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Information is Power!
Stuart Scott

Most of you have probably heard about the untimely death of ESPN groundbreaking broadcaster, Stuart Scott.  Pattie and I were curious about the type of cancer he had; the media wasn’t focused on that.  WNCN in North Carolina ran a clip about it.  Turns out he had cancer of the appendix.

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Melanoma Stages

The FDA just approved yet another new, late stage melanoma therapy, nivolumab.  That makes a record, mind blowing seven new FDA approved drugs since 2011.

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Its been almost seven years since I was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer.  I’ve been receiving ongoing treatment ever since.

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High cost of drugs

Easy to follow explanation for why drug prices are so high in United States as compared to other countries.  Here are several excerpts from this important Medscape Today article:

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Dr. Weil 2

As promised, I’ve been researching the safety and efficacy of enyzme supplements for cancer patients.  The news is mixed.  From what I’ve been reading they seem relatively safe.  But do they help?  Or maybe the questions should be, “Help what?”

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Enzyme supplement

I saved an article about a timely topic that I wanted to share about the pros and cons of using enzyme supplements.

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As usual, my cancer-related tweets this weekend were dominated by fundraising news; walks, runs, dances, silent auctions, celebrity appearances.  I also use Google Alerts to help keep me up-to-speed.  “Cancer research” category is also dominated by fundraising news.  Which got me thinking:  Who’s responsibility is it to help cure cancer?

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BREASTS

If only other cancers could feature ample breasts–without impunity–in their fundraising and informational pieces!  My bias exposed, this Fox News report does feature some great suggestions.  I’ve included a copy of the opening picture to help make my point:

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