Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of my American readers! I have been saving a number of cancer related news items to share with you for a number of weeks now. Here are two completely different and unrelated stories that I wanted to share.
I received the following email from a fellow blood cancer survivor yesterday. I didn’t know much about his unusual type of lymphoma called Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia. I wanted to share the two emails Peter wrote me about WM:
Here is a link to a ten year lymphoma survivor’s story: Paul Stoller – Living with Cancer.
My alma matter, the University of Wisconsin Badgers, lost a very close game to Texas Christian University (TCU) last night.
I follow the progress of researcher’s working to use personalized vaccines to help fight a variety of cancers. Here is an update–from ASH of course–about a an ongoing study which uses this theory against lymphoma:
Lots of pre-ASH lymphoma news:
Here is some leukemia/lymphoma news. The first is from sifiNews. Site name doesn’t fill you with confidence, does it?
Here is a link to a helpful video on Medscape.com:
Treatment of Early-Stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Less Proves More by Bruce D. Cheson, MD
When It Comes to a Lymphoma Diagnosis, One Size Does Not Fit All
From The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, September 14th, 2010:
Chicago’s WLS TV’s Website posted this short article about Hepatitis B raising the risk to lymphoma patients:
I will be reporting on a wide variety of cancer advances as I search through my American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) notes over the next few weeks. So much material to cover–so little time! Here is some promising news about lymphoma treatment advances from ASCO, distributed by M.D. Anderson:
Have arthritis? Maybe you should read this:
We found this brief summary of this major study in Rhematology News, dated March 22, 2010 by Nicola Garrett:
Please don’t let my small but important post on Saturday, get lost among all of our other posts. Flax seed is good, healthy stuff!
Found this post on LymphomaInfo.net. Here is part of the article, and a link to help you find an applicable clinical trial for all of you “lymphomaniacs” out there:
As you probably know, my husband, Pat, has multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. He endures monthly chemotherapy and lots and lots of bone pain each and every day. Somehow he finds the time and energy to write and post articles about cancer daily. I fill-in when I can or when he isn’t feeling well. Pat’s specialty are blood and bone marrow cancers—for example, he traveled to New Orleans last December and used his journalist credentials to report live from ASH—thanks to the International Myeloma Foundation, who payed his way.
What many of you may or may not know is, I am also a cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer survivor. Pat has agreed to help me write more about these cancers—my cancers.
Starting today, we are going to post more about these and other cancers, in addition to articles about leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma—along with stories about nutrition, alternative medicine and exercising to help our fellow cancer patients.
As Pat would say: Feel good and keep smiling—and thank you for reading! Pattie
I have written about this topic in the past: Those of us interested in nutrition make assumptions about what is or isn’t good for us. Then the myths start–good and bad. Here is an article about artificial sweetners I found this article yesterday on a site called High Diet:
I was traveling this evening, but based on the data I reviewed in person and on-line the last three days at ASH, the blockbuster news I was told to expect has yet to materialize. I see a few promising Stage I studies and even fewer Stage II studies. Like myeloma, drug combinations are being tried every which way. Another trend is using successful myeloma drugs against certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. You can Google ASH and leukemia and/or lymphoma, but be prepared to be underwhelmed! I will follow-up tomorrow.
After yesterday’s pro-vegetarian article, some of you cried foul! Sorry readers! It is difficult to find many pro-protein cancer studies out there. So here is a bit more positive article about why it may be OK for cancer patients to eat lean protein I found on Anti-Aging By Design.Com: