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How Many Different Kinds Of Cancer Are There

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have two different kinds of cancer at the same time?
    I've never heard of anyone having two different kinds of cancer at the same time and was just wondering if it was possible or not.
    I know cancer cells spread, but it's still the same cancer type.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but fortunately it's rare. I had a co-worker who had breast cancer and leukemia (which is a blood cancer).

      Unfortunately, having one type of cancer doesn't protect you from developing any other illness or condition.

  2. QUESTION:
    What groups are there for people who are healling themselves of cancer?
    I know 12 step groups are great for helping people get support through the emotional roller coasters & also given struture when a person needs to stay focused on something they would rather ignore. This groups also help people meet others who can share knowledge. They are a great resource. What websites or phone numbers are there for me to find groups like this for healling different kinds of cancer & other dis-ease. Thank you!
    Jonny- when I say natural I should have said without drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      johnny is not talking about drugs ma'am,

      A man named Rick Simpson has recently come forward (with a team of doctors) with PROOF (and lots of it) that Marijuana does indeed kill cancer cells and break down and destroy this terrible ailment. He has terminal cancer patients describe with cat scans and MRI's exactly their process with this treatment. I am against drugs, but there is a lot more to marijuana than what you think. Please, if you have cancer you should at least open yourself up to watch his documentary about this. Please just watch it for 5 mins, if you dont like it, then shut it off. But I know this will help you, I KNOW this. Good luck, much love.

      "Run From the Cure" by Rick Simpson (available on you tube or other sources on the net) Please watch this if you have cancer!!!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    My dad has lung and esophogus cancer, and i decided that from now on?
    I am going to dye my hair a different color each month to represent a different kind of cancer. So anyway, have any idea where i can get brightly colored hair dye?

    • ANSWER:
      i am so sorry about your dad :( my dad had pancreatic cancer so i do know what its like :) i think its awesome your doing something positive and id say go for it!! sorry i cant help with where to buy it but i just thought i'd let you know i think its a great idea and i totally support yu doing it!! all the best :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the most popular kind of cancer?
    I know there are many different kinds of types of cancers, but I want to know the cancer that kills most people.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    are there different kinds of cancer?
    Are there different kinds of cancer? I don’t just mean cancer in different areas I mean different kinds.
    Why does it matter how old I am? And like I said you guys are naming the same kind of cancer just in different locations. I don’t want that, I want different kinds of cancer. For example.... I can’t really think of a example, um like is there a more deadly kind of cancer?
    Thank you Footbiter that is exactly what I wanted to know!

    • ANSWER:
      You probably know that the body is made of many different types of cells. In principle each and every cell type can give rise to its own type of cancer. That being said not all cell types have been identified as an origin of a particular type of cancer (for instance "podocytes" of the kidney). But in short the diversity of normal cells explains the diversity of cancer types.

  6. QUESTION:
    is it the same a lung cancer and a tumor that grow in the lung for the metastasise of other tumor?
    It is the same question for any other kind of cancer. My question is if when you have metastasis you have differente kind of cancers or only one in different tissues. If you have different kinds of cancer, must they be treated sepately?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are asking if lung cancer cells and a metastasis from a breast cancer to the lungs are the same . . the answer is no they are not the same. A lung cancer cell orginates in the lung and will always be a lung cell. A breast cancer cell dislodges from the breast tissue and spreds to other areas . . that is called metastes. Metastatic breast cells can lodge in the lung and grow . . they are still breast cells, but are now growing at a distant site.

      Metastatic cancer cells can all be treated with the same protocol.

      In some occasions the patient may have two separate cancers . . a patient can have sarcoma and also have leukemia. In this case the patient may need to be treated for both diseases . . but it is extremely difficult. I do know one survivor who had both stage IV sarcoma and pre-leukemia, he was treated, had stem cell rescue, now disease free, and he is doing well right now.

  7. QUESTION:
    How EXACTLY does skin cancer kill?
    Although I hear of different kinds of cancers daily, I don't know exactly what happens to the body if it goes untreated. I'd like to know, specifically for skin cancer, what happens to the body that leads to death. Why EXACTLY do people die from skin cancer? What symptoms and side effects do people suffer from when they have skin cancer? Surely they don't just have a place on their skin that worsens over time, and then all of a sudden they die one day. I mean, do they get ill; like with fever, nausea, etc.? What happens exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      malignant cells in a cancer grow so fast. these malignat cells are not normal and tend to move from their delineated place. these cells get themselves to blood stream and spread in body. some of them like prostate cancer cells replace in spinal bones, some of them in brain, some in liver, some in blood cells. these malignant cells occupy the place of normal cells and don't let them work properly. for example metastatic cells in bone cause lack of white and red blood cell in blood which called cytopenia. its complication cause infection and then death. malignant cells in lymph nodes cause lymph draining stop and cause problem. any way, i don't exactly know which part of body skin metastatic cells move to

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you be diagnosed with cancer and not know what kind?
    My ex husband has said he has 3 different kinds of cancer in the past 3 weeks. And finally last night said he has cancer but they dont know what kind. Can this happen? He said the doctors know because of his white blood count.

    • ANSWER:
      Has your ex-husband had any biopsies with staging done? His story doesn't quite add up. An elevated white count is usually an increase in just one type of white blood cell and can be due to infection, it can be reaction to some drugs, smokers often have an elevated white count, it could be due to an immune system disorder that increases white cell production or a bone marrow disease which could include cancer.

      I don't believe what he says. 3 different cancers and his doctors don't know what types? Yet they know it's 3 DIFFERENT ones? Cancer isn't diagnosed by blood cell counts. It's diagnosed by biopsy. Therefore, if he's really been diagnosed with it then he was biopsied and the cancers would have to have been identified and staged. And he most definitely would've been told what he has! What's your ex-husband's angle? What does he stand to gain by having you believe this?

  9. QUESTION:
    What university field should i choose if i wanna research about cancer after i graduate?
    Like finding cures for different kinds of cancers...

    • ANSWER:
      You would do an undergrad major in a biological science then apply to a grad school program you are interested in. The approach to research of this type varies enormously so your interests and talents will come into play. For instance, botanists contribute to the effort with their intricate knowledge of plant life. Or you might even be a computational scientist, as a lot of the cancer effort focuses on modeling techniques these days -- that is, virtual labs done through computer simulation.

  10. QUESTION:
    On average, how long does cancer take to kill?
    I know there are different kinds of cancer, I also know that not all cancers are fatal but, on average how long between contracting cancer and dying from it?

    • ANSWER:
      I lost track of the number of deaths I had among my patients
      when the number reached two thousand dead.
      They had all types of malignancies. Each person was different/special.
      We think that colon cancers and breast cancers
      begin years before they are large enough to be found.
      It takes approximately one billion cancer cells to make a tumor mass
      the size of a marble which is about as early as we can find them.
      By that time the cancer cells have double 30 times.
      Another ten times and they are large enough to end a person's life.
      So about three quarters of the time cancers grow they are growing
      "under the radar" when we cannot find them.
      So your answer is five years or maybe up to ten or even twenty years
      from the first malignant cell to the death of a patient.
      Every person and every cancer is different.

  11. QUESTION:
    What university field should i choose if i wanna research about cancer after i graduate?
    Like finding cures for different kinds of cancers...

    • ANSWER:
      you can study oncology, bio genetics and chemises

  12. QUESTION:
    When will I know the cancer has gone to his brain?
    I am taking care of my father he is terminal. He has two different kinds of cancers One in the lung and theother in the liver. I have been taking care of him for six months. He was diegnosed over ayear ago.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so sorry to hear about your father's illness. It must be very difficult for you as well. I do not have any medical knowledge about the way cancer spreads. You might try asking his doctors, nurses, or the hospice workers if they know. Sorry I couldn't be of help. God Bless.

  13. QUESTION:
    What different kinds of nurses are there?
    I just want to be a nurse that has nothing to do with cleaning poo off people!
    What different kinds of nurses are there?
    Please list the name and what they mainly do!

    • ANSWER:
      US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook. See article at DoL site for complete list and more information
      http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm

      Registered Nurses:

      RNs can specialize in one or more areas of patient care. There generally are four ways to specialize. RNs can choose a particular work setting or type of treatment, such as perioperative nurses, who work in operating rooms and assist surgeons. RNs also may choose to specialize in specific health conditions, as do diabetes management nurses, who assist patients to manage diabetes. Other RNs specialize in working with one or more organs or body system types, such as dermatology nurses, who work with patients who have skin disorders. RNs also can choose to work with a well-defined population, such as geriatric nurses, who work with the elderly. Some RNs may combine specialties. For example, pediatric oncology nurses deal with children and adolescents who have cancer.

      There are many options for RNs who specialize in a work setting or type of treatment. Ambulatory care nurses provide preventive care and treat patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries in physicians’ offices or in clinics. Some ambulatory care nurses are involved in telehealth, providing care and advice through electronic communications media such as videoconferencing, the Internet, or by telephone. Critical care nurses provide care to patients with serious, complex, and acute illnesses or injuries that require very close monitoring and extensive medication protocols and therapies. Critical care nurses often work in critical or intensive care hospital units. Emergency, or trauma, nurses work in hospital or stand-alone emergency departments, providing initial assessments and care for patients with life-threatening conditions. Some emergency nurses may become qualified to serve as transport nurses, who provide medical care to patients who are transported by helicopter or airplane to the nearest medical facility. Holistic nurses provide care such as acupuncture, massage and aroma therapy, and biofeedback, which are meant to treat patients’ mental and spiritual health in addition to their physical health. Home health care nurses provide at-home nursing care for patients, often as follow-up care after discharge from a hospital or from a rehabilitation, long-term care, or skilled nursing facility. Hospice and palliative care nurses provide care, most often in home or hospice settings, focused on maintaining quality of life for terminally ill patients. Infusion nurses administer medications, fluids, and blood to patients through injections into patients’ veins. Long- term care nurses provide health care services on a recurring basis to patients with chronic physical or mental disorders, often in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities. Medical-surgical nurses provide health promotion and basic medical care to patients with various medical and surgical diagnoses. Occupational health nurses seek to prevent job-related injuries and illnesses, provide monitoring and emergency care services, and help employers implement health and safety standards. Perianesthesia nurses provide preoperative and postoperative care to patients undergoing anesthesia during surgery or other procedure. Perioperative nurses assist surgeons by selecting and handling instruments, controlling bleeding, and suturing incisions. Some of these nurses also can specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Psychiatric-mental health nurses treat patients with personality and mood disorders. Radiology nurses provide care to patients undergoing diagnostic radiation procedures such as ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging, and radiation therapy for oncology diagnoses. Rehabilitation nurses care for patients with temporary and permanent disabilities. Transplant nurses care for both transplant recipients and living donors and monitor signs of organ rejection.

      RNs specializing in a particular disease, ailment, or health care condition are employed in virtually all work settings, including physicians’ offices, outpatient treatment facilities, home health care agencies, and hospitals. Addictions nurses care for patients seeking help with alcohol, drug, tobacco, and other addictions. Intellectual and developmental disabilities nurses provide care for patients with physical, mental, or behavioral disabilities; care may include help with feeding, controlling bodily functions, sitting or standing independently, and speaking or other communication. Diabetes management nurses help diabetics to manage their disease by teaching them proper nutrition and showing them how to test blood sugar levels and administer insulin injections. Genetics nurses provide early detection screenings, counseling, and treatment of patients with genetic disorders, including cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. HIV/AIDS nurses care for patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Oncology nurses care for patients with various types of cancer and may assist in the administration of radiation and

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the common test for Cancer and their limitations.?
    Actually I need limitation of all tests for different kind of Cancers. Please help me, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are around 200 different diseases called cancer.

      There is no common test.

      That is the limitation! each has it's own test or group of tests.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get a disease from taking all kinds of different medicines,ranging from weak to very strong?
    For years, I've had a bad case of eczema that has morphed into many different kinds of bad rashes, all over my body. I've been put from all types of cortisone creams to many pills and different types of steroids. Is it possible to develop a disease like cancer from taking so many different medicines like it's possible to develop cancer from things like radiation?
    I also have a higher than normal risk of getting cancer... I have to biopsy everything that looks suspicious.

    • ANSWER:
      You could get some serious side effects from all of the medications you're taking, but certainly not disease.

  16. QUESTION:
    What different kinds of black lights are there?
    I'm looking for information about the black lights that illuminate florescante stuff. I want to know the different kinds of the lights, the most expensive, and where to buy one. NO STUPID ANSWERS! thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, Ste,

      There are a bunch of them. Understand that "Black Light" is essentially Near UV light, so any light that puts out light NEAR the UV spectrum could "kinda/sorta" be called a "Black Light." (It's Kinda / Sorta the way that "Brick Red" is "Kinda / Sorta" like "Red." or how "Aqua" could "Kinda / Sorta" be called "Blue." We're dealing in uncertain terms, here!)

      The reason I bring this up is that "Black Light" isn't a TYPE of lightbulb. (As you already know.) It's a "color" (and, I use the term loosely.) In the same way that a flourescent blub can have a red lens put in front of it so that it casts a red glow, a "Black Light" blub can be just a regular old light bulb with a deep violet lens.

      But that's not what you're looking for.

      You're looking for an Ultra-Violet light. TRUE UV. Not the fake stuff.

      So, let's start with the fake stuff, so you know what to avoid.

      First, avoid any UV light that looks like a common light bulb. (Namely, if it's screw-in, and incandescent.) Reason: The "light" made from this bulb actually comes from the glowing of a fillament, which glows at a frequency that emits EVERY color (essentially "White.") What they do is introduce a dye in the glass part of the bulb to reduce the majority of every color OTHER than Violet / Ultraviolet. The end result is that you wind up with a VERY hot bulb which generally doesn't produce much UV light because it's all been converted to heat. All told, you're getting less than .1% (1/1000th) of the light based on how much electricity you're putting in.

      So, that leaves:

      - Mercury Vapor (aka: Flourescent) bulbs
      - LEDs

      LEDs are probably the most expensive, AND they don't give the best results. (Remember: Even super-bright white LEDs only put out a few watts AT BEST, and cost upwards of for the privilege!)

      Mercury Vapor (aka: "Flourescent") bulbs will give you the most blacklight output for the least cash.

      Of course, the PURPOSE of the bulb has to be considered in where to buy one. Looking for big ones (like, to light up a dance club?) Home Depot carries those. Looking for LEDs? Check out http://www.blacklight.com/items/GGL60SUV

      For more information, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_light .

      HEY! ONE MORE THING! BE CAREFUL!!! Excessive Black Light exposure is like being out in the summer sun getting a tan. Tanning can be dangerous because of the UV rays that strike your skin, and can cause skin cancer. Same thing holds true for Black Lights. Be safe!

      Hope that helps!

      - Z

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know someone who has had Stage 2 of Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
    My father-in-law was diagnosed with this type of cancer and I would like to know more about. So if you or anyone else know more about this kind of cancer Please reply! Life expectancy, risks, surgeries, complications, etc. My father-in-law refuses to have surgery because he saw his son undergo surgery for a different kind of Cancer and he passed away anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, squamous cell carcinoma isn't just a blanket cancer. It strikes many different organs including skin, lips, mouth esophagus, bladder, prostate, lungs etc. So. where is this cancer? The site makes a difference but the most important thing is, how early was it caught. You're asking question that his doctor knows because we don't know him. Ask your spouse, it's their father. Life expectancy is great when caught early. but like I said, since we don't know him, no one can possibly tell you what treatments he will have, how long he's has, if surgery is needed or not. Again, blanket answers won't do it. So ask your mother-in-law, your spouse, other in-laws because without his permission, the doctor won't tell you anything, Which is why you're asking here I suppose. Well, I wish him luck and good health.

      I just realized you wrote that he refuses surgery because of what his son went through. I wish someone could get it in his head that his son was an isolated case and doesn't mean the same will happen to him. Why do people do that. They jeopardize their own health because of someone they loved who didn't fair well. If you can, tell him...not everyone can handle diseases the same way. We don't know why his son died, but why risk his life on purpose and leave a family that loves him? He has other children right? I just don't get it. My family has been haunted with cancer for generations. To my knowledge, no one refused treatments if someone else died of the same cancer or similar instances. Gosh, we'd all be dead if that's the case. Try and get through to him. Surgery that can save his life and he's refusing...don't get. I wish him the best, I truly do.

  18. QUESTION:
    what is a universal symbol for cancer awareness?
    ive knew so many people to die of cancer ...all different kinds and i want to get a cancer awareness tattoo but i cant find somthing to represent alll kinds of cancer ...can you help me ?

    • ANSWER:
      it is the logo next on the top left corner of this page
      http://www.cancer.org/

  19. QUESTION:
    What kind of engineer makes big batteries?
    My mom tells me stories about her uncle who died of cancer when I was little. She said he was an engineer who made/designed big industrial batteries and owned a company. But she didn't know what kind of engineer he was. Are there different kinds of engineers? What are the kinds that make big batteries.

    • ANSWER:
      He could have been almost any kind of engineer. Chances are that there was a team of engineers working on the project. To design an advanced battery, you need electrical, mechanical, thermal, test, manufacturing, safety and many other kinds of engineering disciplines. In addition, you need somebody to deal with suppliers, customers, government regulators, etc. There is no way to do all that alone.

      Many engineers work in specialized fields that do not perfectly fit into fixed types. Even many graduate studies may be in multi-discipline areas of engineering. And, often enough engineers end up in management positions where they do not do any engineering.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why is there cancer for different parts of the body?
    Skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?
    Also, people get Lung Cancer from smoking, and people can also get Skin Cancer from too much sunlight. How could you get the same disease from two totally different kinds of sources?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer isn't foreign in your body .. cancer is your own DNA . .your own cells that have mutated. Cancer cells were once NORMAL cells. Cancer can occur in any living cell in your body . . any cell . . breast cells, liver cells, brain cells, eye cells, skin cells, tissue cells, muscle cells, bone cells, spinal cells, vaginal cells, penile cells, blood cells, urinary cells, uterine cells . . any cell in the human body can mutate and become malignant. So . . even though you may never have heard of this . . there are at least 200 different types of cancer and at least 200 more subtypes of cancer. Skin, breast, and lung cancers are just more 'common' so you have heard of them before . . but cancer can occur anywhere inside or outside the body . . any age . . both sexes . . and any cell in or on your body.

      Although most cancers are named for the location in the body in which the cells originate . .Cancer isn't always named this way . . there are other cancers in which the name of the cancer comes from the type, shape, or even color of the cell . . here are just a few types of cancer that you may never have heard of because they are less common than breast or lung . . but they are just as deadly:

      Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Astrocytoma, Carcinoid tumor, Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, Ewings family of tumors, Gastointestinal stromal tumor, desmoplastic small round blue cell tumor, Medulloblastoma, Mesothelioma, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Wilm's tumor, Fibrosarcoma, Ependymoma, Oligodendroglioma, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma, Chondrosarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma,Epithelioid Sarcoma, Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors, Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor to name a few.

  21. QUESTION:
    What colors represent the different kinds of cancer?
    For example: pink represents breast cancer.
    thanks for all your help! a great teacher at our school has just been diagnosied with cancer and she has three girls that are still in middle school and younger!

    • ANSWER:
      Pink: Breast Cancer
      Light Blue: Prostate Cancer
      Teal: Ovarian/Uterine Cancer
      Gold: Childhood Cancers
      Grey: Brain Cancer
      Green: Kidney Cancer
      Dark Blue: Colon Cancer
      Yellow: Liver Cancer
      Purple: Pancreatic Cancer
      Black: Melanoma (Skin cancer)
      Orange: Leukemia
      Periwinkle: Stomach Cancer
      Lime Green: Lymphoma
      White: Lung Cancer
      Lavender: General cancer awareness

  22. QUESTION:
    What make pancreatic cancer so different from other cancers?
    From everything that I have read about pancreatic cancer it is uncurable. Breast cancer, leukemia, and other kinds of cancer can be cured/brought into remission and I was wondering what is so different about pancreatic cancer that does not allow this type of cancer to be cured/go into remission?

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatic cancer can be treated for cure under very specific conditions. It spreads by local invasion and via lymphatic channels. If it is caught early prior to invasion in the local vasculature, it can be treated for cure via several procedures - Whipple (pancreaticoduodenectomy), Total Pancreatectomy, or Distal Pancreatectomy. A major issue is catching it early. The symptoms of this disease early on are usually no symptoms, vague abdominal pain, mild discomfort. It is hard to detect. There is also no good screening that is cost effective. The reason for this is the cancer is not that common, and the tests available are not that cheap. This makes for a very inefficient screening method. The ones out there currently that can detect pancreatic cancer include CT scan of the abdomen and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Both of these tests have their own drawbacks. CT scan of the abdomen involves radiation that may set you up for a cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound requires sedation, a specialist (gastroenterologist), and has risks of perforation. Also the tests need to have a high degree of sensitivity (meaning that there is a high number of people who have the disease also test positive). Endoscopic ultrasound is being used more for symptomatic pancreatic cancer, but I do not know of studies used for screening the general population.

      Another issue is it's proximity to other organs. It is near the duodenum, stomach, inferior vena cava, aorta. It is also a part of the biliary system and liver. It can spread to many important organs easily.

      There is some increased hope on the horizon as new chemotherapy drugs are being developed. Dr. Vickers at the University of Minnesota is doing clinical trials on a new medication that will hopefully help with treating the disease.

  23. QUESTION:
    Cookie exchange party at my house to raise money for cancer. How can this be a success?
    Okay so, I work with the American Cancer Society and we're having a small get together type of thing at my house to raise money.

    It's a cookie exchange and we're making people pay 5 bucks at the door and having them bring cookies. Then we're all gonna try all the different kinds of cookies and watch a Christmas movie, listen to Christmas music, and just kind of chill .

    I want this to be low cost and fun.
    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on the number of people you are having, you might consider a blind vote on the best cookie, and offer a door prize worth or so to the winner. Put the votes in a hat and count them. Another possibility is to solicit door prizes at local stores, like gift certificates or physical prizes from their inventory. Remember anything they donate can be written off on taxes, and this is almost the end of the year. Sounds like fun.

  24. QUESTION:
    what are the different types of surgeons and what do they do?
    hi im doing a project for school and i want to be a surgeon when i get older. but i dont know all the different kinds. so if you know any will you let me know and tell me what they do?? ok thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Cardiothoracic surgeon

      Cardiothoracic surgeons treat diseases of the chest wall, gullet, lungs, pleura and heart. Cardiac surgeons limit their practice to the heart and its major blood vessels. Thoracic surgeons specialise in chest surgery but do not perform heart surgery.
      Colorectal surgeon

      Colorectal surgeons specialise in the surgical treatment of disorders of the lower intestine (the colon, anus and rectum). Examples include treatment for cancer, ulcerative colitis, twists of the colon causing obstruction, or investigate bleeding or other symptoms. Colorectal surgeons also treat hernias, piles, fissures and fistulas and rectal prolapse.
      Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon

      (also known as an otorhinolaryngologist from the Greek words for ear, nose and larynx)

      ENT surgeons operate on disease of this part of the body (eg the tonsils and adenoids, the nose and nasal sinuses, tumours of the throat, and sometimes the salivary glands and the thyroid gland).
      Endocrine surgeon

      Endocrine surgeons specialise in the surgery of diseases of the hormone-producing glands (eg the thyroid, and the adrenal glands or the pancreas).
      Neonatal surgeon

      More specialised than paediatric surgeons, neonatal surgeons operate on very young babies up to the age of one or two months old, including premature babies. They treat conditions such as congenital obstructions of the gullet, bowel or anus, urinary obstruction or reflux, or abnormalities of the spinal cord such as spina bifida.
      Neurosurgeon

      Neurosurgeons operation on the skull, brain and spinal cord (including operations for ‘slipped disc’). Neurosurgeons also undertake operations for bleeding inside the skull caused by conditions such as head injuries, aneurysms, brain abscesses, tumours and swellings of the pituitary gland.
      Obstetrician and gynaecologist

      A surgeon who specialises in the care of the pregnant woman and her foetus (obstetrics) and women’s conditions, especially those affecting the reproductive organs (gynaecology). Obstetric surgeons’ work includes normal and abnormal childbirth, Caesarean sections and termination of pregnancy. Gynaecological surgeons operate on the uterus, cervix, ovaries and associated organs and structures, and are involved in the treatment of fertility.
      Ophthalmologist

      Opthalmologists undertake surgery of the eyes, eyelids and bony surrounds of the eye (the orbits). Examples of an ophthalmologists work include cataract operations, lens implants, corneal grafts, treating ocular injuries, squints, diabetic retinopathy and rodent (malignant) ulcers near the eyelids.
      Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon

      Sometimes called a faciomaxillary or an oromaxillofacial surgeon. This specialist holds qualifications in surgery as well as in dentistry. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons perform operations on the head and neck not included in ENT, ophthalmology or neurosurgery (there may be some overlap). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate on tumours and cysts of the face, jaw, tongue and salivary glands, or after accidents or sports injuries to this part of the body. They also treat congenital or developmental disorders of the skull, facial bones and jaws, including cleft palate.
      Orthopaedic surgeon

      Orthopaedic surgeons specialise in bone and major joint disease. Their work includes treating fractures, performing hip and knee replacements, examining the inside of the joints (arthroscopy), operations for back problems and correcting abnormal foot or leg development in children (e.g. club foot). Some orthopaedic surgeons specialise further to become experts in hand, knee, shoulder or spinal operations.
      Paediatric surgeon

      Paediatric surgeons treat surgical conditions in children up to the age of 14-16 years, such as hernias, undescended testes, congenital abnormalities of the gut, kidney or urinary system, and childhood tumours.
      Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

      These surgeons deal with surgery of the skin and soft tissues all over the body. The skills of plastic and reconstructive surgeons are required for serious burns and skin grafting; reconstruction after accidents or cancer; removal of warts, moles or tattoos; removal of excess fat from the very overweight (including liposuction); cosmetic surgery of the nose, eyelids, face, lips, ears, breasts; repair of tendons and damaged joints in the hands; and skin and soft tissue repairs in large wounds. Surgery carried out simply to improve appearance is called cosmetic surgery.
      Upper gastro-intestinal surgeon

      Upper gastro-intestinal surgeons specialise in operations on the stomach (and sometimes the gullet), hiatus hernia, biliary system, pancreas, upper intestines, and the appendix.
      Urological surgeons

      Urological surgeons treat problems in the urinary system (eg kidney and bladder stones and tumours, enlargement of the prostate, disorders of the penis, testis or scrotum).
      Vascular surgeon

      Vascular surgeons operate on the blood vessels (ie arteries and veins) for conditions such as blockages or dilations (aneurysms) in the major arteries in the abdomen or legs. They also operate for conditions such as varicose veins or complications of venous thrombosis, and carry out bypass grafts in the abdomen or lower limb. Vascular surgeons may also undertake major and minor amputations of the lower limbs, and microsurgery on small blood vessels (eg in reconnecting a severed finger).

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      You might want to change up the words and stuff a bit. If it's for a project, you could lose marks if you take it like this because this came straight from the source. It could be copyright infringement too =)

      Good luck

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there other ways to get sufficient protein without eating lots of meat?
    Do I have to eat many different kinds of food in one day to get the same protein I would get from eating a piece of steak or chicken? Just curious. I'm on the fence about whether to become vegetarian.

    • ANSWER:
      "Are there other ways to get sufficient protein without eating lots of meat?"
      Yes.

      "Do I have to eat many different kinds of food in one day to get the same protein I would get from eating a piece of steak or chicken?"
      No, but you can.

      Only you can decide why you will or will not become a vegetarian - no one can give you reasons why - you have to decide your own reasons for yourself.

      Foods that have protein, besides meat, are beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, tofu, spinach, potatoes, peanut butter, peas, almonds, flax seed, black beans, lima beans, kidney beans, navy beans, cheeses, milk, eggs, yogurt, whole grains, popcorn, quinoa, buckwheat, oatmeal, etc.

      Protein is made up of 20 amino acids, and 8 of these need to be supplied by diet.
      A food with all 8 amino acids is called a "complete" protein.
      This includes eggs and dairy and soybeans.
      Stuff like nuts, pasta, potatoes, legumes, cereals, and rice does not usually have all 8 amino acids - so it is "incomplete".
      We should aim to get 10-15 % of calories from protein.
      In fact many people actually eat too much protein and there is really no such thing as a protein deficiency as long as you are eating enough foods and don't live in a third world country.
      It is also a common misconception that vegetarians have to meticulously combine protein foods to get the balance of amino acids.
      So intentionally combining proteins is unnecessary.

      Quinoa [pronounced "keen-wa"] is a complete protein - has all 8 essential amino acids - and calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, magnesium, and B vitamins. It is gluten free.
      Buckwheat is also another complete protein - like quinoa - but it also has rutin which aids circulation and helps treat high blood pressure. It also has iron and B complex vitamins. Also gluten free.

      "The soybean is the most nutritious of all beans.
      Rich in high-quality protein, it is one of the few vegetarian foods that contains all eight essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized in the body and are vital for the renewal of cells and tissues."
      "Soy is one of today's healthiest foods. Rich in minerals, particularly iron and calcium, it is also low in saturated fats and it is cholesterol free. It has the ability to help reduce osteoporosis, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol, and there is evidence to suggest that it can help reduce the risk of cancer."
      "Although soybeans and products are nutritionally beneficial, they are also common allergies and can provoke reactions such as headaches and digestive problems. Avoid eating excessive amounts of soy, and always cook sprouted soybeans before use."

  26. QUESTION:
    Why do we mainly only hear about breast cancer?
    I ask this only out of curiosity, not complaining or anything. But always thought it was kinda strange that breast cancer gets its own awareness month and marathons while theres many more different kind of cancers out there that do not get as much publicity. I was just wandering if there was some kind of reason for this

    • ANSWER:
      Tarkarri is right, it effects 1/8 women. There is a pretty good chance that you will or someone you know will have to deal with this sometime in your lifetime. It also happens to such young women, many of them mothers of young children. The point in the awareness is to help with early detection and give more people a chance to live a cancer free life. Your chances of surviving early stage Breast Cancer are high if it is detected early enough before it has had the chance to spread. I am currently 38 yrs old, wife, mother of 4, no family history and diagnosed end of August with Stage IIA Breast Cancer (It had spread to my lymph nodes already). I have been through surgery, port placement, 2 rounds of chemo (6 more to go), will need radiation and possibly more radical surgery. Trust me, there is absolutely nothing "sexy" about anything I am going through. My diagnosis has not only changed my life, but that of my family and extended family. I am currently in the fight of my life and determined to join the long list of Breast Cancer Survivors! Hopefully my story will help someone else someday and bring awareness to self-breast exams (that's how I found mine) and the importance of being screened. Being diagnosed with cancer changes your life and being given a second chance really makes you want to go out and make a difference. I know my family feels just as passionate as I do too! I know the money raised from many of the walks/marathons not only goes towards research, but also goes to help people who don't have insurance. They provide free screenings and financial assistance to those in need. Breast Cancer is complex and actually is broken down into many different types, I didn't even know this until I was diagnosed. They have just recently found some of this out and it has helped them know how to treat and block the hormones etc that fuel some types of Breast Cancer. Hopefully with enough research they will find a cure for this type of cancer and others as well.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I remove yellow brassiness from my hair to achieve white hair?
    It is a very pale yellow and I have used many different kinds of purple and violet toners to remove the yellow, but they just don't work. My hair is still pale yellow! I want white hair, even if it was slightly purple I'd be happier...
    Also my hair wasn't dyed blonde, I bleached it to reach the color it is currently.

    • ANSWER:
      Call the 1-800# found on the box of dye or email them, (to find #, go online & search the brand if you don't have the box) they're the hair color experts they can advice you best.
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118527.htm
      Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair.

      You can do one of two things, to remove most of that dye. Links have been moved, might have to type them out.

      1. By using Tide detergent with shampoo
      http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Dye-from-Hair

      or

      2. By shampooing you hair mix with a bit of Dawn.
      http://www.ehow.com/how_2139523_use-dawn-dishwashing-liquid-lightening.html

      Here's an example what hair stripping will do to your hair.
      It is worst than hair dyes. "I accidentally dyed my hair this awful black, stripped it, and now it is this crunchy crispy mess!"

      Hair strippers are chemical treatments which are intended to strip out artificial color pigment with less risk or damage to the hair. The chemicals used are called reducing agents.
      Certain 'metal' strippers containing sodium sulphoites are sold for reducing hair dyed with metallic dyes, as these dyes react violently with tint stripper containing hydrogen peroxide-the subsequent reaction may cause so much heat that the hair gets dissolved.
      Google hair dyes & cancer also. There are those who tan & smoke all their lives & do not get cancer, but there are those 2nd hand & 3rd hand smoke who do and are currently on oxygen because they can't breath or have cancer. Same with hair dyes.

      Here's a new article I found re: henna, which is supposed to be better for you than reg. box dye. It's a good read!
      http://www.hennaforhair.com/ppd/pjackson.html

      Example of one who's hair is falling and stopped growing:
      "my hair had been bleached many times and can't grow past a certain length
      its also falling out . i stopped bleaching it.
      i just need to add lenght! but if i can stop it from falling out..that be great too"

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  28. QUESTION:
    How Can I Overcome Hypochondria?
    I was recently dianosed with anxiety. I've been taking my Celexa daily. In the last 2 weeks, I have freaked over several different kinds of cancer and bacteria. Today, I had a headache for about a minute and before lunch one of my ears made a ringing sound for a couple seconds. Of course, I googled these symptoms and they were signs of brain tumors. I immediately freaked out. I am 25 years old. PLEASE tell me if these are symptoms of a brain tumor and what the other symptoms are. I am so scared. I have no family history of cancers, except my grandmother had kidney cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Medicine, Therapy, and Exposure. Make sure that you are taking the proper medicine and the proper dose. Do you have a therapist? If you do, ask them about Exposure Therapy. They will probably send you to the doctor to have a CAT scan to help rule out the possibility that it could be a brain tumor or cancer. Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer did Hatsune Otonashi have?
    This female character is from the anime, Angel Beats. Those of you who know this, what kind of cancer did you think Yuzuru Otonashi's little sister have? Because there are many different kinds of cancer.
    According to the anime, it was stated that she came down with a cancer in epsiode 7. However, they werent specific with what type of cancer it was, as she was last seen on her brother's back- slowly passing away. From the first time watching the anime, I had especially paid very close attention to every insignificant little detail for no odd reason and had remembered it ever since 0.0

    http://angelbeats.wikia.com/wiki/Hatsune_Otonashi

    http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/angel-beats-episode-7-online#English

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    What happens if you take an excessive amount of pills everyday?
    I have a friend that is depressed and just found out the other day that she takes random pills, about 10 of different kinds and just swallows them. Shes been doing this for two weeks straight supposedly, and Im gonna talk to her mother tomorrow. Eventually will she hurt her organs so bad that it can cause death? She hasnt had her stomach pumped, so are toxins still damaging her?

    =[

    • ANSWER:
      Random pills... I'm assuming that you mean things that are not prescribed for her. Very dangerous, and not just over time. I take three small pills every day to suppress cancer. The dosage is very high, and someone with a normal metabolism doing the same thing would probably be dead within minutes. Even if she's taking things prescribed for her but at random, that's like playing Russian roulette. Please see that she gets help immediately.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can you go to a uroligist to be checked for different kinds of cancer?
    Can you go to get a check up, where they would search all parts of your body to see if you have any types of cancer??

    • ANSWER:
      Oncologists are the type Dr that checks for all types of cancer. Urologist just check for cancers related to urinary tract. If you suspect that you might have cancer then go to your internist or general practitioner and ask them if you need to be seen by an oncologist. Most times the internist can do the basic tests that will let you know whether or not you need to see an oncologist and for about one fifth the cost. Most oncologists or urologists will not see you anyways without a referral from another Dr.

  32. QUESTION:
    Are there different kinds of cancer, or are they named only due to the site they invade?
    I know about small cell/large cell, but my mom said my grandmother had two types of uterine cancer, one was a very rare form and the other , a super fast growing one.. Is she just mistaken?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer is not just named for their location but also for the type of tumor cell they have. In general there are four major types of cancer cells:

      Leukemia - cancer of the blood
      Carcinoma - most common, organs in body
      Sarcoma - rare, bone and soft tissue (fat, muscle, etc)
      Lymphoma - common, cancer of the lympth nodes

      Brain tumors are in a somewhat different category and can be benign, malignant, and still be serious.

      In general there are over hundreds of different types of idenfified cancers. Bascially, any cell in the human body has the potential to become cancerous. Some cancers are exceedingly rare, some cancers are predominately childhood relatd, other cancers affect only the elderly, some are genetic, some are caused by the environment (asbestos), and some cancers have no known cause at all.

      Cancer is also staged and the tumors graded according to how much cancer is present and how abnormal the cells look under a microscope. A stage 1 localized tumor is easier to treat than a stage 4 cancer that has multipled and spred throughout the body.

      It is very possible that you grandmother had two types of uterine cancer, especially if she relapsed. Relapsed cancer has a way of mutating and becoming almost a different cancer which is why chemotherapy can suddenly stop working for a patient.

  33. QUESTION:
    Which sign is most likely to be attracted to people with unconventional beauty?
    Which sign is most likely to be attracted to people who aren't what society would label as "beautiful"? People with a different kind of beauty.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer for sure. As a female cancer, I tend to fall in love with a man's mind, soul and character! Beauty fades but ones mind, souls and character will never fade!

  34. QUESTION:
    how do I know what nutrition to take that wont console each other out?
    I take different kinds of vitamins, but I wont to know which ones may console each other out?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, John.

      That is a lot to know and try to understand.

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      The 3 basics to take that will cover all your basic nutritional needs are Classic, Innergize and Fibrestore.

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  35. QUESTION:
    Is the flavored water the same or just as good for you as regular water?
    I'm talking about three different kinds of flavored water:

    1) like if I just put one of the kool-aid or any flavor packet into regular bottle water then is it still as good for you as drinking the plain water?

    2) I have not drunk these in a long time, but those waters that fizz up like soda and they are still clear, and have like 0 calories, fats, and basically everything else. Is that still basically water.

    3) and like the flavored Dansai waters.

    • ANSWER:
      Be careful about drinking those flavored waters, some of them contain aspartame which has been linked in studies to cancer, brain tumors and panic attacks. I drank diet soda for a year with aspartame in it and I am still trying to recover from the panic attacks. Just read your label carefully and make sure theres not a Phenylalanine warning. This site talks about the dangers of it.

      www.sweetpoison.com/phenylalanine.html

  36. QUESTION:
    How many people are actually taking anti-depressants out there?
    I have a close friend who works with a pharmacuital company that markets different kinds of medical products. He recently explained to me that although nobody admits depression, A LOT of people are on prescription drugs to deal with depression. I am in favour of medication for depression, I believe that it's an essential move to a better life. But why do so many people condemn this and frown down on it? Don't get me wrong, I support those who have the courage to take anti-depressants, I think it’s a sign of maturity.
    我是就讀北市公立高中的學生,
    而我希望將來可唸法律系.
    請問:
    1. 國內各法律系的申請級分數為多少?and指考?
    2. 哪些學校較有特色(教授,校風...)?將來工作機會要多?
    3. 考這方面科系....數學真的很重要嗎?

    and anything else-information wise- is all good!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Your friend is right. There are many people out there on anti-depressants and just as many more who SHOULD be but won't. I have been on them on and off since I was about 23 and I am 32 now. I am getting ready to go back on shortly and I will be taking Celexa. It isn't a sign of weakness it is a sign of strength to admit you have a problem with depression and seek the help you need. Depression is a disease, like diabetes or cancer, and you have to seek medical treatment to get better . End of story.

  37. QUESTION:
    what are the chances of me getting cancer like my relatives?
    If cancer (any type) has been common in grandparents, great grandparents etc what are the chances that i will get some kind of cancer when i am older? Even when i live a healthy life and have not/do not smoke or drink?

    • ANSWER:
      There are hundreds of different types of cancers that have no genetic link.

      Only 5% of cancers have a genetic link.

      The biggest risk factor is AGE, so the way to avoid this one is to die young ......... not good!

      The next biggest risk factor is ENVIRONMENT. This includes smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, weight, exercise, UV exposure, chemical exposure etc. To avoid this one, don't smoke, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, use sunscrean, and try to avoid exposure to known nasties!

      Genetic risk factors are low on the list, and there is nothing that we can do to avoid them.

      Take care of your health, avoid the enviromentatl risks and have regular checkups, remember that if you do develope cancer, one of the keys to survival is early diagnosis and treatment. Don't be paranoid, as stress is also a risk factor, but take responsibility for your health, and hopefully age will always be your biggest risk factor!

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a good book for dealing with cancer?
    My mom has been diagnosed with a very rare kind of cancer and I am looking for a good, inspirational, etc, book to help deal with it. More interested in fiction but not opposed to non-fiction. Just looking for some help....Thanks!
    The book is more to help me cope rather than her. I am staying positive for her but it's more for the issues I am going through in being a supporter. It's definitely hard and I'm sure anyone would agree, so I'm just looking for some inspiration! Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Recommendations can see the soul chicken soup, the Buddha's wisdom, like this book, because it was for the height and angle of looking at things different, give people the feeling of rainbow clouds are not anti-try.
      In addition there are some sites of cancer is introduced, it is recommended you want to help to you

  39. QUESTION:
    Does any kind of cancer pass on through the family and for many generations?
    I was wondering because my mum's father died of cancer and about 18 years later, my mum's sister also died of cancer so i want to know if there is any connection between their genes passing on. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      When going to the doctor for a check up they ask if anyone in your immediate family has had cancer. (that would be your parents and/or siblings) It all depends on what kind of cancer these 2 people had. Breast cancer seems to run in families, or maybe it is just that families are more prone to it. There is a lot of research being done in the causes of different kinds of cancer but, so far as I know...there is nothing definitive.

  40. QUESTION:
    How many people do you know have CANCER or have had Cancer?
    Any kind of cancer.... God knows there are plenty of different kinds.... Just close your eyes and count.... then tell me the magic number..... I will tell you mine.....
    I know 42 people that have had cancer....some are fighting it....some are dead.... some have beat it.... some have beat it only to have to fight again.... so please whats your number?
    For the record.... My mom is a three time cancer survior, and my mother inlaw was just told she has a brain tumor that is untreatable and that she has less than a year to live. Both grandmas and one granfather died from lung cancer. I work in a dental office and my pacients seem to be dropping like flys.

    • ANSWER:
      It would have to be around 40 people.
      It really hit home when one of them was me.
      Thank God, I'm still here to tell about it.
      Best wishes

  41. QUESTION:
    How many types of lice did they find in bob marley's hair when he died?
    I just heard they found like ten different kinds, and see the possibility. is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      none at all because he died of cancer and had lost his hair after chemo therapy.

  42. QUESTION:
    How would you know if you had cancer?
    I have always heard that early detection is important for successful treatment. But, I have also heard that by the time symptoms are noticable and severe enough to send you to the doctor, many cancers are already advanced.

    What can be done about this? How can cancer be detected before it is advanced? Is there some kind of cancer screening that people do as a part of their regular physicals? Is there one test that can detect many types of cancers, or does each type have a specific test? Do you recommend getting such tests?

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      With over 200 different types of cancer and just as many subtypes of cancer it is extremely difficult to detect all of them. There is no overall blood test or overall screening that will detect all types of cancer possibilities.

      You can check yourself for breast lumps . . but that won't help you detect a brain tumor. You can test your blood for prostate cancer but that test won't tell you if you have bone cancer. Simply put . . there is no overall screening which will detect all forms of cancer. But there are some things that you can do.

      Certain types of cancer are more common in certain age groups. Find your age group and check the types of cancer you are more likely to get.

      Some quick examples - Children are likely to have cancers that stem from immature or the primitive cells associated with development. Young children and teens can have a cancer called Neuroblastoma . . . a cancer of the central nervous system.

      Teens and young adults - tend to develop hormonal related cancers often associated with growing - ie, teens often get bone cancers, such as osteosarcoma or ewings sarcoma - teens and young adults are more likely to have soft tissue sarcoma (cancer in the joints, tendons, muscles) than older people.

      Young adults - Germ cell tumors associated with testes or ovaries.

      Older adults - more susceptible to lung, colon, and breast carcinoma. Adults tend to get carcinoma associated with their organs (kidney, liver, lung, etc).

      Find out which cancers affect your age group the most and than learn the general signs of that cancer. In young people the types of cancer they have involve unusual lumps or bumps that often appear on the extremities. Young people should be taught to search their entire bodies for lumps . . not just check the breast for females or testicles for males . . but lumps anywhere located on the body. I have known young people to ignore lumps that have grown on their shoulders . . they just think it is odd but they are not alarmed . . and they should be. A lump or bump that begins to grow should be examined immediately. It may be the only symptom that you will ever have until the cancer is very advanced.

      So . . for young adults the number one way to detect cancer is by completely examing the body on a regular basis searching for unusual lumps or bumps that cannot be explained. A regular doctors check up is also essential. Many young people avoid going to the doctor because they feel so healthy and consider a physical a 'waste of money'. However, a regular doctor can establish what you are like when you are well . . and be able to compare your past health with the present to determine if there is anything unusual going on.

      And, that's about it for early detection . . . check for anything unusual on a fairly regular basis and have well physicals. At the moment, little else can be done.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is breast cancer different than cancer? Why dont men have as much awareness for prostate cancer?
    I always thought cancer was all the same and should all have the same urgency to be treated. What makes breast cancer more important than all other forms?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different kinds of cancer and they all need different types of treatment. Men usually don't develop prostate cancer until they are over the age of 45 but there are exceptions. Breast cancer strikes women as almost any age and is thought to be hormone related. There's presently a big controversy over when women should get a mammogram to detect breast cancer but IMO the sooner the better since it can be very deadly. Prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer inmost cases but still there's the exceptions.

  44. QUESTION:
    how does someone know if they have breast cancer?
    how do you find out if someone has breast cancer? what about skin cancer? how many different kinds of cancers are there?

    • ANSWER:
      Some people find a breast lump or notice a change in their breasts, and go to a doctor; if the doctor is concerned, they are referred to a specialist clinic for tests.

      Others may have no symptoms, but lumps or other irregularities are discovered by a routine mammogram.

      Either way, they only know they have breast cancer after tests, including a biopsy or biopsies, have confirmed it.

  45. QUESTION:
    FTM: What surgery would I need if I want the cervix removed?
    Suppose if the vagina was still there WITHOUT the cervix that's better than it being there...
    I read there are different kinds of hysterectomies,
    normal one, total and complete, which do you recommend ?
    Like, what must be removed in order for me to be infertile and not need pap smears?
    Do transmen need pap smears at all before getting any surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      That would be a radical hysterectomy. You'd be infertile and still have your vagina.

      You'd still need pap smears because cancer cells don't care what gender you are, they just care about comfy places to live, and vaginas are their favourite place. Do yourself a favour and have your junk checked, ok?

      I think you'd really benefit from talking to other guys who have done what you're considering. Check out True Selves: http://www.trueselves.com/forum.php

  46. QUESTION:
    Are there birth control pills without progesterine in them?
    I have tried four different kinds of pills. I have vomited with three of them. I am so tired of being sick but I want to make sure I am safe. My doctor told me that progesterone in the pills is what is making me sick. Are there any pills without progesterine or progesterone or whatever?

    Also, I do not want to take a pill that can stop my bleeding completely (alothough ones that would "lighten the load' would be okay), or something that can cause me to not be pregnant for up to five years.

    Does anyone know of anything?

    • ANSWER:
      I think they all have progesterone in them. It is what make you bleed. I've heard that it is not safe to take estrogen without progesterone, because it will cause uterine cancer. That is why women who are going through menopause only take the estrogen-only hormones if they no longer have a uterus. I'm not totally positive about this information, but you can ask any pharmacist, they will know what is in birth control pills and should be able to recommend some others that won't cause vomiting.

  47. QUESTION:
    If you've always had a buzz cut, how do you know what kind of curly hair you will have if you grow it out?
    I am half white and half black so I know my hair will be somewhat curly, but there's different kinds of curls out there. How do you know kind of curls you will have if you grow out your short hair? Is there anyway to determine this so I can figure out if I want to grow my hair out or not?

    I'm a male just in case you haven't figured that out.

    • ANSWER:
      ROFLMFAO! I am an African American and I used to have a buzz cut. In case you didn't realize it by the way, it's widely accepted that we black males are the only race of men that can get away with buzz cuts and baldness. Other races of men can't get away with them for the most part. We black men have always had a reputation for being the only race/gender that can still be seen as sexy with these types of haircuts because we have the right shade of skin for them. I kid you not. Just look up these fact anywhere online: whites are always said to look like cancer patients when they go bald or have buzz cuts while black males are said to look natural and sexy because of the appropriate darker skin shades and complexions. If you're too lazy to look it up on your own, well here's one source with one simple search: http://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=59585 -- Fact is bald heads and buzz cuts work to our advantage in the black male community while other races of men can't pull them off. This is yet another reason for blacks aging better than whites on top of the skin-related reasons. You see, as people age, we lose our hair. This hair loss from aging will work out for black males while it will be a fiasco for non-black males, particularly white males.

  48. QUESTION:
    How hazardous is oil painting, really?
    I'm taking an oil painting class and when under high stress, my OCD goes haywire. This caused me to become extremely paranoid about painting, more than I was already.

    Now that a lot of my stress is going away I feel better, but after learning all the hazards in the different kinds of pigments in paints and everything else, I wonder how bad it really is for you? They say as long as you don't really eat paint or get it on your skin for too long you're okay, but the MSDS sheets always advice to "get medical attention" without really much else information.

    So now onto a question that may seem REALLY stupid but I'm genuinely curious, if while cleaning my brushes I splashed the tiniest bit of dirty turpenoid from my jar on my lips, how likely is it that I'll keel over and die? Get cancer? Have my insides melted into goo? Honestly!
    I wanted to edit this a little more.. I know that large quantities can seriously injure or kill you, I'm mainly asking when should you seriously be worried?

    I'm sure out of all the painters in the world, all the students who don't know any better, all the people who eat and drink and smoke while painting that not all of them get sick and/or die. A little splash of even toxic paint or turpenoid can't possibly be that bad for you, or I'm sure we'd all be going in there with full body protection, including goggles and face masks... so what amount would be harmful if swallowed? A dollop? Half a tube?

    • ANSWER:
      'Well I think you are fine, but I wouldn't want to get any of that turpentine in your eyes.
      Most things like oil paints need years for people to react negatively. It is usually The fumes from the paint in closed rooms and from the chemicals that you clean brushes with that is not good. So you want to make sure you are in a well ventilated room and don't eat the paint.
      It is not a paint to give to young children, but I think that if you take proper care to avoid splashing your eyes, and washing your hands you will be fine.
      There is a non smell natural brush cleaner that is a bit more expensive for oil paints you can buy if you are worried. Also a cream to put on your hands that acts like a shield to make paint removal easier.


how many different kinds of cancer are there

Cancer Genetics

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Good Understandable Cancer genetics journal articles or review?
    I need to summarize and analyze a few journals on the topic of cancer genetics. Anyone have LINKS to good ones they liked and found understandable??

    I already know about the databases for online journals. I'm looking for specific journals please.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - Elsevier
      This highly acclaimed journal features original articles focusing on the latest knowledge and advances in the area of cytogenetics and cancer genetics. ...
      www.elsevier.com/locate/cancergene -

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  2. QUESTION:
    What are the future treatments for Breast Cancer?
    Scientists are always working on ways to cure the cancer. What are some future ways that can treat and possibly cure breast cancer. Genetics maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      A promising area of inquiry is creating targeted vaccines. There are ongoing clinical trials for a vaccine for HER2/NEU positive breast cancer at Johns Hopkins Univ.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is good topic for Bachelor's thesis in genetics?
    I am thinking about genetic basis of senescence or something related to cancer genetics. Any other hints???

    • ANSWER:
      I'd suggest finding a professor at your university whose research interests you. Talk to them and try to find a way to get involved in their lab. For a bachelors project it's much easier to find a project within an established lab than to take on a brand new project by yourself and you'll make good connections along the way. Find a question to ask, and then investigate it. =) That's the best way to undertake any research.

  4. QUESTION:
    How would I make a pamphlet on paper?
    I can't use microsoft word and do it because my printer is not working right now. And my pamphlet project is due tomorrow on cancer genetics. Please help me or give me advice.

    • ANSWER:
      just draw 3 even lines on the front and the back and state important information in each colomn, but on the front of the brochure on the first colomn put a nice heading and a picture of what the cancer cell looks like and also put your name. As long as you do this and state the correct info you should get an "A"! trust me i had one not too long ago and my teacher put it on display!!!

  5. QUESTION:
    Relevant and Current things to write about for Biology A Level coursework?
    So I want to do something in medicine/ biochemistry when I am older, so I would like to write about something current in the news to write about and research solutions/ cures for. I would like it to be a type of question where you can argue a To and Against side. Maybe something to do with Cancer, Genetics, a new treatment for a disease,
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You can try looking at a few science websites for ideas:
      http://www.sciencedaily.com/

      http://www.macroevolution.net/biology-current-events.html#.URAp3MggGc0

      http://www.biologynews.net/

      It's probably easier if you explore the areas in which you're interested in first and then decide what sub-category to follow (e.g. If you were to pick genetics perhaps looking into sub-categories like cloning, genetic engineering of crops, stem cell research, specific genetic disorders, etc).

      Make sure you pick something which has enough research and sources to compile into your issue report as I had a lot of trouble finding research for my topic last year on Borderline Personality Disorder. However, I ended up with a B grade after scouring many medical journals and psychology journals!

  6. QUESTION:
    Can I work in the medical field although I used to have depression?
    I'm a 16 year old high school who really has a passion to become a surgical oncologist and I've recently been diagnosed with depression. I'm hoping to stop my medication and treatment in the next year or so. I've wanted to be a surgical oncologist ever since cancer continuously became a threat to those I love. I also love learning new things and I'm aware that the cancer and genetics field is constantly evolving and I honestly do believe this is the perfect career for me. I'm putting in as much effort as I can to get better as soon as possible. Someone please let me know if I can pursue this career, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who takes the time out their day to answer this question. :)
    *high school student
    sorry for the typo :$

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    understand the three factors that contribute to cancer (family genetics, time, and environment?
    Bonus question: understand the three factors that contribute to cancer (family genetics, time, and environment). Understand all 5 cellular changes that cause cancer and what each change does in terms of the cancer’s characteristics.

    biology

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a well written question.
      I assume your teacher has written it rather than you.

      Three factors that contibute to cancer? There are many more than three, and these three listed are not the main ones.

      "all 5 cellular changes that cause cancer" - What teacher thinks there are only five?
      There are hundreds of chromosomal abberations which lead to hundreds of different malignant diseases.
      "what each change does in terms of the cancer’s characteristics" also makes no sense.
      The characteristics of various cancers have little relation to the etiologic factors - the chromosomal translocations - the promotors. Cancers are far more complex than this simplistic view.
      Once a clone of cancer cells begins to grow without normal control - a huge number of factors are involved in the behavior of the resulting tumor masses - local and metastatic. Immune response of the host, vascular supply, heterogeneity within the clone of evolving cells - are all factors in the clinical expression of a malignancy.

      "Family genetics" play a role in only a small minority of cancer cases.
      What the heck does your teacher mean by "time?" I hope he or she is referring to age.
      Most types of cancer - and there are hundreds of different disease called "cancers" - are more likely in older people. Cancers are diseases of aging for the most part.
      "Environment" is also a minor factor - unless your teacher means personal habits such as smoking or excessive eating / obesity. We cause many of our own malignancies. At least 31% of all cancer deaths could be prevented if people would not spend decades smoking hundreds of thousands of cigarettes.

  8. QUESTION:
    Should I get a breast cancer support tattoo?
    As a show of support for a family member who is going through breast cancer treatment, some of the other family members (My wife, daughter and niece) are discussing geting a small pink ribbon tattoo as show of support. How about for me? I have no tattoos right now but I have donated to the Komen Breast Cancer foundation for years, walked/run in the race for the cure multiple times and have a family history of cancer. With genetics the way they are, my wife and daughter are probable canidates to be affected by breast cancer. My daughter kinda gave me a look when I said that I wanted to participate, like maybe it should be a girl thing. What do you think? Maybe right back of shoulder?

    • ANSWER:
      I've also been considering that..I'm doing it as a sign of respect,sympathy, and support. And since your a man it would probably even mean and represent more. You know women for years have struggled to find our place right along side with you men I think It would mean a great deal for you a man to get it. It would symbolize compassion. You should get it on the the forearm or lower on your wrist with something like Support and Compassion in a really nice calligraphy. And if anyone asks you about it just tell them why you got it I'm sure you have your reasons for considering it in the first place. It doesn't have to be huge eith just something simple not to noticable. If you decide to get it done I would like to see it..please.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do women only get breast cancer through genetics?
    My mother in-law is a breast cancer survivor, and I just found out that my aunt on my father's side now has breast cancer and I really hope she survives. However, I'm also concerned about my daughter getting it when she grows up. Is she at high risk?

