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  • Discuss with your child how they can help care for a terminally ill family member.
    Caring for a family member with a terminal illness
    One of the most challenging parts of life is to watch a loved one go through a serious illness, such as cancer. As adults, we find different ways to cope. Children need to find their own way, too, especially as it pertains to their parents or...
  • Prescribed medicine: the amazing truth!
    Prescribed medicine: the amazing truth!
    Nowadays we are all inundated with commercials about all kinds of “miracle prescribed pills” that can cure almost everything. What is however unknown to most people is that the pharmacological industry is selling their drugs to...
  • Drew Spinelli sporting his shaved head
    High school student vies for Student of the Year for LLS
    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has initiated a contest for "Student of the Year." This is a fundraising challenge for high school students. In Maryland, twelve students have accepted the challenge. Their goal is to raise $10,000...
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    Tire crumb: Is Astroturf giving kids cancer?
    Tire crumb, the ground up tires used to cushion artificial playing fields and mimic dirt, is being linked to elevated rates of cancer among school-age children. This empirical evidence made the headlines when Amy Griffin, the associate head coach...
  • Dr. Cairo
    Targeted cellular therapy improves life quality for children with cancer
    Treatment of childhood lymphomas and leukemia is a difficult medical task, often without positive, long term results. There are about 15,000 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed per year, compared with approximately 1.5-2 million adult cases...
  • Cancer in dogs
    Is cancer in dogs and cats similar to people
    Dogs and cats get cancer just like humans. Cancer is one of the leading causes of disease in companion animals with 9% of all dogs diagnosed yearly with cancer and a similar number of cats. For comparison, every one out of two men will develop...
  • All for a Cure runs in Kenosha for Leukemia and Lymphoma September 29
    All for a Cure runs in Kenosha for Leukemia and Lymphoma September 29
    Runners, joggers, and walkers will step it up to fight blood cancers by participating in the 4th Annual All for a Cure Run/Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma in Kenosha. The two-mile walk / four-mile run takes place Sunday, September 29, along the...
  • Jay Leno helps raise awareness
    Chicagoans should became aware of lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma this month
    Chicago and its residents feel the impact of cancer every day. Everyone knows that cancer exacts an enormous toll on individuals and families battling and disease in Illinois and acrossthe country. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates...
  • Thanks to everyone helping to promote blood cancer awareness
    Its Blood Cancer Awareness Month: time to focus on lymphoma, leukemia & myeloma
    Everyone knowsthat cancer exacts an enormous toll on individuals and families battling and disease and on the country as a whole. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 1,660,290 new cases of cancer will be diagnosedand more than...
  • Cancer study
    Lymphoma findings may help cats and dogs
    A new study seems to offer good news for cats and dogs undergoing treatment for lymphoma, a common form of cancer in pets, a cat health group said Aug. 26.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, found...
  • Certain intestinal bacteria may cause lymphomas
    Certain intestinal bacteria may cause lymphomas
    Lymphomas are cancers of the white blood cells that are part of the immune system. Researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have discovered that certain types of bacteria that are present in the intestinal tract are...
  • Blood cancers
    Veterans with blood cancers from Agent Orange and Depleted Uranium
    Last week I started to write about the specific cancers, treatment options, effectiveness of specific treatment options, the use of biological response modifiers in treating diseases related to Agent Orange (AO) and Deplete Uranium (DU) exposure,...
  • Self photo
    My passion my family
    Lynda’s introduction, “My name is Lynda Peterson. I was born in a small town called Springs, just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa and I lived there until the age of 8 when my family immigrated to Canada. At the age of 9 after a...
  • Golden nanoparticles:  A promising potential treatment for some lymphomas
    Golden nanoparticles: A promising potential treatment for some lymphomas
    A recent landmark study by Northwestern University researchers on starving cancer cells to death with golden nanoparticles may lead to new treatment alternatives for lymphoma patients.Regular readers of this column know that blood cancer research...
  • Northwestern researchers use golden nanoparticles to starve cancer cells
    Northwestern researchers use golden nanoparticles to starve cancer cells
    A recent landmark study by Northwestern University researcherson starving cancer cells to death with golden nanoparticles may lead to new treatment alternatives for lymphoma patients.Regular readers of this column know that blood cancer research...
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