Liver Cancer Alternative Treatment

Saturated Fat in Liver Treatment

If you are suffering from dull abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, fatigue and weight gain you may be having fatty liver disease. Don't worry; Nature can cure fatty liver by supplying foods, nutrients and herbal medicines. Saturated fat liver is due to intake of excess saturated fats. Stop taking saturated fats and use natural remedies effectively to cure saturated fatty liver in a few days. Read on to know more about saturated fat liver treatment

In addition to the symptoms mentioned earlier, there are some other symptoms like cramping, blood sugar imbalances, general feeling of ill-health, loss of appetite, constipation, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, jaundice, nausea, fever and vomiting which emanate from obesity, alcohol, starvation, diabetes mellitus, corticosteroids, poisons, Cushing's syndrome and hyperlipidemia. Microversicular fatty liver is caused by Valporic acid toxicity and high dose of tetracycline during pregnancy

Correct diagnosis is done by liver biopsy and blood tests. Accumulation of saturated fat in the liver can be reduced and the normal functioning of the liver can be restored by natural treatment which is quick in curing and without causing side effects. Balanced diet and healthy life style may be helpful in reducing saturated fat in the liver. Physical activity like exercises can help shed excess weight and aid blood circulation

To reduce saturated fats in the liver avoid saturated fats, alcohol, and tobacco, oily, spicy and fatty foods. Take salads, boiled or baked vegetables, meat, foods high in fiber and low in calories. Milk thistle, artichoke, licorice and dandelion may be effectively used.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What alternative treatment for liver cancer stadium 2? How long do they normally live?
    He is only 55 years old, but has diabetis. The cancer is only in the liver and has already blocked his right portal vein. The left one is almost blocked. So, even the chemo might not even treat it ...

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for LIver Cancer :-
      1.SULFUR 30C
      2.BRYONIA 30C
      3.CARDUUS MARIANUS in Q (Mother Tincture)
      4.CHELIDONIUM MAJUS in Q (Mother Tincture)
      5.LYCOPODIUM 1M(1000)

      Take remedy 1 and 2 thrice a day half hour before meals followed by 20 drops each of 3 and 4 half hour after meals together in a half a cup of hot water and take 5 after a week of taking the above regularly just one dose a week. Avoid Chocolates, Coffee, Mints and Red Meat while taking Homeopathic Medicines and avoid all foodstuffs, which gives you constipation at all costs.
      If there is any ambiguity about the dosage or the potency of the medicine please ask me before doing anything.
      And keep me posted about your progress at least every three days.

      Take Care and God Bless you!

  2. QUESTION:
    did anyone any cure for liver cancer, either conventional or alternative treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are cures depending upon the grade and stage of the cancer and the age, response to treatment, and overall health of the patient. Cancer is a complicated disease and there are multi-modalities used to treat it . . in general traditional treatment will consist of chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation or a combination or cyberknife, radiofrequency ablation (I know a young man who had 8 liver tumors successfully ablated with RFA), chemoperfusion, clinical trials.

      Radiofrequency Ablation for liver tumors
      http://www.mayoclinic.org/radiofrequency-ablation/liver.html

      Percutaneous isolated liver chemoperfusion for treatment of unresectable malignant liver tumors: technique, pharmacokinetics, clinical results.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9670270&dopt=Abstract

  3. QUESTION:
    is there any treatment for liver cancer in india in any therapy or anyother alternative?
    one of my nearest has been detected liver cancer recently. please advise me if anyone knows its permanent treatment and advise me whether it is curable. If not what is the maximum survival rate of such patient

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the amount the cancer has spread. It also depends on the availablity on a possible donor who might be able to donate part of their liver. The liver is one of those organs that a person does not have to be dead to donate. A portion of a liver can be implanted and the patient and the donor will both regrow what is missing.
      Unfortunately, the liver is tied into many parts of the body such as the lymphatic system. This gives the cancer a lot of opportunity to spread. The first order of business would be a round of chemotherapy to reduce the size of the cancer and attempt to kill off any possible spread of the cancer. There comes a balance though between treating the cancer and staying healthy enough for a transplant. If the patient becomes too weak from the chemo then operating is not an option until they become stronger. There are treatments that increase the red blood cell count that can make a patient stronger though that you can use during chemo to keep them healthy enough for surgery.
      Discuss all options with your doctors.
      If at all possible, the best cancer treatment center I know of is in the United States in Houston, Texas. MD Anderson specializes in creating 'cancer survivors'.

  4. QUESTION:
    I am looking for alternative treatment for my father. He has hepatitis C & Liver cancer and lives in Pakistan.?
    He had conventional treatments i.e TACE (chemo) but hasn't made any difference. Cancer is spreading. Doctors are not suggesting any more treatment so looking for any alternative treatment. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Check out http://www.cancerdoubts.com
      It has some information on alternative treatments which you may find useful.

  5. QUESTION:
    liver cancer - has anyone successfully used a treatment called enhanced zeolite?
    I have read so much about alternative treatments and really need to know if anyone has tried successfully to reduce large tumours?
    What a poor first answer, no need for the thick sarcasm or 'smart' remarks,..I don't need a biology lesson, I simply asked for anyone who had used this treatment, fortunately you don't need to ask such questions.

    • ANSWER:
      RF ablation has been known to reduce tumor mass in the liver. Read up on S. Nahum Goldberg, M.D.at BIDMC, he is the most published on the technique.

      Radiofrequency, Chemotherapy Prove Effective Duo in Destroying Tumors
      Released: June 19, 2003

      At A Glance

      Rats survived three times longer when their cancer tumors were treated with combined chemotherapy and radio-frequency ablation (RFA).
      Doctors have seen a 25 percent increase in liver tumor destruction among 25 patients treated with combined RFA/chemotherapy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

      Media Contacts:
      Maureen Morley
      (630) 590-7754
      mmorley@rsna.org Heather Babiar
      (630) 590-7738
      hbabiar@rsna.org

      NEW YORK - Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with chemotherapy is currently being used to treat malignant liver tumors at a Boston hospital on the basis of results from a new study appearing in the July issue of the journal Radiology.

      The minimally invasive, outpatient procedure is performed on primary liver cancer or colon cancer tumors that have spread to the liver of patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

      "It's exciting that a simple, image-guided technique, along with chemotherapy, can enhance the area of tumor killed," said Jonathan B. Kruskal, M.D., Ph.D., section chief of abdominal imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess and associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "Our research shows that we are now able to treat larger tumors with this combined therapy."

      RFA uses heat to destroy malignant tumors. After sedating the patient, radiologists locate the tumor with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. A four- to 10-inch-long electrode, similar to a biopsy needle, is guided into the center of a tumor via imaging. The electrode delivers radiofrequency current to heat and destroy the tumor tissue.

      Dr. Kruskal co-authored the Radiology study, which indicated that with the addition of chemotherapy, tumors larger than five centimeters can be treated with RFA and that partially destroying tumors with RFA slows tumor growth and improves survival.

      "Large tumors are typically not considered amenable to RFA treatment. Our results suggest that they may well be," he said.

      The research, performed by Guiseppe D'Ippolito, M.D., and colleagues under the direction of S. Nahum Goldberg, M.D., the senior author of the study, was the first randomized controlled study on combined RFA and chemotherapy treatments in animals. Dr. Kruskal presented it today during a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) media briefing on image-guided therapies.

      Liposomal doxorubicin (a chemotherapeutic agent) and RFA were used to treat breast tumors implanted into 49 rats and grown from 10 days to two weeks. The animals were divided into four treatment groups: RFA only, doxorubicin only, RFA combined with doxorubicin, and a control group receiving no treatment.

      Doxorubicin is dispensed in fat droplets, which circulate through the body and find the tumor, helping to destroy it. When doxorubicin was combined with RFA, results showed a reduction in tumor growth rates and a tripling in the average survival rate compared with the group receiving no treatment.

      "The survival of animals increased from nine days in the control group to 27 days with the combined therapy," Dr. Kruskal said. "This study opens up the possibilities of using other drug cocktails with RFA to kill tumors and to treat tumors outside of the liver."

      RFA is a good option for treating liver tumors. Many people with liver tumors are not appropriate candidates for surgery because their tumors are too widespread or inaccessible or because of their poor physical health. They also may not be candidates for a liver transplant.

      A liver tumor can be ablated with radiofrequency in about 30 to 60 minutes, without affecting the liver's normal tissue. RFA is a one- to three-hour outpatient procedure that can be used to treat recurrent liver tumors. It is less risky than surgery, can be performed without general anesthesia and causes minimal discomfort. Patients can most often go home the same day.

      Risks associated with RFA include bleeding and injury to other organs and "post-ablation" syndrome, which includes flu-like symptoms.

      Beth Israel Deaconess is currently the only hospital providing combined RFA and liposomal chemotherapy, according to Dr. Kruskal. Approximately 25 patients have been treated with the combined therapy by Dr. Goldberg, director of the tumor ablation program at Beth Israel Deaconess, and they are seeing a 25 percent increase in the volume of tumor destruction. Based on these results, Drs. Goldberg and Kruskal are planning further studies, including a large clinical study comparing RFA alone to RFA combined with liposomal chemotherapy.

      "RFA has been used worldwide for the last five or six years to treat tumors up to five centimeters," Dr. Kruskal said. "With the new combined therapy, where patients are given doxorubicin intravenously prior to the start of RFA, physicians will be able to treat larger tumors, up to eight centimeters."

      The purpose of this study, partly funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, was to determine whether combined intravenous liposomal doxorubicin and RFA decreased tumor growth and increased endpoint survival - that is, from the start of treatment until the tumor reached three centimeters. Following treatment, tumors were measured every two to three days until they reached three centimeters.

      The rats that received RFA and doxorubicin had a mean endpoint survival of 27 days. Rats receiving either RFA or injections of doxorubicin had an endpoint survival of 16 days. The control group, with no treatment, reached endpoint survival at 10 days.

      Radiology is a monthly scientific journal devoted to clinical radiology and allied sciences. The journal is edited by Anthony V. Proto, M.D., School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. Radiology is owned and published by the Radiological Society of North America Inc. (http://radiology.rsnajnls.org)

      The RSNA is an association of more than 33,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists and related scientists committed to promoting excellence through education and by fostering research, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. The Society's headquarters are located at 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Ill. 60523-2251. (http://www.rsna.org)

      For information on radiology procedures and therapies, visit www.RadiologyInfo.org.

      # # #

      "Percutaneous Tumor Ablation: Reduced Tumor Growth with Combined Radio-Frequency Ablation and Liposomal Doxorubicin in a Rat Breast Tumor Model." Collaborating with Dr. Kruskal on this study were Nahum Goldberg, M.D.; Giuseppe D'Ippolito, M.D.; Muneeb Ahmed, M.D.; Geoffrey D. Girnun, Ph.D.; Keith E. Stuart, M.D.; and Elkan F. Halpern, Ph.D.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there an alternative prostate cancer treatment for alcoholics?
    My father in law had his prostate removed 7 years ago. About a year and a half his PSA started rising again so they did three rounds of radiation treatment. His PSA continues to rise, so they chemically castrated him. It seems the cancer has become immune to the lack of testosterone and his PSA level doubled last month. At this point it appears the cancer is systemic but unfortunately it has not manifest itself yet so they don't know where it is.

    The problem: he is an alcoholic and chemotherapy isn't an option due to existing liver damage. Even if he quit drinking today, his liver couldn't handle the chemo so my question is:
    Is there an alternative prostate cancer treatment for people with liver damage?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry, but there isn’t an alterative. Chemo is the last effort I’m afraid. It is not uncommon for the PSA to begin to rise several months to sometimes years before the disease progression becomes evident. I hope this is the case with your father in law.

  7. QUESTION:
    Colon and Liver cancer with Hepatitis B--are there alternative medical treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi hello what ever may the type of cancer you have or need information about cancer you will fine all the solutions for that you are searching in this site, because i got many usefull informations from this site and it helped me to get well from my cancer, So go through this site to find your answers you need, stay in good health god bless you.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone received treatment for Hepato Cellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer) that has spread to the lungs?
    Has anyone been on Thalomid or Nexavar? Any suggestion for an "alternatives therapy" physician in the NY/NJ/CT area?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no alternative therapies that are effective for this stage IV malignancy.
      The treatment you have listed may buy time - but not a cure.
      My parents live in NJ. I am from Pennsylvania - now live in North Carolina.
      Cancer specialist doctor for twenty years.
      There is no proven effective alternative therapy anywhere for this situation.
      Many people waste money and hope on unproven ineffective treatments.
      The key is to maximize the quality of the time that may be left.

  9. QUESTION:
    Treatments for liver cancer?
    Anyboby heard of any alternative treatments

    • ANSWER:
      I wish that there were but there are absolutely no useful alternative remedies.

