Cure Lung Cancer Naturally

A mild chest pain can mean nothing and just leave you feeling annoyed and wishing it would disappear but it can also be very serious or even critical. In more serious cases, a persistent chest pain can mean lung diseases or lung cancer.

Lung disease is a disease when one or maybe even both of your lungs have a difficulty functioning.

Normally if there is an obstruction in the airflow which causes the airways to be blocked this is asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis are likely to occur. In most cases it is the restrictive lung disease that is caused by the reduction of flexibility of the lungs, leaving you feeling rather terrible.

Types of Lung Diseases

a Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

a Emphysema

a Cystic Fibrosis

a Asthma

a Bronchitis

a Bronchiectasis

Lung Cancer Symptoms

a Unexplained weight loss

a Constant bad cough

a Having shortness of breathe for no reason

a Sudden indescribable chest pains

a All smokers are at a risk of lung cancer
a Loss of appetite and interest in food

a Coughing up blood or coughing up phlegm that contains traces of blood

a A pain in your chest when inhaling, coughing, sneezing, etc

Lung Cancer Natural Cures

Diet -

Make wise choices; emphasize more on variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as these will provide you all the possible vitamins and minerals. Avoid fatty foods and red meat and also large doses of vitamin, mineral or any other herbal supplements without consulting your specialist. If at all you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.

Quit smoking -

Quitting smoking even if you have been smoking for years because it helps to reduce the risk of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke is loaded with carcinogens which causes changes in the lung tissue.

Repeated exposure can damage the cells which line the lungs causing them to act abnormally which eventually may develop to cancer. Certain strategies and non-smoking aids like nicotine replacement products, support system and medications can help. Get an idea and talk to your consultant to regarding this.

Secondhand smoke -

Encourage your partner or the person with you live or work to quit smoking. If your efforts go in vain then at least ask him to smoke outside; seek out for more smoke free options.

Avoid carcinogens -

If your work involves exposure to toxic carcinogens and chemicals then take appropriate precautions to protect yourself from them, for example wear a face mask if needed.

Green Tea-

In a research review published in 2009, scientists found "limited to moderate evidence" that the consumption of green tea may reduce risk of lung cancer. Rich in antioxidants, green tea is thought to help prevent lung cancer by fighting off free radicals (chemical byproducts known to damage DNA).

Exercise -

Any form of exercise like cycling, walking, or climbing stares will help to boost your immune system and make you feel better. Continue active and concerned in your life and keep away from stress as far as possible. Take an active role in your treatment and build a strong support system of friends and family, it helps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how do you naturally cure lung cancer?
    curious...

    • ANSWER:
      You can't.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why ain't more people talking about this?
    Believe it or not, a Harvard study released on April 17, 2007 shows that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread!

    Researchers at Harvard tested the chemical THC in both lab and mouse studies. They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, THC actually activates naturally produced receptors to fight off lung cancer. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

    Although a medical substitute of THC, known as Marinol, has been used as an appetite stimulant for cancer patients and other similar treatments, few studies have shown that THC might have anti-tumor activity.

    *HERE IS THE INTERESTING PART* The only clinical trial testing THC as a treatment against cancer growth was a recently completed British pilot study. For three weeks, researchers injected standard doses of THC into mice that had been implanted with human lung cancer cells, and found that tumors were reduced in size and weight by about 50 percent in treated animals compared to a control group. There was also about a 60 percent reduction in cancer lesions on the lungs in these mice as well as a significant reduction in protein markers associated with cancer progression.

    After learning about this study and hearign about that guy in Canada who says he has been curing cancer in humans using hemp oil
    (a concentrated THC extract.)

    Do you think its possible that all this stuff is being ignored becuase of the fact that the global oncology market (anti-cancer drugs) —is growing the fastest among all therapies, is expected to touch billion this year alone?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you should provide links to the studies you describe.

      They are in any event just studies - studies are not proof of anything, they simply suggest possibilities for further research. The second piece of research you describe is at an early stage.

      If by the 'guy in Canada who says he has been curing cancer in humans using hemp oil' you mean the Rick Simpson's Run From The Cure video - well, that's something I've watched more than once.

      What I saw was a number of unsubstantiated testimonials - no way of knowing if these people had ever had the conditions they claimed, and certainly no way of knowing if they'd been 'cured'.

      But I'll accept they had those conditions. And as I've had cancer, the ones who'd had cancer were the ones to whom I paid most attention. And you know what? - they'd had conventional treatment too, but had chosen to credit the hemp oil with the improvement in their condition.

      This often happens with alternative treatments - a patient has chemo and feels crap, because chemo makes you feel crap. After the chemo is over, s/he takes some 'alternative' medicine; soon s/he begins to feel better. Well, that's no surprise, you do begin to feel better when chemo is over. But s/he chooses to give the credit for feeling better, and for subsequent improvements in her/his condition, to the unproven alternative rather than to the conventional treatments, which have been rigourously tested and proven in double-blind clinical trials.

      And that's what's happened here.

      I had surgery, chemo and radiotherapy five years ago for an aggressive, advanced cancer; I am fit and well, with no sign of cancer at my last routine check-up. Chemo and rads aren't perfect, far from it; but we know because they have been tested and proven that they save many lives and prolong many others. The cancer patients in the film are fit and well following conventional treatment too.

      And anything that claims to cure everything from cancer to weight problems to insomnia has to be regarded with suspicion at best.

      The conspiracy you suggest doesn't exist; The basis of the argument that pharmeceutical companies would want to cover up a 'natural' treatment is that naturally occuring substances can't be patented, so there would be no profit in them.

      In fact it's common for synthetic derivatives to be made that are an improvement on the original, and it's also common to get patents on the methods of isolating or administering the substance.

      So even if a pharmeceutical couldn't make money directly from hemp oil, if hemp oil, or marijuana, were effective they could make plenty of money and get plenty kudos from developing a safer, more effective derivative. The chemotherapy drug Taxol is derived from yew.

      But so far hemp oil and marijuana have not been proven effective against cancer, so pharmaceutical companies don't bother with them. They're after profits, after all.

      And cancer is not one disease , it's an umbrella term for over 200 diseases. The difficulty with finding a 'cure for cancer' is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them .They all respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them, so there isn't a magic bullet that cures all cancers and there never will be.

  3. QUESTION:
    so we all agree that cannabis should be legal?
    no matter how much research you do, you will not find any solid reasons for weed being illegal, this is because there are none.

    How can somethings that grows naturally be illegal? it is an amazing plant with so many magical features, medically it does wonders, its the only cure for glaucoma , it cures asthema, insomnia, diabetes, lung cancer, migraines and much more.

    there has never been a reported death from an overdose of weed. and it is estimated to take a small office full of weed to make kill you.

    i genuinely cant think of a bad thing about weed, and think that people only make up bad things about it because it is labeled as a drug so that instantly class all users as drug addicts but in reality a cannabis user is very unlikely to commit crime because when it comes to it they would much prefer to just sit down to a movie and cup of tea.

    this song is an excellent example of how weed is better than alcohol:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwDRBm-qbQI

    if you agree with me that cannabis should be legal, even if you dont smoke it yourself please go on this website and join the lca and together we can get it legalised.
    http://www.lca-uk.org/

    jah bles
    xx

    • ANSWER:
      Cures lung cancer and etc.? You are a prime example of what it does to the brain. So no, not for it being legal.

  4. QUESTION:
    I have pain... and no end in sight.?
    OK, so I've got pains I can't explain... the problem is that I've been to countless doctors and have been unable to get a satisfactory diagnosis.

    The pain seems to be everywhere... when I am seated in certain positions... I feel it in my hips and in my mid back. When I walk or stand for any length of time... the pain is lower now... like my lumbar area... and in my neck... I also have numbness and heat in my hands (like arthritis)... tingling in my chest... numbness, tingling and heat in my legs. I have pains in my chest too... though I think that might just be panic and fear over these pains.... I don't know.

    I've been given pain meds and muscle relaxants which work... but then I run out and I've been unable to find a doctor who is willing to give me an ongoing prescription.

    I've gone to acupuncturists, chiropractors, pain management centers, walk in clinics.... I've spent THOUSANDS, all to no avail.

    I have also invested in a Temper-pedic mattress, weekly massage, a hot tub... and still I am plagued by pain.

    Further, as this is impacting both my mood and my ability to think clearly, I've spiraled into a deep depression where I feel absolutely certain I am going to die... and soon. The fear of this and worry over my family is keeping me up at night... I find myself looking up my symptoms and finding the causes ranging from anything from a weakened immune system to lung cancer to leukemia. So naturally I'm terrified.

    The other thing is that I'm uninsured and insurable (due to my weight... I'm 315lbs, and the fact that I'm self employed)... and because I'm unable to really exercise.... so it's getting worse... not better.

    I had a seated MRI in January... I think some of my problems are only clear when I'm standing since that's when I'm in pain.

    According to the MRI (we didn't do the lumbar), I have I have at least three blown discs... T-10 to T11, T-11 to T-12 and T-12 to L-1.... that plus macular degeneration of the discs is causing inflammation and osteoarthritis symptoms.... I'm only 38... yet apparently I have the spine of a 70 year old.

    I recently paid 00 OOP for facet injections... a mixture of steroids and Novocaine... and I've gotten some minor relief.... but I'm still in alot of pain and it's not getting better. My hands are on fire most of the time.

    To be honest, I'm not convinced the pain I'm in is all in my back.... I feel chest pains and hip pains too... I've been told it's all related... but part of me says fibromyalgia, part of me says it's depression or a midlife crisis... and another part of me thinks it might be cancer, lupus, a heart condition, or even AIDS.... because all sometimes present as inflammation of the joints... and referring pain.

    To make matters worse, I now can't find a doctor to give me something to help the pain anymore... I've been to dozens of clinics.... the prevailing thought is that if it can't be cured with 30 days worth of flexoril and vicoden... I should be made to suffer.

    The last doctor I went to suggested I lose the weight.... as if that hadn't been discussed... or as if I could stand up long enough to exercise meaningfully.

    So guys.... what do I do?
    I am dieting... and I'm taking Alli... a great diet pill... it's working.

    I also do not have any history selling pills or avoiding treatment.

    The pain management clinics in my area are against giving out pain medication for some reason... they all promote alternative remedies... which don't work.

    How do I find a pain management clinic who is willing to prescribe drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay. I'm stunned that with three blown discs and osteoarthritis symptoms, even pain management centers have been unwilling to help you with your pain. I'm also amazed that no one seems to have taken seriously the possibility that in addition to your back problems, you may have fibromyalgia or lupus. Fibromyalgia is a tricky beast to diagnose, but for heaven's sake, lupus can be ruled out with a simple test! I have to be honest with you: this sounds like blatant size discrimination to me, pure and simple.

      I promise you this: no thin person with your list of symptoms would be simply advised to "exercise" without any serious diagnostic work done to find the cause of your multiple pain issues. I also promise you that a thin person with three blown discs, osteoarthritis symptoms, and joint pain would *never* be refused pain relief at a pain management clinic unless he or she had a bad history of resisting treatment or illegally selling the drugs. This simply would not happen.

      Unfortunately, I'm not altogether sure how to advise you. First stop would probably be this list:
      http://www.cat-and-dragon.com/stef/fat/ffp.html

      It is a list of doctors known to be "fat friendly," or at least not "fat bigoted." Unfortunately, you may not live in one of the cities that has any doctors listed. If so, then I think you'll have to find a decent doctor on your own. The same site listed above also has some advice as to what questions to ask in a phone interview, to make sure that the doctor you're about to see is not blatantly discriminatory.

      The second thing I'd recommend is that you see a doctor about your depression issues. I'm NOT saying that you're crazy, or that your pain is "all in your head." I am, however, positive that you're depressed. It's hardly surprising: most people who deal with chronic pain become depressed sooner or later, even the ones who *are* getting decent care, and you are not getting the health care you deserve. Between that, the pain, and your financial situation, it's completely unsurprising that you're feeling very depressed. However, doing something about the depression now will give you the strength and energy that you're going to need to seek out the medical attention that you require. And, as an added bonus, some antidepressants can also help reduce pain. I'd make an appointment to see a psychiatrist or a counselor as soon as possible. I don't know where you live, but most cities have low-cost clinics that will help you for a low fee. If you don't live in a rural area, then you might want to look into that.

      Finally, you may want to tell your story to a national advocacy group. I don't know if they can help you, but it's certainly worth a shot, and if nothing else, it will get your story out there. Because really, it is absolutely outrageous that you have been blown off by pain management, given your medical issues.

      NAAFA's website is below:

      ETA: Adam, that's great that Alli is working for you. Just to make it clear, I didn't mean to imply that you were a drug seeker! Just that I'm totally appalled at the idea of a pain management specialist refusing drugs to someone with your sort of problems except in that one particular instance.

      To find pain management clinics, try Googling the name of your city and state, plus "Pain Management." If you live in a rural area, use the name of the nearest city. Then you can check the websites of all the clinics that come up and see if you can deduce what their drug policy is from their sites. If not, or if they don't have websites, then try calling them and asking about their approach to pain management.

      You might also look for an online support forum for people with chronic pain. It's possible that someone there might be able to steer you to a better clinic or doctor in your area.

      Finally, if nothing else works, take pamzstew's advice for now and go to the ER. They will have to help you, and maybe you'll have more luck getting to a doc who will take you seriously through them.

      Good luck. I really hope you can find a solution soon. You sound like you're really suffering, and it's not fair.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone have such a negative view of...?
    Cannabis?(weed) just because it is illegal, doesn't necessarily mean it is completely bad.

    Marijuana kills brain cells.
    It doesn't. marijuana kills brain cells is based on research done during the second Reefer Madness Movement. A study attempted to show that marijuana smoking damaged brain structures in monkeys. However, the study was poorly performed and it was severely criticized by a medical review board. Studies done after wards failed to show any brain damage, in fact a very recent study on Rhesus monkeys used technology so sensitive that scientists could actually see the effect of learning on brain cells, and it found no damage.

    Nothing good comes from marijuana.
    Wrong. Its been proven to kill cancer cells. http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=748
    (data is 7 years old) Also, not sure if it is true, but I have heard that marijuana was given to anorexics to induce eating habits. (since weed gives you the "munchies")

    Marijuana kills you.
    No it doesn't. There has never been one reported death FROM marijuana.

    Marijuana damages you.
    Yes, but only in excessive use. Such as 5 or 6 blunts a day, which is rarely done and prolonged smoking results in minimal lung damage.

    I believe the government made it illegal for one reason (in my theory) Money. See, since weed can be naturally grown like any other plant, it would be easy for cancer patients to get their hands on a natural remedy and cure their cancer, but because of this, the income made at local pharmaceutic retail stores would plummet, thus creating a drop in money: something the FDA doesn't want.

    So you see it is not really that bad, so why do people have such a negative perspective on it?

    • ANSWER:
      the goverment employs scare tactics to brainwash into thinking mary jane is the cancer to society and is the reason why we have a drug problem! tell me if it was ,legal would you choose to use something that wasn't i am afraid not! you make great points and yes pot isn't for everyone and neither is alcohol,but it remains legal and takes lives everyday,so enjoy your blunt or bong rip and don't let there negative ignorant onesided view bring you down SMOKE ON!!


Cure Of Cancer

More than a few people today have been wondering about the role of HCG drops and cancer. Is HCG possibly a cure?

Despite some of the claims that have been made about HCG (most of which have been tongue-in-cheek statements from critics and detractors), the answer is emphatically no. However, it is quite possible that HCG can play a significant role in the diagnosis of cancer.

The Natural Role of HCG

The "Human Chorionic Gonadotropin" (HCG) hormone is produced during pregnancy by the fetus. It has a number of functions, all of which are involved in the safety of the fetus during the gestation period. HCG plays a role by regulating the fetus' metabolic processes as well as those of the mother. More significantly, however, HCG appears to guard the health of the fetus in two ways:

  1. Should the mother suffer from malnutrition during the course of the pregnancy, HCG prevents her body from stealing nutrients from the fetus.
  2. HCG acts as a natural immuno-suppressant, preventing the mother's immune system from attacking and rejecting the fetus as a "foreign body" (as would happen to transplant patients without anti-rejection drugs).

This second characteristic is significant when it comes to cancer diagnosis.

About Cancer and HCG

The "crab sickness" (as it was known for centuries) is a paradox. On one hand, left untreated, cancer invariably kills its host. On the other hand, it represents a perverse kind of immortality. A cancerous tumor is simply a collection of cells that refuse to die in the normal way (which is apoptosis, or "cell-death"). In short, cancer does not kill directly. It literally strangles the life out of vital organs that it attacks.

What makes cancer so difficult to treat is the fact that unlike most diseases, it is not caused by a "foreign" pathogen such as a bacteria or virus. It is simply the body's own cells that have gone haywire. Therefore, the immune system does not "see" them.

Many types of cancers are also notoriously difficult to detect until they have reached Stage 3 or 4, at which point they are incurable.

However, medical researchers have noted that cancer cells secrete small amounts of HCG. Given its role as an immuno-suppressant during pregnancy, it is possible that the hormone will actually serve the same function for cancer cells. This would help to explain why immuno-therapy for cancer is largely ineffective. More importantly, it serves as a marker, identifying cancer when it is present.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you cure cancer, what can you do?
    I know there isn't a cure for it yet, but are there certain foods that help decrease the chance of developing the deadly disease?

    What are the chance of survival if you are diagnosed with cancer?

    What are the early symptoms of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many types of cancer and many that do have cures for them... best thing is to live well drink lots of water don't smoke and stay proactive in your own health. I have non Hodgkin's lymphoma and 7 years after my diagnosis they found a cure for it... anything is possible

  2. QUESTION:
    why do people donate money to cure cancer?
    My aunt died on February 21st of this year from cancer. Millions of people donate to cancer and have been for years and years. Why havent they found a cure yet. My aunt was the least deserving of anyone to die. Why do we keep donating money if theyre slacking and cant find a for sure cure for cancer? Kemotherapy and radiation obviously doesn't work or she'd be here right now.

    • ANSWER:
      They aren't slacking. It's that curing cancer is tough and very very difficult. Do you think that they'd do a better job at creating cures if they didn't have any money at all?

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to use purified water or salt acids to cure cancer?
    As I heard, purified water can make body cells pop when injected to the body. Salt acids has an opposite effect which is to make body cells dehydrate and shrink when injected.
    So my question is, can we use these effects of salt acids and purified water on cells against cancerous cells? Or even cure cancer with it?

    • ANSWER:
      No, purified water can not be used in a way to cure cancer similar to chemotherapy, because it can not be implemented into the human body with similar precision.

      Yes, injecting such materials into the body will kill cells, and when injected at exactly the right spot it will kill some cancer cells, but unlike chemotherapy, it's not possible to monitor the areas targeted very well, which would mean healthy internal organs could take heavy damage aswell.

      So although both fluids can be used to wreak havoc upon ones' body cells, to cure cancer there are a lot of better solutions.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is immunotherapy the way to cure cancer?
    Wake Forest researchers since 1999 have breed a group of mice called SR/CR that are totally resistant to all cancers tested so far in them. In turn, the white blood cells of these mice were able to cure cancer in other mice simply by infusion of these cells into the mice with cancer. This is called innate immunity.
    Now, researchers at Wake forest, Dr Cui have discovered cancer immune humans. This fall they want to transfer the white blood cells of these cancer immune humans into cancer patients to see if their cancers can be cured (just like in the mice). If this works it will be a major breakthrough and a very simply way to cure cancer. Will it work?

    • ANSWER:
      The tumor could be benign or malignant. A benign tumor does not spread to other parts of the body, while the malignant tumor would easily metastasize to other places. Conventional cancer treatment of surgery removes the tumor from the organ where it had formed. Then radiation is done to cleanse the organ of any remaining cancer cells. If necessary, these are followed up with hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, or both. In certain cases, immunotherapy is also chosen.

  5. QUESTION:
    Ganoderma Lucidum is used to cure many kinds of cancer, true or false?
    Ganoderma lucidum is reishi mushroom from japan. This mushroom extract is used to cure cancer or kill the tumour cells. The price for 1 bottle is about 0. I am not sure if this medicine is effective or should I rather taking multi-vitamin instead?

    • ANSWER:
      No scientific documented evidence exists that any human being has ever been 'cured' from cancer using reishi mushroom . . so it is not effective although there may be some benefit . . but so far no one is certain what that will be . . save your money. Unfortunately multi-vitamins won't work either . . cancer cells are your own cells made from your DNA . . the use of multi-viatmins can make not only your body strong but your own DNA cancerous cells strong too. Anything you feed your body that is good for you could very well make the cancer stronger also. Make sure that anything you plan to use for cancer you check with your doctor so that you are not making the situation worse.

      The answer is false, gandoderma lucidum is not used to cure many kinds of cancer, but even though research is inconclusive it continues in hopes of finding some benefit for prostate or breast cancers.

      Check with PubMed for research articles:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/

  6. QUESTION:
    How to cure secondary level bone cancer for a 68 years old patient?
    My mom suffers from Secondary level bone cancer. She was having pain in the beginning say for about 2 months. We left it as it is bcoz of her age factor generally pain comes. But now on investigation we found it is cancer. We are not able to find out the primary level. Any medicines that can cure cancer? Now if she gets pain we give proxyvan and omez. She also consumes Amilodipin for BP. She has been given Radiation for only 7 days and doctors informed that is the final treatment that they can offer. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Has she had a PET scan to try and find the primary cancer? If she has bone cancer that has spread from an unknown primary cancer then this is not a good situation. She has been given the radiation for palliative pain control in her bones and not as a curative treatment. Make sure her pain is treated properly as it will probably increase over time. Perhaps it is time to contact hospice or make other preparations to take care of your mother.

      Here is a good webpage about cancer of unknown primary so that you can better ask questions about treatment options of your mother's Drs. Make sure you have realistic expectations because there is no reason to make her sick from chemotherapy if the treatment will not produce remission or extend life span. good luck

      http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1463.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    How is Stanford University using the PlayStation 3 System to help cure cancer?
    I had read PlayStation Magazine and in one of the articles, it said that they were using Folding@Home to help cure cancer. It's so amazing to find out that the PS3 is helping lives and the X-Box 360 is ruining lives!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Sony announced on Thursday that owners of any Internet-connected PS3 will be able to participate in a wide-ranging, distributed, scientific experiment led by Stanford University's Folding@home program, which is seeking to better understand a process called protein folding and its relationship to several serious diseases.
      According to a release from Sony, the Stanford program is focusing on how two-dimensional protein strands in the human body fold into the three-dimensional molecules that determine their biological functions, and why incorrect folding can lead to debilitating diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
      But studying the folding process is an extremely complex task requiring vast amounts of computing power, Sony said in its release. Hence the PS3/Folding@home initiative. PS3 participants will be able to lend their console's massive processing power to the effort, much as PC users are able to assist in the SETI@Home project, which is seeking to identify extraterrestrial life.
      PS3 users are expected to be able to start lending their machines to the project on March 23, accessing Folding@home via the PS3's XrossMediaBar, the console's interactive menu system. Once participating machines are connected to the project and idle, Folding@home will tap the devices' unused processing power. Users will be able to watch the scientific simulations in real time, Sony said, as well as interact with the research by manipulating protein strands.

      Using your internet power, not your games lol

  8. QUESTION:
    Has the cancer industry given up on truly finding a cure?
    If one reads the fine print when donating to "Race For The Cure" promotions, it appears most $$ go to funding "prevention & awareness" and "care services" efforts rather than research and actually curing cancer once it is diagnosed. So, has the industry given up on truly finding a cure? The actual amount of "cures" we've seen (minimal) might suggest so.

    • ANSWER:
      No, there is a lot of dedicated hard work going on to find cures; prevention, awareness and care services are vital too.

      The problem with finding a cure is that cancer is not a single disease, it's an umbrella term for over 200 different diseases. The difficulty with finding a cure is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them They all respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them, so there isn't a magic bullet that cures all cancers and there never will be.

      But quite a few cancers CAN already be cured: seven out of ten children are cured of cancer; testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx (voice box) are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough - three quarters (75%) of breast cancers found at stage one for example.

      Suggestions that there’s an existing cure that’s being kept hidden are nonsense. The cancer cure conspiracy theory is a sort of game played by people who've never had or been close to cancer.

      If ther were a 'secret cure'...

      In order to prove that any secret, hidden cure worked, or for anyone to know they were ‘getting close’ to a cure, several hundred people would have to have been cured by it (otherwise how would its discoverers know it worked?). Every single one of these people would have to be keeping quiet about it– not a word to the media from any of them, or any of their delighted relatives and friends.

      Any drug company discovering a cure would make far more money than they can have dreamed of making up till now – fame and fortune beyond their wildest dreams..

      Doctors, scientists, researchers etc would be watching their relatives die and dying themselves (they and their families develop cancer at the same rate as the rest of the population) rather than revealing any existing secret cure

      Most unlikely of all, if there were a secret cure, every medical professional in the whole world would have agreed to keep existence of a cure secret. Every single one. One blabbermouth, one disgruntled researcher or sacked nurse and the whole conspiracy’s blown. Newspapers and other media wouldn't have got a sniff of it. Likely? -and is it likely that these people, who went into medicine to help people, would be conspiring to kill them? If they wanted to make a fortune, medicine was a very poor choice of career.

      No secret cure then, and no letup in the search for cures and more effective treatments. Next time you're asked to donate, put your hand in your pocket.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard anything about a weevil that people eat alive that is known to help cure cancer?
    I have heard they do it in Peru. They eat these small weevils and it has been known to cure cases of cancer and a couple other things. They eat them alive and when they get to the stomach they die and release some different things that help cure the cancer or diseases... Has anyone ever heard of this? This is pretty much all I know and I can't find anything online about it. If you have any info or have heard anything like this let me know.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello...
      A friend of mine died recently, Neil was in his late sixties and was an identical twin. His twin brother, David was extremely concerned that the same fate awaited him but need not have worried as lifestyle factors are the main cause cancer, not genetics. Neil's cancer started in the prostate then shifted to his lungs, he was a smoker most of his life but gave up 15 years ago.

      Neil's sister said he should have done something about it when he was first diagnosed and not just relied on our mainstream treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy to cure him. She was right as those treatments today only shrink cancer and there is nothing in those 3 treatments that will stop it spreading or returning. People today are faced with so many distorted facts about cancer and too many just accept what's on offer.

      So where do we find the information to be able to cure ourselves of the disease? No sense asking doctors as they don't know as they only know the treatments they've been taught and no other ways. It's a sad fact that the treatments used by our modern medical system these days are in place because they generate profits, not because they cure.

      There are much better ways to deal with cancer and that is to search for the reasons why the cancer arrived in the first place and remove those reasons. That will allow the body to heal and will safely remove the cancer and also stop it from returning or spreading. The causes of cancer are all well known, it's only man and animals he controls that get cancer. Animals in the wild don't get cancer, nor do people living in primitive societies. Look at our diet; it has changed vastly now days with most of our food having been processed. People in western societies where cancer is a huge problem have been described as over fed and under nourished. Unfortunately the people who have control over the cancer industry are taking advantage of us because of our ignorance.

      There is a simple solution to overcoming cancer and that is to change your diet and eat plenty of freshly grown food and most of them have cancer fighting properties. Also get a little exercise which is very important and walking is an excellent way to exercise. Remove the chemicals we surround ourselves with, many of them are in personal care products and these toxic chemicals find their way into our bloodstream as they are absorbed through the skin.

      By using common sense and making changes to the way you live you can become a survivor. Even though we may find it difficult to make these necessary changes, there are no other ways. There has never been and never will be a magic bullet to cure cancer. What they are looking for doesn't exist. Remember, your body can cure itself when given the right conditions
      Thanx...

  10. QUESTION:
    What company should i donate to help cure cancer?
    I just recently walk into a huge amount of money (nothing illegal haha) but anyways i want to donate to one of the largest companys trying to cure cancer. can you guys give me the names of some? Thanks god bless

    • ANSWER:
      Look into the national cancer foundation of your country. For the US it is www.cancer.org. If you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may want to look at donating to a foundation specifically for that particular type of cancer. A great example is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.leukemia-lymphoma.org. Finally, it may be worthwhile to spread some of it around to maybe a place for advocacy for young adults like www.imtooyoungforthis.org, a camp for patients, survivors, siblings etc such as Camp Mak-A-Dream www.campdream.org, a wish foundation such as the Children's Wish Foundation www.childrenswish.org, or various other options.

      I definitely commend you for wanting to donate to help cure and treat cancer. The best way to choose, especially if you are planning on donating a substancial sum of money, is to do your research and become passionate about the charity/research facility you are donating to. It will mean more to you if it is important to you.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can the medicine of the company Mederex cure cancer?
    Can the medicine of the company Mederex cure cancer? Mederex makes antibodies to cure cancer. I heard that this medicine is very promising to cure cancer. Is that true?
    I watched the News and I saw they reported the center who cloned the sheep are developing the medince to cure cancer or skin cancer. Are you referring to this?

    • ANSWER:
      I answered this question few days ago. here is the copy and paste of my answer:

      Such drug is named as "Ipilimumab" known as "MDX-010" which is intended to activate the immune system.

      It is said that such drug sustains an active immune response in its attack on cancer cells. So it indeed sounds to have a promising role in cancer. Whether it is effective or not for cancer is yet to be proven. For the meantime, there are two advanced clinical trials on that matter.Clinical trials are currently on going for its use as the treatment of melanoma.

      So, hang on in there until we will hear the results of the trials.....

      ( PS. I haven't watched such news but if the drug is under the Mederex company, then I suppose that is the one. The drug is newly released so it is still a "hot" media topic.)

  12. QUESTION:
    If the cure for cancer is expensive, should we ban it?
    Current cancer treatment averages hundreds of thousands of dollars per individual. And it appears that a cure would in the form of a treatment "tailored to the individual's genetic makeup." So, in effect, curing a single cancer patient could be very expensive.

    But if we continue to cure cancer patients, then the cancer rate in society will go up, because when cancer survivors procreate with non-cancer individuals, the offspring produced are genetically predisposed to getting cancer. So, at some point in time, almost everyone in society could develop cancer at some point in their life. And having to cure everyone would be impractical because of the huge financial impact it would have on society.

    So if this was how cancer is cured, then should we ban it?

    • ANSWER:
      To me this sounds like another parlour game played by people who've never had or been close to cancer - similar to the 'Is there a conspiracy to hide a cure?' game.

      You have some very strange and uninformed notions about cancer and genetics.

  13. QUESTION:
    Anyone knows the website of vegetable Nikken pill to treat or cure cancer?
    Anyone knows the website of vegetable Nikken pill to treat or cure cancer? A few weeks ago, some guy posted the website of this Nikken pill, but he took it off later. So anyone remembers or knows this website?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, Mm, will send it to you but let me know in which country do you live so i send you the right website ... +for all the cases i leave you my mail : joselyn.jivana@mail.com

      Regards

      Joselyn

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of Brazil using snake venom to cure cancer?
    Has anyone heard of Brazil using SNAKE VENOM to cure cancer? Has anyone heard how it supposedly "works"?
    Does anyone know who in Brazil to obtain it from, or anywhere else for that matter?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is extracted from the venom of the Southern Copperhead, a poisonous snake. However most cancer treatment centers do not use it, it is still at an experimental level.

      To see the scientific explanation, see link.

  15. QUESTION:
    Will medical researchers really try to cure cancer, when so many make a good living on government grants?
    Also; many of their friends in medicine could lose income if there is a cure.
    Could these researchers be persuaded or bribed to stay away from a cure?
    I've noticed that most of the progress comes in early detection. Is this not suspicious?
    I don't like to insult anyone, but I also don't want to be naive.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. So it is not all that surprising that we don't have a single cure for all cancers.

      That being said, many cancers are cured on a daily basis. Most of them through surgery, but some of them are treated with additional radio-/chemotherapy. And some cancers are cured by chemotherapy alone.

      And there are lots of reasons why politicians, and researchers really want to find a cure. Here are some of them:
      1) Owners/employees (And their love ones) of pharmaceutical companies suffer from cancer too.
      2) Researchers wouldn't be able to keep their mouth shut if they found a miraculous cure or even a major breakthrough.
      3) Progress in cancer treatment is happening even though not as fast as we all would like to. Some cancers are even easily cured.
      4) Pharmaceutical companies wouldn't lose money for finding a cure - They would increase their income considerably.
      5) Also members of governments (and their love ones) sometimes get cancer

      And the progress in survival is not only a result of early detection, but that is important too. You might like to take a look at how progression has been made in the treatment of childhood cancers: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/childhoodcancer/survival/ Children are not part in screening programmes, so what you see is not just a consequence of earlier detection.

  16. QUESTION:
    How much would it cost to cure cancer?
    I just heard that the Iraq war is costing America more than trillion. All of this because of 3,000 deaths on 9/11 and a few incidents around the world since while there are 650,000 heart disease deaths annually, 550,000 cancer deaths and the list goes on. My question is can anybody put a pencil to the people who would benefit and lives saved from trillion invested in medical research?

    • ANSWER:
      Money doesn't buy cures. It buys the status quo.

      I cured my own Stage 4 cancer nine years ago for about ten dollars, or about in today's world. I used hot peppers, freshly grated garlic and fish oil.

      About a year or so ago UCLA researchers demonstrated they could shrink tumors 80% with hot peppers. If this had been done with an FDA-approved drug, it would have become required treatment for all.

      But hot peppers don't have a constituency.

      Today, large sums of money are an enemy of bringing a cure to cancer patients. If you're making huge monthly payments on a million dollar radiation machine, you just won't have a lot of interest in hot peppers.

      If it sounds like I'm being overly dramatic, please remember UCLA's results with peppers and the lack of a huge storm sweeping the nation in response.

      Be well.

      Kelley

  17. QUESTION:
    Naturopathy can cure cancer,aids & other serious desease but why authorities do not care?
    I am a naturopathy doctor of Energy Healing (Japan) & Nepalese Himalayan herbs & can cure aids,cancer,daebets but I am getting very ill resonse. All alopathy, Ayurveda & homopathy literature clame these deseases as uncurable but people still taking treatmant from them why?

    • ANSWER:
      Because no one in the naturopathic world takes the time to document evidence and present it to the world to support their claim. Please provide your documented studies that show how many patients with these diseases survived . . and how many died and from what cause. At least so called 'alopathy (made up word by naturopathics) documents what happens to their patients through verifiable studies . . and even though it is unpopular . . they tell it like it is . . that patients die from these diseases and that there isn't a 'cure'.

  18. QUESTION:
    If you can slow down the movement of Mitosis in a cancer patient, will that cure cancer?
    if we could slow down how many times mitosis occur in a Cancer patient body it will cure the cancer , there must be a way to slow it down and back to its regular speed with out slowing it down too much or increasing its . is this a aim for scientist to cure cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Then you would just have a slow growing tumor. You would have to stop the uncontrolled dividing of cells, which for now, is done by chemo and radiation. Or you could cut it out.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is the cure for cancer in the immune system?
    Cancer has robbed me and so many others of people we love. It is the one disease I fear. Is the key to curing cancer alerting the immune system to these abnormal cells? I know that cancer is apart of the body; not perceived as foreign and that's why they can co-exist with normal cells. Could we specifically target them so that they are recognized as foreign? Is there a property of these cells that only they contain that could be exploited?

    • ANSWER:
      They are still working on immunology. I took immunology therapy and it worked as advertised, postponed recurrence by 13 months. Hopefully, they will find something, but no big breakthroughs in the near future.

  20. QUESTION:
    Do oncologists really want to cure cancer?
    Because if there no cancer patients, there is no job.
    So, do oncologists even have an incentive to pursue the cure of cancer?
    Even if their job is to put it in remission, they still want people to have cancer in order to make a living.

    • ANSWER:
      I was proud to be a Libertarian until I read your question. Doctors, especially oncologists, could make a lot more money in other fields, and have better working conditions and hours on top of that.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some ways people have tried to cure cancer?
    Just a list of a few theories that people have come up with to cure the disease, but failed. its for an essay, thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    what research is being done to cure cancer?
    just give me a list of research being done to cure cancer, and list your sources. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are hundreds of research programs going on. The best place to find them is on cancer.gov, the National Cancer Institute's website. It lists all current trials going on for which types of cancer, describes what the trial is, and what participants are needed. For example, I recently participated in a trial for stage 3 colon cancer patients to try a drug used to keep stage 4 cancer from spreading even further to see if it could keep the cancer from becoming stage 4 in the first place. It didn't, so after a three year evaluation of the data they had to stop the trial.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can space exploration help cure cancer?
    I'm working on an affirmative case in my debate class and I was wondering if anyone knew any links to pages that can help with my question. I've looked through a lot of pages and couldn't find any pages stating how cancer has helped "treat" cancer or anything related. Please help

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    What was the name of the pill that Dr. Oz said would cure cancer on last Tuesday's (May 11) show?
    On Tuesday May 11 Dr. Oz had a program on CBS about a pill that is suppose to cure cancer. What is the name of the pill?

    • ANSWER:
      While gleevec has been astonishing in the treatment of some patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia or Gastrointestinal stromal tumor . . it is not always effective on all patients . . and other types of cancers (there are over 200 different types) have had no response to gleevec at all. However, gleevec has stirred interest in developing 'targeted therapy' drugs . . now there are about 40 similar drugs . . gleevec was the first . . there has been some success (documented scientific evidence of efficiacy) with some of the new drugs agains some types of cancers (Sunitinib, Sorafenib, Herceptin, etc)

      NCI: Targeted therapy drugs
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/targeted

  25. QUESTION:
    Do you believe that the Cure for Cancer (most kinds) has already been discovered?
    Do you believe that the Cure for Cancer (most kinds if not all) has already been discovered but it hasn't been announced yet because the Pharmaceutical Industry makes billions of dollars selling other needed drugs for curing cancer? I heard this from a student of mine this morning. He truly believes this is so. Will many still die for some to make their millions? What do you think? Is it possible?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe a cure is close but due to the reduction in stem cell research it is far off. There are many diseases that make pharmaceutical companies money. Being know and linked to a cure would be more profitable in the long run because it will escalate a companies reputation. Believing that is too hard because that would make our world a worse place to live.

  26. QUESTION:
    If there is a cure for Cancer, would anyone tell the public?
    Since the amount of Money involved in cancer treatment is so immense, Someone would lose tons of money if, lets say, a simple leaf in South Africa, could cure cancer!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think the would tell us. Just like you said there is more money in the disease than the cure. I think there is a cure for cancer out there and AIDS too.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do you think natural medicine can cure cancer?
    A couple people I know just left for Mexico to do some kind of natural healing thing and both of them tried natural healing the first time they got cancer, and it helped a little, but now, at least for one (i don't know about the other one) It's even worse for her and she's terminal as far as medicine is concerned. Do you think there is a possibility that she and the other lad could survive it? Please pray for them both. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I believe it can, but it depends on the person and the cancer. Cancer treatments Centers of America use both natural and allopathic means to cure cancers. I know a naturopath who works with MDs and has GREAT success treating nealy 100% terminal cancers. We used to smuggle some of the Mexican cancer treatment to my cousin in Canada and it healed him. Each case is different, and the best option is to treat with respect to the individual cancer and patient and not limit choices for treatment.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why do people want to cure cancer?
    If we cure cancer then overpopulation will be even more of a problem.

    • ANSWER:
      What you're talking about isn't evil or wrong, it's reality. Many are simply too afraid to want to understand that. Cancer is a horrible disease, true. But we've only just begun if we find a way to cure it.

      This is for the same reason the gazelle runs from the lion, or the fly struggles in the spiders web. The difference is that these things have lived for millions of years, living just fine as they have been. Only we attempt to deny the inevitable, and as such-we are making the inevitable worse.

      But humans as a whole I am afraid to not understand that fixing one problem will only cause more to take it's place. Once cured, massive unemployment in the medical industry, and colossal burdens on social security (with more people surviving into old age) will destroy what is already on shaky grounds.

      Population will skyrocket, and only harsh authoritarian measures will have a chance at curbing it. Wars will become far more horrible, as one nation doesn't enforce the rules will attempt to take advantage of those that do, making genocide the rule instead of the exception. Those countries that are not able to successfully enforce it, and cannot take land and resources from those that can, will soon find itself killing it's own people any way it can.

      Diseases will only get stronger. What is not often talked about is how the diseases we have today are like Rambo to a scrawny fifth grader in comparison to the diseases that existed only 150 years ago. Though more people died back then, the illnesses were not as strong defensively, they didn't really have to adapt.

      As horrible as cancer and AIDS are, we've only seen the surface of what mother nature is capable of concocting and the atrocities born out of necessity humans are capable of.

      --------------

      Galacto-

      I think you've fallen a bit into idealism. There will never be such an enlightened nation or people-we've tried since we first began to form into villages.

      As well, the quality of life has improved in the last 500 years...but not for the entire planet. We often believe this by looking at our own nations. I for instance, live in the United States. I live a rather secure life, but I do not-having studied history-believe that the world is any more fair or enlightened than it was 500 years ago. 500 years ago, Africa had kingdoms that offered their people a quality of life unheard of today in most of Africa. What happened? When Europe was living in the dark ages, why was the Muslim world far more advanced? What happened? When this was reversed after the Renaissance, what happened?

      Power.

      Those in power naturally find their nations in a better quality of life. As the United States is in the process of losing it's position, the quality of life is rapidly declining. Nothing lasts forever.

  29. QUESTION:
    Which US President long ago put in place to have tax money to find the cure to cancer?
    I am thinking it was more than 20-30 years ago. I would like to see an article with all the info, how much has accumulated so far to the effort of curing cancer.

    Thank you for all your help.

    • ANSWER:
      It was Nixon.
      Look up the National Cancer Act of 1971.

  30. QUESTION:
    One of my friends believes that eating an EXTREMELY healthy diet will cure cancer. Can it?
    Her mother had breast cancer and apparently when no cancer treatments were working, she started eating all veggies and organic foods, all healthy foods, and this 'cured' her cancer

    • ANSWER:
      I am a breast cancer survivor & none of the above was a cure for breast cancer It was treatment only by an oncologist.

  31. QUESTION:
    What job is the best for wanting to cure cancer?
    My two year old son was diagnosed with cancer and passed away at two years old. I have went back to school and will graduate with a BA in psychology in a year.

    Does anyone have advice on what the heck would be the best route as far as what job to take. I am willing to get a masters or maybe a master in public health. The thing is I thought about child life specialist but the potential income growth is not all that much.
    Its not the money im worried about but I am going to start my own childhood cancer foundation which I will need to make decent money in order to fund all the start up fees and that stuff.
    So I need a job with a modest income, in which I will help children with cancer. It could be as a researcher the problem with that most of the research involves biology, in which I have no training. I thought about research assistant, associate, ect but im looking for maybe a differ view or input. If I am going to grad school I have to start applying soon so Im hoping for info

    • ANSWER:
      first you should get the degree, then get a job with a charitable organisation, eg. Cancer Council or something. Their scientists are paid modestly for looking for cures and stuff.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can turmeric really kill or even cure cancer?
    They say turmeric can help prevent or cure cancer, is this true? Ps, what kind of cancer cells does it kill
    Ex: brain, esophagus, breast etc.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    If we poured massive amounts of resources into it, could we cure cancer within a year?
    If we basically decided to scrap pretty much every luxury for the time being and divert all that extra energy and resources into curing cancer, could it be done? In other words, I am asking if extremely difficult things can be achieved through extreme concentration of resources and sacrifice?

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      Do you know how many billions of dollars already go into cancer research? There have been a lot of strides made, with prevention and treatment rather than cure, because cancer is not an outside disease or infection. It's what naturally happens to our own cells.

      They already spend billions on HIV, but curing that looks to be more likely than curing cancer.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can we cure cancer by making it a cash prize?
    Everyone (and all nations) has been touched by cancer in some way. If all goverments add money to a prize-pool and then make that prize available to the first person/team to cure cancer completely, would that work? This could work just like the Ansari space prize. However - the catch - the cure MUST be made available free for all who would need it (and in the public domain). No patents and such! Truly free. Man gets motivated by a prize, competes for it - in a race! The prize could be yours, maybe even in the billions of dollars! Do you think that will inspire/motivate people to get involved? Would that work?
    We need to do SOMETHING to get it moving along quicker...
    I dream of a world free of cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer is really 180+ diseases under the same name. Different types of cancer that affect different organs can and do have a different Mode Of Action (MOA) in many cases. As with many diseases a complete and total cure is not at hand.

      1000's of scientists have wrote research papers, 1000's of experiments done, and great progress has been made. You are likely to be living 5 years from now if you are told "you have cancer". Thirty years ago most told the same thing died within 5 years.

