Cancer Survivors: How to Deal with the Effects of Chemo

Chemotherapy is so hard on the body that they say you have to be able to walk into the clinic to receive it, because it takes so much out of you that they’ll wheel you out in a wheelchair. Yet chemotherapy is essential to killing cancer that may have spread, so if you want to beat cancer, you have to deal with the effects of chemotherapy. Here are a few tips on how to deal with the effects of chemo on your health, life and appearance. Digestive Problems Chemo kills the fastest growing … [Read more...]

3 Important Symptoms of Childhood Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. These blood cells and platelets are produced within the bone marrow. When a child is suffering from leukemia, white blood cells may not be able to form properly and stay immature. These immature cells then continue to reproduce rapidly, pushing out the healthy, fully grown white blood cells and producing a variety of symptoms. Leukemia is the most common form of pediatric cancer affecting around 4,000 children in the United States every year, meaning … [Read more...]

Woman breaks silence among Fukushima thyroid cancer patients

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — She's 21, has thyroid cancer, and wants people in her prefecture in northeastern Japan to get screened for it. That statement might not seem provocative, but her prefecture is Fukushima, and of the 173 young people with confirmed or suspected cases since the 2011 nuclear meltdowns there, she is the first to speak out. That near-silence highlights the fear Fukushima thyroid-cancer patients have about being the "nail that sticks out," and thus gets hammered. The … [Read more...]

Top 10 Issues for Women’s Health

"In 2015, in too many countries, “women’s empowerment” remains a pipedream - little more than a rhetorical flourish added to a politician’s speech..." Dr Flavia Bustreo, ADG We've come a long way since 1995--and it is time to celebrate women and their achievements. But it is also time to take stock of how women’s rights are fulfilled in the world --especially the right to health. Twenty years after countries signed pledges in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, women still … [Read more...]

World Ovarian Cancer Day, 8th May

Friday, May 8, is the third annual World Ovarian Cancer Day. Join our global movement to raise awareness of this deadly disease, at The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Since 2013, our Advocate Leaders have raised awareness through news articles and advertisements, developed relationships with their elected officials and fought for increased funding for ovarian cancer research throughout the country. Symptoms and Detection of Ovarian Cancer Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer For years, … [Read more...]

Celebrating Ruth Garrett Taking Action, The Gilda’s Club

Ruth Garrett has spent most of her adult life in the field of transformation and change, both personal and working with others, individually and within organizations. She is an author of five books on subjects such as resilience, creating the life you desire, emotional intelligence, self-discovery and having effective difficult conversations. Her work in self-leadership, emotional intelligence, resilience, conflict resolution and positive psychology enables individuals to passionately and … [Read more...]

World Cancer Day celebrated FEB 4

Healthy Life Choices Empowering people to make healthy choices and reducing the social and environmental risk factors for cancer are key to achieving the global goal of reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025 and reaching the targets of the World Cancer Declaration. Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across … [Read more...]

Full Moon in Capricorn, July 12

Capricorn Full Moon Sun in Cancer ~ Moon in Capricorn 20º Saturday, July 12, 5:24 AM Mountain Time (Saturday, July 12, 11:24 AM Greenwich Time) Work, work, work! We want it if we don’t have it, we rail against it if we have too much, we glow with a task well accomplished and we deflate when we fall short. A job well done is a crowning glory. A Capricorn Full Moon will shine its bright light on our outer, career-oriented self, on who we are out in the community, on our inner … [Read more...]

Mercury Retrograde Shadow until July 16, 2014

What is Mercury Retrograde? Three, and sometimes four, times a year, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in the sky for a period of approximately 3 weeks. "Appears" is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. In fact, they don't even slow down. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun … [Read more...]

A Gift of Hope, Lynda Cheldelin Fell

No one ever says I want to grow up to write a book about grief. But life has a way of throwing us a curve ball, and then handing us a mitt. A few months ago I was invited to co-author a book featuring women from around the world who have all faced and endured a traumatic challenge. Our task was to write about our difficulty and then offer a lesson to help others who are facing the same challenge. It is touching for me to share with you that our book, The Missing Piece: A Transformational … [Read more...]

Obese women’s stem cells make cancer grow faster

HERE is yet another reason to stay at a healthy weight. Stem cells from the fat of women with obesity boost the growth of breast tumors more than cells from slim women. Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells, that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. They are found in multicellular organisms. In mammals, there are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, which are isolated from the inner cell mass of … [Read more...]

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to close …

As this very special Awareness Month comes to an end, it is our hope that each and every woman on the planet Takes Action to SAVE HER BOOBIES. Below are some final reminders of 'how to' keep vigilant watch on the Signs and Symptoms that women must be aware of. Signs and symptoms of breast cancer A sign is something that can be observed and recognized by a doctor or healthcare professional (for example, a rash). A symptom is something that only the person experiencing it can feel and know … [Read more...]

Beyond the Pink Moon, Nicki Durlester – FR*EE KINDLE

The Kindle version of Beyond the Pink Moon will be available for free on Amazon for each Sunday in October to commemorate National Breast Awareness Month. A GIFT TO YOU! The Kindle version can be downloaded to your MacBook, PC, smart phones, ipad, tablets and of course your Kindles. Here is the link to Beyond the Pink Moon. (a book by my friend Nicki Durlester). About the Book In this touching, frank and informative memoir, Nicki Boscia Durlester intimately chronicles her … [Read more...]

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