Volume 3, Year 2012, Edition 10, March 10th Here is this week’s edition of The FreeCancer Awareness Newsletter,highlighting the latest news and research items found all across the internet. Don’t forget,March is Colorectal Cancer Month– a perfect time to schedule the colonoscopy you’ve been putting off – for years?? Also, make sure to look for related benefits and activities in your area. As you peruse and read this collection, it is our goal that you find answers, hope, and peace of mind whether regarding your own illness or that of a friend or family member. In this issue, here are the topics you’ll find with the links that follow: General Information Breast Cancer Pharmaceutical Issues Lung Cancer Children’s Cancers Leukemia Colon Prostate Cancer Cervical Cancer Alternative Treatments Celebrities with Cancer General March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Our Murky Understanding of Cancer and Chemicals An audio discussion on the relationship of chemicals and cancer. http://www.environmentreport.org/show.php?showID=618 Cancer: Solving an Age-Old Problem Is cancer ancient, or is it largely a product of modern times? And can the latest research on prevention and treatment strategies make cancer a disease of the past? http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v483/n7387_supp/full/483S2a.html A Life Undone The sad story of cancer treatments gone horribly wrong. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/04/a-life-undone-unnecessary-cancer-treatment-ledto-profound-brain-damage-jessie-kays-family-says/ Regulators Dispute Finding of Cancer-Causing Soda U. S. Regulators dispute claims by watchdog group that some sodas contain cancer-causing chemicals. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/06/us-us-regulators-disputeidUSTRE8250W620120306 Cancer Fear and Denial ‘is Killing Thousands’ Fear and denial of symptoms are causing thousands of preventable deaths from cancer in the UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17257900 Hyperthermia Featured as the Fourth Pillar in Cancer Treatment Hyperthermia presented as next “pillar” in the treatment of cancer at conference in Germany. http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/06/3798360/bsd-announces-hyperthermia-featured.html Researchers Report Progress in Cancer Immunotherapy Immunotherapy is one of medicine’s most promising — and most problematic — approaches to cancer treatment. It aims to charge up the patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells and halt their out-of-control growth, as it has been shown to do with melanoma. http://news.bostonherald.com/jobfind/news/healthcare/view/20120306researchers_report_p rogress_in_cancer_immunotherapy/srvc=home&position=also Report Highlights Understudied, Unwelcome Side of Cancer Treatment The number of cancer survivors has tripled since 1971, but at a price: heart disease and second cancers. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-highlights-understudied-unwelcome-side-cancer.html Setback Reported In Research Into Customized Cancer Treatment Researchers have recently determined that the genetic makeup of cancerous tumors varies depending on where a biopsy is extracted – bad news for tailored cancer treatments. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07/customized-cancer-treatmentsetback_n_1327980.html Cancer’s Killer Helpers Include Denial and Ignorance British survey shows that 75 percent of patients do not tell doctors about critical symptoms. http://www.cancertreatment.net/news/all-cancers/cancers-killer-helpers-include-denial-andignorance Cancer Rates Fall for Men, Rise for Women (Australia) THE incidence of cancer in Australian men is expected to fall over the next decade while women will experience slightly higher rates of the disease by 2020. http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/cancer-rates-fall-for-men-rise-for-women/storye6frfku0-1226294304670#ixzz1od58l2eh Fertility Preservation for Women with Cancer What options are available for young women with cancer who want to have children in the future? http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-03-07/health/bs-hs-expert-melissa-yates20120307_1_cancer-treatment-fertility-preservation-cycle-of-egg-retrieval Cell Encapsulation Technology Future to Expand Stem Cell Use for Late Stage Cancer Treatments Stem cells: treatment for late stage cancers? http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nuvilex-points-toward-cell-encapsulation-technologyfuture-to-expand-stem-cell-use-for-late-stage-cancer-treatments-2012-03-08 Hospital Tests Genomic Tech to Speed Cancer Treatment Hospital to test gene sequencer for determining tumor composition in treating cancer. http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/hospital-tests-genomic-tech-speed-cancertreatment/2012-03-09 Coke, Pepsi Skirt Cancer Warning Label New California law requires cancer warnings on cola labels, so Coke and Pepsi modify their formulas. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/09/coke-pepsi-skirt-cancer-warning-label/ Woman’s Cancer Scam Prognosis: Five Years in Jail Yet another cancer scam: woman avoids jail only to be later sentenced to 5 years in prison. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/womans-cancer-scam-prognosis-five-yearsin-jail/ Breast Cancer Radiotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma Can Cause Breast Cancer Study shows that women treated with radiation for Hodgkin lymphoma have an increased risk of developing breast cancer down the road. http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nonfood/Drug/radiotherapy_hodgkin_lymphoma_breast_cancer_0304121150.html Three Sisters Face Breast Cancer Together It’s all in the genes, and in this case, the story of three sisters who share breast cancer. http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/05/10582276-three-sisters-facebreast-cancer-together Estrogen Lowers Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women Women who have taken estrogen alone after menopause, benefit from a reduced risk of getting breast cancer, even years later. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/estrogen-lowers-breast-cancer-risk-women15862851#.T1kNF_UUv4I New Gene Therapy Could ‘Stop Growth” of Breast Cancer Tumors Researchers find delivering genes by means of a virus to breast cancer cells causes genes stops cancer cells’ growth. http://www.thejournal.ie/new-gene-therapy-could-stop-growth-of-breast-cancer-tumours376197-Mar2012/ Ireland Pioneering Gene Cancer Therapy Irish researchers successful in using gene therapy to combat breast cancer. http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=20462 Do Too Many Older Women Get Radiation for Cancer? Is there overuse of radiation for older women, doing little good but harmful side effects? http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/09/do-too-many-older-women-get-radiation-forcancer/ Pharmaceutical/Drug Issues The Challenges of Cancer Vaccines The first cancer vaccine has been approved by the FDA. http://www.sciencecodex.com/the_challenges_of_cancer_vaccines-87346 New Jersey CVS Accidently Gives Breast Cancer Treatment Medicine to Kids Has someone lost their job? This is a major error but thank goodness for purported minimal damage. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=338&articleid=20120303_338_0_TRE NTO40393 Is Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi getting cancer treatment that is being denied to us? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2107600/Is-Lockerbie-bomber-al-Megrahi-gettingcancer-treatment-denied-us.html#ixzz1oHA8ZJnB Vital Cancer Drugs Blocked Delays in drug approvals by Australian government threaten patient cancer treatment. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/vital-cancer-drugs-blocked-201203041ub4i.html U.S. Fake Cancer Drug Probe ay Have Canadian Ties U.S. investigators are looking at pharmacy companies with possible Canadian connections as they seek the source of fake cancer drugs. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/03/07/counterfeit-cancer-drugsavastin.html Zytiga, Prostate Cancer Drug, Improves Survival: Study New prostate cancer drug improves survival in patients who had not received chemotherapy in a late-stage study. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/zytiga-prostate-cancer-survival_n_1331827.html Cancer Risk with Hormonal Birth Control Only Temporary Oral and injectable contraceptives are associated with a temporary increased risk of cancer and cervical cancer, according to study. http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/GeneralOBGYN/31580 Lung Diesel Exhaust in Mines Linked to Lung Cancer A long-term study of miners exposed to diesel fumes reveals that exposure to this exhaust increases the risk of lung cancer http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46619096/ns/health-cancer/#.T1Ugl_V4f4I Children’s Cancers Cognitive Problems Following Cancer Treatment Children can suffer from cognitive problems after treatment for cancer. http://rochester.ynn.com/content/health/child_wellness/576078/child-wellness--cognitiveproblems-following-cancer-treatment/ Leukemia Leukemia Treatment: An ‘East Meets West’ Story Treatment for leukemia is improved by using a therapy that combines arsenic trioxide, a traditional Chinese medicine, with the chemotherapy. http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2012/03/06/leukemia-treatment-an-east-meets-west-story/ Colon Cancer Colon Cancer Screening Should Start at Age 50 New guidelines from the American College of Physicians state that screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57391361-10391704/colon-cancer-screeningshould-start-at-50-says-american-college-of-physicians/ House Call: Colorectal Cancer Treatment Options Significant advances in colorectal cancer treatment extending survival rates. http://myfox8.com/2012/03/09/house-call-colorectal-cancer-treatment-options/ Prostate Cancer New North American Study Shows Prostate Cancer Treatment Results Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) In the largest study of its kind in North America, researchers determined that High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is effective in treating men with prostate cancer. http://www.newstimes.com/business/press-releases/article/New-North-American-StudyShows-Prostate-Cancer-3391151.php Cervical Cancer Regular Pap Smear Boosts Cervical Cancer Survival: Study Getting regular pap smears is critical to ensuring health and survival from cervical cancer. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_122495.html Alternative Treatments 'Nature Holds Key to Cancer Cure, Prevention' One complementary alternative medicine practitioner believes the cure for cancer is in nature. http://allafrica.com/stories/201203060634.html Changing Course in Cancer Treatment A blog post about alternative cancer treatments. http://www.wickedlocal.com/entertainment/x1612611334/Changing-course-in-cancertreatment Celebrities and Cancer Robin Gibb ‘In Remission’ After Undergoing Cancer Treatment Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has been told by doctors that he is in remission after being diagnosed with liver and colon cancer five months ago. http://www.metro.co.uk/music/892086-robin-gibb-in-remission-after-undergoing-cancertreatment Chavez Faces More Cancer Treatment Before Venezuela Vote Chavez declares that he will overcome despite needing more cancer treatment before his country’s October elections. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/04/us-venezuela-chavez-idUSTRE8230FB20120304 Hugo Chavez Appears On TV After Cancer Surgery http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/04/hugo-chavez-cancer-surgery-tv_n_1319436.html Wade Hayes Tumor Free Following Surgery and Chemo Therapy for Colon Cancer Country star Wade Hayes declared cancer free from colon cancer after successful treatment. http://tasteofcountry.com/wade-hayes-chemo-therapy-colon-cancer/ Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose passes from prostate cancer. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1680379/ronnie-montrose-dead.jhtml Thanks for reading The Free Cancer Awareness Newsletter. 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