      As one scientist said sometime ago: "you will not be walking down the street some day and read a headline that says --scientists find cure for cancer--". Rather we will chip away at it slow but sure". It is impossible to cure 180 diseases all at once.

      Other issues such as early detection will be just as important as cures for this disease. The problem with cancer is that most of the time when symptoms appear for the first time it has already spread. This is why it is important to educate the public to be on the look out for early signs especially if someone has a family history of cancer.

      If you recieved severe sunburn before age 18, have a dermatologist check your skin once a year. Women over 50 should have yearly mamograms. If you don't smoke, don't start. If you do smoke, try to quit.

      Many of the treatments today, although not an outright cure, can make this disease manageable. I hope that in the near future better public education, early detection, and therapies that offer management of cancer will help in the fight.

      Maybe I can summerize by saying that a complete and total cure is not a "one-shot" deal. Attacking cancer from several different angles sems the best idea at least for now. As for the long term future -- we can always hope.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can nuclear waste help cure cancer?
    I've read that radiation can cause cancer but i also read that some sort of source in the nuclear waste can help cure cancer as well such as bone cancer and thyroid canceror something. But i would like to know if this is true or not.

    • ANSWER:
      I can answer the thyroid cancer part. I-131 is used to treat thyroid cancer (some other isotopes like I-123 are sometimes used for diagnostic scans), but it can also cause thyroid cancer. People with thyroids exposed to I-131 might develop thyroid cancer (kids have a greater chance since their thyroids are rapidly growing/ still developing) since the radiation goes directly to the thyroid gland. I-131 is given to a post-thyroidectomy thyroid cancer patient to "kill off" the residual thyroid tissue the surgeon could not get (don't want to cut the vocal cords' nerves). So, nuclear waste can treat some cancer, yet cause others.

  36. QUESTION:
    We often hear: "Doctors know how to cure cancer. They are just wanting to continue making money. ?
    Now, think about this. I personally know a doctor's daughter died of breast cancer. A know another man who is the son of a doctor, and his father, the doctor, died with cancer. Think about all of the doctors and nurses and their family members who die with cancer. Don't you think they would have cured their own family members and associates if they knew how to cure this terrible disease?

    • ANSWER:
      This is only one of many rational answers why this is not true. As a cancer doctor, I spend way too much time on this board defending researchers and physicians working on cancer, and frankly am amazed at all the conspiracy theorists out there. I shouldn't waste my minimal typing skills trying to persuade folks who believe such. But I can't help it...
      Thanks for helping out.

      Blessings

  37. QUESTION:
    How does riding a bike cure cancer?
    Seems like a rather indirect method of curing cancer...how does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      it just does. try it sometime

      answer mine?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=An7Wx69rxTWjnAuJngnU0Pzsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090801133043AAx70sb

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the limitations of using Radiotherapy to cure Cancer?
    **** i am doing a school assignment, and need this information asap! :) ***

    • ANSWER:
      The main limitation Phoebe is that RT only works where you aim it - on small areas,
      and there are limits as to how much each type of human body tissues can stand in a lifetime.
      Chemotherapy is a general term for over 100 different drugs which can kill cancer cells anywhere the bloodstream goes - which is almost the entire body. In single word terms, Radiation is "local therapy" while chemotherapy is "systemic therapy." When chemotherapy drugs work, we do not have a total body limit on the number of times we can use it (except for a very few drugs).

  39. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone want to "cure cancer" and all these other diseases?
    I mean think about it if we cured cancer in lets say 1950, there would be millions if not billions more people living on this planet. We can barely support the amount of people we have as it is. I know we all have had a family member die from cancer, but don't get offended by this question. Just wondering if a cure would put everyones lives at risk.
    wow your all idiots except Tolshakk...

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think this is a stupid question, I have often pondered it myself. Cancer is a mutation of our genetic code usually due to an external factor, it is almost like an inhouse population control. Essentially if you live long enough (i.e. other things don't get you) you will likely get cancer of some form and without medical treatment it would likely kill you. While I acknowledge that if myself or my friends/ family had cancer I would be begging for a cure, it is interesting to consider the impact of a cure on our population and our resources (e.g. food, water, power). Maybe if we could start using more sustaining practices for food and water a cure might not be that bad?

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some effective natural remedies to cure cancer? please help.. 10 points?
    My grandmother was diagnosed by cancer and cannot be put on chemo because of her old age. :( The doctors couldn't do anything for her.. What are some effective natural remedies that can cure cancer? Please help!
    Everyone threw in the towel but not me.. I have hope. That's why i'm looking into this! I might be young and might lack knowledge in this but I KNOW i can cure her somehow.
    Garlic..?

    • ANSWER:
      It can't be cured unfortunately :( I'm sorry!
      Diet can sometimes help though, but she would probably have to make some drastic changes to how she eats, and I'm not sure how willing she would be to do that
      You can check out the link below though, its pretty long but I found it fascinating. It's about why people who ate traditional foods never got some of the diseases we get now. You might find some helpful tips there.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of support groups for people trying to cure cancer naturally? I have no one to talk to.?
    I have breast cancer. I need some support from people who have been successful themselves or who are doing this themselves. I was pressured, kicking and screaming, to do 1 round of chemo, and do not want to do it again. I've already made up my mind about what to do, ( diet, exercise, lots of garlic, ginger, detox, pau d' arco, aloe dehydrated, essiac, +... ) just need to chat and share experience so I'm not alone. No money for anything fancy, so please don't try to sell me anything. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,
      I am with you. I am newly diagnosed and I refuse to go the chemo route. there are a number of things that i have heard about. I don't know if they work or not.
      have you heard about the PH theory?
      I would love to chat with you.
      I just started a group called learningaboutbreastcancer@yahoogroups.com
      feel free to write to me and we can chat about a few things. I would love to get members on this group. I have joined so many and there are so many members that I feel that I am getting pushed to the wayside.
      good luck to you and hope to hear from you soon.
      susan

  42. QUESTION:
    Did the democrats really promise to cure cancer?
    Boy they just stuck their foot in their mouth!!

    "We are going to lick cancer by 2015," Cardin told a group of 15 people at the HopeWell Cancer Support Center on Falls Road.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon of declaring that incurable diseases today can be cured by a certain date. When people put a timetable out there, they're probably just being optimistic to the constituents they're speaking to at the given time. They already have a vaccine for cervical cancer now, o hopefully other cancer cures are not long in coming.

  43. QUESTION:
    Does the juice from the leaves of the PAW PAW tree really cure cancer?
    I recently met a gentleman who was diagnosed with in-opperable double lung cancer and was told to get his affairs in order and enjoy what little time he had left by his medical carers. He learn't of this PAW PAW remedy from a native person and out of sheer desperation he made and drank it for about 2 months after which all medical tests and chest xrays showed clear films, NO cancer. The bit that interests me the most is that all this happened 25 years ago and he is still cancer free and going strong. I was just wandering if any one else had this expierence or knows someone who has?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Paw Paw leaf juice does cure cancer and my 78 year old father and 55 year old brother are living proof that it works and works well. Both my father and brother were diagnosed with bowl cancer 6 years ago from a routine colonoscopy check. My father had heard about this alternative treatment from several of his friends. There are many people living on the Gold Coast (Australia) who, by all intents and purposes, should be DEAD but are alive and well , all thanks to Paw Paw leaf juice. My brother and dad decided to do the treatment as a first option as apposed to the orthodox approach. I'm very happy to say that they are both tumor and cancer free and have been for 6 years now. So don't let anyone tell you that it can't or wont cure cancer. Those who infaticly state that it doesn't, speak from Ignorance.

  44. QUESTION:
    is it true that eating spoiled food can cure cancer?
    i saw on ripleys believe it or not that a man who was gonna die of cancer. he traveled to alaska and ate some spoiled food that a tribe gave him and that his cancer was cured. does any1 know if this story true and is it true that giving a cancer patient spoiled food will cure them?

    • ANSWER:
      No it isn't true.

      Never rely on anecdote.

      If this story is true it is very likely that the man was or had been undergoing conventional treatment for cancer, but chose to credit his remission to the spoiled food. This is often the case when people claim success for 'alternative' treatments.

  45. QUESTION:
    Use of white blood cells from donors to cure cancer ?
    http://bulletin.aarp.org/states/nc/articles/cancer_cure_in_mice_to_get_human_trials_wake_forest_university_scientists_studying_genetic_immunity_in_mice_to_start_testing_humans.html

    What is the status of the Wake Forest human tests?

    • ANSWER:
      Tom, It has now been about one year since Dr. Zheng Cui, the lead investigator, and his team at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine announced the move to human clinical trials Saturday at the Understanding Aging Conference in Los Angeles. The team won approval for human trials from the Food and Drug Administration. Dr Cui is a biochemist, not a physician. He can be found at the University of Wake Forest, CUI, ZHENG J in WINSTON SALEM, NC. You might wish to contact him. I have not seen any real progress published in any reputable professional peer journals. I wish him success.

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I cure cancer?
    My friend was given one month to live after months of chemotherapy and radiation. They lost all hope for him, and sent him home to lie on his death bed. I haven't lost hope, and I am trying everything and anything to possibly cure him. He has multiple tumors in his stomach and one in his pancreas. He is twenty four, male 5'11 very good health before the cancer was detected. If anyone can help me with suggestions and god please respond, because you haven't yet.

    • ANSWER:
      i have read many thing on microbiotic diets, special juice diets, and stuff like that. tell him that part of the healing process is knowing and believing that ones body has the ability to cure itself. help him get in touch with his body. meditation. concentrations. read. research. do what you can.

      try these links:

      http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_diet_cancer_prevention.htm

      http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t040300.asp

      http://www.zhion.com/anticancer_diet.html

      https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.aspx

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaga_mushroom

      http://www.chagatrade.ru/

      just search around for stuff. i am going through a cancer scare myself. getting checked in 2 days.
      the best thing is a positive outlook. make him happy.

      god bless your friend. god bless you for trying for him.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can spiritual healing cure cancer?
    I have a member of my family who wants to try a spiritual healer to cure cancer. Anybody has a similar experience?

    • ANSWER:
      NO,It will not and never cure cancer.
      At the most it reduces anxiety and increases will power to live.
      Disease per se is not cured by it.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you know that Cow's urine when taken as medicine has tendency to cure cancer?
    my question is : Why isn't there no cure for advence stages of cancers in allopathy ?
    and pls spread awareness on breast and cervical cancer from ur part...Its a request...thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      your facts?and links

  49. QUESTION:
    If the religious sacrifice of chickens were proven to cure cancer in mice, would PETA protest?
    Which is more important to PETA, chickens or mice?

    • ANSWER:
      probably. am surprised they did not protest the use of chicken eggs to make flu vaccine. i dont think their elevator gets to the top floor.

  50. QUESTION:
    how 2 create multinational virtual biotech to cure cancer?. How to finance & what lines of R&D?
    I have a PhD in Mol&Cell Biology and many years of experience as high executive and CEO in the industry. I am looking for new and daring approaches to cure cancer, screen for new genes involved, etc. I am also looking for executives, finance people, etc. My idea is a multinational "virtual" company where each activity is done where most advantages are found (public support, good R&D), etc.

    • ANSWER:
      To some extent this 'virtual company' already exists. There are several web sites that collect the results of clinical trials and make known the research papers from academics and the biotech companies involved in this research. There are others that provide information about the various compounds being developed, and the way that they function.
      Trying to get the individual biotech companies (there are several hundred of them) to allocate their resources based on an outsider's opinion is not likely to succeed -- they each have millions of dollars and years of effort invested in their lines of research, and would be foolish to abandon that without substantial incentives. The large drug companies will invest where they see a proven application with enough market potential.
      Sure, you would like to be the czar of cancer cures, who wouldn't? Not likely.


Cure For Lung Cancer Pill

As a dog owner, it's only right that you should know about lung cancer in dogs prognosis whether your dog has it or not.

Nearly all cases of lung cancer in dogs are caused by cancerous tumors located outside the lungs. Experts have realized that primary lung cancer in dogs is extremely rare. Lung tumors are usually seen under a radiograph.

The first signs of lung cancer in dogs are subtle and generic. They tend to be hidden for a long time but usually surface in the form of respiratory difficulties. You will notice difficulty in breathing or chronic cough to develop. Harsh and deep cough with heavy phlegm or a mixture of blood is a positive sign that your dog is having respiratory problems.

The progression of lung cancer depends on the type of tumor your dog has, which is done by taking sample of the tumor for further analysis.
Lung cancer in dogs usually occurs in older dogs, which then puts you into a very awkward situation of whether to pursue the treatment or put down the dog. Nasty things do happen and this is one of them. For you to decide which route to take is to weigh and understand all the necessary risks and treatment preparations that need to be undertaken to save the life of your dog as well as determining prognosis.

There are two options to take should you decide to pursue the treatment: chemotherapy and surgery. Although radiation treatment is one valid option, most doctors don't recommend it due to the proximity of the lungs to the heart.

The only downside of chemotherapy is that there were no conclusive evidences in the past that it does cure lung cancer, which makes the surgery the last viable option. Loosely said, the use of chemotherapy is still needed to make sure that after the removal of the tumor, there will be no chance of spreading of the cancer cells to follow.

Majority of the lung cancer in dogs are discovered in its late stages, which makes it even more difficult to cure. This disease is considered fatal and the survival rate is within a few months to years.

The decision whether or not to subject your dog to surgical removal of the tumor will depend on the extent of the disease itself. Putting your dog to a major operation like this one will surely reduce the quality of his life.

As mentioned earlier, lung cancer tends to strike older dogs, so practically speaking, it's only best to provide him the most comfortable care as best as you can. It's also advisable to seek help from a veterinarian to aid him in his respiratory problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If They Find A Cure For Cancer, Will The Price Of Ciggies Come Down?
    No reason to tax it beyond reach of the consumer. To aid giving up for health sake.
    If they find a cure for cancer, can I smoke, then get a pill should I develop lung cancer?
    To the 'bahbumbugs', it was intended as 'humour'....

    • ANSWER:
      No. The only time the price of anything comes down is when ABSOLUTELY NO ONE wants it any more. In the case of ciggies, 80-90% pf the price is tax. Can you see Gordon Brown (or for that matter any Chancellor of the Exchequer) actually REDUCING tax? Methinks not, baby puppy! Anyway, if you think there's a chance of development of a pill to cure Lung Cancer, try entering the Lottery with the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 for the bonus ball. I'll bet you will have won the Jackpot before such a pill is developed. And, regretfully, I speak as a smoker!

  2. QUESTION:
    Any cure for stage IV colon cancer.?
    My husband has stage 4 colon cancer with mets to his liver and base of lungs. He is taking chemo oxaliplatin with oral pill xeloda. He has constant back pain and sleeplessness. His backpain aggravates while lying down. Actually it was his back pain that led to a thorough investigation that found his cancer.
    Please tell me whether there is any cure for this cancer whether in allopathy or inalternative medicine. He is physically active and was fit till diaganosed.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I understand your predicament and feel for your husband. Actually there is no cure for any type of cancer and only by timely and proper treatment by an able Oncologist the life can be extended. In many cases I have seen Colon cancer stage II and Stage IV patients have sucessfully responded to the allopathy treatement and lived for more years.

      Oxaliplatin is an investigational chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of cancer by destroying cancerous cells. Oxaliplatin is also known in other countries by its brand names Eloxatin and Transplatine. Other names for oxaliplatin include Oxalatoplatin, Oxalatoplatinum. Oxaliplatin has been used to treat metastatic colorectal cancer amoung other cancers.

      Only above treatement/drug is best known for colon cancer and any other alternative medicines have not proved to be the best. Please therefore carry on the treatment with this medicine as advised by your Oncologist and take care of him. I wish him a speedy recovery and have a long life. -

  3. QUESTION:
    Inosotol. New lung cancer preventing drug???? This is what I heard on the Today show. Please, read on?
    OK, I watch the Today Show every day. I love it. Only a few minutes ago, they had a report on a natural drug called "Inostital" This can be found in the local health food stores. The one thing is, this is suppose to reverse the lung cancer gene. NO.this doesn't mean you can continue to smoke. Dr. Nancy Sneiderman, who is the show's medical advisor commented on this. This Drug is being tested by the American Cancer institute on those who quit. The gene actually reversed itself from the potential of getting cancer. Now, I'm skeptical, It takes a lot to make me a believer in these things. Especially plant based pills found in the health food stores. Anyone that's read some of my answers on "natural cures" know how I feel. I've been fooled before. Let me add, Nancy did say, this drug will not have an effect on those who continue to smoke. No, it doesn't work like that. You have to quit. Ha ha. I just want some feedback. Am I being to skeptical? Do you believe this drug?. Those who already buy this will be out of luck if it's approved by FDA because you know what that means...presription and a whole lot of money to spend. I don't know. By the way, the test were done on only 10 people and out of those 10. less than half had positive results. I'm a former smoker. Maybe I should go the health food store and stock up before the price shyrockets and you know that's going to happen. I've never taken them before. I really need some incite from knowlegeable people. Any takers? Oh, Dr Nancy did say, this drug will NOT help those with COPD, Emphesema or any other lung disease caused by smoking or anything else. Thanks for your answers, I hope.
    Paul, I know all drugs come from nature. I'm not that stupid. (forgive me) the first answer, No, I think you are way out of line. That's just not true.

    • ANSWER:
      All the drugs they have for all kinds of problems come from nature anyway.They just mix it with all kinds of crap

  4. QUESTION:
    I'm a 46 yr old, Divorced, Father of 2 young sons, who was diagnosed with Lung and Brain Cancer apx.1 year ago?
    My sons and I have very litttle money. In the very beginning, when I was diagnosed, I was so sick, they told my girlfriend (who lives in CA), that it didnt look good for me. She flew in to Detroit from CA, dropped all she had going there for herself, including her own family, to come to MI and nurse me to health. SHe was determined to at least get me into remission. The Dr said he couldnt cure it, but he was going to try his best to get me into remission. That was a yr ago, when they also said that I probably wasnt going to last very long.
    Anyway. As of Oct 2008, I have basically made3 a huge turn around., and I thank the Lord, my Fiance', and my boys, for the strength and the need to fight. Pray, fight to live. Eat as much as possible ( if u cannot eat, you MUST try to drink at least 5-6 ensure PLUS'e throughout a day to keep the strength and protein up. I you CAN eat a little something, drink at least one bottle with each meal, and stay as stressless as possible, Stress,and sadness, I can tell you, WILL make the disease grow, and grow quicker. It wil make you feel good. Heres a little diet I recommend. Baked or grilled Salmon or some kind of fish ( I prefer salmon thats been marinated in honey and a little grey poupon mustard), Salad, bottle of Ensure, boiled small red skin potatoes, and a FUNNY or COMEDY movie, or stand up show on tv or go rent a few (oh yeah, try to get your hands on some shark cartlage pills. They work wonders for cancer patience. Dr's will disagree but its true.
    Back to the Laughter, It will help as well. But anyways, I just wanted to throw what works or has worked for me, and ask what should I do about the emotional side of things within me? What I know, I know works on me physically, but I love my sons so very very much. We have a small 3 bedroom house that I've been renting for 8 years (but now i recieve SSI, and its rough, really rough) Anyways, the boys and I are basically the 3 amigos. We are all we have together. Of course they have their friends, and I would never take that away from them, but its basically when I'm alone, or when they are sleeping at night that I start thinking about the days they were born, going back in time, knowing (or should I say NOT knowing) how long I'll be able to survive and the thoughts of when I leave them. They will live with my fiance' if anything was to happen but I hate to think of that. I sit and watch them sleep at night, and sing "you are my sunshine" until I cry myself to sleep. I dont know what to do, cuz, no one really knows when one will leave this earth, but for some reason, my sadness, grief, and thoughts of leaving them behind, seems to be a killer. One just as big as the cancer itself. I'm finally not in as much pain as I once was, so I try to get the 3 of us out together and go to the park or something that doesnt cost too much because of our financial situation, but that also makes me very depressed, not being able to take the boys to some place like Cedar point for a day of fun together, after they have worked all year long at school. Its depressing, and they know about my disease, but at their ages (9and 11), it bothers them, I know it does! Probably not as much as it bothers me, but I really wanted to do something nice for /or with them before I;m called to Lord forever. I want them to always remember me. Daddy. The one who has always been there. The one who always took care of them no matter what! The one they know would protect them from anything (including their "ex mom"), and I hate to say that, but if you knew her, you'd understand.
    My question (Finally) is, what do you suggest to a daddy who loves his young boys more than life itself, but knows theres only so much I can do to make them (happier) in this time in my life. I pray everyday for forgiveness, and for the lord to take care of them, mentally, emotionally, and physically) if I was to leave while they are still really young, But I'm still scared, and sad, and could use some words of support and encouragement. Sorry about any and all typos and probably one of the longest questions ever, but I guess I just needed someone to talk to about this pain in my heart. ( Love Hurts!)...
    Hope to hear from a few of you soon.
    Thanks everyone for your time!
    Peace,
    Detroitrocker

    • ANSWER:
      I know your pain. I am a young mother of a 2 year old and I have been battling cancer since he was a week old. I have several complications from the two surgeries I have had and I'm going in for another surgery soon. It fills me with sadness and pain when I think of all the things I always wanted to do as a mom - when I think of the "mom I wanted to be" - I can't do most of what I would like to do with him.
      It makes me feel like a terrible mom and like he deserves someone better.
      But I know I do the best I can and I know he is happy and well loved.

      I would definately keep trying to do the fun stuff, even if it's just a movie or something simple that won't wear you out much. I have to pick and choose our activities so I don't get too sick and weak. I'm sure they love just spending time with you and watching goofy videos at night with you.
      Rest assured you are building great memories that will last their lifetimes. That is very important.
      I have kept pictures and scrap books of us as a family so my son will have them should the unthinkable happen - it doesn't have to be fancy - just a photo album will do. If you have the energy, snapfish.com has some great photo book projects that are easy and come together well for not too much money.

      I would do the best you can to show them that no matter what happens they are a family - they can take care of each other and they will always be brothers. That will help with your guilt of possibly leaving them one day. If you know they can stick up for each other, defend each other, comfort each other, etc. then you will be at peace in your heart if (god forbid) anything happens to you.

      Be thankful to have this time with them - and just spend each moment enjoying them and letting them know you enjoy them. Some people in your position would have given up and would not have had this last year to spend with them, much less the time you have coming still.

      I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I know how you feel and I want you to know you are not alone.
      Try to stay strong for them.

  5. QUESTION:
    My mom has cancer/shouldn't her dr.be more aggressive?
    My Mom has a malignant spot on her lung.She hasn't smoked for nearly 15yrs./no one else smokes around her.She's had x-rays since for colds in the past.They found it after she had pneaumonia a month ago. Her oncologist put her on a med.(oral)that is for breast cancer/side affects include lung damage.I had to force her to get a 2nd. opinion.Should't her dr. have told her to get a 2nd. opinion?He obviously doesn't have the market cornered on curing cancer.Aren't 2 heads better than 1 when it comes to fighting for your life? If they hadn't seen it in the past & only it found now,was it there all along,just undetectable(too small)?If so,that means it's grown,right?This spot couldn't just pop up at the size it is(1/2 dollar)now,can it?If it's grown,why would he put her on a pill.what would this pill do for her & why would he tell her to come back in 2mons.?Won't it grow more in that time?My parents are in their 70's.They still believe dr.s are like they were in the old days.

    • ANSWER:
      There are various methods to treat lung cancer. Due to your mum's age, you should very carefully choose an appropriate way.

      Medical Treatment for lung cancer:

      Treatment is based on factors such as the type of lung cancer, the size, location and extent of the tumour and the patient's general health status. There are many treatments, which may be used alone or in combination:
      1. Surgery:may cure cancer. It is used in the inital stages of the disease. The type of surgery depends on where the tumour is located in the lung. Some tumours cannot be removed because of their size or location.
      2. Radiation: used in combination with chemotherapy and sometimes with surgery. It offers relief from pain or blockage of the airways.
      3. Chemotherapy: use i conjunction with surgery or in more advanced stages of the disease to relieve symptoms. It is also used in all stages of small cell cancer.
      4. Photodynamic Therapy (Available at The Hope Clinic): This is useful for people with inoperable lung cancer. This therapy uses an injection of a light activated drug, which is illuminated with a laser. The agent fluoresces and an atom of oxygen with high energy destroys the cancer. Because the agent attaches preferentially to the cancer cell, healthy tissue is not damaged and this is particularly important for individuals with limited lung function.
      (quote from "www.smile.org.au")

      I suggest you visit this website by yourself "www.smile.org.au", there is a huge database about the cancer treatments and some valuable information for cancer patients.

      If you are not quite sure the current doctor's adivce, you may visit another speciatly doctor and ask them for more details.

  6. QUESTION:
    Cancer and ethics, who do you contact if they (DR.)failed to follow patients wishes?
    My Mom was miss Diagnosed in the beginning as stage 4 lung cancer, when we moved her to University of Ky Hospitial, they told us stage 3 B. At both Hospitals my mom said she only wanted treatment if they felt she could be cured. The Doctors never told her or the family otherwise for a really long time, until my mom had already went through radiation, and chemotherapy, and was sent home being told they had made progress, and that the cancer was dying. A week later they did a scan and told us it had not metastasized any where and was confined in her left lung, but they saw new cell growth in that lung, so they wanted her on a pill form of chemotherapy. Back and forth for over a month there was a debate as to if insurance would cover, they would tell us yes, and the doctors no, and when they finally got a yes, she was told it was being sent..she never got it, now its to late. She began to have fluid fill around her lungs so they put a drain in, now she is worse than ever!!!!!!!
    After the drain was put in my mom began to have more trouble breathing. Not once until this late stage when my mommy is expected to die did anyone ever tell us that she never had a chance, they they were not treating her for a cure but instead to prolong her life. They failed to follow my mothers wishes. My mom did not want to be hooked up on machines, nor did she want chemo or radiation unless there was a real chance of killing the cancer and her having a chance to live! My Mom let her wishes be known in the beginning, now she suffers. Were her ethical rights violated??? Who should we contact if they were, because this was wrong in my book.
    Treatment was started with in 2 days of diagnosis, they told her that they wanted to shrink it so they could remove the lung, then she was told they couldnt remove the lung. Then she was told she was responding to treatment, then a few days later that she wasn't, then since shes been the hospital this time, they told her it hadn't spread, and less that 4 hours later they told her it had went to the tubes that drain fluid into the kidneys, then they said it hadn't spread to other organs again, but that those tubes were blocked. She accepted treatment because she thought they were trying to cure her, not prolong her life so she could live this way. She really thought it was cured. As for the meds I mentioned, we were told by the pharmacy at the University of Kentucky that they were being filled by the insurance companies home delivery pharmacy ( you know recieving it by the mail ). Until last week we thought my mom had a chance, she was strong, until they put that tube in her back.
    I ment she thought she was going to be cured the doctors gave her all hope of this, she didn't want to suffer like this.

    • ANSWER:
      You need a full copy of the medical records and a lawyer.

      However
      Unfortunatly there isnt much that can be done about lung cancer in late stages.
      And no doctor is going to tell a patient that treatment WILL cure them or make them better. There is just no way to know for sure. Some people react differently than others.
      And she could have refused. She had to sign permission for everything they gave her.
      Who told her the meds were being sent? Sent from where? That would be the pharmacy handling that, not the insurance.
      Why did no one research this before she started the treatments in the first place?
      Beyond that, are you REALLY positive that she didnt know? Its common knowledge that late lung cancer is near impossible to survive. Maybe she decided she wasnt ready to face death and wanted or needed to try, but didnt know how to tell people that, so she just went along with what she was already saying.
      And even past that, its sounds like in the beginning that it was working. Maybe there was a chance until this new growth appeared.

      Right now, quit worrying about all this and just be by her side. There is nothing that can be done to change it now. You can fight the docs later, but as it sounds you may not be able to spend time with her later.
      And you should know, that without treatment, she would have been this bad at the end too.

  7. QUESTION:
    how can a woman who has smoked since age 16 (she's 74 now and still puffin a pack a day) not have cancer?
    or other issues? My mother in law has smoked since she was 16 and she is 74 and smokes almost 2 packs a day. I know cause we buy them for her daily. (not with our money, she too feable to go in the store).

    She takes all kinds of heart pills, vitamin e, is on oxygen at night and during the day sometimes. I do not get how someone that has smoked that long and smokes 2 packs a day does not have cancer. She does have a collapsed left lung and copd and emphezyma, but that is it and still smokes. Goes to the emergency room once a month for "breathing problems".

    My uncle has smoked since he was 15 and has had 1 triple bypass, has large cell lung cancer, his right lung has collapsed already, is only 46, and is in the hospital now to get cured of pneumonia that he has had for 2 months. I dont get it. People who get cancer must have to have the gene, what do you think?
    um ruby unicorn is a big time smoker or used to be, lol

    • ANSWER:
      By the grace of God.

      It's so hard to explain really. It's wierd how someone who has never smoked a cigerette in their life and dies of lung cancer before turning 40.

      It's as much of a mystery as a pro athletic star dying of a heart attack.

  8. QUESTION:
    FDA Vs. Natural medicine?
    Ok. I was reading on Te Mate and notice something that I didn't really like..

    OK it said all the good stuff about Te Mate, is natural, you can lower weight and is better than coffee for people.. It even says that it prevents Oral cancer.

    Then it said that the International agency for research on Cancer confirmd that it does fight oral cancer.

    But then it says: Yerba maté consumption has been associated with increased incidence of bladder, esophageal, oral, squamous cell of the head and neck, and lung cancer.

    However I read the info in Spanish and it said nothing about that... The reviews are normally good on the dang product...

    Is it that the FDA are against Natural medicine and want for people to be freakin' addicted to their freakin' lab drugs?!

    Look there is a incredibly good product in the natural store that is made of fruits it has all the vitamins and all the good stuff the body needs in one same bottle. It is perfect for the body defense system and has no side effect, nothing! Because is just fruits!

    I was drinking it and I felt incredibly energized and very good I felt like a bum after winning the lottery! Superman was a child next to me, I felt really good, and didn't get sick!

    But the product! Is not FDA approved... I'm like WTH! This is natural and it WORKS! without side effects! Why isn't it approved?!

    Then I read in a forum something that kind of made sense, this guy said that the reason is because if natural Medicine ever surpassed lab medicine a lot of people (pharmaceutical companies) will lose a lot of money and natural medicines will be better funded and they might find the cures to great deceases (Cancer, Aids, etc.) And what happens if those deceases are cured? No more income, they can't use the sickness to make prophet with their little pills to help people live with it.

    You have aids they give you pills to LIVE with it!

    If the cure is found, what happens?! The people that had it are cure and they wont need to go back to get more pills! The decease vanishes and there is a lost to the company.

    Is it that the FDA are against Natural medicine and want for people to be freakin' addicted to their freakin' lab drugs?!

    I really think so, I think they are corrupt..
    I think the companies pay them to keep shut and not to approve medicines so people get skeptic and think it twice before buying..

    "Is not FDA approved, I wont buy it"

    • ANSWER:
      this is true my friend, some inventors have been harassed in the past. I like an agency called the USDA, which certifies food as organic or not,but they do not control restricting powers like the f d a.

  9. QUESTION:
    Help me out here, how can i help her relieve all the depression?
    Ok, im seventeen years old, my mom is 45 years old. she has had many surgeries( neck bone infusion, gull bladder removal, lower back disk surgery) she also suffers from migraines, she inherited that from her mother, but her life has been so tough lately. in december of 2008 her mother(my grandmother) passed away from bone cancer, her father is sick and suffers from lung problems, her brother was deported (wrongly) he has been gone for three years and his family is really struggling. so she is so worried about them, on christmas day she got really sick and couldnt breathe right. then we called the ambulance and they kept her for five days and did all kinds of tests on her, during these five days she had severe migraines and breathing problems, she would also shake and have cramps she was just in a terrible state. they checked everything and she was diagnosed with depression. they gave her medicine and she was fine. she came home and was good. but now to deal with all her pain she takes one pill of ultram, one pill of lexapro, two pills of gabapentin(nirotin) and vicodine if needed. and she sleeps all day and wakes up at like four and then feels pain again and goes back to sleep so she sleeps most of the day. and she stays up really late. she doesnt eat right, and just has chronic pain. all her doctors say theres nothing wrong with her, except for depression. she doesnt like to do any activities and she just sits there and watches t.v. sometimes when she stresses up she has headaches and chronic neck or back pain and her face gets all messed up like her lips like squeeze i forget what its called. she keeps thinking something is wrong with her so i tell her that there is nothing wrong with her. Can depression cause all this? if so how can i cure it, or how can we cure it? she is seeing a psychiatrist this week for the first time. please help me I JUST WANT MY HEALTHY MOM BACK. ill give as much points i can to a helpful answer. only if you show me how!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm going to be a responsible person and not post spam ads. I'm sorry that you have to go through with this. The best thing that you can do is try to talk to her. Get her to open up about what she's feeling. Depression can get pretty crazy and can be extremely tough to pull out of. My friends pretty much saved my life but I'm sure you don't want to hear about it. The bottom line is to try to get her to start talking again. Get her involved in things that are outdoors. If she starts crying and can't stop, don't worry. Depression causes you to lose all feelings beside sadness and crying is a helpful way to get some of the feelings back. You're a smart and responsible kid that cares about your mom. I wish you only the best and may you find happiness.

  10. QUESTION:
    Recent heart patient with no appetite, throwing up, and losing weight?
    My grandfather had open heart surgery for a valve replacement and for a bypass/stint put in just last fall around Thanksgiving. He was in surgery for around 8hrs and they lost him a few times on the table. The surgeons had a heck of a time getting his heart to actually start and function without the machine needing to be attached. Afterwards he had a lot of trouble with fluid in his lungs and legs and was put on lasix pills plus other meds for his heart. He has just recently had another surgery to have a pacemaker put in about 2 weeks ago because his heart is just too weak to function properly without help.

    Now, my question is does anyone know of anything that may help a heart patient such as him regain an appetite and put on some weight? He has lost a lot of weight since the surgery, has no appetite what-so-ever, and is continuing to lose even more weight. Not only that, but he has now started vomiting frequently whenever he does force himself to eat and is continually getting weaker. He also has a history of cancer (I cannot remember the type). There is no cure for this type of cancer, but it does go in remission. He has been in remission for several years now; cancer free.

    ~Anyway, sorry it's so long, but does anyone have any ideas/suggestions about the loss of appetite and/or vomiting?

    He does have a doctor's appt., but the earliest they could get him in was in about a week from now...I'm just looking for any possible ideas/suggestions until then...Thank you to everyone who answers.
    Debi, Silver- thank you for the ideas/suggestions. Will suggest/ask about your ideas...and yes, we've also thought of the unhappy possibility that it could be a side affect of the meds or, even worse, his cancer returned...hoping it isn't the latter....Anyway, your thoughts/ideas are definitely appreciated!
    Oh, and he's in his late 60's/early 70's...farmer up until about a year ago. Was in good physical shape other than for the whole cancer and heart issues thing...and never smoked a day in his life.

    • ANSWER:
      i wholeheartedly agree with Silver you need to call your grandfathers doctor speak with the appointment lady if she still tells you a week explain what is happening they can possibly get him in sooner. if she can't or if he gets worse call an ambulance and take him to the hospital. heart disease is not anything to take your time about. i will pray for his recovery. good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    how can a woman who has smoked since age 16 (she's 74 now and still puffin a pack a day) not have cancer?
    or other issues? My mother in law has smoked since she was 16 and she is 74 and smokes almost 2 packs a day. I know cause we buy them for her daily. (not with our money, she too feable to go in the store).

    She takes all kinds of heart pills, vitamin e, is on oxygen at night and during the day sometimes. I do not get how someone that has smoked that long and smokes 2 packs a day does not have cancer. She does have a collapsed left lung and copd and emphezyma, but that is it and still smokes. Goes to the emergency room once a month for "breathing problems".

    My uncle has smoked since he was 15 and has had 1 triple bypass, has large cell lung cancer, his right lung has collapsed already, is only 46, and is in the hospital now to get cured of pneumonia that he has had for 2 months. I dont get it. People who get cancer must have to have the gene, what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, some people are more genetically predisposed for cancer, but it's not the only factor. I think it's got more to do with something like the Chaos Theory itself. Some things go one way while other things go another way, even when placed under the same situations and conditions.

      In any case, the likelihood of a person getting some form of cancer is much higher if (s)he smokes. You're literally playing with fire and taking your chances. While not guaranteeing that you will get cancer, you do guarantee at least a list of health problems later in life.

  12. QUESTION:
    how can a woman who has smoked since age 16 (she's 74 now and still puffin a pack a day) not have cancer?
    or other issues? My mother in law has smoked since she was 16 and she is 74 and smokes almost 2 packs a day. I know cause we buy them for her daily. (not with our money, she too feable to go in the store).

    She takes all kinds of heart pills, vitamin e, is on oxygen at night and during the day sometimes. I do not get how someone that has smoked that long and smokes 2 packs a day does not have cancer. She does have a collapsed left lung and copd and emphezyma, but that is it and still smokes. Goes to the emergency room once a month for "breathing problems".

    My uncle has smoked since he was 15 and has had 1 triple bypass, has large cell lung cancer, his right lung has collapsed already, is only 46, and is in the hospital now to get cured of pneumonia that he has had for 2 months. I dont get it. People who get cancer must have to have the gene, what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer has been proven time and again to be hereditary (Genes). Sometimes there are other factors such as radiation exposure or chemicals.


Cure For Lung Cancer Treatments

Progress in Lung Cancer:

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common form of lung cancer, and usually grows and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer. There are three forms of NSCLC: adenocarcinomas , squamous cell carcinomas, and large cell carcinomas. Large cell lung cancers tend to grow and spread faster than the other two types. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is typically a faster-growing and more aggressive type of lung cancer. Different tumor types can be further described not only by their tissue type, but also by their molecular, or genetic profile. This is also called a gene or molecular signature. Molecular subsets of various cancers are defined by the presence or absence of certain abnormal genes, known as an oncogene, so named since they are thought to be responsible for causing certain cancers.

1. Crizotinib

One molecular subset of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is defined by a certain abnormal gene, known as the EML4-ALK fusion oncogene. The EML4-ALK fusion oncogene is seen in adenocarcinoma in relatively young patients who are non-smokers or light smokers. Crizotinib is a small molecule inhibitor of the ALK tyrosine kinase, and in patients with the EML4-ALK fusion oncogene, a 57 percent response rate was seen. Additionally, a remarkable 72 percent of patients were progression-free at six months. Treatment with crizotinib was generally well tolerated.

2. Tarceva (erlotinib) is specifically indicated as second-line therapy to treat non-small cell lung cancer in patients who have failed to respond or has ceased responding to at least one round of chemotherapy. It is not indicated as a first-line therapy. A recent phase III trial conducted in China demonstrated that erlotinib significantly prolonged progression-free survival. THe study compared Tarceva with a platinum-based chemotherapy regimen in patients with metastatic NSCLC and a epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)mutation. Although similar benefits have been observed with Iressa (gefitinib) in the EGFR mutation-positive population, neither drug has been shown to help people who have non-small cell lung cancer actually live longer.

3. Radiation Therapy —Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be an appropriate treatment option for the initial management of carefully selected patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Progress in Prostate Cancer:

The FDA approved two important new drugs for prostate cancer in 2010, Jevtana and Provenge.

1. Provenge (sipuleucel-T) was approved in May 2010 for advanced hormone refractory prostate cancer. Provenge is the first therapeutic cancer vaccine approved by the FDA, and is used therapeutically, in that it treats the active disease rather than preventing it. Provenge is used in the hope of stimulating a reaction by the patient own immune system that targets the cancer cells within the body.

2. Jevtana (cabazitaxel) was approved in June 2010 for hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer (mHRPC). Similar to docetaxel, Jevatana is also a cellular microtubule inhibitor, which helps arrest tumor cell growth and proliferation. Jevtana helps control the spread of prostate cancer through inhibition of mitosis, interphase cellular functions, and cell growth. Jevtana is always used with the steroid medicine prednisone, and is indicated for the treatment of patients with advanced prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing treatment regimen.

3. The FDA also approved Xgeva (denosumab) in patients with bone metastases from prostate cancer. The success of Xgeva was based on positive results seen in three phase III trials in prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other solid tumors. Known as skeletal-related events (SREs), these painful metastases are also seen with other solid tumors other than multiple myeloma.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any cures, treatment, and prevention of Lung Cancer?
    Any cure for Lung Cancer? ):

    Any treatment?

    Any prevention?

    THANK YOU!
    xx

    • ANSWER:
      Most lung cancers that are cured are done so by surgical resection.

      The chance of cure and what treatment options there are depend on the kind of cancer it is and the stage of the disease.

      Not smoking does not prevent lung cancer. It will decrease your risk for it, but it does not prevent it. There is no way to prevent it or any other kind of cancer.

  2. QUESTION:
    i need help finding info. in the blank spaces which is statistics and How to live with lung cancer also ......?
    read and tell me how it is so far

    I. Intro.
    Lung cancer was uncommon before the invention of tobacco. Lung cancer became known during the year of 1761. But in the year of 1810 lung cancer became father discovered.Fritz Lickint recognized the link between smoking and lung cancer. Lung cancer was mainly found in men because of the smoking of cigars. Then people began to notice cigarettes, Cigarettes were/are a major lung cancer _________ . So many treatments became discovered to cure lung cancer.

    II. Definition 1
    Lung cancer is a carcinoma that develops in the epithelial cells that form the interior lining to the lungs. The airways get the most exposure to inhaled pollutants, thus most people who get lung cancer are smokers. Lung cancer is not just one disease. There are many types of cancer that form in the lungs most of which you can only see through a microscope.
    The most common cancer of the lungs is epidermis. It is also known as
    squamous carcinoma because its cells look like a flat surface called a squamous cell. This cancer produces keratin, a substance found in skin and hair, which can be seen in a tumor. Squamous carcinoma is more common in smokers because it develops in the bronchi and spreads by invading local tissues, than to the lymph nodes and into the blood.
    Large - cell carcinoma is a tumor that is fairly larger than other types. They don’t form keratin but they are common in smokers. They develop in the central or peripheral part of the lungs and the lymph glands.
    Small cell carcinoma tumors are small and fragile. They are divided into groups by their shapes. The term “oat cell carcinoma” is used to develop in smokers and usually in the central part of the lung. They spread by the lymph lands and into the blood stream early. This type of tumors can only be seen through an electron microscope on high magnification.

    III. Causes
    Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer may also be the most tragic cancer because in most cases, it might have been prevented -- smoking causes 87% of lung cancer cases. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, many of which are proven cancer-causing substances, or carcinogens. Smoking cigars or pipes also increases the risk of lung cancer. Many of the chemicals in tobacco smoke also affect the nonsmoker inhaling the smoke, making "secondhand smoking" another important cause of lung cancer. It is responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths.

    IV. Treatment
    Treatment depends on the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, the stage of illness, the age of the patient, and the overall health of the patient. Surgery is performed to remove the tumor if there is no chance that the cancer has spread. If the disease has spread, then treatment will often include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is based on the use of ionizing radiation to destroy cancerous cells. Chemotherapy is treatment of a disease using drugs that directly poison the disease organism. Early stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated surgically and later stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the two. For small cell lung cancers, chemotherapy by itself or with radiation therapy is used instead of surgery.

    V. STATISTICS on men women and kids

    VI. How to live with lung cancer

    VII. Conclusion
    In conclusion the best way to prevent lung cancer is to not smoke or be around people who do. People should not start smoking, and those who already smoke should quit. Everyone should avoid breathing in other people's smoke.

    VIII. References
    "Lung, Cancer". 4 November 1998. http://www.evnet.com/fnadoc/lung.html.
    "Adults cancer help in the uk". http://mdweb. Bham.ac.uk/cancerhelp/public/specific/lung /indx.html.
    "Cancer". The New Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia. 1959.
    Laszio, John. Understanding Cancer. New York, New York: Harper and Row. 1984.
    Holleb, Arthur. Cancer Book. Garden city, New York: Madrona Publishing Inc., 1984.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like homework. You can research it by putting the sentence into a search engine.

  3. QUESTION:
    IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT HAS USED ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR LUNG CANCER?
    MY BROTHER JUST FOUND OUT HE HAS STAGE IV LUNG CANCER. CAN ANY ONE HELP ON ALTERNATIVE CURES.? DOES THE CELLECT-BUDWIG PROTOCAL WORK? OR THE CESIUM CHLORIDE? ANY HELP? ANY SUGGESTIONS? PRAY FOR US.