  10. QUESTION:
    Negative interactions and alternative cancer treatments?
    Can use of hemp oil cause negative interactions with Prednisone, Gabapentin, valproic acid, and phenobarbitol? My mom has ovarian cancer that has spread to her brain and is now also in her liver and lymph nodes. We are looking into possible alternatives as her doctors are not able to offer much hope. We've heard a lot about the use of hemp oil in successfully treating many cancers, but we are concerned about how it could interact with the medications she is currently on.
    What about MMS(sodium chlorite and distilled water), b17, apricot seeds, alkaline foods, chlorella, iodine?
    Also, can these interact with each other?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sorry about your mom. From your description, she has terminal cancer, and there is nothing else that can be done other than to keep her comfortable. None of the "alternative" things you mentioned have any evidence that they do anything at all, and you would must be wasting your time and money.

      I know, it is difficult and frustrating, and you want to be able to help her, but don't clutch at straws offered by unscrupulous salespeople for unproven alternative treatments. They want nothing more than your money. When the treatment fails, they will then blame you for leaving it too late. All of the things you mentioned are total scams.

  11. QUESTION:
    Comitris for liver cancer?
    My mother has primary liver cancer, I am researching some alternatives to her Nexavar treatment. Have anyone heared about or used Comitris ? It is shark cartilage extract . Please tell me is it really good? can it help?

    • ANSWER:
      I have never heard of this but I tried to search for info and could only find sites and companies that were selling it. Which tells me it is not proven, there may not be any legit research and may not have any effect on the cancer.

      Best I can tell you is keep seraching for info and talk to the doc.

  12. QUESTION:
    My wife has just been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer that is in her bones and liver. Can anyone help m?
    I am looking for real help in my search for possible medical trials or alternative treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a physician and am not qualified to give medical advice, however, I have formed a strong opinion about treatment options after reading many authoritative and diverse sources.

      There are alternative treatments that have substantial scientific support. The three decades of peer reviewed research by Professor Emeritus T. Colin Campbell of Cornell shows that tumor growth, especially breast and prostate cancers, are correlated with diet. His recommendation along with Dr. Neal Barnard, and many others is to avoid dairy and other animal based products. Others show correlations between refined foods and sugars. Your wife should avoid processed foods, sugars, and animal based products.

      You will find that oncologists will almost always fight the suggestion that there is any correlation with diet, however, they are telling you what they've been taught, and it is flat out wrong. Research for yourself and read "The China Study" by Campbell.

      In terms of alternative treatments, I know that an alternative to chemo is a water fast. Dr. Joel Fuhrman is the most respected authority among those who practice fasting. Please read the following book:

      Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease by Joel Fuhrman and Neal D. Barnard (Paperback - Apr 15, 1995)

      It is important that the water fast be medically supervised. There are clinics throughout the country that will help your wife choose an effective treatment. I've personally seen miraculous results from my fasts. I lost 80 pounds of fat and now feel more alert and alive than I have in decades.

      Please educate yourself. Physicians and hospitals make a huge profit on chemo treatments. Before you make this choice, become informed. Many oncologists who face cancer in their own families seek alternative treatments to chemo. The side effects are just too devastating and in many cases ineffective.

  13. QUESTION:
    Where can I find red beets, celery root and black radish? We need these for my mom's alternative medicine.
    We are going to follow the Breuss cancer treatment by doing a juice fast where the components of the juice are red beets, carrots, potato, celery root, black radish. My mom's been diagnosed with liver cancer.
    We are going to follow the Breuss cancer treatment by doing a juice fast where the components of the juice are red beets, carrots, potato, celery root, black radish. My mom's been diagnosed with liver cancer.

    I live in the Philippines.

    • ANSWER:
      so you are trying to treat a gentic defect with....... juice? go to a doctor you will find the resualts more satisifying due to increased chance of surviving.

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone an alternative to treat Cancer?
    Alternative/complimentary treatment used UK & USA for years! Search under Dr Bihari and LDN. It is an alternative tincture & helps people with MS, Aids and Opiate dependent and now various Cancers.

    I have stage 4 bowel cancer, now in both lungs and my liver. My white blood cell count was too low at 1.1 the other week and they wouldn't treat me, then it was 1.3 the next week and still they didn't treat me so I went on LDN starting at 2ml on a Monday until I reached the recommended dose of 4.5 ml the following Saturday, after upping it 1/2 ml every night.

    My white cell [nutrophils?] was 3.8 on the third Monday so I got my chemo fix. You can take it whilst on chemo and in the UK prescriptions through www.e-med are sent to a dispensing chemist who mails the tincture on to you. Due for break from chemo soon, so can compare scans before and after holiday with the last chemo holiday when everything grew a little and I wasn't taking anything. Costs £15 per month! Read all first
    Have no pain and not on any pain relief! Never had any pain except the blockage that uncovered bowel cancer!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure if you're looking for other info on alternative treatments, but here are some links that might help:

      Annotated list of current cancer treatments:
      http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/cancer1/altthrpy.htm

      Ralph Moss, PhD's site for cancer treatment reports:
      http://www.cancerdecisions.com/

      Life Extension Foundation:
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-147.shtml
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-027.shtml
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/cancer/cancer_vaccines_01.htm
      http://www.lef.org/protocols/cancer/radiation_therapy_01.htm

      Innovative clinics:
      http://www.lef.org/research/directoryofinnovativeclinics02.html

      Best of luck to you.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the treatment chances for this cancer patient?
    Ultra sound scan impresions are as follows for a woman of 55 year old.

    Huge pelvis recurrent malignant mass with minimal ascites.
    Bilateral grade 3rd hyponephrosis.
    Liver secondaries.
    Is there any hope for this patient's long term survival?
    What are the possibilities of cure or relief in allopathic as well as alternative systems of medicines?
    The patient is now vomitting everything that goes inside the stomach and having intense pain at the back and at the stomach.
    As regards with kidneys left kidney has severe dilatation of pelvicalyceal.
    The patient already had ovaries and uterus removed surgically 5 years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that you have provided quite a bit of information but additional information would be helpful. Was the hysterectomy 5 years ago for cancer? Was it uterine or ovarian cancer? In any case based upon what you describe the hope for 'long term' survival is minimal with allopathic or complimentary (a term I prefer to alternative) medicine. I am 55 so this lady is young and I wish her the very best.

  16. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the following cancer updates?
    I just received the following email from a friend. What are your thoughts? Do you think its true? Could we battle cancer by making the changes suggested within?

    AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO 'TRY' AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.

    Cancer Update from John Hopkins:

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few bil lion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong, the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7. Radiation, while destroying cancer cells, also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and org ans.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

    11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
    PLEASE READ ON

    1. No plastic containers in micro.
    2. No water bottles in freezer.
    3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

    Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

    Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
    Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So, such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad, but you don't know what is in the paper. I t's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
    He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
    CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder.
    By cutting off sugar, it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells . Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's amino or sea salt.

    b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

    c. Can cer cells thrive in an acid environment.
    A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.
    About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells, try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.
    Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water: It is best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy me tals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic build-up.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Florssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

    16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with all the top statements, however the phrase:
      "Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites" is often misinterpreted as oxygen hitting the cancer, causing the spread.. that is not true.. our immune system takes a big hit thru surgery and that is the reason for the spread, it can also be spread thru the transfer of cells with surgical tools.

      The statements from John Hopkins.. that I must tell you was not sent out by the John Hopkins Cancer Clinic. Someone wrote the statements out and put the JHCC name on it to make it seem more credible. I know since I checked with the clinic personally.

      Some of the statements are true, but these ones are still under testing and not yet proven to be true:

      1. No plastic containers in micro.
      2. No water bottles in freezer.
      3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

  17. QUESTION:
    Are you interested in a report on Cancer from the Johns Hopkins Hospital?
    Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
    cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
    multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
    that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
    treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
    cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
    size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
    person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
    cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
    forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
    nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
    but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
    and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
    cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
    in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
    cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
    and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
    reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
    chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
    destruction.

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
    chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
    compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
    to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
    mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
    Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
    sites.

    *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

    B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
    antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
    harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
    digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
    intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
    buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
    refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
    to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
    body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system
    (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
    EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
    cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
    to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
    normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
    unneeded cells.

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder how much it cost for the John Hopkins Hospital to finally discover and publish what holistic health practitioners have been saying for decades.

      So this brings us to the question: Are we striving for longevity, or are we just trying to have some control over what method the grim reamer uses to finally take us? That question has to be thought about for a while.

  18. QUESTION:
    31 year old liver bile duct cancer?
    My best friend was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Docs went in for partial liver extraction to remove cancer and found that it spread to areas in his liver where they could not operate. They bailed out of surgery and are going to do chemo and radiation treatment. Does anyone know life expectancy, success rate of treatment that he is getting, alternatives, etc? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Yes thats horrible to hear. 31 is almost unheard of for liver cancer, as it is a cancer that typically effects much older people.

      Typically survival rates are poor at that stage, which would be 4, but since he is young they might be able to do an intensive chemo program which could possibly extend life quite a bit. People have surived this stage of liver cancer, but it is rare.

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I help my husband survive colon cancer?
    He has stage III, possibly IV, colon cancer. He has had a portion of his large intestine, along with the cancer removed. However 6 out of 10 lymph nodes in that portion contained cancer. Also the cat scan showed something in the liver but he is to get an MRI to determine if that is cancer or not. He will be receiving chemo. through a port, 2 days every week for 6 months. Are there any alternative or additional treatments available?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there! I am not sure where you are located, but I know what you're going through, both as a caregiver and a from a patients prospective. I am going to be 33 next week, I was diagnosed at 28 with stage 2 colon cancer. I have the gene that causes colon cancer-HNPCC(Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Colon Cancer), MLH-1 mutation. My mom passed it to me, she got it from her father, etc., My father also had colon cancer three months after me at age 73. He's had 7 cancers in 13 years-currently has leukemia and I currently have stage 1 cervical cancer.

      The previous poster was right in answering all the questions and listing the different types of chemo-I did Folfox-5FU, with Oxaliplatin, and Leukovorin-I ended up having an allergic reaction to that after I had that nice port put in and they did 6 months of oral Xeloda with me. However, at the time they were doing clinical trials with Avastin and I hear that's AWESOME stuff.

      Don't fret or lose hope! I have know people that were written off and stage 4 and they're here 10 years later! My advice to you and your husband is to be proactive! Listen and ask questions to your doctors, they are there to serve you! If you don't like their responses get another opinion, yes, time is of the essence, but this is life here, people get second opinions on their houses, cars, etc. take the time to do it on your body-I so wish we had did with my mother! Keep a chart-medical record-get copies of everything HIPPA allows you that freedom of your medical record-you'll need this information because chemo is no joy ride and if he gets ill and needs to go to the er you have his "current" chart there with you-it will speed things up and help the ER docs, etc treat him faster if needed.

      I don't know what state you're located in or else I could provide you with more resources and contacts. How old is he? Also a PET scan-google or yahoo it! It is used to "help" diagnose cancer-better than an MRI IMO, they use it as a "re-staging" for cancer patients, my father and I have one done every 3-6 months, basically it's like a CT scan, but it's of your whole body, and they inject a little dye and you drink some barium and it's this SUV (Standard Uptake Value) that is measured-it highlights up on the films like a highlighter, the higher the numbers-the greater the chance there is metabolic abnormalities there, thus cancerous cells.

      Chemo is going to be difficult, at least for me and my mother it was-my dad is very fortunate, he tolerates it well. Some things to keep in mind-use plastic utensils to eat things with-stuff will taste like metal if you don't and don't eat things from metal containers like canned fruit, etc., Once the chemo starts taking effect, like the second dose-he'll get the cold hands sensation-so no cold liquids-room temperature will be just fine, same thing with being around the fridge and freezer items & same goes with the grocery store-when you pick up a cold item it's like electricity is running through your veins. Avoid high acids foods-reflux and upset stomach will just set in-not a good combination. Zofran 4 & 8 mg was the best nausea med & now they have some that are in dissolvable kind for the tongue.

      If his blood counts go down from chemo-which they probably will, he may have to take procrit or neulasta(sp) shots, the latter will cause some bone pain because it affects your bone marrow, it's normal, but don't hesitate to mention it to your doctor-don't hesitate to mention anything to the doctor!

      Also-neuropathy-numbness in hands and feet-I found that vitamins B6 & B12 are amazing when it comes to this-but check with the doc first. If diarrhea sets in bad, A&D ontiment is good to have on hand, as are baby wipes & marshmellows-if he can tolerate them, they slow down the digestive track a little cause you get tired of taking immodium or at least I did.

      I would love to talk to you some more, or heck I'd even chat w you over the net, check out my profile, it's got my IM info in there! Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    72yrs lady with ovarian cancer, suspected had spread to stage 4.?
    3 mths ago diagnosed with IBS (irrtatebal bowel syndrome) CT scan on 6th May revealed ovarian cancer, metasized to liver, omentum and acites in uterus. Doctors say she has 6mths without surgery and chemo. The fear is :if surgery is done, it might spread fast and chemo is a big NO due to her age. Tumour marker reveals CA125 abt 235. ( real high). Pls advise and is there any alternative treatment? She's my mum and I love her so much!

