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Epidermolysis Bullosa is a rare genetic skin disorder. One thing to describe its rareness is that a doctor or a nurse can be working a lifetime and never bump into this condition. Because of this, there is a lot unknown about the condition and most Doctors are unfamiliar with the condition. I will try to answer some of the most common questions regarding the condition and perhaps clear up some misconceptions.
It is estimated that about 10,000 Americans, mostly kids, have some form of EB. With modern medical care, some with the worse kinds of EB can live into their thirties. Unfortunately, by this age most will succumb to a particularly aggressive skin cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) that is somehow touched off by EB. Of these 10,000 effected, less than 300 have the same kind as my son Nicky (he has the Hallopeau-Siemens subtype, also called Severe Generalized), making the RDEB form so rare than only one out of every one million babies is born with it.
What are the key statistics about breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2015 are:
About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
About 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 40,290 women will die from breast cancer
After increasing for more than 2 decades, female breast cancer incidence rates began decreasing in 2000, then dropped by about 7% from 2002 to 2003. This large decrease was thought to be due to the decline in use of hormone therapy after menopause that occurred after the results of the Women's Health Initiative were published in 2002. This study linked the use of hormone therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart diseases. In recent years, incidence rates have been stable in white women, but have increased slightly in African American women.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.) Survival rates are discussed in the section “Breast cancer survival rates by stage.”
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio podcast 10-17-15 On Mayo Clinic Radio, breast cancer specialist Dr. Sandhya Pruthi discusses the latest in diagnosis and treatment, including the debate over whether ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an early form of breast cancer. Also on the program, by age 80 more than half of all Americans either have […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on the next program breast cancer specialist Dr. Sandhya Pruthi discusses the latest in diagnosis and treatment, including the debate over whether ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an early form of breast cancer. Also on the program, by age 80 more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or […]
Deb Maskens was diagnosed at the age of 14 with papillary renal cell carcinoma. Now with adult children of her own, she has been living most of her life on one clinical trial or another, working to control the growth of tumors and to maintain her quality of life. She helped to form Kidney Cancer Canada, and the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC), sharing her experience and knowledge with other kidney cancer patients around the world.
In September 2015 she attended the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) meeting in Vienna and filed this report, which Joyce and Robin will be discussing with her.
In addition, she is part of a team at the International Kidney Cancer Coalition which has recently opened an informational website on Immuno-Oncology. Hopes are high for this new angle on controlling cancer, but how much of the hype is yet real?
Listen to the conversation and check out http://www.10forIO.info
Sunday September 27th at 6 pm Pacific Time, join Restita & Robert as they welcome Actor/Producer/Acting coach Michelle Tomlinson. Call in to speak with Michelle (347) 677-0699
As a survivor of Papillary Thyroid Cancer, Michelle Tomlinson uses her life to spread light, have fun, work hard and taste every moment to its fullest.
An accomplished Actor, Tomlinson has received rave reviews in several Feature Films that have hit Festivals, Theatres and DVD Releases. Although she is more known for her work in Indie Horror Feature Films, such as “THE CELLAR DOOR”, “BRAIN DEAD” and “GEORGE’S INTERVENTION,” Tomlinson has also enjoyed juicy roles in Dramatic Indie Feature Films, such as “UNDERCURRENT”, “OFFICER DOWN,” and “ROAD TO THE OPEN.” She has also been in several Short Films and Plays. She currently plays the Series Lead in the Web Series “KUNG FU FEMMES”.
Tomlinson also professionally coaches Actors of every age, ability and experience level to book their auditions and to learn more about the craft of Acting. She has several students who regularly book roles in Television, Feature Films, Commercials and Plays. She quickly and adeptly recognizes the Actor’s essence within minutes of meeting them. Her specialty as an Acting Coach is to swiftly peel away the layers of junk and accentuate the gifts each Actor brings to her or his performance.
