Browsing Archive: September, 2012

6-Year-Old Justin Bieber Fan Avalanna Routh Dies Of Cancer

Posted by ewan on Thursday, September 27, 2012,
It's heartbreaking to report that Avalanna Routh, whose Facebook campaign allowed her to spend a day with her idol Justin Bieber last Valentine's Day, has died of brain cancer on Wednesday at just 6 years old.

When Bieber heard wind of the campaign that garnered over 12,000 supporters, the pop star invited Routh and her family to spend the day with him in Manhattan for a special Valentine's Day date.

The girl, who called herself "Mrs. Bieber" having held her own adorable wedding to the singer, ...
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Planning Progress for the drive

Posted by ewan on Sunday, September 23, 2012,
Good evening all,
 The planning has been progressing at a reasonable rate. Days are getting fewer to get everything in place for the drive. With the lack of commitment from more sponsors, things are getting a little tougher. I am still sending out a lot of letters to potential sponsors and sometimes I will get "read receipts" and sometimes just an auto-responder stipulating that "somebody will be in contact soon" but most of the time I do not get any reply.
 It is surprising that companies woul...
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Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by ewan on Friday, September 21, 2012,
How is cancer diagnosed?

There is no single test that can accurately diagnose cancer. The complete evaluation of a patient usually requires a thorough history and physical examination along with diagnostic testing. Many tests are needed to determine whether a person has cancer, or if another condition (such as an infection) is mimicking the symptoms of cancer.

Effective diagnostic testing is used to confirm or eliminate the presence of disease, monitor the disease process, and to plan for and e...
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Childhood Cancer Symptoms

Posted by ewan on Wednesday, September 19, 2012,
Child Cancer Symptoms

Signs of Childhood Cancer

Continued, unexplained weight loss

Headaches, often with early morning vomiting

Increased swelling or persistent pain in bones, joints, back, or legs

Lump or mass, especially in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis, or armpits

Development of excessive bruising, bleeding, or rash

Constant infections

A whitish colour behind the pupil

Nausea which persists or vomiting without nausea

Constant tiredness or noticeable paleness

Eye or vision changes which occur sudde...
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Nelson Mandela

Posted by ewan on Sunday, September 16, 2012,
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel peace prize winner, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001 at the age of 83.

Mandela is most famous for his life-long work to end apartheid and bring about fully representative democracy in South Africa. He was held as a political prisoner for 27 years before his release in 1990.

Mandela underwent 7 weeks of radiation therapy in 2001 as the primary treatment for his prostate cancer. Since undergoing treatment, there have been no sub...
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Medical Cannabis

Posted by ewan on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,
Recent studies
Safety of cannabis

Various strains of medical marijuana in front of a vaporizer

Cannabis smoke contains thousands of organic and inorganic chemical compounds. This tar is chemically similar to that found in cigarette smoke and includes many of the same carcinogens.[53]

A statement from a source in the US Department of Justice in 1988 said, "Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But cannabis is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive ...
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Cancer and Euthanasia

Posted by ewan on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,

This is a story that hit close to home when I read it and thought about all those patients that are kept alive for as long as possible by artificial means and costs.

What quality of life does the patient have?

Who makes the monies by keeping the patient alive?

Is it not the choice of the patient or the family when there is no more hope for recovery to be able to request that they are put out of their misery?


Her Euthanasia Pleas Ignored, Slum Girl Loses Battle to Cancer: “Blood ...

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A final posting from a cancer patient.

Posted by ewan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012,
The last post
By Derek on May 4, 2011 7:51 AM | 148 Comments | No TrackBacks

Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.

If you knew me at all in real life, you probably heard the news already from another source, but however you found out, ...
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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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