    • ANSWER:
      In my family genetics played a huge part. However, the Oncologists we had all agreed that it was very rare. You see, when I was diagnosed, 5 other members of my family were also diagnosed the same year. All of us had the gene testing at Dan Farber Cancer Hospital in Boston. I have 7 sisters and countless nieces. As it happens, all of us (sisters) tested positive for the BRACA 1 & 11 gene. My nieces also had the testing. One niece was negative while her sister was +. My grandmother died of breast cancer and my mother's sisters (4) all died of cancer The only ones that didn't die of breast cancer was my mom and her sister, It's very rare for an entire family to have breast cancer Blessing

  10. QUESTION:
    How much cancer is caused by genetics, by environmental, by other causes or a combination of factors?
    I've heard that mesothemiola though caused by asbestos, pretty much only occurs in smokers. Meanwhile my step-mom, her sister, father, mother and son have all had cancer and non were smokers.

    Are some people pretty much immune to cancer unless they are exposed to severe carcinogens?

    • ANSWER:
      Fewer than 10% of all cancer cases are hereditary.

      Nobody knows what causes cancer; if we did we'd be a lot closer to preventing and curing it.

      With at least one in three people developing cancer, it's not unusual for several members of the same family to have had cancer.. But unless they all had the same type of cancer it isn't hereditary - several members of the same side of a family having had the same type of cancer, especially if some developed it at a younger than usual age, is a sign that cancer MAY be hereditary within that family.

      You don't inherit a general tendency to get cancer, and several members of the same family having had different types of cancer isn't hereditary. In addition (you don't say how old your step mother and her family members were) cancer diagnosed after the age of 50 is less likely to be hereditary.

      My family has a history of cancer, but no history of.hereditary cancer.
      Two of my grandparents had cancer. My mum, her sister and her brother died of cancer. My dad had cancer so did my young cousin.

      None of these cancers were hereditary and no members of my immediate or extended family have ever been considered at increased risk of developing them.

      Of my parents' 6 children, now aged between 47 and 60, only I have developed cancer and mine too is non-hereditary and unconnected to theirs.

      Cancer affects the healthy and the unhealthy alike; it's not known why, of two people with the same risk factors (or lack of them), one will develop cancer and the other won't. I'm not aware that there's any proof or suggestion that certain people are immune to cancer.

      In my opinion the greatest risk factors for any cancer are ownership of a body and sheer bad luck

  11. QUESTION:
    How can genetics be used to improve human health?
    I've been doing a little research into the field of genetics out of personal curiosity, and I was just wondering what the answer to this question would be.

    Essentially, what could we alter that would improve our overall health as a species?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a huge movement toward personalized medicine right now. Many academic hospitals are trying to implement sequencing certified labs where entire genomes of patients can be analysed for predispositions to disease, and disease itself.

      Knowing what diseases you are genetically predisposed to can give you the ability to change your lifestyle with preventative measures. An example would be eating a lower cholesterol diet when you carry predisposition markers for heart disease.

      The university I work at is trying to implement this in a cancer treatment setting to find out what mutations are driving the cancer and if those mutations are germline(passed down from generation to generation) or somatic(acquired over lifetime, possibly specific to tumor) Knowing which mutations the tumor has, can give us a target for treatment.

      Although many people are sceptical, it may give rise to successful gene therapy.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is cancer predominance attached to the male or female gene?
    My father and his siblings have all passed from cancers, but my mothers side are all alive and kicking. It is known that the mothers gene is the cause of premature balding (genome) in her male offspring from her side of the family. Is the cancer genome prominate on the fathers or mothers side in off spring?

    • ANSWER:
      Not all cancers have a genetic link.

      In the case of some forms of breast cancer, where there is a genetic link, this is not on a gender linked chromosome, but can be found and passed in both male and female members of the family.

      My family (brothers and sisters) all carry this gene which we inherited from Mother who inherited from her father!

      Those of our children who have been tested also all carry the gene.

      Grandfather, mother and one sister all had genetically linked breast cancer.

      2 aunts and 1 uncle had unrelated cancers.

      3 of my generation, including me, have had unrelated cancers.

      Genetics is not always the biggest risk factor!

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard anything about a weevil that people eat alive that is known to help cure cancer?
    I have heard they do it in Peru. They eat these small weevils and it has been known to cure cases of cancer and a couple other things. They eat them alive and when they get to the stomach they die and release some different things that help cure the cancer or diseases... Has anyone ever heard of this? This is pretty much all I know and I can't find anything online about it. If you have any info or have heard anything like this let me know.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello...
      A friend of mine died recently, Neil was in his late sixties and was an identical twin. His twin brother, David was extremely concerned that the same fate awaited him but need not have worried as lifestyle factors are the main cause cancer, not genetics. Neil's cancer started in the prostate then shifted to his lungs, he was a smoker most of his life but gave up 15 years ago.

      Neil's sister said he should have done something about it when he was first diagnosed and not just relied on our mainstream treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy to cure him. She was right as those treatments today only shrink cancer and there is nothing in those 3 treatments that will stop it spreading or returning. People today are faced with so many distorted facts about cancer and too many just accept what's on offer.

      So where do we find the information to be able to cure ourselves of the disease? No sense asking doctors as they don't know as they only know the treatments they've been taught and no other ways. It's a sad fact that the treatments used by our modern medical system these days are in place because they generate profits, not because they cure.

      There are much better ways to deal with cancer and that is to search for the reasons why the cancer arrived in the first place and remove those reasons. That will allow the body to heal and will safely remove the cancer and also stop it from returning or spreading. The causes of cancer are all well known, it's only man and animals he controls that get cancer. Animals in the wild don't get cancer, nor do people living in primitive societies. Look at our diet; it has changed vastly now days with most of our food having been processed. People in western societies where cancer is a huge problem have been described as over fed and under nourished. Unfortunately the people who have control over the cancer industry are taking advantage of us because of our ignorance.

      There is a simple solution to overcoming cancer and that is to change your diet and eat plenty of freshly grown food and most of them have cancer fighting properties. Also get a little exercise which is very important and walking is an excellent way to exercise. Remove the chemicals we surround ourselves with, many of them are in personal care products and these toxic chemicals find their way into our bloodstream as they are absorbed through the skin.

      By using common sense and making changes to the way you live you can become a survivor. Even though we may find it difficult to make these necessary changes, there are no other ways. There has never been and never will be a magic bullet to cure cancer. What they are looking for doesn't exist. Remember, your body can cure itself when given the right conditions
      Thanx...

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest anyone has ever gotten cancer from smoking?
    Studies show a 20 year gap between starting smoking and developing lung cancer. My question is, what is the shortest amount of time between somebody starting smoking and developing cancer that could be reasonably attributed to a cause of the smoking?

    • ANSWER:
      i think its hard to say.

      a 20 year old could have started smoking for 1 year...and they could have developed lung cancer and died....and they might have not even gotten the cancer because of smoking. It could just be genetics

  15. QUESTION:
    If a male carries the breast cancer gene what are the implications of his daughters?
    The BRCA-1 Gene (breast cancer gene)
    If a male is a carrier for the gene What will happen to his daughters?
    Males can be carriers for this gene. If gives them a higher chance of develpoping prostate cancer (I am not sure why) Even know it is breast cancer. I think it is from a hormonal basis. But what happen to their daughters?

    • ANSWER:
      There was breast cancer on both sides of my family. My father had Breast Cancer, His Mother, Her Mother, My Mother's Sister, and Her Mother....Through BRCA-1 Testing, I found out that I got breast cancer all on my own with no help from Genetics.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of lung cancer in dogs?
    I found out today that my 8 year old mini poodle has lung cancer. The vet gave him about a month. It's absolutely devastating. But what they didn't answer is how he got it. Are the causes for lung cancer the same in dogs as it is in humans? If so, how did he get it? Nobody in our house smokes, and he's never been exposed to harmful inhalants. I just want to know if there is anything we did to make him sick, because we have another dog and I do not want him to meet the same fate.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so sorry to hear this. No, it was probably nothing you have done, some animals , just like people are predisposed to certain cancers, smoking doesn't cause cancer, it just aggravates cells that are already present in the lungs. Technically we all have cancer cells, whether or not they turn into malignant cancer is dependent on many things, lifestyle is only one. It very well could have simply just been your poodle's genetics. Don't blame yourself, there is nothing you have done to make your puppy sick. I would not be concerned that your other dog will get lung cancer as well.

  17. QUESTION:
    What major should I pick for Cancer Research?
    What biology major is the best one to pick for going into cancer research in college? Someone at a college fair I went to said biotechnology was a good one, but I don't know if it should be biotechnology or biochemistry or what. Can someone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I have been in the cancer research field for a number of years. I think the most useful undergraduate major you could choose, short of cancer biology (some universities do offer cancer biology undergrad majors), would be either molecular & cellular biology or possibly biochemistry. Cancer research draws on both of these areas quite heavily. I myself got my degree in biochemistry, with additional coursework in cell biology. I have found both to be incredibly useful. Biochemistry will teach you about the molecular interactions of the proteins within the cancer cells, and your molecular cell courses will teach you more about the DNA and the genetics of cancer. You might consider a major in one and a minor in the other. Best of luck!!!

  18. QUESTION:
    What is meant by this statement about genetics of cancer, drugs and treatments?
    I just need a quick bit of help. You probably don't even need to have any biological knowledge - just the ability to re-word something in a clever way. I mean, know what this sentence means, and in fact I find the question too easy I don’t know how to answer it. Could you help me?

    “Scientists believe this new insight into the genetics of cancer will eventually lead to new drugs and tailor-made treatments”.
    Explain in one or two sentences what is meant by this statement.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The following statement generally means that scientists notice the cause of genetics of cancer that bring new drugs and tailor-made treatments

      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    Do surfers get melanoma too or mostly just the women at the beach tanning ?
    Melanoma report for women >

    The number of melanoma cases among young women in the U.S. has risen fast, said the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics as quoted by media reports Monday.

    Researchers from the institute looked over more than 20,000 cases of melanoma in young adults aged 15 to 49 from 1973 to 2004.

    The results show the number of melanoma cases among the subjects has risen by 50 percent since the year 1980, they said.

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone can get melanoma. Your risk is much higher if you're fair skinned. My husband had one removed from his back--he's never tanned in his life. He was lucky to have noticed it and asked his dermatologist about it. It just looked like a small, black mole.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the most common childhood cancer?
    What are forms of childhood cancer from the ages of 10-15..? Boys and girls. If grandparents/parents get cancer will you have a better chance of receiving it? I just want to be cautious just Incase, all of my grandparents died of cancer and so did my mom.

    • ANSWER:
      For children ages 0-15, leukemia, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is the most common kind of cancer.

      Cancer is not common in children, though. One out of about every 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 18.

      Grandparents and parents having cancer generally has no bearing on a child developing childhood cancer. Childhood cancers are generally not related to genetics.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the recent studies and researches for cancer prevention?
    I have to write a research paper about cancer and I need a lot of help.

    • ANSWER:
      Remember that cancer is not just one disease, but over 200, not all of them have preventive actions, but some do.

      Gardasil/Cervarix is a major outbreak, it should prevent about 90% of all cervical cancer cases, which is now the third most frequent cancer in woman, after lung and breast.
      Some genetic testing are also available, in high risk patients they can get tested to asses their likelihood to have certain cancer, depending on the results, they can have surgery (remove both breasts and put an implant in very high-risk patients), or frequent testing (colonoscopy every 6 months in colon cancer). Examples of this are: thyroid cancer, breast ca, ovarian cancer and colon cancer.
      However, genetic-caused cancer is not common, for example less than 5% of all breast cancer cases are directly caused genetics.

      More than preventive, most measures are aimed to do an early diagnose: mammogram, SPA, stool blood, pap smear.

      cdc.gov
      cancer.org
      cancer.gov
      who.org
      Are good sources

      good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    Do Atheists not agree that the german political party of 1933 to 1945 was correct about genetics?
    Since general intelligence, general health, good looks, height, etc are all rooted in genetics and since morals and ethics are relative then isn't it justifiable that people with low quality and defective genes be prevented from breeding or altogether be eradicated after intense DNA screening?

    • ANSWER:
      Evolution REQUIRES genetic diversity. If there were no genetic variation, there would be no transition from one phenotype to another. We, as a species, are made stronger by the infinite variety present in humans. To artificially select for traits that are arbitrarily deemed "superior" is inherently flawed. Diversity exists on this planet because this planet is diverse; diverse in climate, diverse in resources, diverse in terrain, etc. There may come a time when having light skin, hair, and eyes could make a person more susceptible to cancers from sun exposure. Perhaps the ozone layer will thin allowing more radiation to reach the earth. If the only people left on the planet were a bunch of goose-stepping Aryans, they would be a cancer riddled mess and the human race could suffer dramatically. If we are plunged into another ice age, all those people with high metabolisms that can't gain weight if they tried will starve or freeze to death.

      Humans have yet to demonstrate that they can determine what is best for themselves. Until such time, leave it in the hands of whatever higher power you recognize, be it a divinity or mere chance. It has worked for a few Billion years, why not a few more.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the safest birth control if breast cancer is in your genetics?
    I started taking the pill about a month ago but I recently found out that it's a bad idea for me to be taking it. My mother and grandmother both have has breast cancer and it is in my genetics. I now know that taking the pill is making my risk higher but I need to be on some sort of birth control. I don't know what to do or what my options are or if I even have any

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean they had the BRCA1 & 2 blood tests and they were positive? If not, it is not genetic and there is no guarantee you will or won't get breast cancer.

      Also, more than one of my docs said hormonal birth control has not been proven to cause cancer, so don't automatically think that is a cause.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can i prevent my robo hamster from getting cancer?
    Ok so i have heard it is kinda common that peoples hamsters get cancer? i just want to know, how could i prevent that? thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Like iYuuki said, getting a hamster with good genetics can help.
      Also, feeding a hamster a hamster food such as Hazel Hamster or Carefresh Complete can help prevent cancer because they do not/or contain VERY little of the cancer causing preservatives found in most commercial hamster foods.
      Avoiding as many preservatives as possible can also help. Avoid BHT, BHA and Ethoxyquin.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the basic things i should be aware of and do to prevent cancer?
    Hello there. Well, for starters, my aunt passed away from breast cancer and my grandma i believe had colon cancer? not too sure..(both from my mother's side). Anyhow, I do think I could have chance of getting cancer, God forbid!, but hey, it's happened to other family members.(btw, i've had the gardisel shot). So, what are the basic things i need to do in order to prevent cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      While you should avoid things like smoking and since it's probably a bad idea to have asbestos for your afternoon snack while sitting under a tanning lamp, cancer is, for the most part, random. And even though genetics can put you at an increased risk for the disease it doesn't guaranty you'll develop cancer. Just make smart, logical decisions about taking care of yourself and your health whether you're specifically worried about cancer or not. That's the best (and only) thing you can do.

  26. QUESTION:
    I have had a double Thyroid Cancer and survived and now I am losing my hair 10 years later, Help?
    I have survived cancer and my hair is thinning is there anything I can do to help keep it?

    • ANSWER:
      The American Medical community does a terrible job with cancer and it is because they treat the cancer, but not the root cause of the cancer. Infection(s) have proven to be the most common cause of cancer and this whole idea of "survival rate of 5 years" phrase is not being used on any other disease for good reason. The hair loss could or could not be related, but unless you know the root cause of the thyroid cancer, how will you ever know? A lot of thyroid cancer is a result of teeth problems and much of that is due to BAD dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. Hair loss can be due to many things.

      All those products contain chemicals that damage the body and work for a short while, but at a big price to your overall health. The best thing is to determine the "root cause" of the problem and attack that.

      Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of hydrogenated oils, and/or fried foods, and INFECTION including bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may a systemic infection. It can be due to a deficiency of minerals because of bad digestion where low stomach acid is happening, intestinal infection where toxins are backing up into the liver that can affect the head and scalp, heavy metal exposure due to bad dental work that is rampant in America today from so called "modern dentistry," and lack of sunlight leaving the body very deficient in vitamin D3.

      In oriental medicine, the condition of the hair is a direct reflection of the blood and the organs responsible for cleaning the blood, (especially the kidneys), liver, and adrenal glands.

      So weak kidneys or liver toxicity, or high stress (affecting the adrenals) can create hair loss.

      Male pattern baldness called androgenic alopecia and affects 25% of American men by the age of 25 and 66% by the age of 60. This is caused by the derivative of Testosterone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) choking the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss. This can be STOPPED COLD by consuming OAT GRASS. Oat grass prevents the formation of DHT. If hair loss is characterized by clumps of hair coming out, this is generally due to parasites.

      Most people blame hair loss on genetics and never look for the actual cause. Genetics can cause a small portion of the problem, but even genes have to have a trigger to cause them to express.

      I found a great source of Oat Grass that is very high quality and not like the garbage you buy in health food stores in a jar that have been sitting there for months and contain lots of toxic substances like magnesium stearate, silica, talc, etc. that can contribute to hair loss themselves. Go to: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the "Green's Mix." Take lots of that everyday. It contains other grasses that do many other helpful things for the body. It's fresh and pure as well. Break open a capsule and smell it.

      The other thing you can do is to eat lots of cultured foods like homemade kefir made from raw milk (make sure the cows providing the milk are GRASS FED ANIMALS), sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, etc. Also, I would recommend you go to a Certified Nutritional Therapist and get tested for nutritional deficiencies. They can help a lot with this problem by helping you design a good food program that will support making you healthy, not "make believe health" drugs offer you.

      EDIT: No April, I have not only not gone away, but am very happy to present facts here and bring an educated diatribe and truth to this forum. I get many e-mails everyday thanking me for my advice that has helped them greatly.

      good luck to you

  27. QUESTION:
    What do i have to major in to work on cancer treatment and diagnosis?
    Do i have to major in molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology or do i have to go through medical school and become an oncologist?

    • ANSWER:
      You would do all of that.

  28. QUESTION:
    What advances will stem cell research bring to human genetics?
    I have heard things like a cure for cancer and reopening growth centers to grow taller. Is this true? What else will stem cell research bring?

    • ANSWER:
      We will be able to repair defective organs of our body and prolong our life potentially indefinitely.We will be able to make chimeras of our body as we like our physical and mental structure to be.We will not suffer from any known medical diseases.Finally we will progress to posses super human qualities and become the full fledged GOD of this universe.

  29. QUESTION:
    What percent of red heads get skin cancer?
    My girlfriend who has red hair told me there's an 86% chance she will get skin cancer because of that. I don't believe her and I'm having a hard time trying to find this information.

    • ANSWER:
      I have never seen specific probabilities stated for the different risk factors for Melanoma. Red Hair is one of the risk factors that is a increased risk of Melanoma over black or brown hair. such risk factors are related to the genetics that red headed people are more likely to be fair skinned and their skin burns more easily than others. People with such risk factors (also many moles, Northern Europe decent (e.g. fair skin), blue eyes, family history of melanoma) means that they should be protective of their sun exposure and avoid sun burns.

  30. QUESTION:
    How much would it take to give you cancer?
    How much of a carcinogen like Cr2O7 (di-chromate) if ingested would it take to cause cancer? Or other carcinogens? And is it something that would happen in a year or so or 20 years down the track?

    • ANSWER:
      No way to know. You might have a daily dose of it and never get cancer. You might get mild exposure. Some people have a high resistance to cancer, so they would die of poisoning long before the cancer ever set in. Others have a low resistance to cancer due to genetics, stress factors, etc. and they might get it right away. The average response is for it to take low doses over a long period of time. So it just depends on the person and circumstance.

  31. QUESTION:
    How many women die to breast cancer each year?
    I am doing a project for my school and i have to raise money for a cause, I thought this would be the right one. My grandma got diagnosed with breast cancer last year and i want to help find a cure.

    Thanks for all the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      More than one million cases of breast cancer occur worldwide annually, with some 580,000 cases occurring in developed countries (>300/100,000 population per year) and the remainder in developing countries (usually <1500/100,000 population per year), despite their much higher overall population and younger age.
      In 2000, the last year for which global data exists, some 400,000 women died from breast cancer, representing 1.6 per cent of all female deaths. The proportion of breast cancer deaths was far higher in the rich countries (2 per cent of all female deaths) than in economically poor regions (0.5per cent).
      “The good news is that breast cancer mortality rates have started to decline in North America, Western Europe and Australia, mainly due to improvements in early detection and treatment programs such as chemotherapy and tamoxifen,” says Dr. Stewart. “Five-year survival rates are higher than 75 per cent in most developed countries.”
      The report says that the worldwide breast cancer epidemic has many causative factors, including reproductive history, genetics, radiation (especially at times of breast development), and the Western lifestyle with a high caloric diet, obesity and lack of physical activity.

  32. QUESTION:
    what are all the signs of thyroid cancer?
    hi im a 16 year old girl and some days i have an increse of appite aand some days i have a loss of appite. also ive been sleeping alot more then usaual. there is a history of thyroid cancer on my dads side of the family. also i have been hospatialized for depression.

    • ANSWER:
      Jodee. You can use Yahoo Answers. Why can you not do a computer search ?
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-cancer/DS00492/DSECTION=symptoms
      http://www.endocrineweb.com/guides/thyroid-cancer/thyroid-cancer-symptoms-possible-causes-risk-factors
      Sleeping "a lot" - appetite up and down - depression.
      Those symptoms are about as general as you can get for any disease
      including depression. Thyroid cancer is not usually known to be genetic.
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/All+About+Cancer/Genetics/The+Genetics+of+Thyroid+Cancer

  33. QUESTION:
    Is longevity determined more by lifestyle or by genetics?
    I know 90 year olds that can run marathons. These are the guys that have made a committment to living healthy decades ago.

    But why do some people (like Patrick Swayze) who are also healthy (so I've heard) suddenly get mowed over by cancer? Did he have a genetic disposition to cancer? Is cancer really such a sinister disease that it can strike anyone at anytime, with no consideration to their health level?

    • ANSWER:
      Patrick Swayze had a lifelong addiction to smoking. Nicotine is a known substance that can cause pancreatic cancer.

      A combination of genetics & a healthy lifestyle contributes to a long life.

  34. QUESTION:
    What causes bowel cancer, and why is it so common?
    The last place any cancer cell would want to be is in the bowels.

    • ANSWER:
      Bowel Cancer is Treatable .. I know some who have had it for 10 years and are in their late 70s

      A complete sure has not been found as yet.

      Some Reasons/ Why is it so Common.. Colon Cancer . Genetics / Diet/ Food and Care.

      Ethnic background: people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewish) descent. If you have close ... People in families with FAP or with a large number of colorectal cancer cases ...
      www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cd-mc/cancer/​colorectal_cancer_about-cancer

      Ten Most Common Cancers
      http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-ten-most-common-cancers.htm

      Second Most Comman Cancer in Women
      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/colon_cancer/article_em.htm

      Cancer/ Colon/ Bowels
      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/colon_cancer/article_em.htm

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it just me or dose it seem that everything causes cancer?
    Im forever hearing about resent findings that
    this causes cancer and that causes cancer, studys show this and new studys show that.

    Maybe our whole lifestyle causes cancer
    I'm both jokeing and serious when I say that.

    • ANSWER:
      To blow the whole theory that the environment and lifestyle we live is the 'cause' of cancer .. . please remember that cancer is an ancient disease that has been found in fossilized human remains as well as Egyptian mummies. The real 'cause' of cancer remains unknown which leads to speculations that our environment or industrialization 'causes' cancer. Other than a handful of cancers that can be linked to genetics or radiation or asbestos . . there is no known reason why one person exposed will get cancer while another will not.

      The majority of people are absolutely stunned to learn that cancer has always been around. the only reason it is more noticable is because people are now surviving cancer:

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_6x_the_history_of_cancer_72.asp

  36. QUESTION:
    What is meant by this statement about genetics of cancer, drugs and treatments?
    I know what this sentence means, and in fact I find the question too easy I don’t know how to answer it. Could you help me?

    “Scientists believe this new insight into the genetics of cancer will eventually lead to new drugs and tailor-made treatments”.
    Explain in one or two sentences what is meant by this statement.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like homework. It's the "Explain in one or two sentences" that gives it away. You really should do your own home work.

  37. QUESTION:
    How does first decan Cancer rising affect a girl's physical appearance?
    I am a virgo/libra cusp (September 24). I have Cancer rising on the first decan, and also saturn trine ascendant. Am I look beautiful with this combo, or just average? I know it gives me charming personality, sensitive eyes, etc, so you don't need to say those things again. Beside that, I've heard that nowadays people value more on physical beauty than personalities, so I think I don't need to have nice behaviors and personalities, is it true? So, could you please tell me whether Cancer rising is beautiful or not, and how are they compared to the other rising signs, what is the rank? Please be honest. :)

    Also, which one do you think is more attractive on teenage girls, the ones with face look younger than their age or look about the same as their age? My face looks younger than my age, and I dislike it because people often think I'm still in secondary school. It makes me look like a child and it's not sexy. What are your opinions on this? Thanks.
    Why is it only Saggi MC who has answered?
    Really? I don't really look like my parents, just a little bit like mouth and hair type. Well, my hair is very rough and it's hard for me to improve it because it's decent from my father, but for the whole face I'm 'not' exactly similar to my parents.

    • ANSWER:
      what you LOOK like is family genetics
      Ascendant sign physical traits
      http://www.astrologyweekly.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25131

      How to find your Ascendant Sign at a glance?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120901142524AAF0MRW

      http://www.elbertwade.com/atlas.html
      find your Ascendant sign traits, decanates description

      http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii496/SaggiMC/planetarymeanings.jpg
      This slide shows the meanings of the planets

      http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii496/SaggiMC/chartwheelhouses.jpg
      this slide shows the house meanings, natural house rulers and notice the compass points are reversed? this is not a mistake

      Why do Astrologers say cusps aren't true?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121112095805AAyuBdQ

      Why not go to astro and get your free chart, then use their interactive model to get an explanation, then go to cafeastrology and do the same, but do *not* use their charts as they inferior. Then read about my background from my homepage by clicking on my avatar here. It's true a picture does say a thousand words

      Posting Natal Chart Data v Natal Chart Pictures?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121112051946AAdl95j

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the mode of inheritance of breast cancer?
    For my Biology class, we are doing a mini-symposium on genetic disorders.
    One of the topics i have to cover is mode of inheritance. Could anyone tell me what the mode of inheritance for breast cancer is?

    • ANSWER:
      This site, http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_advanced_nursing_practice/volume_10_number_1_8/article/understanding_the_genetics_of_breast_cancer_a_clinical_overview.html

      Provides the information you're looking for. They explain the genetics of breast cancer far better than I could.

  39. QUESTION:
    How likely am I to develop these types of cancer?
    My grandmother on my dad's side had uterine cancer.
    My Grandmother on my dad's side had bladder cancer.
    Both of my grandparents and my uncle on my dad's side had colon cancer.
    My Grandfather on my mother's side had Pancreatic cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Well there are tons of factors to consider. Did they smoke, do you. Did they have a good diet, do you. Did they exercise, do you. Its not like genetics totally determine if you will get cancer or not. Also how early was it detected in them. Since you know you might have a higher risk than average be sure and get checked more often.

      Meanwhile dont smoke, eat right, and exercise.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do human produce healthier off-spring besides the genetics part of it?
    I heard that if two unhealthy/obese people had a child there child is more likely to have liver or obesity problems but what are some good ways of producing better off-spring rather then natural selection and genetics.

    • ANSWER:
      Optimal nutrition during pregnancy, moderate regular physical activity during pregnancy, avoiding alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy are some of the simple environmental things that will improve the health of the baby. I would encourage you to rethink your question, however. "Obese" does not necessarily imply "unhealthy", nor are either of these conditions necessarily genetic. Sure, there are some genetic diseases that make people unhealthy, for instance, Diabetes Mellitus. And, yes, there are some genetic disorders where obesity is common, such as Mongolism, however, the vast majority of obese people develop that condition from inactivity and overindulgence, not genetics. It is a behavioral disorder, predominantly. Unhealthy people may have infections, alcohol abuse, cancers, drug addictions, ..., and yes, even mental disorders. I, too have heard it said that fat people have fat babies. I do not believe this to be true very often, however. I have a cousin who has been overweight by an hundred pounds for the past ten years. She has a three year old, a five year old, and a 7 year old. All three were born prematurely, and were less than 5 pounds at birth. All three remain skinny today. Yes, this is just one example, but this kind of exception is what makes one look into the question more closely. Thanks for asking this most interesting question. I hope I have helped you to understand some of the issues it raises.

  41. QUESTION:
    Which of the following is TRUE regarding the genetics of Cancer?
    Usually just one mutation in one gene is sufficient to cause Cancer.
    If the p53 protein does not work right, a cell will most likely divide out of control.
    The BRCA1/2 genes can put women at high risk for developing Brain Cancer.
    Viruses cannot cause Cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually several mutations are needed to cause cancer, not just one.

      p53 mutations are found in the majority of cancers because p53 (tumor suppressor, as the previous answerer said) is a cell cycle checkpoint protein. So this answer is TRUE.

      The BRCA1/2 genes put women at high risk for breast cancer (BReast CAncer - that's where the name BRCA comes from).

      Viruses definitely can cause cancer. Examples are Burkitt's lymphoma caused by Epstein Barr virus, and Cervical cancer caused by human papilloma virus.

  42. QUESTION:
    How did Linda McCartney get cancer if Vegetarians do not get cancer?
    I heard Vegetarians do not get cancer, how come she died of Cancer, she was one of the most famous Vegetarians

    • ANSWER:
      Being vegetarian or even vegan is not a magic pill against cancer. There are many things that can cause cancer, including having eaten meat earlier in life, environmental factors, smoking (which I understand she did), and genetics. Women who have a family history of breast cancer, which is what she died of, have a greater risk of getting breast cancer themselves, no matter how well they eat.

  43. QUESTION:
    How likely is it that Lymphoma Cancer is genetic?
    Can it run in your family like other cancers?
    Or is that a myth? Specifically Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

    • ANSWER:
      NHL is not genetic but some families do have a slight predisposition to develop various types of NHL (usually not the same exact disease). This might be due to living together in the same area where there is environmental or radiation pollution and has nothing to do with genetics. There is no direct link like if your mother had NHL then your chances of developing NHL are 10%. Also, some types of NHL put a person at risk for developing second types of NHL that are of differing type and aggressiveness. Whatever immune defect causes the first NHL can also tend to cause a second type of NHL in the same person. There is a lot that is not yet known about specific causes for NHL. Much of today's info about cause of NHL is just speculation and not proven facts.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is longevity determined more by lifestyle or by genetics?
    I know 90 year olds that can run marathons. These are the guys that have made a committment to living healthy decades ago.

    But why do some people (like Patrick Swayze) who are also healthy (so I've heard) suddenly get mowed over by cancer? Did he have a genetic disposition to cancer? Is cancer really such a sinister disease that it can strike anyone at anytime, with no consideration to their health level?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a little of both I think. And maybe some environmental factors we don't have any control over added in.

      Your genetics have a lot to do with what your body will do over time, but people make some unhealthy choices (Patrick Swayze was a smoker, even after he was diagnosed). For some people, their genetics seem to be able to overcome exposure to carcinogens. But there are other people who live very healthy lives, that die at a very young age of cancer. You have to wonder though, if these people were exposed to some carcinogens in household chemicals, in their water supply, or in the air that no one every knew about.

      A lot has to go wrong before a person gets cancer. There are lots of safeguards built into cell division, and other cells which destroy "abnormal cells" in our bodies. And something usually has to trigger the abnormal division. But with age, some of these safeguards break down, as it does with exposure to carcinogens. This is where the genetics factor comes in.

  45. QUESTION:
    what are my chances of getting cervical cancer if my mom died from it?
    My mom died in 1997 and I recently found out that she had cervical cancer. As of 2010, I have had 2 abnormal pap smears. What is the probability of me getting cervical cancer? Are my chances greater because of her diagnosis? I have made a doctor's appointment to get a referral to see a gynecologist but would like to get more information about it.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no well-established model of a genetic basis for cervical cancer. Population studies have shown an increased incidence of cervical cancer within families. In the past, such familial clustering had been attributed to shared environmental exposures and risk factors. However, subsequent data comparing full and half siblings have concluded that heritable risk factors far outweigh the shared environmental components. As an example, a Swedish study of over 9000 siblings or half-siblings with cervical cancer or precancer attributed 64 percent of cases to genetics and only 36 percent to environmental exposures. Having said that, studies are still being conducted. So, just because your mother had cervical cancer, doesnt mean you will get it.

      Also, not having the specifics of you abnormal pap smears, it is difficult to know if the abnormals were really that bad or not. Either way, here some more information for you. Risk factors and incidences. Definately, go a gynecologist and make sure you follow up with their recommendations and screenings. They are the professionals. I'd send you some more information if you want to give me an email address.

      Here are some major risk factors,
      •Early onset of sexual activity – compared with age at first intercourse of 21 years or older, the risk is approximately 1.5-fold for 18 to 20 years and two-fold for younger than 18 years
      •Multiple sexual partners – compared with one partner, the risk is approximately two-fold with two partners and three-fold with 6 or more partners
      •A high-risk sexual partner (eg, a partner with multiple sexual partners or known human papillomavirus infection)
      •History of sexually transmitted infections (eg, Chlamydia trachomatis, genital herpes)
      •History of vulvar or vaginal squamous intraepithelial neoplasia or cancer (HPV infection is also the etiology of most cases of these conditions)
      •Immunosuppression (eg, human immunodeficiency virus infection - HIV)

      The lifetime risk of developing cervical cancer for United States women, based upon national data from 2000 to 2004, is 0.76 percent. The mean age at diagnosis of cervical cancer in the United States from 2000 to 2004 was 48 years. From 2000 to 2004, the United States age-adjusted incidence of cervical cancer in girls under age 20 was 0.1 per 100,000, rising to 1.5 per 100,000 in women age 20 to 24 years, and then ranging from 11.0 to 15.8 per 100,000 for women age 30 to over 85 years.

  46. QUESTION:
    Any doctors or anyone who can tell me about cancer?
    I am researching cancer and need to know well, everything I can about it. Causes, how to prevent it, what is being done and has been done to find a cure, anything you could give me would be great. I am working towards being a nurse and the subject of finding a cure for cancer has really been on my heart. I recently lost my grandfather to this terribly disease. ANYthing you could tell me would be a lot of help and would be appreciated more than you can image.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Rose:

      Ok there are many forms of cancer and many reasons to have it so just one type will not help you with your research.

      Over the past 35 years there has been so much research on cancer
      but the more we learn the more we need to know.

      Ok Leukemia there are over 100 types of leukemia alone some are
      adult onset and others are child hood leukemia's.

      Than Lung cancer there are types like small cell carcinoma than there
      is mesothelomia and many other types. From smoking to pollution
      to genetics to fiberglass.

      Breast cancer is another one there are more then one type of breast
      cancer and more than one cause from genetic to a injury such as a
      injury that causes a bruise that the cancer migrates to.

      The one thing that all cancer has in common is the smaller the cell
      the faster it spreads and the harder it is to stop it.
      The larger the cells the slower it grows and the easier it is to stop.

      This is one thing that all of the doctors and scientists all have noticed.
      They have also notice that tumors are heat sensitive but how to get the
      heat in the tumor with out damaging the organ is the big question.
      Radiation generates heat but it sometimes causes other problems that
      are as bad as the cancer.

      I have been learning about cancer since I got it 32 years ago. I have seen so many new things but there are still more questions.
      This is why I became a nurse. So if you are near Stanford University
      than you are near where I started.

      Good luck and there are so many answers to the question.

  47. QUESTION:
    What do i have to major in to study the cause and diagnosis of cancer?
    What do i need a major in? microbiology, molecular biology or genetics?

    • ANSWER:
      All of those could be possible majors you could consider. Cancer research is highly multidisciplinary, and people from all areas of science are involved.

      Your best move would be to do as many of these units as you can in early years at university, see what you like the most, and follow on with that.

  48. QUESTION:
    Typically, how long does it take for cancer to metastize?
    In general, how long does it take for stage I cancer to turn into stage II, and stage II to stage III, and stage III to stage IV? Does it usually take years or months? I realize that all bodies and cases are different, but a general answer or a specific example would be great. Thanks for help!

    • ANSWER:
      You want a basic answer for a very complex question.

      First of all it would depend on the age of the patient. Second it would depend on the type of cancer. And third, it would depend on the histology of the tumor itself. There is favorable and anaplastic. Favorable develops more slowly and anaplastic is much more aggressive and invasive.

      There isnt an answer for this question unless there are specifics. There are hundreds of types of cancer and every individual is very different. Body types, diets, age, genetics...all play a role in the progression rate of the disease.

      For Example.
      Acute Leukemias can progress in a matter of hours.
      Solid tumors usually grow more slowly, but Favorable Histology Wilm's tumor would grow much more slowly than Anaplastic Histology Wilm's tumor.


cancer genetics

Prostate Cancer Charity

Undoubtedly recognized that cancer is considered the most threatening disease on the planet. This is correct due to the way it doesn't pick on who it might cause its curse. This is not simply because of our many careless or casual habits but is a result of further precise not personal attributed circumstances. It afflicts individuals of nearly every race, gender and age. Among its kinds, cancer of the prostate is the most popular case among males.

Cancer of prostate affects males exclusively. This is a disease that invades a man's sex organs, or the men's prostate specifically, a secretory organ within the reproductive system of males. The majority of prostate diseases tend to be slow in developing, though, there are many situations of more assertive prostate cancer cell development. Levels of diagnosis change greatly world wide, with Asia (south and east) discovering less often compared to European countries, and particularly the United States Of America. This ailment commonly strikes males older than 50.

This disease could cause discomfort, complication during urinating, trouble in sexual activities, or erectile dysfunction. Additional signs are likely to progress in the future phases of the sickness. But, a lot of men suffering from this disease do not have symptoms, didn't endure therapy and consequently die of some other irrelevant reasons that makes it a much more serious threat.

If you happen to be identified as having prostate type of cancer, don't just rush out right into the hospital and endanger yourself to every type of radiotherapy. There are certainly alternate options of fighting it. You must be aware of though that natural treatment for prostate is ideal for lowering any negative issues with cancer furthermore to cure it. But aside from the belief that it is not easy to treat, it could be avoided when you eat balanced and healthy diet along with a correct way of life.

Green tea leaf is a growth substance which can eliminate cancer of prostate. It produces a method of building new blood vessels, permits malignant cells to build and increase by giving them with nutrients and oxygen.

Garlic can be a powerful cancer reversal. An herb not only known as a spice but is considered as a medicine plant. Its organosulfur ingredients are under research for possibility to heal prostate diseases. It is said to could have supplied safety from cell-damaging toxins

Several foods which are helpful in eliminating cancer of prostate commonly are Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Today my colleague came up to me and asked me to make a donation for breast cancer charity and I refused?
    I told her I would rather make a donation towards prostate cancer charity. Was I wrong? (Feminists - No need to answer)

    • ANSWER:
      no. breasts are useless unless there's stuff that comes out of a penis to make the woman pregnant.

  2. QUESTION:
    I'm going to run for charity in April, which one should I go for?
    I want to run for cancer, and I want to run for a men's charity, because I think women have enough of the spotlight as it is thanks to feminists. So far I have 2 charities, The Prostate Cancer Charity, and Everyman. Which one should I go for?

    • ANSWER:
      You shouldn't look at it like helping men or women specifically, you should help them regardless of gender otherwise what you are doing is no better than what you say feminists do ( no offense ) .

      I would say the first one out of your two choices.
      Good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why is there so much fundraising for Breast Cancer ? But not for Prostate Cancer ?
    I see alot of charity and publicity about Breast Cancer. I even bought a book of stamps with proceeds going to Breast Cancer research.
    But what about men ? Men are just as likely to get Prostate Cancer and much more likely to die from prostate cancer. Because men rarely get checkups for it.... until it's too late.

    For Women, early detection is key to fighting Breast Cancer. Same goes for Men. But there has been so little publicity for Men to get examined. Why the difference of the sexes ?

    • ANSWER:
      Because breast cancer is a very fast growing type of cancer and prostate cancer is the slowest growing cancer known.

      http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org/site/c.itIWK2OSG/b.47285/k.CCF1/Detection__Screening.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    Can someone provide me links about government funding for breast cancer as opposed to prostate cancer?
    I would like to know the differences between the funding from the federal government (especially during the very beginning of both movements) to these charities. I am quite sure that breast cancer research has always been given much higher funding from the federal government but I am curious as to whether or not the unequal funding for breast cancer research foundations (in comparison to prostate cancer foundations) is what directly caused the mass awareness of breast cancer and the general neglect of prostate cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Suggest that you read the history of breast cancer awareness and try to understand the social ramifications that fueled the priority for breast cancer research . . it is obvious you are too young to remember the events that led up to the 'war on cancer declared in 1971' and the womens liberation movement during that time period.

  5. QUESTION:
    How much should prostate cancer research be getting as compared to breast cancer research?
    Recent studies show that the death rates from Prostate Cancer are much higher than previsously thought, higher than even Breast Cancer rates. Even previosuly, there was only a 1% difference in the death rates. Do you know how government research money is provided for Breast Cancer as compared to what is provided for Prostate Cancer?
    Recent studies have also found that the PSA for prostate cancer is not as reliable as once thought, so vigilance in taking the test may not help.
    The difference is that the government provides for Prostate Cancer research for every 0 for Breast Cancer. This last year, the very first Federal Men Health Commission was established, but it has to find its own funding. There are over 200, fully funded Federal Women's Health Commission.
    http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure how the funds are divided, but the rates of death could be directly related to the fact, that women are now going to the doctors specifically for breast exams and mammograms catching cancer earlier. Maybe the men are not as vigilant. Also, you might take into consideration that women are involved in A LOT of private breast cancer research fundraisers and charities, so therefore, breast cancer research may be making greater strides with the private donations.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a place in Shreveport Louisiana that helps families of cancer patients?
    A cousin in our family has prostate cancer. He is going to have to drive hundreds of miles by himself to receive treatment, after the treatment he is going to have to drive himself back home. Does anyone know of a charity or someone that helps with expenses for cancer victims? His wife has 4 children and cannot come due to finances. They cannot afford staying at a hotel. I can't imagine what it would be like to face it alone.

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go Honey.
      Housing - Patient
      American Cancer Society - Shreveport
      Guestroom Program
      920 Pierremont Rd Ste 300
      Shreveport, LA 71106 (318)219-1668 Shreveport
      map

      ACS Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge
      New Orleans, LA

      Phone: 504-219-2200

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there a Prostate Cancer Awareness month?
    One day I was just thinking about how Breast Cancer awareness month has different walkathons, ribbons are passed out, commercials, etc.

    Is there less prevalence to prostate cancer among men versus breast cancer to women and a small amount of men? Or is it more of a political issue?

    I only saw one commercial about prostate cancer on Spike TV years ago, which is male-oriented audience, while mainstream networks air things about breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Men can complain all they want about the lack of publicity for prostate cancer, but the fact of the matter is women did something about it. they unified and set sites to help women fight this. How anyone condemns them for this is rediculous.

      Now the businesses and Komen and other charities who profit hugely off this is out of control and shamful, but I will never begruge women for uniting and making it happen.

      Maybe if men got off their asses and did something about it it would be different but it appears most would rather just sit around and complain than actually doing something about it.

      FYI...Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is in September.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do i obtain sponsorship for a charity run i am doing?
    Hi me and my partner, have entered a charity run for prostate cancer 2009, i need sponsors and not sure who to ask or what to do
    any help will be appreciated
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Ask relatives, local businesses, friends and neighbors.

  9. QUESTION:
    you know how there is different coloured charity ribbons,what do each colour represent?
    i know this much
    pink -breast cancer
    red-aids
    black-mourning of someone's death
    white-prostate cancer
    multicoloured-gay pride
    puzzle-autism etc...

    • ANSWER:
      List of awareness ribbons
      The meaning behind the awareness ribbon depends on its color. Many groups have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness, and as a result, many causes often share each color. Some causes also seem to be represented by more than one color (for example, substance abuse uses both the red and the teal ribbon, roadway worker safety uses both the orange and the green ribbon, and Alzheimer's disease uses both the purple and the white ribbon). The following is a partial list of the different colors and their associated causes:

      This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
      Yellow (yellow ribbon): cancer (particularly bladder cancer and testicular cancer), liver disease and liver cancer, missing person and missing children ("amber alert"), deployed soldiers ("support our troops", POW/MIA, Gulf War), equality, endometriosis, teen suicide, suicide prevention, Pope John Paul II , spina bifida (pale yellow), adoptive parents, sarcoma, hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly, hope, come home, sarcoma (yellow with sunflower)

      Black (black ribbon): in memoriam / mourning / melanoma, anti-gang, anti-terrorism in Spain, POW-MIAs, Amish support, Supporting the fight against Natural Causes, Anarchy, Suicide

      Cream: spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

      Blue (blue ribbon): drunk driving, education, anti-tobacco, anti-second hand smoke, North Korean abductions of Japanese, freedom of speech

      Dark Blue: child abuse prevention, colon cancer, water quality, crime victim rights, arthritis, histiocytosis, domestic violence, water safety (flooding, drowning, and accidents), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), interstitial cystitis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Reye's syndrome, short bowel syndrome, myositis, leukodystrophy, hurricane support, police officers lost in the line of duty ("The Thin Blue Line"),Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      Light Blue: prostate cancer, Edward's syndrome, scleroderma, Graves-Basedow Disease, Pro Choice, Thyroid Disease, lymphedema, trisomy 18

      Brown: colorectal cancer, anti-tobacco

      Gold: childhood cancer

      Gray: diabetes, brain cancer/brain tumors, asthma and allergies, Aphasia, generic ("Support A Cause"), nee and dee awareness

      Green: health, ecology/environment, organ & tissue donor, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, missing children, open records for adoptees, leukemia, depression (both adults and children), safe driving, bipolar disorder, mental health or illness, eye injuries, bone marrow transplants and donation, roadway construction worker and driving safety, glaucoma, kidney cancer or kidney disease, neural tube defects, mitochondrial disease, brain injury, growth and rebuilding, cerebral palsy

      Light Green: chronic pelvic pain, celiac disease
      Lime Green: lymphoma, Lyme disease, muscular dystrophy (wristband only), Sandhoff disease
      Forest Green/blue edging: cerebral palsy awareness
      Green with Red and White stripe: solidarity with Free Chechnya

      Denim: solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in Belarus

      Forest Green: Tsunami relief, save Darfur

      Jade: Jade Ribbon Campaign spreads information about hepatitis B (HBV) and liver cancer in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities

      Lace: osteoporosis

      Orange (orange ribbon):Addiction Recovery including any “uncontrolled compulsive use” and or compulsive obsessive behavior to which life is unmanageable. the Ukrainian Orange Revolution of 2004, hunger awareness, lupus, racial tolerance, cultural diversity, leukemia, feral cats, motorcyclist safety, multiple sclerosis (wristband only), self injury, Agent Orange exposure, roadway construction worker safety (particularly honoring those who died on the job), Anti Disengagement Plan (Israel), SI self injury

      Peach: endometrial cancer, uterine cancer

      Periwinkle: pulmonary hypertension, eating disorders, stomach cancer, GERD, IBS

      Pink (pink ribbon): breast cancer, birth parents

      Purple (purple ribbon): Alzheimer's disease, Epilepsy, pancreatic cancer, Fibromyalgia, domestic violence, Pagan Pride, Children with disabilities, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 (includes police and firefighters), Crohn's disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, leimyosarcoma, macular degeneration, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, sarcoidosis, the homeless, thyroid disease, ADD/ADHD, cancer survivor

      Puzzle piece ribbon: Autism awareness

      Red: HIV/AIDS (World AIDS Day), DUI awareness, MADD / DARE, substance abuse, epidermolysis bullosa, Pro-Life, love, heart disease (also uses the red dress symbol), Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (WPW)

      Red, White, & Blue: patriotism, 9/11 victims, safety (USA)

      Red, White, & Red: leukemia & lymphoma

      Sheer w/Gold: lung cancer

      Silver: abuse of the elderly, Parkinson's disease, children with disabilities, any diseases or disorders of the brain including mental illness and strokes

      Teal: Native American reparations (or turquoise ribbon); myasthenia gravis; ovarian, cervical, uterine, and all other gynecological cancers; substance abuse; sexual violence; polycystic ovarian syndrome; spaying and neutering pets, Tourette syndrome

      White (white ribbon): peace, adoption (adoptee), student sexual assault, child exploitation and abuse (including child pornography on the Internet), free speech, purity, Alzheimer's disease, lung cancer, retinoblastoma, multiple sclerosis, innocence, victims of terrorism, right to life, diabetes, bone disease and bone cancer, Pope John Paul II ("Rest In Peace"), poverty awareness (especially the Make Poverty History, Support the Portnoys (especially in southern Newfoundland) and ONE Campaign)

      Burgundy ribbon: hospice care, multiple myeloma, cesarean sections, headaches and migraines, thrombophilia
      Lavender ribbon: all cancers (general cancer awareness), epilepsy, Rett syndrome, foster care
      Pearl ribbon: lung cancer and lung disease, multiple sclerosis, mesothelioma
      Clear ribbon: lung cancer and lung disease, multiple sclerosis
      Red and white ribbon: head and neck cancer, aplastic anemia
      Red and yellow ribbon: hepatitis C
      Red and black ribbon: Self injury
      Red and blue ribbon: Self injury
      Red and blue with a heart ribbon: congenital heart defects (also red, blue and red stripes)
      Blue and yellow ribbon: Down syndrome, designated drivers ("The Hero Campaign")
      Light pink and light blue ribbon: pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS, male breast cancer, genital integrity, intersexual people
      Purple ribbon with a red rose: cystic fibrosis
      Purple and green ribbon: hospice and palliative care
      Purple and blue ribbon: pediatric stroke
      Purple and yellow ribbon: chemical injury
      Purple, pink and teal ribbon: thyroid cancer
      Purple ribbon with white stripes: relapsing polychondritis - RP ribbon image
      Spectrum (rainbow) ribbon: multiple sclerosis (MS), gay rights
      Orchid and orange ribbon: psoriasis
      Lime green and aqua ribbon: adult stem cell donor
      Teal and pink ribbon: hereditary breast cancer, gynecological and breast cancers
      Black and light pink ribbon: bone marrow donor, loss of a daughter
      Black and light blue ribbon: loss of a son
      Black and white ribbon: carcinoid syndrome cancer (zebra striped), animal conservation (zebra striped), anti-racism
      Black, white, and black ribbon (three stripes): vaccine danger
      Gold and black ribbon: platelet donor
      Ivory, burgundy, and ivory ribbon (three stripes): oral, head, and neck cancer
      Yellow, lime green, orange, aqua, and hot pink ribbon: myelodysplastic syndrome
      Orange, green, blue, purple, and yellow ribbon: sexually transmitted disease (STD) awareness
      Camouflage ribbon (green and brown camouflage or beige camouflage): support our troops
      ASCII ribbon: against HTML in emails
      Pink and blue ribbon: several meanings, premature awareness

  10. QUESTION:
    Been OCDing about prostate cancer for a while, can answer my question so I can stop going crazy?
    I've not been worried about getting it, but I've been having bad OCD about it, and I've had to resassurance seek a lot. I just think that because I don't see blue ribbons on a lot of stuff in the store, that no one cares about prostate cancer. Is this true?? Does anyone even care about it??

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are people who care about it. Many people donate to charities and organizations about it. Many people participate in "No Shave November"/"Movember" in order to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer and research.

      Unfortunately, many men are reluctant to get screened for prostate cancer or even go to the doctor, and since many men don't get screened, many believe we shouldn't waste money going with it if it won't get put to good use. This is why mental health research and research for various disorders and diseases, especially rarer ones, are limited.

  11. QUESTION:
    you know how there is different coloured charity ribbons,what do each colour represent?
    i know this much
    pink -breast cancer
    red-aids
    black-mourning of someone's death
    white-prostate cancer
    multicoloured-gay pride
    puzzle-autism etc...

    • ANSWER:
      There are really too many to list as a lot of colors are used for multiple charities. Sorry!

  12. QUESTION:
    you know how there is different coloured charity ribbons,what do each colour represent?
    i know this much
    pink -breast cancer
    red-aids
    black-mourning of someone's death
    white-prostate cancer
    multicoloured-gay pride
    puzzle-autism etc...

    • ANSWER:
      Check out this site:

      http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

      They have the meaning of all the different colors.

      Have a good Day!

  13. QUESTION:
    What charity does the Pink and Blue/Black at the Masters represent?
    The commentators are wearing charity scarves for the 2011 Masters, however I've not been able to find any information on what charity it represents. Does anyone know?

    It'd be great to find out, as my Dad would love one.

    • ANSWER:
      I would think both breast cancer - pink - and prostate cancer - blue - I think it is just a symbol as many charities are based on dealing with those issues. Just type in American Cancer society and there should be many in your region that could have such scarves.

  14. QUESTION:
    Are a lot of men in your city growing moustaches this month?
    The men in my city are growing moustaches to raise awareness and donations for prostate cancer. Is this happening anywhere else?
    Yes, we call it Movember too

    • ANSWER:
      Quite a few here in the UK for 'Movember' - men's cancer charity

  15. QUESTION:
    A month of wearing a suit and tie for charity?
    I've been really interested in how months like "Stoptober" (Quit smoking for a month) and Movember (growing a moustache for prostate cancer) have really made a difference and taken off so quickly.

    Someone suggested to me the idea of "Suitember" where you wear a Suit and Tie everyday for the month of September in order to raise money for Alzheimer's for 2013, a couple of people have already done it for 2012.

    Do you think this is a good/novel idea and should get more people involved?
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Do you think they'd mind if I wore my birthday suit? Its the only suit I own.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is it ok for women to wear a fake stick on mustache for prostate and testicular cancer awareness?
    You know how they do the grow out your mustache for the month of November to raise awareness. Is it ok for women to wear a fake stick on mustache all month? It's become accepted for men to wear pink for breast cancer after all.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally as a male I think its a bit tacky. The idea of the Movember charity event is that you not shave your upper lip for the whole month.

      If I were female and wanted to participate, I would let my leg and underarm hair grow for the month

  17. QUESTION:
    Do women participate in raising awareness for prostate cancer?
    How do you do it? I am looking to become the next susan komen charity

    • ANSWER:
      A baseball team in my area had a "Strike Out Prostate Cancer" event. They sold blue t-shirts with the above logo/ribbon on it and all the proceeds from that and concessions went to prostate cancer research. I bought t-shirts for my whole family in memory of my father who died of metastatic prostate cancer in Jan. 2008. RIP Daddy. :(

  18. QUESTION:
    Why is breast cancer and female health given more publicity and money than male and prostate?
    Every day I see adverts for breast cancer, we even had a charity awhile ago were everyone wore pink for breast cancer, my neighbour died from prostate the other day and I realised that I've never seen prostate adverts or health for men, why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      Where do people live that they see cancer advertisements? I rarely see any.

      Everyday women made an effort to organize, raise money, advertise and lobby to find a cure for breast cancer about 25 years ago and made it what it is today. Generally, women’s health issues start very young and continue over our lives I suppose that is why you hear about that more.

      In 2010 the government spent over 0 million for prostate cancer research and I have participated in several free prostate cancer screenings. I have seen one free breast cancer screening.

  19. QUESTION:
    So who can pull off the old moustache?
    Rangers players Alexander, Edu, McCulloch, Davis and several others are all growing a moustache throughout November for the Rangers Charity Foundation in aid of prostate cancer.

    Anyone doing it ?

    • ANSWER:
      nothing would give me greater pleasure than 2 pull off your moustache wilber n i dont mean nice n quick, id do it as slow as possible allowing you 2 experience every millisecond of pain..........arent i generous lol

  20. QUESTION:
    Why breast cancer gets all the media?
    Where are all the brown ribbons for colon cancer awareness? When do NFL players have to wear brown gloves for prostate cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Brown isn't the colour for prosttate cancer awareness; blue is.

      It's currently Breast Cancer Awareness month, so breast cancer is getting a lot of media attention, yes.

      And it's true that breast ancer has a higher profile than other cancers. And the reason's simple - sheer hard work.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns and Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in...)..

      It's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day; in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

      There are awareness campaigns and months for other cancers - but the fact is that none has had the hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has - hard work by people affected by breast cancer and their families.

      And you know, all breast cancer awareness month excesses actually have negative consequences for breast cancer patients too – the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is 1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told – by people who don’t have it – that it’s a ‘good’ cancer to get) and 2) easily curable.

      And many women who have or have had breast cancer detest Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support for those with a deadly disease has been turned into a marketing opportunity by big business, with around 1% of the cost of specially made pink stuff going to breast cancer charities, the rest into the retailers’ pockets. That greedy manufacturers see people's concern and sympathy for cancer patients, and their desire to find a cure, as an opportunity to make cash is not the fault of breast cancer campaigners.

      I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate ‘competitive illness’ I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness and fund raising.

      BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers – and there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started by those women who started all the breast. If prostate and colorectal cancers are causes close to your heart - and good for you if they are - there is nothing to stop you from enlisting the help of a couple of friends to start an awareness and fundraising campaign for any one of them. You'd have to be prepared to be as dedicated and to work as hard as those women though.

      Have you heard of the 'Movember' campaign? It's a sponsored moustache growing event throughout each November to raise awareness and money for men's cancers, and prostate cancer in particular.

      The founder of the 'Movember' movement noticed the success of breast cancer campaigns and copied it. He openly acknowledges his debt to (and admiration for) the hard work done by women around breast cancer. It inspired him to work similarly hard around the cancers he felt passionately about. And in 2009 Movember raised £5m for prostate cancer research in the 30 days of November in the UK alone.