    • ANSWER:
      you can find help at http://411mms.com click on the "mms professional prompt" and study the info in detail.due to fda rules,I cannot tell you more....

  4. QUESTION:
    Did anyone know there is a new cure for cancer?
    NOV 002 is now Waiting for FDA Approval.

    __________________________________________

    Novelos Therapeutics Obtains FDA Fast Track Designation for NOV-002 Lung Cancer Treatment
    Monday August 7, 8:30 am ET

    NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2006--Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: NVLT - News), a biotechnology company focused on the development of therapeutics to treat cancer and hepatitis, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to NOV-002 for use in combination with first-line chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The FDA's Fast Track program is designed to facilitate the development and accelerate the review process for new drugs that have the potential to address a serious and unmet medical need for conditions such as advanced NSCLC.
    Right now, Novelos Therapeutics is accepting patients for their adjunct chemo.
    Limited to only 840 lung cancer.

    Lung Cancer patients can contact:

    http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00347412?order=2

    Ovarian Cancer patients can contact:

    http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00345540?order=1

    Untreatable Hep C patients:

    http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00372983?order=3

    If my links do not work please contact me.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a Phase III clinical trial to find out whether or not the combination of NOV-002 with chemotherapy (paclitaxel and carboplatin) is better at improving overall survival time when compared to chemotherapy alone in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00347412?order=1

      It's not a cure for all cancer and the benefits for other cancers (Ovarian) remain to be investigated.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for lung cancer stage 3A?
    Hi, my father has been diagnosed stage 3A lung cancer, the cancer size is 5.8 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm.

    I have no idea about lung cancer at all, can you guys who have any experienced in curing/treating lung cancer may enlighten me please T.T ..

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 3A is best treated by either 4 cycles of cheotherapy (ciplatin doublet) followed by Radiotherapy or Concurrent radiotherapy and Chemotherapy (both chemo and RT given together)
      geftinib is not for the patient alone...however if he was a NEVER SMOKER it may benefit with chemotherapy but not alone upfront

  6. QUESTION:
    are there any chances to cure a 60 yrs old lung cancer stage four patient? what are the best medical treatment
    pls help us! answer my question! i want my grandmother to live for more years or overcome her sickness! pls. if there any contacts that are free to talk to about this matter pls tell us!

    • ANSWER:
      Might be difficult...you could try Cancer Treatment Centers of America, but you would have to travel and it might be expensive...or you could try clinical trials in your area....listed below...

      Lung Cancer links

      http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui/action/FindCondition?ui=D008175&recruiting=true (clinical trials for lung cancer..hit map tab for local trials)
      http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/lung (lung cancer clinical trials)
      http://www.cdc.gov/search.do?action=search&queryText=lung+cancer&image.x=9&image.y=6 (CDC lung cancer links)
      http://search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/query?DISAMBIGUATION=true&FUNCTION=search&SERVER2=server2&SERVER1=server1&PARAMETER=lung+cancer&x=54&y=7 (medline plus lung cancer links)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/4.02.html (clinical trials frequently asked questions)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Clin_Trials_The_Basics.ppt (basics of cancer clinical trials (need powerpoint)
      http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/clinical_trials/Clin_Trials_In-Depth.ppt (cancer clinical trials in depth (need powerpoint)
      http://www.pparx.org (medicine assistance)
      http://www.copays.org/ (copay assistance for lung cancer)

      Nutrition and Support for cancer patients
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_6.asp? (nutrition for cancer patients)
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/mit_0.asp (supporting cancer patients)

  7. QUESTION:
    alternative cure for my mothers lung cancer - it has spread to lymph nodes and drs don't have any treatment?
    options that offer any hope.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately not. A few studies have been done to see what happens to patients who chose alternative therapy instead of conventional treatment. These studies show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy.

      You can read the summaries of those studies here:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978951
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225354

      And sometimes alternative therapy is worse than palliative treatment, both in terms of survival length as well as quality of life: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19687327?dopt=Abstract

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any possible cures for lung cancer?
    My Mom has lung cancer, and I don't want her to die. What kind of treatment is most effective to keep her alive the longest or cure her all together

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, its better you consult a specialist. I really want to help but I don't think I can give better answers than specialist do. Sorry.

      good luck

      Love is omnipresence, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can I import the medicine made from nature ingredients for Cure Cancer (Leukemia) to the United Stated?
    I had read and find out we do not have any medicine or treatments to cure the Cancer (Leukemia) in the United Stated.The treatments take 1 year, 2 years, or 3years,but if survive not live long.I know other country had this medicine made from nature ingredients did Cured Cancer (Leukemia) in just 4 months.I know one boy had Leukemia and take this medicine by mouth and Cured.Now he a man still alive after more than 15 years.This medicine had saved many people lives who Leukemia in that country still did to today.I do not know why we in the United Stated not interest in this medicine.We can do the lab test to see this medicine going to cure cancer leukemia or not.If it does cure cancer leukemia then we can test on other cancer likes Lung cancer, breast cancer, or brain cancer etc.We just pay some fee for use this ingredients to cure other cancer, so they do not say we steal idea or know how from them.

    • ANSWER:
      A) You should take this to an US investor. You will get a huge investment if this is true, and you will become a billionaire.

      b) your intro is WRONG. There are some leukemias that can be cured, and some that can't.

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the success rate for the treatment of lung cancer?
    its for a project...NEED AN A!!! oh ya and also who is working on finding a cure and how succesful have they been and Who is most susceptable?

    • ANSWER:
      Smokers are most susceptible, though some others exposed to noxious substances are also.

      Cure depends on the type of cell involved.

      All the other info is involved, but here is a link to a site that will help.

  11. QUESTION:
    Cure for Cancer: No profit means no interest in it ?
    Cure for cancer: No profit means no interest in it ?

    A research scientest at the University of Alberta believes he will have problems with research money into a simple cancer treatment; because there is not profit in it, it is not a patenable drug.

    January 16, 2007 - Edmonton - DCA is an odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule. And researchers at the University of Alberta believe it may soon be used as an effective treatment for many forms of cancer.

    Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, professor U of A Department of Medicine, has shown that dichloroacetate (DCA) causes regression in several cancers, including lung, breast and brain tumors.

    Do you think the fact that profits cannot be made in a cure, renders much of the research money into expensive pharamceutical drugs and treatments that are not the best ?
    CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2007/01/17/cancer-chemo.html#skip300x250
    This is why we should try to eliminate the profit motive in disease treatment.

    The healthier we are the more we can spend on GMC, Ford and Chrysler products.

    Like I have said before, in Italy doctors receive a flat fee per patient per year, so they are motivated to keep you healthy and out of their offices.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, that is sadly correct. The problem is when a cure or something that helps is not patentable most companies will not touch it, because anyone can make it and prices will become very low as competition grows. I am a consultant for alternative medicine in the US and although many of the products I love and have seen help people over come many health conditions including cancer, I can not openly claim I can help others with the same conditions for that very reason. The products can not be regulated by the FDA, because they are natural and therefore they can not make money off of them. It is a sad world when the treatments openly advertised for any condition cause more things to go wrong in the body, causing in most cases a need for another medication. Most everything is run buy the greed for money and our lives are being set aside and risked because of it. Hope everyone who reads this question and the answers really looks at what they put into their bodies.

  12. QUESTION:
    Lung cancer - Is there really no cure?
    My Grandad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer last week, after having 2 chest xrays, and having fluid he has coughed up tested by the hospital.
    The doctor who gave us the diagnosis said he had considered chemo for him, but deciced it would not be benefical for him.
    So far the tumour is showing in his left lung, and said it would not be benefical to check if the cancer had spread, my Grandaid is short of breath but not in any pain.
    I asked the McMilliam nurse why he could not have any treatment and she replied, because of all the xrays he had had, showed the tumor getting worse (He only had 2, a week apart)
    We are all devasted that we are going to Lose Grandad, soon, but are also very angry, as we think the doctor should at least try to help cure him, Any advice?
    Thanks for your reply. Grandad is 74, but apart from a few problems with his leg, he is or was should i say in good health, they have not told what stage the cancer is at they said they would need to do a scan for that, but did not do this.
    Im so cofused and just feel they are writting him off without trying atall, as he is an oap.

    • ANSWER:
      You have several good answers already. I am surprised the medical team has given up so easily - as it seems from your description.

      Lung cancers - especially non-small cell type - are very difficult to treat effectively with chemotherapy. Sometimes when we try - we wind up making a person's last months even more miserable.

      But what about palliative Radiation therapy? That might buy some time (months not years) and perhaps help with his shortness of breath.

      We will not know the stage without the CT scans of the chest and upper abdomen, brain CT or MRI, and bone scan. If the disease is far advanced in the chest and is inoperable, it may just run up the bill to do all of the staging studies.

      People often get angry when doctors do all the tests, raise the expense, and not really change the situation for the better. But people also get angry when we don't do the tests.
      I would tend to agree with the no chemotherapy decision if this is a non-small cell carcinoma that is inoperable, but I would ask for a radiation oncology consult for palliation. I never saw chemotherapy cure a non-small cell lung cancer that was advanced at presentation, and I saw several hundred people with lung cancers over my 20 years as a medical oncologist MD.

      If this is a small cell lung cancer, chemotherapy even in small doses can buy some extra months of reasonable quality time since small cell lung cancers are often very responsive to various chemotherapy regimens. But cures for small cell lung cancer with radiation or chemotherapy are few
      .
      Ask about the possibility of radiation therapy.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does God selectively cure cancer?
    I had two grandmothers, both had bouts with cancer, and now I only have one.

    My one grandmother on my father's side is not religious at all. My grandmother on my mother's side was very religious, attended church twice each sunday, gave an -actual- tithe of 10% of her -gross- income, and was very strict about her family and how they worshiped.

    When my grandmother on my father's side found out she had lung cancer (she was a smoker), she went to the hospital immediately and started treatment. She's still alive today, and has been cancer free for several years, but still smokes. When she was cleared, my parents immediately said God was watching out for her, and had helped to cure her of cancer.

    When my grandmother on my mother's side found out she had breast cancer, she went immediately to the hospital and started treatment. However her church (which was my church for 12 years) emphasized subservience to men. Because of this upbringing, my Grandmother would leave treatments early, or skip treatments so she could properly take care of my Grandfather, who was aging less-than-gracefully. When she was berated for skipping her treatments, and warned of the dangers, she simply waved it off and said, "God will protect me, I know he wants me here to take care of Chris (my Grandpa)." After about 3 months of treatment, she died, and left my grandfather with nobody to take care of him. He was put into a nursing home, and died there about two years later.

    So why did God help my non-religious grandmother, and not my religious one? If this story was reversed, would Christians count it as evidence? It seems to me that things like this happen completely randomly, as though there were no guidance of any kind. Why isn't this apparent to the religious?
    @ Rockaday - I love that answer. It answers nothing. People pretend to know all this stuff about God, but when you ask a question they can't answer, it's "Mysterous Ways"
    @ killer - so God wanted my Grandpa to spend 2 years completely alone in a nursing home? I was young, but I remember seeing him there on a few occasions, just crying. This is a cruel way for God to make my grandpa spend his life.

    • ANSWER:
      God is exactly precise and selective in everything that He does. The universe doesn't have one too many or one too few atoms in it.

      I'm sorry to hear about your grandparents. Any answer I gave as to why God allowed one to die and the other to live on would be pure speculation on my part and so I don't want to give a trite explanation.

  14. QUESTION:
    Lung Cancer Tablets Look North BBC1?
    On Monday 17th November 2008 at 22:25 on BBC1 look north, there was a women saying how she bought some tablets from america because of her lung cancer and they have made her loads better.

    At the moment somebody close to me has been told he has lung cancer and they can't do anything for him so sadly we're all a bit upset at the moment. So somebody close to me was watching Look North on BBC1 at 22.25 on Monday 17th November and saw this story about this woman that had the tablets.

    If you know about any tablets or information about treatment for lung cancer that is in an advance stage that could help either cure/pro-long the cancer or shrink the tumor or ANYTHING then please. I need your help.

    Or the same goes for somebody that was watching Look North and knows or remembers any slight details about this story.

    Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      This was all over the news today. http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/11/21/cancer.pill/index.html

  15. QUESTION:
    Our tabby was just diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Has anyone used homeopthic drugs or treatments?
    Our Luther appeared perfectly healthy but was losing weight. He did have liver disease which seemed to have been cured. Because of the weight lose we took him to our Vet. He thought is could be irritable bowel syndrome and he suggested an endoscopy. While in the hospital as part of the pre surgical procedure Lou had a chest xray which showed a mass on the lung. A CT scan then showed several more tumors. It appears to be metastatic cancer but we are waiting for confirmation from the biopsy that was taken. My husband and I are devastated. We visited our little baby in the hospital and is was so difficult. His leg was still taped from where they had the iv and he was shaking. Luther is home now and is slowly returning to his usual self. You see, he had never been away from home and it was traumatic. I'm trying to research as much as possible before see our Vet and the oncologist. Any advice, treatments, would be so very much appreciated. We love this little guy.

    • ANSWER:
      Put the animal to sleep. If you have ever been through cancer, you would never willingly put your pet who doesnt understand through this crap.

  16. QUESTION:
    best alternative cancer treatment for mesothelioma?
    Alternative cures for lung cancer with best cure rates

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as “cure rates” for a specific treatment. There are response rates and survival rates. Once a treatment has proven it works it is no longer alternative. If you are interested in a treatment going through this process talk to your doctor about a clinical trial.

  17. QUESTION:
    Ayurvedic Treatment for lung cancer?
    Hello Friends,

    My father is confirmed to be lung cancer and doctor’s suggested as next step for chemotheraphy .

    I would like to know if any better alternatives available to cure and increase the span of life. Please suggest me if you have any information regarding the same.

    Highly appreciate your response.

    Regards
    Vijay

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Sir,

      I am sorry to note about the Lung cancer of your father. As rightly told by him the next right step would be only giving Chemotherapy. You should proceed with this treatment. It is the tendency of the relatives of the patients to try for alternate treatments and i was also doing the same thing.

      The Chemotherapy and Radiationtherapy does not have any connection or interating with other types of treatments.

      Baba Ramdev of Hardwar claim to have cured many cancer patients of all types and his address is -
      DIVYA YOG MANDIR (TRUST)
      PATANJALI YOGPEETH (TRUST)
      OFFICE : MAHARSHI DAYANAND GRAM,
      DELHI-HARDWAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY,
      NEAR BAHADARABAD,
      HARDWAR-249402
      UTTRAKHAND, INDIA.

      I have also seen a Herbal treatement by Sri Gurubala Clinit, T.Nagar (Near Bus stand) (Dr. Sri Sridhar) and I have recommended some patients to him and they are alright now. I do not know if these alternate medicines cured them or the usual Chem and Radiations. Anyway our intention is our patient should get cured and I suggest you to try these sources also in addition giving Chemo and Radiation without fail. - Best of luck -

  18. QUESTION:
    Please please answer...Treatments for lung tumour besides chemo (my mother is too weak for that)?
    Treatments for lung tumour besides chemo (my mother is too weak for that)?
    My mother has breast cancer in her right breast. She went through a mastectomy.
    But the cancer may have spread cos there are now tumours in many parts of her lungs.

    She has been very healthy and strong, even stronger than me. But now the tumours in her lungs makes breathing difficult. She's too tired to wal over 3 metres. .
    She never smoke in her life (ashtma) so could this tumour be a result of metastasis?

    The Doctor only knows about chemotherapies and said my mother is too weak for chemo so there is no hope.

    Please advise me on solutions other than chemo. If it can't cure, treatments that will prolong her life is alright.

    Thank you very much for your answer. God bless you.

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry to hear of your mothers`illness. Unfortunately, it sounds like the breast cancer has metastasized into the lung. That does not have a very good prognosis, especially if she is too weak for chemotherapy.

      I wish I could tell you there is some "alternative" treatment that would work, but the truth is, none of them have been shown to do anything.

      Yes, you will find lots of people giving testimonials, but that isn't evidence. Unscrupulous people will try and sell you some concotion. Coffee enemas and high dose Vitamin C advocated by some of your other answers are complete nonsense, and have been clinically proven NOT to work.

      Depending on where the tumour is, radiotherapy may shrink it, but it would just be palliative, not curative.

      I am just being honest with you, and not offering false hope as others no doubt will.

  19. QUESTION:
    NUTRITIONAL TREATMENT for Cancer: Omega 3 / Dr. Pardini: personal experience? NEW ADVANCEMENTS?
    I've had two basal cell carcinomas surgically removed; and now another one has evolved - all three in the facial area; my father had skin cancer, and my mother died of lung cancer.

    But I have a very low pain thresh-hold regarding local anesthesia needle injection; and so far, have not found a surgeon that will administer general anesthesia for such an operation - risk/benefit ratio not advisable: have a heart condition and COPD stage II. Although I underwent general anesthesia for the last b.c.c. without complications - which granted, was several years ago.

    I've done a lot of research on the topic, and sometime ago communicated with Dr. Ron Pardini at UNR on his research into Omega 3 Fatty acids, for curing lung cancer: http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/BMB/Faculty_Sta…

    And I would like to ask two relevant questions here:

    (1) have you had personal experience with Nutritional Treatment of any form of cancer? And in particular, with Omega 3 Fatty Acids?

    (2) what are the latest advancements for the treatment of basal cell carcinomas

    Thanks very much,

    Alberich

    @@@@

    "april": recommend you re-read the second paragraph of my question - you've missed the whole point of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Why would a dr put you under for bcc with your COPD?? You might not wake up next time. Bcc is as simple as cutting the lesion away or freezing it off. Omega 3s don't cure anything, but I did take omegas while undergoing chemo and radiation for nutritional benefit. If Dr Ron thinks it will cure lung cancer, which you don't have, then he's delusional.

      Obviously I noted your treatment of bcc with COPD... Maybe your doc could give you some valium or something for the very minor injection to numb area that will be cut out or frozen out. Bcc doesn't metastasize, so you're lucky there.

      The WHOLE point was nutritional supplements as a cure. Not happening, sorry. If that "Dr" said it did, he's lying or horribly misunderstood...

      Keynotes: WITH conventional treatment...The purpose of this blog is to share experiences of individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer and have consumed omega-3 fatty acids during the course of their treatment. There is considerable experimental laboratory evidence published in the scientific literature that implicates consumption of marine sources of omega-3 fatty acids in decreasing tumor growth, increasing response to chemotherapy, decreasing side effects of chemotherapy, decreasing metastasis and decreasing the body weight loss associated with cancer. These findings are from laboratory animal research or cell culture.

  20. QUESTION:
    Treatments for lung tumour besides chemo (my mother is too weak for that)?
    My mother has breast cancer in her right breast. She went through a mastectomy.
    But the cancer may have spread cos there are now tumours in many parts of her lungs.

    She has been very healthy and strong, even stronger than me. But the tumours in her
    lungs makes breathing difficult. She's too tired to walk.
    She never smoke in her life (ashtma) so could this tumour be a result of metastasis?

    The Doctor only knows about chemotherapies and said my mother is
    too weak for chemo so there is no hope.

    Please advise me on solutions other than chemo. If it can't cure, treatments
    that will prolong her life is alright.

    Thank you very much for your answer. God bless you.
    my mother wants to live.

    • ANSWER:
      well there is one more thing called radiation.......ask the doctors....visit this site for more information.......
      http://www.cancerquest.org/?gclid=CPzFgumYjZMCFQEYewodIyqRTw

  21. QUESTION:
    Would you go for 'chemo' or 'cannabis bud oil' treatment to destroy cancer cells?
    Two of my friends used chemo therapy. One, with cancer of the neck, lost his sense of taste. The other, with prostrate cancer, lost his ability to have an erection. No kidding.

    The interviews on the following website show a number of individuals who cured themselves of cancer with regular dosage of THC and cannabinoids found in cannabis bud oil. One was a biochemist who explains how his 'stage four' prostrate cancer was cured within 3 months. The others had variations of cancer (lung and skin cancer) that were cured from the medicinal cannabis oil. http://www.blissful-wisdom.com/thc-from-cannabis-marijuana-bud-oil-destroys-luekemia-and-cancer-cells.html

    After reviewing their interviews, which treatment would you recommend to a friend? Please watch the interviews before posting your answer.
    Sthomp and Mojo:

    I notice you both answered my question in less than five minutes. I doubt you bothered to listen to the biochemist's interview....or look into the scientific published papers on the subject, that are referenced in the above weblink.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    My mums boyfriends dad has lung cancer, need advice?
    My mum found out today that her boyfriends dad has lung cancer - they are going next week to find out how serious it is. My mum and her boyfriend have been going out for about 4 years. His dad is lovely, he's so kind and that. Okay, so is there a chance he will die? Or can the treatment cure him? Say he does die, (hope not, pray to god:/) how will I cope at he funeral? I have only been to 1 funeral but I was really young and I don't remember what happened - it was for my great nan. I cry at things on the tv. And when my mum told me I started crying but I tried to hide it. I guess I'm emotional. But will it seem weird if I cry at my mums boyfriends dads funeral?
    I hope he doesn't have a certain amount if months to live coz I would hate that. Even if we has 5 years or so, I would be able to grow up more and than I'll be able to cope more. P.s - I'm 14 years old. I hope you saw the questions in the text.

    Thanks loads!

    • ANSWER:
      you seem to be a person who prepares herself ahead of time for situations that might (or might not) come up by thinking ahead and asking questions. That is a good quality and part of "grown-up" thinking.

      Lung cancer is usually pretty serious. There probably is a chance this will lead to the death of this lovely man.

      Crying is a natural human response, at any age!, to sorrow and worry. Everyone copes the best they can at a funeral, some people cry, some cry in private, some just "keep busy" and try to avoid the issue of death. However you respond will be OK and get you through.

  23. QUESTION:
    Brandt Grape Cure?
    Has anyone heard of this cure for cancer? Does anyone know if it works? If not, does anyone know a good alternative (no chemo or radiation) treatment for lung cancer? My grandmother was diagnosed with stage four a few days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Stephen Barrett MD of Quackwatch has this to say about the Brandt diet:

      'There is no scientific evidence that the Johanna Brandt's "Grape Cure" has any value. Even worse, her recommended diet is deficient in most essential nutrients and can cause constipation, diarrhea, cramps, and weight loss that is undesirable for cancer patients. The only nutrients present in significant amounts in grapes are carbohydrates, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, and C [9,10]. Brandt even describes how her diet is a form of starvation, but she claims that is desirable! Pages 66 and 67 of her book state:

      Under the Grape Diet, [the disease] should run its full course within a month or six weeks. The patient loses weight to an extent that would be alarming if he did not understand the principle of the Cure. While on the first stage of the Grape Diet, nothing should be administered to make him gain weight -- no food of any kind except the grape. In advanced cases it is sometimes by reducing him to a virtual skeleton that the disease may be overcome. When in severe cases he has reached this point, there is nothing left for the cancer to live on and it usually disappears spontaneously.'

      For the full article go to:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/grape.html

      In fact, do a search on Quackwatch for some facts whenever you are tempted by a particular 'alternative' therapy, before investing money, hope and (most dangerous of all) time in something that will almost certainly be ineffective, and may possibly be dangerous.

      The fact is, not one single person has been proved to have been cured by the Brandt method. Please be wary of unsubstantiated testimonials on websites - you have no way of knowing whether the person actually had cancer, much less that they are cured.

      Most people who genuinely believe they were cured by alternative treatments actually went through conventional treatment too, but choose to attribute the improvement in their condition to whatever other therapy they also took.

      Bottom line is, 'alternative' in this context is simply another word for 'unproven'. Conventional treatments have been rigourously tested and proven in double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical trials. No alternative medicine has been proven in this way - if it had, it would no longer be alternative medicine, it would just be medicine.

      Conventional treatments are far from perfect, but we know - because of the way they are tested and proven - that they save some lives and prolong many, many others.

      My best wishes to your grandmother

  24. QUESTION:
    Should you have chemo for lung cancer following surgery?
    My dad had a 5cm tumour (squamous cell carcinoma) removed from his right lower lobe of his lungs in early December. They removed half of the lung. The surgeon reported that there was a clear margin around the tumour and also no lymph node involvement. He went and saw the oncologist this week and was told it was his choice that as to whether or not he has chemo. He was told that his chance of cure is 60% if he doesn't have chemo, and 65% if he does. I know that it doesn't increase that odds much, but I feel that you can't leave these things to chance and any extra chance of cure should be considered. I realised however that chemo is a pretty nasty thing. He would need it for 4 mouths. He is 62 and fit and well otherwise. He has been having treatment for bladder cancer also over the last year, but this is under control and not related to the lung cancer. What are peoples opinions for, or against the chemo? I would really appreciate any advice. Thanks!
    Thanks worriedm..

    I'm really sorry but accidently gave you a thumbs down instead of up! oops - sorry!
    In respect to the bladder ca, he was diagnosed about 18 months ago. He has had it recur 4 times since diagnosis, but it hasn't affected the bladder wall. The urologist said it was more of a nuisance than a huge concern. He was treated with oncotice in September for six weeks. He then went back to theatre about 2 weeks ago and the bladder was all clear, there was no recurrance. The oncologist said that both the lung and bladder cancers were primary's. BTW he gave up smoking when his bladder cancer was diagnosed.

    • ANSWER:
      It really isn't a case of "should you", more like "would you."

      For a stage IB lung cancer, I'd estimate his risk of recurrence to be ~ 40% too. Overall the benefits of chemotherapy, from the original trials, looked like an absolute survival benefit of 5%. Further followup and data suggest benefit may be closer to 10%.

      Chemotherapy can be tough, doesn't have to be though, and certainly is not nearly as tough relatively speaking as recurrent lung cancer (this is after all what you are balancing the side effects of chemotherapy with). The bladder cancer history is not clear to me, but may play a bigger part in decision-making for his doctor.

      Ultimately he has to decide whether the 5-10 extra chances out of a 100 he will live without recurrent lung cancer are worth obtaining for the price of going through 304 months of chemotherapy. I tell many patients who are on the fence to try one treatment and see. You don;'t have to buy in to all of it at once, can sto any time, and usually all side effects are short-lived.

      God bless, best wishes

  25. QUESTION:
    HELP! Is there HOPE! Curing Stage IIIb non small cell lung cancer.....?
    without surgery. My grandmother has just been told she has stage 3b non small cell lung cancer. She cannot have surgery at all. Her chemo doctor said it was not curable but then her radiation doctor said it could be cured with chemo and rad. treatment. Her reg. doctor said his mother in law had what she has and lived way past 8 years although he never said what stage she was in. I don't know what to think. They say it is the size of a marble and spread to lymph nodes on both sides of chest. My granddad and mom won't take her for a second opinion claiming these doctors are great and they trust them. With all the doctors saying different things I don't know what believe. I want her to be cured but everything I have read say not likely.

    Does anyone know if it can be cured in this late stage without surgery to remove it.

    Thank you so much in advance from me and my whole family!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Keep in mind that there is no cure for diabetes either . . but that doesn't mean that without treatment and medication that a person cannot survive for quite a long time. It is similar in many cases with cancer, especially advanced stages of cancer . . where the goal becomes less 'curative' and more of finding a way for the patient to continue living their life with some amount of treatment enough to slow down the cancer progression . . in this way it is sometimes possible for patients to survive for a number of years . . and older patients can sometimes even outlive the cancer. I don't know if this is the situation with your grandmother or not . . but given appropriate treatment she may still be able to live a quality life . . but the disease itself will never be 'cured' . . so yes, there is hope for life for your grandmother.

  26. QUESTION:
    how do I care for myself, my sisters and my mom (with lung and brain cancer) alone without going crazy!?
    I'm 26 and my mom was told she had stage 4 lung cancer in Dec. 06. Doc said she had a few months to a year if treatment went good (there was no chance of operating or a cure) she went thro treatment and was doing well no knew growth (still there) and seemed like she could live a good life for a few years (maybe) if the cancer did not grow again. In Dec. 07 mom started to say funny things and was getting mixed up over the smallest things one day one her way home from an appt. (she has O.C.D. and is very independent dosn't like help) she realized that she should NOT be driving. (she has not since) I called the doctor we went and he saw that this woman was whacked so he sent us for a head to toe ct and a few days later i got the call ur mom has two brain tumors. 2 weeks later we're in the hospital having a quarter sized tumor removed the few weeks later cyber knif treatment on the smaller 1 she still acts crazy and i am getting there FAST HELP

    • ANSWER:
      This is exactly what hospice is designed to do - help you take care of your mom at home. Her prognosis fits the six month guideline (estimated). They have nurses and social workers and volunteers to help give you some breaks. Ask her doctor for a referral to your local hospice organization.

  27. QUESTION:
    Lung cancer - how can I help?
    I have a friend who has just found out she has lung cancer, spread to the lymph nodes.. I will obviously help her with emotional support etc. but what practical help can I give her? Is there some miracle cure out there that a lot of people dont know about? Is there a doctor who is the best in the world? I dont think she will need financial help as such cos she is in the UK and gets all treatments for free of course (if she does need financial help I will of course help in that way). I am looking for other ways I can help her? I feel so helpless..

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    is the fight against cancer really a hopeless cause?
    They say that we are making great progress in the fight against cancer, but yet it seems incidents are increasing and death rates are remaining the same. I have begun to lose hope, because 7 people in my family have gotten cancer, including my mom, 6 of them died, mother included in that as well, and the other has had test results suspicious of recurrence, and we all know pretty much with a recurrence, the chance of survival is slim, for whatever reason a cancer is usually completely resistant to treatment after it comes back, and is typically more agressive. I also have a cousin who was diagnosed with lung cancer, and he is dying as we speak, he weighed 280 at the time of his diagnosis, and now he is down to 220, and white as a dry-erase board. and it seems like every couple of months, we hear about some celebrity dying of cancer, or a celebrity being diagnosed with terminal cancer. I know that Doctors are doing what they can to find better treatments, and hopefull even find cures, but I truely believe there will never be a cure for cancer.
    after seeing some of these answers, I guess I really was mainly talking about oral, lung, colon, testicular, and pancreatic. these are the cancers my family members had, and the one surviving member is still battling lung cancer, but he is not expected to make it past next year. it just seems so hopeless in cases like these, mom was stage 4, bot of the colon cancer cases were stage 4, my cousins tesicular cancer was stage 4, the one with lung cancer is stage 4, so I guess the late diagnosis has something to do with the poor outcomes. what can we do when these stages are so difficult to treat? with them being so bleak should we just give up? even the one with tesicular cancer died, and thats a fairly treatable cancer even in its advanced stages.

    • ANSWER:
      "Denise" has an excellent answer as usual.
      Which cancer are you asking about?
      There are over 200 types - all different diseases.
      It's like asking, "When will there be a cure for infectious diseases?"

      There are cures for cancer now - ask Lance Armstrong or look up his case online. He is open about his experience. But his cancer was far advanced testicular cancer which is highly curable with chemotherapy and radiation.

      Lung cancer are not often curable, but 85 to 90% could be prevented if people did not smoke cigarettes. We estimate that 1/3 of all cancer deaths could be prevented if people would stop smoking cigarettes. It is much better to prevent cancers than treat them with very difficult and very expensive treatments that often fail in the common types of cancer.

      Here are the five year survival data from the ACS (American Cancer society) 2008
      [Note that five year survival does not necessarily mean a “cure”.]
      All sites 66%
      Breast Cancers 89%
      Colon Cancers 65%
      Leukemias 50%
      Lung cancers 16%
      Melanomas 92%
      Non-Hodgkin lymphomas 64%
      Ovary 45%
      Pancreas 5%
      Prostate 99%
      Rectum 66%
      Urinary bladder 81%
      Note that most are still cured with surgery - not by chemotherapy.

      Your family has had particularly bad luck. They must have had the less curable types of cancer or they were diagnosed in advanced stages for so many to die.

  29. QUESTION:
    my father got lung cancer in both lungs. It is diagnosed recently. should chemotherapy be taken?
    he has swelling all over his face. Oncologist advises for admitting him in the cancer hospital for chemotherapy, but other doctors say there is no cure of it . Chemotherapy just washes out money and physical problems to the patient. I want to go for further examinations and treatment by other oncologists but I am afraid this may consume time and may aggravate the problem

    • ANSWER:
      The question to ask is whether it has spread to nearby lymphnodes.
      If it has not, then he should start treatment immediately (unless he is very old and it would be too rough on him). My dad had Stage IV (spread to liver) and still did chemo. It was not bad, but he still only lived 6 months.

  30. QUESTION:
    Are all Cancer cells in the body the same?
    There are no cancer cells in our bodies , but an environmental cause free radical mutation from chlorine (carcinogen.)into our rapid growth cells, It reacts directly with amino acids in the DNA helix mutation causing rapid growth cancer cells.
    all human carcinogen (cancer causing).cancer cells in our bodies have the same DNA mutation foot print. Finding the reason is a cells DNA is most vulnerable during rapid growth.
    These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size...because cancer takes so long between the time you’re exposed to chlorine free radical mutation, to the rapid growth cells during ,rapid growth .Mutated cells Go dormant. Intel the cells are re-injured (damaged) this time you get your cancer !
    Chloramines, like chlorine, are oxidators. Chloramines can kill bacteria by penetration of the cell wall and blockage of the metabolism. Monochloramine is the most effective disinfectant. It reacts directly with amino acids in the bacterial DNA. During deactivation of microorganisms chloramines destroy the shell which protects the rapid growth cells.
    AMAS blood test Requesting an Anti-Malignan Antibody (AMAS), which is "looking" for an antibody, a protein the body produces against foreign matter, in this case cancer cells. It is a new test and if run twice, the false positives and false negatives drops to under 1%. It can mean life or death! If you find you have cancer, the odds are that there is a 99% chance of a cure Testing for AMAS can pretty much let you come to the conclusion that cancer is hiding somewhere in your body, should the test results come back positive. This will allow you to start treatment before the cancer has a chance to spread. Whether it is breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer or some other form of a common cancer, AMAS should be a part of your personal checkup and should be requested at your doctor's visit.
    3 Originally, the pregnancy test was used as a cancer test. Cancer patients, either men or women in menopause, were "pregnant" when they took this test A quantitative test was developed which measures HCG. A reading of 50 and below showed no malignancy and 50 and above was more likely to show malignancy. Obviously the quantitative test could be used to screen for cancer. According to these findings, any man, or any woman who has since ceased having a menstrual period, could take a pregnancy test and if it registered positive may indeed have a lurking cancer.
    For those individuals who are not inclined to have regular checkups, this would be an invaluable means to find out if there was a malignancy in the body. If the pregnancy test results in a positive reading, than the blood test, AMAS, would be helpful in reaching a final medical conclusion. Done twice, the AMAS test is undeniably reliable and the amount of money saved, sparing the patient test after test, would be enormous.

    • ANSWER:
      Charlie Wenger,
      Your information referencing the AMAS test is correct as far as it goes, but if you are going to copy information of this subject for the benefit of the readers, you would be advised to allow them to become better informed. What is important, and what you failed to record is that the AMAS test has an accuracy of greater than 95%. THEN you should mention that if the test is repeated, the accuracy is greater than 99%. That is to say that false positive and false negative rates are less than 1%. The test is extremely sensitive, blood levels of this antibody rise early in the course of the vast majority of cancers of ALL types, regardless of their location in the body. The test is especially useful when cancer is suspected but has not been confirmed by a biopsy. You continue with a confusing discussion referring to the pregnancy test and the AMAS test without an explanation that All trophoblast cells produce a unique hormone called the chorionic gonadotrophic (CGH) which is easily detected in urine. Thus if a person is either pregnant or has cancer, a simple CGH pregnancy test should confirm either or both, which it does with an accuracy of better than 92% in all cases. If the urine sample shows positive it means either normal pregnancy or abnormal malignant cancer. Further, an antibody is a specific molecule that attacks and neutralizes or kills a specific cell that contains an antigen that has invaded or infected the body. AMAS is a naturally occurring anti- cancer antibody in everyone's serum. today it is relatively easy to precisely duplicate (clone) an antibody. It is also fairly easy to attach a second molecule to the cloned antibody. If that second molecule is a chemotherapeutic agent, which could destroy a cancer cell, in addition to AMAS itself, the resultant structure is called a therapeutic monoclonal antibody. This procedure could result in an intravenous injection that would destroy any type of cancer anywhere in the body without affecting normal tissue or causing side-effects, but this will likely occur in the future, following further research. You also fail to mention the other cancer recognin - astrocytin, but never mind, your post was of interest to many, I would expect. I shall add a link below which explains how “World Without Cancer” author G. Edward Griffin exposes how corrupt politics prevent real cancer cures from reaching the public. Thank you for your information in the form of a question.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      http://www.naturalnews.com/
      012923.html

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  31. QUESTION:
    Radiofrequency Ablation for cancer?
    This is a technique where radiowaves are used to destroy cancerous tumors and leave nothing but scar tissue behind. I'm wondering about how effective this is at prolonging life or even turning cancer into a chronic illness. I've read about lung cancer patients near death surviving much longer with this treatment. of course it can't cure cancer but if tumors can be destroyed as soon as they're discovered then wouldn't a cancer patient theoreticly be able to live to old age by managing their condition? Is there another side to this treatment that I'm not aware of? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are currently limitations for this type of treatment. It seems to work best on small tumors and nodules that are evenly shaped. One of the reasons for this is that a thin wire is threaded into the tumor and than the waves that destroy the tumor will emanate outwards in an even wave. If the tumor is oddly shaped than it is possible that those cancer cells won't be destroyed and can spred.

      So, while RFA is an exciting modality, it is not suitable for all types of cancers or all patients. Much will depend upon location, number of tumors, stage, and size of the tumors to be ablated. It's worth investigating.

  32. QUESTION:
    Surviving Lung Cancer...?
    Hello.

    My father has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. There is a spot on his lung, and it looks like the cancer has spread a little to his brain. They are going to do a biopsy on Monday morning to determine the type of lung cancer it is for the proper treatment.

    He is in great spirits and insists that he will be cured. He's in no pain (except occasional headaches from coughing). He still has his physical strength, his appetite, he speaks fine (his voice is hoarse, though), his mind is clear and normal.

    Has anyone been through this, or had a family memeber go through this? What are his chances of survival? How do I prepare for this? Advise, please!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is possible given your fathers current diagnosis to survive his lung cancer. Much will depend on the type of cancer, the grade, and your fathers response to first line treatment. Despite the grimness people do survive this disease . . even if there have been mets to the brain. Do not believe those who will give you statistics . . statistics do not apply to individuals (after all even if there is a 15 percent chance that still means 15 percent SURVIVE).

      Best advice is for your father to go to directly to an oncologist who specializes in his type of cancer or make sure he goes to a comprehensive cancer center . . the larger the facility the more cases they have treated and the better chances for survival. Often once a treatment plan is made he can still return to his home town and be treated locally following the plan.

      There are options for disease that has traveled to the brain which includes chemotherapy that crosses the brain/blood barrier, surgical removal of the mets and more recently gamma knife can pinpoint small lesions.

      http://www.pennmedicine.org/neuro/gammaknife/ask/metastasis.html

      In order to find out the latest treatment options and where to go for the best treatments you or your father should join an online support group that will share this information. These groups also offer support and encouragement and can tell you far more about lung cancer, treatments, and options than anyone here.

      ACOR: The Lung Cancer Online Support Group
      http://listserv.acor.org/SCRIPTS/WA-ACOR.EXE?A0=LUNG-ONC

      ACOR: Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
      http://listserv.acor.org/SCRIPTS/WA-ACOR.EXE?A0=LUNG-NSCLC

      ACOR: Small Cell Lung Cancer
      http://listserv.acor.org/SCRIPTS/WA-ACOR.EXE?A0=LUNG-SCLC

  33. QUESTION:
    Would it be that bad if I start smoking?
    Please read my full argument before you give me advice :)

    -I have/will continue to have the money
    -I like the feeling it gives you (the head rush)
    -I'm 15, by the time I would get lung cancer (assuming I do, which is a big assumption) it would be around 2060, won't there either be a cure for cancer or an effective treatment or a way to grow organs or something?
    Why do you think it's stupid? Please elaborate.
    Why do you think it's stupid? Please elaborate.

    • ANSWER:
      yes.

  34. QUESTION:
    If touching quarters or copper does cause testicular cancer, what do we do about it?
    A question posted by Jen Yang of Hollywood CA piqued my interest. Her brother has testicular Ca. I know from observing cancer patients and their families over 20 years that almost all people want to find the cause - something to blame. Her doctors apparently have said that some testicular and ovarian cancers may be linked to excess free copper - possibly from handling quarters. So, if a person works in a bank or on a cash register, may they sue their employer for this ?
    My point is that in the U.S. there are 160,000 deaths from lung cancer almost all caused by cigarette smoking. Compare that to 380 deaths from testicular carcinoma each year. Should we be more concerned about warning people to not handle quarters - - or intensify our efforts to get the message out about cigarette smoking. Most testicular carcinomas are cured with existing treatments. Few smoking related cancers can be cured.

    • ANSWER:
      True, testicular cancer deaths are few and far between (I once read that even Stage IV has a 5-Year survival rate of over 60%), but the cost of curing the disease and the mental (let alone physical) trauma the patient goes through to cure it can be pretty damn harsh. If it did turn out that copper was somehow responsible for a moderate or severe increase in testicular cancer risk, then we should do everything in our power to switch to a different currency medium.
      I feel the same is true for ovarian cancer, except that ovarian cancer is far more deadly than testicular, so our measures to counteract that should be more extreme.
      Either way, is there any scientific evidence that Cu is somehow linked to cancer? I've never even heard of this before. Cu is a transition metal, low on the periodic table, not heavy, and it's usually not terribly reactive (then again, benzene is hardly reactive and look how carcinogenic that is). There need to be extensive studies on something like this.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there any progress on treating Melamie cancer that started with ocular melanoma then moved to the lungs ,?
    moved into the left lung. destroyed with an RFA needle treatment then finally the cancer was getting smaller, then it moved into the lymph gland behind the stermun. Is there any clinical trials on this type of melanomia/ is there any new medicines or herbs that are on trial to stop the cancer~ I know there is no cure for it or have been told there is no cure at this time. the ocular cancer was in 94 the lung cancer(biospyed at black mole melanomia) was first in 02 and has showed up almost yearly since.
    Would appreciate any updates on this type of cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      yuo could try a local oncologist for updates, good luck

  36. QUESTION:
    How long would somebody expect to survive with a METASTATIC BRAIN TUMOR if no treatment was undertaken?
    Treatment is unlikely as the person has already been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, has already undergone chemo for this, which resulted in a reduction of the size of the tumour but was told before that it was incurable (the treatment was done to extend life expectancy not to cure the cancer) and no further chemo can be undertaken for at least another 4 months. It now appears (although as yet undiagnosed -but conditions indicate) that it has also infected the brain - so was wondering how long the end will be in coming if this cancer is untreated?

    • ANSWER:
      My thoughts and prayers are with you. My mother went through this and when we believed it got to the brain I think it was about a few weeks. She just went downhill and then all her pain and suffering was over. I wish nothing but the best outcome, however, to be completely honest it doesn't sound good. God Bless

  37. QUESTION:
    is ther really any cures for samll cell lung cancers?
    my dad has small cell lung cancer and also a tumor found in hi sbrain they want to start chemo and radiation for the tumor in his head .. he is 73 and i am wondering if there is some other options and if any one kows of some good treatments to go along with this maybe alternative treatments we can do from home or buy to help him

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that.

      You may well be recommended several 'alternative cancer treatments' from alternative medicine enthusiasts on this board.

      I can 100% guarantee you, though, that not one of them will have successfully used whatever they recommend to treat their own cancer, nor will they personally know anyone who has.

      Not only that, but some of the 'alternative cancer treatments' that often get recommended on here are not only ineffective, but dangerous. Apricot kernels/Laetrile, for example - dangerous because they contain cyanide, and proven to be completely ineffective against cancer.

      If you are tempted by any particular 'alternative treatment', I recommend that you do a search on this website for some facts, before investing money, hope and (most important of all for a cancer patient) time in useless and possibly dangerous 'cures':

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

      EDIT:** There you go! Told you it wouldn't be long before someone recommended some completely ineffective, wacky 'alternatives'.

      The Italian oncologist Nosey refers to is Tullio Simoncini; claims that cancer is a fungus that can be cured by baking soda .

      He bases bases his 'theory' that cancer is a fungus on the fact that whenever he sees a cancerous tumour in the body, the lumps are "always white." And fungus is white. That and that alone. You couldn't make it up.

      Following the death of a patient whom Simoncini had treated at a Dutch clinic, his license to practice medicine was withdrawn in 2003, and in 2006 he was convicted by an Italian judge for wrongful death and swindling.

