At Cancer Horizons we have to admit this article caught us off-guard a bit. We have seen nothing but understanding, compassion, prayers for, support and love for each other with the disease that all have in common, cancer. Beth has a unique perspective as a breast cancer survivor and certainly provides a broad stroke on the things to say and not say among cancer patients, currently fighting or survivors.
Relationships are hard even without a cancer diagnosis involved. They take a tragic turn, however, when one of the partners decides they can’t handle it and walk away leaving the cancer patient to face the world and their cancer battle alone and afraid!
Every September is Childhood Cancer awareness month. Every September I go gold in order to bring awareness to a disease that is critically underfunded and not as rare as most would think. Every September I do this in honor of my daughter who has so bravely fought this monster for over ten years.
Tom Hanks (everyone’s favorite) shows how to care for a cancer patient. Rita Wilson tells their story of a breast cancer diagnosis and the extraordinary provided by Tom every step of the way. Great example for all to follow when you both work hard to love, live and laugh through the toughest of times.
Congratulations to Merck for the success of their Keytruda drug. Sales reflect the hope and success many are having with this immunotherapy medicine. Ever since former President Jimmy Carter announced he was “Cancer Free” at age 91, Keytruda has been referred to as the Presidents cancer drug. GREAT to see progress in the battle against cancer in all its ugly forms.
Congrats to Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO for his commitment to cancer research. His family recently donated $35 Million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Thanks from all of us and nice to see our Prime memberships in action.
A trusted pet is usually a positive influence in the healing process of cancer. This article explores 6 ways having a pet is therapeutic and enhances the healing process regardless of what type of cancer you are battling at the moment. Let’s face it just having a friend that just loves you no matter what is a great start to any day.
A new treatment option based upon the work of researchers who have uncovered the genetic reasons for almost 90% of tumors associated with prostate cancer; 9 out of 10 late stage prostate cancer cases can be traced back to changes in that patients DNA.
The face of cancer drugs has changed dramatically over the years. Nearly all of the top pharmaceutical companies are currently manufacturing oncology specific drugs or have high hopes with cancer-related drugs in their pipeline. Here is a list that is always changing but these are the top-grossing drugs and their manufacture.
Mother of 4 with Stage 4 Breast Cancer – This fighter beat cervical cancer as a young woman, joined the Navy and put herself through nursing school. Miracle birth of a precious daughter now focused completely on making memories with her family for as long as she possibly can.
Buyer beware is the message from the FDA. 14 companies claiming to have products that cure cancer and can’t back up their claims with actual results. We will dig in to see if we can’t get a list of the 14 companies to pass along to our community. If it’s too good to be true it almost always is
If you are a golf fan watched the recent “Master’s” tournament you undoubtedly saw lots of information on IBM’s “Watson” with some amazing AI technology to find and display the best shots. Some fascinating strides have been made with Artificial Intelligence and the diagnosis of cancer-related subjects. Check it out!