“AN INTIMATE LOOK with MICHELLE TOMLINSON” is her most recent Producing endeavor and is a labor of love. Tomlinson is excited to share people’s first hand stories from many walks of life. Her wish is that these true stories resonate and inspire you to take action in your life, in a profound way.
in Self Help
Irisha Johnson, the mother of Rayne Johnson tells her story. Rayne like most 13-year-old teenage girls: loves music, her friends, her two sisters, laughing at funny jokes, and she works hard at her classes at school. However, her normal teenage life was turned upside down about a year ago when she began to experience discomfort in her throat and diagnosed with a rare form of oral cancer called Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma. The tumor was fast growing, aggressive and subjected 13-year old Rayne to 30 rounds of radiation treatment. Irisha shares her experience as she supported and cared for her child during this time. A Mother's Love is endless and Irisha tells all during this podcast.
In the spring of 1998, Meg Wollf was 40 and her life changed forever. Meg explains: I discovered a lump in my right breast, which later was diagnosed as invasive lobular and ductal carcinoma, stage 3B. The news was devastating, as I had already lost my left leg to bone cancer seven years earlier.
Her book Becoming Whole, The Story of My Complete Recovery from Breast Cancer “I’m proud to note that my first book – the story of my journey back to health – has been endorsed by some of the nation’s most influential doctors and includes a foreword by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., the leading expert on the link between diet and health. I hope my story inspires you on your own journey to excellent health. Becoming Whole also includes a directory of recommended readings and helpful professionals, a month’s worth of Healing Menu Plans, a photo album, and many of my favorite healthy recipes. Becoming Whole is available in many New England bookstores, online at places like lulu.com and amazon.com.
http://www.megwolff.com www.melissaboyd.net (Vibrational Intuitve Medium )
On Sunday May 3 at 6pm Eastern Tripawd Talk Radio is excited to welcome Dr. Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, DACVS.
As the talented author of one of our all-time favorite books "Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life" Dr. Boston is a brainy, lovely and witty oncologist who shares her bumpy ride through the human oncology medical system when she diagnosed her own case of thyroid cancer.
Each day Dr. Boston is helping our pets fight cancer as Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida Gainesville. Her area of clinical interest is in surgical oncology and research interests include: osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma, thyroid carcinoma and soft tissue sarcomas in dogs.
On this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio we're thrilled to ask Dr. Boston about her experience as both a cancer patient and clinician, and how it has touched her daily experience working with patients.
Of course we'll also discuss the University's advances in the field of surgical oncology as they relate to limb cancers often encountered by Tripawds members, such as hemangiosarcoma, soft tissues sarcomas and more.
We are celebrating the Ask MomRN Show's 7th Anniversary on Blog Talk Radio all month long!
Today's show has important information about a new treatment for multiple myeloma. We will also be talking about a new documentary about blood cancers.
April is National Care Care Month and we have Care Care Expert, Jody Devere, Founder of AskPatty.com, joining us to share tips for keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape.
As part of our anniversary celebration, we are sharing some of our favorite interviews from the past 7 years. April is also Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to share our interview from April 2012 with singer, musician & actor Peter Tork of The Monkees about his experience with oral cancer and what you need to know about these types of cancers. Peter was diagnosed in 2009 with ACC (adenoid cystic carcinoma) and has been raising awareness and encouraging people to get screened for oral, head & neck cancer ever since.
We also promised to have some fun giveaways this month and today we are giving way a Barbie Bubble-Tastic Mermaid Doll! Tune in to hear how you can enter to win!
Whether you are a brand new parent or have teenagers leaving the nest in a few short years, MomRN has advice, support, and encouragement to help you on your journey through parenthood. Her expertise has helped thousands of parents as they strive to be the best parents they can be. Join MomRN and her expert guests each week for practical advice for raising a happy, healthy family.
Renal Medullary Carcinoma is an extremely rare form of cancer primarily affecting African Americans that carry the sickle cell trait. This form of cancer is often misdiagnosed because so little is know about it. This cancer is extremely aggressive. It attacks seemingly healthy individuals. Listen to one families fight against RMC and become inspired.
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When should you listen and to whom? In 2010, Donna was diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) which is considered a non-invasive, "stage ZERO” breast cancer or "pre-cancer.” Donna refused aggressive “standard of care” treatments and created a blog (DCIS 411.com) Now,she shares her story and helps other women find support, options and resources.
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