      And no, he is not curing people with his quack treatment. Here is some information about him:

      http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/21160724 (that picture looks familiar!)

      http://www.cancertreatmentwatch.org/reports/simoncini.shtml

      http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2008/08/a_fungus_among_us_in_oncology.php

      S/he also tells you to see a homeopath. In fact, though I have no time for homeopathy, I know that you would have a hard time finding one who claimed that homeopathy could cure cancer. Only those homeopaths willing to exploit desperate people for profit make such claims.

      EDIT2**

      Reikigirl suggests you google Hulda Clark. Clark claimed to be able to cure all cancers. She died in 2009 - of cancer. She was a wicked fraud who made a mint lying to desperate and vulnerable people; here's a link to a previous question about the old fraud, with some excellent answers

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110202162431AAb3bdy

  38. QUESTION:
    Cancer survivor has spot on lower lung?
    My brother was diagnosed with cancer Feb of 09 with a peripheral nerve sheath sarcoma. Went through treatment and was cured. He went in for his 18 month MRI scans yesterday but he went in 2 months late. They found a spot, I don't know how big, in his lower left lung. He has had a very mucus cough for the last 2 weeks or so. From what I've heard if there is cancer in his lungs his cough would have been very dry. He is going to get CT done today. Any chance that its just an infection from his cough or do you think its cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Without looking at the report there is no way to know.
      I look at radiological reports all day and spots are very rarely seen this is a very uncommon term for a doctor.
      You also do not mention the grade or type of your brother’s cancer
      What you heard about cancer in the lungs is incorrect.

  39. QUESTION:
    Agree or Disagree: Cancer cures Objectivism?
    "...faced with lung cancer after a life spent smoking, and without the wealth needed to combat that cancer, Rand adopted an assumed name to seek government funds for her treatment."

    "Conservative Darling Ayn Rand Died Loving Government Handouts"
    http://www.good.is/post/conservative-darling-ayn-rand-died-loving-government-handouts/

    • ANSWER:
      She collected benefits under her legal, married name. Ayn Rand was her assumed name.
      She paid into the system without the option to avoid it. Why is it hypocritical to make use of that for which she was forced to pay? Say you are mugged, but the mugger offers you back for bus fare. Is it hypocritical to accept the ?

      As for the Hickman meme, just read the damn source material, not 4th hand distortions and outright lies.

  40. QUESTION:
    My Mother is suffering from cancer pain right now. I beg You please pray for Her.?
    My mother wants to live. There are many things that she wants to do, including accompanying and seeing me grow (I have lost my Father and have no other family members)

    But she is in pain right now due to the tumours filling her lungs (though she never smoked). There is a GOD sent cancer treatment that can cure her but the devil is stalling and causing many (almost unrealistic) problems and delays.

    Please pray (and if You are a Christian, in the name of JESUS) for my mother.

    Please pray for GOD to heal her. Please pray for GOD to ease her pain. (She is suffering from a lot of pain) Please pray for GOD to make the devil powerless against Her and me.

    I pray GOD bless You all. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Jesus said: "What ever you ask for in prayer... believe that you have already received it".

      I have prayed for your mother.

      I do believe that your mother will always have God's light and love in her life forever.

      Belief is always a curer of pain.

      Arch Angel Raphael is in charge of healing; his ray colour is Green. When a green candle is lit, and a prayer said to God, Raphael will intervene, and give comfort.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why ain't more people talking about this?
    Believe it or not, a Harvard study released on April 17, 2007 shows that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread!

    Researchers at Harvard tested the chemical THC in both lab and mouse studies. They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, THC actually activates naturally produced receptors to fight off lung cancer. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

    Although a medical substitute of THC, known as Marinol, has been used as an appetite stimulant for cancer patients and other similar treatments, few studies have shown that THC might have anti-tumor activity.

    *HERE IS THE INTERESTING PART* The only clinical trial testing THC as a treatment against cancer growth was a recently completed British pilot study. For three weeks, researchers injected standard doses of THC into mice that had been implanted with human lung cancer cells, and found that tumors were reduced in size and weight by about 50 percent in treated animals compared to a control group. There was also about a 60 percent reduction in cancer lesions on the lungs in these mice as well as a significant reduction in protein markers associated with cancer progression.

    After learning about this study and hearign about that guy in Canada who says he has been curing cancer in humans using hemp oil
    (a concentrated THC extract.)

    Do you think its possible that all this stuff is being ignored becuase of the fact that the global oncology market (anti-cancer drugs) —is growing the fastest among all therapies, is expected to touch billion this year alone?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you should provide links to the studies you describe.

      They are in any event just studies - studies are not proof of anything, they simply suggest possibilities for further research. The second piece of research you describe is at an early stage.

      If by the 'guy in Canada who says he has been curing cancer in humans using hemp oil' you mean the Rick Simpson's Run From The Cure video - well, that's something I've watched more than once.

      What I saw was a number of unsubstantiated testimonials - no way of knowing if these people had ever had the conditions they claimed, and certainly no way of knowing if they'd been 'cured'.

      But I'll accept they had those conditions. And as I've had cancer, the ones who'd had cancer were the ones to whom I paid most attention. And you know what? - they'd had conventional treatment too, but had chosen to credit the hemp oil with the improvement in their condition.

      This often happens with alternative treatments - a patient has chemo and feels crap, because chemo makes you feel crap. After the chemo is over, s/he takes some 'alternative' medicine; soon s/he begins to feel better. Well, that's no surprise, you do begin to feel better when chemo is over. But s/he chooses to give the credit for feeling better, and for subsequent improvements in her/his condition, to the unproven alternative rather than to the conventional treatments, which have been rigourously tested and proven in double-blind clinical trials.

      And that's what's happened here.

      I had surgery, chemo and radiotherapy five years ago for an aggressive, advanced cancer; I am fit and well, with no sign of cancer at my last routine check-up. Chemo and rads aren't perfect, far from it; but we know because they have been tested and proven that they save many lives and prolong many others. The cancer patients in the film are fit and well following conventional treatment too.

      And anything that claims to cure everything from cancer to weight problems to insomnia has to be regarded with suspicion at best.

      The conspiracy you suggest doesn't exist; The basis of the argument that pharmeceutical companies would want to cover up a 'natural' treatment is that naturally occuring substances can't be patented, so there would be no profit in them.

      In fact it's common for synthetic derivatives to be made that are an improvement on the original, and it's also common to get patents on the methods of isolating or administering the substance.

      So even if a pharmeceutical couldn't make money directly from hemp oil, if hemp oil, or marijuana, were effective they could make plenty of money and get plenty kudos from developing a safer, more effective derivative. The chemotherapy drug Taxol is derived from yew.

      But so far hemp oil and marijuana have not been proven effective against cancer, so pharmaceutical companies don't bother with them. They're after profits, after all.

      And cancer is not one disease , it's an umbrella term for over 200 diseases. The difficulty with finding a 'cure for cancer' is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them .They all respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them, so there isn't a magic bullet that cures all cancers and there never will be.

  42. QUESTION:
    Whats the most deadliest cancer? ?
    Where is the most deadliest cancer?

    And once the cancer has spread, where abouts in the body is it impossible to get rid of?

    I just read about cancer being found in the spine. Why can't they cure it with radiology instead of saying theres nothing they can do? I know everybody is different and everyones bodies respond differently to different treatments, but why can't they fix it?

    I read about how tumors form and stuff. How do they make blood vessels grow towards them to supply them with blood to live?

    What are the chances of survival for advanced lung cancer or in fact, any type of cancer?

    Also, after lung cancer, where does it spread?

    Thanks.. Sorry Im really interested in it o_o ...

    • ANSWER:
      In terms of numbers of deaths yearly in the U.S. - LUNG CANCER
      Probabilities of surviving these cancers:
      99% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will be alive 5 years later.
      88% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will be alive 5 years later.
      63% of those with colorectal cancer will survive at least 5 years.
      Lung cancer’s five year survival rate is dramatically different, 15%.
      More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.
      Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer combined.
      Lung cancer accounts for 31% of all deaths from cancer.
      90% of these could have been prevented if people had not smoked cigarettes.
      Tobacco addiction is by far the most important risk factor in the development of lung cancer. 
      There are approximately 123,386 lung cancer deaths per year attributable to smoking.  (Source:  CDC)

      Pancreatic cancer also has a very low survival rate due to the late stage at which most cases are found and the poor response to any treatment.

      Once non-small cell lung cancer or pancreatic carcinoma has spread to the spinal area, it is impossible to eradicate the billions of cancer cells there. We can reduce the tumor burden with radiation, but the normal tissues cannot withstand the doses of RT required for total tumor eradication.

      Blocking blood vessel growth into metastatic cancer tumors is being utilized. These are angiogenesis inhibitors, and we have a number of them now. But these have not provided cures for lung and pancreas cancers.

      To answer where lung cancers spread - liver, brain, bones, lymph nodes, adrenal glands. These are the most common metastatic sites. This comes back to your spine question. Even if we could clear the spine, once a cancer has spread to the spine, you can be sure it is elsewhere also. The cells disseminate through the bloodstream to all parts of the body when a tumor spreads.

      Hope this isn't someone close to you. If so, God bless.

  43. QUESTION:
    Do you think the Nobel Committee should have done their homework before giving Al Gore The Peace Prize based?
    on his enviormental contributions ?

    Environmental Trendiness (and Hypocrisy)
    In the past, Al Gore has made his environmental positions a big part of his message, notably in his book "Earth in the Balance", which sold well. We don't critique candidates' policy positions, but some of that may come back to haunt him by making him look extreme, trendy or hypocritical.

    Gore runs the risk of being shown up as a hypocrite, the way Mike Dukakis was in 1998 after Boston Harbor's pollution problem was exposed.

    One example is the Pigeon River in North Carolina and east Tennesee. The Champion International paper mill has pumped tons of chemicals and byproducts into it for years, turning it the color of cofee and adding a sulfurish smell. Gore campaigned hard against this pollution and lobbied the EPA to crack down. But in 1987, as Gore started running for president the first time, he was pressured by 2 politicians whose support he craved for the North Carolina Super Tuesday primary. Terry Sanford (then a Senator) and Jamie Clarke (North Carolina congressmen) lobbied him hard to ease up on Champion. Gore did, writing to the EPA again and now asking for a more permissive water pollution standard. Sanford and Clarke endorsed him, and Gore won the state handily.

    Another example is a Gore family property that has been mined for zinc and germanium for decades. The Vice-President and his dad, the late Senator Albert Gore, Sr., obtained the land in a very favorable deal with the late Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum. Gore, Sr. was heavily supported by Hammer financially, and carried his water in the U.S. Senate.

    Back in 1972, when zinc was discovered across the river from the Gore family land in Carthage, TN, Hammer sent engineers out and offered ,000 per year for a mineral rights lease on some property owned by a church that had been willed the land. Instead, they wanted to sell and Hammer won a bidding war to buy the land for 0,000. He then sold it to Gore Jr. and Sr. for the same amount, and immediately started leasing the land back from him for the same ,000. Lynwood Burkhalter, who in the 70s was president of the company that assumed this lease from Occidental Petroleum, called the payments "extraordinarily large."

    Mining is, of course, a very messy business environmentally. The mine itself hasn't been that bad. Republicans have claimed that it's polluting the local drinking water, but according to the Wall Street Journal those problems "are actually very minor." However, the Journal notes that the plant in Clarksville TN, which processes the Gore minerals, is a federal Superfund site contaminated with cadmium and mercury, posing "a threat to the human food chain."

    There's also a damning quote about cutting down Yew trees to make a promising cancer treatment that we used to include in our Gore quotes section. Except that the really embarrassing part -- which we got from an editorial in the Austin, Texas American Statesman -- turns out to be distorted and out of context. The full quote, which is still a little odd, is:

    "The Pacific Yew can be cut down and processed to produce a potent chemical, taxol, which offers some promise of curing certain forms of lung, breast and ovarian cancer in patients who would otherwise quickly die. It seems an easy choice -- sacrifice the tree for a human life -- until one learns that three trees must be destroyed for each patient treated, that only specimens more than a hundred years old contain the potent chemical in their bark, and that there are very few of these yews remaining on earth." - Gore, in "Earth in the Balance", p. 119

    The distorted version puts a period after "for each patient treated," as if the ratio of trees to humans was what bothered Gore. In reality, his point is that treating all current cancer patients would destroy all of the trees, leaving none of the drug for future cancer patients

    • ANSWER:
      I say why not give a Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Suess his stories are just as acurate as Gores,but more entertaining.

  44. QUESTION:
    How much do you do to take care of your health to lower costs for all?
    In light of fixing the healthcare crisis, do you take personal responsibility to do as much as possible to lower your health risks? Do you exercise daily? Keep your weight at healthy levels? Eat a balanced diet with little to no junk? Eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies and get plenty of fiber? Do you use condoms if you're having sex outside of a monogamous relationship? Don't smoke or use drugs?

    If everyone took personal responsibility for their own health, how much would be eased up from the health care system for treating many preventable ailments?

    I'm not saying this would cure cancer or anything, but the rates of heart disease and lung cancer, STDs, unwanted pregnancy, drug related treatment - that would drop dramatically. We do live in a free country, but with that freedom comes responsibility. Do you do your part?
    How much do a pair of sneakers cost? Take a walk. Run. I run 10 miles a day every day. Never eat processed food. Do yoga in my living room to keep my stress levels low. While yes, things are genetic, you can also greatly influence the way your body fights disease by keeping as healthy as you are able to be.

    • ANSWER:
      I eat healthy (minus the occasional indulgence)
      I drink lots of water
      I exercize some, not as much as I would like to
      I do drink alcohol and smoke
      I do not use drugs
      I always protect myself when having relations and choose to protect myself from getting pregnant by using several different forms of contraception (pill, condom)

      But also, i do not rely on anyone elses paycheck for my healthcare, my employer and I pay for it.

  45. QUESTION:
    Pink Ribbon- Breast Cancer Awareness question.?
    First, I'm not saying that breast cancer doesn't warrant many more years of research, but does anyone think that breast cancer kind of hogs the spotlight?

    There are other diseases and cancers that get virtually no attention. No attention means no funding for research, and that means there is a far less chance for people who have other types of cancer (like pancreatic, kidney, liver) to ever hope for a cure.

    You just don't see a Walk for Kidney, Lung, Liver, Pancreatic, Uterine, Bladder or Skin cancer. It's a little perturbing to know that these diseases, which can be as bad as or more deadly than (pancreatic) breast cancer, but receive little to no attention.

    Additionally, there are many diseases that people don't even know about, they don't get any attention, which means they don't have anyone donating to that cause, and that means that researchers will never have the resources to help find cures or even treatments for certain diseases (Muscular dystrophy, Auto-Immune diseases, Heart disease, Respiratory disease ect)

    Do you think things like breast cancer awareness month, all these "pink" accessories, and all their corporate sponsors take away money and spotlight away from other cancers and diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it doesn't take away from other cancers and diseases. The Susan G. Komen Foundation just hit the nail on the head on how to get fundraising out there and to reach a wide audience. It's about organization, reaching out, and fundraising. Breast cancer awareness was never such an overwhelming cause until one foundation stepped up, determined to get the attention that breast cancer needs.

      I do agree with you though that other cancers don't get the same attention. There are LOTS that don't. I can understand your frustration. I work very close with a foundation that works for getting out awareness of childhood cancer. We were very disappointed by the lack of golden ribbons during September (childhood cancer awareness month). We fought hard to get the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008 bill put in place. We hope to branch out further and make next September a better month for getting the stories out there.

      My suggestion to you is, if you feel strongly about supporting one of these causes, join forces with a foundation. Throw fundraisers to raise money. Organize a walk in your city. Have a bake sale. Put together a neighborhood garage sale. Educate others on how to prevent the disease...or about the devastating effects, cure rates, treatment, etc.

      It only takes one person....

      Good luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    Could someone do a critical analysis of this essay?
    In June Dr. Louis Sullivan stood at the microphone, struggling to continue his speech to the Sixth International Conference on AIDS in San Francisco. The secretary of Health and Human Services had to shout to make himself heard as homosexual activists danced the aisles, hurling condoms at Sullivan and screaming for more AIDS funding. That riot at the AIDS conference made me angry, as crude and abusive behavior invariably does. But the hypocrisy—and danger—of the activists’ attitudes didn’t hit home until I heard about Doralyn, the 12-year-old daughter of a Washington-area pastor. Doralyn developed a rare form of sinus cancer last October; the malignant tumor began inexplicably and grew relentlessly. She received radiation treatments and chemotherapy, and as she lost weight and hair, her parents anguished. What hope was there for finding a cure? Little, it seemed: Doralyn’s father was quietly told that available funds for head and neck cancer in the U.S. are being funneled instead into AIDS research. “It’s ironic,” says Doralyn’s father. “On the one hand is a disease whose cause is known; on the other, an illness that strikes randomly without a traceable cause. Yet all the funds are being gobbled up by the preventable disease.” I understand that medical resources are finite and that stopping AIDS, a highly infectious virus that poses a deadly public health risk, may be considered more urgent than finding a cure for cancer. But when I pair the image of an innocent 12-year-old prayerfully struggling against cancer with that of AIDS activists throwing condoms at governmental officials, I realize something is not right. Many of us who sense this unease feel guilty, subconsciously accepting the homosexual lobby’s charge that we are being intolerant and narrow-minded. After all, many homosexuals portray Christians as Bible-beating bigots, hysterical moralists long on condemnation and short on compassion. But I know of countless believers who befriend AIDS sufferers, reading to them, holding their hands as they die. I’ve prayed with AIDS patients in prisons across the U.S. In the Maryland Penitentiary, Christian inmates and outside volunteers refurbished an unused part of the prison to construct what’s called the Living Room, a special wing for AIDS-infected prisoners. There, in a loving and cheerful atmosphere, believers have shared the living Christ with those who are dying. There will always be more that we Christians can do to help the suffering. But one thing we must not do: allow ourselves to be manipulated by the guilt AIDS activists count on to propel their movement. We can feel free to speak the truth in love. The truth is, two things are wrong about the clamor for homosexual rights and more AIDS funding. First, the pressure on governmental agencies is hypocritical. Though AIDS can be transmitted by blood transfusions and accidental exposure, those are the exceptions. The primary cause for the disease is the transmission of body fluids through homosexual intercourse. Yet one study released at the AIDS conference showed that “safe” sexual practice is actually on the decline among homosexuals. While they demand that taxpayers cough up the funds to find a cure, they continue the very behaviors that perpetuate their disease. It seems logical that someone might suggest that the burden is on them to change their ways. After all, stigmas against illness-causing behaviors do exist in the medical world. Imagine if meetings of the American Lung Association were interrupted by noisy lung-cancer victims, puffing on cigarettes and pelting the speakers with smoldering butts. What if workshops of the Skin Cancer Institute were besieged by bronzed sun-worshipers-turned-melanoma-patients screaming for more research funds? In both cases, empathy for the sufferers would be coupled with an intolerance for the behaviors that produced the disease. I believe the same should apply toward homosexually contracted AIDS sufferers: compassion, yes; funding for research and treatment, yes; but not an uncritical opening of the coffers generated by the fear of being accused intolerant. The second troublesome aspect of all this is that the bold hypocrisy of gay activists apparently is not baldly obvious to the national media. Coverage of the AIDS lobby has been overwhelmingly sympathetic. One lonely critical political cartoon, in the Arizona Republic, depicted two gay men entering a bath house while complaining about the government’s failure to invest more in research. Its creator was instantly labeled a “hate-mongerer,” the cartoon, “a crime.”
    I don't get it? estudents.tk?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I have found this site to be useful. Check it out.

  47. QUESTION:
    What would you do in this ethical decision?
    This question is an essay topic for my ethics and philosophy class so please don’t think that I am morbid in some manner. Please answer either scenario or both, because I need several different insights.
    1.If your child is paralyzed from a car accident and left in extreme constant pain without any possible treatment or cure, would you pull the plug or let them live in their pain? Why or how did you make you decision?
    2.You are dying from a form of lung cancer that has no cure. You can no longer speak, eat with tubes, control your bodily functions and there is no cure or medicine that can help you. Do you decide to have you family pull the plug or live through the pain? Why or how did you make you decision?
    The assignment was to ask others and I didn't want to burden my friends with this topic so i asked those who had the option to answer or not :)

    • ANSWER:
      1) Let's get one thing straight. It would NOT be simply the child's decision. Children are not always capable of making the right decisions in cases like this. Look at the suicide rate among teenagers especially. I would listen to the child, but the parent would have to make the final decision.

      2) I really am currently suffering from a disease that has no cure. Currently I can still function fine since the disease is relatively slow acting. Meanwhile I am watching my father suffer through Alzheimer's. The disease has made him a different person. He is not the father I grew up with. I do not want to go through that. Pull the plug.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you think Ted Kennedy Might Have Died Sooner if it wasn't for British Medical Technology?
    The Drug used to treat Ted Kennedy's Brain Cancer Temozolomide (Temodal™) was developed at Aston University in Britain..

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/708105

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temozolomide

    The Drug used to treat Ted Kennedy's Brain Cancer Temozolomide (Temodal™) was developed at Aston University in Britain..

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/708105

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temozolomide

    The MRI and CAT Scans used to diagnose and help treat Senator Kennedy's Brain Cancer were developed with British expertise.

    Sir Peter Mansfield - Noble Prize for his role in developing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mansfield

    Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his part in the development of X-ray computed tomography (CT). His name is immortalised in the Hounsfield scale, a quantitative measure of radiodensity used in evaluating CT scans. The use of such CT scanning allows radiologists to determine the exact size and shape of tumours and has led to the development of further radiotherapy techniques.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_Hounsfield

    London's Royal Marsden Hospital and its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research have discovered or developed more new anti-cancer drugs than the National Cancer Institute in the USA.

    http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/RMH/privatecare/privatecare/worldleadingexpertise.htm

    Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said: “Years of research are behind the dramatic progress being made in the fight against Britain’s common cancers. Survival rates have doubled in the last thirty years and the work of Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of that progress.

    “Our research is behind 19 of the top 20 drugs used to treat cancer patients worldwide today. Our work has underpinned the huge progress we are now seeing in preventing more deaths from lung cancer. And our progress over decades has helped to develop radiotherapy as a major form of treatment for half of all cancer patients.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5785681/Deaths-from-common-cancers-at-40-year-low.html

    Whilst just the other day it was announced that researchers at Imperial College London had managed to halt the growth of cancerous tumours, in what could be an important step towards the eventual eradication of this terrible illness.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1208840/Scientists-close-breast-cancer-cure-British-researchers-way-stop-tumours-growing.html

    It should also be noted that Britain has a thriving Pharma and Bio-Techs Industry, with British Companies such as Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and Astra Zeneca being amongst the top pharmaceutical companies in the world, whilst Pfizer and other such companies have major research facilities in the UK.

    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Medicinespharmacyandindustry/Industrybranch/DH_4000038
    In terms of UK Cancer treatment the vast majority of NHS patients with suspected cancer (94.5%) see a specialist within two weeks and 98.2% of NHS patients diagnosed with cancer receive their first treatment within one month, however these targets are now set to be mandatory and any patient not seen within the 2 week period will be entitled to a private consultation payed for by the NHS.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5663791/Patients-to-be-given-new-right-to-see-cancer-specialist-within-two-weeks.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5785681/Deaths-from-common-cancers-at-40-year-low.html

    http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/archive/pressreleases/2009/july/drop-in-deaths-common-cancers

    http://www.hi-mag.com/healthinsurance/article.do?articleid=20000152001
    Professor Darzi, Chair of surgery at Imperial College London has recently written an article in the Washington Post in defence of Britain's National Health Service.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/08/16/ST2009081602108.html

    Cancer Research UK have recently responded to the figures regarding US/UK Cancer Statistics being quoted by some less credible media souces and you can read their response here -

    http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2009/08/17/we-need-to-be-careful-when-comparing-us-and-uk-cancer-care/

    http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/behindtheheadlines/europeancancersurvival/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/cancer-deaths-in-britain-no-worse-than-elsewhere-1124751.html
    Professor Darzi, Chair of surgery at Imperial College London has recently written an article in the Washington Post in defence of Britain's National Health Service.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/08/16/ST2009081602108.html

    Cancer Research UK have recently responded to the figures regarding US/UK Cancer Statistics being quoted by some less credible media souces and you can read their response here -

    http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2009/08/17/we-need-to-be-careful-when-comparing-us-and-uk-cancer-care/

    http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/behindtheheadlines/europeancancersurvival/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/cancer-deaths-in-britain-no-worse-than-elsewhere-1124751.html
    So much for Republican claims regarding British Medical Innovation and
    suggestions that people like Stephen Hawkings would have died in Britain.

    The truth being Ted Kennedy relied on British Medical Innovation developed alongside British NHS Hospitals in order to extend his life.
    Sorry for posting some of the above twice - a few technical problems.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for posting some rational stuff about healthcare in the UK. There's been so much disinformation about a system that the British public overwhelmingly supports. Even the conservatives there have asserted their support of it.

      Brits live longer than Americans and spend much less on healthcare. If that's socialism, give me a piece.

  49. QUESTION:
    Cancer and ethics, who do you contact if they (DR.)failed to follow patients wishes?
    My Mom was miss Diagnosed in the beginning as stage 4 lung cancer, when we moved her to University of Ky Hospitial, they told us stage 3 B. At both Hospitals my mom said she only wanted treatment if they felt she could be cured. The Doctors never told her or the family otherwise for a really long time, until my mom had already went through radiation, and chemotherapy, and was sent home being told they had made progress, and that the cancer was dying. A week later they did a scan and told us it had not metastasized any where and was confined in her left lung, but they saw new cell growth in that lung, so they wanted her on a pill form of chemotherapy. Back and forth for over a month there was a debate as to if insurance would cover, they would tell us yes, and the doctors no, and when they finally got a yes, she was told it was being sent..she never got it, now its to late. She began to have fluid fill around her lungs so they put a drain in, now she is worse than ever!!!!!!!
    After the drain was put in my mom began to have more trouble breathing. Not once until this late stage when my mommy is expected to die did anyone ever tell us that she never had a chance, they they were not treating her for a cure but instead to prolong her life. They failed to follow my mothers wishes. My mom did not want to be hooked up on machines, nor did she want chemo or radiation unless there was a real chance of killing the cancer and her having a chance to live! My Mom let her wishes be known in the beginning, now she suffers. Were her ethical rights violated??? Who should we contact if they were, because this was wrong in my book.
    Treatment was started with in 2 days of diagnosis, they told her that they wanted to shrink it so they could remove the lung, then she was told they couldnt remove the lung. Then she was told she was responding to treatment, then a few days later that she wasn't, then since shes been the hospital this time, they told her it hadn't spread, and less that 4 hours later they told her it had went to the tubes that drain fluid into the kidneys, then they said it hadn't spread to other organs again, but that those tubes were blocked. She accepted treatment because she thought they were trying to cure her, not prolong her life so she could live this way. She really thought it was cured. As for the meds I mentioned, we were told by the pharmacy at the University of Kentucky that they were being filled by the insurance companies home delivery pharmacy ( you know recieving it by the mail ). Until last week we thought my mom had a chance, she was strong, until they put that tube in her back.
    I ment she thought she was going to be cured the doctors gave her all hope of this, she didn't want to suffer like this.

    • ANSWER:
      You need a full copy of the medical records and a lawyer.

      However
      Unfortunatly there isnt much that can be done about lung cancer in late stages.
      And no doctor is going to tell a patient that treatment WILL cure them or make them better. There is just no way to know for sure. Some people react differently than others.
      And she could have refused. She had to sign permission for everything they gave her.
      Who told her the meds were being sent? Sent from where? That would be the pharmacy handling that, not the insurance.
      Why did no one research this before she started the treatments in the first place?
      Beyond that, are you REALLY positive that she didnt know? Its common knowledge that late lung cancer is near impossible to survive. Maybe she decided she wasnt ready to face death and wanted or needed to try, but didnt know how to tell people that, so she just went along with what she was already saying.
      And even past that, its sounds like in the beginning that it was working. Maybe there was a chance until this new growth appeared.

      Right now, quit worrying about all this and just be by her side. There is nothing that can be done to change it now. You can fight the docs later, but as it sounds you may not be able to spend time with her later.
      And you should know, that without treatment, she would have been this bad at the end too.

  50. QUESTION:
    My aunt had breast cancer two yrs ago, it was third stage 2.?
    My aunt had breast cancer two years ago, it was in third A stage. She went through an operation, chemotherapy and radio therapy. Now the scanning revealed that it has spread to her lungs. She has cough.She is only 43 yr old and she has small children to take care of. Please let me know if there are any reliable treatments anywhere in india which cure the decease or enable her to live for some more years.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Nm, I am extremely sorry to note the condition of your aunt. The actual defination of Stage IIIA Breast cancer is -

      Stage 3A—Tumor is larger than 5 cm (2 in) or is smaller than 5 cm, but has spread to the lymph nodes, which have grown into each other.

      It seems she had responded well to the earlier treatment two years back and the cancer got destroyed. The cancer in such cases will definetly relapse after one or two or three years and it will take serious turn also.

      The only treatment again to be given are Chemotherapy and Radiation theraphy. Your doctor may give again a few cycles of chemo (mainy Tamoxifen) IV and radiation.

      Please do not go to any other treatment like Ayurveda or Baba Ramdevji, as the postion is alarming and only usual chemo and radtion can help you. There are some good hospitals in India and it depends on where she is residing. She can be taken to Cancer Institue, Adyar, Chennai or Tata Memorial Hospital for treatment. I suggest you to give immediate treatment without any lose of time, as in the relapse period the disease will spread very speedily. -


Cure For Lung Cancer Stage 4

Lung nodules, also medically referred to as pulmonary nodules are miniature, roundish growth that come up on the lung, that is usually about three centimeter or less in diameter. Lung nodules can be cancerous or can be caused by other serious diseases. Cancerous nodules are usually marked by quick growth that quickly become masses. Approximately four out of six pulmonary nodule cases turn out to be cancerous, so most lung nodules are treated as cancerous until it can be diagnosed as otherwise. A lung nodule that is cancerous can normally double in size as quickly as every 25 days. The largest numbers of occurring lung nodules cases are considered as 'benign' which means it has very little growth.

Lung nodules may be caused by a number of reasons, the most popular of which is lung cancer as well as it can also be the primary stage leading up to lung cancer. It can also be developed as a result of the metastasis of other forms of cancers. Long nodules can also occur due to other small tumor growths in the body such as carcinoid, lymphoma, blastoma, hamartoma, sarcoma, firbroma and neurofibroma. Lymphoma is a type of cancer that forms within the cells of the lymphoid system. Blastoma is a tumor that develops from the embryonic cells. Hamartoma is due to a disorganization of a mixture of cells in the body. Sarcoma is a group of tumors that arise from connective cells. Fibroma and Neurofibroma are non cancerous tumors that form from nerve fibers.

Risk of lung nodules also increase when exposed to Infections from bacterias like tuberculosis, immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and fungus like cryptococcosis and histoplasmosis can also cause lung nodules. Tuberculosis spreads from person to person contact or breathing in the tuberculosis germ. Most fungus like crptococcosis thrive in soil and materials infected by bird or bat droppings. Infection of fungus can also become airborne when the contaminated area is troubled. Particularly persons who farm, do gardening ,construction jobs, cave divers or any other task which requires exposure to certain bacteria automatically increase their risk to be infected with fungus.

Other serious illnesses that cause lung nodules include infections such as lung abscess, Hydatid cyst and pneumonia. An abscess is a collection of pus that form in response to an infection. It usually becomes visible as a swollen area and the pain can be excruciating. The skin around it normally becomes red or pink. Hydatid cyst are abnormal sac-like formation that can be found anywhere in the body and can hold fluid or gaseous substances with an outer wall called a capsule. Pneumonia is developed as a result of an inflammation of one or both lungs together. Pneumonia can result from either an infection as well as it can be otherwise and the infection may be viral, fungal, bacterial or parasitic. Most of these infections are treatable with drugs and the patient can make a full recovery.

Lung nodules are normally diagnosed by physical examinations, chest x-rays and computed tomography.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for lung cancer stage 3A?
    Hi, my father has been diagnosed stage 3A lung cancer, the cancer size is 5.8 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm.

    I have no idea about lung cancer at all, can you guys who have any experienced in curing/treating lung cancer may enlighten me please T.T ..

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 3A is best treated by either 4 cycles of cheotherapy (ciplatin doublet) followed by Radiotherapy or Concurrent radiotherapy and Chemotherapy (both chemo and RT given together)
      geftinib is not for the patient alone...however if he was a NEVER SMOKER it may benefit with chemotherapy but not alone upfront

  2. QUESTION:
    My daughters dad (MY EX) has been diagnosed with stage 4 sarcoma cancer in his neck and lung?
    What is the cure rate for stage 4 sarcoma cancer. He is only 53 years old ! Also has had a drinking problem for years. Is stage 4 the highest it gets ?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    My dad has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.?
    The cancer has spread to his bone at the spine and also to his skull. Are there any cures? Has anyone of you witness such cases with cure? How to make my dad feels more comfortable? How best to prepare for the worst? I need advices and your prayer. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      God Bless you and your dad it is really hard to cope with everything going on .Is your dad still able to get around???? Please take time to let him know how much you love him and spend as much time as you can together also may I recommend contacting Hospic they are WONDERFUL they can help you to answer some of the fears and concerns you and your dad my have also if he is in a lot of pain ask the doctor about a three day pain patch you change it every three days can't remember the name of it they had my mother-in-law on them they do help some my mother-in law passed away almost two years ago with mastic breast cancer that spread all over her body cancer is a mean thing and most of the time not always no one ever wins that battle again I am so sorry for you all enjoy the time you may have left with your dad.Are you an only child?????

  4. QUESTION:
    Seeking info on stage 4 lung cancer....?
    My Step-Father was recently told he had Lung Cancer. Waiting on test results to find out what type. Drs. recently told my Mom he is in stage 4. My question is-What exactly is stage 4? And - How much longer does he have because Drs. don't believe it can be cured due to the severeness of it? He is in his 70's. Any info will be appreciated. Also, if you have a smart comment on this don't bother- this is a very touchy situation for me. Thanks.
    Surgery won't help neither will chemo. Dr. gonna do radiation for 10 days but don't think it will be much help due to his age and how much cancer has spread. Dr. says radiation treatment will not treat it just slow it down, but it's into his bones, spine, & blood aldeady.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 lung cancer means they can't do surgery. Your step-father should look for alternative ways to survive this disease. Drs. may want him to do chemo and/or radiation, but he should really research this to see if either will benefit him. I have a sister who was diagnosed in 2002 with Stage 4. She is a non-smoker, and never did chemo. She has changed her diet to exclude all sugars, and has gone mainly raw. She took Iressa (chemo pill) for a few years and it really helped her, but her body became immune to it. She is now starting a new clinical trial, because her sympoms have gotten worse. The doctors gave her one year to live 5 years ago. Just tell your step-father to FIGHT.....

  5. QUESTION:
    i need help finding info. in the blank spaces which is statistics and How to live with lung cancer also ......?
    read and tell me how it is so far

    I. Intro.
    Lung cancer was uncommon before the invention of tobacco. Lung cancer became known during the year of 1761. But in the year of 1810 lung cancer became father discovered.Fritz Lickint recognized the link between smoking and lung cancer. Lung cancer was mainly found in men because of the smoking of cigars. Then people began to notice cigarettes, Cigarettes were/are a major lung cancer _________ . So many treatments became discovered to cure lung cancer.

    II. Definition 1
    Lung cancer is a carcinoma that develops in the epithelial cells that form the interior lining to the lungs. The airways get the most exposure to inhaled pollutants, thus most people who get lung cancer are smokers. Lung cancer is not just one disease. There are many types of cancer that form in the lungs most of which you can only see through a microscope.
    The most common cancer of the lungs is epidermis. It is also known as
    squamous carcinoma because its cells look like a flat surface called a squamous cell. This cancer produces keratin, a substance found in skin and hair, which can be seen in a tumor. Squamous carcinoma is more common in smokers because it develops in the bronchi and spreads by invading local tissues, than to the lymph nodes and into the blood.
    Large - cell carcinoma is a tumor that is fairly larger than other types. They don’t form keratin but they are common in smokers. They develop in the central or peripheral part of the lungs and the lymph glands.
    Small cell carcinoma tumors are small and fragile. They are divided into groups by their shapes. The term “oat cell carcinoma” is used to develop in smokers and usually in the central part of the lung. They spread by the lymph lands and into the blood stream early. This type of tumors can only be seen through an electron microscope on high magnification.

    III. Causes
    Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer may also be the most tragic cancer because in most cases, it might have been prevented -- smoking causes 87% of lung cancer cases. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, many of which are proven cancer-causing substances, or carcinogens. Smoking cigars or pipes also increases the risk of lung cancer. Many of the chemicals in tobacco smoke also affect the nonsmoker inhaling the smoke, making "secondhand smoking" another important cause of lung cancer. It is responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths.

    IV. Treatment
    Treatment depends on the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, the stage of illness, the age of the patient, and the overall health of the patient. Surgery is performed to remove the tumor if there is no chance that the cancer has spread. If the disease has spread, then treatment will often include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is based on the use of ionizing radiation to destroy cancerous cells. Chemotherapy is treatment of a disease using drugs that directly poison the disease organism. Early stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated surgically and later stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the two. For small cell lung cancers, chemotherapy by itself or with radiation therapy is used instead of surgery.

    V. STATISTICS on men women and kids

    VI. How to live with lung cancer

    VII. Conclusion
    In conclusion the best way to prevent lung cancer is to not smoke or be around people who do. People should not start smoking, and those who already smoke should quit. Everyone should avoid breathing in other people's smoke.

    VIII. References
    "Lung, Cancer". 4 November 1998. http://www.evnet.com/fnadoc/lung.html.
    "Adults cancer help in the uk". http://mdweb. Bham.ac.uk/cancerhelp/public/specific/lung /indx.html.
    "Cancer". The New Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia. 1959.
    Laszio, John. Understanding Cancer. New York, New York: Harper and Row. 1984.
    Holleb, Arthur. Cancer Book. Garden city, New York: Madrona Publishing Inc., 1984.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like homework. You can research it by putting the sentence into a search engine.

  6. QUESTION:
    Any cure for stage IV colon cancer.?
    My husband has stage 4 colon cancer with mets to his liver and base of lungs. He is taking chemo oxaliplatin with oral pill xeloda. He has constant back pain and sleeplessness. His backpain aggravates while lying down. Actually it was his back pain that led to a thorough investigation that found his cancer.
    Please tell me whether there is any cure for this cancer whether in allopathy or inalternative medicine. He is physically active and was fit till diaganosed.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I understand your predicament and feel for your husband. Actually there is no cure for any type of cancer and only by timely and proper treatment by an able Oncologist the life can be extended. In many cases I have seen Colon cancer stage II and Stage IV patients have sucessfully responded to the allopathy treatement and lived for more years.

      Oxaliplatin is an investigational chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of cancer by destroying cancerous cells. Oxaliplatin is also known in other countries by its brand names Eloxatin and Transplatine. Other names for oxaliplatin include Oxalatoplatin, Oxalatoplatinum. Oxaliplatin has been used to treat metastatic colorectal cancer amoung other cancers.

      Only above treatement/drug is best known for colon cancer and any other alternative medicines have not proved to be the best. Please therefore carry on the treatment with this medicine as advised by your Oncologist and take care of him. I wish him a speedy recovery and have a long life. -

  7. QUESTION:
    what are some signs about lung cancer towards the end?
    well, my best friend had breast cancer 2 years ago. now they told her she had stage 4 lung cancer. it's in both lungs large tumors a small.she looks good and feels good. she's going to issel's cancer center in ca. very expensive. a natural cures center. she has the money it's not a problem. she leaves for ca. sunday for four weeks. i'll miss her alot. she's my running buddy. what i want to know is what should i expect later on down the road? her dr. gave her a year to live. with chemo 2 yrs. she had such a terrible time with chemo she doesn't want to have it again. all she has is a small cough once in a while. thank you very much. she has no family here. her stepmother and niece live in southern il. both have health problems. thanks boop

    • ANSWER:
      I am going to be very honest with you... I lost my mom a few years back to cancer due to cigarettes and it was a very hard time for not only me but my father as well....We were fortunate {if you can call it that} because her cancer went straight up into her spinal column and found her brain...She passed on three weeks later not having to go through the extreme pain associated with the disease

      I could recount for you all of the symptoms and her rapid deterioration but I prefer not to

      I believe very strongly in trying to remember my mother for her life she had and the life that she gave to so many others ... She was my stepmom but in her eyes I was her child and in return I tried everything I could to make her proud

      When she needed me I was there... The job that I had working construction took a backseat- and when they told me I could not go I left anyway

      two hundred bucks and a bus ticket home {my truck was in a shop at that time and I left that behind as well}

      I was home for the whole year being there for her for all those times she had been there for me- and the final three weeks we {my father and I} never left her side in the terminal ward at the hospital {my father had to work, but since I was without a job I could stay with her at all times-- and I did without a moment's hesitation}

      Those times were the hardest and will always be a part of me-- not only in mind but heart ...her suffering was my pain {and worse that there was nothing that I could do but watch}

      You do not want to know the final days or what will happen to this person that you care for...
      remember her life and that life that she shared with you
      cherish those moments -

      **

  8. QUESTION:
    does anyone know the best place to go to treat small cell lung cancer?
    my mum was diagnosed with limited stage 1 small cell lung cancer on wednesday 3rd feb and then on the 4th started her chemo. i just wanted to if anyone knew the best place to go for small cell lung cancer? looking at going private if we have to as willing to do anything to get her cured

    • ANSWER:
      The best place I know is Sloan Kettering in NYC USA. I wish you and your mum well.

  9. QUESTION:
    Found web www.ismaelwater.com many testimony Cured cancer. Anybody have idea is it real ?
    I am very intersted. Actually one of my relatives with Lungs Cancer stage 4, afraid Chemo therapy, tried it for the last 3 weeks. She start feeling less pains from Her back, sleep normal at night and can walk without assistance, although still not able to return to Her job, but improving daily. The one thing She notice about some skin blistered appeared. I want to inform everybody in this world maybe, Here the answer for chemo alternative. I wish somebody more intelligent than me knowledgeable will give idea how exactly possibly works.

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, Monkeydamor is right - it's a new twist on an old scam, and the link you provide is to a poorly-written site trying to sell us stuff.

      The plural of anecdote is not data; unsubstantiated testimonials on the internet mean nothing.

      Sadly wherever there is cancer there is an unscrupulous charlatan eager to part desperate and vulnerable people from their money. This is one such scam

  10. QUESTION:
    how do I care for myself, my sisters and my mom (with lung and brain cancer) alone without going crazy!?
    I'm 26 and my mom was told she had stage 4 lung cancer in Dec. 06. Doc said she had a few months to a year if treatment went good (there was no chance of operating or a cure) she went thro treatment and was doing well no knew growth (still there) and seemed like she could live a good life for a few years (maybe) if the cancer did not grow again. In Dec. 07 mom started to say funny things and was getting mixed up over the smallest things one day one her way home from an appt. (she has O.C.D. and is very independent dosn't like help) she realized that she should NOT be driving. (she has not since) I called the doctor we went and he saw that this woman was whacked so he sent us for a head to toe ct and a few days later i got the call ur mom has two brain tumors. 2 weeks later we're in the hospital having a quarter sized tumor removed the few weeks later cyber knif treatment on the smaller 1 she still acts crazy and i am getting there FAST HELP

    • ANSWER:
      This is exactly what hospice is designed to do - help you take care of your mom at home. Her prognosis fits the six month guideline (estimated). They have nurses and social workers and volunteers to help give you some breaks. Ask her doctor for a referral to your local hospice organization.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can late stage colon cancer be cured? How long is the life expectancy?
    My grandmother was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer (duke system C2) last year July and she lives in Beijing china. She did the surgery in August and took Capecitabine after the surgery for 6 months. In the early months of her capecitabine medication, she took half of the dosage (a mistake). This year May, through pet and ct scan, the doctor said her cancer has came back. She is now in Chemotherapy and just completed her 2nd cycle today. What is her current stage of colon cancer? is it still 3 or is it now 4 because it came back? Her cancer has not spread to liver or lung. Can the colon cancer in her situation be cured? How long is her life expectancy from this point? In china, there are two choices of chemotherapy, a United states kind and a china kind, the china kind is one third of the price, the doctor said it is the same, do you agree?