      Now THERE'S someone who didn't waste any time wondering about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers, but realised that the solution wasn't less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers, and started a campaign which became hugely successful in a very short space of time. Nothing to stop any person or group of people doing the same.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is needed to organise a fun run?
    basically me and a few others are trying to raise money in support of a cancer charity which has really helped my little sister, however we have no idea what is involved from a legal sense (we are in Scotland if that makes a difference). any help would be greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      In the United States it's easy to put together a temporary organization to raise funds and donate them to charity. In fact, scam artists regularly take advantage of this and pay themselves the biggest slice of the action. It's legal even if you give the charity a small slice of the proceeds. I do not know the laws in Scotland, but I hope they are better than they are in the United States.

      Some charities (at least in the US) end up funding drug research that ultimately benefits the shareholders of large drug companies. Research is given to the drug companies and then the drug companies charge exorbitant fees for something they didn't even discover.

      The most effective preventative measure and treatment for cancer is lifestyle and diet changes. There is an order of magnitude difference in the frequency of cancers (it's larger than that for breast and prostate) between populations who are primarily plant based diets versus the standard American diet. Why doesn't this come out during "cancer awareness" campaigns? Is mass media too busy selling fast food and drugs?

      I personally would fund groups who are addressing the root causes of cancer. My money would go to support the work of people who recognize how diet can affect the risk of cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. These are diseases caused by excess and unhealthy foods.

      I don't know of any drug that is as effective as a dietary intervention.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do peole care so much more about women with cancer then men?
    I'm definitely not saying its a bad thing but almost every advert I see on TV about cancer is standing up for cancer in women,breast cancer awareness,fundraisers fr breast cancer,cervical cancer injections. Why isnt there anything like this for men even though 45% of men get cancer and 36% of women get cancer? Are women more likely to die? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      They do?

      The high profile that breast cancer in particular has is down to hard work, pure and simple.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns and Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in...)..

      It's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day; in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

      There are awareness campaigns and months for other cancers - but the fact is that none has had the hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has - hard work by people affected by breast cancer and their families.

      And you know, all breast cancer awareness month excesses actually have negative consequences for breast cancer patients too – the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is 1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told – by people who don’t have it – that it’s a ‘good’ cancer to get) and 2) easily curable.

      And many women who have or have had breast cancer detest Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support for those with a deadly disease has been turned into a marketing opportunity by big business, with around 1% of the cost of specially made pink stuff going to breast cancer charities, the rest into the retailers’ pockets. That greedy manufacturers see people's concern and sympathy for cancer patients, and their desire to find a cure, as an opportunity to make cash is not the fault of breast cancer campaigners.

      I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate ‘competitive illness’ I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness and fund raising.

      BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers – and there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started by those women who started all the breast. If men's cancers are causes close to your heart - and good for you if they are - there is nothing to stop you from enlisting the help of a couple of friends to start an awareness and fundraising campaign for any one of them. You'd have to be prepared to be as dedicated and to work as hard as those women though.

      'Why isnt there anything like this for men...?' Have you heard of the 'Movember' campaign? It's a sponsored moustache growing event throughout each November to raise awareness and money for men's cancers, and prostate cancer in particular.

      The founder of the 'Movember' movement noticed the success of breast cancer campaigns and copied it. He openly acknowledges his debt to (and admiration for) the hard work done by women around breast cancer. It inspired him to work similarly hard around the cancers he felt passionately about. And in 2009 Movember raised £5m for prostate cancer research in the 30 days of November in the UK alone.

      Now THERE'S someone who didn't waste any time wondering about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers, but realised that the solution wasn't less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers, and started a campaign which became hugely successful in a very short space of time. Nothing to stop any person or group of people doing the same.

  23. QUESTION:
    I want to know if soy milk is a healthy drink also is it possible to consume 1liter of soy milk everyday?
    well i was wondering about is it healthy to drink extract soy bean? because i had heard that, it can cause breast cancer, also i would like to know if thats true? also i would like to know if soyfresh soya milk is a save product to drink and you who had taste soyfresh soya milk please give me your review about it and whats so special about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Soya proteins contain isoflavones that can mimic a weak oestrogen effect. It's not the same as the oestrogen your own body makes though - it is 1,000 times weaker than your own body's oestrogen, but it's this that has led to concerns (and rumour) about oestrogen dependent cancer.

      There is no actual scientific evidence that any food, including soya, causes, prevents, contributes to or affects the progress of any cancer (the exception being high consumption of red and processed meat, which is a major risk factor for colorectal cancers).

      This is as true of oestrogen positive breast cancer as of any other cancer (not all breast cancers are oestrogen positive).

      The fact is, nobody knows what causes cancer, so anyone who tells you that any particular food 'causes cancer' is repeating hearsay and rumour.

      I have had oestrogen dependent breast cancer, and have never been warned against soya.

      Check with any reputable breast cancer information service or charity - go to their wegsites and do a search for 'breast cancer risk factors'; you won't find soya consumption listed anywhere.

      There are those in the field who argue that isoflavones may be of help in preventing breast cancer or be beneficial to women who have had breast cancer.

      There is current research into whether increasing phyto oestrogens in the diet helps to prevent breast or prostate cancer, and a study in 2002 found that women with the highest levels of soya products in their diets had the lowest breast density - higher breast density being associated with higher breast cancer risk.

      Women with the highest levels of isoflavones in their diet are reported to have significant risk reductions for uterine cancer.

      The charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer addresses the issue of soya quite thoroughly. Note that it says:

      ''Because phyto-oestrogens can act like oestrogen they can have similar effects to oestrogen, but at high doses they may actually block the effects of oestrogen. ''

      and

      ''Some studies found that regularly eating foods that contain phyto-oestrogens might lower the risk of breast cancer, whereas others found that they have no effect.''

      You can download their factsheet on soya:

      http://breakthrough.org.uk/breast_cancer/breast_cancer_facts/publications/

      Soya in moderation is fine; too much of any food is not healthy

      Soya is contraindicated for certain thyroid conditions, and obviously those with such conditions should avoid it. As far as I can tell, there is no suggestion that soya actually causes or triggers such conditions.

  24. QUESTION:
    Where can find prostate cancer survivor apparel?
    I really want to get my grand father some pink suspenders with the survivor emblem! please help me if you know some one who can do that.

    • ANSWER:
      you can find quite a bit of apparel and survivor gear here:
      http://mywalkgear.com/search.aspx?keyword=prostate
      they have a pretty good prices and their site says that they make
      donations to charities with each purchase. I recently
      bought some for a breast cancer walk I was in and bought a diabetes
      shirt.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is WWE going to recognize Movember in support of prostate cancer?
    Or was it just for women in October that they're going to publicly acknowledge? I can't imagine why they'd not want to help out both.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think they will, yeah, I do agree, if WWE is going to help out one charity, then they should help the other, WWE choose to partner with a well known charity in October, Susan G Komen and Breast Cancer was doing well raising awareness before WWE got involved, I think they would be able to do even more good by helping out a lesser known charity and form of cancer that doesn't get that much attention!

  26. QUESTION:
    In your opinion is the cancer research 'race for life' charity raiser discriminative against men?
    This charity 5k run is (as you may or may not be aware) limited to women only.

    My arguement against is that this acts under the massive assumption that women only get breast cancer whereas (although uncommon) it is a condition which men can get also.

    If you lost your mother/wife/daughter (whatever) to breast cancer, surely you'd want to help raise some cash for it through this supported event.

    To my knowledge there isn't a 'men only' prostate cancer charity run... and I wouldn't consider that fair if there was.

    Over to you for your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with you. i think that cuz the men are in the minority, they just ignore them....... just wait though a male celebrity will get breast cancer and them everyone will change their views

  27. QUESTION:
    I've adapted to the vegetarian diet, I have a question on "meat" substitutes and soy products, tofu?
    I feel great being a vegetarian but my dad keeps warning me about the ongoing speculation on whether soy products are actually healthy. I use a lot of soy products, like the Morningfarm soy patties and sausages and tofu hotdogs? They have iron and protein, so at least I think I'm getting proper nutrition?

    Is it unsafe though? I heard soy products have been linked to cancers and infertility? :(

    • ANSWER:
      There is no scientific proof that soya increases the risk of any type of cancer.

      Soya proteins contain isoflavones that can mimic a weak oestrogen effect. It's not the same as the oestrogen your own body makes though - it is 1,000 times weaker than your own body's oestrogen, but it's this that has led to concerns (and rumour) about soya and oestrogen dependent cancer and in particular about breast cancer.

      There is no actual scientific evidence that any food, including soya, causes, prevents, contributes to or affects the progress of any cancer (the exception being high consumption of red and processed meat, which is a major risk factor for colorectal cancers).

      This is as true of oestrogen positive breast cancer as of any other cancer (not all breast cancers are oestrogen positive).

      There are those in the field who argue that isoflavones may be of help in preventing breast cancer or be beneficial to women who have had breast cancer.

      There is current research into whether increasing phyto oestrogens in the diet helps to prevent breast or prostate cancer, and a study in 2002 found that women with the highest levels of soya products in their diets had the lowest breast density - higher breast density being associated with higher breast cancer risk.

      Women with the highest levels of isoflavones in their diet are reported to have significant risk reductions for uterine cancer.

      The charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer addresses the issue of soya quite thoroughly; you can download their factsheet. Note that it says:

      ''Because phyto-oestrogens can act like oestrogen they can have similar effects to oestrogen, but at high doses they may actually block the effects of oestrogen. ''

      and

      ''Some studies found that regularly eating foods that contain phyto-oestrogens might lower the risk of breast cancer, whereas others found that they have no effect.''

      http://breakthrough.org.uk/breast_cancer/breast_cancer_facts/publications/

      As far as I can ascertain, there is no scientific proof that soya affects fertility; some studies have suggested that a diet high in soya may affect both female and male fertility, but these ARE just studies, not proof. All studies do is suggest posssibilities for further research. And from the studies I've seen, it would appear they considered that eating soya in moderation is fine.

      It's worth mentioning that there are no exceptionally high instances of infertility in Asian countris where soya has been a basic food for a very, very long time.

      Soya is contraindicated for certain thyroid conditions, and obviously those with such conditions should avoid it. As far as I can tell, there is no suggestion that soya actually causes or triggers such conditions.

      I'd draw a parallel with my own situation - as a diabetic I have to avoid or treat with caution a number of foods because of their high GI rating. These foods include healthy things like pineapple, beetroot and melon. No reason for someone without diabetes not to enjoy those foods; similarly, no reason for a person without a thyroid condition to avoid soya

  28. QUESTION:
    What vitamins do vegetarians need to have?
    Ok. So after being a vegetarian for a whole year I finally discovered that I needed to have been taking vitamin b this whole time. I've also known for a while that I need to make sure I get omega 3's and I make sure that I get those.

    Is there anything else that I'm missing?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a vegan for past 10 years. My wife is vegan since born, and a social worker too. Both my kids (5y/o, 9y/o) are vegan since born. We managed to "safe" alot the medical bills and spend them for charity services.

      Hey Joy, Eating an veg*n diet is one of the healthiest things a person can do for them self and the planet!

      If a person is sensible, they can pretty much just give up meat and dairy and not worry about what they are eating, and be a lot better off! Eat a wide variety of plant based foods, fruits vegetables, whole grains... limit salt, sugar, alcohol, refined grains, maintain a healthy weight, excersize... Why couldn't you ? Why wouldn't you?

      I don't want to make this into a nutrition numbers site. But it seems that the people who actually question the nutritional aspects of a vegetarian or vegan diet have absolutely no idea how much of anything a person should be getting, and are generally the ones whose diet is lacking in something. Included below are the current findings in what a body needs, and where they are found in a vegan based diet.

      The biggest concerns (or excuses) that still arise, when one mentions being vegetarian or vegan, is "How do you get enough protein?" While most of these people asking actually have no idea on how much protein is really necessary. They are still in the mind set of "meat is protein… you need protein… you need meat…" Where in reality protein is simply amino acids, and your body cannot tell the difference between amino acids whether it comes from a cow or a potato or a laboratory. A better question they should ask themselves is "How do you get enough vegetables? Enough vitamins? Enough fiber? A lot more people get too much protein, that is "wasted" than who suffer from protein deficiencies. Besides, too much protein has been even found to lead to things like prostate cancer among other diseases, and once your body has it's daily supply that it needs, it is just used as calories and converted to fat, which can be done easier and usually less expensive with carbohydrates and/or fats themselves.

      There is also an old fashioned idea that you need to "combine foods" at the same time to make it a complete protein….. That is false. As long as you are eating a variety of foods everyday you don't have to worry about that at all. You can eat beans for, say, dinner and then rice the next day for dinner, and your body will combine the amino acids making it complete. Although, beans and rice are great together so often are eaten at the same time anyway. As are nuts and grains..... like a peanut butter (nuts) sandwich (bread/grain) = complete protein. Soy is a complete protein in itself, and since soy is such a mainstay in most vegan and vegetarian diet, no one needs to worry about complete proteins ever.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do companies sell "pink" products that benefit breast cancer awareness/treatment but not prostate cancer?
    Why does KitchenAid sell a pink stand mixer and why does Campbell's Soup sell canned chicken noodle soup with a pink label, both of which benefit breast cancer awareness/treatment efforts, but they do not produce similar products related to prostate cancer? This is especially surprising considering that new cases of prostate cancer are even higher than that of female breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I think its to do with making awareness accessible through accessorization and marketing. The colour pink is very appealing to many women and so through exploiting it the charity raises awareness and money. Plus women are far more aware about breast cancer and this is often a topic of discusion amongst them. I don't think this is the same for men. Men are far less aware and afraid to talk about prostate cancer let alone buy bands or products to promote awareness. But it needs to be done and I think this is the problem that the charity faces.

  30. QUESTION:
    Why are there no telethons for schizophrenia?
    While I have seen some good charity events for serious mental illness (especially by NAMI) they are not the high-profile events that you see for other illnesses, like breast cancer. Schizophrenia and other serious mental illness disable millions of of people in America and suicide is one of the leading causes of death for people under 50 years of age.
    Mental illnesses can be treated like other illnesses and funds are needed for treatment and research.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of illnesses without telethons- where is the Crohn's disease telethon? Or the prostate cancer one? We could have oen every night of the week if we wanted to, but that would diminish them overall. I agree that mental health and schizophrenia are major problems that could use more attention, but I dont know that a telethon is required.

  31. QUESTION:
    Gentlemen, what can we do to make the masculinist and Men's movement more well known?
    I think it is important that the masculinist and Men's movement get more attention and reconigtion. We should also work harder so our voice can be heard.

    So gentlemen, what can we do to make the masculinist and Men's movement more well known?

    • ANSWER:
      1) I actually don't agree with the Masculinist movement because it uses the same 'Social Construct' theory that Feminists use. Although, we can all agree that we are physically, emotionally, and psychologically sculpted by our surroundings, I can not accept that Everything is socially constructed, ridding society of anything beyond Basic Biology. I'm more in-line with the Men's Rights Movement.

      2) For the Men's Rights Movement, I do see writing books, creating websites, getting involved in the Political Realm.

      3) Hold/Sponsor charity events for Men's Health Issues.... Prostate Cancer, Heart research(which will help women in some areas also), and so on.

      4) http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/registry/faq.htm Here is one issue that I believe needs change. This website is an example of men being able to keep the woman from giving his child up for adoption(legally kidnapping the child from him). Lobby for these Men's Reproductive Rights in all the states. Men also need to be educated on what their rights are in these situations.

      5) Don't get trapped into the 'Us vs. Them' useless rhetoric. Stay focused on the actual issues at hand.

      6) Donate time to Big Brothers or some other similar organization. Just teaching a fatherless child how to be a mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy man can do wonders. Otherwise, these children have no one to teach them how to be a man.
      Consider these statistics:
      --90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

      --85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.
      [Center for Disease Control]

      --80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.
      [Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 14 p. 403-26]

      --71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
      [National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools]

      --70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes
      [U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept., 1988]

      --85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.
      [Fulton County Georgia Jail Populations and Texas Dept. of Corrections, 1992]

  32. QUESTION:
    Does soy have negative affects on health?
    I read a couple of articles that said that soy products, especially soy milk and tofu, can contribute to some cancers and mess with a woman's menstrual cycle. I've been drinking soy milk for at least 3 years, so I want to know if this is true or not. I couldn't find any articles that said these claims weren't true, but I've always thought that soy was good for you...

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing you need to know is that there is no actual scientific evidence that any food, including soya, causes, prevents, contributes to or affects the progress of any cancer (the exception being high consumption of red and processed meat, which is a major risk factor for colorectal cancers).

      This is as true of oestrogen positive breast cancer, which is the cancer that usually causes concern in respect to soya, as of any other cancer (not all breast cancers are oestrogen positive).

      Both soya AND dairy have been claimed to promote or even cause ER+ breast cancer, but there is no scientific proof that either of them do.

      Soya proteins contain isoflavones that can mimic a weak oestrogen effect. It's not the same as the oestrogen your own body makes though - it is 1,000 times weaker than your own body's oestrogen, but it's this that has led to concerns (and rumour) about oestrogen dependent cancer .

      There are those in the field who argue that isoflavones may be of help in preventing breast cancer or be beneficial to women who have had breast cancer.

      There is current research into whether increasing phyto oestrogens in the diet helps to prevent breast or prostate cancer, and a study in 2002 found that women with the highest levels of soya products in their diets had the lowest breast density - higher breast density being associated with higher breast cancer risk.

      Women with the highest levels of isoflavones in their diet are reported to have significant risk reductions for uterine cancer.

      I have had oestrogen dependent breast cancer, and have never been warned against soya.

      Check with any reputable breast cancer information service or charity - go to their wegsites and do a search for 'breast cancer risk factors'; you won't find soya consumption listed anywhere. Examples:

      http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/server/show/nav.326

      http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/risk/factors.jsp

      http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/about_breast_cancer/breast_awareness_risk_factors/risk_factors/possible_risk_factors/index.html

      The last site linked to, Breakthrough Breast Cancer addresses the issue of soya quite thoroughly. Note that it says:

      ''Because phyto-oestrogens can act like oestrogen they can have similar effects to oestrogen, but at high doses they may actually block the effects of oestrogen. ''

      and

      ''Some studies found that regularly eating foods that contain phyto-oestrogens might lower the risk of breast cancer, whereas others found that they have no effect.''

      I have yet to see any convincing evidence - in theory or in real life - that soya affects women's menstrual cycles in any way.

      Soya is contraindicated for certain thyroid conditions, and can interfere with medications for some thyroid conditions, and obviously those with such conditions should avoid it. There is no suggestion that soya actually causes or triggers such conditions.

  33. QUESTION:
    How many women wore Prostate Cancer ribbons on Father's Day?
    On Mother's Day, many men wore pink ribbons to support the fight and research against breast cancer. Many men marched in breast cancer research-funding walks and parades. Many men joined women in various charity drives for the support of breast cancer research. In fact, the Major League Baseball players (all men) used pink bats and wore pink armbands in the games that Mother's Day to support this very same cause.

    http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070513/capt.cd510df56c504e299e2882c9d02adfc9.marlins_nationals_baseball_rfk108.jpg

    Now, how many women wore prostate cancer ribbons for Father's Day?

    *crickets*

    Further evidence that women today are far more sexist than men.

    Let me also state that there is roughly the same amount of reported cases of prostate cancer per year as there is breast cancer cases (slightly over 200,000 for each) -- the number difference between the two diseases only being a few thousand.
    How many of you women even know what a Prostate Cancer ribbon looks like? Probably none of you.

    Don't worry ladies, I've provided a link: http://www.theribbonlady.com/images/light-blue-layout.jpg
    Shivers, you seem angry. I wore breast cancer ribbons on Mother's day and light-blue ribbons on Father's Day.

    Also, contrary to what you said, I did provide facts -- one being that there are roughly as many prostate cancer cases each year as there are breast cancer cases.

    You say men should say " 'what about me' victim stuff", well, what exactly do you think feminism does constantly, hypocrite? Feminism is inherently a "what about me" victim-mentality movement.
    Rio Madeira: Light-blue ribbons and armbands were worn by MLB players on Father's Day, although to my knowledge there were no light-blue bats - indicating that feminist society says we should care more about women.

    MLB players on Father's Day:

    http://briananderson.mlblogs.com/photos/uncategorized/brianandersonribbontatto.jpg

    http://thefeed.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/18/morneau.jpg

    http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org/atf/cf/%7B705B3273-F2EF-4EF6-A653-E15C5D8BB6B1%7D/CIN-Homeplate-ceremony.jpg

    If this were a women's professional league; pink would be worn on Mother's Day, and Father's Day would be ignored. Thank you feminism.
    Carrie: I have never seen the "save the ta-tas" shirt, but if that is true then that is pretty uncouth and unnecessary. Sounds like they're trivializing the importance of it by linking it with sexual pop-culture terminology. But I guess they thought they were being "cute". When I think of something such as "cancer", be it breast cancer or anything, the last thing we should be thinking about is how it's sex-related.
    Lee: I know you're a troll, because all of your responses to every question is about how men die and men get diseases. You're either a man posting as a woman, and you want to make women look bad, or this is some kind of S&M fetish to you. Or you're a woman that's just a misandrist.

    And I have to correct you -- breast cancer tends to be deadlier than prostate cancer. Prostate cancer patients have about a 95% chance of survival if they treat it.

    • ANSWER:
      Somehow I think you know your own answer. I think I have male intuition.

      Seriously though, the women are not going to take up the fight for men in the numbers that men have for women. Women are just built selfish, not all but a good number. The proof is in the pudding, not just my word.

      edit
      Im sure there would have to be some, be it a small amount, of women that would of helped in some way. They should be acknowledged and thanked as they are fantastic humans

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you get a guy to open up?
    Ok, so why do guys refuse to talk about their feelings, their problems in the past,their sad moments? Why do they feel like they have to be so "invincible" and refuse to admit that they are not superman? It bugs me that he won't trust me with his problems even though we've been dating for a while now (almost a year). He expects me to tell him all of my problems, but he won't tell me his. Why is that? How can I get him to open up?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe one of my favorite sitcoms put it best when they said: "men just keep their feelings locked up deep down inside, where they eventually turn into prostate cancer, and then when the cancer is removed, the problems are gone." lol.

      Seriously though, for me, it has nothing to do with feeling like I'm "invincible" or "superman" because I know I'm not. For a dude, I actually am pretty sensitive and have a lot of emotions. But here are a few reasons why I don't like to share them. And some of or all of these reasons could just be me though. So here it goes.

      1. I don't want to share my problems because I don't want sympathy, pity, or for someone to do something for me where I feel I would have been some sort of charity case.

      2. This is a big one in my opinion. Lets say, Dana, that you are my girlfriend, and I am having an issue with my family. I come to you and tell you about it, and as any good and caring girlfriend would, you want to help me through it. Unsure of how to help, you go to your best friend, lets call her Samantha, and ask her for advice. Now in a way, that was very sweet of you to seek advice to help. But, what you probably don't realize, is that now Samantha knows whats going on in my life, something I want to keep private. Who else is Samantha gonna tell now? What if she doesn't know what to do either, so you seek advice from your friend Karen also? It starts out with great intentions, but now the world knows something I didn't want anyone to know.

      3. There are more than 3 but I'll just stop after this one. People tend to tell you how to feel, rather than listening to how you feel. Example. My best friend and neighbor (I was three yrs older than him) died in a car accident at 16 yrs old, while i was away at university in the middle of my first ever finals week. I was devastated. I was so depressed and sad, and all people would say is that I shouldn't be sad, and I should just smile because he was a great friend, etc. NO KIDDING! Thats why Im sad! Because he WAS a great friend and I miss him! But people don't want you to be sad and depressed because it brings THEM down. They'd rather you just fake a smile so theyyy can be happy.

      Theres more but I've gone on a long enough rant. In short, how do you get a guy to open up? You build trust first, and you treat them like their opinions and their feelings matter, even if you don't always necessarily agree with them. If you've been going out for a year, I'm sure you've laid alot of that groundwork already. When he needs you, he'll come to you.

  35. QUESTION:
    is it any UK charity that can help old people oversea those prostate cancer operation didn't work?

    I can pay for the operation if the price is reasonable but just need to know if there is any charity that can help if the cost goes out of control

    • ANSWER:
      Your question doesn't make any sense. Are you asking if there is a UK charity that will pay for someone to come to the UK for a prostate cancer operation? If so, I don't think so.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it true that drinking soy milk can increase your risks of getting cancer?
    Please support your answer with a reliable website or other outside link.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no scientific proof that soya increases the risk of any type of cancer.

      Soya proteins contain isoflavones that can mimic a weak oestrogen effect. It's not the same as the oestrogen your own body makes though - it is 1,000 times weaker than your own body's oestrogen, but it's this that has led to concerns (and rumour) about soya and oestrogen dependent cancer and in particular about breast cancer.

      There is no actual scientific evidence that any food, including soya, causes, prevents, contributes to or affects the progress of any cancer (the exception being high consumption of red and processed meat, which is a major risk factor for colorectal cancers).

      This is as true of oestrogen positive breast cancer as of any other cancer (not all breast cancers are oestrogen positive)..

      There are those in the field who argue that isoflavones may be of help in preventing breast cancer or be beneficial to women who have had breast cancer.

      There is current research into whether increasing phyto oestrogens in the diet helps to prevent breast or prostate cancer, and a study in 2002 found that women with the highest levels of soya products in their diets had the lowest breast density - higher breast density being associated with higher breast cancer risk.

      Women with the highest levels of isoflavones in their diet are reported to have significant risk reductions for uterine cancer.

      The charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer addresses the issue of soya quite thoroughly; you can download their factsheet. Note that it says:

      ''Because phyto-oestrogens can act like oestrogen they can have similar effects to oestrogen, but at high doses they may actually block the effects of oestrogen. ''

      and

      ''Some studies found that regularly eating foods that contain phyto-oestrogens might lower the risk of breast cancer, whereas others found that they have no effect.''

      http://breakthrough.org.uk/breast_cancer/breast_cancer_facts/publications/

  37. QUESTION:
    What kind of man uses moustache though?
    and in the evil city suddenly start to use a horseshoe
    moustache after years not cutting the hair.

    what's the symbolic and what's he wanting to show?

    the city is of evil people and he's a prophet.

    • ANSWER:
      I grow a moustache every November for charity (Movember) to raise funds for research into preventing prostate cancer and funding social work to male depression.

      I raised over 0 last year... I grow a fast mo in 1 month.

  38. QUESTION:
    Does a company giving away a "small" portion to charity influence your decision to buy from them?
    You know, cancer kids, orangutans, breast and prostate cancer research, inner city kids....

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely.

      Apple, as a company, has earned my lack of business through a number of means, including frivolous patent lawsuits and a monopolistic corporate strategy, as well as lovely consumer strategies like Steve Jobs's famous "consumers don't tell us what they want; we tell consumers what they want" (paraphrased) line.

      But it certainly didn't help when they echoed Sam Walton, the CEO of Wal-Mart, in declaring a corporate position against community charity of any kind, with the justification that "our contribution to our community is being a successful business, and nothing more." Frankly, we live in an era where we can expect better of our companies for that, and we should show them with our dollars that we notice when they take positions like that.

  39. QUESTION:
    what is the effect of oestrogen on the female body from soya?
    ...or what do they think will happen in the future? i love tofu!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no scientifically proven effect.

      Soya proteins contain isoflavones, which can mimic a weak oestrogen effect. It's not the same as the oestrogen your own body makes, it is 1,000 times weaker than your own body's oestrogen; but it's this that has led to concerns (and rumour) about soya and oestrogen dependent cancer.

      Oestrogen driven breast cancer is the one most often cited (not all breast cancers are oestrogen driven). But there are those in the field who argue that isoflavones may be of help in preventing breast cancer or be beneficial to women who have had breast cancer.

      There is current research into whether increasing phyto oestrogens in the diet helps to prevent breast or prostate cancer, and a study in 2002 found that women with the highest levels of soya products in their diets had the lowest breast density - higher breast density being associated with higher breast cancer risk.

      Women with the highest levels of isoflavones in their diet are reported to have significant risk reductions for uterine cancer.

      I can tell you, as someone who's had oestrogen driven breast cancer, that soya is not listed as a risk factor by any breast cancer charity or information service, and that oncologists do not advise breast cancer patients to limit or exclude soya. I'm vegan and I continue to consume soya products in moderation.

      The charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer addresses the issue of soya quite thoroughly. It says:

      ''Because phyto-oestrogens can act like oestrogen they can have similar effects to oestrogen, but at high doses they may actually block the effects of oestrogen. ''

      and

      ''Some studies found that regularly eating foods that contain phyto-oestrogens might lower the risk of breast cancer, whereas others found that they have no effect.''

      and

      ''A few studies have suggested that phytooestrogens might have a greater effect on reducing breast cancer risk if they are eaten during adolescence, but more research is needed before we can be sure.''

      You can download their factsheet on Soya and phyto-oestrogens :

      http://breakthrough.org.uk/breast_cancer/breast_cancer_facts/publications/

  40. QUESTION:
    Who is the president of Singapore in 1987?
    singapore is in South east asia one of the richest country in the world. I think.Liam Neeson was the notoriuos banker that was trading in Singapore. singapore is a great technical hub. Plenty of information on the country website.

    • ANSWER:
      Wee Kim Wee (Simplified Chinese: 黄金辉; Pinyin: Huáng Jīnhuī; November 4, 1915–May 2, 2005) was the fourth President of Singapore, from 1985 to 1993.

      Born into a humble family, Wee Kim Wee was the son of a clerk, Wee Choong Lay and his wife Chua Lay Hua. His father died when he was eight. Wee started out as a clerk working for The Straits Times, before becoming a reporter focusing on political issues. He eventually became one of the paper's main reporters. In 1941 he joined the United Press Associations, and was its chief correspondent in the 1950s. He returned to The Straits Times in 1959, and was appointed deputy editor in Singapore. In 1966, he interviewed the former Indonesian president, General Suharto, reporting Suharto's intention to end the three-year confrontation with Malaysia (see Konfrontasi). He broke the news with a front-page headline using Suharto's own words: "Suharto: 'Peace: The sooner the better'" [1].

      Wee was editorial manager when he retired in 1973 to become the High Commissioner to Malaysia, a position he held for seven years. He was appointed ambassador to Japan in September 1980, and to South Korea in February 1981. At the end of his diplomatic career in 1984, he was appointed chairman of the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation – the predecessor of the current MediaCorp Studios – and became president a year later.

      A highly popular president, he was noted by people from all walks of life for his approachability and humility during his term in office. Modest, friendly, and sincere, he is remembered as the People's President.

      Wee amended the Singapore constitution in January 1991 to allow for the direct election of the President, who would have the right of veto over civil service appointments and the use of government reserves.

      The creation of the elected presidency is a major constitutional and political change in Singapore's history as under the revision, the President is empowered to veto government budgets and appointments to public office. The President also have the rights to veto government budgets and appoinments to public office. This allows him to examine the Government's exercise of its powers under the Internal Security Act and religious harmony laws, and in investigations into cases of corruption.

      In 2004 he wrote his autobiography, Glimpses and Reflections. From the royalties and other donations, half a million Singapore dollars were donated to eight charities.

      Wee died on 2 May 2005 at 5:10am SST in his home at the age of 89 from prostate cancer. A humble man up to his death, he had asked to be cremated and for the ashes to be placed in the Mandai Columbarium with those of ordinary citizens, instead of at the Kranji War Cemetery, where people of his rank are usually buried. He was given a state funeral, and a large crowd turned up to pay their last respects. Prior to cremation, reverend Shi Ming Yi and two other abbots conducted the Buddhist last rites for Wee.

  41. QUESTION:
    so gentleman of the scottish section,can i ask?
    is anyone doing the MOVEMBER charity thing.ie growing a moustache in the month of november.prostate cancer charity.im signed up and hoping to raise some cashfae workmates and pals.its a cracking idea and it aint running a marathon.thank god
    so do i erra.lol

    com,if im going to look like a guy out of a 70s porno,i wish i had grown one years ago

    • ANSWER:
      You've talked me into it. Perhaps we could all post photographs on the 30th of the monstrosities we've cultivated.

  42. QUESTION:
    Why cant men run race for life?
    Why is it only women run race for life I know anybody answering this question will probably put "because its for breast cancer and men dont get that kind (even though they do occasionaly) from what I can tell its not specifcally breast cancer just cancer in general.

    • ANSWER:
      There have been a few issues raised in this question and some of its answers.

      First of all, the Race for Life is not a breast cancer event - it's to raise money for research into all cancers.

      There are many runs and other events organised to raise money for cancer charities; a number of these are organised by Cancer Research UK, who organise the Race for Life. Of all these events just one is for women only - a 5k event for which you don't have to be fit enough to run btw Snakeman - walking, even strolling, it is fine. CRUK also organise the Relay for Life and a 10K run which are both open to all.

      AND*****they also organise the Run for Moore event - a 5k run in aid of research into bowel cancer that is open to MEN ONLY.

      http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/runformoore/enter-now/blackheath/

      The issue of ''how a perceived 'womens' cancer gets more funding and attention than male breast and prostate cancer'' has also been raised; RFL is nothing to do with breast cancer, so I assume this is a complaint about the imbalance in fundraising and awareness.

      Just for the sake of correct statistics - yes men get breast cancer, and it's exactly the same cancer that women get. Men make up fewer than 1% of those diagnosed with breast cancer. I am all for raising awareness of the fact that men get breast cancer.

      I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate 'competitive illness' I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising generally.

      But the real reason for this imbalance is hard work. Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, many of them with cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in). Any group of people can start such an awareness campaign for any illness.

      There are other cancer awareness months, ribbons etc; but no cancer campaign has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has.

      If prostate cancer, testicular cancer or any other type of cancer is a cause close to someone's heart - and good for them if it is - then they can start an awareness and fundraising campaign in just the same way that handful of women did - but they have to be prepared to work just as hard.

      If taking part in the RFL really means so much to anyone that they're prepared to ruin a good-natured, fun anti-cancer event by insisting on the right to join in - well, nobody can stop them. But I think there are greater injustices to fight against, personally

  43. QUESTION:
    Are you aware that 3 times more men get prostate cancer than women get breast cancer?
    Yet you hear more about charity's for breast cancer, why? The Lance Armstrong foundaction is the only Prostate cancer foundation is the only who of which I am aware.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, and I'm very pissed off about that. plus more men in the U.S
      get and die from H.C.V.Then from HIV/AIDS.( Every year. )

  44. QUESTION:
    What should i do for charity?
    I want to raise money for the charity Stand Up 2 Cancer but i dont know what i can do that people will sponsor me for.

    • ANSWER:
      How about doing sponsored prostate exams. I bet you would find it difficult to get even one willing participant, so people would be saying 'yea right, I'll give you £100 if you get just one taker'.

      (as I am the proposer of the event I am afraid I will not be able to participate in any way, thanks)

  45. QUESTION:
    How much soy is healthy?
    They say it causes breast cancer and they say its good for you, so which ones the truth? How many servings of soy can a 17 year old girl have? Any meal ideas for a new vegetarian? Cant eat nuts.

    • ANSWER:
      It's advisable not to listen to what 'they' say.

      There is no actual scientific evidence linking soya to breast cancer. In fact there is no actual scientific evidence that any food, including soya, causes, prevents, contributes to or affects the progress of any cancer (the exception being high consumption of red and processed meat, which is a major risk factor for colorectal cancers).

      Soya proteins contain isoflavones that can mimic a weak oestrogen effect. It's not the same as the oestrogen your own body makes though - it is 1,000 times weaker than your own body's oestrogen, but it's this that has led to concerns (and rumour) about oestrogen dependent cancer

      The fact is, nobody knows what causes cancer, so anyone who tells you that any particular food 'causes cancer' is repeating hearsay and rumour.

      There are those in the field who argue that isoflavones may be of help in preventing breast cancer or be beneficial to women who have had breast cancer.

      There is current research into whether increasing phyto oestrogens in the diet helps to prevent breast or prostate cancer, and a study in 2002 found that women with the highest levels of soya products in their diets had the lowest breast density - higher breast density being associated with higher breast cancer risk.

      Women with the highest levels of isoflavones in their diet are reported to have significant risk reductions for uterine cancer.

      I have had oestrogen dependent breast cancer, and have never been warned against soya by doctors - nor have any of the many, many women with breast cancer I have met through breast cancer support networks. .

      Check with any reputable breast cancer information service or charity - go to their wegsites and do a search for 'breast cancer risk factors'; you won't find soya consumption listed anywhere.

      In fact Breakthrough Breast Cancer addresses the issue quite thoroughly; it says:

      ''Because phyto-oestrogens can act like oestrogen they can have similar effects to oestrogen, but at high doses they may actually block the effects of oestrogen. ''

      and

      ''Some studies found that regularly eating foods that contain phyto-oestrogens might lower the risk of breast cancer, whereas others found that they have no effect.''

      You can download their factsheet on soay and breast cancer:

      http://breakthrough.org.uk/breast_cancer/breast_cancer_facts/publications/

      Soya is contraindicated for certain thyroid conditions, and for certain thyroid drugs, and obviously those with such conditions should avoid it. There doesn't seem to be any suggestion from any reputable source suggestion that soya actually causes or triggers such conditions. I'd draw a parallel with my own situation - as a diabetic I have to avoid or treat with caution a number of foods because of their high GI rating. These foods include healthy things like pineapple, beetroot and melon. No reason for someone without diabetes not to enjoy those foods; similarly, no reason for a person without a thyroid condition to avoid soya

      Too much of anything is bad for you; soya in moderation is fine

  46. QUESTION:
    how can I donate to cancer, but make sure the susan komen foundation to get ANY of it.?
    I will NOT donate to any charity that only deals with a certain gender, race or age. I find the susan b komen fun repulsive and a nazi feminist organization
    Jen, I am sorry to hear about your mom, but again I will NOT donate to a specific gender or race. I dont see women stepping up for prostate cancer. Susan Komen foundation is sexist.

    • ANSWER:
      They don't just deal with women, but women are far more likely to get breast cancer than men. If this is just a general donation to help cure cancer, I'm sure some of the donations will go to help fight prostate and testicular cancer, which only men get. Why not donate to a charity that fights a particular type of cancer that is more meaningful for you, such as something that a friend or family member may have had? I would recommend donating to pancreatic cancer research, which is what killed my father and is the most deadly type of cancer because by the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always too late to cure. My mother died from breast cancer and I think this is a good cause as well.

  47. QUESTION:
    when a company supports breast cancer, is this considered demonstrating social responsibility?
    An example would be like when Mars Inc., the maker of M&M's came out with the pink and white ones.
    okay for the smartasses....i meant breast cancer awareness.....

    • ANSWER:
      In short, yes.
      The long answer: Any person, group, or company that gives aid to their fellow man or any or group or class of persons (whether in the form of money or personal assistance) is being socially responsible. This form of concern and giving is not Socialism. It's called charity: Giving when it is not required to be given. Giving not because you have to, but because you want to.
      Now the cynical answer: Unfortunately, breast cancer charities are sometimes placed in an unattractive light. Its critics say that people and companies are only jumping on the wagon to donate for the cure/cause because everyone else is, and if they advertise a pink ribbon on their products, it's because they only want to generate sales. It's critics may partly feel that breast cancer charities are given perhaps too much exposure or an unfair advantage and may be overshadowing other diseases or issues in this world. What about homelessness, child abuse, prostate cancer? All just as deadly and bad.
      In a way ... they're right ... but only to an extent. Even I personally feel that some corporations are using the poster child of breast cancer to help their bottom line and perhaps make them some additional money. And many items have an added boost to sales when they have that familiar little ribbon on them.
      But the glory of it is that those companies are donating to the charities, and any little bit helps. Perhaps, perhaps, had it not been for the efforts of the Komen Foundation to make its way into corporate America with their campaigns, I would not be a survivor, but another statistic.
      I don't remember if it was a NASCAR driver or an NFL football coach last year whose wife had a battle with breast cancer. But news of the incident sparked an awareness at an event that followed.
      So the TRUTH in an answer lies somewhere in between. A company that gives ad space or donates to a charity DOES demonstrate social responsibility ... and perhaps they can make a few extra dollars in the process. These businesses are owned and run by humans, and maybe we shouldn't discount that even they are capable of being humane.
      So have an M&M ... and save a life.

      Nancy

  48. QUESTION:
    What was with all the rugby players gay moustaches today?

    • ANSWER:
      There not ,"gay" as you put it.

      They are for a charity known as ,"Movember." Men are sponsored to grow moustaches for the month of November and shave them at the end of the month. The money they raise goes to charities dealing with men's issues. eg. Prostate Cancer

      So there you have it there not ,"gay" then right? ; )

      It's all for a good cause!


prostate cancer charity

Lobular Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If a person has lobular cancer, it is removed, did not spread then they have chemo plus radiation?
    Having had two kinds treatment for a cancer that was removed and had not travelled to lymph nodes, is it necessary to take Anastrozole . . .when is enough treatment enough?

    • ANSWER:
      These are questions you should have asked when your treatment options were discussed with you.
      Only you and your doctors can decide when enough is enough. You are not giving us any information to even make a half a$$ed guess.

  2. QUESTION:
    how do i know when is chemotherapy for ductal and lobular breast cancer?
    when is need chemotherapy after radical mastectomy for patient with mixed invasive ductal and lobular carcinoma (grade 3 score 8) 2-involement of two axillary lymphnodes by tumoral lesion were seen.mastectomy of one mam is done -age is 61-?

    • ANSWER:
      After you were diagnosed and work up was completed you should have been referred to an oncologist who would have told you. The surgeon should have also told you when to follow up with them and the oncologist.

  3. QUESTION:
    What types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?
    My mom just found out she has a rarer form of breast cancer. Its not the type that is a lump, instead its a thickening of the skin. Its not inflammed or red looking it just feels thick I guess more like a callous and is about 3 inches long. Anyone hear of this type of breast cancer? I have done a search online but only come up with the Inflammatory cancer which I dont think this is. The doctor said its not really an aggressive form if that helps.

    • ANSWER:
      Inflamatory breast cancer is most likely:
      "Although most breast cancers begin as lumps or tumors, inflammatory breast cancer usually starts with a feeling of thickness or heaviness in the breast."
      "Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 1-5% of all breast cancer cases in the United States are inflammatory breast cancers."

      Otherwise, try Invasive Lobular Carcinoma,
      "In other cases, the first sign of ILC is a thickening or hardening in the breast that can be felt, rather than a distinct lump."
      "About 10% of all invasive breast cancers are invasive lobular carcinomas. "

  4. QUESTION:
    How many of you have survived Imflammatory Breast Cancer?
    It is not in the bones, has 6 of 9 lymph nodes involved and one lobular node. Doctor first prescribed antibiotics, then she got biopsy, partial breast removal, now they finally figured out she has IBC. I hope you are doing well.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my goodness, that is awful! How could they not know from the biopsy?
      Inflammatory breast cancer is the most dangerous form of breast cancer, the diagnosis alone makes her cancer a stage IIIB and is a rare form only about 1% of all breast cancers are IBC. Therefore you may not find a survivor of this cancer here. If this person needs a support group contact the American Cancer Society and they can refer her to one. I hope she does well. Best wishes.

      P.S. – The survival rates quoted by the other person who answered are not correct and absolutely no one has a chance of surviving this disease without surgery.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the medical term for cervical cancer?
    I need to know the medical term for cervical caner and breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer can be ductal carcinomas or lobular carcinomas.

      Cervical cancer can be squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does most women with stage 2a breast cancer always have a recurrence?
    I know that it is rare for stage 1 breast cancer to come back later and metastasize, but is it for stage 2a breast cancer? Stage 2a means no lymph nodes involved.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry, but your statement is very incorrect. This is from the National Cancer Institute:

      Stages of Breast Cancer
      Key Points for This Section

      After breast cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body.
      There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body.
      The following stages are used for breast cancer:
      Stage 0 (carcinoma in situ)
      Stage I
      Stage IIA
      Stage IIB
      Stage IIIA
      Stage IIIB
      Stage IIIC
      Stage IV

      After breast cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body.

      The process used to find out whether the cancer has spread within the breast or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to plan treatment.

      There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body.

      The three ways that cancer spreads in the body are:

      Through tissue. Cancer invades the surrounding normal tissue.
      Through the lymph system. Cancer invades the lymph system and travels through the lymph vessels to other places in the body.
      Through the blood. Cancer invades the veins and capillaries and travels through the blood to other places in the body.
      When cancer cells break away from the primary (original) tumor and travel through the lymph or blood to other places in the body, another (secondary) tumor may form. This process is called metastasis. The secondary (metastatic) tumor is the same type of cancer as the primary tumor. For example, if breast cancer spreads to the bones, the cancer cells in the bones are actually breast cancer cells. The disease is metastatic breast cancer, not bone cancer.

      The following stages are used for breast cancer:

      Stage 0 (carcinoma in situ)

      There are 2 types of breast carcinoma in situ:

      Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast. In some cases, DCIS may become invasive cancer and spread to other tissues, although it is not known at this time how to predict which lesions will become invasive.
      Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lobules of the breast. This condition seldom becomes invasive cancer; however, having lobular carcinoma in situ in one breast increases the risk of developing breast cancer in either breast.
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      Stage I

      In stage I, cancer has formed. The tumor is 2 centimeters or smaller and has not spread outside the breast.

      Stage IIA

      In stage IIA:

      no tumor is found in the breast, but cancer is found in the axillary lymph nodes (the lymph nodes under the arm); or
      the tumor is 2 centimeters or smaller and has spread to the axillary lymph nodes; or
      the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters and has not spread to the axillary lymph nodes.

      So, there is also no concrete evidence that it is "RARE" for stage I breast cancer to "come back" and "metastasize." When cancer "comes back," it is called a recurrence. When it has "metastasized," that means it has spread to another organ. These are two different situations.

      There are women who had been dx'd with stage 0 or stage I breast cancer, and leapt to stage IV in the blink of an eye.

      You just can't assume that stage I means a person is in the clear.

      Cancer doesn't play favorites. It may never come back for a woman who was diagnosed originally as a stage IIIb. This is why it is crucial for women to be extreme advocates for themselves and be in tune with their bodies.

      By the way, I was diagnosed as a stage IIa/IIb, and I fully intend on NOT having it come back.

  7. QUESTION:
    How many people in the US have breast cancer?
    Men and Women and only ones that CURRENTLY have breast cancer not ones that survived it.

    • ANSWER:
      In 2013, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:

      232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors).
      64,640 new cases of in situ breast cancer (includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), of those, about 85 percent will be DCIS). DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer and LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer. Learn more about DCIS and LCIS.
      39,620 breast cancer deaths.

      Rates of breast cancer among women vary by:

      Age

      Race/ethnicity
      African American
      Ashkenazi Jewish
      Asian American and Pacific Islander
      Hispanic/Latina
      American Indian and Alaskan Native

      Specific populations

      Lesbian, gay and bisexual women
      Transgender people
      Pregnant women

      Men

      Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In 2013, it is estimated that among U.S. men there will be :

      2,240 new cases of breast cancer.
      410 breast cancer deaths.

      Rates of breast cancer incidence (new cases, including new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors) and mortality (death) are much lower among men than among women.

      http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Statistics.html#US

      You can gather this information simply by entering "breast cancer statistics" into your favorite search engine.

  8. QUESTION:
    what could a lump in the breast be if nothing showed up on the ultrasound?
    I have a couple small ones and a couple big ones. since I'm 18 they did a ultrasound. He said nothing showed up on the ultrasound but theres definitely something there so he's gonna send me to a specialist and said they might consider doing a biopsy.
    I know at my age it would be extremely rare to have something like cancer so thats not what I'm thinking. I'm just wondering what it could be if its something that didn't show on the ultrasound.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think it is something unusual it is most likely a benign tumor or fibroadenoma, they are very common. It probably didn’t show up on ultrasound due to your age. If you were older your doctor would have had a mammogram done, but they are useless on someone your age. When you are young the breast tissue is very dense making it impossible to see anything on a mammogram and ultrasound is the next best choice, but sometimes they can’t see anything with that either.

      There is a condition called LCIS (lobular carcinoma in-situ) that is a non-invasive cancer really more like an indictor for cancer occurring later in either breast, which often does not show up on either exam regardless of age. LCIS would be rare for someone your age however.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there any correlation between breast cancer and lung cancer?
    I am a 52 year ol;d female. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with lobular carcinoma of the breast (in-situ) and had bilateral mastectomies. My mother died of the same type of breast cancer when she was 47. I now have squamous cell lung cancer on the same side as the breast. Could there be a correlation?

    • ANSWER:
      No, they are two different types of cancer. Lobular carcinoma in-situ (LCIS) is really more of an early warning indicator that the patient will develop an invasive cancer in either breast, not just the one it was found in. This is why a bilateral mastectomy was recommended to you. LCIS is non-invasive and therefore incapable of spreading. Many people develop either lung or breast cancer and never develop the other. Good luck with your treatment. I hope all goes well for you.

  10. QUESTION:
    Information on different types of breast cancer?
    Trying to find out the different types of breast cancer and what options a person has for treatment.Also would like to find a resource to understand the terminology on how to read the pathology report.

    • ANSWER:
      With breast cancer there are ductal cancers (most common) and lobular cancers (less common) and there are other cancers which are very rare so I won't go into them.

      There are then 'carcinomas in situ' which is an extremely early form of cancer, is usually well treated and holds a good prognosis.

      If a cancer is not 'in situ' it is given a grade and stage, depending on how aggressive it is and how far it has spread within the breast itself and the rest of the body. Grade goes from 1-4 (4 being the worst) and stage goes from 1-5 (5 being cancer in other organs as well as breast). The higher each number the worse the cancer, and the more aggressive the treatment might be. For a lady with stage 5 cancer, she will likely be offered palliative care as there is unfortunately no chance of cure.

      Pathology reports will usually mention the receptor status of the cancer.
      ER+ means the cancer is sensitive to oestrogens so anti oestrogen drugs like Tamoxifen will be very helpful in treating it.
      ER- means that tamoxifen will not be useful

      HER+ means a highly aggressive tumour but luckily there is a treatment for HER+ve cancers in the form of Herceptin.
      HER-ve means a less aggressive cancer.

      That vaguely summarises breast cancer in mild detail. In nearly all cases though there is a lot of treatment and a lot of hope for ladies so dont let all this technical talk overly concern you. There will be a team of specialists who know the best treatment for each patient.

      The summary of treatment as I say, depends on the site and stage of the cancer but generally speaking There is
      Lumpectomy- removal of the cancer and preservation of the breast
      Mastectomy- removal of the breast
      Mastectomy and axillary clearance- removal of breast and clearing of nearby lypmh nodes

      Any surgery will be followed by either
      Radiotherapy to the chest wall
      Chemotherapy over a period of months
      Depending on receptor status Tamoxifen is used for up to 5 years, Herceptin I think up to 2 years
      Regular review and follow up mammograms to check for complete cure.

      In addition all ladies with mastectomy are offered breast reconstruction (usually) after treatment has finished to help them recover psychologically/emotionally.

      Hope this helps

  11. QUESTION:
    What does breast cancer feel like?
    Could you tell me where in the breast the lumps occur, what they feel like, etc.?
    What are some other symptoms of breast cancer? Are hair loss and tremors some symptoms?
    At what age can you get breast cancer?
    Any other info I should know?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a ten year survivor of breast cancer. Here goes.
      Tumours can occur in any part of the breast. Generally they are not painful at the outset. The one form of breast cancer that is painful from the start is a nasty little beast known as Inflammatory breast cancer. All women's breasts are somewhat lumpy and nodular to the touch. This is why monthly breast self examination after age twenty is recommended. The woman becomes familiar with the normal look and feel of her breasts, and any changes become immediately apparent ( lumps, orange peel skin, thickening etc.) Mine felt like a large kidney bean that was not too mobile. Cancer usually anchors itself to the blood stream somewhere. Hair loss is not a symptom of breast cancer. It 's a side effect of chemotherapy. Tremors are not a sign of breast cancer either.

      Breast cancer in women under thirty is rare. 1% of all cases in the US occur in women under thirty. I was 43 and considered young for breast cancer.

      A good reference is found here.

      Risk Factors

      When you're told that you have breast cancer, it's natural to wonder what may have caused the disease. But no one knows the exact causes of breast cancer. Doctors seldom know why one woman develops breast cancer and another doesn't.

      Doctors do know that bumping, bruising, or touching the breast does not cause cancer. And breast cancer is not contagious. You can't catch it from another person.

      Doctors also know that women with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop breast cancer. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease.

      Some risk factors (such as drinking alcohol) can be avoided. But most risk factors (such as having a family history of breast cancer) can't be avoided.

      Studies have found the following risk factors for breast cancer:

      * Age: The chance of getting breast cancer increases as you get older. Most women are over 60 years old when they are diagnosed.

      * Personal health history: Having breast cancer in one breast increases your risk of getting cancer in your other breast. Also, having certain types of abnormal breast cells (atypical hyperplasia, lobular carcinoma in situ [LCIS], or ductal carcinoma in situ [DCIS]) increases the risk of invasive breast cancer. These conditions are found with a breast biopsy.

      * Family health history: Your risk of breast cancer is higher if your mother, father, sister, or daughter had breast cancer. The risk is even higher if your family member had breast cancer before age 50. Having other relatives (in either your mother's or father's family) with breast cancer or ovarian cancer may also increase your risk.

      * Certain genome changes: Changes in certain genes, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2, substantially increase the risk of breast cancer. Tests can sometimes show the presence of these rare, specific gene changes in families with many women who have had breast cancer, and health care providers may suggest ways to try to reduce the risk of breast cancer or to improve the detection of this disease in women who have these genetic changes.

      Also, researchers have found specific regions on certain chromosomes that are linked to the risk of breast cancer. If a woman has a genetic change in one or more of these regions, the risk of breast cancer may be slightly increased. The risk increases with the number of genetic changes that are found. Although these genetic changes are more common among women than BRCA1 or BRCA2, the risk of breast cancer is far lower.
      * Radiation therapy to the chest: Women who had radiation therapy to the chest (including the breasts) before age 30 are at an increased risk of breast cancer. This includes women treated with radiation for Hodgkin lymphoma. Studies show that the younger a woman was when she received radiation treatment, the higher her risk of breast cancer later in life.

      * Reproductive and menstrual history:
      o The older a woman is when she has her first child, the greater her chance of breast cancer.
      o Women who never had children are at an increased risk of breast cancer.
      o Women who had their first menstrual period before age 12 are at an increased risk of breast cancer.
      o Women who went through menopause after age 55 are at an increased risk of breast cancer.
      o Women who take menopausal hormone therapy for many years have an increased risk of breast cancer.

      * Race: In the United States, breast cancer is diagnosed more often in white women than in African American/black, Hispanic/Latina, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native women.

      * Breast density: Breasts appear on a mammogram (breast x-ray) as having areas of dense and fatty (not dense) tissue. Women whose mammograms show a larger area of dense tissue than the mammograms of women of the same age are at increased risk of breast cancer.

      * History of taking DES: DES was given

  12. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed with invasive carcinoma breast cancer Stage 2a grade3?
    no lymph nodes were involved , all tests came back negative for receptors , which i believe it was a triple negative cancer. I had 6 treatments of chemo and am now going through 6 weeks of radiation. I am 36 yrs old.

    What are my chances of this reoccurring?

    no one can tell me why or how i got it , and there is NO history of breast cancer in my family.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a Breast Cancer survivor for almost 2 years. The Cancer I had was stage 2 lobular invasive and it had started going out side of the lobules, The type I had was not seen on a mammogram or ultrasound it only showed up on an MRI and only 10 to 15% are infiltrating or invasive, mine was E R positive and it is not genetic. The kind I had was estrogen fed and I am now on Femara for 5 years. They gave me Tamoxifen but I had a severe reaction to it, You didn't say if your cancer was ductal, lobular , or something else. It would be hard to say what your chances of recurrence is. Like I said about the type I had it was estrogen fed and no one in my family had this. The great thing is because of mine being what it was I don't have to worry that I passed it down to my Daughter. The BRACA1 and 2 were negative for genetics. But I do have a chance of recurrence and it coming back in different parts of my body. But that won't happen God took mine away and he won't let it come back. Sometimes we really can't get all of our questions answerd because there really is no answer why it was you, but you had the cancer cells in your body and they invaded and became cancer. What I was told was every person has Cancer cells, but not all people get cancer

  13. QUESTION:
    I am starting chemo on monday for breast cancer?
    I've been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Both ductal and lobular. Had a port installed yesterday. Start Chemo on Monday. I am devastated. I would love to hear any encouraging words of wisdom and advice on what I am about to undertake. I have no support group. Anyone out there care to share your stories?
    I think losing my fabulous hair is hitting me harder than facing a mastectomy. Any advice on wigs?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I was diagnosed Stage 2B last March. I had a mastectomy, chemotherapy (with port also), radiation, herceptin treatments, hysterectomy & oopherectomy, It was a long year of surgeries and treatments, but I made it through and you will too. Just take it one day at a time, one treatment at a time.