    • ANSWER:
      The survival rate for Stage 4 ovarian cancer is not good under the best of circumstances. You do not want to subject your mother to all kinds of painful, uncomfortable treatments at her age. As hard as it will be to lose her, you would not want to remember that you urged her to undertake experimental or alternative treatments that were unsuccessful and did not improve the quality of her life.

      Instead, focus on making this a wonderful, close, peaceful time for the two of you. You are fortunate in that you have several months in which to prepare yourself for what will happen. Give her all your love and support during this time, and do everything you can to make her comfortable and peaceful.

      It also might help you to talk to a Hospice nurse. They are wonderful at counseling the families of patients who are entering the last stage of their life.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there any herbal medicine for a stage 4 cancer of d liver?
    my cousin is just staying at home,she was rejected from the hospital because the doctors said that they can no longer operate the patient. Besides, we don't have enough money to give her for the treatment. It's been 3 months since she was diagnosed from cancer. She can't sleep and eat because of the pain.I just wonder why, if there are any herbal juice or tea that she can take or drink at least would help her ease the pain besides from the pain reliever medicine that she take everyday. I hope that there is an alternative medicine for her. They say cranberry juice or mangosteen tea will help. I just thought of the possible effects to her. Can she drink herbal juice even if she have dextrose?, We've been praying for a miracle, thanks to all! God bless you.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have access to a program called hospice? Hospice offers comfort care only . . and takes care of all palliative and pain issues for a cancer patient.

      International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
      http://www.hospicecare.com/

  22. QUESTION:
    Any other treatment or supplement for HRT (hormone replacement therapy)?
    I am a basically healthy 51 year old female. I have been having problems with menopausal symptoms notably spotting. I went to my health care provider and she recommended that I get a prescription for birth control pills and start the hormone replacement therapy because of a hormone imbalance. I absolutely refuse to take the hormone therapy. It increases the risks for osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke. I asked her for a safe alternative and she said that was the only course of therapy for my condition. I believe in taking safe medications. I use to work as a nursing assistant a few years back. I saw perfectly healthy patients become ill then suddenly die after starting new medications. For instance, an Alzheimer patient started Aricept treatment. 3 months later she died from liver cancer. She had no signs of physical illness then died from liver cancer. Another resident started on Aricept then tragically died from liver cancer. This has led me to be cautious with medications. I take only what I need to for illness. I use vitamins and supplements to keep my health.
    This is the reason I'm wondering if there is a safer method for therapy. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Effective pain management WITHOUT the use of drugs?
    My Friend just had surgery to remove 2/3 of his liver (cancer). As a result, he's going to have to have a LOT of his meds cut to prevent any further liver damge--his life will depend on it. He's got several other health issues, & there's not a day that goes by where he's not in tremendous pain. He's also on disability, hence limited insurance and income, so alternative treatment options are hard to come by for him. But I'm worried that if he doesn't get some decent relief from his chronic pain he'll start over-medicating again, OR lose all hope & do something to harm himself further. It's really important that we find some highly effective, accessible, drug-free alternatives....am I asking for a miracle?

    • ANSWER:
      There are alternative to medication, here are a few: TENS Unit (small box that has electrical cord with two pads at the end. Place pad on either side of pain and turn on to about what you can stand. It sends electrical stimulation to the skin which will circumvent the pain messages from getting to the brain. Medicare will pay for it if ordered by doctor. It works really well for me on my back, neck, headaches, torn tendon. Also acupuncture in known to relieve pain in many people. I don't know the cost where you are but look up in yellow pages and call around...Drink lots and lots of water to detox the liver....Pain is an awful debilitater...It affects your entire life...I hope this helps....He can also get an order from doctor for pain control from physical therapy. They will apply hot packs and do ultrasound to back and painful muscles and joints....

  24. QUESTION:
    brain swelling/cancer question, please please help?
    I am so very sorry for triple posting this. I did not notice the alternative medicine section. Please forgive me.
    My mother has cancer. Started as ovarian, then spread to her brain. now in her liver and lympth nodes too.
    Lately I have been looking into natural therapies.
    Things i have considered include:
    essiac tea
    MMS - miracle mineral solution - sodium chlorite and distilled water w citric acid
    apricot kernals
    chlorella
    liposomal-encapsulated vitamin c
    vitamin b 17
    iodine
    and hemp oil.
    some of these seem very promises.
    I also will get her on a much more alkaline diet.
    The problem is her brain swelling.
    I have read that essiac tea, while being a good cancer treatment, can cause brain swelling. Brain swelling is a big problem for her (she can hardly walk or even stand up sometimes because of it and the steroids they give her don't seem to be working right.
    QUESTION - which of these things could possibly cause extra brain swelling which needs to be avoided, and are there specific things that can help reduce swelling? Since diet (alkaline) will be part of this, information on foods impact on this would be great. SORRY FOR THE LENGTH OF THIS. I'm just not good at being brief sometimes.
    sorry , Round 2, not everyone has a "lay down and die" attitude. You are the one who needs counseling.
    If anything crashes upon me then I will deal with it then. Why would I not want to feel the full grief of a devastating loss? What is wrong with that? Until then, we will fight tooth and nail. I don't like negative people.
    You sound like the type of a person who would take anti-depressants to deal with the death of a family member. I have an intense dislike for such people.
    Sorry for my rudeness, but that doesn't change the fact that you are being pretty condescending and i don't appreciate that. No con artists are trying to take advantage of us, unless you count the insurance and drug companies. I know for a FACT that more than one of these treatments have CURED people who didn't have much other chance. I want to find out about possible interactions and side effects. We're not going to try something that very well could work, that is not being sold to us by anyone, just because of a majority pessimism. If you don't have helpful information please keep your comments to yourself.
    I don't know if that is bs or not founddog, but we might as well talk. Thanks for your response. Yahoo will not allow me to email you. It said I had to setup my yahoo answers email, which i just did, but it still says i didn't. Email me I guess.

    • ANSWER:
      In searching for alternative treatments, you will cost yourself dearly. Not only will you lose money and find yourself laden with false hope, you will lose time with your mother and fail to accept the reality of the situation until it crashes on you. Seek counseling please to help you cope with this.

      Edit:
      Denial and anger are very common emotions in dealing with grief. In desperation, people will seek any possible option that provides a glimmer of hope and there are many who prey on that vulnerability. End stage cancer patients will frequently find themselves and their families victimized by charlatans who exploit their desperation. I would never advise you to give up hope, but you must face reality. Enjoy the time you have left with your mother. Trust me, you will regret pursuing quackery.

      Edit:
      I'm not trying to come off as condescending, but the reality is that your mother's chance of survival is as close to zero as it can be. Nothing you have mentioned has ever been shown to cure anybody of any type of cancer, and whomever told you otherwise was a con artist. Stop chasing miracle cures and spend what little your mother has left by her side.

  25. QUESTION:
    Has the Chinese once again surpass or outpace us in terms of medical studies & research?
    It was featured on the TFC program the Correspondent episode with Karen Davila entitled "gamot sa salot" which pertain to cancer diseases. Right now the Chinese are the one have the edge in cryosurgery at Fuda, China. So what is cryosurgery all about?

    Cryosurgery is a technique for freezing and killing abnormal cells. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer and some precancerous or noncancerous conditions, and can be used both inside the body and on the skin .Cryosurgery is an alternative to surgery for liver cancer that has not spread, for cancer that has spread to the liver from another site, for prostate cancer confined to the prostate gland, for a precancerous condition of the cervix, and for cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the bone
    Cryosurgery may have fewer side effects than other types of treatments, and is less expensive and requires shorter recovery times
    The technique is still under study, and its long-term effectiveness is not known.

    This research is being applied in China for the past 10 years, yet still unknown in the Philippines. Why? That is why everybody is going to China for the treatment of cancer. European and even Filipinos who have money. Because the treatment is quite expensive. A package deal consist of ,000. with complete treatment and a medicine injection that guarantee that the cancer cell will not resurface once again. Which most victims claim much better than what the Philippines doctors usually recommend the chemo and the radiaction treatment which kills even the good cell.

    I am really surprise about this episode because I thought Filipino doctors are good in terms of medical research and studies. But after this, I think otherwise. We are being outpace by Chinese doctors maybe not only in cryosurgery but a lot of things concerning medical research either cancerous cells or viruses. What is wrong with our medical field? We run out of money? The Philippine government is not funding the Philippine medical research? Maybe 3-7 years from now even the Koreans or Malaysian doctors have the edge in medical studies too. NAIWAN NA TALAGA TAYO SA PANSITAN. With all the cheating in nursing profession and other fields, who would believe Filipinos are good now a days. Nakakapanghinaan ng luob watching the development of other countries na hindi tayo kasama. What is happening to our country?

    • ANSWER:
      CHINA IS SURPASSING EVERYONE!!!!! NO COUNTRY ON THE PLANET IS IMMUNE FROM IT....CHINA IS THE NEW DOMINANT NATION!!!!

  26. QUESTION:
    Do you thinks its right for the State or Fedreal government to interfer with family rights?
    In the news recently a young boy and his family want to try alternatives to treat their sons cancer. I had a friend who was diagnosed with liver cancer.. after a year he search other ways. He found a diet which included lots of brown rice. One year later, after a series of tests, he showed no cancer!
    I mean they are not denying him treatment, they was every oppurtunity to travel other avenues. Next thing you know the govt will try to control every aspect of our lives.

    • ANSWER:
      they already are. Remember you can not control your kids, a spanking is good for them, but big brother will jail you for it. They want the kids to grow up, not knowing what the hell* their supposed to do, they find an easy way out, (Drugs, robbery) so big brother has the right to shoot them. The government puts it nose into far too many things that it shouldn't. The problem with the world today, EVERYBODY wants all people the SAME. the golden rule now is Do What I Say Or Else.

  27. QUESTION:
    Pancreatic Cancer?
    my husband - aged 30 has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which has now spread to his liver and doctors have refused him treatment. Has anyone had or know anyone in a similar situation, and any alternative therapies that may help?

    • ANSWER:
      A good place to go in the US is the John Hopkins Cancer Center but if you are in Europe I have heard of a good private clinic in Spain. If you would like I can send you the information
      A family member recently passed due to this his medications included Tarsevar.
      He had Radiotherapy and Chemo he was too week for us to take him to this clinic and did not have much of a chance. I have however met someone who is now in remission after being given only 3 months to live so there is still hope.
      This cancer is very hard to survive it mainly it depends on the area of the pancreas it is situated and if it has spread to other organs or veins, however you should always keep trying there is always a nice doc out there who will tell you they will go all the way.
      Dont get your hopes down and insist on treatment as you are entitled to it. Heres a few links that may help you get some information on this cancer the third one is the John Hopkins institute
      oops, forgot my email addy s_240176@yahoo.co.uk

  28. QUESTION:
    stage 4 stomach cancer?
    My father who is a 62 year old Diabetic. Was just diagnosed w/stage 4 Stomach Cancer that has spread to his liver. Is anyone out there aware of any new treatment or drugs that might help this. He was only given 3 months if the chemo did not work and if it does he was given more than a year. I just cant believe this is it. There has to be other alternative to this. Please help me find the alternatives. Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry that your dad is diagnosed with this terrible disease. It is so sudden and it is unfair.

      I always say this yet no one ever listens or takes my advise seriously.
      Hope even a glimmer of it drives us. Even in the grimmest hours, we still hope that there is a chance. The alternatives are not great yet we still hope. Your dad sounds pretty sick and yet he is willing to undergo chemotherapy. The chemotherapy even if it works will only make him sicker and feel more awful. He could enroll in a clinical trial and consensually be a guinea pig. So for the next 3-12 months, he will be going to doctors and seeking second opinions. He may be sick and end up in the hospital a few times. He may even seek alternative "miracle" herbs. Why do people want to go thru that? Why don't people seriously consider Hospice as a legitimate option? Why do oncologist push there clinical protocols - are they benefitting society or do they just want to publish a paper that shows that their regiment will increase survival by 3 months? Sometimes it is okay to give up hope.

      I can honestly say that if I have stage 4 stomach cancer that my goals would be 1)put my affairs together 2)keep me comfortable 3)let me spend the time I have the way I want to spend it and not in a hospital, not getting chemotherpy, not in a doctor's office 3)let me die with dignity at home and not in a hospital with tubes.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to deal with prostate cancer in the family? How to find last resorts?
    My 76-year-old father has had to battle prostate cancer for 4 years now. He's had 2 surgeries the past couple of years, and another 2 two years before the recent one. We thought he was saved after the fourth surgery (which really was a corrective surgery because the stupid surgeon 'accidentally' cut my dad's lymph node and he had to undergo 2 surgeries in 2 days).

