Browsing Archive: April, 2012

The fight against cancer.

Posted by ewan on Friday, April 27, 2012,
Primary prevention is the first step any society can take to reduce the incidence of cancer, with positive effects on other noncommunicable diseases. Addressing certain lifestyle choices (tobacco cessation, decreased alcohol consumption, healthy diet and physical activity) has been shown to improve population health and reduce cancer deaths. Environmental and occupational risk factors should mainly be tackled by traditional health protection activities. At a policy level, population-based mas...
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Support for the Family

Posted by ewan on Monday, April 23, 2012,
Individuals deal with the disease in their own way and every situation is different. Some break down when the family member announce the diagnoses, some goes quiet. The main thing that people need to realize is that it always help to talk about their feelings about the possibility of losing a family member.
The anger of the fact that this disease can hit a loved one is great as soon as the news is made public. The anger will soon set over to support for the sufferer. Most families are brought ...
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Cancer families

Posted by ewan on Wednesday, April 18, 2012,
A lot of attention is placed on the Cancer patient, but little focus is placed on the families of the patient with cancer. It is well known that the patient with cancer suffer, but the family of the patient lso suffer just as much if not more than the patient.
There are psycological impacts that the family need to deal with while the patient is suffering and then they need to suffer even more after the patient has passed away. There are deep psycologicalscars that are left after the patient p...
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Fund Raising

Posted by ewan on Tuesday, April 17, 2012,
I have been busy with raising awareness of the drive through the Internet as my main form of communication. I have done flyer's that have been distributed locally. There has been a couple of events that I went to to spread the word on the drive. The response from the people is positive in general and a couple called me crazy to attempt this drive. 
I usually do things for one purpose and one purpose only, Me. But this drive is not about me and I have shocked many people that know me when I ann...
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Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Reach 90 Percent

Posted by ewan on Sunday, April 8, 2012,

Death rates from acute lymphoblastic leukemia dropped substantially, 15-year study finds

Monday, March 12, 2012

Related MedlinePlus Page
Childhood Leukemia

MONDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Children with the most common type of leukemia now have a dramatically better chance of survival, a new study shows.

The researchers found five-year survival rates among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) increased from about 84 percent to 90 percent from 1990 to 2005. Surviving for five year...
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Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by ewan on Thursday, April 5, 2012,
Most people, when they hear the diagnosis of cancer, they automatically hear death, Then they don't hear the rest of the information that the doctor has to share with them about their condition.
The fact is cancer is a scary diagnosis, that can not be argued. But if you are diagnosed early, the chances that you will go into remission is not good, but great. Early detection of any cancer will lead to the early treatment. The mere fact that you have been diagnosed with cancer does not mean that ...
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How many?

Posted by ewan on Sunday, April 1, 2012,
How many people does it take to make a breakthrough in the field of Cancer? It takes one person to make the breakthrough, but it takes the support of millions of people to get to the stage where the breakthrough can be made. Thousands of people are busy with research into a cure for cancer, but it takes only one to identify a cure, then it takes a lot of people to verify the results of the one persons research.
The question that need to be asked. "are you assisting with the research that might...
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About Me


I am the organizer of the Pole2poleandback drive for the awareness of cancer and to raise funds for two of our indispensable NGO's that rely almost solely on donations. The reason for the drive is my mission to make more aware of cancer and that early detection can lead to effective treatment.

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