    • ANSWER:
      Watch this -> (new video released this year)
      http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=F5B32D25BDC2E1977584DF9A1DF9CC0D

      And this -> (old video released in the 70's)

  12. QUESTION:
    Treating Cancer with Gene Therapy in China??
    i've heard that Gene therapy is only approved in china as a standard way to treat cancer patients. in the rest of the world it's just experamental, and only used in trials.

    so do you know any hospiatls in china who would do it?
    or if you could tell me about the best Cancer Hospitals in China.

    My father has lung cancer (stage 4) and he's not fit enough for Chemotherapy. so Gene therapy might be the only way to cure him.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,don't know about gene therapy,however I can tell you about a nutritional product that is used in Japan and China as a primary treatment for cancer.It is called Beta 1,3-D Glucan.They have been using it since 1990s.It has shown remarkable anti-tumor activity against a wide range of tumors.It also helps people undergoing radiaton and chemotherapy by boosting the immune system.You can research it at www.dna911.info Hope this helps you.

  13. QUESTION:
    My dad is 74. and have a Lung, liver and stomach Cancer. PLEASE HELP?
    My dad is 74 years old. In January of 2010 he got sick with a flu. Doctors gave him a antibiotics but he didn't got any better. Every night he gets a high fever up to 102. So I took him to the Glendale Adventist Hospital for check up. After a deep check ups, X Rey's, Blood work, C-scan and liver biopsy they told me that he have a stage 4 lung (15cm), stomach and liver cancer. They discharge him home. Cancer doctor told me that he would like to give him a small dosage of chi mos. But I don't like to put my dad into that. My father still can walk, talk, eat by mouth but he is very-very week. His tongue is all red (burgundy) and ankles are swollen.

    Is any one can help me to find a cure for him (even if it's illegal)?

    Thank you and God Bless you...

    • ANSWER:
      Do not do chemo. It will only kill him faster. Tell him to see a nutritionist. Eat only fruits and vegetables. Drink only purified water.

  14. QUESTION:
    Larynx cancer 4th stage, can it be cured?
    My uncle has a larynx cancer 4th stage and it has spread to the lungs too. I want to know whether it is curable. If it is not, how long will it take for him to die, usually (i know everyone's different). Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      i have terminal cancer, small cell 4th, in many parts of my body, the lungs are one. my dr. told me as long as i stay with my chemo treatments i could die of old age before the cancer. the main thing is to keep a positive attitude and find the humor in life. DO NOT GIVE UP, DON'T LET THE CANCER BEAT YOU. my aunt had the same problem a 30 years ago and she is still kicking today!

  15. QUESTION:
    can 4th stage of sarcoma cancer be cured?any suggestions please. Patient is a 24 year old girl in the U.S.?
    The primary part that was affected is the breast, now it has spread to the stomach and is touching the pancreas and the lung. The doctors say that they can prolong life for about 2 to 2/12 years. Any suggestions on what to do. This is a desperate plea to anyone who has suggestions.
    thank you,

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  16. QUESTION:
    Cancer and ethics, who do you contact if they (DR.)failed to follow patients wishes?
    My Mom was miss Diagnosed in the beginning as stage 4 lung cancer, when we moved her to University of Ky Hospitial, they told us stage 3 B. At both Hospitals my mom said she only wanted treatment if they felt she could be cured. The Doctors never told her or the family otherwise for a really long time, until my mom had already went through radiation, and chemotherapy, and was sent home being told they had made progress, and that the cancer was dying. A week later they did a scan and told us it had not metastasized any where and was confined in her left lung, but they saw new cell growth in that lung, so they wanted her on a pill form of chemotherapy. Back and forth for over a month there was a debate as to if insurance would cover, they would tell us yes, and the doctors no, and when they finally got a yes, she was told it was being sent..she never got it, now its to late. She began to have fluid fill around her lungs so they put a drain in, now she is worse than ever!!!!!!!
    After the drain was put in my mom began to have more trouble breathing. Not once until this late stage when my mommy is expected to die did anyone ever tell us that she never had a chance, they they were not treating her for a cure but instead to prolong her life. They failed to follow my mothers wishes. My mom did not want to be hooked up on machines, nor did she want chemo or radiation unless there was a real chance of killing the cancer and her having a chance to live! My Mom let her wishes be known in the beginning, now she suffers. Were her ethical rights violated??? Who should we contact if they were, because this was wrong in my book.
    Treatment was started with in 2 days of diagnosis, they told her that they wanted to shrink it so they could remove the lung, then she was told they couldnt remove the lung. Then she was told she was responding to treatment, then a few days later that she wasn't, then since shes been the hospital this time, they told her it hadn't spread, and less that 4 hours later they told her it had went to the tubes that drain fluid into the kidneys, then they said it hadn't spread to other organs again, but that those tubes were blocked. She accepted treatment because she thought they were trying to cure her, not prolong her life so she could live this way. She really thought it was cured. As for the meds I mentioned, we were told by the pharmacy at the University of Kentucky that they were being filled by the insurance companies home delivery pharmacy ( you know recieving it by the mail ). Until last week we thought my mom had a chance, she was strong, until they put that tube in her back.
    I ment she thought she was going to be cured the doctors gave her all hope of this, she didn't want to suffer like this.

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      You need a full copy of the medical records and a lawyer.

      However
      Unfortunatly there isnt much that can be done about lung cancer in late stages.
      And no doctor is going to tell a patient that treatment WILL cure them or make them better. There is just no way to know for sure. Some people react differently than others.
      And she could have refused. She had to sign permission for everything they gave her.
      Who told her the meds were being sent? Sent from where? That would be the pharmacy handling that, not the insurance.
      Why did no one research this before she started the treatments in the first place?
      Beyond that, are you REALLY positive that she didnt know? Its common knowledge that late lung cancer is near impossible to survive. Maybe she decided she wasnt ready to face death and wanted or needed to try, but didnt know how to tell people that, so she just went along with what she was already saying.
      And even past that, its sounds like in the beginning that it was working. Maybe there was a chance until this new growth appeared.

      Right now, quit worrying about all this and just be by her side. There is nothing that can be done to change it now. You can fight the docs later, but as it sounds you may not be able to spend time with her later.
      And you should know, that without treatment, she would have been this bad at the end too.

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    Info on b cell lymphoma and alternative traetments?
    In the end, it turns out that my uncle had non-hodgkins lymphoma. You're right, the doctors didn't know much about it...in fact, he got mis-diagnosed 3 times(first leukimia, 2nd time b cell, and then hodgkins).My uncle got put on a respirator and died. He had chemo therapy, an intraveinus type via a permanent tube stuck in his chest...

    I found these alternative traetments,afterwards,that you might be interested in:
    This one is using peroxide taken orally(food grade). One guy recommended trying it, saying that he had stage 4 lung cancer and after 6 weeks(I think), the cancer was completely gone: http://cancertutor.com/Cancer/HydrogenPeroxide.html

    A lot of diseases are caused by held in emotions or trauma, so this technique is used for dealing with them, via energy healing,meridians, and the subconcious mind. This website has testimonials on curing cancer with this technique(EFT),just type in cancer in the search bar to find them: http://emofree.com/ There's even a part of the website you can use to find practioners in your area, if interested.

    This site has videos explaing how to do EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique): http://www.tapping.com/

    The last is energy healing. Practioners use techniques that deal with the body's subtle energies. Removing blockages, putting the boy back into balance, and even helping the body to release trauma. Here's Donna Eden's (an author of energy healing books and an energy healer) website: http://www.innersource.net/em/about/whatisem.html Also here's the website of donna Eden's husband, who works in EFT(he refers to it as energy psycology, and has a very scientific approach): http://www.innersource.net/ep/articlespublished/introarticle.html
    The first paragraph probably sounds confusing...I originally posted this for one my contacts to read, but anyone else who's interested can read it too.
    April&Panda: It's true that there's no scientific evidence, but there are testimonies, For EFT (on emofree.com). I can see why you'd think none of these would work April. You're right, I don't have cancer, so it is a LOT easier for me to believe that alternative treatments work...but there are EFT testimonies not just for curing cancer, but pain managment, and for fear, anger, (I don't know that much about cancer, so I'm not sure what other stuff could come up) ... I've used EFT personally, for tons of things, and from my experience with it, a lot of my problems (nothing serious) were caused by held in emotions (apparently, held in anger, sadness, and fear are the cause of 80% of diseases, including cancer)...So if anyone's interested, here's two:
    http://www.emofree.com/Articles2/uterine-cancer-vergou.htm
    http://www.emofree.com/articles/cancer-group-results.htm

    Lisa: My uncle had to go on a respirator because his lungs needed a chance to recover. He had difficulty breathing frm
    (from) fluid building up in his lungs. I'm really glad your father's tumor shrunk!

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    Serve Throat Sore/ Cancer?
    Hello my grandmother has fought off cancer 2 times, it was lung cancer, they removed the tumors in her lung, and they moved to her brain, she did ration and kemo. anyways she has a very very sore throat after that, i might add that its her whole tube through her body to her butt its galded, she cant eat or drink, the doctor said she will surely die within a few days, and she cant eat or swollo cause it hurts her badly, we think its a effect of the ration and kemo, my grandma is very very skinny, she is like 80 lbs and she is very very weak from the lack of fluids and food, they do not want to force feed her because they believe it will cause more problems, so im asking you all for help on how to cure my grandmother throat, it doesnt have to be 100% cured right away, just enough where she can eat and drink and build her strenth back up to continue fighting back the cancer, she has stage 4 cancer.
    also i know there is no cure for stage 4 cancer, we just want to get her well so she can live longer. we're not gonna give up on her like the hospital did.

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      Because there is no cure the disease progresses so people get worse they do not get better. She is not eating or drinking because she doesn’t need to. However it may make her feel better to suck on ice chips if she is up to it and/or swab the inside of her mouth and keep her lips as moist as possible.

  19. QUESTION:
    ESOPHAGEAL CANCER MIRACLE CURES?
    My father has been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer which has spread to his liver and to his lungs. The doctors have told us that there is no cure for him due to the progression of the cancer.The cancer is very aggressive and has gotten worse 3 weeks down the track the tumor has ulcerated. I am trying to stay positive and i was wondering if anyone knows of any Natural remedies that may slow the progression of the cancer and/or give him longer to live. I am terrified to loose my father i just wish there was a way to help him. The doctors have told us the only treatment option we have is chemo, even though they haven't had any success with treating cancer of this stage. if anyone has any advice or any experience in using Natural medicines to help with cancer please let me know.

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      You can see another doctor for a second opinion. Or even a third opinion. If they all concur, then the best thing would be to get to work on accepting the reality of the situation.

  20. QUESTION:
    Where can you find truthful answers about bone cancer?
    My father has melanoma stage four cancer; he has had his lower lip removed 7 years ago, then his lymph nodes taken out 4 years ago. Now he has liver, lung, bone and brain cancer... He has already done radiation treatment and now is in clinical trials as of today. The doctors have stated they can try chemotherapy for the bone cancer after his clinical trials, but I have been doing research and the more I find it states there is know known cure for bone caner... Instead of letting this get to me, I find it helpful for me to do as much research as possible as I have no understanding of what tomorrow may bring for my father. Any links would be wonderful, Thank you in advance...

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      cdc.gov + bone cancer, search clinical trials, bone cancer can be quite painful. Your father has been through alot. You and him are very brave in this battle. american cancer society.org, can try international organizations or professional journals. the hospital may have a library resource with journals avail. sometimes the pharmacists and nurses involved have info resources for you

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    another cancer question?
    my uncle has stage 4 cancer n the brain, in the lungs, and in his bones. they discovered it just a few days ago and he always got checkups all the time. none of my family know how it is possible for this cancer to be so serious and severe but it just came out like that suddenly. its a 99 percent chance that he does have cancer but how can this be? they say its too bad to try to cure and too late but he always got checkups all the time and it was always clear until now. if he gets treatment will he still get a longer life span? will the treatment give him any side effects?? whats the best treatment?? chemo or radiation? thanks!!

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      "Danielle" is correct as usual. She is a professional in this field.
      Many types of cancer progress to the end stage before signs and symptoms are evident.

      It would help us answer you if you told us what type of cancer this is.
      Is this a primary lung cancer, kidney cancer, etc etc. ??
      If it is a small cell lung cancer, chemotherapy and radiation may help quite a bit - for some extra months.
      If it is non-small cell lung cancer, radiation to the brain and painful bone lesions may palliate. Chemotherapy is less effective for this type.
      If it is a renal carcinoma, nothing helps much.
      If it is a melanoma, chemotherapy is not very useful either.

      Perhaps a lung lesion can be biopsied to provide the histologic type of the malignancy.
      We need more information to speculate about treatment choices, expected survivals, and so on.

      Of course the oncologist who knows your uncle would be the best person to explain the situation. The best way for you to find out is to go with your uncle when he sees his oncology doctor - with your uncle's permission of course.

      Cancers are not all alike.
      You are not alone - many people do not understand this.


Cure For Lung Cancer Herbal Medicine

Mahkota Dewa Natural Medicine

The crown is the god of the stem shrubs, leaves, and fruit is very powerful to conquer the disease because they contain high antioxidant, but the seeds are poisonous.

These plants are medicinal plants which are popular because of the leaves and fruit are considered able to cure various diseases. For example high blood pressure disease, diabetes, liver, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, gout, rheumatism, kidney problems, allergies, various skin diseases, overcoming drug addiction, insomnia, lung, liver cirrhosis, increased stamina and endurance against influenza.

In the leaves and fruit skin dewo makuto contained saponins and flavonoid compounds, each of which has the effect of allergy and drug antihistamin.Untuk any process it became very easy. Just a brewing "racik tea" made from the skin and flesh fruit, fruit shells, or leaves, this natural medicine materials were ready for use. If enggak want a sense of bitterness, we can be a little bothered process into instant potions. It was borne more delicious without reducing benefits.

During this crown of leaves and fruit of the gods used the Indonesian community, especially in Java, as the drug of skin diseases, itching, and eczema. The disease is characterized by symptoms of itching, signs of allergy to a particular agent that encourages the body's cells out histamine.

From studies in vitro using guinea pig small intestine, is known, it is true crown of leaves and fruit of the gods have the effect of antihistamines. This means that these plants can be scientifically justified its use as a drug itching from insect bites or caterpillars, eczema, and other diseases due to allergies.

How to utilization?

Fruit crown god was the most widely used as natural medicines, in addition to leaves and stems. Of the three parts, namely the skin and flesh of the fruit, the shell (shell beans), and seeds, which are generally used skin and flesh of fruit and fresh cangkangnya.Dalam, skin and flesh of young gods crown-Sepet Sepet was bitter. While old-Sepet Sepet slightly sweet. If fresh food will cause swelling in the mouth, thrush, drunk, and even poisoning. What causes it, is not known with certainty. Therefore, not advisable to consume fresh.

Shell has a sense of Sepet Sepet-bitter, more bitter than the skin and flesh. This section is also not recommended for direct consumption because it can lead to drunkenness, dizziness, even fainting. However, when processed, this section is more efficacious than the skin and flesh of fruit. This section can treat severe diseases like breast cancer, uterine cancer, lung disease, and cirrhosis of the reasons why the seeds hati.Ada crown gods are not consumed. "Seeds are poisonous. If chewed, we can throw up and tongue numb, ". Therefore, this section is used only to treat diseases of kulit.Sudah to make pulp or its shell as a drug, need processing first. Can be used as dried fruit, tea racik, or instant potions. However, is often done by making herb tea and instant racik.

Another part that could be used drug is stems and leaves. Trunk crown empirically god can treat bone cancer. While the leaves can cure impotence, dysentery, allergies, and tumors. How to use is to boil the leaves and drank airnya.Jangan surprised. Once the crown of the god to drink potions, we immediately felt the sleepiness attacks. This effect is normal. Another effect is drunk. To eliminate this effect it is recommended to drink more water. For further consumption, the dose should be reduced crown god. If it still drunk, you should temporarily stop first. In the process of the disease or cure serious diseases like cervical cancer, after patients taking the crown of the god himself seduhan could feel the heat and cold, sometimes even a blood clot issue stinks. "This is a cleansing process of disease," Their use can be in the form of a single herb can also mix potions. "Mixing with other herbs is intended to strengthen Khasiatnya and neutralize toxins. Also to reduce the unpleasant taste, "Attempts to use herbs crown healing god, can not quickly produce results. The treatment needs to be done several times. Even for severe chronic diseases take a long time. Noteworthy is the dose should not exceed its use is recommended. If the proportion of excess, unwanted effects can muncul.Mesti remember, young pregnant women are prohibited from taking the crown of the gods. Crown has also proven capable of play like a god oxytosin or sintosinon that can spur uterine muscle work that facilitate the birth process. This could endanger the pregnancy is still KankerPada Taming muda.Resep for adults, to treat cancer (breast or uterus) is not too serious or just prevention, just use a tablespoon of instant potion brewed with a glass of water. Drink twice a day, morning and afternoon hari.Bila serious illness, need herb tea mixture gods and racik crown instant white turmeric. Way, we boil a teaspoon of tea racik gods crown in three cups of water until the water is staying half. Then, add a teaspoon of instant white turmeric. This potion sehari.Untuk taken three times a very serious disease this dose was made twice, or until a spoonful of tea god racik crown. This treatment takes 3 - 6 months. After the patient was cured herb consumed by the dose remained dikurangi.Mengendalikan diabetesUntuk prevent or treat diabetes that is not too serious need 3 to 5 pcs tea god racik crown in three cups boiling water with three bay leaves. Boiling water until done live half. This potion taken three days to once a week. As for treating severe diabetes we boil the same way: a teaspoon of the crown racik gods and three bay leaves. Potion drunk three times a day.
Where Crown god?

Crown of the god known as china or leaves beluntas gods in Sumatra, or kio tiles in Java., Benefits and treatment plants are well known in dozens of countries tahunlalu particularly China, are there people call him by name shian tao. In the form of medicine gajin, god corolla efficacious as anti-inflammatory drugs, fever, pain relievers, cleaning the blood and prevent clots can darah.Selain in China, in Indonesia at this plant originally found in Papua. But local people do not regard it as nutritious crops for fear that poisonous plant allowed to grow as many wild plants is equivalent to other weeds.

That crown the god (Phaleria macrocarpa). Plants that reportedly came from the mainland of Papua is in Central Java and Yogyakarta nicknamed makuto dewo, makuto rojo, or makuto queen. People call it the king of Banten drug, because Khasiatnya can cure various diseases. Meanwhile, people from ethnic Chinese called pau, which means the drug heirlooms.

What is contained in the Crown of Gods?

From the research data showed that the crown of leaves and bark contain alkaloids god, saponin, flanoida, essential oils, and tannins. DR Regina Sumastuti, pharmacologist from the Faculty of Medicine Gadjah Mada University found the chemical content of substances such as antihistamines that can prevent allergies. In addition to these plants is as axytosin and sintosinon the uterine muscle stimulant that facilitate the process of giving birth for the Crown of Gods persalinan.Buah contains active substances such as: a serve as a detoxifying alkaloids that can neutralize toxins in the body. a Saponino a source anti-bacterial and anti-viruso boost the immune system to reduce tubuho increase vitalitaso sugar levels to reduce blood clotting daraho a Flavanoido circulation throughout the body and prevent blockages in the vessels daraho reduce cholesterol and reduce the content of fat in penumbunan vessel wall reduced the level of risk daraho koronero heart disease contain an anti-inflammatory (anti-inflammatory) o serve as an anti-oksidano help reduce the pain if there is bleeding or swelling a Polyphenols act as anti-histamine (anti-allergy)

How to plant a Crown god?

Mahkota Dewa tree cultivated as ornamental plants / plant shade. Small tree with a height reaching 1.5 to 3 meters, the shrubs, have an interesting fruit because of the color red, pressed from the main trunk to the branches that try rantingnya.Tak little garden planted in the house. In fact, there are business opportunities to cultivate and process into products of traditional medicine or herbs with various bentuk.Masa production from 10 to 20 years. Fruit round crown god, with a size range of ping-pong ball until the apples. Plant part used as medicine ingredients are leaves and fruit. Plants used to crown the god grows in height from 10 to 1200 m asl (above sea level) with the optimal location from 10 to 1000 m dpl.Perbanyakan plants using seeds from the ripe fruit. How to seed seeding can be done using a planting medium roasted husks mixed with manure (compost). During the process of watering nursery routinely performed in the morning and afternoon hari.Sekitar 10 to 14 days after seeding, the leaves started to show growth. Seedlings transferred to the planting medium at the age of 2 months or where the plant has reached a height of 10 to 15 cm.

Media planting can use pots or planted in garden soil. Pot diameter 30 cm and 40 cm high, can be made of soil, plastic, wood or tin. Media planted in pots should be a mixture of soil, compost, sand / chaff in the ratio 1: 1: 1.Tanaman takes a lot of water during the first flowering hidupnya.Tanaman the fruit at the age of 10-12 months. Fruit will mature and ready for harvesting within 2 months. Ripe fruit will be colored in merah.Meski planting in pots or directly in the ground, its growth would be better if planted in the ground. Derived from cuttings, should bear more cepat.Kecuali with graft or through the seed, the crown of the god also can be propagated by grafting techniques.

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Cure For Lung Cancer Articles

It can be very difficult and it can be a long, difficult battle, but it is most definitely possible.Lung Cancer Survival Rate Stage 4 As with all cancer patients, you will always have a better chance of survival the earlier the cancer is found and treated. Fast detection and treatment can help ensure recovery, while cancer found in the later stages can be very difficult to recover from.

No matter what stage of lung cancer you are in, you need t 00004000 o be considering treatment. Treatment is the key for recovery. You want the best treatment for your body that will eliminate all of the cancer cells. There are many treatment options that we will discuss here briefly.

Surgical treatment options, in order of complications, are wedge resection, lobectomy, and pneumonectomy. Wedge resection can be used to diagnose lung cancer or to remove a small tumor, while lobectomy is the removal of the lobe of the lung, to remove all of the cancer and tumor. Pneumonectomy is used as a last resort to get rid of cancer, but only in early stage, healthy patients. Pneumonectomy is the removal of the entire lung, so the complications are high, but it reduces your risk of reoccurring cancer significantly.

Other treatment options for lung cancer are chemotherapy and radiation therapy. They are often used in combination with one another. Chemotherapy is the use and combination of many different drugs to help kill cancer cells, while radiation therapy is the use of high-powered beams used to kill cancer cells.

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In more severe cases of cancer you can consider target drug therapy, clinical trials, or supportive care. Target drug therapy is relatively new, and there are two different kinds. Tarceva target drug therapy stops the cancer cells from growing and dividing, while Bevacizumab kills the tumor by stopping its blood supply. Clinical trials are optional treatments by a variety of doctors. They are their latest theories for curing cancer. Clinical trials are never guaranteed, but being a part of them will assist the doctors in finding a true cure for lung cancer. Supportive care is used to help keep you comfortable. In supportive care you are no longer fighting the cancer, you are just relaxing and enjoying the rest of your life.

After treatment of lung cancer one always has a better chance of survival. While sometimes it may not seem long (3 to 5 years), it is better than the 4 to 5 months you would have had without the surgery. After treatment your life will change drastically. It is best if you develop a great support system within your family, and it also is a good idea to join cancer or lung cancer support groups. You can share your story, plus listen to others.

Also, after diagnosis of lung cancer and after any treatment the patient should always keep all scheduled appointments with their doctor. Follow-up appointments are very important to ensure proper recovery and to keep an eye on the cancer to be sure that it is not coming back. Patients should also notify their doctor of any complications, abnormalities, or health problems that they are occurring in between appointments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Cure for cancer? What do you think?
    Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice
    David McRaney
    Posted: 1/23/07

    EDITORS NOTE:

    Since the original publication of this article we have been inundated with responses from the public at all walks of life. It is important to note that research is ongoing with DCA, and not everyone is convinced it will turn out to be a miracle drug. There have been many therapies that were promising in vitro and in animal models that did not work for one reason or another in humans. To provide false hope is not our intention. There is a lot of information on DCA available on the web, and this column is but one opinion on the topic. We hope you will do your own research into the situation. So, we have added links to resources at the end of this column.

    END NOTE

    Scientists may have cured cancer last week.

    Yep.

    So, why hven't the media picked up on it?

    Here's the deal. Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada found a cheap and easy to produce drug that kills almost all cancers. The drug is dichloroacetate, and since it is already used to treat metabolic disorders, we know it should be no problem to use it for other purposes.

    Doesn't this sound like the kind of news you see on the front page of every paper?

    The drug also has no patent, which means it could be produced for bargain basement prices in comparison to what drug companies research and develop.

    Scientists tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body where it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but left healthy cells alone. Rats plump with tumors shrank when they were fed water supplemented with DCA.

    Again, this seems like it should be at the top of the nightly news, right?

    Cancer cells don't use the little power stations found in most human cells - the mitochondria. Instead, they use glycolysis, which is less effective and more wasteful.

    Doctors have long believed the reason for this is because the mitochondria were damaged somehow. But, it turns out the mitochondria were just dormant, and DCA starts them back up again.

    The side effect of this is it also reactivates a process called apoptosis. You see, mitochondria contain an all-too-important self-destruct button that can't be pressed in cancer cells. Without it, tumors grow larger as cells refuse to be extinguished. Fully functioning mitochondria, thanks to DCA, can once again die.

    With glycolysis turned off, the body produces less lactic acid, so the bad tissue around cancer cells doesn't break down and seed new tumors.

    Here's the big catch. Pharmaceutical companies probably won't invest in research into DCA because they won't profit from it. It's easy to make, unpatented and could be added to drinking water. Imagine, Gatorade with cancer control.

    So, the groundwork will have to be done at universities and independently funded laboratories. But, how are they supposed to drum up support if the media aren't even talking about it?

    This is a column of opinion written by Printz Executive Editor David McRaney. Comments can be sent to printz@usm.edu
    © Copyright 2007 Student Printz

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      It's someones opinion. Scientists often find drugs that seem to hold tremendous potential when used on animals. But animal tumors are not the same as a human brain tumor, or a human breast tumor, or a human bone tumor . . in fact there are over 200 different types of human tumors and the majority of them are treated with a combination of different drugs . . all human tumors are different. Thus that is why we have Clinical Trials and universities, individuals, and companies may conduct a Clinical Trial to establish dosage, safety, and responses to their products

      So, if there is any type of 'cure' here for maybe one or two types of cancer . . or rather 'treatments' for these types of cancer than let this product go through the test phase first.

      The opinon writer is jumping to conclusions and writing this to stir up controversy and probably to sell a few newspapers or notoriety. He should know that Clinical Trials need to be conducted on any treatment.

  2. QUESTION:
    Cure for Cancer?????????
    Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice
    By: David McRaney
    Posted: 1/23/07
    EDITORS NOTE:

    Since the original publication of this article we have been inundated with responses from the public at all walks of life. It is important to note that research is ongoing with DCA, and not everyone is convinced it will turn out to be a miracle drug. There have been many therapies that were promising in vitro and in animal models that did not work for one reason or another in humans. To provide false hope is not our intention. There is a lot of information on DCA available on the web, and this column is but one opinion on the topic. We hope you will do your own research into the situation. So, we have added links to resources at the end of this column. If you are arriving here form a linking website like Fark, then those links will not appear because they tend to grab only the text. For those visitors, here is a link to the original research: www.depmed.ualberta.ca/dca

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    Scientists may have cured cancer last week.

    Yep.

    So, why haven't the media picked up on it?

    ..EZCODE BOLD START-->Here's the deal. Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada found a cheap and easy to produce drug that kills almost all cancers...EZCODE BOLD END--> The drug is dichloroacetate, and since it is already used to treat metabolic disorders, we know it should be no problem to use it for other purposes.

    Doesn't this sound like the kind of news you see on the front page of every paper?

    The drug also has no patent, which means it could be produced for bargain basement prices in comparison to what drug companies research and develop.

    ..EZCODE BOLD START-->Scientists tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body where it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but left healthy cells alone. Rats plump with tumors shrank when they were fed water supplemented with DCA...EZCODE BOLD END-->
    Again, this seems like it should be at the top of the nightly news, right?

    Cancer cells don't use the little power stations found in most human cells - the mitochondria. Instead, they use glycolysis, which is less effective and more wasteful.

    Doctors have long believed the reason for this is because the mitochondria were damaged somehow. But, it turns out the mitochondria were just dormant, and DCA starts them back up again.

    The side effect of this is it also reactivates a process called apoptosis. You see, mitochondria contain an all-too-important self-destruct button that can't be pressed in cancer cells. Without it, tumors grow larger as cells refuse to be extinguished. Fully functioning mitochondria, thanks to DCA, can once again die.

    With glycolysis turned off, the body produces less lactic acid, so the bad tissue around cancer cells doesn't break down and seed new tumors.

    Here's the big catch. ..EZCODE BOLD START-->Pharmaceutical companies probably won't invest in research into DCA because they won't profit from it. It's easy to make, unpatented and could be added to drinking water. Imagine, Gatorade with cancer control...EZCODE BOLD END-->
    So, the groundwork will have to be done at universities and independently funded laboratories. But, how are they supposed to drum up support if the media aren't even talking about it?

    All I can do is write this and hope Google News picks it up. In the meantime, tell everyone you know and do your own research.

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      Once again, DCA was in use for many years as treatment for rare metabolic diseases. Yes, it could be a new chemo agent, but it has also demonstrated dangerous permanent side-effects on peripheric nerves (but so does taxol, to a certain extent). The original study, which I invite everyone to look up [Cancer Cell (2006) 11, 37-51], did NOT test for this effect, unfortunately, but only looked at general and liver conditions of rats which were given the chemical.

      By the way, pharmas HAVE done research on DCA in the past as treatment for type II diabetes, but did not like the compound because of its toxicity on nerves. And, even if it is using an already described compound, a new use for a therapeutic agent can be the object of a new patent (which is probably what the university of Alberta is aiming for, ironically, as indicated by their sudden silence on the subject !).

      The authors hypothesize that the effect of DCA is attributed to its capacity to inhibit PDHKs. Very few PDHK inhibitors exist on the market (they were first developped to treat type II diabetes), but you can bet there will be a renewal of interest quite soon. And those new, probably more selective and less toxic molecules are WAY patentable.

      Personnally, I find the highly hopeful tone of the paper a little premature, but then it was published in grant-hunting season, and research grants have become hard to come by in Canada since our change in government.

  3. QUESTION:
    Carbon-ion therapy for lung cancer?
    My Mom has late stage lung cancer and am searching for possible cures. I ran across and article that talked about the potential curative powers of Carbon-ion therapy. Does anyone know anything about this and whether it is something that I should pursue for her? Any other ideas? She needs help....

    http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1837532006

    • ANSWER:
      This is a total scam. It is a waste of time and money. I would look for a clinical trial for her. Try www.cancer.gov and contact the doctor.

  4. QUESTION:
    Cuban communist doctors, which to the right supposedly fail at everything, develop a lung cancer vaccine: thou?
    http://dev.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90030471?Cuba%20registering%20first%20lung%20cancer%20vaccine%20in%20South%20America

    Well at least in America, we're one step closer to discovering the cure for male pattern baldness!
    *thoughts
    @dnafairy: a year after Cuban doctors first discovered it.

    • ANSWER:
      You do know that Obama signed an order to contine the Cuban Embargo, right ??

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8256196.stm

  5. QUESTION:
    Who has heard of new cancer in head and neck?
    I read internet article from england.
    It said doctors have found new cancer in head and neck.
    Guess what its related to oral sex.
    Everyone should know this.
    New cases are rising in alarming rates.
    I personally believe its God's judgment on human race b/c of sexual immorality and laws condoning it.
    The whole USA will be infected with it and other perverse diseases.
    There is no cure for it. People lungs fill with blood and they suffocate to death.
    I" m moving to France. USA getting to gross for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing surprising, these are the end time diseases foretold in Luke 21:11 "There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven."

      However, where can you run to? Immorality is now widespread and God's judgement is surely coming, nay is already here upon the whole world.
      Most importantly is that we live our lives in obedience to God's laws and guidance.

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you think Ted Kennedy Might Have Died Sooner if it wasn't for British Medical Technology?
    The Drug used to treat Ted Kennedy's Brain Cancer Temozolomide (Temodal™) was developed at Aston University in Britain..

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/708105

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temozolomide

    The Drug used to treat Ted Kennedy's Brain Cancer Temozolomide (Temodal™) was developed at Aston University in Britain..

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/708105

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temozolomide

    The MRI and CAT Scans used to diagnose and help treat Senator Kennedy's Brain Cancer were developed with British expertise.

    Sir Peter Mansfield - Noble Prize for his role in developing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mansfield

    Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his part in the development of X-ray computed tomography (CT). His name is immortalised in the Hounsfield scale, a quantitative measure of radiodensity used in evaluating CT scans. The use of such CT scanning allows radiologists to determine the exact size and shape of tumours and has led to the development of further radiotherapy techniques.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_Hounsfield

    London's Royal Marsden Hospital and its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research have discovered or developed more new anti-cancer drugs than the National Cancer Institute in the USA.

    http://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/RMH/privatecare/privatecare/worldleadingexpertise.htm

    Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said: “Years of research are behind the dramatic progress being made in the fight against Britain’s common cancers. Survival rates have doubled in the last thirty years and the work of Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of that progress.

    “Our research is behind 19 of the top 20 drugs used to treat cancer patients worldwide today. Our work has underpinned the huge progress we are now seeing in preventing more deaths from lung cancer. And our progress over decades has helped to develop radiotherapy as a major form of treatment for half of all cancer patients.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5785681/Deaths-from-common-cancers-at-40-year-low.html

    Whilst just the other day it was announced that researchers at Imperial College London had managed to halt the growth of cancerous tumours, in what could be an important step towards the eventual eradication of this terrible illness.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1208840/Scientists-close-breast-cancer-cure-British-researchers-way-stop-tumours-growing.html

    It should also be noted that Britain has a thriving Pharma and Bio-Techs Industry, with British Companies such as Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and Astra Zeneca being amongst the top pharmaceutical companies in the world, whilst Pfizer and other such companies have major research facilities in the UK.

    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Medicinespharmacyandindustry/Industrybranch/DH_4000038
    In terms of UK Cancer treatment the vast majority of NHS patients with suspected cancer (94.5%) see a specialist within two weeks and 98.2% of NHS patients diagnosed with cancer receive their first treatment within one month, however these targets are now set to be mandatory and any patient not seen within the 2 week period will be entitled to a private consultation payed for by the NHS.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5663791/Patients-to-be-given-new-right-to-see-cancer-specialist-within-two-weeks.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5785681/Deaths-from-common-cancers-at-40-year-low.html

    http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/archive/pressreleases/2009/july/drop-in-deaths-common-cancers

    http://www.hi-mag.com/healthinsurance/article.do?articleid=20000152001
    Professor Darzi, Chair of surgery at Imperial College London has recently written an article in the Washington Post in defence of Britain's National Health Service.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/08/16/ST2009081602108.html

    Cancer Research UK have recently responded to the figures regarding US/UK Cancer Statistics being quoted by some less credible media souces and you can read their response here -

    http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2009/08/17/we-need-to-be-careful-when-comparing-us-and-uk-cancer-care/

    http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/behindtheheadlines/europeancancersurvival/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/cancer-deaths-in-britain-no-worse-than-elsewhere-1124751.html
    Professor Darzi, Chair of surgery at Imperial College London has recently written an article in the Washington Post in defence of Britain's National Health Service.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/08/16/ST2009081602108.html

    Cancer Research UK have recently responded to the figures regarding US/UK Cancer Statistics being quoted by some less credible media souces and you can read their response here -

    http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2009/08/17/we-need-to-be-careful-when-comparing-us-and-uk-cancer-care/

    http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/behindtheheadlines/europeancancersurvival/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/cancer-deaths-in-britain-no-worse-than-elsewhere-1124751.html
    So much for Republican claims regarding British Medical Innovation and
    suggestions that people like Stephen Hawkings would have died in Britain.

    The truth being Ted Kennedy relied on British Medical Innovation developed alongside British NHS Hospitals in order to extend his life.
    Sorry for posting some of the above twice - a few technical problems.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for posting some rational stuff about healthcare in the UK. There's been so much disinformation about a system that the British public overwhelmingly supports. Even the conservatives there have asserted their support of it.

      Brits live longer than Americans and spend much less on healthcare. If that's socialism, give me a piece.

  7. QUESTION:
    wondering why any doctor would subject anyone to chemo?
    Chemotherapy Quotes
    "Two to 4% of cancers respond to chemotherapy….The bottom line is for a few kinds of cancer chemo is a life extending procedure---Hodgkin's disease, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Testicular cancer, and Choriocarcinoma."---Ralph Moss, Ph.D. 1995 Author of Questioning Chemotherapy.

    "NCI now actually anticipates further increases, and not decreases, in cancer mortality rates, from 171/100,000 in 1984 to 175/100,000 by the year 2000!"--Samuel Epstein.

    "A study of over 10,000 patients shows clearly that chemo’s supposedly strong track record with Hodgkin’s disease (lymphoma) is actually a lie. Patients who underwent chemo were 14 times more likely to develop leukemia and 6 times more likely to develop cancers of the bones, joints, and soft tissues than those patients who did not undergo chemotherapy (NCI Journal 87:10)."—John Diamond

    Children who are successfully treated for Hodgkin's disease are 18 times more likely later to develop secondary malignant tumours. Girls face a 35 per cent chance of developing breast cancer by the time they are 40---which is 75 times greater than the average. The risk of leukemia increased markedly four years after the ending of successful treatment, and reached a plateau after 14 years, but the risk of developing solid tumours remained high and approached 30 per cent at 30 years (New Eng J Med, March 21, 1996)

    "Success of most chemotherapy is appalling…There is no scientific evidence for its ability to extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering from the most common organic cancer…chemotherapy for malignancies too advanced for surgery which accounts for 80% of all cancers is a scientific wasteland."---Dr Ulrich Abel. 1990

    The New England Journal of Medicine Reports— War on Cancer Is a Failure: Despite billion spent on research and treatments since 1970, cancer remains "undefeated," with a death rate not lower but 6% higher in 1997 than 1970, stated John C. Bailar III, M.D., Ph.D., and Heather L. Gornik, M.H.S., both of the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago in Illinois. "The war against cancer is far from over," stated Dr. Bailar. "The effect of new treatments for cancer on mortality has been largely disappointing."

    "My studies have proved conclusively that untreated cancer victims live up to four times longer than treated individuals. If one has cancer and opts to do nothing at all, he will live longer and feel better than if he undergoes radiation, chemotherapy or surgery, other than when used in immediate life-threatening situations."---Prof Jones. (1956 Transactions of the N.Y. Academy of Medical Sciences, vol 6. There is a fifty page article by Hardin Jones of National Cancer Institute of Bethesda, Maryland. He surveyed global cancer of all types and compared the untreated and the treated, to conclude that the untreated outlives the treated, both in terms of quality and in terms of quantity. Secondly he said, "Cancer does not cure". Third he said "There is a physiological mechanism which finishes off an individual".)

    "With some cancers, notably liver, lung, pancreas, bone and advanced breast, our 5 year survival from traditional therapy alone is virtually the same as it was 30 years ago."---P Quillin, Ph.D.

    "1.7% increase in terms of success rate a year, its nothing. By the time we get to the 24 century we might have effective treatments, Star Trek will be long gone by that time." Ralph Moss.

    "….chemotherapy’s success record is dismal. It can achieve remissions in about 7% of all human cancers; for an additional 15% of cases, survival can be "prolonged" beyond the point at which death would be expected without treatment. This type of survival is not the same as a cure or even restored quality of life."—John Diamond, M.D.

    "Keep in mind that the 5 year mark is still used as the official guideline for "cure" by mainstream oncologists. Statistically, the 5 year cure makes chemotherapy look good for certain kinds of cancer, but when you follow cancer patients beyond 5 years, the reality often shifts in a dramatic way."—Diamond.

    Studies show that women taking tamoxifen after surviving breast cancer then have a high propensity to develop endometrial cancer. The NCI and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, which makes the drug, aggressively lobbied State of California regulators to keep them from adding tamoxifen to their list of carcinogens. Zeneca is one of the sponsors of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    "Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy…Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade. Yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumours…Women with breast cancer are likely to die faster with chemo than without it."—Alan Levin, M.D.

    According to the Cancer Statistics for 1995, published by the ACS in their small journal (2), the 5-year survival rate has improved from 50%-56% for whites and 39%-40% for bl
    Gary, did you bother to read? if I'm not mistaken the NEJ of medicine was quoted as well as several md's which if I'm not mistaken stands for medical doctors, also some with PHD's. what more do you need?I don't recall mentioning anything about alt med.
    I watched my mother, my aunt, her husband , a friend die from this treatment, and now my cousin is dying from this junk science, don't even bother to defend it. it's monstrous, but you are welcome to believe it if you want, I don't and I'll take my chances, as you'll take your's. good luck

    • ANSWER:
      "Quotes" ?

      Yep, quote mining is a poor and frequently invalid form of taking a quote out of context and pretending it is a fact on its own.

      Don't forget: Increases in cancer are due to people living longer so they are more likely to die of cancer (we all have to die of something!). Dying at 85 from cancer, rather than at 35 from scurvy is known as "medical progress".

  8. QUESTION:
    My Dr. put me on Vitamin D2?
    My Doctor prescribed vitamin D2 1.25 mg tablets for me.?
    He told me my vitamin D2 level was 7, and should be between 30-80. I take 300 mg of phenytoin at bedtime. Any concerns I should have about taking this medication. And how long will it take my level of vitamin D to be where it should be? I'm 54 years of age.

    Below was chosen The Best Answer?? And what does this mean to me???!!!

    Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
    The prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol vit.D2). As warned by the National Institute of Health -

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023…

    Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. Current recommendations are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not account for depleted stores. March is when stores are at their lowest.

    Vitamin D3 deficiency is becoming an epidemic. U.S. RDA are much too low. It is possible that upper atmosphere pollution is blocking the needed UVB light from the sun.

    Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems.

    I have Fibromyalgia -Vitamin D3 supplementation has cleared the constant muscle pain. I did high levels for 3 weeks & was pain free. I knocked the dose down to 2000iu's a day & a week later the pain was back. After restarting high levels, the pain is managed again after 3 days.

    I personally did 35,000iu per day for 2 months trying to refill my stores. It is highly recommended that you have your vit.D levels tested but my research shows toxicity only at outrageous, long term levels.

    I originally did B12 injections daily for a couple of years & then I tried guaifenesin (Dr.St.Amand's protocol) for 10 years but discovered vit.D3 supplementation only recently & that has worked better than anything else!

    I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating to allow the body to regenerate rather than degenerate.

    http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1560…
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl…

    Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

    * Reversal of advanced coronary disease
    * Reversal of advanced lung disease, avoiding a lung transplant!
    * Cure of multiple sclerosis
    * Cure of amotrophic lateral sclerosis
    * Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
    * Improvement in allergies
    * Control of many cancers including prostate, breast, colon, brain tumors, leukemia, myeloma, etc
    * Reversal of osteoporosis
    * Prevention of influenza
    * Cure of depression and many other mental disorders
    * Hashimoto’s hyperthyroidism

    In summary, the evidence for safety and remarkable efficacy of Vitamin D3 suggests that virtually ALL adults should probably take 50,000 units of D3 daily. This is certainly true for those with virtually any illness.

    • ANSWER:
      Jim,

      If you've been diagnosed with MS, contact an Official Treatment Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center. You can call the National MS Society:

      "In the meantime, please contact us at 1-800-344-4867 for current, detailed information on treatment resources in your area."

      http://bit.ly/9uOQnG

      Until you talk to an MS Specialist Neurologist, just forget all of that Vitamin D information you found on the internet. After you ask that MS Neurologist about it, and ask him/her the questions you need answered.

      Good Luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone have such a negative view of...?
    Cannabis?(weed) just because it is illegal, doesn't necessarily mean it is completely bad.

    Marijuana kills brain cells.
    It doesn't. marijuana kills brain cells is based on research done during the second Reefer Madness Movement. A study attempted to show that marijuana smoking damaged brain structures in monkeys. However, the study was poorly performed and it was severely criticized by a medical review board. Studies done after wards failed to show any brain damage, in fact a very recent study on Rhesus monkeys used technology so sensitive that scientists could actually see the effect of learning on brain cells, and it found no damage.

    Nothing good comes from marijuana.
    Wrong. Its been proven to kill cancer cells. http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=748
    (data is 7 years old) Also, not sure if it is true, but I have heard that marijuana was given to anorexics to induce eating habits. (since weed gives you the "munchies")

    Marijuana kills you.
    No it doesn't. There has never been one reported death FROM marijuana.