    Lately my dad's prostate has swollen up again... he went to the doctor (I wasn't there as I go to school/university and work almost 24/7)... the problem is my parents don't speak fluent english. They know basic English. And especially when the doctor talks to them in medical jargon, they probably have no complete idea of what the doctor's really saying... but according to my mom, the doctor told my mother that my dad's liver, kidney and lungs have cysts growing in them. I asked my mom what alternative medication/surgery/therapy can my dad have but my mom said he has little time left and that he can't undergo another surgery because he's old...

    The problem is this is my mom panicking and most likely just speaking from hopelessness... But I asked my mom if the doctor mentioned anything about chemotherapy treatment. My mom said, "no." And I asked what the doctor suggested, and my mom just stayed quiet. I can't talk to my mom about finding treatment for my dad because she's too emotional and she keeps everything a secret.

    I need an advice. A psychological, technical or medical advice. Anything. Because I'm not in the medical field. And I'm stressed out enough as it is with my job and full time university. And now, this.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm really sorry that your family is going through this, and the lack of communication and understanding must make an awful situation even worse. If I were in your position, I would get your father's permission to talk to the doctor about his condition. If by cysts he means that the cancer has spread to these organs, there is often little to do except provide comfort to someone who is very weak from battling the disease for many years.

      I wish you and your family all the best.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I help my mom with stage IV colon cancer?
    My mom is 55, and she was diagnosed with colon cancer a couple of months ago. Doctors gave her a month or a few to live. Until recently, she was feeling fine and did not have any symptoms. When she was diagnosed, the cancer had already spread to stage IV. The cancer had also metastized in her liver, which is severely affected, but the other organs are fine. The doctors tried chemo for a couple of sessions, but her condition only got worse, the tumor grew even more, and her white blood cell count dropped. The doctors stoped the chemo and said they could not help with anything else. Surgery is also not an option because of the damaged liver, no doctor would take the responsibility for the surgery. Are there any other alternative options out there, any herbal stuff, innovative procedures or experimental treatments? Are there any clinics in the USA or Europe who practice this? I would be glad if someone could give me his/her advice and share their experiances. My family does not want to give up till the end, and they are willing to do anything to help my mom if not cure the cancer, at least stop it and prolong her life.
    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      go to www.phoenixtears.ca

  31. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis question?
    Have had psoriasis for about 25 years, but in the last year it has got worse - I have it on arms, legs, back, neck, buttocks, hands, feet, almost everywhere. My GP is referring me to a dermatologist, but I have to have blood tests first, in case the dermatologist recommends 'tablets'. Well, the only tablets i know about are methotrexate, which is sometimes used to treat cancer, but can have adverse effects on the bone marrow, kidneys, and liver. Cyclosporine also has serious side effects. Should I just learn to live with it? Or will a dermatologist try PUVA first? My GP told me that the psoriasis is too widespread now to respond to creams etc. Is there an alternative treatment?
    Thank you very much indeed to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to respond. Bless you all. I will follow up your advice. XXX

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT GIVE UP !!!!
      In the past 4-5 years, since the genome project was developed, there have been several medications (called biologics), developed for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. They are usually injectible, like an insulin shot you give yourself, twice weekly, except one you get in IV at a doctor's office about every 8 weeks.

      You might do some research on Enbrel, Remicade, Humira, and Amevive. I had extremely severe psoriasis for years, did the creams, gels, PUVA, Cyclosporine, Methotrexate, soriatane. Some worked, but I had reached the max on everything -- the derm didn't want me to keep using things that could damage other organs. Then came Enbrel. It is a godsend. It is very expensive, though. Some people have to pay a co-pay as their insurance considers it a prescription. My insurance considers it a medical supply like insulin so I pay nothing, but it can cost over 00 every 28 days. Hopefully that will come down soon.

      Also, go see www.psoriasis.com. That is the National Psoriasis Foundation, and there are a lot of areas of the website you can look at and read without membership (which can be had for or a year if that is all you can afford).

      Also, if you have no insurance and little money, most of these drug companies have patient assistance programs.

      I wish you luck. Go to that appointment

  32. QUESTION:
    Medical Questions - Diagnosed with Cancer?
    My mom in law is diagnosed with the following:

    Four cysts are identified within the liver with the largest measuring about 2cm in diameter in the right lobe.
    Gallbladder, adrenals, pancreas and spleen are normal.
    A subcentimetre right renal cortical cyst & a left renal cortical cyst measuring about 4.8cm in diameter noted. Bilateral moderate hydronephrosis & hydroureter up to the vesicoureteric junction noted.
    The ureteric stents are not seen within. Nodular thickening of the posterior bladder wall (predominantly on the right) is slightly increased from previously.

    Impression:
    1.ca bladder (post radiotherapy) with nodular bladder wall thickening, slightly increased from previously, with bilateral moderate hydronephrosis & hydroureter.
    2.Bilateral renal cortical cysts
    3.Liver cysts.

    Doctor advisable not to perform any surgery for the treatment. But he does not offer any alternative solutions either.
    Thanks for the reply.

    The report is taken by an oncologist.
    The advise of treatment follow up is by a urologist.
    Denisedds:
    Thank you for your advise. If surgery is needed, I believe she has to go back to her urologist, right?

    Spoken to urologist today. It was a Stage 3-Bladder Cancer. He advised to re-do radio-therapy as surgery to remove the whole bladder is major and will not be benefiting my mom-in-law at this point of time.

    Can this cancer be curable?? Please advice and thanks you very much in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Her diagnosis is bladder cancer. You are giving information off a report, probably a CT. Cure is not possible without surgery and she should not be sent back to the urologist. Without surgery any treatment is to slow it down or relieve symptoms. She had radiation and the radiation oncologist should have explained everything.

      EDIT: I am very sorry, but no it is not curable. Removing the bladder is a major surgery and at stage 3 the cancer has spread beyond the bladder. Surgery would not cure her nor would it extend her life so it is pointless putting her through that. Talk to her oncologist to find out what they recommend. Chemo can stop the progression for about 7-9 months. Radiation may slow it some and helps with pain, but there isn’t anything that will prolong her life long term. I’m sorry.

  33. QUESTION:
    For those of you with eczema/dermatitis/rosacea/psoriasis...?
    Have you guys ever tried alternative treatments?
    Like.. accupuncture? or taking herbal suppliments? or do an elimination diet? or try a liver flush?

    If you have, can you tell me if it worked or not? I'm sick of dermatologists giving me steroids and a bunch of useless creams. Especially creams that can cause cancer.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      its not exactly what you asked, but i have dermatitis and psoriasis and i used to use all those steroid creams...which i hated! but i now use a mix of hemp body butter and ginger shampoo (both from body shop) soft coeur massage bar for particularly dry bits (from lush) and e45 emollient body wash (from most chemists)

      these have really cleared up my skin...i don't go to the doctor for it any more

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you please revise and edit this for me? Suggestions?
    Against Stem Cell Research

    Embryonic stem cells can turn into almost any cell, have been used in the treatment of cancer, and can fix damaged parts of the brain, heart, liver, and lungs. Adult stem cells can workthe same miracles without killing a life to get them. People who are for embryonic stem cell research seem not to understand that adult stem cells are used identically, and don’t involve a death. Embryonic stem cell research must be stopped because it involves the murder of a living being and the adult stem cell alternative is used more efficiently.
    A blastocyst in the womb, though only several hundred cells, already has enough chromosomes to be considered human, it’s alive, and already judged as either a male or a female. If that blastocyst was allowed the chance to grow, it would have dreams and a future. If it had grown into an adult, it would still be human, alive, and either male or female, and because of this it still resembles what it was as a blastocyst. By taking away embryonic stem cells from a blastocyst, you would be erasing its life along with its aspirations it might have had if given the chance to advance in age. “The Catholic Church also bans research that threatens the life of the human embryo for, according to the papal teaching reiterated frequently by the late John Paul II, human individuality, or ensoulment, commences from the moment of conception” (Cornwell, 37). The Catholic Church believes it is a sin to carry on this experimentation with human life. Using embryonic stem cells and collecting them for treatment is considered unethical. “Embryos do not survive the harvesting of stem cells; indeed, the stem cells are the embryo” (Panno, 4). This is proof that by removing stem cells you are, in fact, removing a life at the same time. The embryo has no consent in the matter, therefore it should be considered a murder. With more pro-life supporters it would make it much easier to put an end to this crime.

    This is only the first two paragraphs; do you think there is anything here that I should add or take away?

    • ANSWER:
      well, i think its fine, but in my opinion;

      kay, well, adult stem cells DONT always work the same way. theyre matured, so they dont always form into any cell, or any quanity, thus, embyronic are better. they have not yet formedmatured,so they can become whatever needed, without rejection.
      and, its not killing a life. its an undeveloped fetus. it does not think, breath, live or do any actions human-like, therefore it cannot be considered human. its not comparable to human,and its if parents make the choice to abort the fetus, thats their choice. they can either discard it, or use it for research that can cure parkinsons, diabetes, spinal cord injuries,and other major diseasesdisorder.
      :)

  35. QUESTION:
    hey lucky hope this helps?
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    3) Homeopathic treatment that helps to target the source of the problem with no damaging side effects.

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    We encourage you to become informed about psoriasis and the natural products that can have a positive impact your skin..

    What is psoriasis and how it can be controlled are just some of the questions explored on this web site. Is there a cure? NO. But you can effectively keep the itching skin, scaling, and red lesions at bay without injections, caustic pharmaceuticals, or cancer causing therapies. Natural approaches do work.

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    • ANSWER:
      very informative but what is your question?

  36. QUESTION:
    Why in Malaysia the doctor don't allow us to take vitamin and supplement? What do you thinks about this?
    What are vitamins?
    Vitamins are substances that your body needs to work properly and keep you in good health. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body, so they have to be provided by your diet in small regular amounts.1
    Why do I need vitamins?
    Your body uses vitamins to do a number of things, including building and maintaining tissues and organs. Vitamins provide energy, boost the immune system, keep skin healthy and help keep the brain and nervous system in good working order.2
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    DRUGS are chemicals that can prevent, prolong the life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims.
    Drug Side Effects
    A side effect is usually regarded as an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic effect of a drug or medication. Side effects may vary for each individual depending on the person's disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health.
    Side effects can occur when commencing, decreasing/increasing dosages, or ending a drug or medication regimen. Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment.Medication
    A medication or medicine is a drug taken to cure and/or ameliorate any symptoms of an illness or medical condition, or may be used as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms.
    (Redirected from Adverse effect (medicine))
    In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a "side effect", when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect, and may result from an unsuitable or incorrect dosage or procedure, which could be due to medical error. Adverse effects are sometimes referred to as "iatrogenic" because they are generated by a physician/treatment. Some adverse effects only occur only when starting, increasing or discontinuing a treatment. Using a drug or other medical intervention which is contraindicated may increase the risk of adverse effects. Adverse effects may cause medical complications of a disease or procedure and negatively affect its prognosis. They may also lead to non-compliance with a treatment regimen.
    The harmful outcome is usually indicated by some result such as morbidity, mortality, alteration in body weight, levels of enzymes, loss of function, or as a pathological change detected at the microscopic, macroscopic or physiological level. It may also be indicated by symptoms reported by a patient. Adverse effects may cause a reversible or irreversible change, including an increase or decrease in the susceptibility of the individual to other chemicals, foods, or procedures, such as drug interactions.
    ...................................................................................................
    Chemotherapy
    The overall impact of chemotherapy on cancer survival can be difficult to estimate, since improved cancer screening, prevention (e.g. anti-smoking campaigns), and detection all influence statistics on cancer incidence and mortality. In the United States, overall cancer incidence rates were stable from 1995 through 1999, while cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1993 through 1999.[1] Again, this likely reflects the combined impact of improved screening, prevention, and treatment. Nonetheless, cancer remains a major cause of illness and death, and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy has proven unable to cure most cancers after they have metastasized.

    As is obvious from their origins, the above cancer chemotherapies are essentially poisons.

    Side-effects
    The treatment can be physically exhausting for the patient. Current chemotherapeutic techniques have a range of side effects mainly affecting the fast-dividing cells of the body. The most common side effects include (dependent on the agent):[citation needed]
    Pain, Erythema, Nausea, Diarrhea or constipation, Anemia,Malnutrition
    Hair loss, Memo
    relax...laa..red thin line...I don't talk too much I type too much...so how can I shut down.... I only can off the lap top that's means I sleep...

    • ANSWER:
      they want to keep people ill... so they can get continues income.