      I cut my hair short a few weeks ahead of time and right after my first treatment I had a friend shave it down to stubble. I didn't want to wait until it fell out in clumps and this way it was gradual. I did get a wig but just wasnt comfortable wearing it. I wore turbins when it was cold and bandanas in the warmer weather. I had them in lots of different colors. Check out http://www.tlcdirect.org And I know it's difficult, but remember, the hair will grow back.. I have a full head of hair again:)

      Contact your local cancer society. They have a reach to recovery program where they can put you in contact with someone who has been down this same road and can help you along the way. They also have a workshop called Look Good Feel Better where they'll show you makeup tips for eyebrow and eyelash loss. Most will also give you a voucher towards a wig purchase if your insurance doesn't cover it.

      Ask the nurses in the chemo room if there is any local support groups. They can usually point you in the right direction. Also, make sure you speak up if you are having any problems....pain, nauseau from the chemo. Your oncologist has a multitude of medications he can prescribe to help with side effects. I learned the hard way...don't be afraid to take the medications. From the chemo I was tired and naseaus but that only lasted 3 or 4 days each time. Because I'm anemic, I automatically got the Neulesta shot to help boost the white blood cells. That caused bone pain with me so I did have pain medication for that. I slept alot when on that.

      If you go to http://www.thelydiaproject.org you can request a handmade tote be sent to you and you can use that to bring things with you to treatments.

      Contact http://www.chemoangels.com and http://www.angels2theheart.com for support. There are many caring volunteers who will send you uplifting and cheerful letters and cards while you're going through chemotherapy.

      http://www.networkofstrength.org also has breast cancer survivors you can speak to.

      Make sure you listen to your body. If you're tired...rest. If you have the energy, get out and get some fresh air. I had my "down" days and then I'd have a few good days. On those days I tried to go about my life as normally as possible. And I did find as the treatments progressed it took longer to "bounce" back. But it does get better!

      I know it's easier said than done, believe me....but try to stay positive...it does help get you through. If you need someone to talk to please feel free to contact me through my profile.

      Hang in there and best of luck.

      http://www.thesurvivormovie.com

      addtl comments: good suggestion, hanora, on the squirt bottle...I also used this. Depending on what type of chemo drugs used, you can get that metallic taste in your mouth. I was told to get "barley" pops to help with that. I found them at Gertrude Hawk. I was also told to prevent sores in the mouth..suck on some ice cubes just before chemo being administered. I ended up getting taxotere/carboplatin/herceptin and these didn't give me that metallic taste or sores.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed?
    Invasive lobular carcinoma affect the lobules of the breast, which produce milk for the new born baby.
    so i was wondering if women with invasive lobular carcinoma are allowed to breast feed?
    I was thinking maybe they couldn't because maybe the milk is infected with cancer cells?
    help!

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    What questions should i ask an oncologist that specializes in breast cancer?
    I have to do an interview as part of my anatomy project but dont know what exactly to ask

    • ANSWER:
      Well, start by getting to know a little bit about him. Ask him/her when he first realized he wanted to be doctor. Where did he go to med school. How did he decide to go into oncology. Where did he do his residency. Is he a surgical oncologist or medical oncologist or radiation oncologist.

      When does he think women should have their first mammogram? How often does he think a woman should have a mammogram?

      Does having your first baby before 30 increase or decrease your odds of getting breast cancer? Does breast feeding your baby increase or decrease your odds of getting breast cancer?

      If you have breast augmentation does that hinder doctors from being able to diagnose breast cancer?

      Ask about the different types of breast cancer: non invasive (in situ); invasive (infiltrating); ductal; lobular; inflammatory; and any others he may mention.

      How many men get breast cancer each year and has he treated any?

      Does he know anything about the "balloon catheter" radiation treatment for breast cancer?

      What are the stages of breast cancer and explain each one in detail.

      Explain the best treatment for Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4 breast cancer. (such as lumpectomy alone, lumpectomy with chemo and radiation (or balloon radiation), mastectomy....

      Explain the BRCA gene testing and what it means.

      If his wife's mother tested positive for BRCA would he want his wife and daughter to be tested. Would he recommend his wife having a double mastectomy if she tested positive. Would he recommend she also have her ovaries removed if she tested positive.

      What is the 5 year survival rate for patients with stage 1 breast cancer.

      Okay so i think that should really give you some good info to discuss. Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the medical terminology for breast cancer?
    breast cancer, cancer of the breasts, cancer of the mammograms

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is referred as breast cancer only. There is no other single word medical terminology for this type of cancer. However, depending on the exact part affected within Breast it is referred as under -

      Ductal Carcinoma -
      lobular Carcinoma -

  17. QUESTION:
    If you get punched in the breasts a lot?
    Is it true you can get breast cancer?

    By the way, it's just my friend that likes to joke around and hit people, but she punched me yesterday in the boob and somebody told me getting punched there a lot can lead to breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Dear,
      OMG.. If that is true then i am dead Meat... You know men also can get breast cancer, and i have had a 3 years marshal arts experience, with countless punches on my chest and stomach.... Omg.. i am soo soo Dead !!

      But hey... i am alive.. Yeppy !!! see that makes me really lucky.. :P

      .....

      WTF Dear... Just chill and Relax. Punching can cause some pain, probably skin injury or bone injury.. Not dam Cancers... Just Relax... Everything is Fine !! :)

      ...

      There are some other risk factors which you cannot ignore. .Gender: Being a woman is the main risk for breast cancer. While men also get the disease, it is about 100 times more common in women than in men.

      Age: The chance of getting breast cancer goes up as a woman gets older. About 2 out of 3 women with invasive breast cancer are 55 or older when the cancer is found.

      Lobular carcinoma in situ: Women with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) have a 7 to 11 times greater risk of developing cancer in either breast.

      Menstrual periods: Women who began having periods early (before age 12) or who went through the change of life (menopause) after the age of 55 have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. They have had more menstrual periods and as a result have been exposed to more of the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

      Earlier breast radiation: Women who have had radiation treatment to the chest area (as treatment for another cancer) earlier in life have a greatly increased risk of breast cancer. The risk varies with the patient's age when they had radiation. The risk from chest radiation is highest if the radiation were given during the teens, when the breasts were still developing. Radiation treatment after age 40 does not seem to increase breast cancer risk.

      Treatment with DES: In the past, some pregnant women were given the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol) because it was thought to lower their chances of losing the baby (miscarriage). Recent studies have shown that these women (and their daughters who were exposed to DES while in the womb), have a slightly increased risk of getting breast cancer
      Genetic risk factors: About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be linked to inherited changes (mutations) in certain genes. The most common gene changes are those of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Women with these gene changes have up to an 80% chance of getting breast cancer during their lifetimes. Other gene changes may raise breast cancer risk, too.

      Family history: Breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives have this disease. The relatives can be from either the mother's or father's side of the family. Having a mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer about doubles a woman's risk. (It's important to note that 70% to 80% of women who get breast cancer do not have a family history of this disease.)

      Personal history of breast cancer: A woman with cancer in one breast has a greater chance of getting a new cancer in the other breast or in another part of the same breast. This is different from a return of the first cancer (called recurrence).

      Race: White women are slightly more likely to get breast cancer than African-American women. But African American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. At least part of the reason seems to be because African-American women have faster growing tumors, but we don't know why this is the case. Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of getting and dying from breast cancer.

      Dense breast tissue: Dense breast tissue means there is more gland tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with denser breast tissue have a higher risk of breast cancer. Dense breast tissue can also make it harder for doctors to spot problems on mammograms.

      Certain benign (not cancer) breast problems: Women who have certain benign breast changes may have an increased risk of breast cancer. Some of these are more closely linked to breast cancer risk than others

      You just need to relax, Breast cancer is not caused by physical damage. . So you can punch Ur friend in return now :P...

      Regards,
      Take Care Dear. .

  18. QUESTION:
    How many types of breast cancer are they?
    i need to know what they are and how many of them are.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a homework question to me. The only way to learn is to do your own homework, but I’ll give you a start.

      Basically there are two categories, invasive and non-invasive. Then you have various histology’s:

      About 80% of all breast cancers are ductal carcinomas, about 10% are lobular, about 1% are inflammatory (the most dangerous) and the rest are various types; papillary, tubular, mucinous, etc, etc., etc.

      Tumors can be both invasive and non-invasive and they can be a combination of histologys.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is Invasive lobular carcinoma the same thing as Invasive Ductal Carcinoma?

    • ANSWER:
      While both are breast cancers that have spread to the surrounding breast tissue, invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) have their origins in different parts of the breast. ILC starts in the milk-producing lobules which empty into the milk-carrying ducts. IDC starts in the ducts themselves. ILC tends to hit older women than IDC, although a woman of any age can be diagnosed with either.

      Most women who are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer have IDC (around 80%). ILC makes up about 10% of invasive breast cancer cases.

  20. QUESTION:
    Fears about lobular breast cancer?
    I have yearly mammograms in conjunction with a breast scan. The results are most of the times density in both breast especially in the more in the left one. With the scan they see like a cyst but Doctor said is not important. I have fibrocystic breasts and mammograms always become a worry because they cannot see through the breasts because of their density. But doing some research I came across with lobular breast cancer. It says that this type of cancer it doesn't present with a lump, is a thickening of an area in the breast and it's very difficult to diagnose.
    Could a doctor give me some advise on this because my gynecologist didn't say much about it and all this information on the web about difficulty diagnosing some breast cancer is leaving me very concerned.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I also have fibrocystic breasts, but my consultant has assured me that it is not lobular breast cancer, as there are differences in the mammogram images. Don;t worry about it. Hopefully, your area will be adopting digital imaging soon, and those results are even clearer.

  21. QUESTION:
    Trying to help a massage client with evasive lobular carcinoma of the breast?
    I have a client who has stage 4 evasive lobular carcino of the right breast. It is caused by her body making massive amounts of estrogen and progesterone from some where in her body. They tried giving her a medication that would put her into menopause to stop the production of the estrogen but she got violently
    ill after just two tablets. It actually did give her the symptoms of menopause but the depression was so severe she cryed for two days and was actually thinking of suicide which is something she never thinks of. She stopped taking the medication after the second pill and it took 2 days to lose the side effects. They say it is too big to do surgery (the tumor) and that chemo and radiation will not cure this type of cancer. We have been doing energy work which helps but periods make the tumor grow more. We are looking to find out if there is any other type of treatment for this condition that is alternative. I have some carsinoma homeopathic beads Will this help?

    • ANSWER:
      There is an alternative treatment if your interested, its not used alot in the US. Europe and other nations worldwide are using it alot more. Its called BCEC (Biologically closed electrical circuit). It might sound weird but the treatment method is easier on the patient than traditional chemo/radiation and the end results are remarkebly high. I suggest it to people before starting the chemo/radiation treatment.
      It was created by Dr. Björn E.W. Nordenström.
      His website is http://www.iabc.readywebsites.com/page/page/623957.htm
      If you want more info check out http://www.emfscience.net

  22. QUESTION:
    Do the women of the yahoo answer and Questions Know ?
    I was just emailed that there is a form of Breast Cancer out their called IBC (Inflamatory Breast Cancer) Its like sheet of cancer or webs and it doesn't have lumps.I was shocked we
    have always been told to watch for lumps but this one no lumps.
    INFORMATION --- 1-866-447-3467
    It will be like you might have a bug bite on your breast several,
    bad itching,inflammed,Inverted nipple.
    I have a toll Free Number for Information PLEASE call and
    and Inform yourselves,this is new just coming out.
    A sixteen year old girl passed away from it,wouldn't tell her mom that her breast looked funny.So by the time the mom did find out the girl was stage 4.SO,SO, VERY SAD.
    Pass it on to all that you can.Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Just to reassure you somewhat . . the term breast cancer is an 'umbrella' term for 13 different subtypes of breast cancer.

      There is an email that is passed along delivering this information as if it were 'new' . . but it is old information based on a half truth.

      Yes there is a type of breast cancer called IBC . . . it is a rare subtype of disease. So, even though the information is true . . the information does not tell you that only about 1 to 3 percent will get this. It might be good to know about, but the problem is far greater than you even know.

      There are over 200 different cancers and even more subtypes of cancer and another 200 rare types of cancer. This is just one rare one. You can watch out for it, but you have more of a chance of getting osteosarcoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, brain stem glioma, alveolar soft part sarcoma, or hundreds of other cancers before this one .

      Urban Legend: Email
      http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/ibc.asp

      True . . but . . extremely rare.

      List of the common and uncommon types of breast cancer:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/HQ00348

      1. Ductal carcinoma in situ
      2. Lobular carcinoma in situ
      3. Invasive ductal carcinoma
      4. Invasive lobular carcinoma
      5. Inflamatory breast cancer
      6. Medullary carcinoma
      7. Mucinous carcinoma
      8. Paget's disease of the breast
      9. Tubular carcinoma
      10. Phylioides tumor
      11. Metaplastic carcinoma
      12. Sarcoma of the breast
      13. Micropapillary carcinoma
      14. Adenoid cystic carcinoma

      The problem isn't that young women need to know about this one rare breast cancer, the problem is that young people in general do not know they can get cancer too. There are specific types of cancer that teens and young adults get. You can find them online.

  23. QUESTION:
    Anyone familiar with this type of cancer?
    Today, my mom was diagnosed with Infiltrated Lobular breast cancer, is anyone familiar with this type and how severe is it in comparison with other types of breast cancer? (she's getting a masectomy monday)

    • ANSWER:
      Infiltrating lublar carcinoma describes breast cancer that starts from cells in the lobules of the breast, and spreads to other parts of the breast, and potentially to other parts of the body. It is the second most common type of invasive prest cancer, representing 10-15% of invasive breast cancer cases.

      There are two main types of breast cancer: infiltrating and in situ. In situ cancers stay where they are and don't spread to other parts of the breast or the rest of the body. Infiltrating ones do spread. The infiltrating types of breast cancer are more likely to be more serious than the in situ ones in that they can potentially spread to the vital organs. However, there's no overall rule for predicting how severe a particular case is based on what type it is. The severity of the disease depends far more on how advanced it is and whether or not it has spread to other parts of the body.

      Breast cancer is overall one of the more treatable forms of cancer. If the cancer hasn't let metastasized (spread), there's a good chance that the all the cancer cells will be removed in the mastectomy. If the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, there's still a chance that it can be eliminated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other treatments. There are various ways to essentially label cancer cells so they'll show up on various types of scans, so your mother's doctor should be able to tell you whether the cancer has spread outside the breast.

  24. QUESTION:
    My mom has just been diagnosed with breast cancer?
    Specifically infiltrating lobular carcinoma. Anyone with a similar diagnosis? Can you discuss your course of treatment and where you stand now? Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      The first few days/weeks are a whirlwind with most cancer diagnoses. There is no way to remember everything you will be told, try and keep a notebook. Write the person's name and the important stuff they say. Never be afraid to make them repeat something or ask what some medical jargon means. Get all you questions answered (write those down too- you'll forget them the second someone who can answer them comes into the room).
      Each person is different as far as the coarse of treatment. Just be sure to ask questions and don't be afraid to get a second opinion.

  25. QUESTION:
    My mom was just diagnosed with Lobular carcinoma stage 2?
    Can anyone tell me a little more about this....maybe from experience... Thank you!
    it is moderatly diferantieated....she will undergo a lymph biopsy to see if its spread....i hope it dosent...does anyone know about this? please help Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The bad news is that is it is very likely an Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
      . The good news is that it is a stage two which is very treatable.

      From the American Cancer Society.

      Lobular carcinoma in situ

      Although not a true cancer, lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS; also called lobular neoplasia) is sometimes classified as a type of non-invasive breast cancer, which is why it is included here. It begins in the milk-producing glands but does not grow through the wall of the lobules.

      Most breast cancer specialists think that LCIS itself does not become an invasive cancer very often, but women with this condition do have a higher risk of developing an invasive breast cancer in the same breast or in the opposite breast. For this reason, women with LCIS should make sure they have regular mammograms.
      Invasive (or infiltrating) lobular carcinoma

      Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) starts in the milk-producing glands (lobules). Like IDC, it can spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. About 1 out of 10 invasive breast cancers are ILCs. Invasive lobular carcinoma may be harder to detect by a mammogram than invasive ductal carcinoma.

      Stage II

      These cancers are larger and/or have spread to a few nearby lymph nodes.

      Local therapy: Surgery and radiation therapy options for stage II tumors are similar to those for stage I tumors (see above), except that in stage II, radiation therapy may be considered even after mastectomy if the tumor is large (more than 5 cm across) or the cancer is found after surgery to have spread to several lymph nodes.

      Adjuvant systemic therapy: Adjuvant systemic therapy is recommended for women with stage II breast cancer. It may involve hormone therapy, chemotherapy, trastuzumab, or some combination of these, depending on the patient's age, estrogen-receptor status, and HER2/neu status. See below for more information on adjuvant therapy.

      Neoadjuvant therapy: An option for some women who would like to have breast-conserving therapy for tumors larger than 2 cm (about 4/5 inch across) is to have neoadjuvant (before surgery) chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and/or trastuzumab to shrink the tumor.

      If the neoadjuvant treatment shrinks the tumor enough, women may then be able to have breast-conserving surgery (such as lumpectomy) followed by radiation therapy, as well as hormone therapy if the tumor is hormone receptor-positive. Further chemotherapy may also be considered. If the tumor does not shrink enough for breast-conserving surgery, then mastectomy followed by different chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy is the usual treatment. A woman's chance for survival from breast cancer does not seem to be affected by whether she gets her chemotherapy before or after her breast surgery.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about Chromosone 1 defect?
    My nephew has been diagnosed with it and I can't find any information about this defect.

    • ANSWER:
      Chromosome 1

      Breast Cancer, Ductal

      Most common type of cancer among women
      Ductal is most frequent type of breast cancer
      Risk increases with age
      Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, the risk of breast cancer increases with age; it is most common after the age of 50. Each breast has 15- 20 sections (lobes), each of which has many smaller sections (lobules). Thin tubes called ducts connect the lobes and lobules of the breast. The most frequent type of breast cancer is that starting in the ducts (ductal cancer), other types include cancer beginning in the lobes or lobules (lobular carcinoma), less common is Inflammatory breast cancer which causes the breast to be red, and swollen. The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing in Western countries; the rate of increase has been faster in younger women. However the cause of most breast cancers remains unknown. Worldwide about 794,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

      Further Info:
      American Breast Cancer Foundation
      www.abcf.org
      National Breast Cancer Foundation
      www.nationalbreastcancer.org

      See Also:
      Chromosome 6,11,13,16,17

  27. QUESTION:
    I'm 46 and had a core biopsy for a large breast lump in April. The diagnosis was fibroadenoma.?
    Next week I'm having an excisional biopsy since there is still a fairly large lump remaining. What is the false negative rate for core needle biopsies ? Is there a chance that this could be malignant and the biopsy missed it, since it is so large?

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroadenoma can be large. Core biopsy/Fine needle aspiration biopsy procedures are standard methods of diagnosing breast lump. Usually the diagnosis of fibroadenoma is easy to make under microscope by pathologist.

      Very very rarely within the fibroadenoma invasive cancer is present, especially lobular type. It is so rare i would say don't worry about it.

      Fibroadenomas are not pre-cancerous.

  28. QUESTION:
    is there an alernative for Tamoxifen?
    I will be having 6 weeks of radiation for breast cancer(I had a lumpectomy) I am cancer free and was at stage 0. It was suggested that I take Tamoxifen I don't want to.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 0 breast cancer is either ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ (DCIS or LCIS). It's main risk is of recurrence, and of progression to invasive cancer, either of which are quite curable when they are caught early when followed closely (as you will be after going through this now). In this case, Tamoxifen is basically your only choice- the other drugs are not FDA -approved for DCIS or for prevention indication.
      Assuming you have DCIS, taking tamoxifen does the following:

      Women who take tamoxifen have fewer breast cancer events (defined as new invasive or non-invasive breast tumors in either breast) at 5 years compared with doing nothing, 8.2% vs. 13.4%. With tamoxifen, developing invasive breast cancer in the same breast decreased from 4.2% to 2.1% at 5 years. Tamoxifen also decreased the incidence of other breast tumors (invasive and noninvasive) from 0.8% per year to 0.4% per year.
      So, as you can see, your relative risk is reduced by 40-50% in all cases, but your actual risk is low to start with. For example, looking at risk of having invasive breast cancer develop in your breast which had the DCIS, if you do nothing it is 4.2%. You can decrease this by 50%! with tamoxifen- sounds great, right? However, reducing 4.2 by 50% gives you 2.1%, which is only a 2.1% absolute decrease. This means that if 100 women with DCIS were followed over 5 years who did not take tamoxifen, ~4 would be expected to get an invasive cancer. If all those women took tamoxifen, then only ~2 would get it- not exactly a big decrease right?

      It is reasonable for your doctor to offer tamoxifen (I do too). But it is also reasonable for you to look at that information and not feel the risk:benefit ratio is right for you. ALternatively, you could try it and see how you like it- if all goes well, you can finish out your five year course.

      Either way, please discuss this further with your oncologist.

      Blessings

  29. QUESTION:
    how do you get breast cancer?
    what does it cause? like how do you get breast cancer and how do you know if you get breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Following are the common causes and risk factors for getting Breast cancer -

      -A personal history of breast cancer.
      -Family history.
      -Genetic predisposition.
      -Radiation exposure.
      -Excess weight.
      -Early onset of menstrual cycles.
      -Late menopause.
      -First pregnancy at older age.
      -Hormone therapy.
      -Birth control pills.
      -Smoking
      -Excessive use of alcohol.
      -Precancerous breast changes (atypical hyperplasia, lobular carcinoma in situ).
      -Mammographic breast density.
      -Race.

      Knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer may help save your life. When the disease is discovered early, you have more treatment options and a better chance for a cure.

      Most breast lumps aren't cancerous. Yet the most common sign of breast cancer for both men and women is a lump or thickening in the breast. Often, the lump is painless. Other potential signs of breast cancer include:

      -A spontaneous clear or bloody discharge from your nipple, often associated with a breast lump
      -Retraction or indentation of your nipple
      -A change in the size or contours of your breast
      -Any flattening or indentation of the skin over your breast
      -Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange

      In breast cancer, some of the cells in your breast begin growing abnormally. These cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells do and may spread (metastasize) through your breast, to your lymph nodes or to other parts of your body. The most common type of breast cancer begins in the milk-producing ducts, but cancer may also begin in the lobules or in other breast tissue.

      In most cases, it isn't clear what causes normal breast cells to become cancerous. Doctors do know that only 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers are inherited. Families that do have genetic defects in one of two genes, breast cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) or breast cancer gene 2 (BRCA2), have a much greater risk of developing both breast and ovarian cancer. Other inherited mutations — including the ataxia-telangiectasia mutation gene, the cell-cycle checkpoint kinase 2 (CHEK-2) gene and the p53 tumor suppressor gene — also make it more likely that you'll develop breast cancer. If one of these genes is present in your family, you have a 50 percent chance of having the gene.

      Yet most genetic mutations related to breast cancer aren't inherited. These acquired mutations may result from radiation exposure — women treated with chest radiation therapy for lymphoma in childhood or during adolescence when breasts are developing have a significantly higher incidence of breast cancer than do women not exposed to radiation. Mutations may also develop as a result of exposure to cancer-causing chemicals, such as the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in tobacco and charred red meats.

      Researchers are now trying to discover whether a relationship exists between a person's genetic makeup and environmental factors that may increase the risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer eventually may prove to have a number of causes.-

  30. QUESTION:
    what is the life span of the 5th stage breast cancer patient?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no fifth stage... the stages go from 0-4

      Stage 0—Carcinoma in situ
      In stage zero breast cancer, atypical cells have not spread outside of the ducts or lobules, the milk producing organs, into the surrounding breast tissue. Referred to as carcinoma in situ, it is classified in two types:

      Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)— very early cancer that is highly treatable and survivable. If left untreated or undetected, it can spread into the surrounding breast tissue.
      Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)—not a cancer but an indicator that identifies a woman as having an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

      Stage I—Early stage invasive breast cancer
      In stage 1 breast cancer, the cancer is no larger than two centimeters (approximately an inch) and has not spread to surrounding lymph nodes or outside the breast.

      Stage II
      Stage 2 breast cancer is divided into two categories according to the size of the tumor and whether or not it has spread to the lymph nodes:

      Stage II A Breast Cancer—the tumor is less than two centimeters(approximately an inch) and has spread up to three auxiliary underarm lymph nodes. Or, the tumor has grown bigger than two centimeters, but no larger than five centimeters (approximately two inches) and has not spread to surrounding lymph nodes.
      Stage II B Breast Cancer— the tumor has grown to between two and five centimeters (approximately one to two inches) and has spread to up to three auxiliary underarm lymph nodes. Or, the tumor is larger than five centimeters, but has not spread to the surrounding lymph nodes.

      Stage III
      Stage 3 breast cancer is also divided in to two categories:

      Stage III A Breast Cancer—the tumor is larger than two centimeters but smaller than five centimeters (approximately one to two inches) and has spread to up to nine auxiliary underarm lymph nodes.
      Stage III B Breast Cancer— the cancer has spread to tissues near the breast including the skin, chest wall, ribs, muscles, or lymph nodes in the chest wall or above the collarbone.

      Stage IV
      In stage 4 breast cancer, the cancer has spread to other organs or tissues, such as the liver, lungs, brain, skeletal system, or lymph nodes near the collarbone.

  31. QUESTION:
    What treatment is the best for Breast Cancer? HELP!!!?
    what is the best treatment for breast cancer for 40 year old women? My mom has cancer and she doesn't know what to do...
    well.... she HAS gone to the doctor already and the doctor told her to choose what she would like to do about it....(some doctor huh???)

    well....yah...
    She's in stage II by the way...

    • ANSWER:
      (m)

      Breast cancer is a complicated disease. Every woman's case is distinct. Your experience may be very different from those of friends or relatives who also had breast cancer. So there is no single "best" treatment. Only you and your team of health-care providers can work out the best approach for you. No matter what treatment you have, you will need regular checkups to make sure that you're staying healthy.
      Doctors evaluate a woman's breast cancer in part by determining how large the tumor is and how far it's spread. This is called staging. It's just a way of summarizing your current condition. There are five basic stages, 0 through IV, and a number of sub-stages.

      Staging doesn't tell the whole story. Other factors can affect your prognosis, such as the type of cancer, the speed with which the cancer is growing, your general health, your age, whether you had breast cancer before, and whether female hormones affect the cancer's growth.

      If you know the stage of the disease that you have, you can use this quick guide to see what kinds of treatments might help.

      Stage 0 Stage I Stage II Stage III Stage IV

      Stage 0 Treatment Options

      When needed, treatment for stage 0 breast cancer is very successful. The five-year survival rate is about 100%. This very early stage of the disease is not always actually cancer. Instead, it's often a precancerous condition. Treatment isn't always needed, and close observation may be enough. Treatments differ depending on what kind of stage 0 cancer you have. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or intraductal carcinoma is one type. In this condition, abnormal cells appear in the ducts of the breast. Sometimes, these cells become cancerous. That's why it's key to get treatment now. Here's a list of the typical treatments:

      Surgery is a standard. For smaller tumors, you might get a lumpectomy, in which only the abnormal cells and some of the tissue are removed. Some women choose a mastectomy, in which the entire breast is removed. After a mastectomy, you might choose to have breast reconstruction surgery.
      Radiation therapy is standard treatment after a lumpectomy. Radiation therapy attacks any abnormal cells that might have been missed and decreases the risk of another cancer.
      Hormone therapy with tamoxifen after surgery may also help prevent cancer from developing in the same or opposite breast.
      Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is the other type of stage 0 cancer. LCIS develops when abnormal cells appear in the lobes of the breast. Most women don't need treatment right away. However, LCIS raises the risk of getting cancer. So it's key to have frequent checkups with your doctor. Here are some treatment options:
      Hormone therapy with tamoxifen to lower the risk of developing cancer.
      Bilateral mastectomy -- the removal of both breasts -- is another option. Some women choose this approach because they are worried about getting cancer. They might have certain risk factors, like a strong family history of breast cancer. After surgery, you might choose to get breast reconstruction surgery. However, experts think that a bilateral mastectomy is a more extreme approach than women usually need.

      Stage I Treatment Options

      This is a very early stage of the disease. The cancer hasn't spread beyond the breast at all. So you have a number of good treatments to choose from. The five-year survival rate for women with stage I breast cancer is about 98%. This doesn't mean that these women will only live five years. Doctors just measure success rates for cancer treatment by seeing how women are doing five years after treatment. Women usually do well with a combination of treatments. Here are your basic options:

      Surgery is a standard. Since the tumor is still small, you may get a lumpectomy. In this procedure, just the tumor and some of the surrounding tissue are removed. Some women get a mastectomy, in which the whole breast is removed. In either case, the surgeon will likely take out one or more of the lymph nodes. After a mastectomy, you might choose to get breast reconstruction surgery. Surgery treats the disease of which we are aware. The other treatments of radiation, chemotherapy, and/or hormone therapy are considered "adjuvant" (added) treatments for occult (or hidden) disease. They are used to reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence.
      Radiation therapy is standard after a lumpectomy. It can kill off any cancer cells that were missed. Women with stage I cancer who get a mastectomy don't usually need radiation.
      Chemotherapy is treatment with drugs that attack cancer cells. It's often used after surgery to lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Women who had larger tumors are more likely to need it.
      Hormone therapy is sometimes used after surgery in women who have hormone receptor-positive cancer (tumors whose growth seems dependant on estrogen). In these women, medications can prevent the tumor from getting the hormone it needs to grow. These drugs include tamoxifen and newer aromatase inhibitors like Arimidex. Women who haven't reached menopause may consider having their ovaries removed to stop them from making hormones that help cancer grow. Again, women with larger tumors are more likely to need hormone therapy.
      Biological therapy is a new approach. In about 25% of women with breast cancer, an excess of a protein known as HER2 makes the cancer spread quickly. Herceptin is a new drug that's been approved to treat women with metastatic breast cancer that is HER2-positive. It stops this protein from making the cancer grow and makes chemotherapy more effective. It is most often used in combination with chemotherapy. Very recent studies have led to its use in early breast cancer.
      Clinical trials are open to many women with stage I cancer. A clinical trial may allow you access to cutting-edge treatments. Many new therapies -- new drugs, new treatments, and new combinations -- are in clinical trials now. Keep in mind that any successful treatment we have now started out in a clinical trial.

      Stage II Treatment Options

      With stage II breast cancer, the cancer is still contained within the breast and (in some cases) in nearby lymph nodes. Many treatments may help. The five-year survival rate for women with stage II cancer is estimated to be between 76% and 88%. It may be higher. This doesn't mean that these women will only live five years. Doctors just measure success rates for cancer treatment by seeing how women are doing five years after treatment. As with stage I cancer, you would likely use a combination of treatments.

      Surgery is standard. For smaller tumors, you might get a lumpectomy, in which only the tumor and some of the surrounding tissue are removed. For larger tumors, you might need a mastectomy, in which the entire breast is removed. In either case, the surgeon will likely remove some of the lymph nodes. After a mastectomy, you might get breast reconstruction surgery.
      Radiation therapy is standard for women who get a lumpectomy. It can kill cancer cells that were missed during surgery. Some women with stage II cancer who get a mastectomy will also need radiation, especially if the tumor was large.
      Chemotherapy is often used after surgery. This treatment can destroy any remaining cancer cells that were missed. Chemotherapy may also be used as neoadjuvant therapy -- treatment before surgery to shrink a tumor. If it works, the tumor might then be small enough to remove in a lumpectomy.
      Hormone therapy is sometimes used after surgery in women who have hormone receptor-positive cancer. In these women, medicines can prevent the tumor from getting the hormone it needs to grow. These drugs include tamoxifen and newer aromatase inhibitors like Arimidex. Women who haven't reached menopause may consider having their ovaries removed to stop them from making hormones that help cancer grow.
      Biological therapy is a new approach. In about 25% of women with breast cancer, an excess of a protein known as HER2 makes the cancer spread quickly. Herceptin is a new drug that's been approved to treat women with metastatic breast cancer that is HER2-positive. It stops this protein from making the cancer grow and makes chemotherapy more effective. It is most often used in combination with chemotherapy. Very recent studies have led to its use in early breast cancer.
      Clinical trials are open to many women with stage II cancer. A clinical trial may allow you access to cutting-edge treatments. Many new therapies -- new drugs, new treatments, and new combinations -- are in clinical trials now. Keep in mind that any successful treatment we have now started out in a clinical trial.

      Stage III Treatment Options

      In stage III, the cancer still hasn't spread far beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes. So even though the breast cancer is more advanced, the five-year survival rate is still about 49% to 56%. This doesn't mean that these women will only live five years. Doctors just measure success rates for cancer treatment by seeing how women are doing five years after treatment. A combination of different treatments often works best.

      Chemotherapy is a common treatment. This approach can help destroy any cancer cells that remain after surgery. Chemotherapy may also be used before surgery. It can shrink the tumor to make it easier to remove. You would still need chemotherapy after surgery. In cases where surgery isn't an option, chemotherapy may be the main treatment.
      Surgery is an option for many women. You might get a lumpectomy, in which a surgeon removes the tumor and surrounding tissue from the breast. Or you might need a mastectomy, in which the whole breast is removed. The surgeon would also remove lymph nodes. After a mastectomy, you might choose to get breast reconstruction surgery. For larger tumors, you may need chemotherapy before surgery.
      Hormone therapy can help women with hormone receptor-positive cancers. In these women, medications can prevent the tumor from getting the hormone it needs to grow. These drugs include tamoxifen and newer aromatase inhibitors like Arimidex, Aromasin, or Femara. Hormone therapy may be used after surgery. It may also be used as a primary treatment if surgery isn't possible. Women who haven't reached menopause may consider having their ovaries removed to stop them from making hormones that help cancer grow.
      Biological therapy is a new approach. In about 25% of women with breast cancer, an excess of a protein known as HER2 makes the cancer spread quickly. Herceptin is a new drug that's been approved to treat women with metastatic breast cancer that is HER2-positive. It stops this protein from making the cancer grow and makes chemotherapy more effective. It is most often used in combination with chemotherapy. Very recent studies have led to its use in early breast cancer.
      Clinical trials are open to many women with stage II cancer. A clinical trial may allow you access to cutting-edge treatments. Many new therapies -- new drugs, new treatments, and new combinations -- are in clinical trials now. Keep in mind that any successful treatment we have now started out in a clinical trial.
      Radiation therapy is standard for women with stage III cancer who get surgery. Radiation can destroy any of the cancer cells that were missed.

      Stage IV Treatment Options

      In stage IV breast cancer, the cancer has spread elsewhere in the body. Affected areas may include the bones, brain, lungs, or liver. Because multiple areas may be involved, focused treatments like surgery or radiation alone are not sufficient. So far, treatment of stage IV breast cancer does not provide a cure for the disease. By shrinking the cancer, treatment can slow down the disease, make you feel better, and let you live longer. Although patients with stage IV breast cancer may live for years, it is usually life-threatening at some point. Many factors influence this.

      Here are some of the standard treatments:

      Chemotherapy , or treatment with cancer drugs, is often the main treatment. It can slow down the growth of the cancer. Chemotherapy is often used in combination with hormone therapy or immunotherapy.
      Hormone therapy can be key for women with hormone receptor-positive cancers. These are cancers that need hormones to grow. Tamoxifen has been used to block the effects of estrogen for decades. But newer drugs, like the aromatase inhibitors Arimidex and Femara, and the aromatase inactivator Aromasin, also show great promise. They reduce the amount of estrogen your body makes. By cutting off the supply of estrogen, you can choke the cancer and slow it down. Women who haven't reached menopause may consider having their ovaries removed to stop them from making hormones that help cancer grow.
      Biological therapy is a new approach. In about 25% of women with breast cancer, an excess of a protein known as HER2 makes the cancer spread quickly. Herceptin is a new drug that's been approved to treat women with metastatic breast cancer that is HER2-positive. It stops this protein from making the cancer cells grow. It may also boost your immune system, giving it the strength to fight the cancer itself. It is most often used in combination with chemotherapy.
      Clinical trials are open to many women with stage IV cancer. A clinical trial may allow you access to cutting-edge treatments. Many new therapies -- new drugs, new treatments, and new combinations -- are in clinical trials now. Keep in mind that any successful treatment we have now started out in a clinical trial.
      Surgery and radiation are used in some cases. These treatments aren't used to cure the cancer. But they may help treat pain and other symptoms in areas where the cancer has spread.
      Other drugs may also help treat some of the side effects of breast cancer treatment, such as nausea, fatigue, and infections.

  32. QUESTION:
    2 Questions for people with Cancer under 50?
    Question is: If your under the age of 50 and have cancer, did any other immediate family member have cancer under the age of 50 as well?

    Question 2: What kind of cancer do you have?

    Thank you and God Bless those who have cancer and may you have a speedy recovery.

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed a week before my 45th birthday with small cell carcinoma in my breast.
      My sister was diagnosed at age 40 with lobular breast cancer in her right breast.
      We both cary the BRAC gene and my sister's cancer was related to this, mine was not.

  33. QUESTION:
    11 mm lobular modular density in breast, what is that?
    That is what was found on my mammogram. I want to know what that means, please.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey hun, did you mean nodular density?

      Q: My recent mammogram showed a nodular density and my doctor told me to make an appointment with the surgeon to see what he wants to do. What does this mean?

      A: The finding of a nodular density on mammogram refers to fibrocystic changes that are usually benign. However, the presence of nodular densities makes the mammogram more difficult to read because it is more difficult to see a small lesion on mammogram or to palpate a definite lump on physical exam. The denseness of the tissue thus makes it more likely that a cancer might be missed and your doctor wants the surgeon to recheck the exam and to make the decision whether there are any suspicious areas that should be biopsied. The nodular density finding itself is not a risk factor for breast cancer; many women have these changes. Your doctor and/or the radiologist is shifting the responsibility back to the surgeon who has more experience with looking at the combination of mammograms, physical exams, and postoperative pathology to decide if further evaluation is necessary. This is the way things normally work.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why is BREAST CANCER such a HUGE deal?
    i never see these campaigns for lung cancer (the most common type of cancer) or colon cancer or even pancreatic cancer (deadliest type of cancer).

    all cancer is horrible, but why is breast cancer awareness a bigger deal than the others?

    other than the fact that boobs are awesome, why?

    you can't say more people die from breast cancer is the reason, much much much more people die from lung cancer (160,000 deaths from lung cancer in 2010 and 40,000 deaths from breast cancer in 2010)

    • ANSWER:
      Here is something that should explain it;

      From the National Cancer Institute.
      Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2010:

      New cases: 207,090 (female); 1,970 (male) Total 209,060
      Deaths: 39,840 (female); 390 (male) Total 40,230
      In other words approximately the population of a small city.

      From the American Cancer Society;
      Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).

      Take a look around you. Out of every eight women you see, one will develope breast cancer.

      Breast cancer comes in many forms; Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Carcinoma in Situ, Lobular Carcinoma in Situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer etc. Some are more aggressive than others, and can kill within weeks.
      At this time there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)

  35. QUESTION:
    how has breast screening by mammography contributed to the knowledge of the development of breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. Research has shown that annual mammograms lead to early detection of breast cancers, when they are most curable and breast-conservation therapies are available.

      Benefits
      Imaging of the breast improves a physician's ability to detect small tumors. When cancers are small, the woman has more treatment options and a cure is more likely.
      The use of screening mammography increases the detection of small abnormal tissue growths confined to the milk ducts in the breast, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). These early tumors cannot harm patients if they are removed at this stage and mammography is the only proven method to reliably detect these tumors. It is also useful for detecting all types of breast cancer, including invasive ductal and invasive lobular cancer.
      No radiation remains in a patient's body after an x-ray examination.
      X-rays usually have no side effects.
      Risks
      There is always a slight chance of cancer from radiation. However, the benefit of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs the risk.
      The effective radiation dose from a mammogram is about 0.7 mSv, which is about the same as the average person receives from background radiation in three months. Federal mammography guidelines require that each unit be checked by a medical physicist every year to ensure that the unit operates correctly.
      False Positive Mammograms. Five percent to 15 percent of screening mammograms require more testing such as additional mammograms or ultrasound. Most of these tests turn out to be normal. If there is an abnormal finding a follow-up or biopsy may have to be performed. Most of the biopsies confirm that no cancer was present. It is estimated that a woman who has yearly mammograms between ages 40 and 49 has about a 30 percent chance of having a false-positive mammogram at some point in that decade and about a 7 percent to 8 percent chance of having a breast biopsy within the 10-year period. The estimate for false-positive mammograms is about 25 percent for women ages 50 or older.
      Women should always inform their physician or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

  36. QUESTION:
    what is lobular carcinoma morphologic abnormality?
    what is lobular carcinoma morphologic abnormality?

    • ANSWER:
      It is breast cancer and it IS cancer.
      It arises in the lobules of the breast.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know another name for breast cancer?
    I'm doing a project and I need a nother name?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what you mean . . there are different types of breast cancer and they have different technical names.;

      Types of Breast Cancer

      1. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
      2. Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
      3. Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)
      4. Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC)
      5. Medullary carcinoma
      6. Mucinous (colloid) carcinoma
      7. Paget's disease of the breast
      8. Tubular carcinoma
      9. Phylloides tumor
      10. Metaplastic carcinoma
      11. Micropapillary carcinoma
      12. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
      13. Juvenile Secretory Carcinoma
      14. Cystosarcoma Phylloides
      15. Inflammatory breast cancer
      16. Sarcoma of the breast

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/HQ00348

  38. QUESTION:
    what type of disorder is breast cancer?
    i am in 7th grade and we have to find what type of disorder is breast cancer. as many people as possoable answer please

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast.

      There are two main types of breast cancer:

      Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.
      Lobular carcinoma starts in parts of the breast, called lobules, that produce milk.

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000913.htm
      http://www.medicinenet.com/breast_cancer/article.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    What kind of breast cancer are MDA-MB-231 cells?
    I'm pretty sure it's invasive and metastatic... but is it lobular or ductal?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What is breast cancer?
    I just found out that my mom has breast cancer. My parents seem optimistic (because the doctors caught it before it formed into a lump) but I just don't know what to do. I cant focus on my school work right now, and I'm supposed to be doing my college applications too...

    So, I have to start somewhere...what is breast cancer? What are the chances of my mom surviving?

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas.

  41. QUESTION:
    What if i get both cancer types?
    im prone to having skin cancer.. but if i get skin cancer ON my breast, or even in my breasts a little, does that also count as Breast Cancer?! O.O

    • ANSWER:
      There are 3 different types of skin cancer, melanoma, squamous cell and basal cell.

      There are even more different types of breast cancer, DCIS, LCIS, Ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, phyllodes tumour, angiosarcoma, pagets disease of the breast, etc, and these types have sub-types.

      All of these are different diseases.

      I had breast cancer and my type is so uncommon it didn't even make this list!

  42. QUESTION:
    Depression Help - Need someone to talk to?
    Hey, I don't really know how to start this off.. I'm currently 18 years old, And 2 years ago my Father passed away with Leukaemia, We were very close and was and is my hero,I miss him everyday, 5-6 months later my mother was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Cancer which had spread to her Breasts and after a period of time to her Lungs. And also I had operations for my Tonsils and Appendix where i came close to dying. After a roller-coaster that lasted about a year she is fine now. I had help over that period with my current Girlfriend who means the world to me, But sometimes our relationship isn't the best, Lately I've noticed that I'm getting more and more unhappy, More unhappy than I was during the "Roller-coaster" and I know why! I also have exams coming up which could be a reason, I've many times taught about "ending" everything and just being happy again and I know that's not the way out but sometimes the urge is overwhelming. I've taught of taking Anti-Depressants and or even Valium to just make me happy again, and even the temptation for Illegal substances (Marijuana) or alcohol. I always feel weak and glum, I don't have the energy to do anything, I cant do homework, Study or even the concentration for everyday things, I just want to go away and be happy again, I don't want a big lecture, and I know I'm not on the right site for these things, But please understand my situation and that I just want someone to talk to and help me.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Email me if you're interested.

      Here's my question on a similar thing :

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArMCxcY_Q.CUh86svlguSHDsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20121008080657AAXq6cP

  43. QUESTION:
    what are some of the many disease's in cancer?
    they say there are around 200 diseases in cancer so what are some of these so called diseases? i never here that part of the story, hmmmm????

    • ANSWER:
      As you are probably already aware, there are cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer etc.

      These are just common names and there are correct medical names for each of these types of cancer.

      What it would seem you are unaware of, is that there are different types of cancer that can occur at each of these loocations.

      For example, skin cancer can be basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma.
      Breast cancer can be lobular carcinoma, ductal carcinoma, phyllodes tumour, angiosarcoma, paget's disease, inflamatory breast cancer etc Each of these also have sub-categories.

      The same is true for just about avery other organ, so as you can see it is easy to find 200 different types.

  44. QUESTION:
    can negative breast cancer turn into positve cancer?
    I was supposed to be HER2 negative in 2007, now pathology reports I am HER2 positive, was there an error in the first report, I just want to know if this could change. Being positive is good for me now, I can take the drug tamoxifen now. hope it is not to late. the last scan shows mets to my ribs.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure the new biopsy was on the same cancer?

      My own tumor was a combination of 2 cancers ( lobular and small cell) one was +ve the other -ve.

      What was the new pathology from?

  45. QUESTION:
    What is breast Cancer?
    I need to know a definition and some info about breast cancer.

    I also need some 5 quick facts about breast cancer.
    Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is caused by the development of malignant cells in the breast. The malignant cells originate in the lining of the milk glands or ducts of the breast (ductal epithelium), defining this malignancy as a cancer. Cancer cells are characterized by uncontrolled division leading to abnormal growth and the ability of these cells to invade normal tissue locally or to spread throughout the body, in a process called metastasis.

      Description

      Breast cancer arises in the milk-producing glands of the breast tissue. Groups of glands in normal breast tissue are called lobules. The products of these glands are secreted into a ductal system that leads to the nipple. Depending on where in the glandular or ductal unit of the breast the cancer arises, it will develop certain characteristics that are used to sub-classify breast cancer into types. The pathologist will denote the subtype at the time of evaluation with the microscope. Ductal carcinoma begins in the ducts, lobular carcinoma has a pattern involving the lobules or glands. The more important classification is related to the evaluated tumor's capability to invade, as this characteristic defines the disease as a true cancer. The stage before invasive cancer is called in situ, meaning that the early malignancy has not yet become capable of invasion. Thus, ductal carcinoma in situ is considered a minimal breast cancer.

      How breast cancer spreads
      The primary tumor begins in the breast itself but once it becomes invasive, it may progress beyond the breast to the regional lymph nodes or travel (metastasize) to other organ systems in the body and become systemic in nature. Lymph is the clear, protein-rich fluid that bathes the cells throughout the body. Lymph will work its way back to the bloodstream via small channels known as lymphatics. Along the way, the lymph is filtered through cellular stations known as nodes, thus they are called lymph nodes. Nearly all organs in the body have a primary lymph node group filtering the tissue fluid, or lymph, that comes from that organ. In the breast, the primary lymph nodes are under the armpit, or axilla. Classically, the primary tumor begins in the breast and the first place to which it is likely to spread is the regional lymph nodes. Cancer, as it invades in its place of origin, may also work its way into blood vessels. If cancer gets into the blood vessels, the blood vessels provide yet another route for the cancer to spread to other organs of the body.

      Breast cancer follows this classic progression though it often becomes systemic or widespread early in the course of the disease. By the time one can feel a lump in the breast it is often 0.4 inches, or one centimeter, in size and contains roughly a million cells. It is estimated that a tumor of this size may take one to five years to develop. During that time, the cancer may metastasize, or spread by lymphatics or blood to areas elsewhere in the body.

      When primary breast cancer spreads, it may first go to the regional lymph nodes under the armpit, the axillary nodes. If this occurs, regional metastasis exists. If it proceeds elsewhere either by lymphatic or blood-borne spread, the patient develops systemic metastasis that may involve a number of other organs in the body. Favorite sites of systemic involvement for breast cancer are the lung, bones, liver, and the skin and soft tissue. As it turns out, the presence of, and the actual number of, regional lymph nodes containing cancer remains the single best indicator of whether or not the cancer has become widely metastatic. Because tests to discover metastasis in other organs may not be sensitive enough to reveal minute deposits, the evaluation of the axilla for regional metastasis becomes very important in making treatment decisions for this disease.

      If breast cancer spreads to other major organs of the body, its presence will compromise the function of those organs. Death is the result of extreme compromise of vital organ function.-

  46. QUESTION:
    what are the causes of breast cancer?
    what ages can get a breast cancer??

    • ANSWER:
      Risk factors

      While we do not yet know exactly what causes breast cancer, we do know that certain risk factors are linked to the disease. A risk factor is something that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, such as smoking, drinking, and diet are linked to things a person does. Others, like a person's age, race, or family history, can't be changed.

      But risk factors don't tell us everything. Having a risk factor, or even several, doesn't mean that a woman will get breast cancer. Some women who have one or more risk factors never get the disease. And most women who do get breast cancer don't have any risk factors. Some risk factors have a greater impact than others, and your risk for breast cancer can change over time, due to factors such as aging or lifestyle.

      Although many risk factors may increase your chance of having breast cancer, it is not yet known just how some of these risk factors cause cells to become cancer. Hormones seem to play a role in many cases of breast cancer, but just how this happens is not fully understood.

      Risk factors you cannot change

      Gender: Being a woman is the main risk for breast cancer. While men also get the disease, it is about 100 times more common in women than in men.

      Age: The chance of getting breast cancer goes up as a woman gets older. About 2 out of 3 women with invasive breast cancer are 55 or older when the cancer is found.

      Genetic risk factors: About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be linked to inherited changes (mutations) in certain genes. The most common gene changes are those of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Women with these gene changes have up to an 80% chance of getting breast cancer during their lifetimes. Other gene changes may raise breast cancer risk, too.

      Family history: Breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives have this disease. The relatives can be from either the mother's or father's side of the family. Having a mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer about doubles a woman's risk. (It's important to note that 70% to 80% of women who get breast cancer do not have a family history of this disease.)

      Personal history of breast cancer: A woman with cancer in one breast has a greater chance of getting a new cancer in the other breast or in another part of the same breast. This is different from a return of the first cancer (called recurrence).

      Race: White women are slightly more likely to get breast cancer than African-American women. But African American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. At least part of the reason seems to be because African-American women have faster growing tumors, but we don't know why this is the case. Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of getting and dying from breast cancer.

      Dense breast tissue: Dense breast tissue means there is more gland tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with denser breast tissue have a higher risk of breast cancer. Dense breast tissue can also make it harder for doctors to spot problems on mammograms.

      Certain benign (not cancer) breast problems: Women who have certain benign breast changes may have an increased risk of breast cancer. Some of these are more closely linked to breast cancer risk than others. For more details about these, see our document, Non-cancerous Breast Conditions.

      Lobular carcinoma in situ: Women with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) have a 7 to 11 times greater risk of developing cancer in either breast.

      Menstrual periods: Women who began having periods early (before age 12) or who went through the change of life (menopause) after the age of 55 have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. They have had more menstrual periods and as a result have been exposed to more of the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

      Earlier breast radiation: Women who have had radiation treatment to the chest area (as treatment for another cancer) earlier in life have a greatly increased risk of breast cancer. The risk varies with the patient's age when they had radiation. The risk from chest radiation is highest if the radiation were given during the teens, when the breasts were still developing. Radiation treatment after age 40 does not seem to increase breast cancer risk.

      Treatment with DES: In the past, some pregnant women were given the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol) because it was thought to lower their chances of losing the baby (miscarriage). Recent studies have shown that these women (and their daughters who were exposed to DES while in the womb), have a slightly increased risk of getting breast cancer. For more information on DES see our document, DES Exposure: Questions and Answers.

      Breast cancer risk and lifestyle choices

      Not having children or having them later in life: Women who have not had children, or who had their first child after age 30, have a slightly higher risk of breas

  47. QUESTION:
    website for research about invasive ductal carcinoma?
    ok, please do not tell me to google this. there are thousands of websites about cancer. some of them are not up to date or even correct.
    yesturday i was told i had cancer, because of the tumor size i was told i would not have radiation but they would remove the breast and do a large amount of chemo.
    i want to know everything i can about this treatment,research,and almost everything
    however ive been online for hours and im finding bad websites.
    If anyone knows of good websites please let me know

    • ANSWER:
      Introduction
      In ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), abnormal cells multiply and form a growth within a milk duct of your breast. Although DCIS is an early form of breast cancer, it's noninvasive, meaning it hasn't spread out of the milk duct to invade other parts of the breast. Some experts consider DCIS to be a "preinvasive" condition. DCIS is the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer.

      DCIS is usually found during mammogram screenings, but it can be difficult to detect. Because of increased screening with mammograms, the rate at which DCIS is diagnosed has increased dramatically in recent years. Fortunately, the condition isn't life-threatening, but it does require treatment. Unlike lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) — which really isn't a cancer at all but a marker for increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer — DCIS is more likely to develop into invasive breast cancer if left untreated.

      This is what you can read and ask question on this site
      the link is at the bottom

      Signs and symptoms
      Causes
      Risk factors
      When to seek medical advice
      Screening and diagnosis
      Treatment
      Coping skills

  48. QUESTION:
    How long will someone live with metastic breast cancer.?
    My mom was diagnosed in Nov. '09 with bone metastases. There is a couple small lesions in her pelvis. She has is being treated with Zometa I.V., every three weeks. Nothing in her organs or any other bones. (Her original cancer was lobular breast cancer treated with chemo diagnosed three years before the metastases) She has some pain and is nauseated at times from the Zometa. I was just wondering how long she has. Her oncologist says 3-10 years, and my mom says he won't be here next year at this time. I think she is wrong and that she will still be here five years from now. Thank you for your time.
    She just had a bone scan that showed no spread of the lesions. And her tumur markers went down to very low levels.
    BillParkhurst-My mom is not doing chemo, and as for a "natural remedy" my grandfather did that and died exactly one year after starting his "natural" treatment. My mom has survived 11 years total since her original diagnosis, I did not mention that because it was not relevent. She was diagnosed in early 1999 with ductal carcinoma, treated with chemo and did great until 2006 when she was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your mom. But, no one can say for sure how long she has. Honestly, the person who would know best would be her doctor because he has her medical history or access to it.

      Metastasis is not a good sign. If someone's going to get cancer, you want to find out it's not metastatic. Your chances are much better.

      Her oncologist has said 3 - 10 years. If she continues treatment and begins to improve, it might even be longer than that. They have no way of telling for sure, can only give you an educated guess.

      It sounds like she's depressed too if she thinks she will die within the next 12 months. You might gently urge her to talk to her oncologist about this. But, keep in mind the only person who knows just how your mother feels is her.

      Cancer is devastating to the entire being. Physically and emotionally. I hope your mom finds a way to enjoy her life, no matter if she has a year left or 30!

      My thoughts go out to you. Good luck.


lobular cancer

Colon Cancer Symtoms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Could I have a Possible Colon Cancer Symptom?
    I have a sharp kind of pain that is just to the left of my bellybutton where your colon is and it's not always there. Sometimes it's not then all of a sudden it comes on again. I get constipated alot. Could this pain be a symtom of colon cancer if not what else could it be? I am 20 years old I feel i shouldnt be constipated all the time? P.S. I drink lots of water, eat lots of fiber, and get alot of exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      I would see your Physician but normally the first sign is blood in the stool or bloating in your lower abdomen. Your problem could be one of many things, excess gas in the lower intestine plus many other things.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have cancer?
    If you never get it checked?
    Are there symtoms or something?

    • ANSWER:
      You won't know . . cancer is painless, small, and goes undetected in the early stages. Usually by the time there are symptoms the cancer is advanced and life threatening. However. . there are some things you can do . . that you should be aware of just in case . . . the first thing to know is that there are certain cancers that happen to specific age groups. Thus . . an older adult (over 50) is more likely to get carcinomas of the lung, breast, colon . .or organ. While children tend to get blood malignancies such as Leukemia or Lymphomas . . and teens and young adults tend to get sarcoma . .which is a type of cancer that affects 'growing' and 'growth spurts' associated with bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and soft tissue in the body.

      So . .if you are a young adult . . than you should always pay attention to any unusual or unexplained lump on your body that seems to be growing. Take a clue from the breast cancer awareness where they encourage young girls to check their breasts for lumps. The real message should be changed to . . . both young males and females should check their entire bodies for any unexplained lumps or bumps . . because in almost every case that turns out to be a malignancy . . the cancer was ignored for months because the young person looked and felt healthy. The danger was not recognized until it was too late.

      So the best way to protect yourself . . is to stay as healthy as possible (avoid alcohol, cigarettes, fast foods - eat healthy, exercise ) . . not so much as that will protect you from getting cancer . .but if you are really healthy and fit when you do get cancer than you have a better survival chance.

      Check your body regularly and go to a doctor once a year for a complete well physical. The reason for the doctor visit is to establish what you look like when you are healthy . . to create records in case you ever do get cancer . . those medical records will be valuable to compare 'before' and 'after' as you go through treatment.

      Otherwise . . just stay aware of your own body. Not much else you can do.