    Marijuana damages you.
    Yes, but only in excessive use. Such as 5 or 6 blunts a day, which is rarely done and prolonged smoking results in minimal lung damage.

    I believe the government made it illegal for one reason (in my theory) Money. See, since weed can be naturally grown like any other plant, it would be easy for cancer patients to get their hands on a natural remedy and cure their cancer, but because of this, the income made at local pharmaceutic retail stores would plummet, thus creating a drop in money: something the FDA doesn't want.

    So you see it is not really that bad, so why do people have such a negative perspective on it?

    • ANSWER:
      the goverment employs scare tactics to brainwash into thinking mary jane is the cancer to society and is the reason why we have a drug problem! tell me if it was ,legal would you choose to use something that wasn't i am afraid not! you make great points and yes pot isn't for everyone and neither is alcohol,but it remains legal and takes lives everyday,so enjoy your blunt or bong rip and don't let there negative ignorant onesided view bring you down SMOKE ON!!

  10. QUESTION:
    is this shocking to you?
    I just stumbled upon this article:

    If you were to ask, "How many people die on an average day," you would get a wide variety of answers. Typical answers would range around 300 to 5,000 people. Surprisingly, over 150,000 people die every day. On average, 1.8 people die every second.

    What is the spiritual destiny of these people? Obviously, no one really knows for certain how many people are going to Heaven and Hell. We can, however, come up with a ballpark estimate. There are many comprehensive studies that break the world's population down by religion. If you compare these belief systems with the Bible, you'll have a basic idea as to how many people believe in the Biblical plan of salvation.

    Based on these studies, it has been estimated that only 7% of the world's population is going to Heaven (1.68 per second). Even if this research is wrong and 75% of the world is going to Heaven; we still have 38,000 people going to Hell every day.

    I realize that some of you are thinking that it is morbid and inappropriate to talk about this. You're thinking that talking about this topic in public shows a lack of sensitivity. Yes, in a sense I guess it does appear morbid. It is, however, necessary. It serves a very important purpose.

    The Cancer Society tells us that over 160,000 Americans will die this year from lung cancer and 40,000 will die from breast cancer. We are also told that almost 3 million people worldwide will die from AIDS this year.

    Are these pronouncements morbid or inappropriate? No, of course not. They serve a valid purpose. They inform us of a serious problem that needs to be addressed. It tells us that millions of people are dying needlessly. These pronouncements are intended to bring a serious problem to our attention. They are intended to challenge us to action.

    Likewise, this letter tells us about a serious problem; a problem that many of us would like to forget. People are needlessly dying and going to Hell. Although curing people of diseases is important, isn't being concerned about a person's eternal destiny even more important? Yes, this counter may make us feel uncomfortable, but hopefully it will challenge us into action."
    http://www.biblehelp.org/dieday.htm

    • ANSWER:
      Wow at that pace you would think that the world would be a little less crowded then it is. On the flip side in order for the human race to survive people must be having tons of sex in order to stay ahead of oblivion. I think i will go do my part right now to keep the human race alive. Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why won't Obama, Harry Reid & Obots tell the truth about the government option already used in Britain?
    Great Britain's National Health Service (NHS) was created on July 5, 1948. As with all government programs, bureaucrats underestimated initial cost projections. First-year operating costs of NHS were 52 million pounds higher than original estimates1 as Britons saturated the so-called free system.

    Many decades of shortages, misery and suffering followed until 1989, when some market-based health care competition was reintroduced to the British citizens2.

    Unfortunately for those requiring care, a mostly socialist health care system has problems. The articles and commentaries in this section identify some disasters caused by government intervention in the British health care system.

    Example 1
    # Girl, 3, has heart operation cancelled three times because of bed shortage
    - David Rose, April 23, 2009 [Times Online]

    Example 2
    Cancer survivor confronts the health secretary on 62-day wait
    - Lyndsay Moss, March 21, 2009 [The Scotsman]

    Example 3
    Disabled children wait up to two years for wheelchairs
    - March 4, 2009 [Guardian Unlimited]

    Example 4
    Government procrastination blamed for HIV-contaminated blood tragedy
    - February 23, 2009 [Guardian Unlimited]

    Example 5
    # Stop asking for antibiotics to cure coughs and colds, Government tells patients
    - Daniel Martin, February 17, 2009 [Daily Mail(UK)]

    Example 6
    Only five out of 51 hospital trusts pass hygiene test, say inspectors
    - Sarah Boseley, November 24, 2008 [Guardian Unlimited]

    Example 7
    Heart patients dying due to poor hospital care, says report
    - Sarah Boseley, June 8, 2008 [Guardian Unlimited]

    Example 8
    # Pensioner, 76, forced to pull out own teeth after 12 NHS dentists refuse to treat her
    - Olinka Koster, March 26, 2008 [Daily Mail(UK)]

    Example 9
    Dental patients face care lottery
    - March 26, 2008 [Metro(UK)]

    Example 10
    # Lung patients 'condemned to death as NHS withdraws their too expensive drugs'
    - Jenny Hope, March 24, 2008 [Daily Mail(UK)]

    There are countless more previews of Obamacare at this link
    http://www.liberty-page.com/issues/healthcare/socialized.html#usa
    Patrick:
    Nice to overlook and not counter the most horrific one.
    A guy pulling his own teeth out b/c he can't see the dentist....

    Pensioner, 76, forced to pull out own teeth after 12 NHS dentists refuse to treat her
    - Olinka Koster, March 26, 2008 [Daily Mail(UK)]

    • ANSWER:
      Not to mention that their hospitals are understaffed, filthy, and over crowded.

  12. QUESTION:
    can anybody rewrite this article please..?
    Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes family and the same virus that causes chickenpox. The characteristic symptom is a rash of painful blisters. Shingles can appear anywhere on the body. If it occurs on the forehead near the eyes or on the tip of the nose, the eyes are likely to become involved, and damage to the cornea can occur. Taking the proper supplements when blisters first appear can make the blisters dry up quickly, and the discomfort may be alleviated.

    Another important and powerful shingles treatment that was forgotten is the self- administration of oxygen therapy as offered by the "The Cure Within One Minute". The cure within one minute was research by a person named Madison Cavanaugh. He discovered that oxygen therapy was one of the best alternative therapy that could treat and cure cold shingles including all forms of cancer, STD's and eventually all diseases. Madison discovered the potency of this therapy.

    People right now are well informed about the dynamic effects of oxygen therapy, especially the widely known hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They are informed that and oxygen-rich body cannot be inhabited by diseases, then they believe that the solution to destroy the disease seems simple enough. Just give the body and abundant supply of oxygen, right? The answer is, plain wrong! It's not as simple as that. Here's the reason behind it: "Oxygen Cannot Treat and Cure Shingles Unless It's Delivered to the Cells and Tissues of the Body". Many people are not able to get enough amounts of oxygen in the cells and tissues of their bodies due mainly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depriving activities. One important thing to remember is that the body is not always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

    For oxygen to destroy the disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs -- and not just to the bloodstream - the most important is, it must be supplied to the cells and tissues. That's the reason why other oxygen therapies, such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements and treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream -- are not always potent and efficient in treating all diseases. While they may supply to the body with oxygen, they don't always have an effective mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not supplied to the cells and tissues of our bodies. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are not always effective in shingles treatment.

    The shingles treatment - oxygen therapy you're about to know, that can heal not only shingles but eventually all diseases, which hundreds if not by the thousands of people all over the world are calling "the world's greatest healing miracle of all time," is the ONLY ONE that uses a Natural Oxygenating substance which activates and stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a radical degree than is usually reached by other ways.

    Further in- depth study of Shingles Treatment - Oxygen Therapy and for more information about how this therapy will cure all types of diseases. Go and get your copy now:

    John Daniel Rivera is an advocate for holistic health and healing, and has been in the field of health for quite a few years. He is interested in illuminating individuals and helping others return to a better quality of health

    please some one help me.. rewrite this article.

    thanku...

    • ANSWER:
      No. Anyone with attitude must be prepared to do his own work.

  13. QUESTION:
    The Seeker corrects blunder on Palin, and autism,Is this celiac rediculous also?
    I heard autism from My boss, An actual died in the wool bushite.Or possibly even heard it briefly from my wife.I am just an asperger 5 drywaller with minimal resource. Fortunately for me that Down es syndrome falls under any mentally debilitating malfunction. If anyone is brave enough to put any disease or unexplained genetic malfunction, and google it next to the word Celiac, You will get hundreds of pages of info.You then put down es syndrome next to celiac, Same story. Hundreds of pages. How do you decipher what is real and what is not? Simple, stay to accredited university studies. Do not take Joe internets word for it. Don't even take the seekers word for it. Go straight to the medical teaching schools newest resources.Use columbia U, use Maryland U, Use Ohio state, use cambridge or any highly regarded medical teaching university. This way you can sift through the crap loads with greater ease. Now about the seekers mistake: To claim asperger 5 is almost ridiculous. I am no saint. I just have ridiculous recall over specific event. This doesn't mean I was born on Krypton. This doesn't mean I am not a mammal that reacts to stress. This just means I function, and function well with savants. I stated that I was real, do not expect a man of steel.I would like then general public to account that on a day to day basis, I breath in dust with fast acting hardening agent nearly every day. The stuff is called durabond. It is a quick drying, drywall compound mixed with water. This coats the lungs even with a mask. It hardens. The medical result is a greatly lower pulsax rating. Where oxygen levels should be nearly 100, which mine are unusually high, get dropped down into the mid or lower 90s.You try to keep every current events straight. I said I was the man with the real answers we want to know about. If this were my job, the second I heard of the mistake, I would never retract a statement, only correct it.yesterdays Seeker article should just ommit the word autistic and apply the words Downes syndrome. Please answer the more important question. What will you do about the FDA being owned by a pharmacutical parent company named Codex? What do you say about the innacuracy obvious in the health care implimented by the organization is scientifically been more than less than accurate? Why is a deadly allergen named in concentration camps, proven to make people complacent, the number one food source offered by the german owned FDA,WHEAT??? Why with such clear sciences, are these issues literally being ignored? Why does the father company named codex own several pharmacutical companies, focused around masquing all the dabilitating effects of feed gluten to a carnivorous animal? Even dog food companies are rapidly jumping on this philosophy. Why is America one of the few countries that consider mental health nearly incurable, while many other countries have already instituded that Gluten free is the most promising dietary change in our evolution?The most promising for reducing cancer. The most promising to actually allow the mental health patients to actually choose their options. If people refuse to listen, the only logical step is to go to work! What else can the seeker do but try. Small personal history to the origins of the SEEKER. The son of a music student at George Washington U, was born at DC general hospitol and promptly put up for adoption. DOB 5/7/65. Adopted by a kind prosperous family. Born with the deadly genetic function that remained undetected for 42 years.Went on to survive a life of incredible misfortunes and good fortunes that combined to make the Seeker we know today. I have suffer with not knowing if I lived or died that day for nearly 13 years. It is a simple miracle that I am alive. It is a simple miracle that I stumbled onto my cure. Todays time are so full of day to day miracles, that to give up hope now would be to painful to bare.So survive I must. I msut function and earn. I must protect what I know with every fiber of my being, knowing that I hold a key to the better future we all live and hope to see. You try to be me and keep current events straight. I go to breath more cement dust now. I must survive. My wife and family are very important to me. The well being of my country, with all the people in it are also important to this infantry soldier. Today we suffer the loss of Buster. A family pet. His heart will not be forgotten. God bless

    • ANSWER:
      I think your time would be better spent in something else.
      I have never really come across such a confusing character before and so this makes it hard for me to know what exactly to recommend you do with your time.
      I certainly don't think calling yourself the seeker, talking in the third person and claiming to 'hold a key to the better future we all live and hope to see...' is going to do your mind any good.
      you are just perpetuating your own fallacy of being an outsider, superior and some kind of chosen one.
      Stop breathing dust, it's not helping.
      Best Regards,


Cure For Lung Cancer Age

Noninvasive infrared cancer therapies combine the unique physical and optical properties of nanoshell or nanoparticles with a near infrared laser source to thermally destroy cancer tissue without significant damage to surrounding healthy tissue. So far, several laboratory studies prove very promising results of 100% complete eradication of tumors without any known side effects, preliminary FDA reports.

The incidence rates of cancer of the liver, pancreas, kidney, esophagus, and thyroid have continued to rise, as have the rates of new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, and childhood cancers. The incidence rates of cancer of the brain and bladder and melanoma of the skin in women, and testicular cancer in men, are rising, reports National Cancer Institute 2010.

The potential benefits of nanoparticle cancer treatment are highly selective and rapid tumor destruction with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Preclinical studies have demonstrated that it is effective and causes no detectable systemic toxicity. Additionally, this therapeutic device may be used in combination with and could increase the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy and radiation. Alternative Fighting Cancer with Magnetic Nanoparticles VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUh1gHG2jns&feature=related

What Are Nanoshells? - A nanoshell is made up of a few million atoms forming silica particles, essentially tiny glass particles too small to see with the naked eye. So it's larger than typical proteins or DNA. The nanoshell can cross the width of the smallest capillary in the human body. A chemical is introduced to the nanoshell that enables researchers to build-up (attach) gold metallic deposits that ultimately form a gold shell around the glass core. Companies such as Izon's aNano provide nanoparticle research instruments that provide previously unavailable particle detection and measurement capabilities, tunable from micro to molecular scales. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLNpDfPXQzE&feature=related

The key innovation with nanoshells is the ability to tune their color from the visible using the dimensions of the core and the shell to different regions of the spectrum. Therefore, it can tune away from the visible region and into the near-infrared region of the spectrum. Doctors are able to heat up very precise targeted areas of interest such as tumors. So by using an infrared light from the surface of the skin it can penetrate deep (10 centimeters) deep into the body. It heats up the tumor eradicating it passing through the body as waste. Gold Nanoparticles and Cancer Cell Detection VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyhxRIvw_cY

Nanoshell Treatment

Nanoshell therapy is comprised of three components:

- an off-the-shelf near infrared laser source,

- an off-the-shelf interstitial fiber optic probe for delivery of the laser energy to a site near or inside the tumor, and

- the investigational nanoshell particles, a near-infrared absorbing, inert material designed to absorb and convert the laser energy into heat.

The nanoshell treatment may be used with an FDA-cleared laser that emits near infrared energy with the clinical study specified parameters (power, duty cycle, treatment time) and with an FDA-cleared fiber optic probe for energy. Nanoshell particles consist of a gold metal shell and a non-conducting, or dielectric, silica core and serves as the exogenous absorber of the near infrared laser energy delivered by the fiber.

Nanoshell particles are administered intravenously and because of their small size they are specifically able to enter the tumor through its leaky vasculature. This process is known as the enhanced permeability and retention effect and is well documented for many solid tumors. The particles are unable to exit normal vasculature and therefore do not accumulate in healthy tissue.

After the particles accumulate in the tumor, the area is illuminated with a near-infrared laser at wavelengths chosen to allow the maximum penetration of light through tissue. The nanoparticles are specifically designed to absorb this wavelength and convert the laser light into heat. This results in the ablation of the tumor.

History of Nanoshells - Dr. Naomi Halas Ph. D, a professor at Rice University, invented the tiny (Nanoshell) particles, with a glass core and gold covered shell,in the 1990's. Now Halas and her colleagues have figured out a way to makenanoshells smarter. They've attached a bright fluorescent dye to the particles that make them glow under infrared light. They've also added a magnetic shell that makes the particles visible to MRI. In addition, researchers can now attach antibodies to the nanoparticles that help them hone-in on a variety of cancer cells.

"If you try to do the same thing with molecules or with drugs, it's very difficult, if not impossible, to attach several different functions to the same drug without disrupting its first function. But with nano-particles you have a nice platform that you can add several different things to it and still preserve the primary function of the nano-particle itself." http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3209/03-nanoshells.htmli

At this point, laser light converts that light to heat, and then kill tumor cells with that heat. Halas says being able to watch the progressof the nano-particles, both optically and magnetically, is crucial to manage the process.

i"In terms of being able to facilitate medical treatments with this approach,this type of tool is going to be very good. It gives eyes to the medical research. It gives two sets of eyes to the medical research, the optical eyes and the magnetic eyes. Those in combination complement each other so more information will be available using this approach." http://www.tcrt.org/c3018/c4130/Nanoshell-Enabled-Photonics-Based-Imaging-and-Therapy-of-Cancer-p-33-40-p12032.html i

iFDA Nanoparticle Trialsi i-i iThe future of nanoshell cancer treatment involves exhaustive studies on hundreds of varying subjects and optimize the shape and the surface properties of these nanoshells so that it gets favorable bio-distribution where most of the stuff retains in the tumor and its clear of the liver and kidneys to the body. Once that is done, it should be ready for pursuing the FDA approval (5-7 years) process for these researchers working with clinicians and planning further human trials.i

Nanoshell particles are investigational at this current time and only available through designated FDA sanctioned clinical study sites. http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/RunningClinicalTrials/default.htm

iiSome Leading Nanoparticle Biotech Companies

Elan Drug Technologies' NanoCrystal technologyii

Abraxis BioScience (ABBI)iii

iNanospectra BioScienceiii

Calando Pharmaceuticals ii

Nanoparticle Companies Directory: http://www.nanoparticles.org/company links/i

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    i need help finding info. in the blank spaces which is statistics and How to live with lung cancer also ......?
    read and tell me how it is so far

    I. Intro.
    Lung cancer was uncommon before the invention of tobacco. Lung cancer became known during the year of 1761. But in the year of 1810 lung cancer became father discovered.Fritz Lickint recognized the link between smoking and lung cancer. Lung cancer was mainly found in men because of the smoking of cigars. Then people began to notice cigarettes, Cigarettes were/are a major lung cancer _________ . So many treatments became discovered to cure lung cancer.

    II. Definition 1
    Lung cancer is a carcinoma that develops in the epithelial cells that form the interior lining to the lungs. The airways get the most exposure to inhaled pollutants, thus most people who get lung cancer are smokers. Lung cancer is not just one disease. There are many types of cancer that form in the lungs most of which you can only see through a microscope.
    The most common cancer of the lungs is epidermis. It is also known as
    squamous carcinoma because its cells look like a flat surface called a squamous cell. This cancer produces keratin, a substance found in skin and hair, which can be seen in a tumor. Squamous carcinoma is more common in smokers because it develops in the bronchi and spreads by invading local tissues, than to the lymph nodes and into the blood.
    Large - cell carcinoma is a tumor that is fairly larger than other types. They don’t form keratin but they are common in smokers. They develop in the central or peripheral part of the lungs and the lymph glands.
    Small cell carcinoma tumors are small and fragile. They are divided into groups by their shapes. The term “oat cell carcinoma” is used to develop in smokers and usually in the central part of the lung. They spread by the lymph lands and into the blood stream early. This type of tumors can only be seen through an electron microscope on high magnification.

    III. Causes
    Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer may also be the most tragic cancer because in most cases, it might have been prevented -- smoking causes 87% of lung cancer cases. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, many of which are proven cancer-causing substances, or carcinogens. Smoking cigars or pipes also increases the risk of lung cancer. Many of the chemicals in tobacco smoke also affect the nonsmoker inhaling the smoke, making "secondhand smoking" another important cause of lung cancer. It is responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths.

    IV. Treatment
    Treatment depends on the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, the stage of illness, the age of the patient, and the overall health of the patient. Surgery is performed to remove the tumor if there is no chance that the cancer has spread. If the disease has spread, then treatment will often include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is based on the use of ionizing radiation to destroy cancerous cells. Chemotherapy is treatment of a disease using drugs that directly poison the disease organism. Early stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated surgically and later stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the two. For small cell lung cancers, chemotherapy by itself or with radiation therapy is used instead of surgery.

    V. STATISTICS on men women and kids

    VI. How to live with lung cancer

    VII. Conclusion
    In conclusion the best way to prevent lung cancer is to not smoke or be around people who do. People should not start smoking, and those who already smoke should quit. Everyone should avoid breathing in other people's smoke.

    VIII. References
    "Lung, Cancer". 4 November 1998. http://www.evnet.com/fnadoc/lung.html.
    "Adults cancer help in the uk". http://mdweb. Bham.ac.uk/cancerhelp/public/specific/lung /indx.html.
    "Cancer". The New Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia. 1959.
    Laszio, John. Understanding Cancer. New York, New York: Harper and Row. 1984.
    Holleb, Arthur. Cancer Book. Garden city, New York: Madrona Publishing Inc., 1984.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like homework. You can research it by putting the sentence into a search engine.

  2. QUESTION:
    If God is omnipotent, why does he not cure cancer when we pray for it?
    "Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." - Matthew 7:7

    "For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. " - Matthew 17:20

    The Bible states that provided we have faith, any prayer will be granted. If this is true, then why has no cancer patient in the history of mankind ever been cured, despite how much the family prays for it? It is a selfless prayer from the heart, so why does it never work?

    Don't give me rubbish about God choosing everyone's time to go. What about someone who chooses to smoke for their whole life? God can't have given them lung cancer otherwise the correlation would not be there between smokers and lung cancer. What about young children with cancer? Does God decide that these innocent and pure human beings should die at the age of 3?

    Why are my prayers never answered? I prayed and prayed that my uncle would recover from his car accident, now he's quadriplegic. Anyone care to explain where God is?

    • ANSWER:
      The "cosmetic christians" as I call them, never answer this, because the answer is staring them right in the face and they hate it: God is not real.

      And why does this God allow cigarette addiction in the first place?

      Sometime they say something like "its a test of faith" etc. to avoid the subject.

      Cancer is living proof the religion is psychological, not real.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does God selectively cure cancer?
    I had two grandmothers, both had bouts with cancer, and now I only have one.

    My one grandmother on my father's side is not religious at all. My grandmother on my mother's side was very religious, attended church twice each sunday, gave an -actual- tithe of 10% of her -gross- income, and was very strict about her family and how they worshiped.

    When my grandmother on my father's side found out she had lung cancer (she was a smoker), she went to the hospital immediately and started treatment. She's still alive today, and has been cancer free for several years, but still smokes. When she was cleared, my parents immediately said God was watching out for her, and had helped to cure her of cancer.

    When my grandmother on my mother's side found out she had breast cancer, she went immediately to the hospital and started treatment. However her church (which was my church for 12 years) emphasized subservience to men. Because of this upbringing, my Grandmother would leave treatments early, or skip treatments so she could properly take care of my Grandfather, who was aging less-than-gracefully. When she was berated for skipping her treatments, and warned of the dangers, she simply waved it off and said, "God will protect me, I know he wants me here to take care of Chris (my Grandpa)." After about 3 months of treatment, she died, and left my grandfather with nobody to take care of him. He was put into a nursing home, and died there about two years later.

    So why did God help my non-religious grandmother, and not my religious one? If this story was reversed, would Christians count it as evidence? It seems to me that things like this happen completely randomly, as though there were no guidance of any kind. Why isn't this apparent to the religious?
    @ Rockaday - I love that answer. It answers nothing. People pretend to know all this stuff about God, but when you ask a question they can't answer, it's "Mysterous Ways"
    @ killer - so God wanted my Grandpa to spend 2 years completely alone in a nursing home? I was young, but I remember seeing him there on a few occasions, just crying. This is a cruel way for God to make my grandpa spend his life.

    • ANSWER:
      God is exactly precise and selective in everything that He does. The universe doesn't have one too many or one too few atoms in it.

      I'm sorry to hear about your grandparents. Any answer I gave as to why God allowed one to die and the other to live on would be pure speculation on my part and so I don't want to give a trite explanation.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is my dad showing symptoms of lung cancer?
    My dad is 46 years old, and he's been smoking since he was 18, I believe.
    My grandpa (dad's side) passed away last summer because of lung cancer, since he was also a smoker. He died at the age of 68 ...
    I'm afraid that my dad is going to end up getting lung cancer too. For a couple of months now, my dad has been constantly coughing every few minutes. He's not sick or anything, he told me it's because he smokes. So do you think he's showing any signs of lung cancer?

    If we treat the cancer soon enough, do you think he can be cured/prevented? I don't want to see my dad leaving me so soon ...
    Can lung cancer even be cured at the early stages of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Listen to Botsy - he's got the idea.

      In addition, lung cancer can be treated if detected early and if localized in one lung, easily operated on.

      Time is of essence, and stopping to smoke today would be an asset!! Besides of the obvious benefits of reducing the chances of lung cancer in future, any doctor he will meet in his ''travels'', will ask ''do you smoke'' or ''did you smoke''?.
      And while no one will admit this, you are immediately ''classified'' - one who consciously added to his/her predicament. If there's a choice to be made by the medical personnel, they will prefer the one who never smoked. Quite human reaction.

  5. QUESTION:
    Radiofrequency Ablation for cancer?
    This is a technique where radiowaves are used to destroy cancerous tumors and leave nothing but scar tissue behind. I'm wondering about how effective this is at prolonging life or even turning cancer into a chronic illness. I've read about lung cancer patients near death surviving much longer with this treatment. of course it can't cure cancer but if tumors can be destroyed as soon as they're discovered then wouldn't a cancer patient theoreticly be able to live to old age by managing their condition? Is there another side to this treatment that I'm not aware of? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are currently limitations for this type of treatment. It seems to work best on small tumors and nodules that are evenly shaped. One of the reasons for this is that a thin wire is threaded into the tumor and than the waves that destroy the tumor will emanate outwards in an even wave. If the tumor is oddly shaped than it is possible that those cancer cells won't be destroyed and can spred.

      So, while RFA is an exciting modality, it is not suitable for all types of cancers or all patients. Much will depend upon location, number of tumors, stage, and size of the tumors to be ablated. It's worth investigating.

  6. QUESTION:
    Will a man with lung cancer die or can he be saved?
    I'm 13, my friend is my age and he use to be my uncle (so we said) because his sister and my dad were together. We knew each other longer then that though. I use to go over his house all the time and I knew his parents for years too because we are close to them. My dad hangs out with his brother, and parents.
    Shaun's (my friend's) father was diagnosed with lung cancer. Apparently it's really bad. They gave him a few months to live. He just got married to Shaun's mother because of that. They are both really good people. And if he dies I will be crushed and so will so many people. Shaun.. no I can't even think about him because it hurts. He will be so sad :( Shaun hasn't talked to me in a while. I'm starting to think it's because it hurts because we use to be so close and he wants to get it all out of his head. But I want to talk to Shaun but he won't talk to me. (on MSN. He lives a pretty long drive) ..
    Can his dad be saved or cured? Is it possible? I'm sorry if I need to include more about the lung cancer, I don't know much about it but if they gave him a few months, then it sounds bad, (obviously) and if he's able to get married it doesn't sound HORRIBLE. So can he be saved? He cannot die. It will be losing a piece of this earth pretty much :(

    • ANSWER:
      it can't be cured. because it is hard to feel that way. my great uncle had lung cancer and he survived for like a year or so. but he died about 3-5 years after he was diagnosed.

  7. QUESTION:
    how can a woman who has smoked since age 16 (she's 74 now and still puffin a pack a day) not have cancer?
    or other issues? My mother in law has smoked since she was 16 and she is 74 and smokes almost 2 packs a day. I know cause we buy them for her daily. (not with our money, she too feable to go in the store).

    She takes all kinds of heart pills, vitamin e, is on oxygen at night and during the day sometimes. I do not get how someone that has smoked that long and smokes 2 packs a day does not have cancer. She does have a collapsed left lung and copd and emphezyma, but that is it and still smokes. Goes to the emergency room once a month for "breathing problems".

    My uncle has smoked since he was 15 and has had 1 triple bypass, has large cell lung cancer, his right lung has collapsed already, is only 46, and is in the hospital now to get cured of pneumonia that he has had for 2 months. I dont get it. People who get cancer must have to have the gene, what do you think?
    um ruby unicorn is a big time smoker or used to be, lol

    • ANSWER:
      By the grace of God.

      It's so hard to explain really. It's wierd how someone who has never smoked a cigerette in their life and dies of lung cancer before turning 40.

      It's as much of a mystery as a pro athletic star dying of a heart attack.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why do people have to die from cancer?
    My mom was 27 and I 11 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
    It was gone for a year.
    At 28 it moved to her lungs.
    Cancer free at 29.
    Age 30 it was hip cancer
    Hip cancer for 31.
    At 32 she had cancer of her lung, breast, and hip.
    At 33 she had cancer of her, lung, breast, hip, and liver.
    She was a fighter for sure. She cheered for an allstar parent team for the last two years of her life. She worked part time at a diner. She raised me and my little brother. Was a good wife to my step father. Took are of my grandma who has emphyasema and asthma.
    She passed away at the ripe old age of 33 in November 2009. I was 16. My brother 11.
    Maybe someone should create a cure, or start forking out money as compensation.
    We didnt have enough for the funeral and are slowly trying to pay it off. Chemotherapy and Radiation and X-rays cost alot of money.

    So again I ask you.
    Why do poeple have to die from cancer?
    And why my mother?

    • ANSWER:
      Aw she was a very strong woman and will always be with you for sure! I'm dieing from acute lymphoblastic leukemia now,I had it when i was a toddler in 1994 I went into remission within a few weeks.I got diagnosed with it again at 14 I'm gonna be 18 real soon.I don't know why people die from it I wish they didn't specially so young at 33.I have a daughter too surprisingly I got pregnant last year shes 5 1/2 months,I'm really upset it makes me depressed everyday to know that soon I won't be here to take care of her.I will always be with her no matter what and your mom will always be with you as well :) god bless you!
      I don't know about a cure but I hope theyr getting close!

  9. QUESTION:
    I'm a 46 yr old, Divorced, Father of 2 young sons, who was diagnosed with Lung and Brain Cancer apx.1 year ago?
    My sons and I have very litttle money. In the very beginning, when I was diagnosed, I was so sick, they told my girlfriend (who lives in CA), that it didnt look good for me. She flew in to Detroit from CA, dropped all she had going there for herself, including her own family, to come to MI and nurse me to health. SHe was determined to at least get me into remission. The Dr said he couldnt cure it, but he was going to try his best to get me into remission. That was a yr ago, when they also said that I probably wasnt going to last very long.
    Anyway. As of Oct 2008, I have basically made3 a huge turn around., and I thank the Lord, my Fiance', and my boys, for the strength and the need to fight. Pray, fight to live. Eat as much as possible ( if u cannot eat, you MUST try to drink at least 5-6 ensure PLUS'e throughout a day to keep the strength and protein up. I you CAN eat a little something, drink at least one bottle with each meal, and stay as stressless as possible, Stress,and sadness, I can tell you, WILL make the disease grow, and grow quicker. It wil make you feel good. Heres a little diet I recommend. Baked or grilled Salmon or some kind of fish ( I prefer salmon thats been marinated in honey and a little grey poupon mustard), Salad, bottle of Ensure, boiled small red skin potatoes, and a FUNNY or COMEDY movie, or stand up show on tv or go rent a few (oh yeah, try to get your hands on some shark cartlage pills. They work wonders for cancer patience. Dr's will disagree but its true.
    Back to the Laughter, It will help as well. But anyways, I just wanted to throw what works or has worked for me, and ask what should I do about the emotional side of things within me? What I know, I know works on me physically, but I love my sons so very very much. We have a small 3 bedroom house that I've been renting for 8 years (but now i recieve SSI, and its rough, really rough) Anyways, the boys and I are basically the 3 amigos. We are all we have together. Of course they have their friends, and I would never take that away from them, but its basically when I'm alone, or when they are sleeping at night that I start thinking about the days they were born, going back in time, knowing (or should I say NOT knowing) how long I'll be able to survive and the thoughts of when I leave them. They will live with my fiance' if anything was to happen but I hate to think of that. I sit and watch them sleep at night, and sing "you are my sunshine" until I cry myself to sleep. I dont know what to do, cuz, no one really knows when one will leave this earth, but for some reason, my sadness, grief, and thoughts of leaving them behind, seems to be a killer. One just as big as the cancer itself. I'm finally not in as much pain as I once was, so I try to get the 3 of us out together and go to the park or something that doesnt cost too much because of our financial situation, but that also makes me very depressed, not being able to take the boys to some place like Cedar point for a day of fun together, after they have worked all year long at school. Its depressing, and they know about my disease, but at their ages (9and 11), it bothers them, I know it does! Probably not as much as it bothers me, but I really wanted to do something nice for /or with them before I;m called to Lord forever. I want them to always remember me. Daddy. The one who has always been there. The one who always took care of them no matter what! The one they know would protect them from anything (including their "ex mom"), and I hate to say that, but if you knew her, you'd understand.
    My question (Finally) is, what do you suggest to a daddy who loves his young boys more than life itself, but knows theres only so much I can do to make them (happier) in this time in my life. I pray everyday for forgiveness, and for the lord to take care of them, mentally, emotionally, and physically) if I was to leave while they are still really young, But I'm still scared, and sad, and could use some words of support and encouragement. Sorry about any and all typos and probably one of the longest questions ever, but I guess I just needed someone to talk to about this pain in my heart. ( Love Hurts!)...
    Hope to hear from a few of you soon.
    Thanks everyone for your time!
    Peace,
    Detroitrocker

    • ANSWER:
      I know your pain. I am a young mother of a 2 year old and I have been battling cancer since he was a week old. I have several complications from the two surgeries I have had and I'm going in for another surgery soon. It fills me with sadness and pain when I think of all the things I always wanted to do as a mom - when I think of the "mom I wanted to be" - I can't do most of what I would like to do with him.
      It makes me feel like a terrible mom and like he deserves someone better.
      But I know I do the best I can and I know he is happy and well loved.

      I would definately keep trying to do the fun stuff, even if it's just a movie or something simple that won't wear you out much. I have to pick and choose our activities so I don't get too sick and weak. I'm sure they love just spending time with you and watching goofy videos at night with you.
      Rest assured you are building great memories that will last their lifetimes. That is very important.
      I have kept pictures and scrap books of us as a family so my son will have them should the unthinkable happen - it doesn't have to be fancy - just a photo album will do. If you have the energy, snapfish.com has some great photo book projects that are easy and come together well for not too much money.

      I would do the best you can to show them that no matter what happens they are a family - they can take care of each other and they will always be brothers. That will help with your guilt of possibly leaving them one day. If you know they can stick up for each other, defend each other, comfort each other, etc. then you will be at peace in your heart if (god forbid) anything happens to you.

      Be thankful to have this time with them - and just spend each moment enjoying them and letting them know you enjoy them. Some people in your position would have given up and would not have had this last year to spend with them, much less the time you have coming still.

      I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I know how you feel and I want you to know you are not alone.
      Try to stay strong for them.

  10. QUESTION:
    help me with my essay?
    i suck at essay!! :(
    help me please

    Some young people who smoke cigarettes say, “By the time I get cancer from smoking, there will be a cure for it.” What if there is no cure for it? Science does not always have all the answers. It is possible that young people get Cancer at any age. There are three reasons that people should not be smoking. Young smoker can get lung cancer at any age, cause bad influence, and smokers can kill the nonsmokers.
    Some young people think smokers get cancer when they get old. That is not true, it can hit any age. Probably around 30s, but the average of age death is around 50s. One lady got cancer at age 7 because she smokes way too much. The best way is be extreme careful to not get lung cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Underaged cigarette smokers often like to say, " by the time I get cancer from smoking, scientists would have a cure for it! "
      It sounds great and all, but what if Science failed to come up with a cure to lung cancer?

      *******

      okay, so theres a introductory paragraph. Now I know that you are able to whip up 3 supporting paragraphs.

      If you need help.. yahoo my inbox
      good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    How to have a fund raiser to donate money to the American Cancer Society?
    My Dad died of lung cancer on September 25, 2008.

    I'm really interested in having some type of fund raiser to donate money in my Dad's honor to the American Cancer Society. I e-mailed ACS & they sent me an e-mail back & wanted me to pay to join a team that is already established. I don't have any money to spare right now, or I'd just donate the money myself. I'm really lost on this. I have no idea where to start or how to go about starting it. I'm 22 years old, so the age isn't a problem. I just need some direction on where to go first. I was thinking of a few different ideas. One of them was 'Caroling for Cancer', although I'm not really sure how I'd play that one out. Then I thought about 'Cookies for a Cure' or 'Cakes for a Cure' & have some type of bake sale. I live in Newark Delaware. If anyone at all could help me jump start this fund raiser, I'd really really appreciate it. Thanks. =]

    Happy Holidays to All
    loves christmas lights - i'm trying hard to save up as much money as i can to donate &/or put into this fund raiser. i'm a full time AND a part time student at two different colleges, so i'm currently not working. being able to donate this money would make my holiday. there are ways to work around not having any money, no matter what the situation is. i'm trying to HELP people, not HURT them. don't be so rude next time. =]
    Ann- That is a REALLY good idea & I never thought of the hospital he was in or the hospice that helped him through his last day of life. He was only on hospice for one day, but that doesn't mean that they don't need the money all the same. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    • ANSWER:
      A charity starts with ones self. You are not in a position to start a charity. You want to be the instigator to get others to do so?
      Start with a second job so that you can put money to the Cancer Society yourself, before trying to get others to fill your bank account, so that you can *cough, hand it over to the cancer society............bake and sell at church and then donate half to church and half to the cs.

  12. QUESTION:
    Who should live and who should die?
    I am in 9th grade honors biology. My teacher is amazing. Every week he has us answer an opinion question related to biology. I thought that many people on yahoo answers would enjoy this one so here it goes:

    In america the buying and selling of human organs is a federal crime. Kidneys are the most common organs that are used for transplant although segments of the liver, the lung, and the pancreas are begining to also be harvested from live donors.

    Imagine you are the coordinator for transplants in a large hospital. You have just received a kidney for transplant from an accident victim. You have four candidates for the transplant. You decide who lives and who dies.

    Candidate # 1:
    -child age 7
    -had a sudden onset of kidney failure
    -no other medical problems

    Candidate #2:
    -Man age 20
    -Famous athlete
    -HIV positive

    Candidate #3:
    -Man age 40
    -recovering alcoholic
    -very wealthy
    -single parent of 3 young children
    -no medical problems

    Candidate #4:
    -Woman age 74
    -famous scientist
    -on the verge of finding the cure for cancer

    All possible recipiants will die within 48 hours without a transplant

    No other kidneys are available at this time.

    Any information about a person not included is unknown.

    You Decide!

    Who should live?

    and who should die?

    • ANSWER:
      My roommate and I eliminated the HIV positive athlete first because he has a smaller chance of survival and him being famous shouldn't mean he has any precedence over the others.

      Next we eliminated the old woman. We assumed she had well documented research (so it could go on) and that it would be cruel to deny someone else many years when this woman couldn't possibly have many more to go and had already lived a full and rewarding life.

      Next was more difficult. We eliminated the 40 year old father because he has lived a longer life and because as he is wealthy, we can assume his children will be well-taken care of.

      We saved the young boy.

  13. QUESTION:
    how long can one surive for after being cured for first stage colon cancer....?
    my friend is 21 years old,male....the doctor thinks that 99 percent chances are he has stage 0 or stage 1 at most colon cancer...if the cancer is 100 percent removed then can he survive like a normal person and live till old age....just for personal knowledge what about other cancers at stage 0 or 1 like throat,liver,lungs and stomach cancers....thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Normal life expectancy for people lucky enough to have resectable malignancies found in early stages. Age 21 is very young for adenocarcinoma of the colon. This may be a reportable case. Of course people with lung carcinomas and throat carcinomas are usually cigarette smokers which limits life expectancy.

  14. QUESTION:
    Just Found Out My Grandma Has Pancreatic Cancer?
    She is in her mid 60's and in pretty good health.. except for this.
    She went to the hospital bc of horrible stomach pains and they said she has pancreatitis and then they found a little bit of cancer in her pancreas. They are having a meeting tomorrow about it all but they are going to have surgery to try to extract the cancer since it seems to be small enough to take out.

    I know that the survival rate is really low, and there isnt really a cure for this type of cancer.. but here are my questions.
    What are her chances of living? How long is the normal survival rate for pancreatic cancer ?
    Does her age, generally good health, and the fact that the cancer may be small enough to extract help with making the survival rate higher?

    Anyone who has been through this would be great to hear from.

    Im going through a horrible time with this bc we found out my great grandmother can pass any day now bc she is 91 yrs old and has really bad lungs, and a bad heart.. and then this cancer with my grandma. (my grandma is my great grandma's daughter, so its all on the same side of the family)
    Im so worried about all of this and I dont know what to do.. I just dont know what Ill do when I loose both of them bc they are the only two in my family that has always been there for me, and they are the ones I care most about.. this Christmas wont be a good one at all.

    Any advice and prayers would be much appreciated.
    Thanks so much, God bless, and Happy Holidays.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey asker, im so sorry to her about wat ur going through and ur grandmas this is what i noe about pancreatic cancer i dont wat u to worry but the true hurts and soorry if i make u sad about this but the normal survival rate for 1 year is 20%, but the bad news is for 5 yrs its 4%. ill be praying for them and god bless them. I hope that ur grandma goes through the surgery and spend as much time with ur 91 grandma as u can bc you never noe one day they could be there the next their gone. let her noe that u love her. Give the rest of her life joy, love, and happiness. GOD BLESS THEM
      p.s. i noe wat ur going through just stay stong girl

  15. QUESTION:
    Medullary thyriod cancer possibly spreading?
    Im 18 i had medullary thyroid cancer at age 17. ive been on this road for a year now and its possibly going to become a daily routine again. I was told they found a mass near my lungs in the chest area. My calcitonin is at 15% the normal is %5 ive been told. i had my whole thyroid removed and a few lymph nodes, its been a year since surgery and they haven't gone down. I had radiation treatment after surgery in the neck area and chest ive been told. I cant do radioactive iodine for i am allergic to iodine. I was just wondering if it happens to be cancer again should i go for chemotherapy? or radiation again? i also want to know if it has spread if its cure able. will i have to go through surgery again as well? sorry for all the questions i just want as much information as i can get. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      People with Medullary thyroid cancer don't have radioactive iodine since it has no effect on it. Radiation and/ or Chemotherapy are usually the steps taken if surgery is not an option. I think it would be best to talk to your Oncologist....you shouldn't have these types of questions. Good luck! http://thyca.org

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the only thing self-determination can promise us?
    If you believe in yourself, what can you expect? I am doing a paper on determination and I need to find a very good clincher for the end.
    The beginning with a hook to catch reader’s attention Belief is clearly stated
    Body: Belief is explained and terms defined A story is used to illustrate belief (anecdote, dialogue, personal experience, examples)
    Conclusion: Point or meaning of story explained Belief is restated in a new, powerful way
    The influence of determination, I believe, can linger in one’s life for many years to come. It strengthens people in the face of adversity and helps them work towards powerful goals despite unexpected obstacles. Once determined, one’s passion remains until the task is accomplished. Even if you believe that you can no longer proceed or withstand, you must still continue with all of your might. I believe determination influences me to perceive what I have the ability to do both now and in the future. When those around you believe you can achieve, you find that you believe so as well.

    Determination lingers for a long time because if you are truly determined, you will presume working towards your dreams no matter how far or long it might take to finally make it come true. To firmly hold on to and carry out a belief, plan, or action is determination. It is the vitality of an athlete, the brains of the genius, and the heart of the philanthropist - the greatest strength of each individual that no one can take away from them. I am especially determined to becoming an MD in the fields of radiology and medical research because my uncle died at the age of 50 from lung cancer. I long to make a change by finding a cure and helping those who suffer from similar diseases. Although it would be most difficult, I cannot and will not turn around. When determined, a goal is hard to put down. It clings on to the edge of the heart and though there may be passing storms, it continues to hold on deep inside forever.