  37. QUESTION:
    I don't want to "poison" my cats but they have fleas. Do any "organic" or non-poison treatments work?
    I go through this every year when the weather warms up and all the flea eggs start hatching. I have used Frontline and Advantage but keep hearing how bad it is, causing cancer, damaging livers and quite frankly the cats seem sick for a few days after I put this stuff on them but it does indeed kill the fleas. I tried one brand of "organic" flea treatment last year (can't remember the name) and it actually seemed to make the problem worse. The fleas liked it. One brand has been recommended here - Target Feline Spray - but there are only two reviews for it on line and neither mention if the stuff kills fleas, they just talk about how the cats liked it. Pfft! Has anyone out there used this stuff who can give an unbiased review? Any alternatives? And yes, I know about using a flea comb and flea baths - try giving MY cats a bath!
    >You can however vacuum daily to kill fleas off the cat in the environment. <
    I'm going to go try that right now.
    Ok, just FYI - my cats are scared of vacuum cleaners. Who would have thought!?

    • ANSWER:


Lemon Juice Cancer Cure

Nowadays, sufferers are faced with acne complications constantly. Many possibly spend thousands of dollars yearly only to purchase comm 00004000 ercially developed acne treatments claiming to grant the answer for your acne; almost all seem to fail in their promises. Yet, just about the most beneficial pure acne treatments that are available is very affordable and is also easily accessible in your own home and that is fresh lemons.

This particular natural fruit is abundant with ascorbic acid and potassium, both of which are responsible designed for maximizing theimmunity process. The fruit juice extracted from the lemon fruit also has citric acid, AHA or alpha hydroxy acids, which are highly effective all natural cures for acne. The lemon juices capability to improve your immune system will assist you to safeguard your selfagainst acne.

Lemon Juice promotes skin health and therefore the skins natural capability to regenerate,giving you a far more healthy looking skin. These benefits improve your body's capacity to defend itself against bacteria and infections that induce acne besides other skin disorders. Lemon acne cure makes all of these possible by removing dead skin cells to expose smoother and even more vibrant skin, speeding up further development of new skin cells appearance, and increase skin elasticity.

To try its healing ability, there have been two suggested strategies for application: topical application and drinking the juice.
When it comes to topical treatments for acne, start off by cleansing your face first. Then, squeeze a little fresh lemon juice in a bowl. use a cotton wool ball and soak it into the juice until you have enough liquid to apply onto the acne. You'll be able to dab the cotton directly onto the skin. Should you have highly sensitive skin, then experts suggest diluting it with water first to avoid irritation or burning. After using the freshly squeezed lemon juice on the skin, leave it on for around ten mins or ideally overnight for a powerful acne-fighting action. Follow this natural treatment procedure for around 14 days to see results.

You should drink fresh lemon juice being a natural treatment for internal cleansing and then allow your body to absorb essentialvitamins and nutrients. Prepare some freshly squeezed lemon juice and add it into 2 cups of water. You can still choose either prepare warm or cold lemon juice. Drink this mixture two times a day for around 2 weeks for an effective acne cure. For better ends in using fresh lemon juice for being an acne cure, you are able to combine both methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Could there be merit to this?
    Lemon - cure cancer cells (A Must Read.....)!!

    Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201.
    This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer!

    Read carefully the message you just sent me, I hope you'll follow!

    Benefits of lemon.
    Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. If you can, plant a lemon tree in your garden or patio. How many people die while this is a closely guarded secret so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimilionnaires large corporations? As you know, the lemon tree is down, does not occupy much space and is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, ... He is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure is too high and antidepressant, combat stress and nervous disorders.

    The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 2000 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that: It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas ... The compounds of this tree act showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chimiothrapeutte in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract not only destroys malignant cancer cells and does not affect healthy cells.

    Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street, Baltimore , MD 1201
    SEND TO EVERYONE ... ! ! ! ! !

    • ANSWER:
      Anything is possible.

  2. QUESTION:
    Do you think this IS the cure for cancer?..is it worth a try...?
    Instead of undergoing chemo or radiotherapy..EAT FRUIT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.. NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A MEAL..Eating fruit this way plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.. its an unorthodox way i know but it a natural healing in the body against illnesses.

    Let's say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's prevented from doing so.

    In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
    Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal. You've heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat!

    Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes - all of these will NOT happen if you eat fruit on an empty stomach.

    There's no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body.

    Example: STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

    KIWI: Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!

    AN APPLE a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

    EATING 2 - 4 ORANGES oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.

    ..and many more but i'll stop there. Do you think this makes sense...=/ ?
    I wouldn't say it will have a straight forward effect but its slow method n less painful to chemo...
    btw Newboots, agree what ur sayin but i don't think its tryed out cause it would be giving up chemo which is a risk to take...

    btw I don have cancer i'm exploring the possibilities..
    Thetessidepopularfront, hey i'm not 100% with this fact I found, thats why i'm jst finding out from all your point of views if this is a true theory, and i agreeably wouldn't relate it to seriouse cancer patients. again jst exploring the possibilities..

    • ANSWER:
      I think you have just spoken a load of BS quite frankly. No matter what order you eat food it, all the nutrition is taken out of it. Go back to school. Even I who despises biology know you have just told the biggest load of crap in your life. Even when your stomach is empty, it still has acid in it so your logic is completely wrong. As for your crap about chemo, what about people with terminal cancer eh? Chemo isn't going to work for them, so why don't they eat fruit rather than die? Or people with cancer in their brain? Having chemo would kill the brain cells, so they don't have it, even if the cancer were cureable as trying to cut the cancer out would damage the brain, but they don't eat fruit like there is no tomorrow. You logic is really wrong. Fruit mgiht be good for you, but it does not cure cancer. If it did, the world would not be fat because we would eat so much fruit to prevent cancer and so we would eat very little unhealthy food.

      Food does not rot and make you burp and bloat when eaten with other food. Burping is cause purely by ingesting extra gases, that then escape through the mouth. You probably burp when you eat bread because it is a very porous material and may have leftover gases inside it from the yeast reacting when the bread was baked, whereas you don't burp when you eat fruit because it is virtually water. You bloat due to water retention, which may come from the fact that the bread is dry and retaining water from your body, or because it is gassy. When you eat fruit though, the water retention is no longer a problem because fruit is watery, and it does not contain gases like bread, so no bloating.

  3. QUESTION:
    Blood clot inside my lip?
    Okay well a long time ago, I remember eating something that made my lips very irritable. I started biting it with my teeth to stop the itchy feeling (stupidest thing I've ever done). A few days later, there was a bump on my lip, I assume a blood clot. And a few months later, I noticed there's a black dot on my lower lip the size of a maybe a sharpie point. It's been there since maybe March and it's really degrading and embarrassing. I've tried mixing honey and lemon juice on it (Google said so) and it hasn't worked. I don't know what else to try since Google is limited. So what can I do to fix this? I don't want to go to the doctor to check this out, I'd want some home remedy or something. So what can I do to cure this?

    PS. Is it even a blood clot by the way I'm describing it or maybe cancer? I assume it's a blood clot given the circumstances but they usually go away in a few days by the body absorbing the blood right?

    • ANSWER:
      I am Dr Sonia . I am an ENT Specialist [Specialist in diseases of the Ear ,Nose ,Throat and Head and Neck Surgery] practising in Bangalore ,India.
      Such conditions are best diagnosed if doctors can see them.
      It is best you Visit an ENT specialist in your locality or if you want you can upload your photo and post a link.
      You may visit my site [http://drsoniasv.webs.com] and post a query in Ask a question section if you are hesitant to post the photo link here.
      All the best
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      Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
      Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

  4. QUESTION:
    any fruitarians around?
    A friend sent this to me ~ Pretty Interesting!

    Eating Fruit - this opened my eyes.

    Dr Stephen Mak is a friend of mine at the BSF course. He treats terminal ill cancer patients by "un-orthodox" way and many patients recovered. He explains to me before he is using solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients. He believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses. See the article below.

    Thanks for the email on fruits and juices. It is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%. Cancer patients shouldn't die. The cure for cancer is already found. It is whether you believe it or not. I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.
    Thanks and God bless.
    Dr Stephen Mak

    EATING FRUIT...

    We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

    What is the correct way of eating fruits?

    IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! * FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
    If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

    FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

    In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

    So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining — every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc — actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

    Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

    There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

    When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

    But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

    KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

    APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

    STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

    ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

    WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene — the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

    GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

    Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds very suspicious. I do not disagree for a moment that fruit is very good stuff. However, much of the reasoning in this sounds a lot like pseudoscience and quackery.
      Examples:

      "Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this??"
      No. Frankly I am cannot. The causes of cancer are very complex and to make such simplistic statements is nonsensical.

      "Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach."
      These are extremely large and general claims. Since they seem too good to be true, they probably are.

      "If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight. "
      As for the last point. Note also that claims like 'happiness' and 'health' are very vague and would be difficult to prove anyway.

      "If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it."
      Why should it need to mix with the saliva? Why would that help? Saliva breaks down starch into sugar. It also begins the process of breaking down fats. Most fruits have insignificant starch and fat content. So, what would saliva do to be so beneficial.

      I must say that I tend to eat fruit before eating anything else anyway. Not because of all this nonsense. Just because, while I am getting the water boiling for macaroni, toasting bread etc, I eat it as a snack. Will doing so magically ward off cancer? I doubt it.


List Of Natural Remedies

Do you want to cure excessive head sweating naturally? With these guidelines, you can stop sweating without ever having to buy or use medicine.

Stop Annoying Head Sweat With Sage
Sage is a very powerful solution that has been proven to help decrease excessive head sweating. Brew 1 tablespoon of sage leaves or stir 1 teaspoon of sage powder into a cup of boiling water. If you do not like the taste of sage alone, you may add a twist of lemon to liven things up. Although sage is a good natural remedy to stop your head sweat, you may want to be cautious when choosing to brew sage leaves. If you over brew sage leaves, not only will they be ineffective, but also toxic. So use discretion when brewing with sage leaves.

Use Wheat Grass To Stop Excessive Head Sweating
Wheat grass is another powerful natural remedy that is aimed at decreasing your overall sweating. Wheat grass is perfect for helping your head sweat because it is loaded with vitamin B. This mineral is crucial if you want to stop sweating, so drink 1-2 glasses of wheat grass daily if you want to change your life. After one week of drinking wheat grass, you should notice a decrease in sweat.

Eat Charcoal And Watch Your Head Sweat Disappear
Although it might seem really bizarre that charcoal can cure your head sweat, but it is actually one of the most effective natural remedies. If you can get pass the taste, eat charcoal on an empty stomach every morning. Maintain the same dosage for a week and within the first couple of days (if you are lucky) you will notice a decrease in sweat.

If you want to stop and cure your excessive head sweating, these 3 natural solutions should be a spring board towards your journey to live a sweat free life. However, if you are desperate to cure your excessive head sweat, I suggest you get a stop sweating guide. A stop sweating guide will walk you through a full list of all natural remedies to quickly and easily cure your head sweating forever. Besides just guiding you through a complete list of natural remedies, it will also teach you how to properly use these natural treatments to guarantee that you stop excessive head sweating.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I need a list of natural remedies not pills!!!?

    Of everything you can think of.

    • ANSWER:
      Melatonin is a sleep aid, so is Valerian Root. Beta Glucan is for cancer patients, L-Carnitine is for weight loss aid, Vitamin A is good for skin repair, Fish oil is good for skin and joint lubrication, Glucosamine is excellent for joint pain or over worked knees, Peppermint aids your stomach problems, dandelion is a natural toxin remover when used in teas, Vitamin C of course is the cold remedy, Vitamin E another good one for skin, Selenium helps dark age spots, and Alpha Lipioc Acid another weight loss aid.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can any body please tell me natural remedies to lower and control cholestrol level? And a good website on.....?
    this subject with a list of natural remedies. I figured I should ask this on R & S so I can get numerous answers.
    I take cod liver oil capsule everyday after breakfast. What am I doing wrong?
    Where can I get a lists of fruits and vegetables to help reduce cholestrol?
    Don't eggs have high level of cholestrol? And no drugs please just natural specific remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      Fish with omega 3 oils and lots of oats.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a list of natural remedy for constipation?
    I know oat meal and cold coffee works for me. Any others?

    • ANSWER:
      Good ole' apple juice or cider. Or even prunes or prune juice. Might make you gassy tho.

      Add.. Wise One, LOL

  4. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of constipation?
    i cant go and im bloated.

    how can i get rid of constipation within 3 days? Is it possible to get rid of it in 3 days?Please only list NATURAL remedies, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Orange flavoured metamucil (excuse spelling) Its just a vitamin drink.

      You will seriously be in that bathroom within an hour - promise! :)

  5. QUESTION:
    is there a site that will list herbal remedies and cures?
    so i want a list of herbs/natural supplemets and there cure

    EG, licorice is for bowl movements
    OR st jhons wort is for depression,

    thats the only 2 i know, haha

    so if you know one thats as easy to understand that then let me know, thanx

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=51189&view=tracker

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some good acne products and natural remedies for my acne?
    Ok so I'm 13 and I've just started breaking out for no reason. I have 6 pimples/white heads (can't really tell) and clogged pores. It's not severe or anything but noticeable since my face is usually clear. My skin is normal but I think it's sensitive since I easily break out after I put a bit makeup on. Please give me some products and natural remedies and list your skin type and how harsh your acne is. And if you can, give me some products that worked over night. And a good facial scrub to clear my skin and keep in glowing and bright. Thank you =)

    List of Products I've used
    Neutrogena wave (worked for me but kinda stopped after a while.)
    Clean and Clear acne stick (It's ok but doesn't work for me anymore.)
    Aveeno Clear Complexion (didn't make much of a difference.)
    Clinique Spot healing gel (was stupid)
    Toothpaste (nope. Nothing happened.)
    I will see a dermatologist.
    But for now, I'd like to see what I can also do for my skin by myself.