  3. QUESTION:
    54 female who just had a double contrat enema anf found a 2cm polyp?
    had colonsocy in june2007 came back negative but symtoms continues so had a baryium enma and they found a peduncalted polyoe of the caecum of 2 cm.I hve to go for another clonoscopy this friday 12 october.Does anyone know anything about this and what r the chances of being cancerous.
    Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have a family history of colon cancer? My mother died of metastatic colon cancer. I am 55 and have had multiple polyps removed. Many have been precancerous but none have been cancerous. I have also had many benign polyps. Don't worry until there is something to worry about. My doctor told me that from the time a polyp first appears until it becomes cancerous is 3 yrs. You have to trust that even if it is the kind that becomes cancerous that you have caught it before that time. I have had friends who had cancerous polyps removed who have not had reoccurences & have gone on with their lives as if nothing had ever happened. Just the thought of cancer is scary, but if colon cancer is caught early is it very treatable. Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Day by day his ability to walk degrades?
    Hi everyone,

    A very good friend of mine is going through something very difficult. Day by day his ability to walk degrades, he has had so many tests done, including being tested for colon cancer and his doctors can't find anything wrong. He's 34 years old and lists his symtoms as tightening pain around the abdomen and tingling in his legs but not all the time. Any suggestions are welcomed.

    • ANSWER:
      My Dad had a compressed spine where he got worse alittle at a time. He had to learn to walk all over again after his surgery. All it takes is an MRI to find out.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the symtoms for people with colon cancers?
    No pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer of the colon is the disease characterized by the development of malignant cells in the lining or epithelium of the first and longest portion of the large intestine. Malignant cells have lost normal control mechanisms governing growth. These cells may invade surrounding local tissue, or they may spread throughout the body and invade other organ systems.

      Symptoms

      Colon cancer causes symptoms related to its local presence in the large bowel or by its effect on other organs if it has spread. These symptoms may occur alone or in combination:

      * a change in bowel habit
      * blood in the stool
      * bloating, persistent abdominal distention
      * constipation
      * a feeling of fullness even after having a bowel movement
      * narrowing of the stool—so-called ribbon stools
      * persistent, chronic fatigue
      * abdominal discomfort
      * unexplained weight loss
      * and, very rarely, nausea and vomiting

      Most of these symptoms are caused by the physical presence of the tumor mass in the colon. Similar symptoms can be caused by other processes; these are not absolutely specific to colon cancer. The key is recognizing that the persistence of these types of symptoms without ready explanation should prompt the individual to seek medical evaluation.

      If a tumor develops in the colon, it will begin to cause symptoms as it reaches a certain size. The symptoms are caused by the tumor blocking the opening in the colon. In addition, the tumor commonly oozes blood that is lost in the stool. (Often, this blood is not visible.) This results in anemia and chronic fatigue. Weight loss is a late symptom, often implying substantial obstruction or the presence of systemic disease.-

  6. QUESTION:
    What is causing the pain in the sides of my lower back?
    At the beginning of last week I got the worst case of the flu. I could not eat, sleep, and all the joints in my body hurt. That was Monday. Wednesday I started to develope Strep throat and was still dealing with the flu. I did not go to get any meds until thursday but that was just for Strep. On late thursday night I started to have some cramping pain in my low back on both sides (maybe kidney area). Friday and work I had some very little trouble breathing and still having pain in my sides. I took the meds for strep and pain goes away. I am still having pain in sides and what can someone tell me as to what it might be? I am also having pain in my low abdomen. Is it from flu, strep? What. I don't like going to doctors because most time they don't know what to tell you? Someone please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Pain in the body is the indicator that you have an issue to deal with. Sounds simple, but people don't deal with pain. We are conditioned to take a drug and the pain will disappear, but the actual issue will not. That is what people don't understand (including doctors). Suppression (taking drugs) of any symtom of the body causes it to take the next issue with your body to a bigger problem. Suppress enough headaches, then you have migraines, suppress those and you have a disease, suppress that and you have a cancer, ect. Same story applies for any issue.

      I have been educating people for years and if you are sick you need to detoxify the body by letting it rest for at least a week. Eat fruits and veggies (live foods) for a week (better yet juice them) and you will feel better before you know it. ALso good to do a colon cleanse because the toxins in the body hang out there and when people dont have regular bowel movements (30 minutes after each meal), the toxins get in the blood and illness and disease occur.
      You are probably dehydrated from being sick and that and stress is what causes back pain. Be sure to drink at least a gallon of distilled water a day. More tips please email me.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  7. QUESTION:
    what could water retention be a symtom of?
    hi all. i've not been chaning my eating habits or anyway. but i've been drinking lots of cold water. i've been gaining weight since like crazy. like 5pounds. my ankles are swollen. i believe i have water retention. i'm sweating heavier then before. arg..could waterretention be a symtom of anything? how do i get rid of it asap?
    not having period. i'm 18. was 50kg. before.

    • ANSWER:
      Reduce salt in your diet to reduce the water retention in your body.
      Medical problems commonly resulting from untreated obesity and morbid obesity include:
      * Diabetes
      * Hypertension
      * Heart disease
      * Stroke
      * Certain cancers, including breast and colon
      * Depression
      * Osteoarthritis
      Obesity can lead to a gradual decrease in the level of oxygen in your blood, a condition called hypoxemia. Persons who are obese may temporarily stop breathing while asleep (sleep apnea). Decreased blood oxygen levels and sleep apnea may cause a person to feel sleepy during the day. The conditions may also lead to high blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension. In extreme cases, especially when left untreated, this can lead to right-sided heart failure and ultimately death.
      Doctors prescribe diuretics to hypertensive patients to reduce overweight and thus reducing hypertension.
      Drink eight glasses of water daily. If you are suffering from kidney stones, drink upto 15 glasses of water daily.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Obesity, Drinking water and Diuretics.

  8. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between colon cancer and diverticulitis and what are the symtoms of each?

    • ANSWER:
      A diverticulum is a blind pouch leading off the alimentary tract, lined by mucosa that communicates with the lumen of the gut. Most individuals with diverticular disease remain asymptomatic throughout their lives, and the lesions are most often discovered incidentally. Only about 20% of those affected ever develop manifestations in the form of diverticulitis. These may include intermittent cramping or continuous lower abdominal discomfort, constipation, distention, and a sensation of never being able to completely empty the rectum. Patients sometimes experience alternating constipation and diarrhea. Occasionally there may be minimal chronic or intermittent blood loss, or rarely massive hemorrhages. Whether a high-fiber diet prevents such progression or protects against superimposed diverticulitis is still unclear. Diets supplemented with high fiber may provide symptomatic improvement, but the treatment may seem worse than the disease. Even when diverticulitis supervenes, it most often resolves spontaneously. Relatively few patients require surgical intervention for obstructive or inflammatory complications.

      Diverticulitis is NOT a cancer.

      Colon cancer, as the name implies, is a cancer on the colon, and without a doubt needs to be removed by a surgeon.

      -random physician

  9. QUESTION:
    Having bowel issues akin to irritable bowel but now having pieces of an orange substance in stool?
    Is this also a symptom or irritable bowel? I am so scared I have colon cancer or something. Have had 2 times that I saw blood but lately its just the orange stuff!

    • ANSWER:
      I had colon cancer 3 yrs ago and prior had absolutely no symtoms whatsoever. I don't know your age but I'd definitely tell your doctor about the blood. You might need a colonoscopy to see if you have polyps or what. Polyps can cause the blood, and they are simple to remove, usually at the time of the colonoscopy and detection. DON'T BE AFRAID TO SEE A DOCTOR. Colon cancer is easily cured if caught in time, as was my case.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to have blood in your stool?
    There is blood every time I go.

    • ANSWER:
      The underlying cause for tarry or bloody stools should be found out. If it is a symtom of colon cancer, it is very serious.
      COLON AND RECTUM-cancer symptoms.
      1. Change in ordinary bowel habits.
      2. Change in appearance, size, and consistency of stool.
      3. Bleeding on moving bowels.
      4. Dark red blood in stools; tarry stools.
      5. Increasing difficulty in moving bowels.
      6. Distension of abdomen.
      7.Abdominal cramps, often colicky.
      8. Episodes of vomiting, sometimes of fecal material.
      9. Unexplained anemia.
      10. A lump in the abdomen (a late sign).
      Consult a gastroenterologist.
      Please see the web page on Bloody or tarry stools and Fecal occult blood test.

  11. QUESTION:
    Could this this just be my OCD again?
    Could this be colon cancer?

    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Please stop looking in your toliet and go talk to your doctor. Please.

  12. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      The fact that you ask the same question every few days leads me to believe that it's something in your head rather than your bowels.

      Of course, it might be the same stuff in both places.

  13. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      you could be getting constipated. the blood could be from little scratches on the inside of your anus wall from it being flat and hard. nothing to worry about just eat alot of fiber and it will go back to normal. if continues you can talk to your dr. and he can reassure you

  15. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I have an idea. If you save your crap and put it in a box, you can compare your crap with the crap of ALL your other personalities on YA. You really should go to a mental institution.

  16. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what you are even talking about, but it definitely sounds like OCD.

  17. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Do I have IBS or something worse?
    Symtoms:

    Constipated for 2 weeks
    Now I made dihhera ((spelling))
    A tons of gas
    A bit blood
    today I had rock hard stool, and later this evening I had ribbony stools
    No ab pain
    no vomiting
    no nausea

    Please help,Dr's tomorrow though

    I am 16 years old and I have no relatives with Colon Cancer

    COuld the ribbons be **three of them SUPER SOFT they almost just fell out of me** a sign of cancer?
    Pain in tailbone, but i think its because of my previous ushing

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of thing this could be. If it has been only the past few weeks and never before it could be viral or bacterial in nature, something temporary that is. If these have been chronic or long lasting symptoms, it could be IBS, or an IBD (irritable bowel disease) such as colitis (which is in the colon) ileitis (ilium) or Crohn's Disease (which is the only non-curable bowel disease besides cancer and can occur anywhere throughout the digestive tract) The likelihood of it being cancer are small, but still possible so just make sure that if it isn't some sort of virus or infection that your doctor gives you a consult to a gastrointestinal doctor so you can get this properly diagnosed. If you do have any questions, I am not a doctor but I and family members have Crohn's Disease and are very knowledgeable on the subject and know what questions to ask doctors and know what medications are best if that is the case so feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, I hope you start to feel better soon and don't let any of what I said scare you, I just feel that knowledge is power so I try to give people the most info i can :)

  20. QUESTION:
    do I have colon cancer?
    Hi, so about 2 weeks ago I got diagnosed with the stomach flu (bad diarrhea) and was sick for 3 days and then I got better for about 3-4 days and then I started to get bad cramps and still felt nausea. My period just ended and I still felt nausea, loss of appetite and constipation. So i went to the doctor and they gave me antibiotics. Do you think I have colon cancer? How long does it take for colon cancer to show symtoms? I am 23 years old and have no history of colon cancer. please help me...I am so worried i have it. :/ The doctor said no way I have cancer but he didn't run any tests and i heard they always misdiagnose patients who are younge? also does all colon cancer come from a poly-p?

    • ANSWER:
      At your age it is very unlikely you have anything serious to worry about. Keep taking any antibiotics the doctor may have given you, if it does not get well, see him. If it gets worse ask your doctor that for your peace of mind he order a CT scan of the rectal area.

  21. QUESTION:
    What stage might my mom's colon cancer be in?
    Ok, yesterday I found out my mom was diagnosed with Colon Cancer.

    She hasn't felt bad, and says she hasn't been feeling ill at all. The only reason she found out was because a week back, she had a tiny bit of blood in her stool. And then it stopped on its own anyways.

    However, she went in to get her Colon checked out anyways...and they found colon cancer. They didn't tell her what stage she is in, because they still need to do a body scan, but they did tell her that they are going to give her surgery sometime before Christmas regardless (after they do the scan).

    Now when I asked her what stage of cancer she might be in, she said the doctor didn't know.

    BUT he knows there is a tumor and said it was quite Large..:( But she also told me that oddly, he said something about the tumor not being completely "attached" to her body..therefore, they think it might be easy to remove......

    My mom is 56, overweight, and smokes. She does have a good and good insurrance (her job has benefits, etc.)

    But overall she doesn't really take good care of herself by eating right, etc...She doesn't each much, but doesn't get any exercise at all..she is on the obese side..in which I'm terrified that the shape she is in, will make it harder for her to beat the cancer (IF it is not fully removed during surgery)..or worse--she can die in sugery since she is a smoker....but I'm mainly worried more abuot the Cancer itself.

    Anyhow...I just wanted anyone's opinion on what type of Stage YOU think my mom has...she was only diagnosed yesterday.

    The ONLY issues she's had 2 weeks ago was tiny blood in her stool--and that stopped on her own.

    She hasn't had rapid weight loss (as explained when I look at info about Stage 3 or 4 Colon Cancer)..

    so her SYMTOMS seem very small..as she has been feeling very good during the last months, besides some gas and bloating--again she is already overweight tho.

    Thank you in advance for reading and replying. Again, we WILL find out what stage she is in..but that won't be for another week or so...so I just want some opinions on what stage YOU all think she might be in--considering that:

    -her tumor IS large
    -but she hasn't had any symtoms other than bloating and gas
    -she is 56
    -overweight
    -smokes

    mind you--she has never had her colon checked out until now...not sure if you also would need that information

    she hasnt had any major weight loss, vomiting, or neasea...etc..
    You don't have to be qualified to answer..I just want your opinion, especially if you know someone who has had the same type of Cancer. :)

    I would not hold anyone's opinion against them.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Its irrelevant asking us "what we think" until you mother has a biopsy or surgery there is no way of knowing if this tumour is malignant or benign. The term "stage" doesn't really apply to bowel cancer as such. Its either malignant or benign. Smoking and being over weight are factors but not majorly so, age, poor diet and family history are major factors in bowel cancer.

      Why are you capitalising certain words ie YOU think my mom has and ONLY issues and her tumor IS large ??

  22. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be many things. You could take a home test to see if there is blood in there. If there was, I would advise further testing. Colon cancer is very curable with early testing, no fun if you let it go.

      http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-stool-testing-blood-fecal-occult-blood-test

  23. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      problems will be best solved if you are investigated by colonoscopy. the result of this investigation will clearely tell you a straight answer to your type of questions !

  24. QUESTION:
    im 18? can i get colon cancer????10 pointsss?
    or do i possibly have it?...ive been having constipation since ive been 14 and now im 18..within those four years i started getting hemmorhoids and i do bleed sometimes..and my mom also has hemmorhoids i dont know if that helps? but i just got to know that colon cancer has the same symtoms so i got scared...i really dont have the money to go to a doc and get a colonscopy done or anythin etc...help would be appreciated...thanxxxx :)

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Could I have colon cancer?
    For about a week I have been having some stomach discomfort on the left side on my abdomen. For the most part I only notice it occasionally, and it usually happens after I eat (though not always). I usually don't get cramps, though I have a few times. The other thing I get sometimes is excess gas. I know this sounds kinda dumb to ask, but do you think it could be colon cancer? I checked online for the symtoms and I don't have any of the other ones (and obviously stomach problems can be a LOT of things) but I am quite a worrier so I was just wondering if someone who knows more about what they are talking about could tell me maybe whats wrong with me?

    BTW I am only 23, so that too would seem like it would make it highly unlikely that it would be cancer. I also eat very healthy - very little junkfood, no pop etc. The only thing about my diet that am speculating could be a factor is that I eat A LOT of high protein stuff (eggs, meat etc) but I have no idea if that can cause stomach annoyances.

    Anyways, can someone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the first bozo.

      Unless there is a very strong family history of EARLY colon cancer, it's extremely unlikely at your age.

      If it continues, see your doctor.

  26. QUESTION:
    what the heck is crones disease?
    well, what the heck are the symtoms? thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It typically affects the terminal ileum (last portion of the small intestine) and colon (large intestine) but it can affect any part of the digestive tract from mouth to anus. The inflammation is transmural and affects all the layers of the intestinal wall. There are typical pathological features that distinguish Crohn's disease from other intestinal disorders. Patients often present with abdominal pain, fever, weight loss or diarrhea. Delayed growth and maturation can occur in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Rectal bleeding is less common. Perirectal involvement with fissures and abscesses are also a prominent feature of Crohn's disease. Extraintestinal manifestations (features of inflammatory bowel disease affecting areas outside of the intestine) include skin rashes, joint pains and inflammation, eye problems and sclerosing cholangitis (disorder of the bile ducts). Colon cancer is more common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease as compared to the general population. The development of colon cancer depends upon the extent of colonic involvement and the duration of the disease.

  27. QUESTION:
    colon cancer?
    do i have colon cancer?
    I'm 18, almost 19, and have been through a lot in my life. i don't have a family my mum died, my dad turned abusive and have been in care. there's been other stuff which i don't want to mention as well.
    I was dignosed as depressed about a year ago, but luckly I'm over that and imediately stopped taking the anti depressants as i felt they made me feel more miserable. However in the past couple of months i have had trouble going to the toilet but i put it down to the depression and stress even though i have been happy.
    Recently i have suffered non stop micranes, extreme tiredness, basic signs of enemia and swelling of the stomach and often severe pain. theres also been some bleedin when passing a stool. this has occured over two months.
    i confided in a friend who said the symtoms sounded like colon cancer, i don't know if anyone in my family has suffered from this and is it only old people who suffer from this? could anyone please give me advise?
    also, this sounds very embarassing but, when i have sex in a certain position i feel a sharp pain and uncomfort. could this be linked?

    • ANSWER:
      If yu have stopped anti-depressants, it could be a sign of withdrawl. I decided it was a good idea just stopping cymbalta (i don't know what the equilvalant is in your country) I felt like I was going to die! It felt like my stomach was turning inside out, i was vomiting, constipated, I could not sleep, my mucles were stiff and a whole lot of other things.

      You are supposed to wean off them slowly!! You can have serious medical complications if you dont.

      About the colon cancer stuff, please, PLEASE, see a doctor. Colon cancer can happen at your age. My cousin was diagnosed this summer and she is your age. Yes 19 year olds can hve colon cancer! when my cousin actually went to the doctor she really wasn't feeling well at all. I mean she was really really sick. They gave her all sorts of tests and they found out her cancer was at stage 4!

      Idont mean to scare you, but please get some sort of test.

      I hope things work out well for you.

  28. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know the answer to that,you would have to see a doctor,which you need to do anyway.Have you eaten any foods that are red or have red in them,if so that could be why you see the red,if not then for sure get to the doctor.

  29. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Okay I'm extremely worried, do I have Colon Cancer, i'm only 19 please help me?
    Hey everyone. Alright,I'm extremely disturbed at the moment and confused. Last year I used to be constipated and had very hard stools, I checked up the symtoms of Colon cancer and thought I had that, I went to the Gastro specialists, who shouted at me for looking up on the internet and getting worried, he said my stomach was as soft as a pillow and if the stomach is soft there is nothing to worry about, only if the stomach is hard then something could be wrong. He gave me this powder to mix in water and drink to make my stools softer, it helped. He made me take a stool test too, and Occult Blood in stool came negative so he said there is no cancer or anything.. now the opposite has happened.. I have absolutely watery stools. This started a week ago when I was under a LOT of tension for my Board Results and college admissions. So the time I started getting tensed the watery stools started, I guess it was IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And in that, if it doesn't stop, they say there is no cure. Now it's been around two weeks. Everytime I eat something, half an hour later I'll go to the loo, and my stool will be watery. I have gas as well. However my tummy is soft as ever, but I do have the symtoms of Colon Cancer (some) ie - Watery stool, gas, change in bowel movements (more or less), stools thinner than normal (pencil stools) but then again it could be IBS. I'm so scared. I don't wanna work myself up again over nothing.. what does it sound like to you'll???? PLEASE HELP ME OUT

    • ANSWER:
      You do know that certain types of cancer are AGE SPECIFIC. Colon, breast, and lung cancers all happen to OLDER adults. Teens and young adults get different types of cancer associated with bone, muscle, or blood. So stop wasting your time worrying about a cancer that happens in older people . . besides there are no symptoms with cancer unless it is in an advanced state . . and by than people already know they have cancer.

      Age specific cancer
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Age-Specific+Information/Cancer+in+Teens

  32. QUESTION:
    Colon cancer at 19? ?
    Hi so I am going to be a little detailed so if you rather not read about my personal health problems I don't recommend you continue to read . . .
    With that being said. I am a little worried and trying not to panic. I have been having these werid cramps in my abdomen for a while now my Dr never really found anything wrong with me. I've suffered of constipation for a while now but for the past days I have been going poo about 3 times a day , which is not the norm for me. Also these past 2-3 days I have been seeing pinkish red blood on the toilet paper after I wipe. I searched up some information and found out I have all the symtoms for colon cancer. I am trying to stay calm and hope it's something less serious. I have pain on my right side and some under my belly. I have been having fatigue also. I have been eating less but I still eat the usual foods so not really a Diet change. Could I have colon cancer at 19? Or if not what is wrong with me? My family has no cancer history. I am a Hispanic female.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    Okay I'm extremely worried, do I have Colon Cancer, i'm only 19 please help me?
    Hey everyone. Alright,I'm extremely disturbed at the moment and confused. Last year I used to be constipated and had very hard stools, I checked up the symtoms of Colon cancer and thought I had that, I went to the Gastro specialists, who shouted at me for looking up on the internet and getting worried, he said my stomach was as soft as a pillow and if the stomach is soft there is nothing to worry about, only if the stomach is hard then something could be wrong. He gave me this powder to mix in water and drink to make my stools softer, it helped. He made me take a stool test too, and Occult Blood in stool came negative so he said there is no cancer or anything.. now the opposite has happened.. I have absolutely watery stools. This started a week ago when I was under a LOT of tension for my Board Results and college admissions. So the time I started getting tensed the watery stools started, I guess it was IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And in that, if it doesn't stop, they say there is no cure. Now it's been around two weeks. Everytime I eat something, half an hour later I'll go to the loo, and my stool will be watery. I have gas as well. However my tummy is soft as ever, but I do have the symtoms of Colon Cancer (some) ie - Watery stool, gas, change in bowel movements (more or less), stools thinner than normal (pencil stools) but then again it could be IBS. I'm so scared. I don't wanna work myself up again over nothing.. what does it sound like to you'll???? PLEASE HELP ME OUT

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you stop worrying: do yoga or sophrology. You obviously worry a lot and it may have an effect on your body. Plus, have a very balanced diet: lots of fruit and vegetables, but not too many raw ones: cooked vegetables and compotes are good. Don't eat too much sugar, and no sodas. Drink a lot of water. Not too much meat. Fish is good.

      But most of all: go and see a doctor who will listen to you.

  34. QUESTION:
    has anyone on here been diagnosed with colon cancer or had it?
    and did it take them a long time before it was diagnosed? becasue usually with bowel cancer it does not get diagnosed until you get sypmtoms and when you do sometimes it does not get diagnosed until it reaches its later stages. I wounder why that is.Did you get diarea when you drank lots of water? where you run down feeling like you have a virus? Like a virus feeling, meaning feeling unwell? did sometimes at night did you have diarea that looked like jelly? and your stomach was bloated and rumbling noices? please let me know. becasue I think my cancer has come back. Please let me know if you had the above symtoms with your colon cancer or if you know anyone who had the above sypmtoms that I stated. I need some advise here. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      My aunt had colon cancer. With a lack of insurance and money, she put off going til doc til her bowel problems were so bad she had no other choice.

      They did a colonoscopy, and found polyps. They scheduled a routine surgery to remove something like 3 or 4 polyps. During the surgery the docs discovered that it was cancer, not polyps. Her cancer was hormonal though, and very agressive. The docs gave her a year with treatment, and 6 months without.

      Her daughter was extremly upset, and convinced her to go through treatment. She lived for 11 months.

      I cant remember all of her symptoms, but I think it was severe constipation that caused her to finally see a doc.

      I know its not a good story, but, its the only experience I know about.

  35. QUESTION:
    has anyone on here been diagnosed with colon cancer or had it?
    and did it take them a long time before it was diagnosed? becasue usually with bowel cancer it does not get diagnosed until you get sypmtoms and when you do sometimes it does not get diagnosed until it reaches its later stages. I wounder why that is.Did you get diarea when you drank lots of water? where you run down feeling like you have a virus? Like a virus feeling, meaning feeling unwell? did sometimes at night did you have diarea that looked like jelly? and your stomach was bloated and rumbling noices? please let me know. becasue I think my cancer has come back. Please let me know if you had the above symtoms with your colon cancer or if you know anyone who had the above sypmtoms that I stated. I need some advise here. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Leanne? Yep, thought it was you.

  36. QUESTION:
    Do you think i could have colon/stomach cancer?
    Hi, Im a 20 year old guy. For about the past week I have been getting some mild stomach discomfort sometimes cramps though sometimes just discomfort (by discomfort i mean no pain but an annoying feeling of something in my stomach that shouldnt be there is how i would describe it). THe other symtoms I have gotten a few times, though not as much, is being really 'gassy.'
    I am not really too worried (though a LITTLE bit) about it being cancer, though I am just asking because im a worryer. I looked up symtoms of colon cancer and i dont have any other ones (no blood in stool, no change in stool habits, no constipation/diarrihha, no weight lose or appetite lose). I also don't think it could possibly be my diet because I am a fitness freak and I eat very well - only possible thing it could be is that i always eat really high protein cus i lift weights. The strange thing is that it really only noticable SOMETIMES after i eat (not all the time). Anyone have any clue whats wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

  37. QUESTION:
    Help grandmother, could this be colon cancer?
    my grandmother is 80 years old. About 3-4 weeks about she has been getting blood in her bowels. My aunt (who is a nurse told her to -take laxatives.) It didn't help so last Friday she went to get a colonoscopy. She had colon cancer when she was in her early 30s, so that is why colon cancer is an issue. When she came back from colonoscopy she told me she didn't have colon cancer. But today she said doctors need to consult her tomorrow, since they might of screwed up on the test. I've been praying for her, and if you don't mind can you keep her in your prayers (:

    Some of her symtoms she is experiencing are-
    -blood in bowels
    -loss of appetite- though I think it's still because of the meds she had to take from the colonoscopy
    - lower stomach has been hurting since last week

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sorry to hear. You'll be in my thoughts. Best of luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me??
    okay ive lost weight, i barely eat. my lower back hurts. i randmly catch myself diszzy/ light headed. a few years ago the doc put me on birthcontrol bc my periods were abnormal,,,, like 7 weeks long! but i stopped that. they also told me later on i might get overy cancer. but now someone told me i have symtoms of colon cancer.....is that true? h it hurts to ppoop and today there was blood with poop..no not constipated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need Medical counselling. Blood in your feces is not good, although it could be only at the annulus (too much force) and maybe you have hemorrhoids; in any case, the lack of appetite is significant and must be investigated.

      No one can predict an ovarian cancer. The colorectal cancer is influenced - not determined - by hereditary patterns. So, it's not a certainty.

  39. QUESTION:
    no cold symtoms but have a fever?
    My father has a fever but no cold, he is in pain to where he is tearing up....my father had kidney cancer 4 years ago, got over it but never got his check up after..my father is in constant pain but he cant afford to go to the hospital again, he went a month ago an the doctor said they couldn't find anything but he wanted him to go back for another check up at that time he was bleeding out of his colon.ive been telling him to go to the hospital.. I don't know what to do its getting bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep trying to convince him that your worried, a few tears will help :p I'm sorry about your Dad, he should get help immediately.

      P.S. nice picture :)

  40. QUESTION:
    Could this just be ocd again??
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      knock it off, you really need to go sign yourself in to a mental ward.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do I have lung cancer & what now to diagnose?
    Basically, I have a pneumonia like symtoms that does not go away(chest pain on one particular spot & coughing).

    About 8 yrs ago, I had a stage 3 colon cancer with 3 of 7 nymph nodes affected. I went thru surgery, chemo and radiation later.

    About 3 yrs ago, I had a bowel surgery because of bowel obstruction and since then, I have felt tired easily mostly because of bowel obsorption problem.

    About 2 yrs ago on Dec 31, 2007, the doctor at the hospital emergency dept told me that an X-ray and CT scan showed that I had a pneumonia after I complained of having chest pain on my top left lung and hard of breathing for a few days.

    Since that pneumonia, I had at least 4 above similar pneumonia-like symptoms (chest pain up breathing and low fever), that lasted for 6 weeks or more. I went back to see my personal physician twice - one last november and one last week. My doctor examined me and told me that my lungs were clear, and an x-ray in both times were "clear".

    I remain skeptical because my doctor told me for two years 9 yrs ago that I only had a irritable bowel syndrome, before later determined to be a colong cancer.

    I hate to check into the emergency dept here after my doctor keeps telling me that the xray shows my lungs are "clear", or have another CT scan with the junk injected into my vein for the scan...

    What can I do? I have this chest pain on my upper left lung (same painful spot as in previous incidents) for over 8 weeks now.
    jenjoy: what is a&e ?

    • ANSWER:
      you appear to have certain symtoms of lung cancer, as per the following handout from the cdn lung association:

      A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
      Chest pain that doesn't go away
      Coughing up blood
      Feeling short of breath
      Wheezing
      Losing your voice (hoarseness)
      Getting sick with pneumonia and bronchitis a lot
      Swollen neck and face
      Not hungry, losing weight without trying
      Feeling tired

      The only way to tell whether u have lung cancer is, CT scan or MRI or Positron emission tomography, if the x-ray cannot definitely tell you. As the x-ray could not comfort you and you still have this chest pain for the pst 2 yrs, as the consequent of having a lung cancer can be serious to you (making u a stage 4 cancer patient), and as u dont want CT scan, maybe u should have an MRI which is less invasive than CT scan. You may also have a 2nd medical opinion.

      Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    Chances of this being cancer + mets? i need help?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together.

    • ANSWER:
      I see no reason to think you have cancer, much less mets.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can some one make me a list with different cancers and if they are curable or not.. details?
    ex.
    Brest cancer- (i don't know the correct information)
    how curable...easily curable,
    how many recover... 7/10 women recover,
    Treatments are... Kemo theropy,
    Symtoms are... painful movements

    Lung cancer-

    ect..

    (i dont know the right information, so what i wrote may or may not be true)

    PLEASE HELP MEE!!

    • ANSWER:
      Check out "seer cancer statistics", they have great info on that. Will tell you the survival rates based on the stage of the cancer.

      I will give you a list of how some cancers bases on how curable.

      --Most curable. ( nearly always cured unless it has spread far)

      Thyroid
      Skin ( if caught early)
      Testicular
      Prostate

      --Highly curable. ( but can depend on stage and age of patient)

      Most Lymphomas
      Breast
      Bladder
      Kidney
      Colon
      Throat

      50/50 range

      Brain
      Ovary
      Luekeima
      Bone

      Worst cancers

      Pancreas
      Liver
      Stomach
      Esophgous
      Lung

  44. QUESTION:
    Chances of cancer + mets?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together. the lump feeling in my throat is annoying it wont go away!

    • ANSWER:
      This has been asked an answered.
      Stop repeating questions.

  45. QUESTION:
    HELP ANSWER THIS PLEASE ANSWER ANSWER CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    hey is 13 and i have been constipated for 3 weeks its very hard and poo usually comes out in balls im so worried because apparently contispation can lead to colon cancer and i checked up on some websites and it said it was a symtom im so scared im gonna go to the doctor and get some tablets im just so worried am i gonna die and get cancer im so scared AND WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUS ARE WRONG AND I DO DIE! :( xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx thank uuuuuuu for ur answers

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer types are age specific . . that is why no one would take your complaint seriously. Cancer does occur in your age group but it is a collection of cancers that occurs almost always in childhood . .hence the term 'Childhood cancer'. And for your future information . . breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and most organ related cancers occur almost always in older adults and almost never in children or teens. The reason is simple . . cancer refers to a persons own cells . . and the cells in the body of a child are biologically different than that of an older adult (because they are still growing). So . . you need to learn the types of cancers that commonly occur in your age group and what to watch out for rather than wasting time thinking you have an old adult type cancer.

      ASCO: Age specific information
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Age-Specific+Information

      KidsHealth: Types of cancer teens get
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/cancer/types_of_cancer.html

  46. QUESTION:
    I think i'm dieing of cancer please help?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together. the lump feeling in my throat is annoying it wont go away!

    i keep getting pains in my liver so now i think it has spreadd to my liver and also my left arm aches when i lift it up i.e talking on the phone for a short period of time. i feel like giving up on life and keep planning my death. i wake up with headdaches and have them in the morning my body feels riddled with cancer :(

    • ANSWER:
      And you haven't seen a doctor yet???

  47. QUESTION:
    I think i'm dieing of cancer please help?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together. the lump feeling in my throat is annoying it wont go away!

    i keep getting pains in my liver and also my left arm aches when i lift it up i.e talking on the phone for a short period of time. i feel like giving up on life and keep planning my death.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    I have had a increase in my wt. For the past 4 months wt. and fluid have increased.?
    I have had a upper gi, a colonascopy and been put on pills to speed-up my colon and nothing is working and they don't knowwhat else to do. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      h-pylori,i had stomach problems,i retained fluid alover ,but especially in my stomach,i was also constipated,and had little relief,do you have upset stomach ,nausiea,pain in the upper part of you abdomin,you retain fluid with constipation,that would be normal,if you have heartburn,excessive acid,and you bloat ,have a test for HPV,it can make you feel sick allover,14 days of high dose antibiotics will kill the bacterial infection, if you have any of these symtoms tell your DR..it gets overlooked unless your DRdecieds to test for it, you can get this from bad water &even your teeth,if in dought look it up onthe net,good luck i hope you find out ,this infection can cause stomach cancer. if you are a man 30 yrs old,e-mail me you could be a cousin that got took away from us when was 8 yrs old,if you are adopted ,check out my 360 profile,please respond if you are him.GOOD LUCK&GOD BLESS !!!!KATHY A


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Will the breast implant surgery have any effects on my getting pregnant?
    I want to have breast implants done to correct my uneven breast. My husband and I were also planning on having another baby in about 6 months. Can I do both? Will the breast implant surgery have any effects on my getting pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      I have breast implants (i just got them 2 weeks ago... i love them!) It shouldn't have any effects... but if you do get them have them under the muscle so that way you know for a fact you can breast feed. But I recommend you to wait after you have the baby... why?! Its going to take you the most 4 months to get use to them and its not like really really pain full but you wouldn't want to deal with your implants and your belly. Trust me you wont. Plus your boobs are going to look really good that maybe after you breastfeed they wont any more. Why don't you wait till you breast feed your baby and after your done you can get them done.?! I think that's a good idea. Make sure you do a lot of research with the doctor your going with.

  2. QUESTION:
    If you have breast implants and start taking birth control will your breast get bigger?
    I recently got breast implants so my boobs are pretty big. If i start taking birth control will my breast get any bigger?

    • ANSWER:
      Birth control usually doesn't do anything to breast size. If it does, it probably isn't much and nothing you would notice.

  3. QUESTION:
    How does breast milk increase the chances of a child having a higher IQ?
    Also, how does breast milk decrease chances of a child becoming overweight later on in life?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't. Studies have disproved the IQ and breastmilk connection. The biggest factor of a child's IQ is the parents' IQ. People with high IQ aren't necessarily smarter. IQ is only the potential to learn, but if they never use that potential by getting a education it's useless.

      The obesity thing is another breastfeeding myth. Studies have shown it makes little to no difference. The best way to ensure your children are not overweight later in life is to teach them healthy eating habits from the start.

      The advantages breastmilk has over formula are bonding/comfort and immunity. Breastmilk gives the baby antibodies that help keep him or her from getting diseases. It also builds the flora in the intestinal tract. I have noticed a lot of breastfeeding activists tell exaggerations and lies. Breast is best but there is no excuse for telling lies in order to make your case.

      ETA: "It’s true that children who were breast-fed as babies have higher intelligence on average than other children. But it’s probably not the feeding itself -- it’s the mother. A mother with 15 more IQ points than her neighbor is more than twice as likely to breast-feed. Intelligence is partly genetically inherited and parental intelligence can also help create a more stimulating environment, two advantages for the baby’s development. Once these characteristics are factored out, researchers have found little or no effect on IQ associated with breast-feeding"

      http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/myths_about_your_child_brain_k58MK3R6tBkjDxEUwBABfM

      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-02/breast-feeding-is-not-how-mothers-make-kids-smart.html

      It was thought a few years ago that breastfeeding made babies smarter, but as the links above explain, new studies have found that was merely a false correlation.

      @Ellen - Uh yes it has been disproved. Look at any articles about it from the past 2-3 years. New studies have shown it's a false correlation. If you have access to medical journals look for the original studies. I'm not trying to say breastfeeding is bad. Didn't I say breast is still best and say what the advantages that actually exist are? What is the point in arguing things that aren't true?

  4. QUESTION:
    How to naturally increase milk in breast for baby feeding?
    My breast are not producing enough milk as i have to feed my newly born baby with the breast milk how can i naturally enhance the milk in the breast?
    My wife needs suggestion on how to increase milk in the breast for baby feeding.

    • ANSWER:
      for a newborn, the first thing is to make sure the baby is sucking on the breast at least every 2-4 hours. if it has been more than 4 hours, wake the baby up and get him to feed. the sucking stimulation of the breast sends messages to the brain and hormones are released to produce more milk. so baby needs to be on the breast between every 2 to 4 hours.

      otherwise, eat lots of good food, drink LOTS of water/liquids, about 2 liters per day. she should eating about 500 more calories per day than she did before she was pregnant.

      avoid caffeine, and try to decrease stress!
      good luck to you! congrats on the baby :D

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you feel about breast feeding in public & until what age should kids stop being breast fed?
    I don't really mind when women breast feed in public as long as they're covered up and don't go around flopping their boobs around like a few women I've seen.

    I belive that by the age of 2, mothers should officially stop breast feeding their children. If I was a mom I would officially stop at age 1. Some mothers go far enough to breast feed until their child is 5 or 7 which is ridiculous.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that breast feeding is great! in public i don't mind seeign women feed their child. but for crying out loud use a blanket and cover it up! there is NO reason i need to see your boobs flying everywhere. personally i would never breast feed an older child (2 yrs on) and even that is stretching it. i'm thinking i will exclusively pump after baby grows teeth. there is nothing wrong with bottle feeding as long as the baby is getting nutirents. I do think it's an issue when a older child breastfeeds to soothe themselves because they don't learn techniques to self soothe. just my thoughts.

  6. QUESTION:
    How long did you breast feed for? How long do you think a person should breast feed for?
    Im planning to breast feed my quads.

    yeah with my 1st daughter I breast fed till she was around 4-5months then i pumped and gave it to her till around 7-8months. with my second i did around the same. im now expecting quadas and im sure that i will be puimping and breast feeding at the same time.

    • ANSWER:
      I breast fed my 4 between 24-27 months each. How long a person breastfeeds is a personal decision (although I do Strongly believe ALL mothers should at least try to breastfeed, never choosing formula over the breast without giving breastfeeding the old College try)...IMO breastfeeding should be done for at least 1 year.

      ETA...Did Christian and Caitlynns mom say she "wanted them to be happy and healthy, so she Formula Fed"? I hope that is a joke!

  7. QUESTION:
    When should your breast start leaking in Pregnancy?
    I am 21 weeks pregnant and my breast are leaking? When should your breast start leaking? Because i hear it to early from my breast start leaking is this true? Is this a sign of Preacher birth?

    • ANSWER:
      In both my pregnancies my breast never leaked. I guess every woman is different.

  8. QUESTION:
    How long will my breast produce milk after my baby is born?
    I only want to breast feed for 3 months after my baby is born. Will my breast still make milk if I stop?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, it will continue for a few weeks, then start to dry up. i quit breastfeeding about 7 weeks ago and i still have some come out if i lay on them wrong or something, but they dont leak anymore.

      dont feel bad about weening after 3 months... if you do it at all its great! 1 year... maybe, but 2? i think thats sick. i only breast fed for 6 weeks (only cause i couldnt produce enough) but i only planned to breast feed at most for 4 months... once they start popping teeth they're done with my boob.

  9. QUESTION:
    Would it be wrong to stop breast feeding once I start back to work?
    I had planned on breast feeding for at least 3-6 months, but since my baby girl has had so many problems latching on I just pump now. How long did you guys breast feed and is 6-8 weeks long enough?

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of moms stop breast feeding when they go back to work. My son is 6 weeks old and I had to stop feeding him at like 2 weeks because I got into something I was allergic to and was on medication that isn't safe for him. I tried to pump but I dried up. I was very upset but the dr said it was okay. I have my son on Enfamil Premium Lipl. Its suppose to be as close to breast milk as it gets. Hope all goes well for you :)

  10. QUESTION:
    I want to buy a breast pump online. How do I come to know about Breast shield size?
    How would I come to know more about the breast pump I am interested in? Like, if its medela or ameda, What brands bottles would be compatible for BM Storage, battery operated, electric etc..If anyone of you has already used a breast pump, kindly share your purchasing experience.
    .

    • ANSWER:
      the larger your breasts, the larger the size :P I am a solid D or DD (been awhile since I went bra shopping :P ) and I had no problem using the ones that came with my Medela double electric breast pump.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do babies get more breast milk as they grow?
    I know about increasing breast milk supply, but what I wonder is how do the babies get more milk as they get older? Do they start drinking longer? Does more milk come out at a time? With nipples on bottles, there are more and/or larger holes - is that how it works with the breast?
    I am exclusively breast feeding my 2 month old daughter and am just curious. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I my experience, they don't necessarily nurse for longer, they just get much more efficient at getting the milk they need. I also felt like there was a greater 'rush' of milk when the let-down occurred so maybe the milk flows a little faster too...all part of the supply and demand that the breast works under.

      Congratulations on breastfeeding your daughter...see if you can make it to be one of the 1% of mothers who exclusively breastfeed to six months :o)

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best breast pump a pregnant women can buy?
    I am currently 31 weeks pregnant and want to breast feed my baby when he is born. I will be returning to work and want to know what is the best breast pump I can buy. I need one that is affordable, convient, and works well. Any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I used many affordable breast pumps after I had my two kids. None worked for me except for this one. All the others took me at least 45 minutes to pump what I needed. This one isn't very affordable but I highly recommend it. If you buy the cheaper ones your wasting your money and you can't return breast pumps. I bought all the cheap ones and then bought this one. I would have saved tons if someone had told me just to buy the expensive one.

      http://www.target.com/Medela-Pump-Style-Breast-Shoulder/dp/B0011E5LYE/qid=1210015341/ref=br_1_1/601-7378546-1429731?ie=UTF8&node=15697861&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get your breast to grow bigger?
    I'm 19 and I have breast cup size A and I feel they should be bigger than that. I don't want to use enhancements or have to have implants done. What do you recommend doing? I don't want things that I'm gong to have to pay a ton for.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't make your breasts grow bigger without implants. Breast size is determined by your genetics. Your only option would be to eat more food and get fat, which would increase more than just the breasts. Stop worrying though, guys aren't that obsessed with breast size anyway. That's just a stereotype. A cute girl with small breasts is more desirable than an ugly chick with huge breasts any day of the week.

  14. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have breast cancer in three different areas?
    My friend just found out that she has breast cancer in her right breast but three different lump types of cancer in one breast, and it has effected her lymph nodes at least two of them. What are her chances and what stage cancer would that be? She is going to be having a mascetomy and chemo.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure what you mean in lump types.
      It is very common for cancer to spread to lymph nodes. Especially in the breast tissue. Lymph nodes are usually extracted during the mascetomy and if cancer is present, radiation and/or chemo is also a common practice.

      Basically, Chemo kills off all cells. Good and bad. The person usually feels really tired and horribly sick. Their immune system ( the system that protects from disease and virus) is severly depressed. People with colds or infections should say away from her. She will not have a defense system to fight off the simplest cold.
      Just be there for your friend, let her know that you are there for her, But at the same time keep your distance if she needs time to morn her loss.
      Please dont ever say you know how she feels, because unless you have been through it, you dont.
      Also, sometimes the best communications is to be silent. Allow your friend to talk, just comfort her.
      I hope all works out for her and I will keep her in my prayers

  15. QUESTION:
    How well do breast lifting exercises work?
    I want to start doing breast lifting exercises (so they work on my pectoral muscles under my breasts)
    And I wanted to know if they work and how effective they are?
    How high would it be able to lift? Has anyone had good results?

    • ANSWER:
      Women are not given to developing substantial muscular hypertrophy (bulk) because of their limited testosterone. And, boobs consist of fat and mammarial tissue, not muscle. So, trying to lift the bosom by building the underlying pectorals is not going to make a significant difference.

      Of course women and their breasts vary considerably in geometry and configuration. However, when a women developed her pecs, the result is usually more noticeable and defined proximal and distal muscle attachments...the ends of the muscles where they meet the bones (at the armpit and center chest). The slight increase in lean mass only pushes the chest bulk outward very slightly which does almost nothing to elevate the rack especially in women with naturally pendulous breasts.

      That's just the unhappy reality of it. We're all bound to our inherited traits (DNA) and there's little we can do to change that beyond simply eating and exercising for optimal health and fitness.

      Good luck and good health!!

  16. QUESTION:
    What should i do after i stop breast feeding my baby?
    My baby is 15 month old, I have stopped breast feeding her during day time but at nights she wakes up for breast feeding. For the past 3 days i have stopped to breast feed her even during nights and instead feed her milk with spoon. She cries for some time and then falls to sleep. Now my breast gets heavy by milk supply. What should i do? Pump the milk or leave it on its own?

    • ANSWER:
      When you stop breastfeeding your breast can get engorgement- heavy red and hot and hurt really bad. But you have to go through this in order to let it dry up. Pumping will just make you continue to make more milk and nothing will dry up. If you HAVE to, just pump a little, enough to ease the fullness. Use cold compresses, some say cold cabbage leaves help. And take Tylenol or ibuprofen!

      And if you want her to start sleeping through the night, you'll have to wean her off of her night time feedings. At her age, she doesn't need to be waking up for anything during the night.
      The easiest way I think is to let her cry herself back to sleep. she'll learn to fall asleep on her own without needing to breastfeed to fall asleep.

      And if you're weaning her to whole milk, I'd suggest skipping bottles altogether and teaching her to use a cup. Most doctors don't want you to use bottles after they are a year old and ask you to wean them to cups.

  17. QUESTION:
    How exactly does breast feeding lower the risk of breast cancer?
    They say it lowers the risk, but how does breast feeding your baby lower the risk of developing breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It is certainly considered a breast cancer risk factor not to have breastfed a baby, but so is not having any children at all, or having them late.

      Most people who tick those boxes won't get breast cancer though, and plenty of women who had children young and breastfed them get breast cancer.

      Results of studies vary: two reports, published in 1999 and 1997, showed that pre-menopausal women had a 50% lower risk of breast cancer if they had breastfed. Other studies show no conclusive link between breastfeeding and reduced risk of breast cancer.

      .The women who get bc who have not had children are included in the never breastfed statistic.

      One theory is that breastfeeding reduces exposure to the female hormone oestrogen, which in turn reduces the risk of oestrogen driven breast cancer. A majority of, but not all, breast cancer cases are oestrogen driven. Breastfeeding causes hormonal changes and delays the onset of ovulation after pregnancy, reducing the total of a woman's oestrogen exposure over her lifetime..

      There is also some evidence that breastfeeding causes physical changes in breast cells that may make them more resistant to the mutations that can lead to cancer

      Apparently in the studies that showed a link, the length of time a woman breastfed for was significant - the longer the better.

  18. QUESTION:
    when breast feeding at 4 mths should you start formula?
    my wifes finding it hard breast feeding our 4mth old son and wants to put him on formula. she says she wants to combine feed him (breast & formula). is this advisable? i dont agree to do this as i think breast feeding is better for him...
    can anyone please offer me any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it she's having trouble with? If it's a question of feeling like she's nursing ALL the time, that'll pass as he gets more efficient at draining a breast. Also he can start some solids at 6 months, which won't cut out breastfeeding, but can replace some of it. At 6 months I started giving my daughter some rice cereal with pumped milk in it.
      If she's tired from night feedings, consider cosleeping so she can nurse lying down and get some sleep. That saved me!!
      Perhaps she could be persuaded to pump sometimes and let you take some feedings. Breastmilk is far and away the BEST food ever, so point that out. Also, germs transferred to your baby enter the breast and come back out to him as antibodies, so it's so good for their health.
      Good for you for realizing formula isn't good enough! Be sensitive though, because I'm sure she's exhausted and liable to be crabby!

  19. QUESTION:
    What exactly is breast milk, and where does it come from?
    This question might seem a bit stupid, but I'd just like to know. Is breast milk like the same as cow milk? Where does the milk come from? How is the milk produced? Is there a certain age where girls can no longer breast feed or produce milk?

    • ANSWER:
      What exactly is breast milk, and where does it come from?
      It is a liquid containing fat, protein, water, white blood cells, and other ingredients perfectly matched to a babies needs. it comes from the mother's blood/body. the breasts filter nutrients out of the mother's body to make the milk. the milk comes from the nipple when it is sucked by the baby from several tiny holes in the tip of the nipple. the milk is stored in small sacks in the breast tissue and is constantly replenished.

      Is there a certain age where girls can no longer breast feed or produce milk?
      not really. during pregnancy, the breasts prepare themselves for feeding a baby by producing small amounts of milk called colostrum. after the birth, hormones and the baby's suck cause the milk to come in in large amounts. women who are not pregnant have been known to lactate (produce milk) but it is rare. the breasts will produce milk as long as the mother breast feeds regularly (for some, two years or longer). she will produce milk again when she has another baby. so in short, as long as she has a breastfeeding baby, she will produce milk no matter what her age.

  20. QUESTION:
    what are the chances of getting breast cancer as a 15 yr old?
    Recently i have noticed a lump in my breast like on the left side of my nipple. It has never been there before and i am fraking out that i have breast cancer. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      thats normal
      when your young like 15, you may notice your breasts are lumpy, its just because they are growing
      if i was you i wouldnt be too worried but maybe if you go to the doctor they can tell you for sure
      but i doubt you have breast cancer
      dont worry, its just puberty and hormones that make breasts kind of lumpy

  21. QUESTION:
    How noticeable are scars from a breast reduction?
    I am considering a breast reduction but am really concerned about the scars. I know that I will be scarred for a while as I heal, but how apparent are the scars long term?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i had a breast reduction in oct 08. my scars are already fading. my friend who had the same surgery last year by the same doctor has scars that are barely visible. you have to look super closely to even see that they are there.

      however, i look at the scar as a very small price to pay for all the benefits that a breast reduction bring. i am VERY happy with my decision to do it.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I fix my low milk supply on my left breast?
    My left breast is inverted and my lactation consultant gave me a nipple and breast shields to help the milk come out for my baby. When I was pumping tonight, my breast barely gave any milk, while my right breast was overflowing with milk. I feed my infant every 3-4 hours with both breasts. Any suggestions to get the left side working like the right?

    • ANSWER:
      To kick-start milk production in your left breast, always start each feeding with the left breast. It can become a habit to use the right breast because it is "easier" for you and the baby, but if you are not creating a demand for milk from the left breast, it will decrease the supply. At the beginning of the feeding, the baby is hungrier and will nurse more vigorously at the first breast. Once the volume is established, then you can alternate the first breast. Also, are you pumping as well as feeding every 3 - 4 hours? If so, and your right breast is doing very well with that routine, then I would suggest also pumping with the left first. And sometimes (believe it or not) it really helps to have a photo of your baby to look at while you pump. Are you feeling the "let down" sensation on both sides? With an inverted nipple, you just need to help the baby get more of the nipple inside their mouth, by cradling your breast with four fingers below and the thumb above, and directing it fully into the baby's mouth. If they can latch on and "massage" the outer nipple area, they can nurse from it properly.

      Stick with it, and don't allow yourself to get too frustrated. Worst case scenario is that you end up with one good milker, and you'll have lopsided breasts for a while. It is so very important and economical to breastfeed your child, it is worth it.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the key difference between male breast cancer and regular breast development?
    I asked a question about whether or not I had breast cancer awhile back, and the responses were generally no. However, I am curious as to how to define one from another, as they both have similar qualities. The main one I am concerned with is breast lumps under the nipple area. How can you tell the difference?

    • ANSWER:
      There is allot of difference. One is normal body tissue and the other is an invasive tumor. Here is a link for you to research breast buds(Thelarche) further. This should help answer the remaining questions you might have. Good Luck
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_bud

  24. QUESTION:
    How much breast milk could you express in one sitting when your baby was 2 week old?
    My baby will breast feed about 10 to 15 min on ea breast. But when I hand express myself...I'm getting less than an ounce from BOTH breast. I'm now terrified that he isn't getting enough! Is this normal? What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds about right. I used to pump about one once from both breast when my son was that young. I am in the process of weaning him off the breast at the moment but last week I was able to pump 14 oz in one sitting. Hang in there! you are doing a fantastic job. I exclusively breastfed my 1 year old.

  25. QUESTION:
    How is a "turkey breast tenderloin" different from regular turkey breast?
    I have a recipe I'd like to make this week calling for "turkey breast tenderloin" but the grocery store didn't carry anything with the word "tenderloin" in it. Is it just like normal turkey breasts? Is there something I should do to them? Any help would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      If you look at a turkey breast, you'll see the bone go down the center, and 2 nice meaty pieces on either side of that bone. Those 2 big pieces are "tenderloins" ... as opposed to the whole breast with the bones, and meat around everything.... You can buy a whole breast, and cut the 2 tenderloins out, but I know that Kroger's carries them, as do other groceries. I think it might be "The Turkey Store" brand, but not positive...

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best type breast implants? And most natural way of breast implants under muscle or under breast ti?
    What is the best type breast implants? And most natural way of breast implants under muscle or under breast tissue?
    A relative would like to get a breast augmentation but is not sure which type of implants feel the most natural. And which option would help the implants to feel more natural either under the breast muscle or under the breast tissue.

    • ANSWER:
      1.) Mentor Siltex MemoryGel breast implants.
      2.) Cohesive I is the softest implants.
      3.) Under the mucles look more natural if the appropriate size is chosen, but it could also feel harder, and depending how strong your relative is, the pectorial muscles can distort the shape. I should know because I have strong pecs.

      http://www.mentorcorp.com/breastsurgery/augmentation/memorygel-breast-implants.htm

      This is the Siltex implants (below):. The Siltex implants include ULTRA HIGH PROJECTION. Do I need to say more.

      http://www.mentorcorp.com/global/breast-augmentation/silicon-gel-breast-implants.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    How important is female breast size to a man?
    Is breast size a consideration when you choose to date someone? Be honest!

    • ANSWER:
      It is not important, I look at as being a bonus if the woman has nice breast. it is not what most men look for, i am sure you will get answers like the bigger the better. but that is not a honest answer. It is a trade secret to tell you that most guys do not care about that, most guys including me want a women to date who they have good initial chemistry with, makes them feel better or is a good flirt, but being shy is cute too. Men are not to fussy, just as women men have very individual physical preferences, but don't always go out with people who meet their exact preference because personality is more important. I like petite women, so big boobs usually mean a bigger woman, which is not appealing to me, but that does not mean I will not go out with a bigger women if she is sexy. breast size does not matter.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there a possible way to reduce breast without surgery?
    I am 20 years old and my breast is totally huge. I am 5 feet tall, my breast size is 36b on the right and 36c on the left side.

    I don't like how people look at my breast and assume that i was some kind of slut or what. I have a problem choosing brassier and t-shirt and all.

    Seriously, I'm planning to get a breast reduction but i was too afraid to go on a surgery, is there no other way to reduce my breast?. Like exercise or what? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      They have minimizer bras at victoria's secret, I am sure other manufacturers make them too.

      I would not assume you were a slut just because of your body type, it is not fair to judge someone that way.

      If you lose weight that is one way to reduce the breast size, but there is no way to guarantee where it will come off.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have one breast significantly larger than the other. What can I do to reduce the larger one?
    The other breast has been reduced due to lumpectomy. I hate the lopsided look.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately theres nothing you can do naturally. Try putting a silicone breast cup in your bra on the smaller side. If you want it to be permanent try a breast implant to make them look natural. But don't be surprised at the high costs.

  30. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for breast milk to become thick after birth?
    I gave birth last Monday and three days later my breast are leaking like a clear milk I guess. Its not the colostrum. I want to breast feed but my milk is not thick like I know it suppose to be. How long does it take?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually before a let down the milk is actually supposed to be watery and almost clear- it's the hind milk that comes after nursing for a while that is thick and creamy.
      I both feed direct from the breast and bottled expressed milk- it usually takes about 10 minutes of pumping with my pump before the hind milk comes through. Volume wise that's 150ml of the clear watery stuff before the thick creamy stuff comes through!

  31. QUESTION:
    Besides breast implants is there anyway I can get my pre-children breasts back?
    I have had two children. Before them I had fantastic breasts. Now after breast feeding both of them, not so much. Is there anyway I can get them looking better without implants? My husband doesn't care but I hate them. I don't want breast implants but I hate having breast that look like that shriveled balloon you ind behind the couch a week after your child's birthday party! Anything help you guys? Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel and I only have had one child!!!

      My breasts are large to begin with so I really don't care to add more to them. I have been looking at maybe getting a breast lift. Here is some more information if you think that it may be something you are also interested in.
      http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Cosmetic-Procedures/Breast-Lift.html

  32. QUESTION:
    How long did you breast feed your children?
    I breast fed my oldest till she was 18 months, my second daughter Bella till she was 25 months and am still breast feeding my 8 month old. How was your breast feeding experience? How do you feel about extended breast feeding?

    • ANSWER:
      I breast fed Jamie (my oldest) until he was about 18ish months, Owen until he was 20 months, Hudson until he was 15 months and Izzy is still breast feeding. I love breast feeding and would recommend it to everyone. In addition to health benefits, it was (and still is) such an amazing experience!

