cancer

GM workers’ auction supports 13-year-old cancer patient

From the Toledo Free Press:

Troy Winkelman recently found himself facing months of chemotherapy without a stable family health insurance plan because his father was laid off from General Motors.

LATTA WORKS TO SECURE FUNDS FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH

WASHINGTON- During today's markup of the Labor, Health and Human
Services Appropriations bill, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green)
was successful in re-directing $10 million of funding towards pediatric
cancer research and eradication efforts through a manager's amendment.
Congressman Latta worked with Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK), a member of
the Appropriations Committee, to ensure the funding was included in the
manager's amendment.

The $10 million was re-directed from the Department of Health and Human
Services' administrative budget and directed to the National Cancer

Dope-smoking causes cancer

- Healthy Living:Marijuana Causes Cancer, California Regulators Say
Friday, June 19, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO — Marijuana smoke has joined tobacco smoke and hundreds of other chemicals on a list of substances California regulators say cause cancer.

The ruling Friday by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment likely will force pot shops with 10 or more employees to post warnings. Final guidelines are expected by the time warning requirements take effect in a year.

The listing only applies to marijuana smoke, not the plant itself.

Should our government have the right to force a parent to use traditional cancer treatments on their children?

Tagged:  
Yes. Government knows best.
20% (9 votes)
No. Let us make our own decisions.
80% (35 votes)
Total votes: 44

The Growing Case Against Red Meat

In more news that has steak-lovers feeling deflated, a study published in this week's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that people who indulge in high amounts of red meat and processed meats, including steak, bacon, sausage and cold cuts, have an increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease. The findings add power to the growing push — by health officials, environmentalists and even some chefs — to cool America's love affair with meat.

Tony Snow's Testimony About His Experience

As many of you know, Tony Snow was President Bush's former Press Secretary who died July 12 of colon cancer. He was 53.

Here is Tony's testimony about his experience. It is too well done not to read and then to share with others.

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Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

A compound found only in hops and the main product they are used in - beer - has rapidly gained interest as a micronutrient that might help prevent many types of cancer.

Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease

Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease
Sunday, April 13, 2008; 12:00 AM

SUNDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- A breast cancer vaccine significantly reduced the risk of recurrence for patients who have a high expression of the protein HER2-neu.

YOUR turn in the Barrel, drinkers and fatasses

Obesity worse for cancer than smoking, says landmark study (and alcohol and red meat are a danger too)
31st October 2007

Being overweight increases the risk of getting cancer more than smoking does, it was revealed today.
A landmark study found that being overweight, drinking alcohol and eating red meat can all increase the risk of the deadly disease.

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