    • ANSWER:
      Buy African Black Soap on Ebay. Do NOT buy the kind that is actually black and looks like a regular bar of soap. But the weird chunky brownish kind.

      It's about .95 for a 1/2 lb of the soap and shipping is like .00 for it. It is 100% Organic, 100% Vegan and contains no chemicals. It's awesome for oily/acne prone skin and also for wrinkles. You can use it on your face, hair, and body and it will not dry you out.

      I am starting to feel like a saleswoman for black soap, but honestly I've used damn near everything there is and black soap is better than even the - kits and such.

      And while you are breaking out us Mineral Make up foundation. It doesn't clog pores, is chemical free, and will cover the worst zits. It's about at Rite Aid or Wal Mart for the L'Oreal brand.

      That's your best bet to prevent more break-outs. Never use liquid makeup if you're acne-prone. They're greasy and make oily skin look shinier.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies to cure asthma?
    Please list out the best of the natural, herbal remedies for asthma.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy for Asthma :-

      Dyspnoea aggravates during winter, worse from exposure to dust, change of weather, cold drinks, exertion, inhaling smoke and in the morning.Hoarseness of voice. Cough with pain in the chest Cassia Sophera Q(Mother Tincture) or 30, 4 hourly

      Dry cough; worse rest; dyspnoea at 4 P.M Penicillinum 200, 4 hourly

      During acute attack; when there is anxiety, fear and dyspnoea Aconite.Q and Ipecac.Q 1/2 hourly, 5 -10 drops alternatively

      In children with spasm, secretion of mucous and infection (as an intercurrent remedy) Bacillinum 1M fortnightly (6 Doses)

      In adults with spasm, secretion of mucous and infection (as an intercurrent remedy) Tub-koch.1M fortnightly (6 Doses)

      In sycotic patients; worse during daytime; better knee-chest position and sea side Medorrhinum 200 or 1M, fortnightly (3 Doses)

      For patients coming for homoeopathic treatment after taking steroids etc, bad affects of chilly patient Thuja 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      For chilly patient; worse after taking cold drinks or being angry; anxiety, restlessness and unquenchable thirst Arsenic Album 30, 2 hourly

      In children with history of worms Cina 10M or 50M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Bronchial asthma with high eosinophil count; thyroid disturbance Thyroidin.1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Better while lying on the back with arms and legs spread apart Psorinum 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Worse on falling asleep and after sleep, worse after taking sour food or vinegar etc Lachesis 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Excessive dyspnoea, cough and much mucous secretion, emphysema Antim Ars 6X or 30X, 3 hourly (6 Doses)

      Dyspnoea in the middle of night and early morning; wants windows open Sulphur 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Respiratory trouble due to foundry or traffic pollution Acid Sulphurosum 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Patient cannot breath properly only while standing Cannabis Sativa 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (6 Doses)

      Asthma of stone cutters, silk/cotton mill workers (should be used with great care) Silicea 30 or 200, 4 hourly(S.O.S)

      Smell of flowers causes asthma Ailanthus-G 30, 4 hourly

      Desires fanning during acute attack though body may be cold Carbo Veg 30, 1/2 hourly

      Difficult and hurried breathing; feels as if every breath is last; loss of thirst Apis Mel 30, 4 hourly

      Attacks during rainy season and dampness with loosening of bowels at each attack Natrum sulph 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Due to nervousness; spasm and constriction of chest; better drinking water Cuprum met.30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Due to anger; suffocative tightness of chest Chamomilla 200 or 1M, 4 hourly

      Worse in dry, cold weather and better in damp weather Hepar Sulph 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Patient cannot breath properly while lying in bed Grindelia.Q and Blatta Or Q, 2 hourly, 5-10 drops alternatively

      Asthma worse at night, when well selected remedies fail Syphilinum 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Due to suppressed emotions; grief (psychosomatic); little expectoration; worse inhaling smoke Ignatia 1M or 10M, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Amelioration while passing stools; worse inhaling dust Pothos Foe 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Difficulty in getting air into the lungs, better at sea; worse after coming on land; asthma of seafaring man Bromimum 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Want of breath on least motion; to stimulate respiratory centers to increase oxygen on the blood Aspidosperma Q 2 hourly, 5 -1 10 drops

      Due to strong odours; of gastric origin; dyspnoea and constriction of chest Sanguinaria 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Collapse due to acute attack; paralysis of lungs; cyanosis Acid-Hydro.30 or 200, 1/2 hourly (3 Doses)

      Catarrhal asthma; desire for open air; uterine disorders Sabina 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Dry, splenic asthma; dyspnoea and stiches in chest Scilla Mar 30, 4 hourly

      Hysterical asthma; cough;worse warmth of bed Nux Moch 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Nervous, spasmodic asthma; chocking on falling asleep Valeriana Q or 30, 4 hourly

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of deep pimples/acne on my shoulders?
    My chin broke out in really bad deep pimples and they've been there for two or three weeks and have hardly reduced any. The only makeup I wear is powder, and I haven't worn any in two weeks. How can I get them to dry up or go away?
    Also, I've had bad acne on my shoulders for quite a while. It really only started this year. I exfoliate in the shower and everything, but nothing seems to be working.

    I can't use acne products because I have severe allergic reactions to many of the common ingredients, so please only list natural remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      check out this website--www.DrBronner.com--

      The products are organic.. Look for Tea tree liquid soap, it worked wonders for my stepsons acne. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cuts and bruises as well as skin conditions like acne dermatitis and psoriasis. I hope it will help you..:)

  9. QUESTION:
    How to become pale naturally in a week?
    A LONG LIST OF NATURAL REMEDIES I CAN USE PLEASE.
    not just one or two bcoz some of them dont work.

    • ANSWER:
      you can't really do much if your tanned... but you could die your hair dark, makes you look paler, become anemic, foundation, put suncream on every morning even if its not sunny

  10. QUESTION:
    I have minor pimples and such, how can i get rid of them using natural remedies!?
    I have a few minor pimples here and there, mostly on the nose area and a bit on the forehead, Its weird theres none on my cheeks :D Anyways, ive tried using store bought products and they don't work worth a shit! Please anyone, list bellow some good (ACTUAL WORKING!!!!) natural home remedies without having to go out and buy some fancy product(:
    -Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds weird but I made a baking soda face mask with baking soda and water and left it on for about 15 minutes and it DEFINITELY helped me. It's worth a try. Try to make it paste-like but not too thick.

  11. QUESTION:
    Natural home remedies to get rid of Dark circles under eyes?? ?
    Can someone give me a list of home remedies that will get rid of these annoying dark circles?

    Or if not, do you know of any good Makeup products that will get rid of dark circles? Such as okay?

    • ANSWER:
      There is an epidemic of under eye bags and circles and many are reported by those in teens or early twenties. The main reason is reaction to skin sickening toxins in skin care, cosmetic and skin medicating products. Many teenage girls use 20 or more products daily and an alarming number of products contain skin(and health) harming toxins. See this site Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. A Feelgood Resource. The Database tested many thousands of products and identifies which ones are the most harming and those which are non or only minimally harming. So the first thing to do is select the none or least harming products on the Database..

      Then try these safe, natural, tried and tasted treatments that quickly and permanently get rid of them. They really work and have helped many on Answers

      This is a response I received from wannabeblue28:
      “Hi Mukunda M. I have just been rubbing my face with oil using my fingers and hands and It has made a HUGE difference in my complexion after just one night. …… My skin looks so much tighter everywhere and i no longer have bags under my eyes! Thank you so much for your post, I have been suffering with acne and under-eye circles since i was young.”

      She had seen an answer I gave about how vigorous face massaging with pure natural oils had permanently rid my face of acne AND removed my bags/circles. Massage greatly tightens skin under and around the eye area and the bags go away. Find Answer with a search "Mukunda M vigorous massage to remove eye bags/circles"

      The most helpful ones are:
      (Using both hands together) massage with palms and front of fingers held together
      (1) Do long up and down sweeps close to nose from chin area up to near eyes.
      (2) Do another up and back at an angle from chin point to cheek bone.
      (3) Do fast up and down massage close to eye from cheek bones at an angle of 45 degrees (on your crows feet).
      Best if do for several minutes daily – will markedly tighten skin in eye area and diminish the circles in the first two or three days. Use any oil. Olive is good.
      IMPORTANT: To avoid skin pulling first make facial skin taught by partially opening mouth and pulling lips firmly back against teeth (tightens most of face)

      Use any natural oil. Extra virgin olive oil works well for many.
      Additionally facial yoga exercises help a great deal. Find on You Tube. Do the “The lion face” and try to hold for 30 seconds. A variation of that is protruding the tongue as if trying to touch tip of nose with tip of tongue.

      YOGA MEDITATION is a great help and is easy to do. It enables you to completely relax and gives you deep, restful sleep. 6 or 7 hours of restful sleep is considerably more beneficial than 8 or 9 more hours of non restful sleep. I found Siddha Yoga meditation was the most beneficial.

      SOURCE(S): Consultant with many years research into safe, natural cures/treatments - skin conditions, skin enhancement, anti aging and rejuvenation treatments

  12. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever take Ginko Biloba or Saint Johns Wort?
    I am pretty sure I have a mild case of depression. I wanted to try a natural remedy first and both of the above are listed as natural remedies for mild cases. Any info is appreciated even if you took it for something else.

    • ANSWER:
      I tried St. Johns Wort for moderate depression and it did not help me. I took took 100 mg three times a day for two months and did not see a significant improvement.

  13. QUESTION:
    Good shampoos that make hair healthy again?
    Ok I know shampoo is pretty bad for your hair so I'd like something without that sulphate stuff. I'm kind of on a budget here but up to for a shampoo. I've been trying to grow my hair longer but I don't think my hair is very healthy. I think it's a bit damaged actually from the hair straighteners. Are there any good shampoos that renew healthy hair again maybe for curly oily hair that gives shine and softness?

    Also, can you please list some natural remedies? Thanks ^^

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Ginger Root For Nausea - Does It Really Work?
    I've seen it listed amongst natural remedies as a natural antiemetic but I'd like to hear the opinion of somebody who actually uses it.
    If it works, how well does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      It's one of the best possible remedies for nausea and indigestion, and is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. I frequently give it to my clients and have successfully used it myself in a combination with three other herbs to eliminate joint pain. It is a very versatile and well tested herb and is top of my list for gastric irritations, but the correct dosage needs to be observed, particularly with the concentrated extracts and tinctures as it is very potent and if taken in excess could damage the stomach lining.

  15. QUESTION:
    how to prevent hair loss ?
    my hair has been falling a lot.
    when ever i run my hand through my hair there are about 3-7 strands of hair.
    don't use hair straighteners and i don't blow dry my hair
    i shower every 2-3 days, if that helps
    list some natural remedies and list some products
    thanks heaps

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,

      Unless you are losing more than the average 100 strands per day, I don't think you have much to worry about. Are you under any sudden stress or experiencing hormonal imbalances? Showering every 2-3 is normal, and actually recommended, to hold the natural oils your hair produces. There are some natural treatments like Saw Palmetto. When selecting treatment, I recommend finding out the exact reason for your loss. There are experts out there like the physicians at Bosley Medical.

      Our people are hair loss experts who can diagnose the specific cause of your case & recommend appropriate treatment options. Best of all, the consults are conducted free of charge so at the very least you receive the information you need to move forward in addressing your problem without having to spend a dime for it.

  16. QUESTION:
    natural herbs and remedies?
    where can i get a list of which natural herbs are for what?i'm a firm believer in them,and i hate the thought of taking any of the drugs advertised on tv and in magazines.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey buddy, this link might be usefull for you ~

      http://www.hystercity.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=30

      peace baby

  17. QUESTION:
    how can i make the skin under my eyes tighter?
    the skin under my eyes is very loose from rubbing them A LOT when i was younger and about a month ago from rubbing to get rid of a itch. how do i make it tighter as a normal 15 year old girl would have them? please list creams or Natural remedies, no surgery or anything like that. thanks a ton

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    What's a good place to learn about Holistic Remedies and Natural Cures?
    Kind of like Medical School but all organic, natural, healthy, holistic remedies. If you can, could you please help me find locations in my area where they offer/teach health seminars? I live in Nebraska.

    Thank you!