  33. QUESTION:
    Chicken Breast, how to trim the vein in the middle?
    I have boneless, trimmed, skinless chicken Breast. What do I do with the weird white vein looking thing that runs down the middle of the Breast? When I try to remove it, I just destroy the whole Breast. I usally end up left with strips. Am I suppose to just leave it in there? Thanks in advance for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      I think you are supposed to use a sharp knife and remove it. I don't buy chicken parts for that reason. They are sloppily ,butchered. If I want to have a nice chicken breast I buy the largest whole chicken and cut it my self.Its is extra work but to me it is worth it.

  34. QUESTION:
    What parts are needed for a Medela in style original breast pump?
    I know that the breast pump was discontinued in 2008 or so but the parts are still available. I already have the actual pump and just bought tubing. I know I need breast shields but what else?

    • ANSWER:
      If you got the tubing, the other parts from the newer breast pump will fit.
      Heres what you basically going to need beside the tubing:
      http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2793360

      Additional valves and membranes (always good to have spare)
      http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2793361&prodFindSrc=prodCrossSell

      Storage bottles
      http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3758531

      Or you can get a whole set
      http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2409076

      And storage bags and nipple cream, but you can get different brand, since Medela brand is expensive

  35. QUESTION:
    How long is the total healing time after breast reduction surgery?
    I am considering breast reduction surgery. I want to know what to expect and what complications others have experienced.

    • ANSWER:
      I was out of work for two weeks, and then slowly worked my way back up into full activities after a month.

      I was able to shower 24 hours after surgery BUT some PS's want you to wait a few days... different PS's have different methods. I just put my back to the shower head and let the water run over my incisions and steri strips.

      Telfa pads from CVS/Rite Aid. They are nonstick pads that you can put over your incisions if they are still leaking. I loved them!

      My incisions took at least two months to fully close (so no baths or swimming until the incisions are 10000% closed or else you'll get a nasty infection!).

      My swelling went down after a few months (though it can take up to a year to get your final size).

      My sensation came back after three months (but can take over a year to regain sensation).

      Scars take about a year to fade, so unless they are white do not put them into the sun or they will turn permanently red. Use Mederma and ScarGuard and they will be barely noticeable (like mine!).

      Also take some "arnica montana" I bought it on amazon's website. It helped me out a lot with my bruising and swelling.

      You have to sleep on your back for a while, at least until the incisions close. Its a pain in the butt, but I bought a wedge pillow and it helped out TONS.

      I experienced a few split stitches (it looks like a piece of rice). You don't pull them, you clip them and they eventually dissolve or fall out.

      Your incisions MAY scab over. DO NOT pull the scabs. If they don't come off easy, clip the part of the scab that is free and let the part still connected to your breast come off on its own. I had a little bit part of a scab on, I pulled it off, the next day I had this nasty open spot that I had to treat with solutions. It took a month or two to heal. So do not pull scabs off!

      LISTEN to your doctor. ANY questions you have, ask the PS first. I've found that different PS's have different methods. Like when to shower, when to travel, when to do normal activities, how to treat open spots, etc.

      I have tons of more information for you, but those are the basics.

      This site helped me out tons before and after my surgery.

  36. QUESTION:
    How important is it to get checked for breast cancer?
    I know someone whose mother has breast cancer in her side of the family, her sister died from it, but she's scared to get checked because of the possiblity they could find breast cancer. How important is it? It's likely she will get it, because it runs in her family.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to know if it runs in the family is if someone with breast cancer in the family was tested for it. If her mother or sister tested positive than she can be tested too and from there her doctor will recommend how often she should be screened and when she should start. Without knowing if she tested positive and not knowing her age it is impossible to know how important it is for her to be screened now. The whole point of screening is because the possibility is there, if it wasn’t there is no point in screening. So, I don’t understand her rational. Every woman has a lifetime risk of 1 in 8 for breast cancer. How likely she is to get it depends on her age and which rare gene runs in her family that increases her risk for the disease.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do people with breast cancer feel about the attention breast cancer gets?
    Do you feel like breast cancer awareness is just used by companies to make buying their product more attractive?

    Do you like the attention breast cancer gets or feel exploited by it?

    • ANSWER:
      I think there's two issues in your question: the first concerns the fact that breast cancer has a higher profile than other types of cancer.The second concerns the involvement of big business in this high profile.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised.

      And then big business cashed in..

      It's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day; in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

      That greedy manufacturers see people's concern and sympathy for cancer patients, and their desire to find a cure, as an opportunity to make cash is not the fault of breast cancer campaigners.

      But like many women who have or have had breast cancer, I detest Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support for those with a deadly disease has been turned into a marketing opportunity by big business, with around 1% of the cost of specially made pink stuff going to breast cancer charities, the rest into the retailers’ pockets. I'm not 'tickled pink' by the disease that may yet kill me being turned into a commercial beanfeast.

      And quite aside from the commercial aspect, all the pink, fluffy, fun excesses have negative consequences for breast cancer patients too – the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is

      1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told – by people who don’t have it – that it’s a ‘good’ cancer to get) and

      2) easily curable.

  38. QUESTION:
    How long does breast tenderness from ovulation last?
    I am experiencing breast tenderness starting tonight but was having ovulation cramps yesterday morning. Do you think the breast tenderness is from ovulation? If so how long might it last?

    • ANSWER:
      ahhh that sign is so confusing its just one of those odd things.... i never had breast tenderness then 2 months ago suddenly my boobs started hurting after ovulation... my nipples hurt after ovulation for about 5 days tops..this has happened for a while but not the boobs. anyways the pain went away as my period came..
      the next month it happened again however more tender and lumpy and my nipples stopped hurting after like 3 days...
      found out i was preg that month :)

      so its really hard to say some women its normal...i guess jsut if you know your body you can tell...
      it is possible its a sign from ovulation. some women get it every month some suddenly get it like me lol.

      good luck

      xo

  39. QUESTION:
    What bottles and teats did you use when combining bottle and breast?
    I plan to breast feed when my baby finally arrives (currently 3 days late!). She is my third and with my other two I breast fed in the beginning but had trouble combining bottle and breast when it was time for me to return to work - this was due to nipple confusion and I just had to end up bottle feeding. It was the Avent bottles I used then.

    What bottles and teats have you successfully managed to bottle and breast feed with?

    • ANSWER:
      The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature range is excellent. I actually didn't combine but my baby took to the bottles straight away when I changed her from breast feeding onto these. The teats are shaped differently to more traditional bottles and are much softer as well... much more like a breast! They also sell a breast pump which works with the Closer to Nature range.

      Good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    what is responsible for one breast enlarging prior to menstruation and the other is unaffected?
    One breast enlarges,the other doesn't. This is prior to menstruation. Why is this so?

    • ANSWER:
      I wish we knew! Hormonal influences change a lot. This is the same reason many females have one breast larger than the other permanently!

  41. QUESTION:
    How soon can your breast become tender before you start your period?
    My husband and I are trying to get pregnant, well my breast have become very tender and I shouldn't recieve my period for another 21/2 weeks. Could this be a sign of pregnancy or can my breast become tender this early before I have my period.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, all women are different. My breasts are sore from the time I ovulate until Af comes to visit. So, usually about two weeks. You must have just ovulated or are about to ovulate if you are still 2 1/2 weeks away. You have to remember that progesterone also causes breasts soreness so it is very difficult to tell sometimes if your sxs are from being pregnant or from AF. You obviously are not pregnant right now so I would bet that you are about to ovulate..

      Good luck and Babydust

  42. QUESTION:
    How do ur breast start looking after been 6 weeks pregnant and when do u start get breast discharge?
    My friend is 6 to 8 weeks pregnant and her breast have a lot of dots like white is that normal???

    • ANSWER:
      hi, congrats to your friend!! yes, it is very normal for you to have white bumps on your breasts during pregnancy. i was a few weeks along when i started getting it, both times, nothing to fear. all it is is your breasts getting getting ready for the breasts feeding, so there has to be lubrication. i think at about 4-5 months, she will start having colostrum coming out of her breasts. it is yellow and is perfectly normal. hope this helps! oh by the way, if she does not plan on breast feeding her child ( i did not with my first but plan on this time) she has to squeeze the milk out of her breasts after she has given birth.

  43. QUESTION:
    What does the stone like surface mean in the breast?
    My GF's right breast has a small stone like surface inside the breast for past 5 months.
    But she doesn't know what is it. She couldn't find the cause of it.
    Her left side breast is normal and soft. She is very much afraid of Cancer.
    Is this the symptoms of cancer or it is normal one.
    Which Doctor specialist should i consult?
    Please help me soon.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know how it could be on the surface and in the breast at the same time.
      She doesn’t need a specialist she can just go to her normal doctor.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do I check my breasts for lumps and earlier forms of breast cancer?
    I'm only seventeen but breast cancer runs in the family so I really want to start checking early.
    How often should I check?

    • ANSWER:
      You should just check your breasts when you are drying off after the shower just to see if there are any lumps or other bumps that shouldnt be there. You can always go to the doctor & have them check you out as they are trained to do this.

  45. QUESTION:
    How long should the swollen breast symptom start when u r pregnant?
    How long should the swollen breast symptom start when u r pregnant? Does it start right away after conceiving or what? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It really just depends. Some women experience swollen breasts as early as 1 month.. and some don't experience it until much later on, if at all. Pregnancy symptoms are different for every woman and for every pregnancy.

  46. QUESTION:
    Would you consider pumping your breast milk is the same as breast feeding?
    The mothers breast milk is the best source if nutrition for an infant and I wanna be able to give my little one as much nutrition as I can. I was wondering if pumping the milk out of your breast would be just as effective as breast feeding. Will you still be burning calories? Will the baby still get the same exact nutrition?
    I am currently pregnant and planning on breast feeding but my schedule will not allow me to be able to breast feed her whenever she needs it. School, work will keep me away from her for most of the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you still burn calories and yes the baby still gets the same nutrition (although perhaps not EXACTLY the same as the fat cells can cling to the plastic or glass of the bottle, but in such small amounts you don't need to worry). However, it's very very much more draining and harder than regular breastfeeding, and because the pump isn't as efficient as the baby at draining your breast or stimulating milk, you may experience supply issues more often than a woman who breastfeeds at the breast. The other thing to consider is that the action of breastfeeding at the breast stimulates more muscle action and can contribute to early development in that sense whereas bottle feeding is a more passive action. This doesn't last beyond the nursing stage however so isn't a major consideration.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to grow breast through natural breast augmentation?
    I envy women with boobs, pretty breasts I’m not talking about those with silicone. It makes me so insecure every time i see them. Is there anybody who knows how to grow your breast naturally? without any surgery because it cost a lot.I hope if somebody knows about natural breast augmentation or any other ways on natural breast enhancement. Help will highly appreciate. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Not quite 'natural', but going on the birth control pill, which is a hormone pill containing progesterone and estrogen, is known to increase breast size by quite a bit in most women.

      However, you should research the side effects and ask your doctor about them. Some side effects can include weight gain, moodiness, improvement or worsening of acne, spotting, and nausea.

  48. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take for the breast milk to dry up?
    I had my baby 2 weeks ago, and I chose to bottle feed. My breasts aren't really engorged anymore and they aren't painful but the breast milk is still leaking, no matter how tight of bra I wear. Is this normal? Since they no longer give the medication to stop the production of breast milk, I was wondering how long it usually takes for it to stop.

    • ANSWER:
      If you don't nurse at all from the beginning, it's usually over in 2 weeks.

      Please stop wearing the tight bras. They *may* be causing you to continue to produce milk by squeezing milk out. (The more milk you pump out, the longer you will continue to produce it.) They can also cause breast infections and even a breast abscess (which usually requires surgery to heal). They are *not* a good idea!!

      There are some safe things you can do. Eat mint--anything flavored with *real* mint, in large quantities. Same thing with sage. Both of these tend to dry up your milk.

      Use cabbage leaves. Place raw cabbage (either at room or fridge temperature--whichever you find more comfortable) on your breasts.

      Ice packs on the breasts.

      Do *not* "check" whether you still have milk; this can make it continue for much longer.


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Cancer Treatment

Cancer is one of those diseases that can be cured if detected at an initial stage. There are number of treatment options like chemotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy. For a successful treatment of cancer, the doctors usually combine these options to avail better results. As almost every treatment is aggressive in nature, it is accompanied by some or the other side effects.

With the medical field being constant updated with the newer treatments, there has been an introduction to various other ways of treating the cancer. Apart from all these modern treatments, the oriental medicine as well as the alternative medicine has come up with various alternative cancer treatments. The main punch of introduction of these Alternative Cancer Treatments is to emphasize more and more on the use of Mother Nature.

The best thing of all is that, nowadays, you will find many alternative cancer treatment centers in many countries all over the world. Some of the alternative cancer treatments are mentioned below:

Herbal Treatment:

Herbs have always proved to be beneficial for curing a disease. People have already tried them out for some or the other purpose hence; it is tested and verified properly. The main benefit of herbal treatment is that there is no involvement of any side effects. Using the same herbs, wide scale of research has been undertaken in order to develop an ultimate cure for cancer. Out of all, the herbal treatment is highly recommended alternative cancer treatment. Garlic, chaparral, Echinacea and red clover are the herbs that top the list as the best cancer herbs. Each of the herbs has its own importance and help to cure the cancer in their own way.

Holistic Cancer Treatment:

Another alternative Cancer Treatments that is gaining popularity these days is Holistic alternative medicine. It is a kind of treatment that is focused on the person as a whole - that means, it takes into account all the aspects of the patient's life than concentrating on the illness alone! This alternative cancer treatment considers the emotional, mental, spiritual as well as the physical aspects during the journey of the treatment. The therapies that are being used in the treatment are as follows:

Use of various herbal remedies

Acupuncture

Other energy-based therapies

Counseling

Prayer

Exercise and many more

The main aim to include these therapies in the treatment is to restore the balance in the human body as to fight any disease; your inner spirit works well. Hence, there comes the importance of this alternative cancer treatment as it becomes quite important that a person stay mentally strong while undergoing the cancer treatment.

Complementary Medicine:

This alternative cancer treatment is nothing but the treatments that are given parallel to the conventional treatments for full recovery. Complementary medicines that are used widely in curing cancer are:

Yoga

Acupuncture

Meditation

Massage

Tai chi

Studies have revealed that inclusion of these complementary medicines can render a higher chance of beating cancer successfully.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the available Cytotron cancer treatment centers in India? Could someone give the complete addresses?
    What are the available Cytotron cancer treatment centers in India? Could someone give the complete addresses? I heard of Ludhiana and Bangalore using cytotron to treat cancer. I have the Ludhiana center address but need the address of the Cytotron cancer treatment center in Bangalore.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Research & Development Centre:
      Scalene Cybernetics, S-CARD Campus, Seegehalli Main Road, Virgonagar, Bangalore 560049
      Tel: 91 80 2561 4879

      Bangalore Treatment Centres:
      1. Ojus Niramaya Clinic, SRIT House, #113/1B, ITPL Main Road, Kundalahalli, Bangalore 560 037
      Tel: 91 80 4160 4765, 91 80 4207 9708 Mob: +91 974 111 8867 (Dr GS Nayar)
      2. Care Plus, 5/1, Rudrakshini, Hayavadana Road, Gavipuram Ext, Bangalore 560 019
      Tel: 91 80 2662 0069/70 Mob: +91 984 504 0984 ( Dr KP Loknath Kumar)

      Ludhiana Treatment Centre:
      Sibia Medical Centre, B/XIX-568 A, Civil Lines, Ludhiana - 141001 Tel: 91 161 244 4818
      Mob: + 91 98140 34818 (Dr SS Sibia)

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I get my kid to Mayon Clinic for cancer treatment if she refuses to be treated like a stripper?
    My daughter needs cancer treatment which the Mayo Clinic specializes in but she does not want to been leered at naked by TSA agents and/or fondled by them. It is too far for her to take a bus (1800 miles) and no train service is close by.

    • ANSWER:
      i hate to say it but to get the treatment you may have to force her to do this but keep your eyes wide open while they do this to her and record this on your cell phone if you have one.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some alternatives to Cancer Treatment Centers of America?
    My co-worker's brother has cancer, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America is not accepted by his insurance. What other options are available?
    My Co-worker's brother has cancer, and his insurance does not accept Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He lives in Virginia, but somewhere in North Carolina should be ok also. Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Anywhere would be an alternative. This is a private for profit organization that has been in trouble with the FTC for false and unsubstantiated claims. I am not aware of any other hospital that has had this problem.

      I work for various hospitals throughout Los Angeles County and we have several well-known hospitals here where people come from all over the world for treatment and there are many less known community hospitals that give care that is just as good and in some cases better than these well known hospitals.

      The best advice I can give to your co-workers brother is to be an informed consumer. He and a trusted friend or family member should learn as much about his disease as possible so that he can ask good questions and make informed decisions. Get opinions from 2 or 3 oncologists that do not practice together. Someone should go with him to all appointments where test results or treatment options are discussed. Keep a running list of any questions he thinks of and take the list with him to his doctors appointments.

      Unless he has an unusual cancer he should get very good treatment at a hospital his insurance is contracted with. He may also want to check with the American College of Surgeons for hospitals in his area with approved cancer programs. They are responsible for accrediting hospital cancer programs in the United States.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i develop a cancer treatment?
    I have an idea for a cancer treatment that i dont' think has been tried before. It is feasable with current technology.

    Who would i talk to if i wanted help developing it? Is there a foundation that would give assistance for these sorts of things? I would be happy to hand it over to a team that could run with it, not in it for the money.

    • ANSWER:
      how exciting! what kidn of cancer are you targeting? awesome! hope you get it. try contacting a cancer researcher at a local univ. it is an extremely tedious process though with the preclinical and toxicology studies and that dreaded IND.

  5. QUESTION:
    What supplements can help the immune system get stronger after cancer treatment?
    My friend recently had all the lymph nodes removed from the right side of his neck and shoulder after 3 months of very aggressive cancer treatment. His immune system is so weak his body can't seem to heal the wounds. What can he do to help his immune system get stronger, any advice on supplements etc would be SO helpful! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      This question REALLY needs to be posed to your doctor. While yahoo answers people are eager to help, and there may be some doctors in the house, you should not take medical advice from strangers on the internet.

      That being said, look into eating more wholesome and nutritious foods in addition to whatever supplements your doctors suggest. I wish you all the best.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway my friend can get funding for her pancreatic cancer treatment?
    My friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer today and lives in Sandiego, California.
    She can't afford to pay for the cancer treatment.
    Is there any way she can get funding for her treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, the hospital has to give treatment whether you can pay or not, although it would ruin you finacialy, you would get the treatment.

      Ask around at hospitals, many will have sponsorship programs.

  7. QUESTION:
    When do you think there will be new cancer treatments or even a cure?
    Do you think that there will be a new cancer treatment in the near future? I dont mean a cure, but maybe a drug that stops the spread and turns cancer into a chronic disease instead of an eventual death sentence? Do you think this is in the near future?

    • ANSWER:
      There are new cancer treatments all the time. Different cancers have different genetic causes and different treatments, and so I don't believe there will ever be one wonder drug. I don't think there will ever be a cure, but eventually I think we will be able to treat cancer in such an effective way that it will be like what you said - a chronic disease, not a death sentence. I think this will happen within the next century, but I don't know how soon.

      VisuaLLy au fait, it's a shame that you abuse your right to free speech by spreading such false and dangerous information. You clearly don't know a thing about cancer, so until you actually study the molecular basis of cancer and methods of treatment, consider keeping your mouth shut. My husband's aunt listened to people like you for her breast cancer. Guess what happened? She's broke from paying for her "alternative" treatments, the cancer spread, and there's nothing that REAL medicine can do for her anymore. She's dying because she listened to stupid people like you, and rotten people like Kevin Trudeau, and every other person that peddles these scams that victimize people suffering from terrible diseases.

      EDIT: Provide me with a link to a reliable research study that proves hemp oil has any effect on cancer. ANY significant effect (far from your outrageous claim that it cures all cancer).

      I found exactly TWO research studies on hemp oil and cancer by searching Pub Med, and they both relate to mechanisms of pain relief and anti-emetic effects.

      A second search for cannabis and cancer yielded nothing significant for your claims. Oh, but look what I found!

      Cannabis, tobacco and domestic fumes intake are associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in North Africa.
      Feng BJ, Khyatti M, Ben-Ayoub W, Dahmoul S, Ayad M, Maachi F, Bedadra W, Abdoun M, Mesli S, Bakkali H, Jalbout M, Hamdi-Cherif M, Boualga K, Bouaouina N, Chouchane L, Benider A, Ben-Ayed F, Goldgar DE, Corbex M.
      Br J Cancer. 2009 Oct 6;101(7):1207-12. Epub 2009 Sep 1.

      And this: "Research into cannabinoids as anti-cancer agents is in its infancy" - from Italian researchers in November 2010, who acknowledge a possible anti-inflammatory role for cannabinoids, and link that to the known relationship between inflammation and cancer.

      Cannabinoids are FAR, FAR, FAR from being proven to be an effective cancer treatment. You don't even realize how dangerous it is to go around making claims like that. If one person delays real cancer treatment for hemp oil because you told them to, consider yourself an accessory to murder.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some of the nutritional problems imposed by cancer treatments?
    What are some of the nutritional problems imposed by cancer treatments? What dietary modifications are necessary?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet is an important part of cancer treatment. Cancer patients have special nutritionneeds and issues related to eating. Eating the right kinds of foods before, duringand after treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger.
      Cancer and its impact on nutrition
      Cancerous tumors may produce chemicals that can affect the absorption of certainnutrients in the body. The body's use of protein, carbohydrates and fat may be affected,especially by tumors of the stomach or intestines.

      A patient may appear to be eating enough, but the body may not be able to absorball the nutrients from the food.
      Goals of nutrition therapy in cancer
      The goals of nutrition therapy for patients with cancer who are in active treatmentand recovery are designed to restore nutrient shortages, maintain nutritional healthand prevent complications. The goals of nutrition therapy are:

      * Prevent or correct malnutrition.
      * Prevent wasting of muscle, bone, blood, organs and otherlean body mass.
      * Help the patient tolerate treatment.
      * Reduce nutrition-related side-effects and complications.
      * Maintain strength and energy.
      * Protect ability to fight infection.
      * Help recoveryand healing.
      * Maintain or improve quality of life.

      To ensure optimal nutrition, a person has to eat and drink enough of the foods thatcontain key nutrients, which include plenty of vitamins, minerals, protein and water,and adequate amounts of carbohydrates and fats.
      http://www.indianwomenshealth.com/Nutrition-in-Cancer-Care-230.aspx

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best hospital in Chicago for Cancer treatment?
    I have low grade dysplasia and HPV after having a coloposcopy and a leep procedure earlier this year. It has returned and I want to get a second opinion from a gynecological oncologst since my regular doctor is not really a specialist in this.

    I haven't really paid attention until now about which Hospital is the best to go to, since they all run commercials that say they are the best according to some award or magazine article.

    Which Hospitals in Chicago are the best in achieving cures in Cancer treatment, especially cervical cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
      University of Chicago; Chicago, IL
      (773) 702-6149 or (888) 824-0200
      http://www-uccrc.bsd.uchicago.edu/

      The Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago:
      (866) 587-4322
      http://www.cancer.northwestern.edu/home/index.cfm

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best lever cancer treatment hospital in india.?
    My father is 60 years old.Now he is sufering from lever cancer with final stage.Please tell me which is the best Indian lever cancer treatment hospital to cure him totaly ?Please help us.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, I am so sorry you are dealing with this.

      I will post a few links in my sources that might give you some help. The Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital & Research Centre might be a good option but I think your best bet is to contact the doctor that made the diagnosis and follow their instructions carefully. If you want a second opinion, get one if you can but don't put off treatment at this point.

      If they feel they cannot treat it, seek another opinion. If nothing else hun, enjoy the time you have left with your father.

      I will say a prayer for your father tonight.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there insurance a foriegner (American) can buy to cover cancer treatments any EU country?
    A family member needs to go to Europe for a cancer treatment offered only in the EU. Is there any insurance we can buy to help cover it? Or is one country generally cheaper than another for cancer care? The procedure is pretty simple - but requires weekly visits for 36 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot insure something that has already happened. It's a bit like trying to insure a car after it has been damaged.

      Are you absolutely sure that this is a reliable treatment? There may be a reason that it is only available in Europe? Otherwise you need to go the same route that you would use to finance health care in the USA when uninsured.

      sorry.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can a man become permanently impotent from cancer treatment?
    I have a friend who was diagnosed with bone cancer (in his leg) as a young teen (around 13). He was treated through surgery and cancer treatment. He was told then that the treatment left him impotent. Is there a possibility that the status on that can change or is it usually permanent?

    • ANSWER:
      The radiation was a bit to strong I suppose but they needed to use that to safe his life.
      But he will remain impotent:sorry for him.
      Never heard it restored.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can alcohol interfere with chemotherapy and other cancer treatments?
    My mother has oral cancer and is drinking her way through cancer treatment. Although I know I have zero controll over this -- what are her chances of coming thru cancer if she continues to drink?

    What are some of the risks and complications?
    Thanks...

    • ANSWER:
      The doctor won't want her to drink, and I'll bet as the chemo progresses a little more she probably won't be able to. Nausea is one of the side effects of Chemo and also excessive alcohol consumption, so I'm thinking she won't be keeping the liquor down.

  14. QUESTION:
    Have you tried any alternative cancer treatments?
    I am doing a Level 3 extended project and would really like some personal reports on alternative cancer treatments. The topics I am currently looking at are medical marijuana and laetrile, however any other treatments you have used would be great to read about. The other questions I am posing are:
    - Should a cancer patient be aloud to choose any type of medicine available, be it conventional or alternative?
    - Should marijuana be legalised in the UK in order to help with pain in cancer patients, especially those who have undergone chemotherapy?
    - What advantages and disadvantages have you found with any alternative or conventional cancer treatments?

    Thank you for your help, your answers will be really appreciated and will help greatly with my project :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Questions about Laetrile/B17b etc. and cannabis come up on a regular basis in here. I'll just refer you to previous answers of mine on these specific alternative cancer treatment modalities:
      Cannabis: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgJHbtpkSi6TAA8yzSeCAx4hBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20130126135254AA3RF6v
      Laetrile: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApvnGZhvRs26b7vNyKj1VVUhBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20130103071052AAkLrom

      Another aspect of your question is concerning what happens to patients opting for alternative treatments instead of conventional treatment. There are a few scientific articles that have looked into this for breast cancer. These articles show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy. Here is an analysis of these articles: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/there-is-no-time-to-wait-for-alternative-cancer-therapy-to-work/

      Patients are (and should be) allowed to choose any treatment they want. My beef is with those who sell false hopes, and by doing so rob patients of a fair chance of curative treatment. And I don't think that belief exonerate people from the responsibility of giving bad advice: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/does-belief-exonerate/

      I am not against the use of cannabis for symptomatic relief. But sometimes conventional drugs are both safer and more effective: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2012/07/25/cannabis-cannabinoids-and-cancer-the-evidence-so-far/#pain

      I think the disadvantages of altmed have been described above: It doesn't cure cancer. Conventional cancer treatment is harsh, and not always successful, but it it is the best option.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of prostate cancer treatment? All excluding removal of the prostate.?
    I have had an agressive form of prostate cancer. Treatment included radiation internal as well as internal, inplants. Horemone and meds. Everything other than removal. I now have diabeties, have undergone triple bi-pass, I now hurt all over, my hips are all but killing me, I have lost and regained and lost again ability to controll urination. Thoughts please.

    • ANSWER:
      You will expect some pain, weakness, and other side effects from the treatment you described. If you feel the treatment is not working you could look into other options, see these links.

      http://www.cancertutor.com/Other/Prostate_Cancer.html

      http://www.naturalnews.com/027534_vitamin_D_prostate_cancer.html

  16. QUESTION:
    do you think that the cancer treatment business is largely a fraud?
    it's just i have heard so many things about how cancer rates are rising rather than lowering. and the treatment industry takes billions of pounds/dollara per year. I AM NOT APPEALING OR REFERRING TO ANIMAL RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS. i simply want to ask if anyone has any opinions on whether our current methods and practices of cancer treatment are misguided, and perhaps only continue due to all the money and vested ineterests poured into current practices. perhaps it iwould be impossible by now to admit we are doing things wrong...has anyone heard any stories or has any real opinions on this? i do not agree with animal experimentation, but that is a whole other issue and this cancer thing is unrelated. i am talking about regardless of animals, is our approach at best wrong and at worst fraudulent???

    • ANSWER:
      I am still alive!!!

      The treatments given in my case were beneficial to the extent that my Non - Hodgkins Lymphoma is in reccesion.
      In that respect I do not believe the treatment business to be a fraud.
      In the light of further experience and (expensive) research the treatments and hopefully, prevention will further improve.
      My family and I are very grateful for the treatments I was fortunate enough to be given.

  17. QUESTION:
    What business is it of the Governments whether that kid wants cancer treatment?
    What business is it of the governments whether this kid gets cancer treatments? I hope they don't find the kid. I know I don't want the government making healthcare decisions for me as they can't seem to run anything they already run well.

    • ANSWER:
      Funny. I don't seem to remember Conservatives having that opinion back in the Terri Schiavo case. They were all for having the government intervene in a private health care decision then.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why have cancer treatments not improved in twenty years?
    After discussing this with some of my Healthcare colegues, I wanted to throw this question out there on yahoo. It seems to me that Cancer treatments are not any better now than they were in the eighties. It seems like decades ago that we started using chemotherapy and it is still the main course for cancer treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer treatment has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. It is unrecognizable form 20 years ago.

      Three-dimensional medical imaging was in its infancy in 1989. Today it is possible to "see" tumor structures that previously could only be assessed through exploratory surgery.

      Massive advances in pharmaceutical therapies, particularly with the advent of monoclonal antibodies, have totally revolutionized cancer treatment.

      Better radiation targeting methodologies and reduced dosage levels have made radiation therapy more accurate and effective.

      I don't know where you and your "colegues" get your information. However, oncologists and their colleagues would agree that cancer treatment is vastly superior today than it was 20 years ago.

  19. QUESTION:
    What breakthroughs have been found in cancer treatment lately?
    Has there been a breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      This is the free alternative for cancer patients.Do it and you will know from the future test results.You can also do it alongside any medical treatment.It is very natural and works like chemotherapy - destroys only the cancer cells.
      Cancer hates oxygen and cannot live in a high-oxygen environment.If you want to supplement the medical treatment you receive(or not receive) with some alternative therapy then this is for you. You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises - pranayam is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.Build up your timing slowly and after four weeks at the suggested maximum duration you will start to notice benefits gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy,stop and resume later.
      What is known: pranayam helps the body heal itself. How it works in the body is not known – but people may build their own theory. You have to do it yourself for your benefit.
      The small print: Keep doing pranayam after you are better for minimum 30 minutes a day for rest of life to maintain health.

      People who have been treated successfully, should do pranayam as well, as there is a chance of recurrence.

      The pranayam techniques:
      Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

      Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

      Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
      then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
      then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
      then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
      This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
      Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
      You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

      Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
      Duration : 5 to 10 times

      Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to improve your technique and stay focused.This is simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life, unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.

      For Prostate cancer follow the pranayam and you can notice the benefits in 3 months.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is UV radiation from the sun simular to the radiation used in cancer treatment?
    I'm sure the radiation therapy used in cancer treatment is much stronger than what we get from the sun, but are they pretty much the same RAYS otherwise?

    • ANSWER:
      Radiation is made up of small high energy particles. When they bombard you with radiation, small tiny holes are made. The higher the concentration, the more holes and the deeper the penetration. There are different frequencies of radiation. The UV from the sun that your body uses to make vitamin D3 is from the UVB rays. UVA rays are cancer causing. Those two types of rays are the primary ones coming from the sun that are utilized by the body. The earth's atmosphere generally blocks out the x-rays that are the kind used in radiation treatments for cancer.

      As the wavelengths of light decrease, they increase in energy. X-rays have smaller wavelengths and therefore higher energy than ultraviolet waves.

      good luck

  21. QUESTION:
    How much does cancer treatment - radiation therapy, cost?
    How much does cancer treatment - radiation therapy, cost?
    My grandma has cancer and I need to know how much does cancer radiation treatments cost?
    Thank you!!
    She is in Russia and I need an approximate cost of this treatment to see if I should bring her here, to the United States, Florida. She has no insurance. I just need an approximate cost to see if we can afford it or if she should do it in Russia.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      My radiation therapy for breast cancer ran about -25,000 (USD). However, radiation therapy for other types of cancers may be completely different. I had 33 treatments of external beam radiation.

  22. QUESTION:
    Which is the best cancer Treatment hospital in Hyderabad?
    Hi. I like to know which is the best cancer treatment and diagnostics hospital n hyderabad for Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      It's the Indo-American Cancer Institute and Research Centre located opposite KBR park.

  23. QUESTION:
    As a parent can you legally refuse conventional cancer treatment for your kid?
    Chemotherapy/Radiation etc is nothing but poison to the body. When you poison the immune system and irradiate tissues, you create physical imbalances which in turn can create cancer. This is the simple reason why so many people who subject themselves to conventional cancer treatments find themselves battling recurring cancer. Conventional cancer treatments are downright brutal and destroy the immune system. I strongly believe in prevention and alternative medicine, and living a pure and natural lifestyle with raw organic foods, so my family and I will probably never ever get cancer. But if me or my kids or wife ever got cancer I swear I would never subject myself or them to that torture just to please the big pharma companies which don't give a sh*t about people. Just like I would never give them a bottle of rat poison to swallow. The big pharma companies only care about their trillion-dollar a year industry and keeping people brainwashed. My question is would a parent be legally allowed to refuse conventional cancer treatment if their kid got cancer?
    chemotherapy/radiation is the death wish. Big pharma is constantly throwing money out trying to make natural medicine of any kind illegal everywhere and denying the fact that it actually works! But of course everyone is too brainwashed to see that.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      And at the same time, the state should take your child away for neglect and abuse.

      You're an idiot.

  24. QUESTION:
    How long are cancer treatments before stopping?
    How long are cancer treatments done before the doctor recommends you to stop if there's no improvement?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the case. They do a total diagnosis--biopsy, maybe ultrasound, maybe MRI, whatever they feel is necessary. Then they decide on a course of treatment depending on all the circumstances.

      My sweetie is just getting over breast cancer. (She's fine, thanks.) She had a mastectomy, then four chemotherapy sessions, and she was scheduled for, I think, 10 sessions of radiation, but they discontinued them after two sessions because they were burning her. 8^<

      It's taken her about a year to get over the chemotherapy! But she's much better now. Her hair has grown back, and she can walk around for an hour now without feeling like she's going to faint.

  25. QUESTION:
    Where can I find statistics on the success of different cancer treatments?
    I need to find data/statistics that demonstrate the effectiveness of different types of cancer treatment, all I can find is statistics on survival and diagnosis ect, but not anything related to the actual treatment used. Does anyone know where I can find any data on this, im really stuck :(
    any help appreciated
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Denise is right. The kind of statistics you are looking for is found in papers on controlled studies, where efficacy of new treatments (under testing) are compared to older treatments. Sometimes comparisons are given in reviews. See for example this one: http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/10/4/250.full Figure 2 illustrate effectiveness of various types of treatments of metastatic bowel cancer.

      Be aware that cancer is a collective term of approximately 200 different diseases. The most effective treatment of bowel cancer is not necessarily the most effective treatment of other types of cancer.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is the Government cutting coverage for Avastin for all cancer treatment or just for breast cancer treatment?
    All of the articles I've read only speak of breast cancer treatment. Will it be covered by insurance if it's used for cancers in areas other than breast cancer treatments? Thanks! Tom

    • ANSWER:
      The FDA wants more testing done in regards to breast cancer only. The FDA is saying it isn't effective in breast cancer in general and more testing...till around 2016, is needed to determine who it may or not help. If the FDA succeeds in revoking it for breast cancer, it will still be covered for other cancers.

      Friend of mine took it for brain cancer...useless

  27. QUESTION:
    Liberal believe you have an absolute right to an abortion but not to life saving cancer treatment?
    Once Nationalized Health Care is implemented and rationing of health care begins, how will the Obama liberals reconcile this discrepancy?
    Abortion available on demand.
    Life saving cancer treatment denied.
    While I would hate to see children punished with a baby, just like the president, an abortion is rarely performed as a life saving procedure but certainly will be available under Obamacare. However life saving cancer treatments will certainly be denied on the basis of cost containment how do you reconcile these positions?

    • ANSWER:
      Obama's top domestic priority.
      Abortion is not mentioned in the 1,018-page bill that Democratic leaders hope will be approved by the last of three House committees this week. Supporters of the legislation say that means the bill is neutral.
      But abortion opponents say the bill's silence is precisely the problem.
      Without an explicit prohibition on federal funding for abortion, it could be included in taxpayer-subsidized coverage offered through the health overhaul plan, abortion opponents say.
      "We cannot support any health care reform proposal unless it explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan," a group of 20 Democratic representatives said in a June 25 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
      When the legislation was unveiled last week, it failed to include language abortion opponents were seeking. Now they are going public. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who helped draft the letter to Pelosi, plans to join lawmakers of both parties Wednesday at a news conference to criticize the legislation.
      The Supreme Court has established a woman's right to abortion, but federal law prohibits government funds from being used to pay for the procedure in most cases. However, nearly 90 percent of employer-based private insurance plans routinely cover abortion.

      Obama, who supports abortion rights, sidestepped a question on the brewing controversy. "Rather than wade into that issue at this point, I think that it's appropriate for us to figure out how to just deliver on the cost savings and not get distracted by the abortion debate," the president said in an interview with CBS News

  28. QUESTION:
    People have to wait much longer for cancer treatment than in the US. How much longer should your wife/mom?
    ... wait for breast cancer treatment in order to help 0bama look good?

    • ANSWER:
      I have known several people with different types of cancer, myself included (thyroid) and with or without insurance they have never had to "wait" for treatment in the US. Are you saying in UK they make you wait months for treatment of any kind, even if its life threatening? In US you will get treatment but then you'll spend the rest of your life trying to pay for it and if your unable they will then come and attach any future income and take your house if your aren't able to pay.

  29. QUESTION:
    If your kid gets cancer can a parent legally refuse conventional cancer treatment?
    Chemotherapy/Radiation etc is nothing but poison to the body. When you poison the immune system and irradiate tissues, you create physical imbalances which in turn can create cancer. This is the simple reason why so many people who subject themselves to conventional cancer treatments find themselves battling recurring cancer. Conventional cancer treatments are downright brutal and destroy the immune system. I strongly believe in prevention and alternative medicine, and living a pure and natural lifestyle with raw organic foods, so my family and I will probably never ever get cancer. But if me or my kids or wife ever got cancer I swear I would never subject myself or them to that torture just to please the big pharma companies which don't give a sh*t about people. Just like I would never give them a bottle of rat poison to swallow. The big pharma companies only care about their trillion-dollar a year industry and keeping people brainwashed. My question is would a parent be legally allowed to refuse conventional cancer treatment if their kid got cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      "deep breath" parents should be allowed to choose the method of treatment for their own child. Not everyone shares the same beliefs. Anyone offering a snake oil cure for a serious condition should be prosecuted. Those parents should also be able to give a reasonable explanation for the choice they made.

  30. QUESTION:
    Describe the vital role played by imaging in the evaluation and effectiveness of new cancer treatments?
    What does it actually mean? Is it looking for answers in the diagnostic setting? If so, what imaging modalities is it looking for? I am just confused by both it's ambiguity of 'imaging' and the focus being on 'new cancer treatments'.

    • ANSWER:
      Most cancers are diagnosed on imaging and most cancer treatments, new or old, are evaluated by them.
      So, I do not understand the focus being on new treatments myself. However, “imaging” refers to any radiological exam and depending on the cancer different types are used. After all, the only way to know if tumors are shrinking is to look at them.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I build up my immune system after breast cancer treatments?
    I have a very low immune system since I had chemotherapy, radiation, and other breast cancer treatments and surgeries. Since I finished chemo and radiation less than a year ago, I have had shingles, meningitis, and have had to fight 2 infections in my left breast that had the radiation in it and will have to go in for surgery to have the implant removed, and replaced. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. What can I do? Also, gained 40 lbs and hate the weight gain.

    • ANSWER:
      Dave, Mara and Inverse, all good advice. I put on about 15-20 lbs from my treatments also. It's slowly coming off now that I can get out and about a little more. I also take organic flaxseed oil pills with omegas and lignans, vit. d with calcium and also an 81 mg aspirin a day. My onco said everyone should take an aspirin a day.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it the vets fault for not testing my dog's blood before her cancer treatment which turned out to be toxic?
    I later found out that the dog food I was feeding her was part of the recall. I had to put my dog of 16 years to sleep because she never quite recovered from the last cancer treatment which turned out to be a toxic punch from combination of the tainted pet food and the cancer treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer treatments -- generally chemotherapy -- are toxic by nature. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dog, but 16 is very near the natural end of any dog's life. It is very possible even a blood test would not have detected the foreign material in the pet food that made her sick.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies that have help with Cancer treatments?
    My mother-in-law has cancer and going through treatments. She is getting really sick from minor colds. What home remedies can help boost her weakened immune system and cancer treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask her dr if she can take anything. If she's getting really sick from simple colds, her blood count is off and if it's low enough the dr should give her meds to bring it back up. When I'm on my chemo, I drink lots of water and lots of juices. It always seems to help.

  34. QUESTION:
    in the USA can you get cancer treatment if you're poor and have a prior felony conviction?
    i was talking to this woman i know tonight. her daughter is 40 and has cancer, that hopefully hasn't metastasized yet. the daughter spent 9 months in prison on some felony charge, and her mother told me that because of that she can't get medicaid. the daughter is very low income, or 0 income, or something. i don't think she's married and i kinda doubt she works.

    so anyway, is there actually a barrier for medicaid paying for cancer treatment if you have a prior felony? how does all of that work?

    • ANSWER:
      Welcome to the world of medicine in the USA.
      The rich get top quality care. The poor get zilch.
      Unless they find a foolish cancer specialist doctor like me
      who would treat anyone the same regardless of pay.
      I absolutely loved caring for patients.
      I absolutely hated medicine being a business.
      There are no business courses in med school.

  35. QUESTION:
    Bec5 Curaderm cream is effective for skin cancer treatment?
    Hey everyone! I am the one suffering from Skin Cancer and I've heard that Bec5 Curaderm cream is effective for skin cancer treatment. Is this true?

    Is it really effective?? And if is it so then how to use it? Thanks in advance...

    • ANSWER:
      My cousin has skin cancer and i also recommend her to use bec5 curaderm. Bec5 curaderm skin cancer treatment is non-surgical treatment. I found a website while searching on skin cancer treatment and i found http://www.bec5curaderm.com/ . You can also read how to use this. Hope this will help you too.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there a real website providing Liver Cancer Treatment?
    I have gotten liver cancer in 2 months before diagnosing. I want to use herbal treatment for treatment. Is there a site providing herbal liver cancer treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer develops because, for some reason, the cells start to multiply so fast that
      they form a tumor and keep growing in number. Cancer can be slow growing or
      very fast growing and aggressive. Cancer
      can develop in one area and break off and
      go to other organs also. That means if
      it is in the lungs, it can go to the liver, or develop in the liver and go to the bones.
      These cancer cells push on the other healthy
      cells in the liver and can cut off their blood
      supply which gives them nourishment and
      oxygen. These cells will die and form
      scar tissue inside the liver. The
      professionals have found out that they
      need certain drugs directed right at the
      tumor to try and destroy it, or try to
      cut off the blood supply to it, or try to
      destroy the cells as much as possible that
      continue to multiply.

      There is a new development known as
      Gamma knife where the radiation goes
      directly to the tumor and not the surrounding
      tissues. Which helps keep the patients
      from having so many side effects that
      normally would occur just radiating the whole
      body.
      http://radonc.yale.edu/clinical/radiosurgery.html

      There is a new surgical instrument that
      they can use to take tumors out of the
      body that is ultrasonic and will remove the
      tissues and leave the blood vessel and
      nerves alone known as Cusa:
      (this site is talking about using it for women,
      but it is also used for liver tumors)
      http://www.ump.com/articles/cusa/CUSA.htm
      This instrument help stop from having
      blood transfusions used during this time.

      There is also an instrument that is used
      known as Tissue Link that uses hot water
      that will gently close these vessels in the
      liver. I don't have a link for that.
      Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in
      Philadelphia, Pa. is where I know that
      they have used these instruments.
      (http://www.jeffersonhospital.org

      I know it is tempting to use herbal medications...but these medications can
      interact with medications the doctor may
      be giving you...they can also cause more
      damage when you are not sure which one
      to use and the amount.
      All medications goes through the liver to
      be processed. There are many drugs
      on the market that can harm the liver very
      easily when taken with other things...like
      over the counter pain med and alcohol together. Using herbs that have not been
      tested to see how the liver handles them, can cause more damage...most herbs have
      not been tested and the few that have been
      have been found out to be a great problem
      The liver, once it is damage, lacks in its
      ability to process drugs and the dosage has
      to be adjusted per patient and how bad the
      damage is. You will be taking a risk in doing this.

      If you really think about this...the herbs you
      will be taking is going to be processed
      through your digestive system and has to be absorbed into the body through the
      liver, which is not as good as if the medication is directed straight at the tumor itself.

      I hope you will reconsider and, if you do
      take anything, have it cleared to be okay
      to do so by your doctor.

      Sorry to hear you are going through this all.

  37. QUESTION:
    can anyone tell me how hard or expensive it is to receive cancer treatment in India?
    I am an American with no insurance and self employed. I make a decent living but am not able to cover costs of the care i need as i have leukemia. I have been considering finding a country to move to that might be affordable and progressive in cancer research. India seems the place that would be appropriate as far as cancer treatment. However i can not find anyone who can or is willing to help me find out what kind of money you need to receive this in India.

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing appropriate about the healthcare in India. There is no standard of care. Physician’s education varies greatly from one area to another. AIDS & HIV is epidemic. They have one third of the world’s tuberculosis cases. They have inadequate sanitation and water supply. Polio has not even been eradicated there for goodness sake. Will the amount of money you save really matter if you end up paying with your life?

  38. QUESTION:
    I want to sell my book to make donations to breast cancer treatments who would want to buy?
    I want to help out this http://www.breasttreatment.org/
    And donate as much money as I can. I would Like to sell my book to raise at least 3,000 for this organized cancer treatment. It helps pay for transportation for the woman suffering form breast cancer and some of their treatments. I selling my book to raise this funds. Here is a brief details of the book.
    Book Description
    The poems in this book have messages that everyone will understand. The poems are happy, sad, angry, and about love! You will find a poem that just might relate to you or to someone you know too! If you have never read poetry or liked it, you will after you read the poems in this book, and you’ll want to read more!
    The Authors name is Kellie Kopinski
    If you chose to buy it for this cause. Contact me for savings on the retail price. this book sells for 14.95+ I can get for 12.95 plus 4.00 shipping. I want to help out as much as I can for the cause. You get a great book. It is poetry but they poems from the heart!
    forgot the tittle of the book is More than just a thought

    • ANSWER:
      i'm pretty sure you can put them in any bookstore on a consignment basis. you may also want to donate a few to local libraries.

      sorry i can't buy one right now, but i wish you great success with your idea.

  39. QUESTION:
    My mom is going through breast cancer treatment. Are there foundations that can help with her everyday bills?
    My mom is going through breast cancer treatment and i heard that there are foundations that can help with her everyday bill. if anyone has any information on this please let me know. your help will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    How to fundraise for yourself to raise funds for cancer treatments not covered by insurance?????
    What are the legal outlines to fundraise for myself in need of funds for medical expenses? I need cancer treatments at a distant treatment center and the treatments and travel are not covered by my insurance and I am in need of financial support. I would like to do something to raise funds for medical bills. Can this be done? What type of bank account is needed? Will I need to report the money raised? What ideas do people have to do a personal fundraiser. Has anyone done it before?? Please help? Any ideas useful and appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I recently heard and saw on TV which is very true..The second@nd riches man in the world is Warren Buffet, he let his sister take so many millions, and give away to help people, you have to write her explaining to your deepest pain pray she will get your letter and help you it' worth your life to try,

      what she do Her and about thre-four of her best friends sit down daily and read all these letters and they pick so many a week.. I would send a picture as well,,God Bless You

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the types of cancer treatments?
    what types if cancer treatments are there?

    • ANSWER:
      The type of cancer treatment doctor recommends depends on the type of cancer, the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and overall health.

      The most common cancer treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. These therapies may be used either alone or in combination with other therapies.
      Other cancer treatment options include targeted therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and bone marrow/stem cell transplantation.
      In addition, patients are encouraged to consider clinical trials when making treatment plan decisions. A clinical trial is a research study to test a new treatment to prove it is safe, effective, and possibly better than the standard treatment. Your doctor can help you review all clinical trial options.

      The first treatment a person is given is called first-line therapy. Adjuvant therapy is treatment that is given after the first treatment (such as chemotherapy after surgery). Neoadjuvant therapy is treatment that is given before the primary treatment (such as radiation therapy before surgery).

      As cancer care becomes more specialized, many people are now treated by a team of doctors, nurses, and other health care specialists. Usually one doctor, often the medical oncologist, will lead the coordination of the person's care. Learn more about the oncology team. It is also important that people with cancer and their families feel comfortable about their doctor and his or her recommended treatment plan. It is always appropriate to seek a second opinion.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is a good title for a research project for a cancer treatment using a chemical from a flower?
    I'm doing a research project on a cancer treatment that derives from a chemical from a flower. I need a good creative title for the project. Any ideas?? Here is the link for the treatment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14855666

    • ANSWER:
      Floratherapy.

  43. QUESTION:
    Whats up with muslims and rejection of cancer treatment?
    My girlfriends family is Muslim and her family is urging their grandfather not to get treatment for his cancer. I met a middle eastern guy the other day at the lake who is not going to get treatment for his cancer, he is just going to let it kill him. In the past day on here I have seen two post from Muslims rejecting cancer treatment. Do these people not understand that not treating cancer = death?

    • ANSWER:
      That pure ignorance. God help scientists to find a way to heal you, who not using it?

  44. QUESTION:
    For a science career, possibly oncology(cancer treatment), which foreign language should I take during college
    I am going to be a freshmen in college this fall. I am going to major in molecular biology, probably heading for med school after that. I want to do something in oncology (cancer treatment). My question is whether i should take something like Chinese, for the high demand of people fluent in Chinese, or should I take something like Spanish, since obviously there is a large Spanish population in the US?

    • ANSWER:
      Chinese Culture and language are something difficult-- yer rewarding.

      However, there might be a need for Chinese speakers, but that is mostly in the areas of the CIA or Medical Researcher, the former taking the top spot.

      Hispanic people still not graduating from college like they should and their population is to said the least, exploding.

      http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-11-population-study_N.htm

      Much of the grow is from immigration, Therefore, people with low English skils.

      Taking Chinese would not hurt.
      But taking and Mastering Spanish will help.

      Even UCLA agrees:

      http://www.medstudent.ucla.edu/prospective/admissions/default.cfm?pgID=3

  45. QUESTION:
    Would it be possible to move from SK to BC while undergoing breast cancer treatment and still get it free?
    I would like to move from Saskatchewan to British Columbia while im undergoing breast cancer treatment but I was wondering If BC would pay for it still?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you discuss with your oncologist before you move. Some provinces have a minimum required time of residency before the medical insurance kicks in. Make sure you have that information as well. Once you know, you oncologist would simply refer you to one in BC and continue the treatment.

      Remember also, SK should cover you for the time you are not covered in BC. I believe that the Provinces have an understanding between themselves for out-of-province coverage.

      you need to do your homework.

      Good luck with your treatment and I hope the outcome is positive for you.

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I find a plan that has been used for an existing cancer research and treatment center. Strategic Plan.
    Also I would like to find a health care planning consultant who specializes in Cancer Treatment and Research center planning and implementation. And versed in NGO/OFAC and middle east laws.

    • ANSWER:
      Try checking out http://nci.nih.gov/, or perhaps contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of surviving a prostate cancer over the long-term if you are also diabetic?
    Does the fact that you have Diabetes 2 complicate your recovery efforts? I am thinking that prostate cancer treatment might involve a dietary adjustment that might complicate what one is trying to do to cut down on sugar intake.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes has no effect on surviving prostate cancer if you have not already developed complications from diabetes, but some prostate cancer treatments cause side effects that reduce the longterm survival rate for diabetes. Make sure you talk to your doc about all the treatment options and choose one that gives you the best chances for long-term health. Look into robotic surgery. If this is an option for you, it may cause the least amount of complications.

  48. QUESTION:
    What natural methods did Lance Armstrong use to beat his cancer?
    I have heard that Lance Armstrong utilized natural products along with conventional forms of cancer treatment. I am very curious to know what he used as I am also using a combination of both and am not having much luck so far.

    • ANSWER:
      Sex After Prostate Cancer - a Wife's Sensual Secrets Revealed About Touch by Lori Wilk

      This article is for men who have survived prostate cancer and their partners. It was written with love and prayers for your health and relationships. Read this and know you are not alone and people are praying for you to have better experiences and more sensuality in your life.

      Prostate Problem Symptoms - Want to Know Some? by Arnold Nerenberg

      A lot of men consult prostate cancer question and answer forums to clear their presumptions or even to know the prostate problem symptoms. Let us first know the background of prostate cancer and the parts of the body that will be affected if one has prostate cancer. This is actually a disease affecting the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. When one gets prostate cancer, there is prostate mutation.

      Can Pomegranate Juice Slow Down Prostate Cancer? by Ric Bai

      How can you imagine pomegranate juice could slow down prostate cancer? There is research to suggest this is so. You can find all sorts of studies for various things, what matter is if it works. Prostate problems seem to be more common that ever before.

      Some Treatment Options For Prostate Cancer by Nickolay Lamm

      If you are looking for a prostate cancer treatment, what are your options? Treatments vary significantly from case to case. Because prostate cancer is usually very slow growing, one often-prescribed treatment is no treatment at all.

      Surviving Prostate Cancer - It's NOT Over Until You WIN! by King J. For

      If anyone has told you that it's over for you because you have been diagnosed with cancer of the prostate, this article will show you how and why you can still win. Lots of others have won and survived this condition, you can as well.

      Here is a site with some good information on Cancer. It will definitely help you. Have a look.

      http://cancer--info.we.bs/


cancer treatment

Brain Cancer Pictures

In all these years, Neurosurgery has undergone a massive change. Surgeons now have the best of machines and skills to carry out surgeries with acute precision. Advancement of technology in the field of Neurosurgery has saved millions of innocent lives, across the world. The brain suite is arguably the best example of how advanced the technology has become, and is helping neurosurgeons in India performing surgeries with more confidence. Brain suite, the most advanced neurological operating room provides and fully integrates all relevant surgical and diagnostic tools to enable surgeons treat the most-complicated neurosurgical cases. It shall allow MRI to be done real-time while operating. This will enhance patient safety and better outcomes.

A brain suite comprises the following components:

Vector Vision Sky and Vector vision sky software-cranial

Zeiss OPMI Pentero with ALA filter for tumor illuminescence (because of this tumor tissue appears to be of a different color with respect to the normal brain tissue)

Siemens Magnetom - 1.5T

OT table with integrated head clamp and coil

A large OT wall screen

Digital Data Management

In a brain suite, neurosurgeons in India compare the images from the operating microscope with the images saved from the patients' previous MRI. This integration is done by the vector c. Flat panel DSA shall provide a spatial resolution of .1mm and help in controlling therapy as well as allow reconstruction in 512 matrix.

With the help of the latest Zeiss Pentero operating microscope with image injection, surgeons will be able to distinguish tumor from non-tumor tissue and hence are able to treat brain tumor surgery more effectively.

Brain suite is definitely helping the neurosurgeons in India a lot. And, with such powerful equipment, neurosurgery in India is taking an altogether different dimension. The patients, on the other hand, are also benefiting from this advancement.

Though brain suite technology is relatively new in India, more and more hospitals will soon have it to offer better treatment to their patients.

Looking back, it all seems to be the constant efforts of doctors attempting to improve upon their past performances that led to such advancements in medical technology. Even now, it all looks like just a beginning of an era, where surgeries will be done with more precision and greater focus. Many more innovations are in pipeline and will soon emerge. And, it'll be the patients suffering from neurological disorders who'll be the real beneficiaries.

For the time being, it is the brain suite that is making news in India. And, why shouldn't it? It lets surgeons perform the surgery with more accuracy, and thus, more success rates for the patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a brain cancer myspace layout? I am not good at making my own though, any websites or ideas?
    I have found a bunch for breast cancer, but would like one for brain cancer or even general cancer, because I recently lost my dad from brain cancer... Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, that seems really interesting! My Uncle is a neurosurgeon. Anyways, I will go do some searching for you and I myself know how to edit and create websites!

      I will come back and edit this answer with information/templates I find!

      Ok, I found some design templates that would work nicely if you just create your own banner and etc. Here are some links:

      http://zymic.com/template_preview.php?id=128&cat_id=1
      The template in the above link is more sophisticated rather than a child/sci-fi like template. It shows maturity and the banners/pictures and links can be easily edited and replaced with relevant pictures!

      http://zymic.com/template_preview.php?id=82&cat_id=2
      The template above is slightly more High Tech/Futuristic style. And again can be edited with relevant information

      to browse on your own, go to zymic.com and use the navigation on the left to get to where you want, I suggest business links because brain cancer is a serious thing.