    I also believe that determination towards a single aspiration is like a tree with a system of roots. It has branches reaching out towards other smaller, yet highly significant goals. For example, the first steps to changing the world might be donating to the local food pantry, joining an environmental organization, visiting a nursing home, and walking in charitable marathons. I think that a vast number of missions can be fulfilled this way deed by deed and person by person. Because determination for success in a paramount ambition leads to the many steps required prior to reaching it, it envelops a person’s whole being and involves their entire life. We are led by determination into a new promised land- our own independent promised land with the promise of

    • ANSWER:
      talk about how perception=reality. If you truely believe you can do it then you can

  17. QUESTION:
    it sucked at first but is it better now?
    i'm writing a book about a girl who runs away from home at 16, here's the reason why from her p.o.v.
    "My whole life, I was spoiled. I was an only child, and Mom and Dad's pride and joy. When I was seven, my little brother came along. Everyone expected me to be jealous of him and not like him at all. But I loved the kid! He was the coolest thing ever! I sometimes say that he was born with it, but that's not exactly true. My dad was a big smoker. At least a pack a day. Max was diagnosed with lung cancer at four months. He wasn't born with it. But his immune system was weak. His body couldn't fight it, and he got lung cancer. They sent us to a university hospital in Sweden, that was testing a cure, and would only give it out to five people, of any age, fist come first serve. It worked! And for five years, little Maxxie was a perfectly normal, happy little boy. He was adored in kindergarten, by both teachers and kids. But about half-way through kindergarten, the cancer came back. We went back to Sweden as soon as possible, not knowing what else to do. The doctors at the university hospital said that they were surprised the treatment had worked for so long. The firts patient had a bad reaction to it, it made her very depressed and sickly. The second patient was thirty, and commited suicide three weeks after getting the treatment. The third and fourth had just died three days before. It was a big shock. They felt the need to help us, because they had let such a young life go, after using him as a lab rat. They did whatever they could to make Max better. Nothing was working, and three days before his sixth birthday, they put him on life support. Mom and Dad couldn't stand to be around him. Dad felt increadibly guilty because of his smoking, and Mom did nothing but cry so hard it would hurt to watch. So I spent all my time with him, and did homeschooling from Sweden. After two weeks of watching our little boy suffer, our family couldn't take it anymore. Mom had him taken off life support, and he died three hours later in my arms. Mom has been sad and uninterested ever since, and doesn't care about anything. Dad never comes home, and when he does, he's hammered."

    please let me know of any changes i need to make. and dont just say 'change something its totally stupid,' give me suggestions. what exactly do i need to change?
    plz&ty

    • ANSWER:
      This is just sad. Wow. It was good because it drew me into the characters and I actually cared about the characters within that short period of time, so that's good writing. But I wonder if it would be more realistic if perhaps there was asbestos in the house that the baby inhaled or that he just plain old developed cancer. A person doesn't have to smoke to have cancer (realistically less than 1% of people under the age of 40 get ANY type of cancer); just look at Dana Reeves (Christopher Reeves' late wife who got lung cancer without smoking). And perhaps the Dad could feel guilty because cancer runs in his family but he didn't think his son would get it? There are people that are going to diagree with me about the smoking bit but I people just don't get lung cancer from secondary smoke, ect. in just 4 months like that. Read stats.

      Will you please look at my little teen novel excerpt and offer some honest feedback, please, since I read yours? It's still being revised. Thanks so much in advance! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjFklI_tRVJO1XuSpRhndtzsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090704181815AAVFcaD

      FAIA,
      Will you stop going around checking people's GRAMMAR? If I really checked your questions and story, I'm almost CERTAIN, I'll find some problems somewhere with this so-called grammar. Anyway, these excerpts are still being revised anyway; they're not done, not edited. AND people are publishing novels on cell phones written in Text Message lingo. TTFN :D

  18. QUESTION:
    Man deals with Horrible Health Care, While Cancerous!?
    Just today, my mother told me about a story(true story taking place this very second), about a man who is 40 years of age, and his troubles with hospitals. So this man, not knowing he has cancer goes to a family doctor for a checkup, knowing something is wrong. The doctor said that he is suffering from just a minor cold and nothing major is happening inside his body. So a few days later, this man decides to go to the hospital because, he knew something is wrong. As he goes tothe Toronto General Hospital, completes are regulated forms and meets with the doctor. The doctor says, " Would you like to die in this hospital or at home". The man not knowing anything about his "Lung Cancer", is shocked. The hospital claims that he will die in a 1 week, and there is no known cure for his case. But the man remains in the hospital under care. Unfortunately, the hospital does not cure him, thinking that he will die within a week, and there is no known cure. But he remains in the hospital. This mans family is claiming that, the man isn't being taken cared of properly while in the hospital. For instance, he wasn't given his dinner on time, at 8pm his family decides to ask the nurses( Or whoever) why he hasn't received food, they reply with "Sorry we are all out". The family is now furious, as they aren't receiving proper treatment with this man, who is only the age 40. So they start to argue their case to the doctors, and all they say is "we are sorry". As the doctors claim goes of living for only a week, they are wrong. Its been 3 weeks, without treatment and this man is still ALIVE, as he can still communicate and recognize his surroundings. Could this mans life been saved, if they started to treat him from day one?

    I have simply laid down the facts, i would request that you lay down your opinions
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Not being a Medical professional my Opinion is that if the person is terminal as determined by the doctors then there is not anything they can do except hospice care and maintain a level of comfort, Some forms of lung cancer cannot be treated but that does not excuse their refusal to provide nourishment. A second opinion based upon testing may be available but it does not sound like the prognosis is good, doctors cannot predict a certain time of death and sometimes people live longer than medical conditions would indicate. Just as a side note My expiration date as determined by the doctors who treat me for a bone marrow disease was 5 years ago and here I am answering your question to the best of my ability.}{

  19. QUESTION:
    Man deals with Horrible Health Care, While Cancerous!? Must read!?
    Just today, my mother told me about a story(true story taking place this very second), about a man who is 40 years of age, and his troubles with hospitals. So this man, not knowing he has cancer goes to a family doctor for a checkup, knowing something is wrong. The doctor said that he is suffering from just a minor cold and nothing major is happening inside his body. So a few days later, this man decides to go to the hospital because, he knew something is wrong. As he goes tothe Toronto General Hospital, completes are regulated forms and meets with the doctor. The doctor says, " Would you like to die in this hospital or at home". The man not knowing anything about his "Lung Cancer", is shocked. The hospital claims that he will die in a 1 week, and there is no known cure for his case. But the man remains in the hospital under care. Unfortunately, the hospital does not cure him, thinking that he will die within a week, and there is no known cure. But he remains in the hospital. This mans family is claiming that, the man isn't being taken cared of properly while in the hospital. For instance, he wasn't given his dinner on time, at 8pm his family decides to ask the nurses( Or whoever) why he hasn't received food, they reply with "Sorry we are all out". The family is now furious, as they aren't receiving proper treatment with this man, who is only the age 40. So they start to argue their case to the doctors, and all they say is "we are sorry". As the doctors claim goes of living for only a week, they are wrong. Its been 3 weeks, without treatment and this man is still ALIVE, as he can still communicate and recognize his surroundings. Could this mans life been saved, if they started to treat him from day one?

    I have simply laid down the facts, i would request that you lay down your opinions
    Thanks
    This didnt take place over one day. Hes been in the hospital for 3 weeks now. I have no link because, it is not published, it is a story my mom told me today about someone at work

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but there is nothing factual about this story. Either you made it up or your mother got the information very wrong.
      To start with it is rare for a 40 year old to have lung cancer.
      Second a hospital janitor could look at someone who was a week away from death due to lung cancer and know something worse than a normal cold was going on and you expect us to believe a doctor couldn’t tell.
      Third doctors do not tell people they only have a week to live. It would take days to determine the stage and what kind of cancer it was.
      Fourth you are not giving any reason for this man needing acute care for 3 weeks and no hospital would allow him to stay that long unless it was necessary.

  20. QUESTION:
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) runs in my family, from my mothers side, her mother got it at the age of 35, and so did my mother, and my brother of 30 years old, is already starting to show signs that hes going to develop it. There is no cure, and is a degeneritive desease that causes emphesemia, heart attacks and eventually death (age 65 for my grandmother, mother is still alive, im her carer). It effects you the same regardless if you smoke, but smoking does aggrevate the desease. The treatments which my mother on, has only give her extra mobility short term, long term, shes got massive muscle degidation because of the steroids(aswell as other things.) She has smoke 20 a day since she was 15(shes not 52)

    My question is simple. What are the chances that i also carry the disease? I am already smoking 25-30 a day so im prone to chest infections etc(im 18) but i am attempting to cut down to allow me to quit easier. Lung deseases are very common in my family, my grandfarther also died of lung cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are concerned, get a pulmonary function test and an alpha 1 antriprisin test and definately quit smoking. I have COPD and was diagnosed at 32. I live a normal life. I never smoked. I have not required steriods because it was caught early. Not to say I may need to later in my life. I also never smoked. I was born premature. I would recommend pulmonary rehab for your mom. There are many free programs to get you to quit.

      Best wishes.

  21. QUESTION:
    PLEASE, SHOW ME HOW DUMB YOU ARE. please.?
    So what drives me crazy is how in this modern age with computers, and vast quantities of knowledge at your fingertips, people can be so close minded and plain stupid about so many things, such as weed. People say, " oh well there is possibility of lung cancer, addiction, memory loss, and its a gateway drug." You cant even say its a drug, its a god damn plant. The shit your government sell to you in pharmacy's are drugs. You can OD on pharmaceutical drugs, but have you EVER heard of anyone over dosing on Marijuana? No? Look it up. Still no? Its because nobody ever has. If you have bothered to go to this point to try to prove me wrong, then research addiction. You CAN NOT be addicted to weed. You can really like it, just like you like pizza, pop, and big macs. The funny thing is, is that those things are also non-addictive( to my knowledge, but i haven done extensive research on big macs and coke so i apologize if i'm wrong), but are worse for you then marijuana. Marijuana facts, if you correctly research, has been proven to be misleading by the FDA and untrue. HOW SICK IS THAT? Your section of government required to guide you in the most scientific and fact based knowledge available and they mislead you for what? Its just stupid. There are NO health risks what so ever from Marijuana, and it has even been proven it can cure some diseases,but thats a whole another topic. The only bad side effect i have seen is possible Bronchitis if smoked in large amounts, ALL THE TIME. Now, lets get this straight, the Bronchitis has nothing to do with Marijuana. Any form of smoke can eventually lead to Bronchitis. You sit in front of a camp fire a few nights a week for your whole life then ya you might get Bronchitis. But you don't get it from weed. You digest weed in food, inhale it via vapor form, and you will not get Bronchitis. This proves there is nothing wrong with weed what so ever. Now apparently there have been studies that SAT scores rise with students that smoke weed. Now i am not going to go into that because as far as i'm concerned that research hasn't developed enough. But my point is that there is NOTHING WRONG WITH SMOKING WEED, even once or twice a week. If digested or in vapor form theoretically you could consume Marijuana as much as humanly possible with NO health risk.Weed makes you hungry, happy, and sleepy. Now if your with your buddies what is wrong with that? Its better for you then drinking. So seeing as this is yahoo answers and i'm supposed to be asking a question; is there anyone who would like to contradict my statement about weed and prove me wrong? please try. ( and btw using concerned mother forums, and FDA related sites is kind of stupid seeing as they are misleading)
    @Gracinda i laugh when i see what you have said for many reasons. For one you think im a biased stoner who wants to earn his right to bake. lol. i havent smoked in over two months. i am hardly a biased stoner. secondly the site you have provided is a NEWS website. NEWS. the funny thing about all the points you listed, say "that there has been study" or "there has been some research". none of the points you listed point out exclusive cold hard proven facts. all they say is that there are scientists who believe in certain health risks of Marijuana and are taking time to research. It doesnt say in any of them that they have come up with any evidence what so ever. NONE. does that mean that just because some scientists have begun an experiment and a hypothesis that they are right? No, they are in the progress of trying to prove their hypothesis right, and none of them have yet. how is the world supposed to advance and learn with people as blind as you. You see one side of things and then th
    also gracinda, when i asked for proof i didnt ask for you to go to a medical blog and copy and paste. get some cold hard facts that have been proven. then find me some people who have experienced these medical side effects, and then explain exactly what process in the body triggers that issue. you are being very unwise.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Who should live/ die!?
    what are your opinions on this brain-teaser?

    In america the buying and selling of human organs is a federal crime. Kidneys are the most common organs that are used for transplant although segments of the liver, the lung, and the pancreas are begining to also be harvested from live donors.

    Imagine you are the coordinator for transplants in a large hospital. You have just received a kidney for transplant from an accident victim. You have four candidates for the transplant. You decide who lives and who dies.

    Candidate # 1:
    -child age 7
    -had a sudden onset of kidney failure
    -no other medical problems

    Candidate #2:
    -Man age 20
    -Famous athlete
    -HIV positive

    Candidate #3:
    -Man age 40
    -recovering alcoholic
    -very wealthy
    -single parent of 3 young children
    -no medical problems

    Candidate #4:
    -Woman age 74
    -famous scientist
    -on the verge of finding the cure for cancer

    All possible recipiants will die within 48 hours without a transplant

    No other kidneys are available at this time.

    Any information about a person not included is unknown.

    You Decide!

    Who should live?

    the 6th person who answered (gourry_gabrief) is a stupid pathetic b*tch and needs to get a life. why go out of your way to answer something you dont like/ are interested in? case she aint noticed, this is a place 2 help others not to put them down geez

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, this is hard. Okay, #3 Screwed up his kidneys with alcohol, and I would feel sorry for him, but he is wealthy and his kids would be taken care of. #4 I'm sure wrote all her findings down, and there are other smart scientists in the world that could pick up where she left off. She is 74 years old, and has lived a full life. Once she got the kidney, she could die the next day from old age anyway. #2 Has HIV, and has lived a great life for his age,so I would give it to the 7 year old kid over him. I also have a huge soft spot for kids, so that's probably why.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do I come to terms with family members dying or having problems?
    Basically my whole family is suffering.
    My mother- 41 has breast cancer which spread to her lung, kidney failure and liver failure.
    My uncle(mothers brother)- killed himself last year by putting a gun to his head- he was 39 I believe.
    My father- 43- had a tumor on his spine, which they could only take 95% because it was full if veins, he's having symptoms again that it's coming back.
    My brother- age 21- was a pure health nut. He did everything right, but has a dieases if which is in his colon and will have it for the rest of his life. No cure.
    My sister- age 19- has been suffering with drugs since age 15. And is a much worse state of mind.

    How do I cope? I'm lost and try and ignor it. I have a few problems myself but not as bad as them. I'm so scared that I will lose the only people in my life that I trust and are my best friends. Everytime I think or talk about my mom I just wish I could turn back time and tell her she did everything right and it's okay.

    My uncle killed himself due to depression. At the tine I was away and left my daughter with my mom. He kept phoning her before he did this but my daughter was crying so she couldn't talk. Then he did it. I just blame myself because if I was there this wouldn't of happened. No one knows I blame myself over his death but it truly was my fault.

    • ANSWER:
      You couldn't have known that would happen, don't blame yourself. Just do the best u can to be there for them.. I'm so sorry about your family, God bless.

  24. QUESTION:
    My dad has cancer...?
    Before I start, I would like to say that I know it is really pathetic that I have to write this on here, but I find it so hard to say it aloud and I need to tell someone that is alive...somewhere. I need some advice from anyone that has gone through something similar.

    I'm 18 years old, my dad is 65. I live at home with my parents and my brother. When I was 14 and my brother was 12 my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
    He had part of his pancreas removed and had treatment after surgery. He was 'cured', for 2 years, It then returned. This time spreading to his lungs.
    I'm not looking for sympathy, I just want you to know the facts.

    Anyway, When it returned my dad decided he didn't want to have anymore treatment. Which is fair enough, he wanted to spend his time left on this earth happy and feeling as good as he possibly could.

    It has now got to the point, 2 years later where it is really starting to show he has cancer.
    I mean, I could push it to the back of my mind before. I didn't have to think about it when I couldn't see it. When I couldn't see him dying. But now I can, and I'm finding it extremely hard.

    He used to be a well built bloke, fit and healthy. He's now so skinny you can see his ribs through his back, and his legs can barely hold him up. He can't walk anywhere without getting out of breath, he is literally wasting away before our eyes and we can't do anything.

    His personality has changed so much, he has turned into someone I don't know. He used to be nice, he used to be a joker, he used to be someone I could talk to. Now he is angry, doesn't talk to me, says really really hurtful things and it's just got on top of me and It's like he's not even my dad anymore. It's like I lost my dad 2 years ago. Or, I don't even know when, it's like he has slowly drifted away and now I can't see one bit of the dad I knew and loved. And I feel so so guilty for feeling this because I know he has every right to act the way he does.

    And do you know what the worst thing is, I'm so angry that I'm starting to resent him. I blame him. I don't know why, and I know I sound like an evil cow, I have so much anger.
    If he didn't have me and my brother at such an old age maybe we wouldn't be going through this.
    I really hate myself for thinking these things, but sometimes I just wish I didn't have to see him in pain anymore, I just want it to end.
    Thank you all for your really kind replies, apart from the one about fabric softeners? lol
    It has honestly made me feel a bit better about it.
    Also thank you K for the link to the website whatnow, it's a good website.

    • ANSWER:
      Everything you say is perfectly normal for the situation you find yourself in. I know because I've been there. He is angry because he is in pain and he does not want to leave you and your brother. He is worried about how you will cope when he has gone. He's wishing he'd had you earlier so that he'd have had more years with you. But, my Dad was only 34 when I was born and it happened to him. Try not to feel guilty, because you are not. It might help you to talk to a counsellor because they understand everything you are going through. I hope you and your family get through this hard time with the minimum of pain.

  25. QUESTION:
    My Dr. put me on Vitamin D2?
    My Doctor prescribed vitamin D2 1.25 mg tablets for me.?
    He told me my vitamin D2 level was 7, and should be between 30-80. I take 300 mg of phenytoin at bedtime. Any concerns I should have about taking this medication. And how long will it take my level of vitamin D to be where it should be? I'm 54 years of age.

    Below was chosen The Best Answer?? And what does this mean to me???!!!

    Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
    The prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol vit.D2). As warned by the National Institute of Health -

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023…

    Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. Current recommendations are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not account for depleted stores. March is when stores are at their lowest.

    Vitamin D3 deficiency is becoming an epidemic. U.S. RDA are much too low. It is possible that upper atmosphere pollution is blocking the needed UVB light from the sun.

    Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems.

    I have Fibromyalgia -Vitamin D3 supplementation has cleared the constant muscle pain. I did high levels for 3 weeks & was pain free. I knocked the dose down to 2000iu's a day & a week later the pain was back. After restarting high levels, the pain is managed again after 3 days.

    I personally did 35,000iu per day for 2 months trying to refill my stores. It is highly recommended that you have your vit.D levels tested but my research shows toxicity only at outrageous, long term levels.

    I originally did B12 injections daily for a couple of years & then I tried guaifenesin (Dr.St.Amand's protocol) for 10 years but discovered vit.D3 supplementation only recently & that has worked better than anything else!

    I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating to allow the body to regenerate rather than degenerate.

    http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1560…
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl…

    Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

    * Reversal of advanced coronary disease
    * Reversal of advanced lung disease, avoiding a lung transplant!
    * Cure of multiple sclerosis
    * Cure of amotrophic lateral sclerosis
    * Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
    * Improvement in allergies
    * Control of many cancers including prostate, breast, colon, brain tumors, leukemia, myeloma, etc
    * Reversal of osteoporosis
    * Prevention of influenza
    * Cure of depression and many other mental disorders
    * Hashimoto’s hyperthyroidism

    In summary, the evidence for safety and remarkable efficacy of Vitamin D3 suggests that virtually ALL adults should probably take 50,000 units of D3 daily. This is certainly true for those with virtually any illness.

    • ANSWER:
      Jim,

      If you've been diagnosed with MS, contact an Official Treatment Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center. You can call the National MS Society:

      "In the meantime, please contact us at 1-800-344-4867 for current, detailed information on treatment resources in your area."

      http://bit.ly/9uOQnG

      Until you talk to an MS Specialist Neurologist, just forget all of that Vitamin D information you found on the internet. After you ask that MS Neurologist about it, and ask him/her the questions you need answered.

      Good Luck.

  26. QUESTION:
    what happens if you dont have insurance?
    im not too familiar with how the health programs in this country work. so lets say a person (age; 20's, 30's 40's) was laid off from work a year ago and so they dont have any health insurance right now. they go to the doctor and are diagonsed with a serious condition (cancer, kidney/lung disease....etc), which are all VERY expensive diseases to treat/cure. what do they do since they dont have any insurance to pay for it? do they just suffer and die?

    i know in europe (where i am from) you dont really have this concern since treatment is covered by the government, regardless if you are working or not.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can get help at the public health department and research for grants etc to help out. There is public assistance and you can contact the various groups such as american cancer society etc and they can sometimes help.

  27. QUESTION:
    10 points!!!! we had to write and obituary in class and i wanted to see if it was alright?
    are there any grammer issues,
    spelling?
    is it set up ok
    it's supose 2 b in 1st per.

    My Obituary

    In June of 2093 at the age of 99, I, james smithpassed away suddenly while on vacation. I drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. After I gave up my fight to live, and just let the water fill my lungs, I was in no pain. I was unusually calm and died a very comfortable death.
    I graduated college in 2063 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. That allowed me to pursue my dreams as a pilot and travel the world before settling down. I spent time with my family and friends before I passed and I’m glad they know I love them.
    Before my death I was involved in many fundraising organizations that went from helping feed the needy to finding a cure for cancer. I am beloved by many and wish to be remembered as a person who cared about what choices you made and how you made them. I want to be remembered as a person who loved life and lived it to the fullest.

    • ANSWER:
      thats was very nice good job

  28. QUESTION:
    Theists and atheists, how do you view death? (all opinions appreciated)?
    Today, a family member told me what happened today with her patient. Her patient was a 31 year old, white male who was admitted for stomach pain, contractions and bulging. After conducting some tests, she found out that he had stomach cancer. Later she realized that his cancer had spread to his lungs, and could not be removed through surgery. When the distressed patient asked her what to do next, she assigned him for chemotherapy. However, after a few hours, his vessels clotted and he was sent into emergency care. Then it was discovered that he could now not be treated with chemo. When he asked my family relative what was the next step, she told him clearly that he had about two weeks remaining. From hopeful cure for this young 31 year old male, his situation worsened to this dire extent. He started crying and said that his family had just settled and he had two small kids. He said that his job was barely sufficient to raise his family, and without him, his family would be destroyed. After a few hours, his situation worsened further and after barely making through, his lower body was completely paralyzed. His new life term was shortened to a few hours as his situation worsened exponentially. His family came over, and his young kids had no idea about his condition. His wife was very supportive and both were weeping. I don't know if the patient is still alive because my relative had to leave as her shift ended; but the condition of this man is not a rarity, for there are 11,000 beds in my relative's hospital and all of them are filled with cancer patients. What is surprising is the massive number of young people with cancers who had promising lives, cut short by this unexpected, horrible disease. I am very humbled by this.
    This man might be diagnosed with cancer, but your death, too, is highly probable at any given moment regardless of your age or past medical history.

    I wouldn't say I believe in God because I'm afraid of death. I find the process of death amazing. This life seems meaningless when practicality hits. The fact that we aren't immortal. We are powerless. Sometimes, even doctors can't save someone. We are humans. We are fallible. There are times when we can't do anything about it. We are so.. limited. Death is inevitable. It IS frightening. How can you deny?

    Atheists-- don't take this offensive in any way. I just wanted to know your view of death. I've seen atheists on here that are apathetic to this topic. How can you be apathetic? I think, after you've seen death from close, there is hardly any way one can be apathetic to this topic. It's amazing. Death is amazing. Young people die. Healthy people die. The whole process of death is amazing.

    • ANSWER:
      Only by acknowledging that death is final and life is finite will you actually make yourself enjoy life and do your best to make it better for others.
      By the time i was 16, 6 close family members died.
      They exist in our memories and they will be cherished and missed deeply until all who remember them are gone also.

  29. QUESTION:
    Fear of death is very humbling....?
    Sorry for the long passage but it is very humbling to read.

    I consider myself to be among the most arrogant pricks out there, but today a family member told me what happened today with her patient. Her patient was a 39 year old, white male who was admitted for stomach pain, contractions and bulging. After conducting some tests, she found out that he had stomach cancer. Later she realized that his cancer had spread to his lungs, and could not be removed through surgery. When the distressed patient asked her what to do next, she assigned him for chemotherapy. However, after a few hours, his vessels clotted and he was sent into emergency care. Then it was discovered that he could now not be treated with chemo. When he asked my mom what was the next step, she told him clearly that he had about two weeks remaining. From hopeful cure for this young 39 year old male, his situation worsened to this dire extent. He started crying and said that his family had just settled and he had two small kids. He said that his job was barely sufficient to raise his family, and without him, his family would be destroyed. After a few hours, his situation worsened further and after barely making through, his lower body was completely paralyzed. His new life term was shortened to a few hours as his situation worsened exponentially. His family came over, and his young kids had no idea about his condition. His wife was very supportive and both were weeping. I don't know if the patient is still alive because my relative had to leave as her shift ended; but the condition of this man is not a rarity, for there are 11,000 beds in my relative's hospital and all of them are filled with cancer patients. What is surprising is the massive number of young people with cancers who had promising lives, cut short by this unexpected, horrible disease. What I now wonder is are we ready to die? Once we are dead, will we have done enough good deeds to outnumber the bad ones to avoid eternal wrath of God? I am very humbled by this story, but as my relative puts it, these incidents happen very frequently. Please realize that now is the only chance you have to garner favor from God, as your death is highly probable at any given moment regardless of your age or past medical history.

    • ANSWER:
      There are signs all over the ages but we are blinded within the worldly desires.

      May Allah ease us from the torment of this world and the hereafter.

  30. QUESTION:
    Boring yet humbling question/message....?
    Sorry for the long passage but it is very humbling to read.

    I consider myself to be among the most arrogant pricks out there, but today a family member told me what happened today with her patient. Her patient was a 39 year old, white male who was admitted for stomach pain, contractions and bulging. After conducting some tests, she found out that he had stomach cancer. Later she realized that his cancer had spread to his lungs, and could not be removed through surgery. When the distressed patient asked her what to do next, she assigned him for chemotherapy. However, after a few hours, his vessels clotted and he was sent into emergency care. Then it was discovered that he could now not be treated with chemo. When he asked my mom what was the next step, she told him clearly that he had about two weeks remaining. From hopeful cure for this young 39 year old male, his situation worsened to this dire extent. He started crying and said that his family had just settled and he had two small kids. He said that his job was barely sufficient to raise his family, and without him, his family would be destroyed. After a few hours, his situation worsened further and after barely making through, his lower body was completely paralyzed. His new life term was shortened to a few hours as his situation worsened exponentially. His family came over, and his young kids had no idea about his condition. His wife was very supportive and both were weeping. I don't know if the patient is still alive because my relative had to leave as her shift ended; but the condition of this man is not a rarity, for there are 11,000 beds in my relative's hospital and all of them are filled with cancer patients. What is surprising is the massive number of young people with cancers who had promising lives, cut short by this unexpected, horrible disease. What I now wonder is are we ready to die? Once we are dead, will we have done enough good deeds to outnumber the bad ones to avoid eternal wrath of God? I am very humbled by this story, but as my relative puts it, these incidents happen very frequently. Please realize that now is the only chance you have to garner favor from God, as your death is highly probable at any given moment regardless of your age or past medical history.

    • ANSWER:
      Powerful message. Thank you. I'm sending all the prayers and best wishes I can to this man and his family.

  31. QUESTION:
    what happened to daddy??
    When I was 2 my father was the most enjoyable thing in my life including my mother and sister. My father was a true man named herby jr. but bad things happened. He smoked witch he had done for along time. He got his 2 kids sick all the time and the one girl now suffers from asthma. He had very bad coughing problems. Seen that he smoked he lotes of fluid in his lungs. in 1996 he passed away and went to jessus because he had brain cancer and at the time there was no cure for that. So jessus took him away from us. He left his two little girls alone including his wife. As i got older aroung the age of 5 i new he died but i didnt understand it very much. Now i am 13 and i have depresstion over my dad.

    HOW WILL I GET OVER THIS DEPRESSTION AND SADNESS( i dont want to get help i only want help from this web-sight not a doctore os shrink.
    Please help me im in danger!!!!!!!!?????

    • ANSWER:
      Do things that if your dad were alive he would be proud of. Then when you accomplish something, for example get an A on a test, secretly say to yourself that you are doing it for him. You miss having a father figure, so find someone, like a big brother to talk to. This may help you even more than doctors or shrinks.

  32. QUESTION:
    Should my Uncle go for Liver transplant or not?....HELP SAVE A LIFE?
    May be i should put this question to a liver surgeon...but may be if some doctor is seeing this, he could reply....I would be grateful...

    I have an Uncle who has been diagnosed with Liver cancer. He has a past history of Hepatitis-C...for which he was treated and he got cured...but now he has developed a cancer in his already damaged liver... here are the prognosis of the cancer (got this information from the hospital where he is admitted)

    •He has 02 Nodules 3cm each in the left lobe of his liver which are cancerous
    •Outside liver just besides these nodules are 02 lymphnodes which are also cancerous (this has been verified by fine needle aspiration biopsy)
    •Cancer type is HCC
    •Primary cancer is in the liver
    •Secondary in the lymphnodes
    •His lungs, pancreas, kidney, spline, stomach are all clear
    •His age is 58years; and he is taking exionol tablets 400mg one in morning and one at night)

    Questions:-

    1.With the conditions mentioned above do you recommend liver transplant or not? (Doctors in my country aren't very confident about the transplant; so i need a second opinion or some good suggestion)
    2.What would be the recovery time?
    3.And what is your prognosis after the treatment
    4.What will be the total cost of liver transplant (the donor of liver is already available, its his daughter who is 20years old)

    I will be very grateful to someone who can reply....May be by replying... you might be saving one life....

    • ANSWER:
      If the cancer was just in the liver only and
      had not spread to other areas, then they would
      consider a transplant to be done.
      They have many things in the USA to try to
      treat this cancer. Things like Sir Spheres
      which is a non surgical therapy that uses
      radioactive microspheres to deliver radiation
      directly to the site of the liver tumors.
      They also have theraspheres which uses
      microscopic glass beads to deliver radiation to the liver tumors.

      However, once the cancer has spread to anything outside the liver, they usually will
      not do a transplant. Considering it is in the
      lymph nodes...that means it can easily go
      to any other part of the body. The lymph
      circulates through the whole body. It might not
      yet appear to be in another area, yet..it may
      still be there.

      Carcinoma is considered a fast growing
      cancer...I think I would contact one of
      the Cancer centers in the US and talk
      to someone there about this matter.
      Here is a list of cancer centers by the state
      you live in.
      http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/cancer_centers/cancer-centers-list.html

      You could also contact one of the Transplant
      Centers (you can find them by typing the
      state you live in and Transplant Center after
      that in your search engine).
      Here are a couple of links that explains the transplant process...You may be able to
      contact someone to answer this question
      on either of these sites:
      http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/hep/patientguide/index.html
      http://www.transplantliving.org/

      Since he may have a living donor...they may
      take a chance on trying to remove the
      liver and the lymph nodes, with the cancer, and
      do the transplant.

      Transplants, in the US, run in the range of
      0,000 and up. You need to have very
      good insurance to cover the cost or try
      and raise the money needed to make up
      the difference for what you may have to
      pay out of pocket. Many insurance have
      special case managers that handle
      Transplant patients.

  33. QUESTION:
    how can a woman who has smoked since age 16 (she's 74 now and still puffin a pack a day) not have cancer?
    or other issues? My mother in law has smoked since she was 16 and she is 74 and smokes almost 2 packs a day. I know cause we buy them for her daily. (not with our money, she too feable to go in the store).

    She takes all kinds of heart pills, vitamin e, is on oxygen at night and during the day sometimes. I do not get how someone that has smoked that long and smokes 2 packs a day does not have cancer. She does have a collapsed left lung and copd and emphezyma, but that is it and still smokes. Goes to the emergency room once a month for "breathing problems".

    My uncle has smoked since he was 15 and has had 1 triple bypass, has large cell lung cancer, his right lung has collapsed already, is only 46, and is in the hospital now to get cured of pneumonia that he has had for 2 months. I dont get it. People who get cancer must have to have the gene, what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, some people are more genetically predisposed for cancer, but it's not the only factor. I think it's got more to do with something like the Chaos Theory itself. Some things go one way while other things go another way, even when placed under the same situations and conditions.

      In any case, the likelihood of a person getting some form of cancer is much higher if (s)he smokes. You're literally playing with fire and taking your chances. While not guaranteeing that you will get cancer, you do guarantee at least a list of health problems later in life.

  34. QUESTION:
    Who should live and who should die?
    Federal law prohibits the buying and selling of human organs, and for good reason. Instead we allocate organs based on waiting time and severity of illness.

    Currently, kidneys are the only organs that are regularly removed for transplant from live donors, though segments of the liver, the lung and the pancreas are also starting to be harvested from live donors in some centers.

    You are the medical transplant coordinator for a large hospital in New York. You have just received a kidney for transplant from an accident victim. You have four possible candidates for the transplant.

    Choice 1:
    •Child age 7
    •Had sudden onset of kidney failure
    •No other medical problems

    Choice 2:
    •Man age 28
    •Famous athlete
    •HIV positive

    Choice 3:
    •Man age 40
    •Recovering alcoholic
    •Very wealthy
    •Single parent of 3 young children
    •No medical problems

    Choice 4:
    •Woman age 74
    •Famous scientist
    •On verge of finding the cure for cancer

    1. All the possible recipients will die within 48 hours without a transplant.
    2. There are no other kidneys available at this time.
    3. If any information about a person is not included in their "bio," you are to assume that it is unknown.

    Who should live and who should die?

    • ANSWER:
      No hesitation picking #1... the child has the rest of their life in front of them and who knows, he. or she may grow up to be a famous athlete or scientist or may be the one to cure Aids.

  35. QUESTION:
    Who should live and who should die?
    I already posted this question once but I was somewhat disapointed with the amount of people that answered so I am reposting it.

    I think that it is a good question.

    I am in 9th grade honors biology. My teacher is amazing. Every week he has us answer an opinion question related to biology. I thought that many people on yahoo answers would enjoy this one so here it goes:

    In america the buying and selling of human organs is a federal crime. Kidneys are the most common organs that are used for transplant although segments of the liver, the lung, and the pancreas are begining to also be harvested from live donors.

    Imagine you are the coordinator for transplants in a large hospital. You have just received a kidney for transplant from an accident victim. You have four candidates for the transplant. You decide who lives and who dies.

    Candidate # 1:
    -child age 7
    -had a sudden onset of kidney failure
    -no other medical problems

    Candidate #2:
    -Man age 20
    -Famous athlete
    -HIV positive

    Candidate #3:
    -Man age 40
    -recovering alcoholic
    -very wealthy
    -single parent of 3 young children
    -no medical problems

    Candidate #4:
    -Woman age 74
    -famous scientist
    -on the verge of finding the cure for cancer

    All possible recipiants will die within 48 hours without a transplant

    No other kidneys are available at this time.

    Any information about a person not included is unknown.

    You Decide!

    Who should live?

    and who should die?

    to the first four people who answered this: this is a real thing that is actually very common - this exact senario probably happened not to long ago - so when people are deciding if you should receive a kidney it is not something to joke about
    thank you to the people who are answering this seriously - i already have more answers than the last time i posted this
    as is happening here is what happened in my bio class and the last time i posted this question

    it usually comes between the 7 year old and the 74 year old

    at the end ill tell you my oick and my reasons - it is not nessicarily one of those 2 but it may be
    to GerAhh A:

    I do not expect you to read this but I expect you to read if you are going to answer or at least dont expect any positive feedback from me
    i know it sounds like im just getting mad at everyone who didnt give a real answer but i want people to realize that this is a serious thing

    to Jack Mehoff:

    would any of those people be significant if they were you - imagine the seven year old was you when you were a kid - wouldnt you be grateful to still be living and for the person who selected you to know that all life is significant?
    Gabriele: i am not voting for Nader

    if you read this question correctly you would see that i am either a freshman or a sophmore in high school(im a freshman)

    i dont know of any freshmen that are old enough to vote

    and also i dont really know who i would vote for
    thank you for agreeing with me niquee
    im not arguing with people im just clarrifying something

    not all people that have HIV recieved it from unprotected sex or because of lack of personal respect - in fact many people only get it because it was passed on from their parents before their parents realized they had it

    just keep that in mind

    i like all the answers im getting so im not sure how much longer ill keep it going - i think id like to try to either get 200 answers or 100 stars - maybe both - ill stop it when it seems to be getting excessive
    Aidan: you definately read into this too much - there is only one kidney available - maybe in the accident the other one got hurt - i dont know and all of these candidates need kidneys

    • ANSWER:
      It is a hard choice but I am going with
      Candidate #3:
      -Man age 40
      -recovering alcoholic
      -very wealthy
      -single parent of 3 young children
      -no medical problems

      I keep thinking of those three children and their only parent is dad!
      Also he is a recovering alcoholic so he is trying to make a home for his children.

      My second choice would be the 74 year old as she is so close to finding the cure for a killer disease and so many will benefit!

  36. QUESTION:
    Fear of death is very humbling....?
    Sorry for the long passage but it is very humbling to read.

    I consider myself to be among the most arrogant pricks out there, but today a family member told me what happened today with her patient. Her patient was a 39 year old, white male who was admitted for stomach pain, contractions and bulging. After conducting some tests, she found out that he had stomach cancer. Later she realized that his cancer had spread to his lungs, and could not be removed through surgery. When the distressed patient asked her what to do next, she assigned him for chemotherapy. However, after a few hours, his vessels clotted and he was sent into emergency care. Then it was discovered that he could now not be treated with chemo. When he asked my mom what was the next step, she told him clearly that he had about two weeks remaining. From hopeful cure for this young 39 year old male, his situation worsened to this dire extent. He started crying and said that his family had just settled and he had two small kids. He said that his job was barely sufficient to raise his family, and without him, his family would be destroyed. After a few hours, his situation worsened further and after barely making through, his lower body was completely paralyzed. His new life term was shortened to a few hours as his situation worsened exponentially. His family came over, and his young kids had no idea about his condition. His wife was very supportive and both were weeping. I don't know if the patient is still alive because my relative had to leave as her shift ended; but the condition of this man is not a rarity, for there are 11,000 beds in my relative's hospital and all of them are filled with cancer patients. What is surprising is the massive number of young people with cancers who had promising lives, cut short by this unexpected, horrible disease. What I now wonder is are we ready to die? Once we are dead, will we have done enough good deeds to outnumber the bad ones to avoid eternal wrath of God? I am very humbled by this story, but as my relative puts it, these incidents happen very frequently. Please realize that now is the only chance you have to garner favor from God, as your death is highly probable at any given moment regardless of your age or past medical history.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    how can a woman who has smoked since age 16 (she's 74 now and still puffin a pack a day) not have cancer?
    or other issues? My mother in law has smoked since she was 16 and she is 74 and smokes almost 2 packs a day. I know cause we buy them for her daily. (not with our money, she too feable to go in the store).

    She takes all kinds of heart pills, vitamin e, is on oxygen at night and during the day sometimes. I do not get how someone that has smoked that long and smokes 2 packs a day does not have cancer. She does have a collapsed left lung and copd and emphezyma, but that is it and still smokes. Goes to the emergency room once a month for "breathing problems".

    My uncle has smoked since he was 15 and has had 1 triple bypass, has large cell lung cancer, his right lung has collapsed already, is only 46, and is in the hospital now to get cured of pneumonia that he has had for 2 months. I dont get it. People who get cancer must have to have the gene, what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer has been proven time and again to be hereditary (Genes). Sometimes there are other factors such as radiation exposure or chemicals.


Cure For Lung Cancer 2010

Lung nodules, also medically referred to as pulmonary nodules are miniature, roundish growth that appear on the lung, that is usually about three centimeters or less in size. Lung nodules can be cancerous or can be caused by other serious diseases. Cancerous nodules are usually identified by rapid growth that quickly become masses. About 40 percent of pulmonary nodule cases turn out to be cancerous, so most lung nodules are treated as cancerous until it can be proven otherwise. A lung nodule that is cancerous can usually double in size as quickly as every 25 days. The biggest numbers of occurring lung nodules cases are classified as 'benign' which means it has very little growth.

Lung nodules may be contracted as a result of a number of reasons, the most popular of which is lung cancer as well as it can also be the first stage leading up to lung cancer. It can also be developed as a result of the metastasis of other forms of cancers. Long nodules can also occur from other small tumor growths in the body such as carcinoid, lymphoma, blastoma, hamartoma, sarcoma, firbroma and neurofibroma. Lymphoma is a tumor that forms within the cells of the lymphoid system. Blastoma is a tumor that develops from the embryonic tissue. Hamartoma is due to a disorganization of a group of cells in the body. Sarcoma is a group of tumors that arise from connective cells. Fibroma and Neurofibroma are non cancerous tumors made up of nerve fibers.

Risk of lung nodules also increase when exposed to Infections from viruses like tuberculosis, immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and fungus like cryptococcosis and histoplasmosis can also cause lung nodules. Tuberculosis spreads from person to person contact or breathing in the tuberculosis bacteria. Most fungus like crptococcosis grow in soil and materials contaminated with bird or bat faeces. Infection of fungus can also become passed on by the wid when the contaminated soil is disturbed. Particularly persons who farm, do gardening ,construction jobs, cave divers or any other task which requires them to be around certain bacteria automatically increase their risk to be infected with fungus.

Other serious disease that cause lung nodules include infections like lung abscess, Hydatid cyst and pneumonia. An abscess is a collection of pus that develops in response to an infection. It usually becomes visible as a swollen area and can be very dicomforting. The skin around it usually turns red or pink. Hydatid cyst are abnormal sac-like formation that can be found anywhere in the body and can hold fluid or gaseous substances with an outer wall called a capsule. Pneumonia is formed as a result of an inflammation of one or both lungs with consolidation. Pneumonia can be due to an infection as well as it can be otherwise and the infection may be viral, fungal, bacterial or parasitic. Most of these infections are treatable with medication and the patient can make a full recovery.
Pulmonary nodules are normally diagnosed through physical examinations, chest x-rays and CT scans.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My dad is 74. and have a Lung, liver and stomach Cancer. PLEASE HELP?
    My dad is 74 years old. In January of 2010 he got sick with a flu. Doctors gave him a antibiotics but he didn't got any better. Every night he gets a high fever up to 102. So I took him to the Glendale Adventist Hospital for check up. After a deep check ups, X Rey's, Blood work, C-scan and liver biopsy they told me that he have a stage 4 lung (15cm), stomach and liver cancer. They discharge him home. Cancer doctor told me that he would like to give him a small dosage of chi mos. But I don't like to put my dad into that. My father still can walk, talk, eat by mouth but he is very-very week. His tongue is all red (burgundy) and ankles are swollen.

    Is any one can help me to find a cure for him (even if it's illegal)?

    Thank you and God Bless you...

    • ANSWER:
      Do not do chemo. It will only kill him faster. Tell him to see a nutritionist. Eat only fruits and vegetables. Drink only purified water.

  2. QUESTION:
    hey guys. how does this sound about cloning and jurassic park?
    Alex Salinas
    Mrs. Rominksi
    Sci-Fi Literature
    January 7, 2010
    In the modern day world, people love the newest technologies that are coming out. Especially when it comes to medical advances. However, there are others who believe that certain advances are immoral and inhuman such as cloning.
    In the book Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton, all of the animals are recreated through the process of cloning. The scientists that created the dinosaurs such as John Hammond and Henry Wu believe that they are simply making a zoo of entertainment for the world. Other characters that believe that cloning is wrong for the world and will only cause harm. This reflects what the world thinks of cloning.
    One group of people believe that cloning is nothing but scientific research for the good of mad kind. With the different types of cloning, the world can find cures for many diseases to help save lives. Stem cells for example can help repair tissues in the body and can potentially cure cancer. Other types of cloning can be used to create a new life. A health minister named Tony Abbott says “My arguments are not based on religious teaching, they're not based
    on Scripture, they're not based on what the Pope or the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Dalai Lama has said…They are based on what I think are decent human values.” Tony states that he doesn’t long at things from the religion side, but from what is better for humans.
    Scientists have been able to clone animals. They take genetic codes from originals and use them on embryos to try to make a copy of the animal. “Dolly”, the first cloned mammal, was a goat that was successfully created. However it was eventually killed due to lung cancer and other medical problems. This is when another group of people began to dislike the idea of cloning.
    Scientists and researchers get a good amount of money from the government for their research towards cloning. But many other people believe this is a waste of money and should be stopped. Religion is a big factor that comes into play. Catholic bishops are some people that are completely against cloning. “To create a human embryo with the express purpose of destroying it for research is to enter in a dangerous and perverse form of human experimentation,'' A bishop said. These people believe that only God can create life and we as humans should not try to create life. This has created one of the biggest debates between science and religion. Religion doesn’t consider a clone to be a real life created by God. Religion says that clones have no human values therefore not making them life. In “Jurassic Park”, the dinosaurs are cloned and begin to cause problems.
    Dr. Hammond wants to create a “zoo” for the world to see and enjoy. He works with others and is able to engineer and recreate dinosaurs. These new animals are not the real thing. They are just clones made by cleaver calculations on computers. This is where religion would say how clones are not really “real”, they are just created by technology. To Hammond, his creation was just a mere zoo. “It’s not an ordinary zoo” (Dodgson 66). This is a zoo made of cloned dinosaurs.
    These new animals eventually cause nothing but trouble. Even though the computer master Nedry shut off the systems to the park, it still didn’t stop the dinosaurs from breeding. These clones cause problems then eventually lead to the destruction of the park.
    All throughout modern day society, cloning is something that shouldn’t be done. It is something that will lead to more harm than good.