    Oh, and if you could please cite your sources or list some books I should read, I'd really appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      try www.mountainroseherbs.com

      There is a section on the left hand side called "herbal education". Many herbal schools have correspondence courses.

      You may also want to check out their book section as well.

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I grow my hair out naturally?
    I have recently cut my hair short and I had bleached it. It was a bad mistake to bleach it; and I regret that, but as everyone knows, you cannot remove bleach. Now, all I want is my original color, which is peeking through on my scalp about 2 inches in, but not fast enough. I plan to grow out my hair so I can cut off the bleached part and grow out [again] my hair in it's natural color. but by the looks of it that wont' be happening, due to the lack of speed my hair has. Can anyone please list some natural remedies to help it grow faster?
    I do not want:
    -new dye
    - hair extensions
    - shampoos that are not organic
    • I cannot get my hair trimmed, it is super short (and I can't get monthly trims)
    • I don't want to dye it again
    • My hair is ear-length, with 75% bleach and 25% normal color [dirty blonde]
    • It has been razored severely and is very layered
    • falls out alot
    • I blow dry it for about 2 mins, but I do not use any hair products
    •I use v05 strawberries and cream shampoo & conditioner
    • I have an organic rub-in oil/paste treatment I do not use currently but I can if I need to
    -- also, whenever I brush out my wet hair, b/c the bleach makes it so course, I loose A LOT of hair. I use a wide brush with 'spokes' (idk how to explain it). do I use a comb when combing my hair out?
    ~I can live with vitamin supplements. Please and thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      i had the same problem and i have 3 awesome products that you should get that will really help you grow out your natural hair #1 Africa's Best Super Gro (it actually works after the first week of using it my hair was so much softer) #2 Dr.Bronners Castor Soap ( I love this so so so much) #3 C for conditioner carrot conditioner (man I love this stuff) and after just 2 months of using these my hair grew 2 whole inches!!!

  20. QUESTION:
    how to become pale like when i was baby?
    I used to be dead pale! it suited me. i was like this,
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3373620888_d7dfb7458e.jpg
    but now i am,
    http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/elwynn/elwynn1002/elwynn100200034/6351609-asian-cute-child-with-black-hair-and-yellow-skin-face-on-white-background.jpg

    how do i go back to how i was b4?
    please if you can give me a LONG list of natural remedies which might work.
    preferably ones that are more effective and don't take too long to achieve. (if there is any.)
    thanks, xo

    • ANSWER:
      ok this might sound silly

      but in ur bath tube pour some lemon juice & salt & lay in it

      it exfoliate ur skin

      once done load with a nice lotion

      papaya soap works well too tho never tried it

  21. QUESTION:
    how to get back to my original skin colour as a baby?
    I used to be dead pale! it suited me. i was like this,
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3373620888_d7dfb7458e.jpg
    but now i am,
    http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/elwynn/elwynn1002/elwynn100200034/6351609-asian-cute-child-with-black-hair-and-yellow-skin-face-on-white-background.jpg

    how do i go back to how i was b4?
    please if you can give me a LONG list of natural remedies which might work.
    preferably ones that are more effective and don't take too long to achieve. (if there is any.)
    thanks, xo

    • ANSWER:
      Well some people say that lemon juice is suppose to whiten your skin. Your suppose to apply it every morning and night to get fast results.

      I personally would just not go out in the sun so much and wear sunscreen everyday. (:

  22. QUESTION:
    Ways to get Clear skin and get rid of acne?
    I usually have clear skin with just a couple of blemishes but now it's getting worse. I have light acne with 2 zits on my nose and pimple right on top of it. 3 pimples lined together on the side of my face. A bit of some acne with a nice shiny red zit between my eyes and I'm getting pretty darn annoyed now. I don't want to be one of those girls who constantly buys acne products searching for the right thing. But I want to do something about it. I've been using tooth paste but not much of a difference.

    Please if you give me any treatment you used and also natural remedies listing your skin type and how harsh you acne is. That way it'll help me a bit more =) Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a little bit of acne. but enough to make me feel bad.proactive didn't work but neutreageuna acne system did. plus if u go on there site u can print a off coupon. Apples are a natural remedy for clear skin .

  23. QUESTION:
    Eczema? Natural Remedies?
    I had eczema when I was around the age of 5 or 6 and it is now returning on my upper back. Do you know any natural remedies that would help clear it up? I have put a mixture of baking soda and water to stop the itching but that doesn't do much else. Any remedies/ideas are appreciated.

    If you do list a prescription please list where you can get the product.

    • ANSWER:
      As children my sister and I suffered from excema for years before my father got into the alternative medicine field. My father is a RNCP and most times he is able to help people cure or at the least decrease their excema through proper diet and supplementation. You may need different amounts of supplements depending on your eating habits and a change in diet. A high quality omega 3-6-9 is a good start.

      You can go to his site to get his contact info to ask more specific questions (want to avoid spammers)

      http://www.energyessential.com/contact

      Supplements at
      http://www.symmetrydirect.com/eewc - you can get it shipped to your home.

  24. QUESTION:
    skin problems?
    everyone says my skin is oily and it makes my skin look dirty. Can y'all list any natural home remedies that will help get rid of oily skin and will make my skin glow. Make these remedies simple yet effectice. Like honey for example. Please list some and help me

    • ANSWER:
      try a brand called neutragina it comes in a little orange-tanish box.Use a cream called eucorine it is in a Little white jar.I hope I helped and good luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    Please help low self-esteem?
    How can I make my face more softer and clear? I hate the roughness of my face. Will drinking water and fruits help. Please list easy natural home remedies that will help like honey for example.

    • ANSWER:
      Water I know will help

  26. QUESTION:
    Only natural remedies?
    Anyone here use ONLY natural remedies and herbs and things for pregnancy and birth? Do you have a good list of what you used and what is was good for? Any good lists on the internet?
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Throught my pregnancy i've only used natural remedies, i've always been into the homeopathic stuff though so it was pretty easy for me. At your local bookstore they should have a book on herbs and what they are used for and such. http://www.greatestherbsonearth.com/nsp_homeopathic_remedies.htm is a good place to buy them at, i wouldn't reccomend making your own with no experience. Congratulations and good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    I CANT RELAX!!! My mind is constantly going and WONT STOP!!! What Can I do? Any Natural Remedies or IDEAS?
    I cant relax AT ALL during my day. I am a stay at home mom, and most of the time, I get bored playing with my son (I KNOW ITS HORRIBLE) But, its because if my mind stops for 2 minutes, I start thinking about 100 things, like what am I going to make for dinner tomorrow, what should I write on my to do list, stupid things... but MY MIND WONT STOP!!! When It comes to bedtime, I am a little bit of an insomniac... but not too bad, but its because I am thinking too much. What can I do to relax.

    I drink Sleepytime & Chamomile tea, and try to relax but I just cant... ANY IDEAS?
    Thanks so far for the great ideas... I do have some anxiety issues too. But I still need something to make me actually relax my MIND

    • ANSWER:
      Hi...

      it's not horrible that you can't play with your son continually.... adults need adult companionship, and time to themselves sometimes ..... and im sure you spend an adequate amount of time with your child, and that you love him.

      as for your flight of thoughts and ideas -- i have them too, but i have an "excuse"... i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

      i like to keep myself occupied with projects - i am an artist, so i dive into that, when i have done everything else i can think of!

      it might be a good idea for you to try to get out of the house a few times a week -- just do something for YOU or meet a friend for lunch or shopping , exercise or even a walk. If you have other stay at home mom friends with kids, maybe you could get together once in a while with the kids, as well?

      sometimes when i can't sleep, i will get into a comfortable position in bed, and relax, starting with my toes, feet, then ankles and then i do my fingers, hands, wrists... etc... sometimes that helps.

      if this continues, see your doctor. i'm sure it's tiring for you, as well as frustrating....

      one more thing i thought of -- if you have something on your mind, issues or troubles... you could be suffering from a bit of anxiety?

      i hope you can get some rest!

  28. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies safety?
    I see that the safety of Tea tree oil has been called into question
    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2015729,00.html

    A few years ago comfrey, much lauded as a virtual panacea, was found to carcinogenic if eaten. A quick scan of the Boots chemists list of conflicting medicines, available to in store chemists, shows that lots of herbal remedies interact badly with other medicines.

    How safe are some of these, largely untested for toxicity, natural remedies?

    I bet loads of them will eventually found to be in the same category as comfrey.

    • ANSWER:
      Herbal Remedies for Natural Healing

      The use of herbal remedies focuses on long-term health and treating the underlying cause of illness rather than the symptoms. Generally speaking, herbal remedies are a form of alternative medicine.

      From ancient medicine men to modern holistic healers, people from every culture have recognized the potent healing properties of plants and herbs. Chinese herbs have been used by the Chinese for over 4,000 years to promote health and as healing agents.

      As modern medicine evolved around pharmaceutical concepts, it neglected herbal remedies for years. However now, in many nations, herbal remedies are being re-integrated into mainstream medicine and the Western approach to herbs for healing follows the conventional model of Western medicine. Herbalists are knowledgeable about specific remedies for specific diseases. You may consider finding a local herbalist or naturopath to augment your conventional health care.

      Public interest in herbal healing has renewed, with more people exploring herbs and supplements as alternatives to conventional medicine.

      You may want to begin to incorporate the benefits of natural health into your everyday life by stocking your medicine cabinet with herbal remedies, replacing non-natural brand-name products.

      Beyond everyday herbal remedies, herbal medicine can treat many health problems and diseases such as high cholesterol, arthritis pain, weight loss, colds and flu, sexual dysfunction and more than seventy other common health concerns.

      Herbs and herbal remedies are known to build, strengthen and heal the body. Harness the healing power of natural herbs to treat common health disorders and to live a healthier life. Herbal remedies are used with a focus on the natural healing abilities of the body.

      Learn about herbs. Increase your knowledge. Experience the benefits.

      Remember that the potency of herbal remedies can vary greatly depending on the source of the herb. Realize that the choices available to you are numerous... and not all are adequate, or even safe. For instance, most of the popular herbal drinks sold in convenience stores and supermarkets don't have enough of the healing herbs to have any effect on your body. Teas are the weakest form of herbal treatments and tinctures are the strongest.

      Also keep in mind that until the industry adopts better quality standards, doctors and patients should be (and are often) cautious when prescribing and using herbal remedies. Regulations, quality assurance, safety and efficacy of herbal remedies in general, is what we need. These guidelines should outline standards for quality, quantity, and production of herbal remedies and provide labeling requirements that member countries must meet.

      Due to this, it is important to always use herbs and formulas from reputable companies only, as well as the fact that the potency of herbal remedies can vary greatly.

      Guidelines for good health including diet, exercise, stress reduction, and herbal remedies.

      The power and potency of the healing herbs are very real.

      Nourish body, mind, and soul, using food, herbs, and healing arts.

  29. QUESTION:
    Very oily face, how can I help it?
    My face is very oily and would want to do away with that so that it remains pimpless. Can you pliz list for me natural remedy to this problem of mine, just natural ways or otherwise.

    Otherwise Happy New Year.

    • ANSWER:
      Sit back... this is a LONG answer, but I wanted to help you out! I know it can be frustrating.

      To control oily skin, you're required to clean your face twice/thrice a day. Use of sulphur soap is beneficial. Also, remember to clean your face at night before ritiring with some good quality cleansing milk or unboiled milk. Avoid greasy food. Your intake of water should be at least 8 glasses a day. A greasy skin doesn't require makeup. Cleansing the pores with steaming one a week is an effective method to keep the skin greaseless. Use a face-pack (that is suitable for oily skin) after steaming. This is called facial. Face packs are available in the market but they can also be made at home like below. Oily skin remedy...
      1) Make a puree of fresh tomato, apply to the skin & wait for about 30 minutes & wash off.
      2) Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with an egg white until frothy. Apply to the skin & wait for it to dry. When it dry, wash off.
      3) A great pack for oily skin is the chilled cucumber.Finely grate cucumber or blend a cucumber in the blender to form a paste.Chill in the fridge.Apply it on the face and relax for 15 minutes.Wash off with cold water.For best results, repeat twice a week, on a clean, cleansed face.

      Tips: Keep a bowl of water in the fridge and splash this cold water on your face 3-4 times a day.Cold water will not only leave you feeling refreshed but will also tighten the pores, reduce the oiliness & you'll look 10 years younger if you follow this method from now on.

      To diminish pimples within 24 hours, this REALLY works!! There are 4 people sent me an email saying to me that it worked for them!! This was also been chosen by 12 members to be the best answer because it worked for them too!! Proof, see my best answers!!

      Gather all materials beforehand -- see "Things You'll Need" below. You might want to store them in a waterproof resealable bag, such as Ziploc. I'd recommend wearing either old clothes or a bathrobe over whatever you are wearing. There is a definite possibility this is going to spill. After you have found everything on you checklist, head to a large, flat, waterproof surface. This is probably your bathroom. Having this room be private is highly advised; you can't just say, "Get out, I'm flattening a pimple," can you?