      Sincerely,
      JasonXiao
      Leader/Founder of Team ColorBlind
      http://coloblindcs.net

  2. QUESTION:
    What How can I make my trifold poster stand out?would you like to ask?
    I'm doing a project on brain cancer, and cyberknife. nd i wanted to make my poster look professional as well as interesting. what type of theme/cool abstract picture/popout can i add to my poster that relates to my theme, that will make people say, Wow thats unique?

    • ANSWER:
      people dont say wow thats unique

  3. QUESTION:
    How to cope with my dad's death from brain cancer?
    My father began slurring his words in late July of 2012, and in August he want to the ER at my urging and was given a CT scan, followed by an MRI, and was eventually diagnosed with brain cancer.

    He had debulking surgery, and afterwards the biopsy confirmed it was glioblastoma MF - the deadliest form of brain cancer.

    He was always so athletic and healthy because his parents both died young, and it broke my heart to see him slowly succumb to the cancer. He did radiation, chemotherapy, dexamethasone and, after it quickly returned in November, Avastin.

    By late-November he was becoming paralyzed in his right side. He still wanted to swim everyday, so either my sister or I would take him to a nearby pool where there were no people. He used to be such a strong swimmer - swam two miles a day the previous 20 years - and soon he could barely stay afloat. But he kept trying. And he purchased books on positive visualization, and it was so awful seeing my poor father in bed with his reading glasses trying to practice the "visualization" techniques.

    Soon his speech was so garbled we could barely understand him, and by December his personality had changed and he was cranky all the time and completely physically handicapped.

    Seeing my father try to move an electric wheelchair through our home with his one "good" hand was more than I could bare, particularly because I knew the diagnosis was terminal. But I did my best to say positive things around him like "You can beat this, Dad" and "There are plenty of long term survivors, of course you can live to see your grandchildren."

    By Christmas he was incontinent and constantly peeing the bed, so we had to have him wear diapers, which I knew he hated, but he had no choice.

    On January 16th, he suddenly started experiencing extreme pain when we tried to move him from his wheelchair to the bed. His appetite, which had been strong throughout the whole ordeal, suddenly disappeared.

    Within two days he was in bed, sleeping 22 hours a day. It was hard to rouse him. And by January 19th, he was falling into a coma. We thought he was unconscious for a whole day, but out of nowhere he made his last intentional effort - he put his arm around me as I lay next to him crying. That was the last time he ever did or said anything.

    With the help of hospice we kept him at home and gave him liquid medications as opposed to sending him to the hospital to die - he hated the hospital. The "death rattle" started on January 21st, and soon after he was foaming at the mouth and bleeding from his nose. I almost lost my sanity watching him literally drown in his own fluids. Around 2am on January 22nd, he took his last breath.

    I skipped the first week of school to be with my dad, after having been home for all 4 weeks of my xmas break. Today I have class for the first time since December, and I don't know how I'm going to handle it. I feel so sad, so angry, so horrified I had to watch my healthy father die so young. He was so good to me, and I wish i could have done something to help him. I keep picturing how scared he was, how often he would cry, how he's never coming back and i'll never see him again.

    If anyone has had any similar experience, it would make me feel so much better to hear your story.

    • ANSWER:
      i lost my father and mother to heart failure and my brother to cancer. However, none of the suffering they went through compares to this. Yours is such a heartbreaking experience and my heart really goes out to you. Somehow, its always worse when you try so hard, and when you are so involved in their care. As far as the pain you feel right now, its a day to day thing and it will eventually pass. But the good memories that you have of your father will always be with you. Thank you for sharing your bravery and sorrow with everyone here.

  4. QUESTION:
    What would be a good gift for a terminally ill person?
    My sister turns 66 this weekend, and lives some distance away. She has brain cancer is not expected to live more than a couple months. She is bedridden except can be in a wheelchair for an hour or so each day. She suffers from some dementia, but has periods of lucidity. She knows what is happening during those moments.

    Any suggestions for a birthday present? I'm at a loss.

    • ANSWER:
      If the doctor will allow it, and she''s having a day, a very quick trip out to a buffet (where you don't have to wait for the food), or getting take out of a really nice meal, might be a good treat.

      An electronic picture frame loaded up with hundreds of pictures of the family.

      A mug that has a family picture of someone she really cares about of printed on it. You can get them at Walgreen, and a box of candies that she can enjoy or make available to her visitors as a treat.

      Some of her favorite music from her childhood made available with a device that it not too difficult to operate, or which you can turn on for her. Familiar music can be calming for someone who has dementia.

      Some comfy lounging gear, like a new plush robe and slippers, clothing that is very easy to put on for someone who is bed-ridden, but still attractive for daytime visits.

      A new book, or book on tape by an author that she enjoys and has not read.

      Don't get hung up on gifts. She is not in the acquisitive mode at this time in her life. A huge hug, a small gift, and a short visit that doesn't wear her out, would be perfect.

      I am sorry that your family is going through this. Best Wishes and Good Luck!!

  5. QUESTION:
    How can i confirm that my boyfriend is a real pilot?
    I've been dating my boyfriend for a month and he told me that he is a pilot to be. At first i believe him but whenever i ask him the picture of him wearing pilot suit..he'll refuse to show me. I ask him to show the proof that he is the real pilot but he said wait till he start working. He ask me to ask his friend and sister but i didn't know them. He told me that he have brain cancer. Can someone who has cancer become i pilot? What should i do to know if he was telling the truth?

    • ANSWER:
      You could always ask to see his licence. That's how I found out my ex couldn't legally drive a car. Or you could ask him how many hours he has - if he is any sort of a pilot, he will know roughly how many hours he has flown.

      If he refuses to show you his licence (and makes excuses about it), he is lying. If he shows you his licence, then he probably isn't lying.

  6. QUESTION:
    I have this patch of really dry skin on my thumb, could it be skin cancer?
    I've had this dryness for quite some time, it seems to get worse when it is really cold out. I have tried various lotions and nothing seems to moturize the area.

    I'd feel retarded if I went all the way to the dermatologist and it turned out to be nothing...

    If its cancer can it spread throughout
    My body and eventually cause brain cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      I probably isn't cancer but dermatitis or eczema. Wear gloves when doing dishes and apply some cream after getting your hands wet for any reason. Cetaphil has a thick cream that works well as does Aquafor. Aquafor comes in smaller tubes so you can carry it your purse or pocket. Put the cream on at night and cover with a band aid.

      You can try some OTC cortisone ointment, also, during the day.

      If using these products for 2 weeks and no change then see your MD as they can give a more accurate diagnosis and prescribe different or stronger medication.

      Usually superficial skin cancer does not spread though out the body and cause brain cancer. But melanoma can cause serious problems, so if your patch of dry skin looks like the pictures in the info below, see you dermatologist right away.

  7. QUESTION:
    What to write in a card for a child with cancer?
    I am sending a knitted hat to my young cousin who is undergoing chemotherapy. She is five years old and recently had surgery to remove a brain tumor. I feel as though I need to include a card in the box, not just send her a hat. What should I write?

    • ANSWER:
      A hand-made card would be best. Kids that young enjoy home-made cards. Obviously you'll want to include nice words, but the majority of the card should probably be nice pictures.

      As for what to write, well, you know your cousin, I do not. Just write what your heart tells you.

      That was very sweet of you to knit a hat for your sick cousin. I hope she pulls through :)

  8. QUESTION:
    What can I get for a dying relative for Christmas?
    My sister in law is dying of brain cancer, she is 31 and has three small children. I have already gotten her something, But we have a very big family and we are running out of ideas fast. Everyone on her side has bought her gowns, But we would like something that she would enjoy and could be passed on too her children as a keepsake. Any suggestions would be very appreciative at this point!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      a picture frame filled with pictures of family and friends to put by her bed....later this can be put next to a photo of her / or be buried with her / put next to her ashes...

      i'm sorry about your loss =(

  9. QUESTION:
    How would Herman Cain have maintained an affair while battling stage 4 Cancer. Does Gloria pass the smell test?
    1. The woman says his txt msgs to her were not romantic
    2. She has no pictures and no tangible evidence
    3. While undergoing chemotherapy would Cain have had the strength of a bull?
    4. How many years has Cain been in the business world? 45? 50? And the ONLY time he was "Chester the Molester" was when he worked for the National Restaurant Association?

    • ANSWER:
      You've obviously never had an affair ... This was supposedly an on and off thing , easy to hide ........... No one with a brain keeps pics of his mistress or "tangible evidence" laying around .....................

  10. QUESTION:
    my 16 year old daughter has been diagnosed with stage 3 astrocytoma in her brain and spine?
    she is nearly 17 years old and has 3 stage 3 tumors in the right side of her brain and the cancer has moved into her spine where she also has 3 tumors. she's in relatively good health. what do the statistics say about this age group with these tumors in the two different locations?

    • ANSWER:
      Statistics in childhood cancers such as astrocytoma are actually limited and should not be used for prognosis for this age group. The reason it is limited is because childhood cancers are rare and brain tumors are also rare to this age group . . so not enough data has been collected to determine 'prognosis' . . people are not statistics . .everyone is different and every cancer is different. A treatment that might work for one person may not work for another . . so you cannot look at statistics and think that this is a clear picture of what will or what will not happen.

      If your daughter is in good health than seek out a pediatric cancer hospital which treats or specializes in this type of cancer. It is also best to join an online or hospital support group to share information with other parents and caregivers fighting this same type of cancer.

      http://www.abta.org/index.cfm?contentid=225

      Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    Are there any good videos on the brain and tumors?
    I found out that I have a brain tumor and I am trying to get information on it other than the dumbed down wiki version.

    • ANSWER:
      The Johns Hopkins brain tumor center has some really good info. Not a ton of videos, but good pictures and explanations that are easy to understand but not really dumbed down.

      http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/brain_tumor/index.html

      The MD Anderson cancer center has some good audio, but no video on tumors as well.

      http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/brain-cancer/index.html

  12. QUESTION:
    The machine that takes pictures to find out if you have cancer or not?
    I've been racking my brain trying to figure out the name of it, I'm not sure I think it has the word Nuclear in it. Correct me if I'm wrong. Does any one know what its called? Am I making any scense?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to diagnose a brain tumour just by looking at the eyes?
    I suspect this person has a brain tumour. she has been complaining of headaches and her eyes look odd somehow. I thought I heard that someone had recently been dignosed from a picture in the paper. Can anyone give me more information about this- I think it was in the last 6 months or so.

    • ANSWER:
      The story you heard about diagnosing cancer from looking at the eyes is true however it refers to the diagnosis of retinoblastoma (cancer of the retina at the back of the eye) and not to a brain tumor.
      Tumors in the brain can only be diagnosed with CT scan or MRI. Your friend should see a doctor.

  14. QUESTION:
    How is the urinary system connected to the endocrine system ?
    Please give me a link. Please give complete but simple details. Please include pictures. Thanks. (Share your sources, please ! )

    • ANSWER:
      All systems in the body relate to each other one way or another. They are all interconnected, and they all depend on each other for their own proper function.

      The Digestive system provides the ability of body to harvest nutrients from the environment and excrete waste.

      The Urinary system excretes wastes and helps out with maintaining proper fluid balance in the body. It consists of the kidneys, bladder, ureters and the urethra.

      The Nervous system provides specific quick control of the body, in the real time sort of speaking. It consists of the brain, and spinal cord.

      The Immune system is the defense of the body, it keeps all other systems healthy and protects them from foreign invaders as well as body's own damaged cells (such as cancer). This includes the lymphatic system, lymph nodes, and blood, etc.

      The Cardiovascular system is of course responsible in delivering nutrients and oxygen to all other cells in the body, as well as taking away all the waste and delivering it to the waste excretion systems. This consists of the heart, numerous blood vessels; arteries, veins ;etc.

      Also there is pulmonary, and musculoskeletal systems.

      Pulmonary is responsible for providing oxygen to the body, necessary for energy production. This consists of the lungs.

      And musculoskeleton system is responsible for the movement and locomotion of the whole body and its different body parts. this consists of the muscles, skeleton, bones, ligaments and connective tissues,etc.

      The Endocrine system controls the body, but provides a more stable, long term control, since it takes time for hormones to take effect and also takes time for that effect to die out once the hormone has been removed. It consists of the sex organs, different regulatory systems of the various organs to produce certain hormones which regulate body processes .

      The endocrine system is a network of ductless glands that produce and secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream for transport to specific target organs, where they exert their effect. Along with the nervous system, the endocrine system coordinates and regulates many of the activities of the body, including growth, metabolism, sexual development and reproduction.

      The Urinary system excretes wastes and helps out with maintaining proper fluid balance in the body.The urinary system is responsible for the elimination of urine . .

      The urinary system is made up of the adrenal glands, renal arteries, the kidneys, aorta, ureters, common iliac arteries, urinary bladder, urethra, and in men, the prostate. As food enters the body, various cells break it down into energy. As the energy is released, so are various chemical byproducts that then collect in the bloodstream. The kidneys cleanse the blood of this waste and turns it into urine. Next, the ureters transport the urine to the urinary bladder. The bladder then expands to accommodate the extra fluid. When it stretches to its limit, urine is then sent to the urethra and out of the body. In men, urine also passes through the prostrate before it is released.

      Other systems

      The urinary system, like all systems in the body, does not work alone. It has an interdependent relationship with the endocrine system, the circulatory system, the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. The adrenal glands, also a part of the endocrine system, secrete a chemical substance; angiotensin- that allows the kidneys to effectively regulate fluids in the body. This process is directly related to blood pressure and the circulatory system.

      The urinary system is also closely related to the circulatory system by virtue of the processes of cleansing the blood of waste, removing excess fluids and generally keeping other fluids in balance. The nervous and musculoskeletal systems also play a part. They work in concert with the urinary system to regulate the release of urine.

      Children still in diapers have yet to develop these systems fully. The bladder is a muscle that can expand and contract as necessary to accommodate or expel urine. When the bladder is full, the nervous system receives messages that it is time to go. The muscles in the bladder and urethra help us to "hold it" when no bathroom is in sight

      The Importance of Urinary Health
      Since the urinary system is so interdependent with other systems in the body, its failure to operate effectively can have serious health effects. The kidneys in particular are susceptible to a host of problems. While some problems are inherited and often untreatable, there are many things that the average person can do to ensure that kidney problems do not develop. First, a good exercise regimen and healthy diet are essential.

      People should drink plenty of water and limit intake of soda, tea and coffee. Certain drugs can have adverse effects on the kidneys, so it is important to discuss concerns with a doctor. Finally, blood pressure should be monitored regularly. High blood pressur

  15. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me few ideas for a presentation on harmful effects of electronics ?
    i will give presentation on a paper chart not on power point presentation so i want ideas on decoration,shape of collage,about harmful effects,which pictures i should paste etc.
    Please help ! its urgent.....my presentation is on wednesday.
    thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly give a heading on top..

      On other sheet of paper draw some clipart related to the topic.. Paint them.. Cut them beautifully and paste them on your chart.. And in the space left just give details..

      Car Accidents
      There is no question that cell phones have become a staple of modern society. Even young children use them, much to the chagrin of their parents or teachers. A common belief is that cell phones can cause adverse effects like brain cancer. However, a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that this is not true. Regardless, there are other hazards. According to the WHO, mobile phones are a serious problem when driving, increasing reaction time between 0.5 and 1.5 seconds. This short span of time can make a world of difference when avoiding a collision. They further state drivers on a phone have trouble judging speed and staying in their lanes. Even hands-free headsets pose a distraction. The WHO concludes that drivers who talk on their cell phones are four times more likely to get in an accident.

      Hearing Problems
      According to the website Healthy Hearing, one-third of teenagers own an MP3 player, such as an iPod. Dr. Craig Kasper, Director of Audiology at the New York Otolaryngology Group, warns that these devices can cause ear damage if used improperly. If the volume is too high or if the individual listens for a long time, hearing damage can happen. Also, earbuds are more dangerous than regular headphones. Healthy Hearing recommends that listeners keep the volume below 70 percent and limit listening time to between 60 and 90 minutes. If you want to listen indefinitely, turn the volume down to 50 percent.

      Physical Injury and Obesity
      Hand-held video game consoles are very popular in the developed world. While they can be entertaining, excessive play can be detrimental. One problem is video game addiction, which can be disruptive to a person's psychological health. Other reported issues include seizures, neck pain, wrist pain and repetitive strain injury. Prolonged use also contributes to a sedentary lifestyle, resulting in obesity.

      Academic Impact
      Text slang, such as "ur" instead of "you're" is commonly used through cell phone texting. However, a recent study shows that kids and teens are actually letting these obscure abbreviations seep into their normal writing. A recent study by Pew Internet in 2008 revealed that 50 percent of students use informal slang in their assignments. Furthermore, 38 percent admit they have used abbreviations in their schoolwork like "LOL", which stands for "laugh out loud". Additionally, 25 percent say that they use emoticons such as "smiley faces" in formal writing. The problem has become so apparent that some U.S. politicians are concerned that the English language and sentence structure is being twisted, negatively affecting students' learning.

      WRITE ALL THIS INFORMATION ON COLOURED SHEET.. WRITE VERY SMALL WITH A BLACK PEN.. ON FOUR DIFFRENT COLOURS AND GIVE DIFFRENT SHAPE ON SHEET WHICH YOU ARE WRITING.. WRITE VERY SMALL.. THAT IS JUST DRAW LINES WITH 0.5CM AND WRITE IN THAT AREA.. COLLECT YOUR PICTURES DRAWN CIPART HEADING AND INFORMATION.. AND PASTE THEM IN A COLLAGE FORM! :)

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of steroids?
    I am planning to use one but my friends said that these affect the brain. How true is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it will surely make your life more interesting at the hospital.

      Atrophy of the testicles
      This condition causes the testicles to shrink and is caused by the fact that testosterone is being introduced into the body from another source (steroids) so the testicles automatically stop producing testosterone themselves causing them to shrink. It is also thought that this may lead to sterility in men though there is no clear evidence that this is the case.

      The hormonal changes that occur are the cause and with the use of steroids these hormonal changes are greatly exaggerated with the result that severe acne can result causing embarrassment and distress.

      Young men who are still growing and take steroids may damage the growth plates in the long bones. The brain senses the level of hormones in the body and instructs the bones to stop growing. This may result in them being permanently shorter than average.

      Steroid use increases the chance of blood clots to the heart or the brain which can result in death or severe disability.

      Enlargement of the prostate is usually a problem with older men but it has been known to develop in younger men who are taking steroids. The additional testosterone introduced into the body causes it to swell, significantly increasing the risk of cancer. ......more at http://www.steroidsideeffects.net/

      more with pictures of the acne:
      http://www.steroidabuse.com/side-effects-of-steroids.html

  17. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if I have dreams of dying?
    Most dreams I have are of myself dying in different ways, sometimes I don't know why but most of the time it's cancer. Twice I have seen myself dead in an put of body experience. It freaks me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly - you shouldn't take it too seriously with the whole "interpretation of dreams" stuff, cause there are very few people who actually can interpret your dream accurately, and most of the time there will be a very logical answer to the reason for your particular dreams. Dreams are a representation of your unconcious mind, a way for your brain to visualize processing of material you've been exposed to until that particular night when you're dreaming. Memories are made into pictures and "videos" for you to see and become a part of while you're dreaming. Smells, feelings, places and scenarios occur as a mix of reality and real memories that you have and fictional additions that you've added unconciously to places in your memory that has holes or unclearness in it.

      The fact that you're dreaming so much about dying is because you're worrying about it. Perhaps not conciously, and perhaps it's not the "dying" part you're worrying over, but in some way you are occupying a lot of your thougts and feelings to wondering about death and about the dreams you've had. When a thing or a scenario takes so much place in your mind, it will become representated in a dream that you create whilst unconcious and as you dream, you will change what happens as the dream goes on. If you in a dream believe that you will die, then you will probably dream of a scenario where you die, and if you for a blink of a second think that you might have cancer, that's what will happen in your dream. You may not even be aware that you're thinking of it, but unconciously you are, and thus the dream will turn out as such.

      But relax, if you're afraid that all you'll ever do is dream about dying, then you can stop worrying, cause this is a fase, and after a while you will have "bored" your mind with that particular subject, and you will automatically start thinking and dreaming about something else:)

  18. QUESTION:
    What type of illness or disease would a radiologists diagnose?
    I know they are medical doctors who interpret pictures and diagnose patients with there illnesses but exactly what TYPE or illnesses or diseases?

    EXAMPLES PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, Remy, Radiologists are ALWAYS medical doctors, Radiographers are not medical doctors.

      Generally the radiographer will do the scan and the radiologist will interpret it.

      Imaging is used to diagnose many illnesses, for example:

      In the chest you would use it to diagnose pneumonia, pulmonary effusion, haemothorax, pneumothorax, cardiomegaly etc. (generally using X-ray). With CT you might use it to look at more structural abnormalities, and with PET-CT scanning you would use it to diagnose cancers such as lung cancer.

      In the head you would use it to diagnose haemorrhages onto the brain (using CT normally) or problems within the brain (normally using MRI).

      You would also use X-rays to diagnose broken bones.

      In the abdomen you would look at damage from trauma, problems with the liver, kidney, spleen and bladder using CT or MRI. Using X-ray you would look at more acute problems such as bowel obstruction or perforation.

      You would also use ultrasound to screen for many foetal abnormalities (such as heart defects, nuchal translucency scan to test for Down's syndrome or simply the length of the foetus to check its growth) (as this doesn't damage the baby like X-rays) and then you could use MRI after to look more closely.

  19. QUESTION:
    What does a ct scan show- are they just doing one area or is it entire body ?
    Dr ordered a ct scan and I'm nervous I don't know what to expect.

    Besides cancer what it is mainly used to direct.

    • ANSWER:
      Sara, A CT scan can detect all sorts of things. Internal bleeding, trauma to the brain, damage to organs, etc. I work at a hospital and have to bring patients to CT scans all the time. I don't know what part of the body your doctor wants to look at, But what you can expect is a big round device(resembling a donut) with a table that you lay on. The table will move in small increments into and out of the machine taking several pictures of your anatomy. These photos will appear on a screen as cross sections of your body. The Ct scan only takes a few minutes. If you get contrast dye, It will allow certain areas to stand out in the pictures. When you get the contrast you will feel a warming sensation sweeping throughout your body. For many when the warming sensation gets to your abdomen area, many have the sensation that they have just peed in their pants, even though you don't. Hope this will make you feel more at ease with this test... it isn't bad at all.

  20. QUESTION:
    What do you say to someone who has terminal cancer?
    I'm in college and can't go see or really be there for him and I was going to send a postcard but i'm not sure what to say. He has had cancer for almost a year and now it has spread to his brain and spine. He has been told he has 6 months and I don't know what to say... any help?

    • ANSWER:
      How close were you before? Is it a close relative or just an acquaintance? No matter what, there are still things you can do. "Just Thinking of You" cards to brighten up his day, e-mails to keep in touch, but mainly letting him know you're there to talk to when he needs to. When I was going through chemo, I was amazed to find out how many people really cared. You might even get other friends, relatives, etc. involved and do things like gather pictures and make an album for him, send occasional "care packages" of things he likes, etc.

  21. QUESTION:
    What do you recommend I get, Lg EnV touch, or the Samgsung Rogue?
    My requirements are:

    I want to be able to send pictures to FB.
    Memory so I can keep videos & pictures on the phone.
    Good texting keyboard (this is where I favor the EnV because it flips)
    Very good picture quality
    Ringtones (Personalized Ringtones)

    What do you like the best?
    I want a good cell phone to just talk on to in general, will the touch screen mess me up?

    • ANSWER:
      I reccommend the Samsung rogue because Lg apparently gives you brain cancer easier, and my sister has the LG EnV and to open it is really annoying and the samsung rogue you just simply push. Hope i helped! ( BTW the screen on the samsung rogue is also bigger)

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it really that bad to bite your cheeks?
    I bite my cheeks and the inside of my lips. Some people say that it's a terrible thing to do and can cause cancer, which I don't particularly believe. Is it really all that bad?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, considering that it creates a wound (only needs to be microscopic) and your mouth has lots of bacteria... you could be setting yourself up for endocarditis, heart valve damage (requiring open heart surgery) and a few other very serious things...you might want to see the links below. See Bacteremia and note the source of "muscous membrane infection" (the inside of your cheek you are bitting).

      If you end up with hyperplagia/scars of the tissue you are bitting... you might have a situation where you are routinely bitting that tissue every time you try to eat. The cancer (bucal mucosa cancer) would happen further down the road so no immediate worry about that. You could get cured from that with surgery (excision and grafts), chemotherapy, and radiation therapy... as long as you got it caught in time and didn't have any spread to the brain, lungs etc.. See the picture of the bucal mucosa cancer below also.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it true peanut butter makes a good acne mask?
    I'm having other thoughts on this, because peanut butter is very greasy/oily. But I remember reading it on a website, also my friend posted something about peanut butter being a good acne mask- along with a picture of her and her sister with their faces covered in peanut butter. If not, what are some better homemade acne masks?

    • ANSWER:
      You know, I've also heard that dog crap makes a good acne mask. And crocodile dung is a good contraceptive. Oh, and apparently if you squirt lemon juice into your eyes, it makes dark circles go away. And if you soak your head in honey, your hair will grow really really long really really fast. And if you take this pill, your penis will grow 15 inches in 3 days. And if you drink this stuff, your boobs will grow by 5 cup sizes over night. And if you give a Nigerian prince your bank account number and routing number, he'll send you 50 million dollars. And that you can buy the Brooklyn Bridge. And that if you pour coca cola into your vagina after unprotected sex, you won't get pregnant.

      Do you see the common theme in what I wrote up there? It's all kind of stupid, yes? The kinda stuff you'd try to trick your friend into doing so you could have a good laugh?

      Look, there are really only a couple things that have any effect on acne. One is astringents, which dehydrate and dry out the skin, causing it to shrink. Isopropyl, or rubbing alcohol, works the same way. In fact, that's the primary ingredient in may astringents. Then you have cortisone, which reduces inflammation without dehydrating your skin. There are many commercially available products out there made for this. The funny thing is, you can use Preparation H as an acne cream. It will make your face numb because it contains an anesthetic, but it will have the same effect.

      All this crap you see about honey and lemon and all that other crap that people think works is essentially either a weak way to trap moisture in the skin, plumping your face up to hide wrinkles, or a type of acid to burn and dehydrate your skin. Lemon juice? That's an acid. Egg whites? That traps moisture in the skin.

      If you feel that your acne is impacting your life, you should speak with a medical practitioner, most likely a dermatologist, which is a doctor that went to school to study skin. Exclusively. That's what they specialize in. Oncologists specialize in cancer, Neurologists specialize in the brain and nervous system, Obstetricians and Gynecologists specialize in the female reproductive system, Dermatologists specialize in skin.

      Follow your dermatologist's advice, not idiots on the internet.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you think the year 3000 will be like?
    Do you think everything will be more modern and advanced? Is it possible there would be flying cars?

    Would a cure for cancer and AIDS be discovered by then? Would homosexuality finally be consider the norm by now?

    Too bad we'll all be dead by the time it even happens! But how do you think it would be like though? Tell me your thoughts, opinions, or feelings!

    • ANSWER:
      Future is unpredictable. Okay as per your question the year 3000 would definitely be a ultramodern world. May be that millenia will be the Nanoworld, may be teleportation and timetravel possible. I think it will definitely be possible. And I sure that in that millenia Quantum computers be the common as we have computers now. Quantum computers will surely change the world of medicine(cure for HIV, cancer and TB), aviation technology(personal flights, very high speed planes and more), civil engineering technology(tower cites, living under water and there could be more unimaginables), information technology(a trillion article database of Wikipedia, real time satellite pictures with sophisticated vision like watching a bugs behavior form space), more complex mathematics for school studies, different laws, government, election system, bionic limbs, organ systems, bio-chip in brains for curing mental disorders and behavior or for improving memory and computational capabilities, invisibility, journey through wormhole(travelling from London to Washington in 0.001sec.). There are so many things to explain. But so may technologies I explained here might have existed before 3000. As I say future is unpredictable nobody can say that what would happen. May be alien life captured the Earth and change everything!

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some reasons to become a vegetarian?
    Like, I really want to, but I have no good will to stop. Like why a kid would stop biting on his lollipop if he saw in 30 years he'd have no teeth.
    I need an article, a picture, anything, of how the animals are treated, how they are killed, and how the make the meat.

    I thank you kindly. :)

    • ANSWER:
      First, watch Meet Your Meat on youtube. (That's the reason I decided to go vegetarian)

      here are some more reasons....

      1.The number one contributor to the greenhouse effect, is meat production. It generates over 40% more greenhouse gasses, than all the world's transportation systems combined.
      2.From the time of birth meat production animals are stuffed into overcrowded cages until they are old enough to go to the slaughter house, which could be years. Many of these animals starve because there limbs are broken from other animals trampling them and they are unable to reach food. The people who work on these farms do not put these animals out of their misery though. The way they see it, as long as it can make it to the slaughter house alive, they can still make money.
      3.Once these animals get to the slaughter house the are hung by there ankles and they have their throats slit repeatedly. ( Or some slaughter houses have kill boxes, which stab the animal in the brain, not killing it, but only paralyzing them. Then slitting there throat after.) It takes about 10 minutes for the animal to die. And if that doesn't kill them they are scolded alive in a scolding tank used to remove hair. Animals have feelings, they cry, and scream, and feel pain just like people do.
      4.Every three seconds a starving child dies. The grain used to feed the animals on meat production farms, could be used to feed these people.
      5.Vegetarians are less likely to get diseases like cancer and diabetes.
      6.Some beef we get in Canada does come from the United States. Mad cow disease does exist in the U.S. When we eat a a hamburger from a cow with mad cow disease this could result in death for the consumer. Also other things like e.coli bacteria are in our meat.
      7.Vegetarians are also less likely to suffer obesity.
      8.Forests have to be cleared to raise the animals and plant grain to feed them.
      9.Cows would naturally live up to 20 years but are slaughtered after 5-7 years when their milk production begins to fall
      10.Each year 15,000,000,000 land animals are slaughtered for food & an unknown but much larger number of sea creatures (including 1000's of dolphins caught accidentally) Being a vegetarian for 1 year, you can save over 200 animals from the slaughter house.
      11.Every year in Canada 650 million animals are killed for their meat.
      12.Animals that are being brought to the slaughter house are packed tightly onto a truck and are driven for hundreds of miles in severe weather conditions and most result in broken bones and/or death.
      13.They constantly stun the animals on the back of their head with a 300 volt stun gun to knock them unconscious. (Some slaughter houses don't even use this method. They put them in the kill box still fully conscious)

      “If slaughter houses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian” - Sir Paul McCartney

  26. QUESTION:
    i got a xray of teeth today at dentist and felt the radiation?
    i havent ever felt that and have gotten so manyxrays done before but i didnot think about it until me and my mom were talking about it she was like "ive never felt the radiation" like i dont know i swear i could feel it when the camra was taking picture of my mouth. could the machine messed up and put out too much radiation, im so freaked out of the thought of being able to get brain cancer and the camras was at my head! HELLLP!

    • ANSWER:
      ....
      You aren't going to get brain cancers from one x ray where you supposedly ''felt'' the radiation. You'd need to be exposed to the rays CONSTANTLY for it to do that. And I also don't think they would use faulty equipment, you're freaking out unnecessarily. The dentist would know if the thing was broke. It was probably just the heat from the machine - not the rays. Or you imagined it and it was because you were nervous. Some people ''feel'' things that aren't actually happening.

  27. QUESTION:
    How would you deal with a family member who has terminal cancer?
    I am 21 years old. My mother wants to die at home and I am going crazy!
    She is my only family member left. My other family members either don't care or are not alive. I just think that finding her dead is going to send me back to a point in my life that I do not want to remember or relive

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your mom. I dealt with my mom's brain cancer, by being with her as much as possible, surrounding her with pictures of the family, taking flowers and tending to her needs. She had to be put into the hospital to live out the rest of her days. She could understand the things we were saying, but could only respond with her eyes. I wish my mother could have lived her last days at home. The hospital was soooo cold. If I were in your shoes, I would let my mother be at home where she is the most comfortable, unless she needs 24/7 round the clock care. After all, she has done so much for you and letting her live out her last wishes is really important to her and I believe you will be glad you did make that small sacrifice, in the long run.

  28. QUESTION:
    Body scanners heat the brain and changes the strands in the dna and cause cancer 1000 times stronger than xray?
    Do you want your childs naked picture taken at the airport to be seen by all?

    • ANSWER:
      Untrue

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it true that diet soda can give you cancer?
    I heard it on the news that diet soda is actually worse than others if you drink it everyday. I was just wondering because a lot of people have told me that and I drink it almost everyday.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Actually, carbonated beverages of any kind aren't good for you. Read this article.

      The carbonation in all soft drinks causes calcium loss in the bones through a three-stage process:

      The carbonation irritates the stomach.
      The stomach "cures" the irritation the only way it knows how. It adds the only antacid at its disposal: calcium. It gets this from the blood.
      The blood, now low on calcium, replenishes its supply from the bones. If it did not do this, muscular and brain function would be severely impaired.
      But, the story doesn't end there. Another problem with most soft drinks is they also contain phosphoric acid (not the same as the carbonation, which is carbon dioxide mixed with the water). This substance also causes a drawdown on the store of calcium.

      So, soft drinks soften your bones (actually, they make them weak and brittle) in three ways:

      Carbonation reduces the calcium in the bones.
      Phosphoric acid reduces the calcium in the bones.
      The beverage replaces a calcium-containing alternative, such as milk or water. Milk and water are not excellent calcium sources, but they are sources.
      Diabetes in a can
      The picture gets worse when you add sugar to the soft drink. The sugar, dissolved in liquid, is quickly carried to the bloodstream, where its presence in overload quantities signals the pancreas to go into overdrive. The pancreas has no way of knowing if this sugar inrush is a single dose or the front-end of a sustained dose. The assumption in the body's chemical controls is the worst-case scenario. To prevent nerve damage from oxidation, the pancreas pumps out as much insulin as it can. Even so, it may not prevent nerve damage.

      But, this heroic effort of the pancreas has a hefty downside. The jolt of insulin causes the body to reduce the testosterone in the bloodstream, and to depress further production of it. In both men and women, testosterone is the hormone that controls the depositing of calcium in the bones. You can raise testosterone through weight-bearing exercise, but if you are chemically depressing it via massive sugar intake (it takes very small quantities of sugar to constitute a massive intake, because refined sugar is not something the human body is equipped to handle), then your body won't add calcium to the bones.

      Add this to what we discussed above, and you can see that drinking sweetened colas is a suicidal endeavor. And now you know why bone damage formerly apparent only in the very old is now showing up in teenagers.

      Cancer in a can
      In the spring of 2005, research showed a strong correlation between esophageal cancer and the drinking of carbonated beverages. We aren't providing extensive detail here yet, because the subject is still rolling through the medical community. Basically, it works like this:

      You drink soda.
      It makes you burp (acid reflux, actually).
      The burping carries acid into the esophagus, causing lesions.
      The lesions become cancerous.
      So, maybe it's not so bad if you sip sodas instead of guzzle them. By the time this issue settles out through double blind studies (rather than statistical analysis only), that is probably what researchers will conclude. It's common sense.

      Of course, the softdrink companies have conducted their own flawed studies using flawed methods to obtain the flawed results they want. This way, they can deny that their toxic products also cause esophageal cancer in addition to other diseases their beverages cause. I wonder if these folks have flawed sleep at night, or if they are just psychopathic?

      Do a Yahoo or Google search on softdrinks + esophageal cancer, and you'll get several thousand pages of results. Most of the articles say softdrinks "may" cause esophageal cancer. And that's true--in the sense that lying down on a railroad track "may" get you run over by a train or holding a revolver with one bullet in it and pulling the trigger "may" blow your brains out. It's a game of chance. How many chances do you want to take?

  30. QUESTION:
    Gift for dad with terminal brain cancer?
    What to get my dad a gift, I'm in London, he's in NZ.
    He's just been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

    Anyone got any idea's on what I can have sent to him before I arrive in NZ?

    • ANSWER:
      My father has terminal brain cancer he wanted my sister's and I to have a photo made of us three together. We also made a photo book, I used snapfish of picture when we visited him the couple months back. He really enjoyed them.My father isn't do so well now. He lives in Tn I in Pa. Was just down 3 wks ago and he loved every minute my sister's and I spent with him.. I think that is the best gift. I will pray for your father. It's so hard I know. I'm not ready yet I know no one is.
      Take care

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I help a friend who is dying?
    I just found out to night that my best friend is dying. What can I do to help her? She has recently had surgery for Colan cancer,she has had 2 heart attacks and now she is bleeding in her brain,So how can i help her?

    • ANSWER:
      great answer brezz

      with cancers... the emotional part is 50% of the rollercoaster (ups and downs) u go thru, the medical part is the 50% that no one can usually help me... most of the time doctors dont know what theyre doing at all

      but yea... spend time with her, for me... i feel like crap when im alone, always depressed and stuff, but when im with a friend or family... i laugh & forget about all the pain & depression

      does she have kids? thats the ultimate happiness while going thru cancer, grab her kids... take em to buy her sumthin special, maybe even have em make macaroni pics or finger paint her a picture, itll cheer her up =)

  32. QUESTION:
    how do you explain something clearly by avoiding an obscurity of massive details,cancer moon 12th house?
    i'm understanding of what the situation is and parts of it, then I want to put the whole together, and explain my understanding, yet all the details I explain come off as an obscurity of massive details because that's how the rest of the world sees it. I tinker with my brain, asking myself if i am overanalyzing or misunderstanding
    @dawn, i'm not mocking. I'm explaining my predicament about my thought process.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer and virgo are the two worriers of the zodiac, but you haven't given enough information here, how is moon mathematically aspected to the other 9planets. This will explain how moon functions.

      "Moon in Cancer:
      You shine your brightest when your mission to help, heal and support others. Moreover, you are "over the moon" with joy when you can see all your hard work pay off. You need to see the difference you make in the lives of others - this is your highest reward. Of course, recognition for all your support and nurturing is a great motivation for you too. As a moon sign, you're not likely to show your touchy-feely-emotional nature to others, which is ironic seeing as how you are such a great mentor and supportive ally. Give acknowledgement to your inner stirrings rather than hide them. You've got amazing intuitive skills and, under stress you're known to just blurt out thoughts on your mind that are incredibly accurate on a psychic level. You can train yourself to express your intuition more fluidly and openly, but you've got to open up a bit, come out of your shell. "
      www.whats-your-sign.com/moon-signs.html

      there can be a resentment towards mother here, it could be smother loved or emotionally neglected. It could be subconscious, it all depens on the aspects.
      You have to accept we are ALL multifaceted human beings and what astrology does is break things down, compartmentalises things into smaller chunks for you to digest. These chunks are called mathematical aspects these 10 planets make to each other. This is the *meat and bones* of astrology. Just remember planets are modified by signs, where they express are houses and how they express are *aspects* Planets to not act alone as if stranded on a desolate island, they interact and express as modified energies. For me astrology is a form of psychology, a way to help you understand you, your motivations and ways of thinking/feeling In future please consider posting a chart rather than just little bits and pieces of it

      Whilst the whole chart needs to be taken into consideration, if this is the level you can manage or understand now, that's ok. Just keep asking questions and that way the 'whole' chart will someday make much more sense. Everyone has to start somewhere and I applaud and encourage you for taking those baby steps.

      Research all your natal aspects here
      http://www.cafeastrology.com/natal/planetsaspectsastrology.html
      my basic natal aspects thread
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121105143528AA20osw

      Why not go to astro and get your free chart, then use their interactive model to get an explanation, then go to cafeastrology and do the same, but do *not* use their charts as they inferior. Then read about my background from my homepage by clicking on my avatar here.

      Posting Natal Chart Data v Natal Chart Pictures?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121112051946AAdl95j

      If you want a response from me, you can always PM the link TO your question, just bear in mind different time zones, so it may not be immediately

  33. QUESTION:
    What happens when you tell you counselor you think about killing yourself?
    I have very bad depression. I think about killing myself all the time. I mean ALL the time. I am so unhappy. I have recently started going to counseling. What happens if I tell them about my suicidal thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it depends on the counselor sometimes they have the duty to send you away for treatment for a few days to have you evaluated, Can I tell you how that I had the same problem and that medication has helped so much. Unfortunately it didn't help my sister and she recently killed herself, I loved her so much we were so close it's still so hard for me to talk about, she left a 6 month old little girl and a 3 year old little boy, and at her wake he came up to me and asked me if I would wake his mom up so she could take him home and give him his bath and tuck him into bed, And my mother she tried to kill herself soon after thank God that didn't take, my whole family is still ruined my youngest sister went to heroin my brother just drinks & does cocaine to numb his pain away, my parent divorced, she just about killed us all, none of us will ever be the same, Her kids will never know how Beautiful she was, she was married to a chicago cop and he was so abusive she saw no way out, and one day just went home and took off her wedding ring picked up his gun put the magazine in hit went into the bathroom and shot herself in the head, her jag off husband won't even let the kids have any pictures of her in the house just one each in there bedroom we all hate him but we have to put up with him just to see the kids. I beg you please don't do this, you just have no idea what you would do to the people you would leave behind, sure your pain would end but what about your friends and family, you think they would get over it, they won't, there's nothing nothing worse then a mother out living her child, nothing, It would change who she is and the rest of your family for the rest of there lives, so get help don't be ashamed, you wouldn't be ashamed if you had cancer or diabetes would you? well mental health is the same thing, you can't help it that the serotonin level in your brain became un-balanced and thats all that happened, it can strike anyone, but only the strong survive this and only the strong ask for help theres no shame in it at all, I know you don't know me, but please for me do this, If I can help one person in my sisters name then maybe I will feel like her death wasn't in vain ya know? Please,. Tell your Counselor today, call someone on call, if you can't get through call a suicide help line untill you can please ;)

  34. QUESTION:
    What kind of jobs are there in the medical field?
    I know I want to do something with medicine, but i'm just not for sure. I know that there is just like peditricians or RN's but what 'out of the ordinary' jobs are there?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors- specializing in all medical fields from cancer to obstetrics.

      Nurses- specializing in critical care, nurse practitioners who can open their own practice, nurse anesthetists - by the way, they make about 5 grand a week but you need a bsn and then a masters with specialization.

      Nurses aides- they basically do the "clean up" of the patients including making the beds, taking temps, the not so mentally challenging jobs.

      Medical secretaries- everything that is involved in a doctor's office they are trained and may be included in their job description.

      Lab techs--either blood where they actually draw the blood from the patients, or they can be on the technical end where they actually analyze and diagnose the problems with the blood.

      xray techs- they do all types of xrays- pictures of bones and other body parts, they also do cat scans, mris and can specialize to be nuclear med techs- much better paying and would administer nuclear isotopes for scans and stress tests.

      OR technicians- they work in the OR of course and are responsible for setting up and helping with the instruments used in the surgeries.

      I hope I didn't leave anyone out--you may want to visit a hospital by meeting with the HR rep and see if you can "shadow" someone in one of the fields above to give you a better insight on what is involved in each field. The amount of schooling varies greatly and so does the amount of dedication, stamina and of course, brains.

      Good luck to you, oh by the way, I'm an xray tech and my daughter is a RN with her BS going for her masters to become either a NPractitioner or anesthetist--as a nurse in our state, her school loans are paid by the hospital she works with along with the state paying the rest....nurses are in the highest of demand and getting into a good nursing program is easier than getting into med school........good luck to you.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for the pain to subside? Does anyone else have a similar problem?
    Sorry, this is a little long, but I really need you're help.

    My mom has been experiencing constant pain in her right foot. We've been running around from one doc to another, trying to find a cure and solve this problem. We've got the MRI done for her right leg as well as the back(Lumbo-Sacral Spine) MRI. The leg MRI is normal. But the back MRI shows a problem. I'm going to mention some of the points below.

    It says that a loss of lumbar lordosis is noted.

    Minimal osteophytic lipping of vertebral bodies is noted.

    Schmorl's nodes are noted at multiple dorso-lumbar levels.

    Degenerative endplate changes are noted within lower end of L5 and upper end of S1 verterbral bodies.

    Facet arthropathy is noted at L3-4, L4-5 AND L5-S1 levels.

    Also, a minimal marrow oedema within subarticular portions of bilateral iliac bones.

    Mild posterior bulge of L4-5 AND L5-S1 discs indenting the thecal sac and mild compromising the neural foramina.

    Early cervical and lumbar spondylosis.

    We've started with physiotherapy, and she's been adviced bed-rest and is on pain killers.The problem is that the pain isn't subsiding and she feels a constant, burning and poking needles sensation in her right leg. I'm curious to know how long will it take for the pain to subside? Has anyone else experienced such a problem? Please help me out with all the information you'll have. I'll really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear you and your mom are dealing with this. I'm sure it's very hard to watch her going through this. Since you've seen a lot of doctors already (I am not a doctor but do have some knowledge in the area), it's very difficult to give you specific advice because some of what I would suggest would likely have already been tried or be counter-indicated because of other things you haven't shared here. You shared a lot, but I'm sure you have enough to write a book.

      I am concerned about the advice for bed rest and painkillers and wonder if other doctors would agree with that--other doctors might say bed rest and painkillers if they had all the information about her that your doctors have. Spondylosis with the other degenerative elements of this--her spine is not in good shape and will be expected to progress and get worse--can be nasty and make it hard to walk, no question. BUT... some MDs *might* advise you differently even seeing everything. Believe me I am not minimizing what she's going through.

      The problem is that one, assuming by painkillers you mean substances like Norco, narcotic painkillers cause their own problems if used daily for more than a few weeks. Perhaps that is part of her history, because it could account for some of her pain. Narcotics can often *increase* your sensitivity to pain when used long-term, and that's part of what raises my concern with her going forward. With someone who's a terminal cancer patient, narcotics dependence is not a concern, but with someone with *early* spondylosis, it is. Perhaps they are only being used temporarily to get her up and moving in therapy.

      Two, bed rest may make this worse. Part of the reason they're prescribing physiotherapy is to correct her posture, but it's also to get her moving. Bed rest counteracts that. It weakens back and leg muscles and makes it increasingly hard to support body weight and get around. Many back doctors advise back rest for a couple of *days* with *spasming* back pain, but then you have to get out of bed and get moving even if it hurts. She may have other medical conditions you don't mention (weight? heart or respiratory condition? diabetes? etc.) that may limit her mobility, fitness, and endurance as well. Other doctors are going to be taking this into account, but I can't with only the MRI report and her symptoms to go on.

      Her back pain and (I'm assuming) some difficulty moving and walking is likely coming from the facet arthropathy and the degeneration in the vertebrae. What's likely causing her burning right leg and foot pain (and some back pain) is what's happening with her intervertebral disks in the lower back. See the mention of "compromising the neural foramina" on the MRI report? The nerves which go from brain down to feet travel through the vertebral foramina, a small opening in each vertebra. She's got disks that are pressing on nerves that send pain sensation to the right foot and leg. The Scmorl's nodes are also extra tissue growing adjacent to the disks that are contributing to this pain.

      The first thing many doctors would try with this picture is strong prescription-level steroid anti-inflammatories such as a Medrol Dosepak although diabetes or sensitivity to steroids may make that hard to do or impossible--and some physiotherapy. If that has been tried and is not helping, she might consider spinal surgery if she is otherwise a good surgical candidate. Risky (it won't always work and can make things worse) and expensive, spinal surgery can alleviate this kind of back and leg pain that is searing enough to need narcotics but isn't responding to conservative treatment.

      Note that her painkillers are not going to have any long-term effect--since you asked how long it will take for her pain to subside--unless she gets moving and gets benefit from therapy. Painkillers only work (if they work at all) for a few hours and do nothing to cure the cause of the pain long-term. The anti-inflammatories may help in a few weeks if they shrink the disks off the nerves, but if two or three courses of steroid anti-inflammatories and therapy have been tried and have not helped, then I think surgery is the next thing to consider, because painkilllers aren't going to fix this. If she's not willing to consider surgery, consider asking your doctor for a referral to a pain management clinic.

      Wishing you both better luck and better health.

  36. QUESTION:
    how do i contact dog the bounty hunter urgently?
    my 7yr old son is dying from brain cancer and has roughly up to 3yrs to live and hes a huge fan of the dog and his team, he gave me one of his favourite picture of him self in hospital and would like them to sign it if possible, i said i would try but i haven't had any luck yet, please could any one help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Several ways you can do this:

      1. Tweet him at his twitter, @dogthebountyhunter. Keep in mind he's a very busy guy and he may not respond to your request but there is a chance he will

      2. Call his bailbonds office @ 808-537-2235. It wont be Dog that answers, it'll likelybe a receptionist who you'll have to leave a message with.

  37. QUESTION:
    Should I get an x-ray done or not because of the cancer risk?
    Hey so I'm going to the dentist in a couple of weeks because this pain in my jaw keeps coming and going.. Also, whenever I open my mouth it sounds like there is a crack/clicking noise or a bone moving inside my jaw.. Should I get an x-ray done or not? The radiation can cause cancer can't it? So I could get brain cancer because it's a sensitive area, yes??

    • ANSWER:
      I am an x-ray technologist. There is very little risk involved with getting one x-ray. Your teeth only need a very low dose of x-rays to get a good picture because it is a small body part.
      There are risks with x-rays, but with such low doses you have nothing to worry about. If a younger person receives multiple high dose exams such as CT and some fluoroscopy exams you may start to worry.
      Also, your brain is not very sensitive to the x-rays at all.
      The sensitivity of a cell depends on the rate of cell division (such as quickly dividing cells in a growing fetus), and the differentiation of a cell (stem cells). Quickly dividing cells and stem cells are most susceptible to x-rays and your brain has neither of these.
      One other thing to point out that most people don't realize - you are exposed to radiation everyday of your life. Only about 15% of your lifetime dose will come from medical tests. The largest dose you get is actually from radon in the earth, it contributes about 60% of your lifetime dose. The x-ray exposure you get from this x-ray will be less than your exposure in an average day.

  38. QUESTION:
    How can i get my skin super smooth?
    I love my skin but i just can't always keep it smooth.
    I want to know how i can have it smooth and always moisturized . I would like it to be healthy and lood good>
    Please help me find the product that i can use.

    • ANSWER:
      Go for natural products that don't contain allergens and alcohols.

      Try the mask on my profile to help feed your skin cells to keep them healthy so you will look good.

      In addition to the mask, add a bit of baking soda to your soap when you wash your face. This is a mechanical dermabrasion that gets rid of dead skin cells rather than chemical exfoliation (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid) which kills skin cells to remove them from your skin. These chemicals also increase your risk of skin cancer. Salicylic acid is dermally absorbed and increases your risk of Reye's Syndrome, a lethal liver and brain disorder.

      Click my picture to get a great oatmeal mask. It's perfect for a chilly winter night...

      goofy's got the right idea. However, when you wash the oil off, use a bit of baking soda as a gentle abrasive to make sure the dead skin cells get removed so you don't break out. I oil and wash my face every night before I go to bed. I used to have oily skin, I don't any more ;o) Sounds backwards but it really works!

  39. QUESTION:
    How to facilitate the elimination of self-sabotage attitudes?
    I want to take away those attitudes of self-sabotage, but It haven't been easy, have you found a way to facilitate this in your life?, I talk about you already have used and you had very good results. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      You seem to have a good understanding of the situation. Habits exist due to deeply entrenched neural connections formed through repetition of behavior or thought (fantasizing). Habits can be changed, and recognizing the problem is the first step. Change your attitude and change your life; act as if you were what you want to be, and your brain will form new neural pathways that will help you be what you want to be. Establishing a habit to replace a habit that is the result of many years of practice is difficult. And, a habit that has become a character trait is even more resistant to change. If you start slow and gradually increase you will have a better chance of establishing a replacement habit. Of course, it will take 3 weeks or more to replace or eliminate a personal habit, and probably much longer to replace behavior that has become a character trait. During the process, you have to commit yourself to doing some things you don't really want to do.

      Research indicates that realistic/pessimistic individuals usually have a better grasp on reality. However, one's attitude may be self-defeating or self-reinforcing, the psychological concept of the self-fulfilling prophesy indicates that our expectations subconsciously affect our behavior, either by their positive effects (from a positive attitude) or negative effects (from a negative attitude that undermines the will to win).

      It has been empirically proven that acting as if one is happy can be a method of being more positive in their life. It has been proven that even fake laughter triggers a biochemical reaction in the brain that positively alters one’s perspective. Thinking positively about one’s self and doing what needs to be done (particularly when it is hard to do) can go a long way toward being successful; and, thinking positive thoughts is more effective than trying to suppress negative thoughts. Psych research in happiness indicates that achieving a goal seldom results in sustained happiness. Research also indicates that hope and optimism are key to success in life, and that genuine pride in success/accomplishments can evoke happiness. Dissatisfaction with life results from dwelling on past negative events, and insufficient appreciation and savoring of past positive events.

      Thinking differently means making different connections between neurons in the brain, which will eventually weaken or disconnect the previous neural connections that caused the problem.

      Guided imagery is a common technique in improving athletic performance and in cancer treatment, among other things. It involves mentally picturing a specific image of perfect performance or achieving a goal and imagining oneself succeeding. Those with cancer are taught to imagine their bodies fighting cancer cells and athletes are taught to see themselves executing their sport with proper form. With a phobia, it could involve gradual desensitization; such as picturing the feared object from a safe distance under controlled circumstances and gradually moving closer mentally. Or, it could involve imagining the creation of new neural connections and weakening of old neural connections (or all of the above).

      See: Seligman, “Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment;” there are several questionnaires at http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx. From the web site: “Positive psychology interventions can also lastingly decrease depression symptoms.”

      We form habits and then our habits form us. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

      Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

      Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
      Warren Buffett

      Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
      John W. Gardner (1912–2002)

      I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
      Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get through an emotionally difficult time?
    I'm a college student and my winter break is over in a few days. I'm completely dreading going back to school. My college is more than 10 hours from home, and even though I'm on a team I do not feel that I made any real friends during the first semester. I'm just floating around the 500 person population pretending to be interested in people so that I have somebody to talk to. I really hate it, I just don't fit in at all up there, I could tell the first few weeks that it wasn't right but I'd hoped it would get better but it just hasn't. I have already made the decision to transfer to a different school next fall, but I still need to get through spring semester at the school that I hate. I've cried my eyes out this past week just thinking of getting on the plane to go back. How am I supposed to make it through the next 4 months of school? I am so depressed and my parents know it, but for the sake of my transfer credits I need to finish out the year. I need any advice you have about dealing with a crappy situation on a daily basis.

    • ANSWER:
      Self-destructive/self-defeating behavior may also be a subconscious (not something one recognizes as a motivator) means of drawing the attention of others, so that they can provide help. It is more effective to directly seek help from a properly qualified counselor. A psychotherapist cannot provide a cure, they can only provide guidance toward techniques that have worked for others, and some treatment relies on changing behavior.

      Behavior comes down to habit, change your habits to change yourself. Thinking positively about one’s self and doing what needs to be done (particularly when it is hard to do) can go a long way, and thinking positive thoughts is more effective than trying to suppress negative thoughts. “Conscious parts of the brain train other parts of the neural machinery, establishing goals and allocating resources” (Eagleman, “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain”). Establishing a habit to replace a habit that is the result of many years of practice is very difficult, particularly if it involves behavior that has become a character trait. If you start slow and gradually increase you will have a better chance of making it a habit. Of course, it will take 3 weeks or more to establish a replacement habit, and longer if it involves a firmly entrenched trait. One must commit to doing something they don't want to do.

      All mental and physical processes are bio-chemical in nature. And, depression can be triggered by defective assimilation of sugar. One should not underestimate the effects of proper diet (minimal sugar and saturated fat, avoiding processed and refined foods and soft drinks, minimal fast food; seek out vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, seeds, nuts, a small amount of whole grains, deep sea fish, poultry, and an occasional small amount of lean meat; but treat yourself occasionally), avoiding drugs (legal and illegal) and alcohol, and adequate sleep (consistent each day and preferably more than 7 hours , but note that excessive sleep can have negative effects), which are essential for optimal physical and mental functioning. Depression and schizophrenia are associated with low levels of omega-3 fats, and a high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats. And, meditation has been proven to reduce stress (many books are available). Also, self-absorption can be associated with some level of depression.

      The American Journal of Physiology (Sep 2011) explained how exercise improves memory, treats depression, and makes people feel better. Dr. Gabe Mirkin's E-Zine reported that: “Exercise increases the size and number of mitochondria in the brains of mice. … This could explain how exercise improves memory, treats depression, and makes people feel better and helps them to think more clearly.”

      Guided imagery is a common technique in improving athletic performance and in cancer treatment, among other things. It involves mentally picturing a specific image or goal and imagining oneself achieving that goal. Those with cancer are taught to imagine their bodies fighting cancer cells and athletes are taught to see themselves executing their sport with proper form. In this case, one could imagine the creation of new neural connections and weakening of old neural connections (or both). Guided imagery:
      http://www.healthjourneys.com/free_audio.asp

      Depression self-help: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen_teenagers.htm; http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_tips.htm

      WebMD depression health check:
      http://www.webmd.com/depression/default.htm

      National Mental Health Association Hotline
      800-969-NMHA (6642)

      Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
      John W. Gardner

      No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
      Buddha

      A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.
      Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

      The mind is its own place, and in itself
      Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
      John Milton, Paradise Lost, Chapter 1 (1667)

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you state the interrelatedness of the organ systems of the body when somebody smokes marijuana?
    In the end, the user experienced feelings of elation and hyperacidity.

