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We won't pray.  We won't blame gods.  We won't give credit to gods.  

We face the diagnosis and know, it is what it is.  

To the extent that we can, we will define our own course.

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Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

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Peanut protein spreads cancer

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Metastatic cancer killed man 4,500 years ago.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 7. 9 Replies

I found this story moving.  This poor man, riddled with pain and misery, died of cancer 4,500 years ago…Continue

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Let's save lives! Encourage Phase III Clinical Trial of the GP2 Breast Cancer Vaccine that have been stalled.*

Started by Trixie. Last reply by Patricia Dec 6. 27 Replies

Save lives! Let's get the GP2 Breast Cancer Vaccine moving forward to Phase III Clinical Trial by encouraging HJF to give them the data needed for Norwell, Inc to get an IND from the FDA, or for Dr.…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2013 at 4:35pm
Daniel, Your new words and vocabulary are pretty much decipherable. I understand because I tried to use Laura's Notebook and did terribly.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2013 at 4:32pm
Living with cancer does kind of change thinking. It focuses one toward what matters. Right now, getting to the truth of GMO is high on my list. I guess it is time for me to give up my old sob-stories of abuse and discrimination, and focus on what we allow into our bodies.
I am reading a book that Chris recommended, "The Moral Brain". That book helps one to focus.
I'm also reading, "Moral Evolution". Here is an idea:
Moral Evolution

Religious tyrants essentially destroy the USA educational system, which results in retrograde humans who cannot read, understand, think for themselves, or even survive. These debased persons allow themselves to be brainwashed into a murderous ideology that leads them to volunteer as cannon fodder for insane wars: a demonic plot to seize other nations’ oil and resources, reconfigure the Middle-East, and murder USA military personnel who appear to them as "surplus population”.

Cynical? Yes! But perhaps we need to look at what is true and what is phony.
Comment by Daniel W on October 20, 2013 at 4:07pm
Mindy there is a lot of bad behavior out there. Not just chemical companies. Also universities and in medical practice. I finally learned, for the most part, people are people. I dont do anything against my own principles but mostly live and work quietly, try to be a positive example, do the best I can, but dont be #1.

Now, living with cancer, And i know I cant start over again, So I dont make waves. But still will not do something I think is wrong or unethical.
Comment by booklover on October 20, 2013 at 8:33am

Daniel, they scorned you for being TOO ETHICAL?!!!  WOW!!!  What scary, horrible people!  I wonder if any of them went to church on Sunday, and thought they were pleasing "god."

Comment by Daniel W on October 20, 2013 at 1:44am
I mean, 'me at all' not 'meat sll'. oops!
Comment by Daniel W on October 20, 2013 at 1:43am
Joan, scary stuff!
For a while in my 20s I was a research associate for an ag chemical company. I thought they were falsifying data, witholdingdata, and massaging their statistics. They were also working with soedangerous chemicals. I got out. They scorned me for being too ethiical. It would not surprise meat all if chemically soaked gmo corn is carcinogenic.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2013 at 9:46pm

" In females, all treated groups died 2–3 times more than controls, and more rapidly. This difference was visible in 3 male groups fed GMOs. All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by GMO and Roundup treatments.

In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5–5.5 times higher. This pathology was confirmed by optic and transmission electron microscopy. Marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3–2.3 greater. Males presented 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls which occurred up to 600 days earlier.

Biochemistry data confirmed very significant kidney chronic deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters were kidney related. These results can be explained by the non linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, but also by the overexpression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2013 at 9:30pm

Study Finds Genetically Modified Corn Causes Tumors in Rats

"A controversial study done by Dr Michael Antoniou and colleagues has found that mice that ate genetically modified corn developed larger tumors and lived much shorter lives than mice in a control group that ate non-genetically modified corn. This according to the New York Times, which says both the research and researcher have been called into question due to a prior campaign to discredit genetically modified food. Mail Online adds that while genetically modified corn is grown and eaten by people in the United States it is only used for animal feed in Europe where there is much more suspicion about its health effects."

"On the other hand, Online reports, the research team had their results peer reviewed by an independent research group and found nothing to suggest data had been falsified, giving credence to their findings."

Conflict and confusion over whether GM foods are safe for human and animal consumption exists. Therefore, what is a wise consumer to do? Being in treatment for breast cancer, and because the independent research I looked into about rat studies and GM corn found that female rats had more breast cancers and males had more 

On the other hand, Online reports, the research team had their results peer reviewed by an independent research group and found nothing to suggest data had been falsified, giving credence to their findings.

GMO Causes Cancer In Lab Rats - Get Ready For The Announcement Abou...

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 19, 2013 at 8:19pm

Thanks Mindy, I really do feel the love, care and compassion. This group and AN people flow with genuine feelings and expressions. The technology grows so quickly, even the report from Ruth this morning gives additional encouragement. 

Comment by booklover on October 19, 2013 at 7:24pm

Joan, thank you for describing the treatments you go through!  It is interesting to hear, and yes, it can make people more compassionate to what people with cancer have to go through.  No, it isn't too much information!

Cary is awesome.  I'm so glad your radiation is ending on Tuesday.

Daniel, I hope you are faring well, and Ning sounds like a wonderful man.

I hope you both know that I think of you often, and I am so glad for modern technology.  I would never have met either one of you, plus other special people on this site, in person.  AN is wonderful, and although I wish Daniel didn't have to start this cancer group, I'm sure you both know how highly you are thought of here, and people you have never met in "real" life, truly care about both of you.  Hugs to you both, Mindy


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