TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Has the Potential to Eliminate Drains, Improving Patient Recovery

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PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 14, 2013 – Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced it has completed a series of mastectomy procedures in Munich and Berlin, Germany using TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive without drain placement. With this innovative adhesive technology, surgeons were able to eliminate the need for closed-suction drains on breast cancer patients …

Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

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From our friends at Drugs.com MONDAY May 13, 2013 — A link exists between exposure to Agent Orange and deadly forms of prostate cancer in U.S. veterans, according to a new study. Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was heavily used during the Vietnam War era. It was often contaminated with dioxin, a potentially cancer-causing chemical. Previous research suggests …

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation Announces New Name, PearlPoint Cancer Support, for Adults with Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, a national nonprofit organization offering FREE and compassionate support, education, and one-on-one guidance to adults facing cancer, announced today their new name, PearlPoint Cancer Support, as well as a new online tool, called My PearlPoint for cancer survivors, co-survivors, and healthcare professionals. After more than 25 years of supporting cancer survivors, co-survivors, and the healthcare …

Discovery pinpoints cause of two types of leukemia, providing insights into new treatment approach

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PORTLAND, Ore. − Patients with two forms of leukemia, who currently have no viable treatment options, may benefit from existing drugs developed for different types of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The study, published in the May 9 edition of the New England Journal of …

Camp Kesem – For Kids Who Have Lost a Parent to Cancer

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From our friends at Camp Kesem.org. I am reaching out to Mom, Dad and cancer bloggers for their support in promoting Camp Kesem’s “Give a Laugh” campaign this coming Mother’s and Father’s Day—see below and attached for details about the campaign. Would you consider helping us by sharing the Camp Kesem story and promoting our “Give a Laugh” campaign in …

The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Dr. Patricia O’Gorman’s latest book, The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (HCI Books), is a vital guidebook for today’s women. Women seem wired to have to make others happy and if they don’t live up to these self-imposed expectations, they blame themselves for the hardships that befall them. Competing voices vie for women’s attention: societal messages …