    By the way, what I'm trying to say is that for example, when somebody smokes marijuana, it affects the respiratory system first(I think so). Then my question is, how what is the next body system to get affected and if you could please explani. Thanks.

    This is all about Byrne and Thompson Model about man as an open system.

    • ANSWER:
      When smoked, the main psychoactive alkaloid is vaporized delta-9 THC and semi-psychoactive cannabanoids such as cannabanol. Inhaling burning plant matter does damage your airways somewhat, but smoking marijuana is not dangerous like tobacco because it does not cause cancerous lesions. Nicotine protects the damaged airway cells from dying so they live on in a very damaged, sometimes mutated state. THC does not interfere with the bodies functioning and the cells are left to die from programmed cell death or apoptosis. When they die, they are replaced by healthy cells, with tobacco however, the cells are damaged and compromised. They cause air sacs to fuse, lung function to degrade, and oftentimes cancer develops.

      When THC enters the lungs, it diffuses quickly (most THC is absorbed within 3 seconds) across the alveolar sacs in the lungs and enter the bloodstream. From the lungs its a fairly quick path to the brain, with the first noticeable effects happening almost immediately after inhalation.

      The psychoactive effects can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes to peak and will plateau anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours after smoking depending on potency and personal tolerance. Some extremely high-grade marijuana such as White Widow contain as much as 25% THC by weight, strains this potent can produce effects lasting as long as 4 hours even in individuals with a high tolerance.

      On its first pass through the liver, delta-9 THC is converted into delta-11 THC which is up to 5 times more psychoactive. After diffusing across the blood/brain barrier, the THC enters the brain along with any other cannabanoids. The THC binds to and partially activates CB1 cannabanoid receptors in the central nervous system and to a lesser extend CB2 receptors in the immune system. This interaction with the CB1 receptor produces the psychoactive effects. Marijuana is not addictive as the CB1 and CB2 receptors are used to dealing with our body's own natural endocannabanoids that we used to regulate homeostasis (our body's mechanism of maintaining proper functioning conditions such as metabolism, hormone release, healing, heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, ph levels, etc.). Since they deal with these chemicals on a regular basis, they adapt to the new levels without harm and eventually return to normal. Cannabanoid receptors are found on all animals above the hydra and mollusks except for insects.

      When present in the brain, THC greatly increases alpha brainwaves which are most associated with deep, relaxed meditative states and creativity. (Contrary to 90's propaganda commercials that stated weed suppressed alpha waves and substituted the picture of the marijuana user's brainwaves with a picture of a coma-patient's brainwaves.)

      Since the actual workings of the CB1 receptors in the brain are not completely understood, researchers can fairly reliably state that THC tends to increase hunger, creativity, auditory and visual stimulation, and thought patterns. However, THC shows something of a balancing effect since it partially activates homeostatic message pathways in the body. If you are not tired, smoking marijuana tends to cause mild fatigue, although this is often due to the other cannabanoids, mainly CBD. If you are tired, oftentimes smoking tends to give wakefulness and energy.

      As for its effect on the brain tissues, marijuana does kill brain cells but only selectively. The cells it kills are known as "Glioma cells". These cells are cancerous tumor cells that originate from glial cells in the brain. Isolated cancerous tumor cells sometimes grow throughout the body but the immune system normally keeps them in check. When the growth gets out of hand it is said to be cancerous or malignant and forms a tumor. These cancers can also "metastasize" where the cancer spreads to other organs or organ systems.

      THC has been proven in laboratories and clinical trials to kill glioma brain tumors by initiating programmed cell death, which is where the cell receives an intercellular message (in this case the THC binding to receptors on the tumor) that tells the cell to commit suicide. This stops the cancerous growth. THC is also shown to stop tumor growth, heal cancerous tissue, and reduce the rate of metastasis in lung tissue as well as other areas. THC has been shown to exhibit neuroprotective (brain cell protective) properties. THC has shown some evidence as a preventative measure to alzheimer's disease. THC also increases the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, this replaces more lost brain cells and also has been suspected of regulating depression.

      As for other systemic effects, marijuana does cause a brief and temporary increase in heart rate after smoked. This can be dangerous if you have heart conditions or have had heart attacks in the past but there have never been any reports of marijuana induced death due to cardiac problems. Needless to say, bypass patients probably should not smoke.

      A lit

  42. QUESTION:
    What technology that was used during the space race is part of our daily lives today?
    I am doing a report on the Space Race technology. i thought it would be interesting to do my report on technology during the space race that influenced some of the technology today. I need some help to get started though. Thanks(:

    • ANSWER:
      1. The oral time travel revealed 1960s technology for the original SPACE Blanket was developed into a life-saving product that can be found in emergency kits owned by thousands. According to Travis Smith of Grabber, Inc., this technology began as a plastic film originally used to improve the reflection of radio signals from NASA balloon satellites. Greg Moores told the story of how Black & Decker teamed with Goddard researchers to develop a drill Apollo astronauts used to collect the first lunar soil samples. Today this technology has led to a multi-billion-dollar cordless tool industry.

      2. Representing technology from the 1980s, Steve Sabicer of Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., spoke about the company’s MiniMed insulin pump. The pump is based on NASA’s Programmable Implantable Medication System, or PIMS, and evolved from several NASA technologies, including one originally developed for life search experiments on Mars. “Originally developed for space research, the MiniMed pumps have been used in medical applications to dramatically improve the quality of life for thousands of patients here on Earth,” Sabicer said.

      3. Benefiting the nation’s current "green" movement and developed in the '90s, QwikBoost refrigerant and lubricant helps customers save money while protecting the environment. Greg Cole of Mainstream Engineering Corporation said, “The QwikBoost additive was originally developed for NASA and is based on a chemical/mechanical heat pump that increases the performance of air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers.”

      4. One of the latest products on the market using NASA technology is Bartron Medical Imaging. The Recursive Hierarchical Segmentation software system developed at Goddard enhances a digital medical image uncovering features in the image that are not visible to the naked eye. “The MedSeg device allows physicians to more quickly and more accurately diagnose diseases and other medical conditions,” Fitz Walker, of Bartron Medical Imaging, said.

      5. Cancer Detection and Treatment -- CATScan and MRI (Computer-Aided Technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging) -- Originally developed to computer enhance pictures of the Moon for the Apollo program, CATScan and MRI technologies are used today in hospitals around the world to search the human body for tumors or other abnormalities.

      6. Cancer Treatment -- LED (Light-Emitting Diode) -- LED is special lighting technology that was originally used for plant growth experiments aboard the Space Shuttle. This technology is now being used in a form of chemotherapy to treat brain tumors in children and many other forms of cancer. The device helps ease the pain and discomfort associated with cancer treatment.

      7. Pacemaker Implant -- Pacemakers used to treat cardiac patients, as well as the remote monitoring devices for intensive care patients, were derived from the telemetry systems that first monitored astronauts and spacecraft. Communication technology that first monitored the gap between Earth situations and orbiting satellites also enables doctors to directly communicate with pacemakers implanted in the human body.

      8. Artificial Heart Implant -- The technology used in the Space Shuttle fuel pumps led to the development of a miniaturized ventricular-assist pump. The tiny pump is 2 inches long and 1 inch in diameter and weighs less than 4 ounces.

      9. Breast Cancer -- Breast Biopsy System -- Silicon chips in the Hubble Space Telescope that convert a distant star's light directly into digital images have been adopted so that doctors can easily detect tiny spots in breast tissue. Locating the exact spot allows doctors to analyze the tissue using a needle. This non-surgical procedure is less traumatic and reduces the pain, scarring, radiation exposure, time, and money associated with surgical biopsies.

      10. Breast Cancer -- Faster, Safer, and Easier Mammograms -- Space-based instruments used to study the atmosphere may soon have a place in the medical examination room, since atmospheric studies and mammography both require compact, reliable, low-power sensors and digital computers. The computer scans each part of the mammogram image and reports any suspicious areas. This technology -- which will be faster, safer, and easier to use -- will save countless lives.

      11. Breast Cancer -- New, Non-Intrusive Ultrasounds -- Technology developed to improve the quality of pictures from Mars Pathfinder is being modified to make 3-dimensional models of breast tissue. This will allow physicians to differentiate between cancerous and healthy tissue without painful invasive procedures.

      12. Baby Food -- Formulaid -- NASA-sponsored research exploring the potential use of algae as a recycling agent for long-duration space travel has led to the development of enriched baby food.

  43. QUESTION:
    What purpose does positron emission tomography serve?
    Im studying for an upcoming test and i no that this will be on the test. I just need to know what purpose the above question has... I have 4 choices......A. analyze cancer cells
    B. cure thyroid problems
    C. study brain function
    D. X-ray broken bones

    • ANSWER:
      Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging technique which produces a three-dimensional image or picture of functional processes in the body.
      PET is both a medical and research tool. It is used heavily in clinical oncology (medical imaging of tumors and the search for metastases), and for clinical diagnosis of certain diffuse brain diseases such as those causing various types of dementias. PET is also an important research tool to map normal human brain and heart function.

      So for that reason I shall say: C: Study Brain Function

  44. QUESTION:
    My friend died from brain cancer today 10pts?
    Were 19. We werent close, but we talked in highschool. She was diagnosed with brain cancer 2yrs and went through chemo. After chemo, she started doing normal things like horseback riding and going out. I just saw everyone talking on facebook about her dying this morning. I dont understand, she looked so healthy in her recent pictures?! Why would she die?

    One more question, whats death from brain cancer like? Was she laying in bed with her eyes closed for days? Or did she just drop dead? Is it painful? Was there probably hospice?

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Chemo only gives some extra time in the case of incurable brains tumors. It sounds like she got two good years from it. In many cases people die rather quickly, weeks or months after diagnosis of a brain tumor, as some tumors are aggressive, and grow rapidly.
      People don't drop dead from this. They generally fall into a coma first, then peacefully pass away. It's generally not painful as the brain itself doesn't have pain receptors. There can be pain, if there's a great deal of swelling from large, aggressive tumors, caused by pressure on structures that have pain receptors causing massive headaches. But, there's pain medication that's given to ease the pain. As for hospice, that depends on several things like how much Nursing care she might have needed, etc. She may very well passed away in her own bed. Hope this helped.

  45. QUESTION:
    What makes a pisces so otherworldly? or what are general piscean spiritual beleifs?
    in depth answers from pisces people or others will be muchly appreciated. i am very curious, my mums a piscs and i ask her lots but shes always worried. pisces generally dont seem worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Wooah no-one answered? T___T okay I'm gonna answer though I think the reason nobody knows an answer to this question is because It's one of those mysterious things that not even I or other Pisces people can articulate in words. Well I will try to anyhow lol okay so, Pisces is ruled but Neptune which is a planet known for it's enigmatic qualities and Jupiter the planet of wisdom these are the traits naturally bestowed on Pisces individuals, I suppose.

      Pisces people don't make a decision or formulate ideals for very logical reasons but they rather use feelings and intuition. Ideas simply come to us and because we FEEL them to be right in our hearts we believe in them. That's how scary a Pisces' brain is lolol. But what I think really happens is that, Pisces people live in a dream-like state but actually we spend all of our time sub-consciously absorbing the vibes that are around us so all of this information accumulates and so, when it's time to give an opinion on something it may apear as if we plucked an idea out of thin air even to ourselves but really our opinons are formulated though a collection of our observations.

      Personally I prefer and value the advice of other more analytical signs like from Aqua and Taurus, Cancer and Scorpio. But I think we all need an opinion from someone who sees things differently to ourselves inorder to understand the big picture.

      As for spiritual beliefs I think each one has different views but all may believe that there is something to this world that we can not understand. I think most of us are okay with not being able to understand the universe. Personally I can not tolerate religion, it makes no sense to me because I did not grow up with religious beliefs however, I still believe that there is something to this world that I don't understand and I feel content with not knowing.

      But anyways ooh I wanted to mention that I've been to Mt. Gambier! We stopped there when we were going on a road trip to Melbourne and we obviously checked out the Blue Lake, off course so cool! :)

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I stop being a sanitation freak?
    So I'm obsessed with sanitation and hygiene and can't stand it at all when things are dirty/unsanitary. I can't even have people sit on my bed because I think of all the places their jeans have been and such! How can I get over this?

    • ANSWER:
      First, recognize that we cannot function without bacteria for digestion and for building immunities against diseases that could kill us. Children raised with animals are less likely to become asthmatic because it builds the body's natural defenses.

      Irrational fear of an extreme nature that inhibits normal functioning (e.g., fear of clowns that creates anxiety that interferes with normal functions) is a phobia (with the specific name for a particular phobia being a secondary consideration that adds nothing to understanding). And, phobias presumably pre-date homo sapiens, and presumably extend to other mammals (like dogs panicking at thunder); therefore it may be "natural" (in that it occurs frequently in one form or another in a population) but is still a problem if it disrupts one’s life.

      An extreme fear that disrupts one’s life (a phobia) needs psychological treatment, which may consist of gradual desensitization, and may involve hypnosis (Discovery Channel – Hypnosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6GS2TDG2PA) or other cognitive therapy, or analysis attempting to determine the origin of the irrational fear, or may just substitute a different way of thinking. The therapist cannot provide a cure, they can only guide one to think differently in ways that have proven effective with others. Thinking differently means making different connections between neurons in the brain, which will eventually weaken or disconnect the previous neural connections that caused the problem.

      Guided imagery is a common technique in improving athletic performance and in cancer treatment, among other things. It involves mentally picturing a specific image or goal and imagining oneself achieving that goal. Those with cancer are taught to imagine their bodies fighting cancer cells and athletes are taught to see themselves executing their sport with proper form. In this case, one could imagine the creation of new neural connections and weakening of old neural connections (or both).

      Guided imagery:
      http://www.healthjourneys.com/free_audio.asp

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the other thing a woman should get every year beside a Pap Smear and Mammogram?
    I saw this on the Oprah Winfrey Show, but I forgot. They said to get a Pap Smear,Mammogram and a MRI I think? She mentioned some blood test you should do also. What should you get besides a Pap Smear and Mammogram?

    • ANSWER:
      I am trying to find exactly what you are asking and having trouble. Here is what I could find:

      "Take charge of your health! Dr. Mehmet Oz shares the ideal age when you should begin getting health tests for many serious health threats:

      Age 20: Cholesterol test
      Age 21: For women, gynecology exam and pap smear (get tested earlier if sexually active)
      Age 35: Blood sugar, anemia and thyroid exams
      Age 40: For women, mammogram (start at age 25 if you have had two female relatives with breast cancer). Also, for men and women, skin exam by partner (take pictures of moles) and baseline electrocardiogram (a test that records the electrical activity of the heart)
      Age 50: Colonoscopy (get one every five years). Also, for men, prostate test
      Age 50–60: Exercise stress test or coronary CTA (if obese or diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes)
      Age 55–60: Thyroid-stimulating hormone blood test (used to detect problems affecting the thyroid gland); memory test (Tell a complex story and repeat key points or have someone tell you a phone number and see if you can remember it—if you can't pick it out of a list of numbers, this could be a sign of early Alzheimer's disease.)"

      AND:

      "In Your 20s and 30s
      A complete physical exam, including a blood pressure and cholesterol check
      A yearly pelvic exam and pap smear by age 21—whether you are sexually active or not
      Regular breast exams
      Total skin checks every three years to analyze freckles and moles to catch skin cancer early. It is one of the deadliest cancers for women under 30.
      A thyroid check at age 35. An unhealthy thyroid can lead to depression, weight gain, mental and physical fatigue, and heart damage.

      In your 40s, 50s and 60s+
      An eye exam once a year after age 40. Make sure your doctor tests for glaucoma, a disease that can cause blindness without any symptoms or warning.
      A yearly mammogram
      A colonoscopy at age 50 to check for colon cancer, even if there is no family history of the disease
      For women 65 and older, checkups should include a blood pressure check, complete blood work, a urinalysis and a hearing test.
      Since women are more than twice as likely as men to develop osteoporosis, get a baseline bone mineral density test to monitor your risk."

      http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtml

      I have never heard of a woman getting any type of MRI screening exam on a yearly basis. We will do yearly studies to follow a brain tumor, for example, but that is on a patient who has been diagnosed with a problem.

  48. QUESTION:
    Ciggie Packs To Have Graphic Pictures On The Pack - Why Not Do The Same For Alcohol?
    Hello.I welcome the idea,allbeit a bit late,to introduce graphic images onto cigarette packs to shock people into stop smoking. If it can be done for cigarettes packets,why can't similar graphic images be used to show the effects of drinking alcohol?

    For example,there could be a photo of throat, tongue or mouth cancer, or a diseased liver and pancreas, or kidneys all shown as the "before" and "after" effects in photo form of alcohol abuses. There could even be a diseased brain showing damage. In fact, there are so many possibilities and permutations on this.

    My question is thus:- If the effects of alcohol were shown in photo form on EVERY type of alcoholic beverage currently available in the UK,and done in the same way and manner which is going to be used on cigarette packs,would it deter you from drinking alcohol?

    I wonder where YOU stand on this?

    Alan L.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree. Everyone knows what cigarettes can do to you, but I don't think many people believe that alcohol can also kill you.

      My 23 year old cousin almost died from pancreatitis last year, he only had a 25 % chance of survival, he pulled though but if he starts to drink again he'll kill himself. He is now one messed up young man.

      My friend's partner died last month from sorosis of the liver from years of binge drinking, he was 35 years old.

      I don;t think the pictures will work on ciggies and they wouldn't work if introduced for alcohol either.


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Breast Cancer Charity

Changing Lifestyles responsible for vast increase in Breast Cancer Cases

Breast cancer, the urban malaise is spreading fast and the doctors say the main reason is lifestyle. In the last 20 years, women have their first child later, don't breast-feed children for long and are overweight compared to their mothers. Breast cancer, which has genetic component as well, is now mainly lifestyle disease, said experts.

Besides, a study published in Lancet last month showed younger women were dying in larger numbers in developing countries India was no exception, said the study of 187 nations by the Washington University' Institute of Health Metrics And Evaluation

While the age profile of a breast cancer patient from the West would be 55 to 70 years, the patient could be in the 40-55 age group. However, This is because the developing countries in Asia and Africa have more young than old people. Another study, published in August in the British Journal of Cancer, showed college-educated Mumbai women had a 90% increased risk for being overweight, compared to illiterate women It showed in 30 years, rates of breast cancer among women aged 30-64 rose significantly

A recent Breast Cancer Foundation sample survey of 1,000 women found a worrisome socio - economic trend. Nannies appointed by urban working women are mimicking employers. They leave their children in slums on packaged milk, forgetting breast-feeding. Patients from the lower socio-economic strata were hence increasing.

Late marriages, delayed child-bearing and fewer children, leading to reduced breastfeeding, are behind the increased risk of breast cancer. Sedentary lifestyle, increased consumption of fat and less of fruits and vegetables is one of the main reasons for the increased rates of breast cancer among women in urban India.

Africa and Asian country's worst statisticis that though the country's cancer incidence was one-third of the US, death rate due to the disease was almost same. This is because women, whether old or young, come to a specialized Cancer hospital at a very late stage.

THE ORIGINS

Breast cancer arises from cells lining the milk ducts and slowly grows into a lump. A tumour is believed to take about 10 years to become 1 cm in size, starting from a single cell. A malignant tumour has the ability to spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body via the lymphatics or the blood stream

THE FACTORS

Lifestyle choices or biological characteristics contribute to developing breast cancer

Biological characteristics encoded in DNA are factors that cannot be controlled

Other factors, however, can be controlled to prevent an increased risk for breast cancer

Preventable Factors

BODY WEIGHT Obese or overweight women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. A woman who exercises four hours per week reduces her risk of breast cancer. Exercise pumps up the immune system and cuts estrogen levels

SMOKING

Smoking not only increases risk of lung cancer, but breast cancer as well. A recent study indicated there may be a link between breast cancer and cigarette smoking and second-hand cigarette smoke, though the relationship is still under investigation. However, smoking decreases survival rate once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer

DRINKING ALCOHOL

The more alcohol you drink, beyond a drink a day, the higher your risk. Studies show that breast cells are exposed to higher levels of estrogen when consuming alcohol, which may trigger them to become cancerous

DIET

Eat a low-fat, nutritious diet. Fat triggers the hormone estrogen, that fuels tumour growth. Fill your diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables

Non-Preventable Factors

FAMILY PRE-DISPOSITION |

If a person has developed breast cancer in the past, or currently has breast cancer, women in the immediate family are at greater risk for breast cancer than those without family history. If you have a grandmother, mother, sister, or daughter who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, this puts you in a higher risk group. See your doctor at any sign of unusual symptoms

AGE

The risk increases with age. Most cases are found in women over 40, though the number of younger women developing breast cancer is currently on the rise

RACE

Breast cancer is diagnosed more often in white women than Asian or African women. Reason for this is yet to be defined, but women of all races should still be concerned

REPRODUCTIVE AND MENSTRUAL HISTORY |

Women who experienced their first menstrual cycle before age 12, had menopause after age 55, and/or never had children are at increased risk.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I'd like to donate to a breast cancer charity and have them send a chard to the family.?
    I would like to make a donation to a breast cancer charity in memory of a friend who has just passed away and have a card sent to the family as notification of a donation (in lieu of flowers). Is there a breast cancer charity in the UK that will do this?

    • ANSWER:
      Against Breast Cancer is a charitable organisation based in Oxford that funds breast cancer research into long-term survival. All donations will be most gratefully acknowledged and, where possible, the bereaved family will be notified of the names of all donors and the total amount raised in memory of their loved one.

      http://www.aabc.org.uk/donate/imo_info.shtml

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any cancer charities that are very generous to colon cancer support and research?
    I would like to give out donations as favors at my wedidng, and since my father died of colon cancer I would like to find a charity that supports this cause.

    There are many breast cancer charities, but not many for other specialties. Please provide sourcing if you can so I can verify that information is correct!

    • ANSWER:
      www.bowelcancerresearch.org

  3. QUESTION:
    In the spirit of not donating, what main stream charities do you categorically refuse to sponser?
    For example, I will not donate to Susan G Komen's Breast Cancer charity. For one thing, out of all the cancers, breast gets a lot of money. And while certainly serious, there are other types of cancer that are more dangerous.

    I don't care that they supported Planned Parenthood. I don't care that they chose to stop. I'm very annoyed that some bad press from some lefty pundits will back them into a corner cowering. Not very brave in my opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      Any charity that discriminates against other people, whether it be because they are gay, trans-gendered, female, or otherwise disadvantaged in some way. Like the BSA, refuse to support them. But I'm all for the Girl Scouts.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do men with breast cancer get charity money?
    Women are always doing charity work for breast cancer. Do breast cancer charities give some of the money to men with breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      no they dont

  5. QUESTION:
    If i give to Breast Cancer Charity where does the money go?
    If the Breast Cancer gene is patented and owned by a company, (which it is). Then if i give money to something like Susan G. Komen Foundation, what is my money actually funding? Since this company DOESNT allow any cures or real treament to be developed, what is my money funding?

    • ANSWER:
      Im glad people are finally asking this question before giving money so blindly. Here are some Facts:

      Breast cancer is the 5TH leading disease among women. Less then 1% of men get breast cancer and children are not affected by it.

      Komen is a .5 billion dollar industry that has collected money year after year and has not shown ONE sign of progress towards a cure.

      only 19% of your money donated goes to research to find a cure for breast cancer

      Komen CEO's make a salary of 0,000+ bonuses a year

      Komen also spends a portion of your proceeds to retain lawyers to sue other charities who use terms such as 'the cure' in their charitable campaigns.

      Komen also makes money by selling your information to various marketing groups

      Komen does spend a majority of its money on marketing which they so call 'awareness'

      I will not, and do not donate to this chairity. The komen CEO's enjoy their half a million dollar a year salary so why would they be focused on a cure. If you want to donate, donate to the Jimmy V fund where 100% of proceeds go to research.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is this a good way to advance breast cancer awareness?
    For every random woman that lets me feel her boobies, I'll donate to a breast cancer charity.

    Poll: would you particpate?

    • ANSWER:
      *lifts shirt*

  7. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on watching p0rnhub videos to raise money for breast cancer?
    P0rnhub is basically a p0rn site and when you watch their videos it raises money for breast cancer charities. I'm doing it at the moment and I see it as a good thing, but some people see it as morally wrong. What are your thoughts on the situation?

    This youtube vid explains the situation better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aArhU48CgW4&feature=plcp

    • ANSWER:
      That would be irony served with a side of prudence.

      There are men who pay for p o r n, so what would be a better place to seek support from, than people who enjoy watching the female form in all its natural splendor?

  8. QUESTION:
    What would you like to see at a breast cancer charity event?
    Me and my best friend were thinking of doing a talent show to raise money for breast cancer.
    What do you think and we also wanted to have some speakers and presentations.
    What would you like to see at an event like this

    • ANSWER:
      The talent does not have to be directly related to your cause of course. A variety is always enjoyable. Not too many singers, jugglers, magicians. Having just one of each is best then your performers don't have to feel they are competing with another.

      Theme/title: "In the Pink"

      A short, very short talk from the charity to which the funds are directed telling what they do would be appropriate.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why is breast cancer and female health given more publicity and money than male and prostate?
    Every day I see adverts for breast cancer, we even had a charity awhile ago were everyone wore pink for breast cancer, my neighbour died from prostate the other day and I realised that I've never seen prostate adverts or health for men, why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      Where do people live that they see cancer advertisements? I rarely see any.

      Everyday women made an effort to organize, raise money, advertise and lobby to find a cure for breast cancer about 25 years ago and made it what it is today. Generally, women’s health issues start very young and continue over our lives I suppose that is why you hear about that more.

      In 2010 the government spent over 0 million for prostate cancer research and I have participated in several free prostate cancer screenings. I have seen one free breast cancer screening.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on watching p*rnhub videos to raise money for breast cancer?
    p*rnhub is a p*rn site and when you watch their videos it raises money for breast cancer charities. I'm doing it at the moment and I see it as a good thing, but some people see it as morally wrong. What are your thoughts on the situation?

    This youtube vid explains the situation better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aArhU48CgW4&feature=plcp

    • ANSWER:
      A good cause is a good cause, and personally I think there's nothing wrong with porn. (Though I would not want my future daughter/son to be working in the porn industry.) So I think it's great they're trying to be a part of the solution. Even if anyone is against porn; people are already watching it, why not make them do some good for humanity from it as well?

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you feel about the Liberals attacking Joe Lieberman's wife, due to his stance on the Health reform Bill?
    One influential liberal blogger, Jane Hamsher, is so enraged with Lieberman that she has asked the Susan B. Komen Foundation to fire Lieberman’s wife, Hadassah, from her role as international spokesperson for the breast cancer fighting charity. Hamsher has even implored celebrities associated with the organization to pressure the foundation to can Hadassah because of her husband’s position on the Senate health care bill.

    • ANSWER:
      It's typical extremist demonization of one's political opponents. Ms Hamsher has revealed herself as an intolerant, nasty political hatchetwoman. Fortunately, bloggers such as Ms Hamsher are less influential than average because their rants trip BS detectors in many of their readers' brains.

      Mrs Lieberman has devoted time and energy to the Susan B. Komen Foundation from a sense of empathy with and obligation to those suffering from breast cancer. It is clear that Ms Hamsher's motivations are much less noble.

      Libra_619_83, are you high?

      The insurance companies contributed million to Max Baucus to give them this healthcare bill, which makes Americans with jobs join the healthcare plan at gunpoint (it will be a civil offense which the IRS will fine you for if you don't buy an Obamacare policy).

      Baucus also got provisions into that bill to allow the insurance companies to write limits on coverage for catastrophic illnesses for these mandatory policies, and the Congressional Budget Office projects that by 2016 premiums will be higher than they now are for this dramatically curtailed coverage for those of us who work and/or whose policies are not subsidized or paid for outright by Uncle Sugar.

      So don't talk about Lieberman being in the pocket of the insurance companies - thanks to Democrat Max Baucus of Montana (the six million dollar man of insurance company campaign contributions), the insurance companies are going to collect more money and pay out less under Obamacare.

      Try reading the news.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it true that thousands more women die every year of heart disease than breast cancer?
    I read that heart disease kills something like 4 times the amount of women than breast cancer. There is so much awareness of breast cancer, so many charities and high profile events etc but harldy anything for heart disease. Why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      * 8,000,000 American women are currently living with heart disease - 10% of women ages 45 - 64 and 25% age 65 and over.
      * 6,000,000 of women today have a history of heart attack and/or angina or both. Nearly
      * 13% of women age 45 and over have had a heart attack.
      * 435,000 American women have heart attacks each year; 83,000 are under age 65 and 9,000 are under age 45. Their average age is 70.4.
      * 4,000,000 women suffer from angina, and 47,000 of them were hospitalized in 1999.

      Mortality:

      * Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women and kills 32% of them.
      * 43% of deaths in American women, or nearly 500,000, are caused by cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) each year.
      * 267,000 women die each year from heart attacks, which kill six times as many women as breast cancer.
      * 31, 837 women die each year of congestive heart failure, or 62.6% of all heart failure deaths.

  13. QUESTION:
    How much money goes to charity when you buy a breast cancer pin?
    I have a homework assessment on charities and was wondering how much money goes to charity after you buy a breast cancer pin?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what charity is selling it.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why is there so much emphasis on breast cancer as compared to other forms of cancer?
    With things like breast cancer awareness month, and what not.

    Most cancer charities are centered around breat cancer.

    It's especially bizarre since it is NOT the most common form of cancer, I'm very curious about this.

    • ANSWER:
      Because regular everyday people decided about 25 years ago that they wanted to do something about breast cancer and have worked their butts off to make it what it is today.

  15. QUESTION:
    What cancer charity can I donate to that fights cancer in men, women, and children equally?
    susan komen is a gender biased and sexist charity that only cares about women over the age of 50.

    Less then 1% of men get breast cancer and children even less.

    I believe in equality and know susan komen and breast cancer survivors have something against men and children or they would have created a charity that supports all EQUALLY
    Denise, it is obvious you are the one with the problem. You will only support breast cancer and thats it. No skin cancer, no prostate cancer, no brain cancer. Your feminist tirades are falling on deaf ears.

    • ANSWER:
      Since breast cancer strikes 1 out of every 8 women, you and everyone you know will be effected by breast cancer. Everyone has a mother, a sister, a grandma, a girlfriend, a wife. I'm sure most of the women who survive breast cancer have children and husbands who they love and care about. Women can get breast cancer at any age.

      If you developed a terminal disease you might, like many others, become a spokesperson. Celebrities do this. Like Michael Fox speaking out about finding a cure for Parkinson's disease, or Mary Tyler Moore, speaking for diabetics to better their care. People become passionate about a cause, because it has changed their life and they want to find a cure, not because they don't care about men and children.

      Your desire to donate to a cause that fights types of cancers that occur in all human beings of all ages is the positive part of your question. I think you could find this out by calling the American Cancer Association.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why do Breast cancer charities/sponsorships ignore men?
    As far as my understanding was, men (although much more unlikely than women) can still get breast cancer.

    Why then are certain charity runs/events 'Women only'?

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of them do but more and more of the breast cancer charities are becoming aware that men need to be aware and are doing research into breast cancer in men, the Run for Life breast cancer charity allows men to run on their behalf, it really annoys me that its so in your face about it been aimed at women all the time, I lost my mom to breast cancer and I have a male cousin who is in the throws of chemotherapy for it now, men do get breast cancer as rare as they think it is it should really be made more aware to all men and not just women.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do people with breast cancer feel about the attention breast cancer gets?
    Do you feel like breast cancer awareness is just used by companies to make buying their product more attractive?

    Do you like the attention breast cancer gets or feel exploited by it?

    • ANSWER:
      I think there's two issues in your question: the first concerns the fact that breast cancer has a higher profile than other types of cancer.The second concerns the involvement of big business in this high profile.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised.

      And then big business cashed in..

      It's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day; in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

      That greedy manufacturers see people's concern and sympathy for cancer patients, and their desire to find a cure, as an opportunity to make cash is not the fault of breast cancer campaigners.

      But like many women who have or have had breast cancer, I detest Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support for those with a deadly disease has been turned into a marketing opportunity by big business, with around 1% of the cost of specially made pink stuff going to breast cancer charities, the rest into the retailers’ pockets. I'm not 'tickled pink' by the disease that may yet kill me being turned into a commercial beanfeast.

      And quite aside from the commercial aspect, all the pink, fluffy, fun excesses have negative consequences for breast cancer patients too – the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is

      1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told – by people who don’t have it – that it’s a ‘good’ cancer to get) and

      2) easily curable.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is anyone else upset that breast cancer is the only publicized awareness month?
    I'm all for cancer awareness but why is breast cancer the only publicized cancer awareness month? Many people suffer from all types of cancer daily and I've had family suffer from both Leukemia and Pancreatic Cancer. It's seems that if a celebrity is diagnosed with a cancer or has died from a cancer that's the only way awareness will be publicized. Now that Patrick Swayze has passed I'm sure Pancreatic cancer will be well known coming this November (Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month) Does anyone agree?

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't agree.

      Breast cancer awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness Month are not high profile because of celebrity deaths, but for a much simpler reason - sheer hard work.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, many of them with cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in).

      I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate 'competitive illness' I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising. I too have had family members suffer from other cancers - lung, testicular, stomach and cervical cancers and leukaemia, all but one of them dying of their cancers.

      There are, as you point out, other cancer awareness months, weeks, ribbons etc; but the fact is none has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has.

      Now, I've had breast cancer and I personally very much dislike BC Awareness Month - or Pink October as the more cynical of us call it.

      Support for those with a deadly disease that kills on average 33 women a day in the UK and 112 a day in the US (the only stats I have, I'm not being ethnocentric) has been turned into a marketing opportunity by big business, with around 1% of the cost of specially made pink stuff going to breast cancer charities, the rest into the retailers’ pockets.

      The pink fluffy stuff infuriates me, and I'm not at all 'tickled pink' by Asda's (Walmart's) trivialisation of an illness that may yet kill me. October magazines carry stories from cheerful survivors who claim to have the all-clear (there is no all-clear with breast cancer), and often say bc has changed their lives for the better - very different from anybody I know who's had breast cancer.

      And it has negative consequences for breast cancer patients too - I believe that the whole thing is counter-productive, that the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is 1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told - by people who don't have it - that it's a 'good' cancer to get) and 2) easily curable.

      I've even heard it said that it's a ‘fashionable’ or 'sexy' cancer - my sexy prosthesis and sexy scarred, one-breasted body are evidence that it's no such thing.

      In all the pink trivia, it's easy for people to lose sight of the fact that breast cancer is a devastating illness with disfiguring surgery, grueling treatments and so far no cure.

      I don't wear a pink ribbon and as someone in remission from breast cancer I support the Think Before You Pink and Pink Stinks! campaigns, both started by women with breast cancer

      http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/?page_id=13

      BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers - and there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started ny those women who started all the breast cancer awareness. They'd have to be as dedicated and prepared to work as hard though.

  19. QUESTION:
    where can i find a Breast Cancer Charities that will help us?
    my mother is diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer and already undergone operation last december 2009 the doctor said she will have a 2 or 3 months to live but thank God shes still alive until now but shes now bed ridden and fighting the cancer within her. her only medicine is pain killers because we cant afford the oral chemo the doctor prescribed us thats why im hoping theres charities who will help us. if you know a charity please help us.

    • ANSWER:
      This is what really makes me angry. Why do they make us pay so damn much money for medication desperately needed. It's so wrong. Like the first person said, try the American Cancer Society. I belong to the Susan G. Koman foundation or organization for breast cancer awareness. Now, I'm not sure if they can help you, but go on to their site and see if they can. Ask your mom's Dr who can help you. Doesn't she have insurance? They should help pay for this medication. My insurance paid and I only had a co-pay. I didn't take any chemo pill like Tamoxifen, I refused. I still have that old prescription on my fridge but if your mom needs it, it should be available to her. Can you ask family members to help you buy this drug? I feel awful that she can't or you can't pay for this. Ask your town. Ask anywhere, start with the town hall, There is help out there. A lot of people don't realize how much help is out there, you have to do some leg work. I wish your mom the best. Blessings

      ADD I just received a letter in the mail from the Breast Cancer Society. I thought of you as soon as I read it. this woman named Rhonda was a member. Here is a quote from her that was on her picture.
      TBCS has been there with me, offering their assistance every step of the way from the Christmas check to literally holding my hand in the hospital before and after surgery.. Taking my mother and children to and from the airport, getting me groceries and so much more..." I think this could be an answer for you. As I read on, I could see how people really like them. I never heard of this society before. I guess there's always a reason unexpected things happen.
      It also says in the pamphlet that the breast Cancer Society is providing direct help to individuals and families. This help gives hope and hope is essential in winning the battle and becoming a survivor." I might add that the woman Rhonda lost her battle but they continued helping her family until they got back on their feet.
      They are located in Ohio. Here is the address;
      Breast Cancer Society
      PMB 283-Gift Processing. MA
      3971 Hoover RD.
      Grove City, OH 43123-2839

      The National Headquarters are in Meza, AZ.
      I can't find the web site for them but I'm sure if you just use the information I gave you, you will find it. Hope this helps you a lot.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why does breast cancer get so much recognition?
    I am so sick of seeing "pink" everything for breast cancer awareness month. There are hundreds of other cancers that people die from - why is breast cancer singled out? What about children who are dying from leukemia or men suffering with prostrate cancer?

    Do women know that abortion and artificial birth control can cause breast cancer? Do they know that organizations like "Susan G. Komen for the Cure" support Planned Parenthood which is the biggest abortion chain in the country?

    I know breast cancer is terrible and women (and men) die from it, but why is there so much hype about it? Isn't heart disease the number one killer of women and men?

    • ANSWER:
      in addition to the dinstinctive and popular pink ribbon which was of course controversially "picked up" by Estee Lauder and which we now see plastered over everything, a ridiculous amount of the funds raised by the public goes into more fundraising events and therefore more publicity. basically, when you support the big breast cancer charities you're giving money to sustaining and growing the organisation, and then a bit is left over which presumably goes towards curing cancer...

  21. QUESTION:
    Today my colleague came up to me and asked me to make a donation for breast cancer charity and I refused?
    I told her I would rather make a donation towards prostate cancer charity. Was I wrong? (Feminists - No need to answer)

    • ANSWER:
      no. breasts are useless unless there's stuff that comes out of a penis to make the woman pregnant.

  22. QUESTION:
    how much money must go to breast cancer if a store is selling a breast cancer item?
    I was at the store and there was a breast cancer bracelet, but none of the money went to breast cancer. Is there a law saying that some money must go to the charity?

    • ANSWER:
      My niece owns her own store and she always donates 10% to cancer research. Especially breast cancer since she's a survivor. However, she uses the pink ribbon which is the American Cancer Society's logo. So anyone using that, has to have permission. If they are selling products and telling you they are for cancer research but you see no evidence of it, don't go there and report them because they are falsely advertising. They have no right selling breast cancer bracelets without the permission of the ACS. Check it out. Something is fishy there.

  23. QUESTION:
    How easy do you think it would be to raise money to participate in a charity event for Breast Cancer?
    I am considering registering for the 3 day walk for breast cancer in San Diego. One of the requirements in order to participate is to raise a minimum of 00 in pledges or donations. If I can't raise the money then I'd have to write the check myself or drop out. How easy do you think it would be to raise the money and what suggestions do you have to do it?
    Here is the link to the site supporting the walk.
    http://www.the3day.org/

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you should stand in a window front nekkid with a sign saying accepting donations.

      Have you asked everyone at work? If not working have you asked all your friends and family? Have you posted a website with what is going on and how they can help? Maybe on your 360 page? You could walk around your neighborhood and pass out flyer's with your contact information and the facts about the event. I will go back and look at your link and think about it some and let you know. Good luck

  24. QUESTION:
    Good ideas for what to wear to school for Breast Cancer charity day?
    On friday we are raising money for breast cancer and i need an outfit to wear. I am a boy and i thought maybe as its for breast cancer maybe go as a girl. Please just help me telling me what clothes and shoes to get and make-up if needed.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Pink shirt. Black skirt. and possibly heels?
      Use a little of black eyeliner on your eyes with a little bit of lipstick and blush

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any charities that could help a Breast cancer victim?
    This lady has breast cancer she has no insurance and very little money. We don't have time to go through the paper work she is in urgent need.

    • ANSWER:
      Susan G. Komen Brest Cancer Foundation

      www.komen.org is their web site.

      I think the Susan G. Komen Breats Cancer Foundation is a very good orginization. The have have races in pretty much every state with the funds going to finding a cure for breast cancer. Go to their web site and you be able to find out the nearest chapter in your area. My sister in law died of breast cancer back in 2003. Couple years before she pased I started giving to the Komen foundation and doing their "Race For The Cure" in my area for 7 years now.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it legal to sell these Hershey bars?
    I just bought a box of fundraiser Hershey bars from Hershey. I also just got this breast cancer awareness wrapper from a website to put on the Hershey bars. It still has the Hershey name and nutrition facts and everything. Would it be illegal for me to sell these with the changed wrapper? I will keep most of the money and donate some to breast cancer charities. I live in New Jersey.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Where Can I obtain a free breast cancer screening in Dallas?
    Hello.

    I am looking for either a free (charity) or low cost breast cancer mammogram screening facility in Dallas, TX. Those that I have called either charge exhorbitant fees or no longer offer the service. I contacted Susan G. Komen and spoke to one of their executives who sent me an email of low cost clinics who were recipients of their grants. However, three of the clinics stated they had no affiliation with Susan G. Komen and the others all charged huge fees.

    Can anyone assist?

    • ANSWER:
      For a list of 585 Free, Low-Cost or Sliding Scale Clinics in Texas please see: http://www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf?_function=list&state=tx

      This link includes addresses, phone numbers and websites for the listed clinics.

  28. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help my students with Breast Cancer Awareness?
    I teach High School and wanted to do my part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One idea I had was for them to bring in Yoplait tops for 10 points each of extra credit and then we send them off on November 1st. Is there anything else I could do to get them to give back? It should be cheap and something anyone can have access to.

    • ANSWER:
      raising money to give to a breast cancer charity? bake sale in school . or by doing something like a sponsored walk or run.

  29. QUESTION:
    What do I need to do to raise money for breast cancer research?
    I want to do something to make myself stand out when I apply to colleges. So I figured I would raise money for breast cancer research and donate it to a nearby hospital or whatever else.
    Do I need to order a "get started" package online?
    For anyone who has done this or something along the lines of, let me know details!
    Thanks! :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Well at least you are honest with the self interest.
      Go out with a large placard with "Helping myself by helping them" written on it.
      You never know it might catch on.
      Use a sealed collection cup from any of the cancer charities
      Don't buy any thing online, put the money in your cup.
      Don't forget to give the cup back.

      Note-- get someone to take a photo or two, add them into your file for college

  30. QUESTION:
    Does wearing your bra to bed increase your chances of getting breast cancer?
    I've heard from people sleeping in your bra can cause breast cancer. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's nonsense.

      There are a number of stories circulating about bras and breast cancer - and they are all untrue.

      You can't get or increase your risk of breast cancer by sleeping in a bra; or by wearing a tight bra, wearing a wired bra, wearing a bra 24/7, not wearing a bra or any of the other nonsense you might hear.

      Breast cancer, like other cancers, happens when normal cells change so that they behave in an uncontrolled way; your underwear cannot trigger this process or have any effect on it.

      Have a look at any reputablle breast cancer charity or information site; you won't find bras listed among the risk factors on any of them

      Do what's comfortable for you

  31. QUESTION:
    Convincing my principal to let students get pink hair extensions?
    A salon is doing it for breast cancer awareness/charity.. I really want to get one but we are not allowed to have unnatural hair colors.. what are some good points I can bring up?

    • ANSWER:
      it's for a good cause
      it's YOUR hair
      it is not unappropriate or anything it's just a hair color
      freedom of expression
      that's all i can think of!

      answer mine?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=At1VyugitUBh3OF.Io07WKPsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081025155521AA6qlte

  32. QUESTION:
    Does the susan komen foundation donate accrued charity money to underprivlidged women with breast cancer?
    I know some women who have breast cancer, but cannot financially support themselves. Ive been told Susan komen foundation can help.

    • ANSWER:
      You know, I have looked at their site and did not find anything that related to this question. So I would sadly have to say that they don't. How pathetic! They generate millions and don't give any to women who need it? Pathetic....

  33. QUESTION:
    how do i start a fundraiser for breast cancer?
    I would like to start a fundraiser for breast cancer using cookie dough or breast cancer shirts or anything really wanted to do it this summer with my nieces thought it would be fun and good for them. But I have know idea how to get it started any ideas or info would be awesome.

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to do a proper fundraiser and not just raise a little money yourself and send it to a charity, you might want to look on a charity's website. They usually have a page to help you i.e. the ones below. Good luck :)

  34. QUESTION:
    How does sleeping in a bra cause breast cancer?
    is there any websites to explain HOW it cause breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      No, there are no websites which explain how sleeping in a bra causes breast cancer, because IT DOESN'T.

      Cancer, including breast cancer, happens when normal cells change so that they grow in an uncontrolled way. This uncontrolled growth causes a tumour to form. Your underwear can't trigger this process, and has no effect on it whether you're asleep or awake, no matter how tight it is or how long you wear it for, or whether it's wired or af the other rumours that go round about bras and cancer..

      Check any reputable breast cancer charity or information site. You won't find 'wearing a bra' listed as a risk factor on any of them.

      Here's what the American Cancer Society says about this myth:

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MED/content/MED_6_1x_Underwire_Bras.asp?sitearea=MED

      In fact that page is very useful for checking out any rumours you hear or emails you receive about the causes of cancer:

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MED/MED_6_1_Rumors.asp

  35. QUESTION:
    why do you hear so much about breast cancer awareness and never anything about testicular cancer?
    and yes, i realize this is "breast cancer awareness month", but it seems you always hear about it and there are all these charities but you hardly hear anything about testicular cancer. i'm not trying to be rude, i have someone close to me who is very sick with breast cancer, but i was just wondering.
    yes kathy, i have. did you read my details? you don't hear about testicular cancer nearly as much as breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      possibly because testicular cancer is easy to find in an examination by your doctor, it is slow growing, and it is easily treated and cured. No so for breast cancer.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can someone provide me links about government funding for breast cancer as opposed to prostate cancer?
    I would like to know the differences between the funding from the federal government (especially during the very beginning of both movements) to these charities. I am quite sure that breast cancer research has always been given much higher funding from the federal government but I am curious as to whether or not the unequal funding for breast cancer research foundations (in comparison to prostate cancer foundations) is what directly caused the mass awareness of breast cancer and the general neglect of prostate cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Suggest that you read the history of breast cancer awareness and try to understand the social ramifications that fueled the priority for breast cancer research . . it is obvious you are too young to remember the events that led up to the 'war on cancer declared in 1971' and the womens liberation movement during that time period.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to raise money, from companies, for one of the many charities that has walk-a-thons?
    My wife is battling breast cancer & wants to do both the Susan Komen and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year... Her goal is to raise ,000 for each charity, this year!
    So, I think some type of short letter requesting donations from big businesses with the 501(c)3 information and the corporate address for the charities will do the trick...
    But I think I need some better direction with this big goal...

    • ANSWER:
      Tell her story to business. There are lots of food company's (like Coke cola) that donates to things like breast cancer. And do some fundraiserers, also ask friends and family to donate or help fundrais.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why is there so much fundraising for Breast Cancer ? But not for Prostate Cancer ?
    I see alot of charity and publicity about Breast Cancer. I even bought a book of stamps with proceeds going to Breast Cancer research.
    But what about men ? Men are just as likely to get Prostate Cancer and much more likely to die from prostate cancer. Because men rarely get checkups for it.... until it's too late.

    For Women, early detection is key to fighting Breast Cancer. Same goes for Men. But there has been so little publicity for Men to get examined. Why the difference of the sexes ?

    • ANSWER:
      Because breast cancer is a very fast growing type of cancer and prostate cancer is the slowest growing cancer known.

      http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org/site/c.itIWK2OSG/b.47285/k.CCF1/Detection__Screening.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    Why is Breast Cancer the most widely donated cancer?
    Millions of cancers affect everyone. But Breast Cancer stands out from many of them. Everywhere you go, there is a charity for it. I was just curious, why it is the most widely donated cancer. Is it because of the high statistic?

    Just curious...

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer to your question is - hard work.

      Breast cancer support is particularly high profile at the moment of course because it's October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, many of them with cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in). Any group of people can start such an awareness campaign for any illness.

      There are other cancer awareness months, ribbons etc; but no cancer campaign has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has.

      Big business turned public enthusiasm for breast cancer awareness into a marketing opportunity, often with around 1% of the cost of the specially made pink stuff you see at this time of year going to breast cancer charities, the rest into the retailers’ pockets. Ask before you buy...

  40. QUESTION:
    I want to shave my head to raise money for breast cancer?
    I have been thinking about it for a long time now and I have decided that I want to do it...
    I have heard of people doing it before- shaving their heads to raise money (mostly guys)
    I am a girl with shoulder length hair- I want to somehow raise money for shaving it off to donate to either breast cancer/ or Lukemia research.
    How can I do this?
    I need help figuring out how to go about this goal of mine...
    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      That's such a great thing to do! My mum has breast cancer and the more money they get the faster the can try to find a cure!

      The best way to go about it would be to go around to businesses or even houses, family, friends, anyone you know, and tell them what you're doing and why. Ask for donations and set a time and date to do it so that everyone can celebrate and congratulate you! Then send the money to whichever charity you choose! (You should include a picture too, just to show off your good work =])

      We raised almost 00 for breast cancer collectively in my family, any donation is so much appreciated, they really need it :)
      Congratulations!

      Ps. How old are you?

  41. QUESTION:
    where can you buy the i heart boobies bracelets?
    they are for a breast cancer charity. i know zoomies has them, but they are sold out... :(
    please be serious. i want them for the charity, not the fad. this charity deals with something personal to me

    • ANSWER:
      they have them everywhere online, try looking there lolz

      @Chris learn to be more considerate. shes not doing it for the fad she obviously wants to help people with breast cancer because she either knows someone with it or has it herself. seriously, that was pretty stupid to say.

  42. QUESTION:
    Good slogan for a breast cancer charity day?
    My daughter for a school project had to choose a charity to raise money for, she decided to support Breast Cancer, and is organising a walk around a park, bbq, pink cupcakes, games, balloons etc. What would be a good slogan for the day?

    • ANSWER:
      "Fight like a girl" is one of my favorites! Good luck to your daughter on her fund raising endeavors and bless her for picking such a great cause!

  43. QUESTION:
    Why is there so much attention given to breast cancer?
    There are so many cancers out there, skin, lung, brain etc but I see so much for breast cancer. They make products pink for awareness, constantly see advertisements for charities, walks and such. I see a lot for breast cancer, more then any other cancer. How come? Is it more common or something?
    I meant to put it under health I made a mistake o well.

    • ANSWER:
      The squeaky wheel gets the oil. I agree; in the past few years I have lost four family members to cancer, other than breast. It was BAM BAM BAM BAM .. one after another.I don't understand cancer or why it is handled by the money grabbers the way it is. There must be more money in fighting for breast cancer research.My only reasoning is that;as like most charities so much more money goes to the people running the charity, than is used to do something about it. Make your cause known. Get people to give you money so you can afford to make an ad campaign to ask for more...so people will give you more money. It's all about the money. hey..wait a minute ; so it was put in a different area than you people feel comfortabe with. It's a good question! No sense in belittlement..Just don't answer with such remarks. If you don't like it..ignore it.

  44. QUESTION:
    Im 14 and want to start my own jean company/charity. What should be my first step?
    I want to sell jeans for at the highest and lowest to raise money for different charities. Like in October Breast Cancer Research since it is the month for it. What should be my first step? Where do I buy materials? I can sew, really well. Where can I go to learn to make patterns of a jean?

    • ANSWER:
      Its going to cost you a lot to buy materials to make a whole line of jeans to sell. you are going to end up spending more than you make so what i suggest is to ask your friends or post up flyers asking people to donate some of their slightly used jeans that they do not want anymore and have a designated drop off area so you can collect them and then re-sell them in a sale for the cheap prices you want. you could do something like a garage sale and display the jeans. this way you arent spending any of your own money and even though the jeans are used just use some creativity and redesign them. ...just an idea :) Good Luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Why do people consider me STUPID for donating to charities?
    My brother told this lady to aske me for money instead of him because his comment was, "Well, she's stupid enough to give her money to charity & give it to any & everybody!"

    He felt that way just because I donated for the Revlon Walk for the Breast Cancer for women. I don't have much income, & that was all I was able to donate. But he acted like I donated MILLIONS.

    • ANSWER:
      You are NOT stupid. Your brother showed his stupidity by speaking like that about you. Any woman who supports breast cancer is investing in her own future. Good for you.

  46. QUESTION:
    Putting a charity section on my website, can I use the breast cancer ribbon?
    I am putting a charity section on my website. I will make annual donations to breast cancer and would like to know if they would allow me to put the pink ribbon on my homepage and next to it stating that we are a proud contributor to susan g komen foundation. Does anyone knows of specific sites that do this. I dont want to infringe on trademarks etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can. It is not a copyrighted logo.

  47. QUESTION:
    How much should prostate cancer research be getting as compared to breast cancer research?
    Recent studies show that the death rates from Prostate Cancer are much higher than previsously thought, higher than even Breast Cancer rates. Even previosuly, there was only a 1% difference in the death rates. Do you know how government research money is provided for Breast Cancer as compared to what is provided for Prostate Cancer?
    Recent studies have also found that the PSA for prostate cancer is not as reliable as once thought, so vigilance in taking the test may not help.
    The difference is that the government provides for Prostate Cancer research for every 0 for Breast Cancer. This last year, the very first Federal Men Health Commission was established, but it has to find its own funding. There are over 200, fully funded Federal Women's Health Commission.
    http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure how the funds are divided, but the rates of death could be directly related to the fact, that women are now going to the doctors specifically for breast exams and mammograms catching cancer earlier. Maybe the men are not as vigilant. Also, you might take into consideration that women are involved in A LOT of private breast cancer research fundraisers and charities, so therefore, breast cancer research may be making greater strides with the private donations.

  48. QUESTION:
    Where and how can i donate to Breast Cancer research UK?
    How do i go about doing it?? I'd like to do it due to the fact the cared for my when she was Ill with breast cancer!

    • ANSWER:
      They're a fantastic charity, I'm a research scientist in breast cancer and would love to work for them one day. Breast cancer research UK is part of the larger Cancer research UK. You can set up your donation here, you can give a one off amount or start with as little as two pounds a month. I'm signed up for the regular donation.

      http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/breastcancer/donate/


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Liver Cancet

Due to the fact that the liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body and has many roles, there are a number of problems that can occur with the liver. The three main categories these problems fall into are:

1. Disease of the liver cells
2. Problems producing or secreting bile
3. Problems with detoxification

As there are no symptoms that are peculiar to this condition, it is hard to diagnose with any certainty. Among the symptoms that a dog might have are seizures, central nervous system disorder symptoms and other gastro intestinal disorder symptoms, such as diarrhea and vomiting. A bile acid response test is the first step in diagnosing the condition.

Avoid sugar and products containing sugar. People who consume an excessive amount of sugar are much more likely to form gallstones. Avoid all animal fat and meat, saturated fats, like chocolate, fried foods, soft drinks, spicy foods, and full-fat dairy products.

Liver Cirrhosis - A situation of scarring of the liver due to chronic damage as a result commonly of heavy drinking. There is a slight increase of risk of liver cancer developing. Inherited causes - Persons with hemochromatosis, a genetic problem of excess iron deposits in the body have a higher chance of developing liver cancer.

It is very likely that you have experienced one or more of the symptoms of a liver that is not working at peak performance. Such as:

Abdominal swelling (bloating),

Allergies,

Constipation,

Dark urine,

Digestive problems,

Dry skin,

High cholesterol,

Fatigue,

Headaches,

High blood pressure,

As these fat droplets build up, the liver starts to produce more enzymes, which can inflame liver tissue. The inflammation can cause scarring and cirrhosis, in which the liver becomes hardened and liver function, is reduced.

There's a difference between saying liver meaning liver organ rather than the liver channel – and gall bladder organ versus the gall bladder channel. Now the liver and gall bladder channels are the pathways where this information moves along, and eventually they lead to the organ itself.

The diagnosis of Hepatitis C is not usually made during the early stages of the disease since persons who are infected by it do not exhibit its symptoms.

Those who experience some symptoms during the early or acute stages of the disease do not usually seek medical treatment. The reason for this is that the symptoms are not serious enough to warrant medical treatment.

Herbal Remedies - Milk Thistle is recommended as a herbal remedy for liver damage. In addition the ayurvedic formulation Liv 52 is also well known for detoxification and liver support in cirrhotic and pre-cirrhotic conditions. Its ingredients include Capers (Capparis spinosa), Wild chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Negro coffee (Cassia occidentalis), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Tamarisk (Tamarix gallica).


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