    Works Cited
    Matthew, Franklin. "Bishops condemn cloning." Australian, The (n.d.): Newspaper Source. EBSCO. Web.7 Jan. 2010.
    Michael, Madigan. "Cloning 'not about faith'." Courier Mail, The (Brisbane) (n.d.): Newspaper Source.EBSCO. Web. 7 Jan. 2010.

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion your final argument is quite weak. You base your opinion solely on the events that happened in a fictitious movie. Expand your argument from just one small and rather lousy point. Why does it create more bad than good? expand on this.

      You stated that the cloned animals were nothing but trouble and destroyed everything. Obviously this is isn't real, but you have to consider that it was more the scientists neglect and their underestimation of the dinosaurs strength and power, and did not design a strong enough protection system from them.

      Your intro and body are decent enough, but your conclusion needs a lot of work.

  3. QUESTION:
    Metastasis breast cancer, my mom's battle?
    I have recently lost my mom to breast cancer on 12/4/2010. My mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer summer of 2003. They took the tumor out and she was cancer free for 2 years. Unfortunately we did not do any research or know anything about cancer until it was to late. I spent hours and hours looking for a survivor. This was the end of my mom's 5 years... her cancer came back in 2005, but this time on her lungs. She did chemo and 2 tumors were almost gone and the third one was about the same. Her oncologist said my mom was going to be ok. That the tumors were not that bad... I ignored all the information i studied on line. Then June of this year, the tumors started growing, the clinical trials did not work and neither did the second round of chemo. Also a tumor came on her brain. She went to Reno to have to have the gamma knife to remove the tumor. We found a place in Mexico called Issels... they have hundreds of testimonials of curing terminal cancer patients. We gave it a shot, she left for 4 weeks in August. When she got home she started having major migraines... and the worst happened. In 2 1/2 months the cancer stole m mom from me. She had 13 tumors on her brain, one in her spine, sinus, kidney, and had 3 on the surface of her skin. Her new oncologist gave us hope, i truly think my mom knew it was the end. She did radiation everyday on her back and brain for 4 weeks, and started 2 types of chemo... she withered away.
    On thanksgiving we went to the ER because she was coughing so bad, they said she had an ammonia ... i was still in denial thinking she was going to be ok.
    I don't mean to go on and on... i'm just still trying to cope with this. So i was just wondering if there is anyone out there that is a survivor from metastasis breast cancer.... has anyone personally been treated at Issels??? I hate to believe that place is a scam.
    THANK YOU

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry for your loss. I've been imagining myself in your position for 12 years since my mom's original breast cancer diagnoses. She was in remission for about 5 years when they found it spread to her lungs. Since then it has also spread to her hip bone, liver and colon with a second breast cancer diagnoses inbetween. My mom's been on chemo and Herceptin every week for over 5 years. The most recent mets is in her colon and it doesn't look like the treatment is working after 4 months, per CT scan she just had done. But we still have hope.

      She's never been to any "outside" treatment centers or doctors, she's gone to the same one since day one. Either she has alot of faith in her doctors or doesn't want to go into debt traveling for a treatment that might not work any better than what she is on.

      It sounds like your mom was a fighter and that is very admirable. I'm sure she loved you VERY much but she is in a better place now. God bless.


Cure For Lung Cancer

It is best not to jump on the first one you find. When trying to defeat lung cancer, the best method is understanding your individual condition, and then finding out which treatment will best cure your condition. Lung Cancer Survival Rate 2009 This will most effectively cure your lung cancer and will give you the best chance of survival.

First step-

The first step in finding your lung cancer cure is understanding your particular case. Obviously, your doctor is going to be one of the best people to talk to this about. After observation and several tests and screenings, your doctor should be able to give you a detailed description of what exactly is going on inside your body, where the cancer is, and what stage you are in. Listen to your doctor's recommendations and do some research yourself.

Second step-Next, you need to understand treatment options. There are surgery, drug and radiation therapies, and alternative methods for people suffering from severe cancer and are diagnosed with stage III or IV lung cancer.

Surgical options:

* Wedge resection-removal of a wedged portion of the lung to remove the tumor or cancer cells

* Lobectomy- removal of the entire lobe within the lung to remove all cancer infected areas

* Pneumonectomy- removal of the entire lung to decrease the chances of reoccurring cancer

Therapies:

* Chemotherapy- medications used to kill cancer cells

* Radiation therapy- beams used to kill cancer cells

For Stage III or Stage IV patients

* Targeted drug therapies- medications that are used to stop the cancer cells from dividing and to stop the tumor from growing

* Clinical trials- Doctor's most recent theories on how to cure lung cancer but are not yet proved. You can do this and be a part of finding a cure for lung cancer.

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* Supportive care- the cancer is no longer treated and you are made as comfortable as possible through care. You can enjoy the last months of your life this way.

Third step

After surgery and treatment you must allow yourself to have recovery time. Recovery time ensures that you are healing properly. After these extensive treatments it is very important you attend follow-up appointments with your doctor. Your doctor may run tests and x-rays to make sure you are staying healthy and to keep an eye out for reoccurring cancer.

Fourth step

Mental recovery is just as important as physical recovery. Having lung cancer can be mentally draining, and it is helpful to hear encouraging words. Join a cancer support group. You can share your inspiring stories with others, plus you can hear other's stories as well. Being a part of a group of people that understand where you have been is important during this time. Family is also a great support group. Keep your family close to you after your diagnosis, during your surgery, and during recovery. Stay positive and enjoy life, best of luck to you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?
    They just found a lump behind my breast bone in the lymph node, I'm waiting for petscan. Looking for any and all information connected with lung cancer cures and the statistics on the area where it is. What are my chances? All information will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      There are no known cures for lung cancer, sorry!

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the chance that radiation alone will cure lung cancer?
    Operation is out of the question. Chemo will not work in the two spots it is in. This is not for myself.

    • ANSWER:
      If it is non-surgical, chemo and radiation is typically standard, and even that is spotty. Radiation alone practically does not offer a great prognosis, largely because most lung cancers are slow-growing and resistant to chemo/radiation because they are very slow-growing (thus similar to the body's cells). The best thing to do is just not lose hope, because sometimes that's all you have. My mom just had adenocarcinoma removed from her colon, and is currently going through chemo. I will keep your loved one in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has there been discovered a cure for lung cancer?
    Can people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer be cured and live?
    People have survived breast cancer can the same apply for lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      People who have been diagnosed with Lung Cancer can live and go into remission. They can also be healed- if you believe in that.

      However, there is yet to be a 'cure' for Lung Cancer. Meaning there is no official treatment that ensure people who are diagnosed with Lung Cancer will live.

      I personally go with prayer.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is There Any Cure For Lung Cancer In The Near Future?
    Tonight I found out my friend has lung cancer. She said she's been sick for a while now.
    I don't know how to feel, what to do or how to think. I just want to know if there is any hope for her at all.

    • ANSWER:
      There is always hope. Medicines change every week, something new. As for a cure, being a cancer patient myself, I am an optimist. There is a lot involved, how far along the cancer is, the patients overall health, any other medical problems.
      As for how you feel, it is a devistating blow to family as well as close friends, shock, depression, you feel as well as your friend. How should you feel, be more understanding of them now, but do not treat them as a fragile object to be felt sorry for.
      If you are not going to be a caregiver to this friend, there are ways you can help. Offer to take them to treatments, to help with small things. The worst thing a cancer patient can feel is "being alone". Let them know you are there to help. If thereis someone there that is going to be the caregiver to your friend, offer to help.
      There are survivors out here, that have bee in remission for years, and lead normal lives. The one thing we have all talked about is, "our fairweather friends", those who once they found out, either found other things to do, and left us standing alone, or treated us like we were pocelian dolls, fragile and ready to break. We're not, we laugh, and love and hurt, the same as others do.
      My prayers go out to your friend, and you as well..

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there an official cure for Lung Cancer?
    No, I do NOT have Lung Cancer. I'm doing this for my homework. :D And I'm not sure whether there is an official cure yet.

    • ANSWER:
      THere isnt an OFFICIAL cure for any type of cancer.

      Todays test cant detect one single cancer cell. It can lay dormat for years, the revive. 20 years later, you have cancer again. You were never cured, only in remission.

      Without the ability to detect a single cancer cell, no one with any sense of liability or medical sense will label any treatment as a cure

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for lung cancer?
    A relative of mine just found out that he has lung cancer, he is in his 40's. I don't really know anyone who has had lung cancer, so I was wondering how people deal with this cancer and if there is a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      No, sadly there is no cure for lung cancer. If caught early enough, surgery can remove part of the lung or the whole lung. Chemo often puts us in a stable condition for months, sometimes years.

  7. QUESTION:
    Would the cure for breast cancer be the same cure for lung cancer or any type of cancer?

    Hypothetically saying we found the cure for cancer.
    Hypothetically saying we found a cure for cancer.
    Hypothetically saying we found a cure for cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a "cure" for certain types of cancers found in the blood. The cure would be different for each type of cancer. Cancer is very variable in its cellular makeup.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can TB meds cure Lung Cancer?
    Ok, this might be a long shot, but I'm gonna ask anyway...I am taking Meds. for TB, even though I don't really have it, but I have all the symptoms. In November of 2006 had a CT Scan that showed only 2-3mm nodules, now about 2 weeks ago had an X-ray done and found a millary of nodules. I'm a smoker and I am 31yrs. old, I have a history of lung cancer on my Father's side, and High Blood Pressure on my Mother's side. Now going in Monday for another CT Scan, to see how bad it is. I'm having tightness in my chest and trouble breathing. I've been on Amoxillian, Albuterol, and Mucinex D, but nothing seems to help. I'm still smoking but I've cut back alot, and I just started the TB medicine. What I'm wondering is; if its Lung Cancer, will the TB medication help it out at all? Or if anyone else could help me, in figuring out what it could be, please help me. I also have a problem with Panic Attacks, and Anxiety, but I'm trying to over come that. Please can anyone help me?
    Well, I really have no cough, and no red spots coming up with phlem. I do however, have alot of chest tightness, and pressure right in the middle of my chest. There's pain and pressure behind my breastbone. I have really bad panic attacks especially at night, feeling like I can't breath, and my heart races, but thats probably because of my panic attacks. I'm down to only like 5 or 6 cigarettes a day. On the left side of my ribs I usually get a sharp stabbing pain down towards where my elbow ends, when my hands are place to my side. I'm not sure what other information you need, but please let me know as soon as possible.
    Well, I still think its just my panic attacks getting the best of me. Heart beating fast, and I try so hard to calm down. I'm still getting my CT Scan on Monday, so hopefully I will find what it is.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all, my concern is that you should stop taking the meds unless you are diagnosed with Tb, Tb drugs have adverse effects that can truly aggravate your sickness.....
      the right thing to do is to seek a med consult, show your CT and xray results so that you can be treated with the proper medications.

      second, stop smoking, i know it is hard, and there would be withdrawal symptoms that would hinder you from stopping but you see, you have two of the highest risk factors in any lung disease, more so in developing lung CA 1.smoking 2. family hx of lung cancer. continuous smoking even if you said you already tapered your use....wouldnt really help..

      about your symptoms, and scan results... we can come up with the exact diagnosis if you tell me more...do you have hemoptysis, or do you see red spots on your phlegm when you cough? if yes, then we can rule in tuberculosis, and lung cA,weight loss can both be present,
      presence of night sweats, & fever though diff tb from lung ca.

      but to be more precise, lung CA presents with prolonged and progressive cough. plus the nodules, may really be indicative of lungCA, also, your personal history of being a chronic smoker points to a probability of CA.

      but most importantly, you have to go to your doctor so that you can be treated soon befre its too late......

      hope this helped...

      panic attacks in your case are precipitated by smoking....
      but
      the chest tightness, the stabbing pain on the left side that radiates towards your elbow are suggestive of angina pectoris, which may be due to ischemia (a lack of blood and hence oxygen supply) of the heart muscle....and the panic attacks may truly be accmpanying symtpms of angina....

      again, your smoking can be the reason for all of these.... and also the family hx of high bp...is a predisposing factor for heart Symptoms

  9. QUESTION:
    What happens to the price of cigarettes when a cure for lung cancer is found?

    • ANSWER:
      The producers will increase price. Demand is highly inelastic.And the cure is paid by Medicare and Medicaid, or private insurance firms.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to possibly cure lung cancer?
    Alright, my dad has lung cancer. He had an operation in november to remove it from the 1st lung and that surgery went well. Now, he was scheduled for surgery today, but the doctor had told me that the cancer spread from the 2nd lung to his other lung, the one they already operated on. So he now has cancer in both lungs. They want to put him through chemotherapy, but I'm a little worried, as it pretty well kills everything in your body and don't want him to have to suffer through chemo, as it isn't even guaranteed that it will help him. Is there any other way to help him? I was reading up on medical marijuana, and i heard that that has actually helped treat and repressed many forms of cancer, including lung cancer. Would medical marijuana possibly help my dad? It seems to be worth a try, what else can we do? Is there any other way that would help get rid of it? I really don't want to lose him.

    Please give me any information you have, I'm in extreme need right now. Thank you so much.

    Mike
    if we were to buy him a vaporizer it would only heat up the THC molecules in the marijuana enough, but not release the hydrocarbons (the bad stuff for your lungs) that get released when you burn it. Therefore it would allow him to get treatment WITHOUT inhaling smoke, only vapor, thus possibly treating his cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Does the juice from the leaves of the PAW PAW tree really cure cancer?
    I recently met a gentleman who was diagnosed with in-opperable double lung cancer and was told to get his affairs in order and enjoy what little time he had left by his medical carers. He learn't of this PAW PAW remedy from a native person and out of sheer desperation he made and drank it for about 2 months after which all medical tests and chest xrays showed clear films, NO cancer. The bit that interests me the most is that all this happened 25 years ago and he is still cancer free and going strong. I was just wandering if any one else had this expierence or knows someone who has?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Paw Paw leaf juice does cure cancer and my 78 year old father and 55 year old brother are living proof that it works and works well. Both my father and brother were diagnosed with bowl cancer 6 years ago from a routine colonoscopy check. My father had heard about this alternative treatment from several of his friends. There are many people living on the Gold Coast (Australia) who, by all intents and purposes, should be DEAD but are alive and well , all thanks to Paw Paw leaf juice. My brother and dad decided to do the treatment as a first option as apposed to the orthodox approach. I'm very happy to say that they are both tumor and cancer free and have been for 6 years now. So don't let anyone tell you that it can't or wont cure cancer. Those who infaticly state that it doesn't, speak from Ignorance.

  12. QUESTION:
    Whats some ideas for the cure of lung cancer? Except not smoking!?
    Dont write answers, don't smoke, because my friends, recently got lung cancer, she never smoked, nor was near smoke!

    • ANSWER:
      Since they dont know how she got this cancer my next question would be, how is her diet? Most of us fail to see the connection between diet and disease, esp cancer. We all are fighting cancer but its when it gets out of control that we are in trouble. Our immune system does it for us. Someone needs to read some great books on cancer and nutrition.

  13. QUESTION:
    did they really find the cure for lung cancer?
    i got a text message that said that lung cancer was cured.Had to ask to see if its true

    • ANSWER:
      No. That is not true.
      Successful treatment depends of course on the type of lung cancer and the stage.
      Early detection and surgery are still the best way to treat lung carcinomas.
      But - a much better option - prevent lung cancers by not smoking cigarettes.
      About 90% of lung carcinomas are caused by our own addiction to tobacco/nicotine.
      We cause our own lung carcinomas by the habits we choose.

  14. QUESTION:
    If they found a cure for lung cancer and heart disease, should they allow smoking back in pubs?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, i'd like to say this question is purely opinion.
      And I say no. Because why would you go and get yourself sick just because you might be able to get better? Why would you want to go to a hospital?
      It's easier to just not smoke in the first place. It saves you money and time.
      And then there's second-hand smoke. But I won't go into that, because no one wants to breath in smoke.

  15. QUESTION:
    What's the symptoms of lung cancer?
    Is CT scan accurate?

    How to cure lung cancer permanently?

    Are there any dangers for a 80 years old man to have any therapy curing lung cancer?

    Thanks a lot

    • ANSWER:
      From the National Cancer Institute, the 7 warning signs of cancer are--

      C- Change in bowel or bladder habits

      A- A sore that does not heal

      U- Unusual bleeding or discharge

      T- Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere

      I- Indigestion or Dysphagia (difficult or painful swallowing)

      O- Obvious change in wart or mole

      N- Nagging cough or hoarseness

      Search for answers by looking outside of the medical field, in the area of alternative medicine. There are hundreds of methods to heal the body, and drugs only suppress the issue (not heal it). Most disease issues are internal because the blood carries toxins that accumulate in the body. The system needs to be cleansed (colon and liver especially), and given nutrition.

      Cleansing the body is a method I've seen done many times with success and it doesn't matter how old you are. We must remove toxins. One strategy is detoxifying with herbs, water, and juice fasting. One must educate oneself.

      "The Cure for All Cancers", ISBN 0963632825
      "The Cure for All Advanced Cancers", ISBN 1890035165
      "A Cancer Therapy", ISBN 0882681052
      "Oxygen Therapies", ISBN 0962052701
      "Hydrogen Peroxide--Medical Miracle", ISBN 1885236077
      "The Natural Cure for Cancer--Germanium", ISBN 0533071410
      "Killing Cancer", ISBN 0705000966
      "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About", ISBN 0975599518

      There are many other good books about surviving this disease, and you should know about this option, even if you choose to go the traditional route with it's abysmal prognosis. Best of luck.

      And watch this--you'll be glad you did. http://www.altcancer.com/vidgal.htm#hoxsey

  16. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for lung cancer?
    im doing a report on smoking and i wanted to know if there is a cure for lung cancer.GIVE AS MUCH DETAIL AS POSSIBLE PLEASE!
    and im sorry to bother you. so if you dont feel like answering dont. /=

    • ANSWER:
      at this time it is claimed that there is no cure for lung cancer. We have chemo to give us more time but no cure is seen as yet. I would be happy to help you with your research.. I have terminal inoperable lung cancer so can give you an in depth view. There are cases where surgery has prolonged life, chemo has prolonged life... different scenarios for different people. Feel free to email me to discuss.
      katemihalicz@gmail.com

  17. QUESTION:
    If they found a cure for lung cancer, would smoking be accepted?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a cure, but they'd rather let people suffer. :/

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there a permanent cure for Cancer?? Specially Lung Cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for cancer but there is treatment which can either help or put the patient in remission. Remission is when all cancer is removed from the body and the patient is monitored to see if it returns. As far as treatment, you have Kemo and Radiation... neither is very fun...

  19. QUESTION:
    could you get cure from lung cancer?
    i am worry that my friends mom might have lung cancer. yes, she is a smoker and she been coughing blood (cough that does not go away and it getting worse), hard time breathing,Chest pain, and she been laying in bed for the 2 weeks. could she be cure?
    she is been smoking for 30 something years and has never been to a doctor..i am really worried. she is a great person and has helped me a lot. i care so much about her. i showed her that i lover her as my other mom. showed her that their is someone that loves her

    • ANSWER:
      Currently there is no cure for cancer of any kind.

  20. QUESTION:
    Which would be a good topic to research on Lung Cancer or Tuberculosis?
    You see, i have been researching and plus is there a cure for Lung Cancer? I can't research both and i just wanted a few suggestions. I really want know which disease is more dangerous and would be more important to research on currently in the 21st century.

    Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Not enough parameters given.

      Are you interested in the global or US public Health?

      Are you interested in the future or past 5 / 10 / 20 years?

      Are you interested in male/ female? White/black/...?

  21. QUESTION:
    What do they mean when they say they are trying to find a cure for cancer?
    Like when people or who ever says they are trying to find a cure for cancer, is there something that all of the types of cancer have i common that they are trying to cure so it gets rid of every cancer? Or are they just trying to find a cure for a specific cancer like lung cancer or breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      You are wise to know that there are very different, specific diseases lumped together under the term "cancer."

      Most people don't have a clue that cancer is a general term for over 200 very different diseases as "Panda" says. This is a pet peeve with me. No one asks when there will be "A" cure for infections. People seem to realize that there are many types of infections. It boggles my mind that people do not realize that cancers are many specific diseases. Heck, no two people with breast cancer or lung cancer are completely alike. Breast cancers and lung cancers are not all alike. These are diseases caused by mutated body cells. Each have specific mutations. Cancers are far more complicated than most people realize. There will NEVER be "one" treatment that fixes all types of cancer in all stages in all people. Would people expect to find one antibiotic that cures beta hemolytic streptococcus, influenza, malaria, typhus, diphtheria, cholera, tuberculosis, and HIV infections? There are cures for some types of cancer now. Lance Armstrong is a very good example of a person with a widespread life threatening cancer who was cured with modern therapy and went on to win multiple Tour de France endurance bicycle races. More than half of all patients with cancers in the USA are now being cured with current therapies - usually surgery - but also radiation and chemotherapy. By the way, chemotherapy is not one thing either.
      We have more than 100 very different chemotherapy agents now, and we use them in combinations - so there are many hundreds of specific, different chemotherapy regimens for the hundreds of different, specific cancers in people who are each unique.

  22. QUESTION:
    Will we ever find a cure for lung cancer???????????????
    would like sides of both arguments with sources if possible anda detail explanation.+ why or why not we can find a cure.
    AND MAKE SURE ITS ABOUT LUNG CANCER PLZ NO RANDOM STUFF

    • ANSWER:
      Not smoking and not spending time with anyone who smokes/ or in rooms that smokers use will cut your risk.SMOKING KILLS

  23. QUESTION:
    how to cure cancer I need help?
    I have lost many to this disease of the pancreas and lungs in my dog....I believe that the plastic soda bottles that my dog chewed was the reason for his lung cancer...
    My dog Buddy died one year ago May 5th. I took him to the vet cause he was coughing too much....He died in my arms right there...autopsie showed it was pulmonery adema...lung cancer. thanks to all who answered my questions. My friend was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...it took my husband and my sister. It will take him too.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm...since when do petroleum products NOT cause cancer??

      You could try finding out how to cure cancer/toxicity through alternative means and then adapt it to dogs...

      If you really want to do it, there is plenty of info on the net about how to cure cancer...Many times it is just the vet that wants to make money off of you though... I once took in a bird for a banged up swollen wing and the vet told me I had to put him down because he had a tumor--needless to say my bird is still alive and well.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there really a natural cure for cancer?
    The doctors are now saying there is nothing left to do for my mother's lung cancer, I want to know is there something out there that can help her. I want to know is there something natural that can cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! There are no known cures for cancer. I do have a friend that is 77 years old that was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. His PSA was 3,360. Yes this is the highest I have ever heard of. The cancer had metastasized and was in his lungs, bones, spine and lymph nodes. Needless to say the doc said there was nothing to be done, the cancer was everywhere. 1 ½ years later, no treatment other than hormone shots and a product called Immunocal and the cancer is not to be found.

      The Product Immunocal will help. Immunocal is not a cure. It is clinically proven to raise Glutathione in the body and the body does what it was designed to do - fight off pathogens and diseases.

      In a nutshell, Glutathione is a molecule found and produced in every cell of the body. It is responsible for the proper functioning of the immune system, detoxification, recycling of antioxidants and several other things. Glutathione is the first line defense against diseases. And along with liver, lungs are the largest user of Glutathione in the body. Best resource of information is in the book "Glutathione (GSH). Your body's most powerful protector" by Jimmy Gutman, MD, researcher and emergency physician. Chapter 5 of this book addresses Cancer and the role of Glutathione in cancer prevention, treatment and recovery. It also explains how to raise Glutathione safely and effectively (there are different ways including taking Immunocal) since you can't get Glutathione in your system by eating Glutathione. Or email me from my profile page if you want more information. I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2000. I didn't know all this back then. I am trying to educate people. Olga

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for lung cancer in yoga,or lung cancer can be treated by yoga.?
    If there is such please share the information.if it can be partly or completely cured or removed by doing yoga.please please share the info.
    waiting for reply and help......

    • ANSWER:
      Yoga calms the person.
      It does not treat or cure any disease.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a cure for small cell lung cancer?
    My grandpa is in his ninth month of small cell lung cancer and right now he can't even feed himself. He and I are fishing buddies. I'm 20 and I haven't lost anyone yet. I just had the worse dream last night and couldn't sleep. My mom who works for a doctor's office has lost all hope and I am still believing that he could make it.

    • ANSWER:
      The casual tone of your question is perplexing. You ask if anyone has a cure for cancer, as if they may have discovered it and forgot to tell the medical community.

      Oncology is the medical specialization of cancer treatment. Oncologists are MDs who undertake several additional years of clinical training related to cancer. Oncologists are the experts in cancer treatment and your grandfather is seeing one.

      Research institutions and medical universities across the world expend billions of dollars annually studying cancer, its causes, and potential therapies. The global pharmaceutical industry expends tens of billions of dollars annually searching for new cancer treatments.

      Your grandfather's oncologist is in the best position to discuss his treatment plan and prognosis.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for skin cancer and lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how bad it is and what you have to work with, the site below can help tremendously.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why doesnt our goverment allow production of hemp when it cures Cancer?
    Our goverment has known for years that we can produce fuel for our cars from hemp and scientist even in New York have told our Representatives that hemp can cure breast cancer ,lung cancer.I do not believe in drug abuse ,but in helping people ,oils from the hemp plant can cure sick people and save lives . Check out this video I found ,learn how hemp could save your life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjhT9282-Tw

    • ANSWER:
      I saw all seven of those videos a while ago, cannibus has been around for centuries. I heal myself everynight, why can't society recognize the fact.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for lung cancer or is it hopeless to find one?
    I want to ask this question because I am nervous my boyfriend might have it and I want to know if I'm right or not on if there's a cure. If there is I want to know what I can do to help or make it go away it would be very helpful. And I am wondering where I can do research and stuff to really try and get some information about this. Thanks. Its just hard having an awful feeling inside your heart when you really do love somebody. I hope some people can give me some resources and maybe know an answer or two. Just thought I'd ask. I've been doing all the research I can I just need some reliable sources I can use to get more education on cancer and maybe some people might know some things on it. Thanks.
    (I forgot to say he is a smoker and I know that dosn't help.)
    His symptoms: *Coughing up blood
    *Fluid in his lungs
    *Chest pains
    *Headaches
    (these are the only ones that I know of so far. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all your help.)
    *He is 23

    • ANSWER:
      His symptoms could also simply be pneumonia. You won't know unless a doctor does tests. Lung cancer is very rare at age 23, even in smokers. Fluid in the lungs, in particular, sounds like pneumonia (which can also be serious, so beware).

      So before you write him off as terminally ill, you might want to at least find out what's actually wrong with him. It is almost certainly not cancer.

      Anyway, lung cancer is often difficult to treat. It typically produces no symptoms for a long time, so by the time it is discovered, it is too far advanced to treat effectively. Sometimes it can be cured, but it remains one of the most lethal cancers. More people die of lung cancer than of several of the other leading types of cancer combined.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of a cure for small cell lung cancer in stage II?
    My cousin is getting chemo and then after six weeks of chemo, will get 6 weeks of radiation.

    • ANSWER:
      If radiation was being given or chemo that means it was curable that was why it was being given.I mean if there was no chance of better survival with these treatments than it must not have been considered.

  31. QUESTION:
    Are there any possible cures for lung cancer?
    My Mom has lung cancer, and I don't want her to die. What kind of treatment is most effective to keep her alive the longest or cure her all together

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, its better you consult a specialist. I really want to help but I don't think I can give better answers than specialist do. Sorry.

      good luck

      Love is omnipresence, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

  32. QUESTION:
    Are people coming close to the cure for cancer?
    I just found out my dad really has lung cancer.. and i don't know. I feel so bad, because I have two other brothers, they're 7 and 3 and my dad will die by the time they're 12 or 8. Maybe less.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many recent advances in cancer research and many different types of effective treatments. Much depends on the stage of the cancer, grade of tumor, and your Dad's age , overall health, and how he responds to treatment.

      Do not be so quick to say your Dad will die. Cancer is not a death sentence. There are many diseases that do not have a cure, but they have treatments and people can live many years (diabetes has no cure either, but people can live with it). Cancer may not have a cure for every type but treatment may be possible to control the disease for years until such time as a 'cure' is found.

      Remember . . there is always hope.

      Stay strong.

  33. QUESTION:
    what is the cure for lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      No cure. Treatment is, when possible, surgery, radiation, and chemo.

      Well gee, Future, I've had all 3 and obviously it hasn't killed me. And I wouldn't have anything treated in the Bahamas.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can I find some more info in how we know if there will be a cure in the future for Lung Cancer?
    I am doing a project for my science class and we are supposed to pick a disease and to a research on it. So i chose Lung cancer and there is a question where we are to see if there is a cure in the future of this disease.Is there a cure in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      Define "future". And "cure".

      Surgery and chemo and radiation therapy will sometimes cure it. If you mean a magical medication to cure cancer, no, not in the near future. It's particularly difficult because it's essentially your own cells that have the limiter mechanism mutated out so it grows out of control.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for lung cancer stage 3A?
    Hi, my father has been diagnosed stage 3A lung cancer, the cancer size is 5.8 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm.

    I have no idea about lung cancer at all, can you guys who have any experienced in curing/treating lung cancer may enlighten me please T.T ..

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 3A is best treated by either 4 cycles of cheotherapy (ciplatin doublet) followed by Radiotherapy or Concurrent radiotherapy and Chemotherapy (both chemo and RT given together)
      geftinib is not for the patient alone...however if he was a NEVER SMOKER it may benefit with chemotherapy but not alone upfront

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there a new total cure for cancer?
    Last week, my friend swears there was a report on the news of a total cure for cancer, using a lazer type devise, used to scan the entire body. Reportedly, the inventors, a man and a woman, were interviewed as well as the patient, who had brain cancer and lung cancer and is now cancer free. Can you substantiate?

    • ANSWER:
      As wonderful as it sounds, it's not true. There are scam artist out there everywhere trying to lure in desperate cancer patients. This would be world news if it was true. Believe me, no one would want that more than those of us who answer these question. Your friend may have heard it, but it's a lie. Someday perhaps, but not yet. We can only pray. God bless. If that day comes soon, I pray my friend April is the first one cured.

  37. QUESTION:
    i need help finding info. in the blank spaces which is statistics and How to live with lung cancer also ......?
    read and tell me how it is so far

    I. Intro.
    Lung cancer was uncommon before the invention of tobacco. Lung cancer became known during the year of 1761. But in the year of 1810 lung cancer became father discovered.Fritz Lickint recognized the link between smoking and lung cancer. Lung cancer was mainly found in men because of the smoking of cigars. Then people began to notice cigarettes, Cigarettes were/are a major lung cancer _________ . So many treatments became discovered to cure lung cancer.

    II. Definition 1
    Lung cancer is a carcinoma that develops in the epithelial cells that form the interior lining to the lungs. The airways get the most exposure to inhaled pollutants, thus most people who get lung cancer are smokers. Lung cancer is not just one disease. There are many types of cancer that form in the lungs most of which you can only see through a microscope.
    The most common cancer of the lungs is epidermis. It is also known as
    squamous carcinoma because its cells look like a flat surface called a squamous cell. This cancer produces keratin, a substance found in skin and hair, which can be seen in a tumor. Squamous carcinoma is more common in smokers because it develops in the bronchi and spreads by invading local tissues, than to the lymph nodes and into the blood.
    Large - cell carcinoma is a tumor that is fairly larger than other types. They don’t form keratin but they are common in smokers. They develop in the central or peripheral part of the lungs and the lymph glands.
    Small cell carcinoma tumors are small and fragile. They are divided into groups by their shapes. The term “oat cell carcinoma” is used to develop in smokers and usually in the central part of the lung. They spread by the lymph lands and into the blood stream early. This type of tumors can only be seen through an electron microscope on high magnification.

    III. Causes
    Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer may also be the most tragic cancer because in most cases, it might have been prevented -- smoking causes 87% of lung cancer cases. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, many of which are proven cancer-causing substances, or carcinogens. Smoking cigars or pipes also increases the risk of lung cancer. Many of the chemicals in tobacco smoke also affect the nonsmoker inhaling the smoke, making "secondhand smoking" another important cause of lung cancer. It is responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths.

    IV. Treatment
    Treatment depends on the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, the stage of illness, the age of the patient, and the overall health of the patient. Surgery is performed to remove the tumor if there is no chance that the cancer has spread. If the disease has spread, then treatment will often include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is based on the use of ionizing radiation to destroy cancerous cells. Chemotherapy is treatment of a disease using drugs that directly poison the disease organism. Early stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated surgically and later stage non-small cell lung cancers are best treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the two. For small cell lung cancers, chemotherapy by itself or with radiation therapy is used instead of surgery.

    V. STATISTICS on men women and kids

    VI. How to live with lung cancer

    VII. Conclusion
    In conclusion the best way to prevent lung cancer is to not smoke or be around people who do. People should not start smoking, and those who already smoke should quit. Everyone should avoid breathing in other people's smoke.

    VIII. References
    "Lung, Cancer". 4 November 1998. http://www.evnet.com/fnadoc/lung.html.
    "Adults cancer help in the uk". http://mdweb. Bham.ac.uk/cancerhelp/public/specific/lung /indx.html.
    "Cancer". The New Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia. 1959.
    Laszio, John. Understanding Cancer. New York, New York: Harper and Row. 1984.
    Holleb, Arthur. Cancer Book. Garden city, New York: Madrona Publishing Inc., 1984.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like homework. You can research it by putting the sentence into a search engine.

  38. QUESTION:
    how do i set up a foundation for a cure for lung cancer like there' the march for dimes,yoplait has the yogurt

    • ANSWER:
      I believe there are alrady cures for most cancers including Lung Cancer. Why not set up or support a foundation that does double blind studies for alternative treaments?

      Do a lot of reading about alternative treatments and find one or multiple treatments worth creating a foundation for.

      then consider creating a foundation: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076455347X/002-4242234-7296007?v=glance&n=283155

  39. QUESTION:
    Are there any cures for lung cancer?
    I find out my grandma has lung cancer yesterday.
    Are there any cures for it to make it go away?
    & How long can she live if they treat it?
    She is like 80 years old btw.

    • ANSWER:
      yes cannabis oil cures even terminal lung cancer

  40. QUESTION:
    Smoking for 36 years.... does my dad probably have lung cancer right now?
    Yes I know this question is in the wrong category, but I really need lots of answers. (I'd love to hear some smoking- related cancer stories that any of you have if anyone is willing to share)

    My dad has been smoking for 36 years. Since he was 12. He used to smoke a pack a day, but then he cut down to three a day (approximately) since I was born (I'm 18 now). He's been quitting on and off for a while now because his job is so stressful (he's a really good chef- he's worked with Rob Feeny and been on TV and everything)- but he's never been able to quit for long. On Monday, my Dad is going to the doctor to see if he has lung cancer (he says he's got a feeling that he does and he's really intuitive about these sorts of things) what are my dad's chances of having lung cancer? Have any of you lost someone to lung cancer due to smoking? What was their story? Can you cure lung cancer? Do you think my dad will be ok? I just realized that I've never really thought about smoking and how it can give you lung cancer because my dad has always smoked (and I smoke too) and my dad has always been so strong and healthy. Now I wish I never started smoking and I'm pretty sure my dad does too. Does anyone have any quitting tips too? Thanks in advance (hope my question wasn't too long)

    • ANSWER:
      i am a smoker consume 1 pack a day with relatively high nicotine and tar dose. your daddy may not have lung cancer but as far as i know your daddy have a bad lung condition which give more risk to lung cancer.
      just do swim. give a lung health boost (IMHO)

      ps: i am not a doctor so you should ask a doctor. i am just sharing here.

  41. QUESTION:
    If They Find A Cure For Cancer, Will The Price Of Ciggies Come Down?
    No reason to tax it beyond reach of the consumer. To aid giving up for health sake.
    If they find a cure for cancer, can I smoke, then get a pill should I develop lung cancer?
    To the 'bahbumbugs', it was intended as 'humour'....

    • ANSWER:
      No. The only time the price of anything comes down is when ABSOLUTELY NO ONE wants it any more. In the case of ciggies, 80-90% pf the price is tax. Can you see Gordon Brown (or for that matter any Chancellor of the Exchequer) actually REDUCING tax? Methinks not, baby puppy! Anyway, if you think there's a chance of development of a pill to cure Lung Cancer, try entering the Lottery with the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 for the bonus ball. I'll bet you will have won the Jackpot before such a pill is developed. And, regretfully, I speak as a smoker!

  42. QUESTION:
    herbal cure for lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      ayurveda the indian system of medicines is well known for its herbal medicinal cures so is chineses medicines both have cures prescribed for cancer thousands of years ago. which work well even today.

      ayurveda has a dedicated section on the treatments of cancer if administered properly these treatments can cure cancer.

  43. QUESTION:
    Are people still researching cures for lung cancer?
    I don't mean if they have but if they are still currently doing it, and if so what are they researching?

    • ANSWER:
      The American Lung Association is funding research for Ralph Arlinghaus PH.D. He’s research focuses on c-Abl kinase protein and its involvement in one type of breast cancer and leukemia. It may also be the key to develop therapies for non-small cell lung cancer. The research will hopefully lead to highly developed methods for early detection to effectively treat some forms of lung cancer.
      “I am very excited about this research because we may be able to help in the treatment for NSCLC cancer patients, since there are so few approaches that are effective now,” Dr. Arlinghaus says. “We are also exploring ways to make cells dormant to the point where the immune system is able to control the residual cancer cells in the body. Creating these targeted therapies could be so much less toxic for the body, but it is incredibly complex and difficult to achieve.”

  44. QUESTION:
    Do you think a cure for smoking related lung cancer will ever be possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe if people just stop smoking.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can I import the medicine made from nature ingredients for Cure Cancer (Leukemia) to the United Stated?
    I had read and find out we do not have any medicine or treatments to cure the Cancer (Leukemia) in the United Stated.The treatments take 1 year, 2 years, or 3years,but if survive not live long.I know other country had this medicine made from nature ingredients did Cured Cancer (Leukemia) in just 4 months.I know one boy had Leukemia and take this medicine by mouth and Cured.Now he a man still alive after more than 15 years.This medicine had saved many people lives who Leukemia in that country still did to today.I do not know why we in the United Stated not interest in this medicine.We can do the lab test to see this medicine going to cure cancer leukemia or not.If it does cure cancer leukemia then we can test on other cancer likes Lung cancer, breast cancer, or brain cancer etc.We just pay some fee for use this ingredients to cure other cancer, so they do not say we steal idea or know how from them.

    • ANSWER:
      A) You should take this to an US investor. You will get a huge investment if this is true, and you will become a billionaire.

      b) your intro is WRONG. There are some leukemias that can be cured, and some that can't.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does God selectively cure cancer?
    I had two grandmothers, both had bouts with cancer, and now I only have one.

    My one grandmother on my father's side is not religious at all. My grandmother on my mother's side was very religious, attended church twice each sunday, gave an -actual- tithe of 10% of her -gross- income, and was very strict about her family and how they worshiped.

    When my grandmother on my father's side found out she had lung cancer (she was a smoker), she went to the hospital immediately and started treatment. She's still alive today, and has been cancer free for several years, but still smokes. When she was cleared, my parents immediately said God was watching out for her, and had helped to cure her of cancer.

    When my grandmother on my mother's side found out she had breast cancer, she went immediately to the hospital and started treatment. However her church (which was my church for 12 years) emphasized subservience to men. Because of this upbringing, my Grandmother would leave treatments early, or skip treatments so she could properly take care of my Grandfather, who was aging less-than-gracefully. When she was berated for skipping her treatments, and warned of the dangers, she simply waved it off and said, "God will protect me, I know he wants me here to take care of Chris (my Grandpa)." After about 3 months of treatment, she died, and left my grandfather with nobody to take care of him. He was put into a nursing home, and died there about two years later.

    So why did God help my non-religious grandmother, and not my religious one? If this story was reversed, would Christians count it as evidence? It seems to me that things like this happen completely randomly, as though there were no guidance of any kind. Why isn't this apparent to the religious?
    @ Rockaday - I love that answer. It answers nothing. People pretend to know all this stuff about God, but when you ask a question they can't answer, it's "Mysterous Ways"
    @ killer - so God wanted my Grandpa to spend 2 years completely alone in a nursing home? I was young, but I remember seeing him there on a few occasions, just crying. This is a cruel way for God to make my grandpa spend his life.

    • ANSWER:
      God is exactly precise and selective in everything that He does. The universe doesn't have one too many or one too few atoms in it.

      I'm sorry to hear about your grandparents. Any answer I gave as to why God allowed one to die and the other to live on would be pure speculation on my part and so I don't want to give a trite explanation.

  47. QUESTION:
    i have the cure for cancer well a brilliant idea?
    well first off i would like ot start off with some cell basics. one a cell has dna, a cells dna controls everything a cell does protein production, stabilizm reproduction you name it. since the dna controls the growth the cell and we know that cancerous cells have an over production in cells due to a mutation to a cells dna more in specific a mutaion of the dna's arrangement in nucleic acid sequence. so there you have it. for example lung cancer. we would have to reverse mutate all the cells of only lung cells. once we mutate them to a normal healthy rate of reproduction of cells we would in fact cure cancer now im just going around getting different opinions and tell me what you think. personally i think its terrific and i want to introduce it to cancer researchers so that we can finnaly have piece. thank you steve duran.

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor's cells are not uniform, they often differ greatly from cell to cell. This means two things:

      1) Gene therapy, which will probably be used to change the DNA of these cancer cells, will only affect certain cells as the rest of the cancer cells will be untargetable by this therapy due to the it's mutations.

      2) No therapy will be able to target all of these forms of cancer cells. If even one type is left than it will multiply and create another tumor.

  48. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for cancer if there is why didnt they use it on my great grandma she died from lung cancer?!:(

    • ANSWER:
      There is no perfect cure but i know there are treatments that supress pain...
      But your graaaandma should have died of age..
      sorry..!!

  49. QUESTION:
    In Theory , What would a cure for cancer be?
    Suppose someone had lung cancer, what exactly is cancer to the lungs and what would have to be done in theory to remove its effects?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know about cancers, (not just lung cancer but in general) a cancer is an extremely rapid uncontrollable growth of tissue in certain areas of the body, caused by a genetic defect. Why these defects occur ive not learned about yet. when these cells reproduce, they continuously reproduce the defective genes that cause the cells to function abnormally. so therefore the cells that reproduce are not efficient at doing their job and slowly take over the lung or whatever is affected, almost making it useless. the scary thing is the cancers can metastisize and "jump" to another region of the body, again for reasons i dont know. Basically to stop the effects of cancer, you need to remove the cancer cells entirely. If there is going to be any absolute cure, it will come in the form of a genetic treatment.Maybe someone else can shed more light on this than i can, i just want to give you some form of an answer so youre not hanging on the computer waiting for an answer

  50. QUESTION:
    Did anyone know there is a new cure for cancer?
    NOV 002 is now Waiting for FDA Approval.

    __________________________________________

    Novelos Therapeutics Obtains FDA Fast Track Designation for NOV-002 Lung Cancer Treatment
    Monday August 7, 8:30 am ET

    NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2006--Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: NVLT - News), a biotechnology company focused on the development of therapeutics to treat cancer and hepatitis, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to NOV-002 for use in combination with first-line chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The FDA's Fast Track program is designed to facilitate the development and accelerate the review process for new drugs that have the potential to address a serious and unmet medical need for conditions such as advanced NSCLC.
    Right now, Novelos Therapeutics is accepting patients for their adjunct chemo.
    Limited to only 840 lung cancer.

    Lung Cancer patients can contact:

    http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00347412?order=2

    Ovarian Cancer patients can contact:

    http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00345540?order=1

    Untreatable Hep C patients:

    http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00372983?order=3

    If my links do not work please contact me.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a Phase III clinical trial to find out whether or not the combination of NOV-002 with chemotherapy (paclitaxel and carboplatin) is better at improving overall survival time when compared to chemotherapy alone in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00347412?order=1

      It's not a cure for all cancer and the benefits for other cancers (Ovarian) remain to be investigated.