      Things You'll Need
      - 3 or more cotton balls
      - Lukewarm tap water
      - Cup to hold the water in
      - Salt

      The Method
      1. Salt the water thoroughly -- much more than you think it needs.
      2. Dip one cotton ball in the salt water.
      3. Wait for 30 - 60 seconds.
      4. Squeeze out excess water out until it is damp, but not dripping.
      5. Place the damp cotton ball over your large, oh-my-goodness-I-cannot-go-to-... zit. If you have several of these grouped together, try to place the cotton ball over them all.
      6. Glance at your watch/clock. Wait exactly three minutes.
      7. Remove the cotton ball after the time is up. The zit seems to be nearly gone, but it is only the top that has dissolved. Your acne is still there.
      8. Take the other two cotton balls and place them on either side of the despised pimple.
      9. Slowly, move them closer together until the tiny bump is flattened. Congrats! You've just conquered that giant of a pimple -- forever!
      10. Apply honey on the infected area & go to sleep!!

      Tips
      *Don't forget the last 3 steps -- they are crucial.
      *Be sure to follow these steps closely. Dipping a cottonball in fresh water as opposed to salt will not work, for instants.
      * You might want to bring a book -- either waterproof or one that you do not care about being splattered in water. Those three minutes can get boring.
      * This is your best bet for monster zits that simply sneak up on you. For long-term healthy skin, cleansing and toning is also important.

      Warnings
      * Please, PLEASE, do not assume this is permission to "pop" pimples. Doing so can cause major scarring. Please don't pop them.
      * If you stop after the top is dissolved, I must warn you: it WILL come back! Maybe not in the next five minutes, but during the course of an hour, it will come back!

      If you feel new pimples erupting, ice it! Hold an ice cube over the area for about 5-10 minutes. It REALLY works!!!

      I know this may sound weird but Head & Shoulder Shampoo WORKS great on acne!! It works like CHARM!! Read here for more info..
      http://www.myhomeremedies.com/remedy.cgi?remedyid=1801

      If you have too many pimples/whiteheads/blackheads/... I recommend you to try Carley's Clear & Smooth!! It's CHEAPER & BETTER than Proactive!! It even controls oily skin! People are raving about this product!! Read their feedbacks/reviews!!
      http://cgi.ebay.com/Adult-Acne-The-best-skin-treatment-in-the-world_W0QQitemZ290064245774QQihZ019QQcategoryZ29618QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item290064245774

      GOOD LUCK!!

  30. QUESTION:
    What herbs / vitamins / supplements help with Bipolar, Depression, and Anxiety?
    I'm asking this for people that have experience with mental disorders and making improvement through natural remedies. Please give a list of what has helped you, and what it was for. Thanks!

    P.S. If you know any good websites that sell natural medication for cheap, please share those as well. Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    what natural remedies relief anxiety?
    I'm always anxious so i thought what will make me less nature stuff so can someone give me a list of non prescription drugs that relief anxiety like menthol and crap like that

    • ANSWER:
      Aswagandha or Withania Somnifera,extract,is a well known stress buster and an anti anxilotic.

  32. QUESTION:
    natural cold remedies, not herbal?
    I'm suppose to be having a minor surgery on Friday and I have this huge list of medications I can't take, it includes herbal remedies. OF COURSE now I'm starting to feel a cold coming on, after I've been fine all winter. This is a surgery I really need to have done and I don't want to reschedule it unless I have to.

    Does anyone have a natural, like food/drink, remedies to help fight off a cold? Anything is welcome! Just no herbal.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a very thin line between natural treatment and herbal treatment. Any ways you can see some good home remedies at Mamaherb. You can sort each and everyone to see to how many people each treatment actually helped; you can get ratings of each treatment; a survey is attached to each, to know what to expect and comments which create a conversation about each treatment. In addition, you can chat with the publisher of the treatment and ask him direct questions and talk to people who suffer from the same problem. I hope it can help you.

  33. QUESTION:
    HELP ME NOW !? Natural Remedies or surgery ?
    corns under eye bags stretch marks anything to help are there any natural remedies that can help get rid of those that I listed above or is it better to undergo surgery ? ! thank you for your help and please this is not a joke

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest asking this question on curezone.com as they have many knowledgeable people who would have more expertise in answering this. I am sure there are. Also try searching on google.

      I know my health food store used to sell something for stretch marks, but unfortunately, I forget the name of it as they changed hands and no longer sell it.

      I would also try putting vitamin E on them by sqreezing it from a capsule or using vitamin e oil sold at health food stores but would also look for something else to use with it. this has definitely helped scars I read in books from the past.

      I used this and calendula and fresh aloe to prevent radiation burns from cancer treatment and it worked amazingly to the point the workers at the radiation dept were shocked I also took antioxidants like phycnogenol and grape seed extract etc with it.

      Maybe an astrigent that tightens skin would help the eye bags. Here is more on what an astrigent does and which herbs are astringents , Be sure you get organic tinctures and avoid getting in the eyes. http://www.gaines.com/html/Libraries/Herbs/Astringent.html A commonly used one is with hazel. If using that get at health food store.

      Look for allergies also by trying an elimination diet.

      here is a start for herbs for stretch marks

      http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=herbs+for+scars&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2-ytff-

      and herbs for eye bags

      http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=herbs+for+eye+bags&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2-ytff-

      you should find a lot of help there

      look below my guess was right aloe and calendula (marigold) are both used for scars and I know vitamin e is

      http://www.livestrong.com/article/144820-herbs-for-scar-removal/

  34. QUESTION:
    with so many natural remedies why do ppl more often than not depend on pills and surgery?
    pinnapples and flax seed oil for under eye circles, garlic for heart, cranberry for healthy urinary tract, carrots for eye sight, raw foods for uhhhh well a bigger you know for guys, ummmmm tuna for memory also bannanas, oranges for fat break down and vitamin c, green tea for metabolism, white tea for immune system the list goes on, so why do so many ppl depend on medicine on and surgery? are they unaware of natural remedies or are they just to lazy to use them?
    also not to confuse anyone i mean health and looks wise, i dont mea like if you get in a car accident or break your arm, or accidently get scissors in ur eye
    oh i forgot to list, worm seed plants which help increase blood flow XD

    • ANSWER:
      Because they get their news and information from mainstream media sources and have never really given much thought to the alternative movement. You have to really go out of your way looking for the truth to even realize that the system is corrupt, is all about money, and sweeps effective natural cures under the rug and ignores them.

  35. QUESTION:
    Any natural remedies for acne on your back?
    I can not get rid of the acne on my back (right between my shoulder blades, where my sports bra sits). I shower right after a work out, so the sweat isn't ground into the skin. I have used "breathable" material for the sports bra. I have used Proactiv, Clearasil, Neutragena body wash, Clean and Clear, and the list goes on. I exfoliate every time I shower, but they just won't go away! Before using some of those products, the pimples were painful, now they aren't as bad but they are still there.

    Is there anything I can do to get rid of these?

    • ANSWER:
      this product is 100% natural it is from a austrialian tree called the tea tree...
      I had back acne for a while and even tho I washed exfoliated during every shower. So I used tea tree oil and within a week my back acne was pretty much gone except for a few spots here and there, which will fade soon too.
      Tea tree oil can be used for any skin type even if you have very sensitive skin. And in that case I would dilute the oil with either water or aloe vera gel, which you can get at any drug store.
      There are only two downsides to tea tree oil and that is that the smell is pretty strong, and it can dry out your face a little, which can be taken care of by using a moisturizer.
      The oil can be found in any drugstore/grocery store/health store in the same isle as the finger nail polish remover for about . There are many different kinds but you can get whatever brand as long as it says 100% tea tree oil.
      I would recommend putting it on at night before you go to sleep.
      If you have any more questions there are many websites about this product, or feel free to ask me.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are three natural remedies for cancer?
    Omega 3 fatty acids
    The reason why Omega 3 from fish, flax or hemp seed oil combines with the cannabinoids of the cannabis bud oil to destroy cancer cells:
    http://clear-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Grannys-List-July-2011.pdf
    Foods which contain high quantities of Omega 3 fatty acids
    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=84

    Cannabis bud oil
    http://www.blissful-wisdom.com/thc-from-cannabis-marijuana-bud-oil-destroys-luekemia-and-cancer-cells.html
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594
    The government study was done by Jia W, Hegde VL, Singh NP, Sisco D, Grant S, Nagarkatti M, Nagarkatti PS at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA.
    To quote: "Cannabinoids including THC, induce apoptosis in leukemic cells"
    PMID: 16908594

    Cruciferous vegetables
    (present in this food group is one group of phytonutrients-the glucosinolates)
    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=264
    Cruciferous vegetables that heal ulcers and prevent cancers:
    broccoli*, red cabbage*, kale*, collard greens*, Brussels sprouts, kohlabi...

    All, when eaten raw, or steamed, "contain some key isothiocyanates that form after the glucosinolates have been acted upon by myrosinase enzymes. For every specific glucosinolate, there are corresponding anti-cancer compounds produced following action of the myrosinase enzyme."
    To the first three responders:

    Each of the remedies above have the "Scientific research" to back up the claims. But why this would be 'suppressed', even by yourselves, possibly explains why 30 percent of the population will experience some form of cancer in their life. When research backs up such findings....yet only remedies rubber-stamped by the ''cancer industry" get taken seriously, we are in a sad situation indeed.

    • ANSWER:
      Government are suppressing the benefits of cannabinoids. They have cannabis as a schedule 1 drug (no medicinal properties) but have licenced Sativex which is just cannabis tincture which, as a schedule 1 drug, is illegal. They need to reschedule Sativex based on its contents (which are exactly the same as the naturally growing plant) but, if they do, they will, in effect, legalise cannabis and have to admit it has massive medicinal value. This puts them in a very difficult position and means they will have to explain all the lies they have told over the years and why we have been deprived of the most beneficial medical plant on the planet. Even breast milk contains cannabinoids because our whole physical system is managed by cannabinoids.
      Google 'Granny Storm Crow's Medical Marijuana list'. Nearly six hundred pages of positive stuff!

  37. QUESTION:
    Help! Clinique vs Acne Homeopathic/Natural Remedies?
    I have been using Clinique acne solutions for about a year and a half now, and I've noticed that when i get zits they take longer to heal. I also am noticing that its stopped working on me, I get more zits now then before.

    I've tried Clean and Clear, St. Ives, and Neutregena as well.

    I'm looking to try anything Homeopathic.

    On that note I've tried Lemon juice, duct tape, potatoes, aloe vera, toothpaste, baking soda, and salt.

    SO If you have any suggestions that aren't on the list of things I've tried. I'ld really appretiate it.
    Thanks!

    P.S. Anyone else have the same problem with Clinique?

    • ANSWER:
      There are more than 100 homeopathic remedies for skin conditions, skin eruptions, etc. Find a homeopathic doctor in your area through your local association. S/he will be able to find the one that best matches your condition. Homeopathy works by treating the cause of your acne -- the breakouts are the symptoms. It takes a professional to figure this out.

  38. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for acne? **(5 star)**?
    Home remedy for acne I need a cheap and fast one. I'm too young 2 work (kinda but i have to do something and im trying to save up and this will only be until i have enough money.) and I really can't spend allot of my parent's money because it's mean. My mom and I are going out later 2 buy some acne things. I really don't want a whole list. :) AND home remedy that is natural 100%! Thanks :D Also, Bonus! lol (if you answer this one and my other one i'll give you 5 stars!) What jobs for a 14 year old is well- paying? NOT BABYSITTING!

    • ANSWER:
      omg i had so much acne when i was fourteen LOL well, actually that was only a year ago but ...

      okay so i found this AWESOME video from bubzbeauty on youtube, and its her acne honey oatmeal yogurt mask and after using this for twice a week, for about a month ALL the pimples on my forehead went away ! NO SCARRING TOO ! i was so happy, now i only have about one pimple a month, or one every couple months ! (:

  39. QUESTION:
    Is Kevin Trudeau, the author of 'Natural Cures they don't want you to know about', a scam artist?
    I saw part of an infomercial with Trudeau. He claims that he knows natural remedies for many illnesses, from depression to cancer, which he has apparently listed in one of his books. But can this man be trusted?

    I have high blood pressure, for example, among other things. I went to look at the natural remedy in one of his books, and it said things such as the following:

    1. Raw extra virgin coconut oil
    2. Flax and flax seed oil
    3. Vitamin E
    4. Natural sunlight

    And so forth.

    Is this a bunch of baloney, or is it accurate? How can I know that this man can be trusted?

    Has anyone read his books, or does anyone have hardcore, factual information about his claims?

    • ANSWER:
      Like many alternative medicine advocates, Trudeau has many valid points hidden underneath a lot of bull sh*t. He takes very useful recommendations and buries them in a huge conspiracy theory.

      From what I have been able to determine, he basically entices you with potentially wonderful cures, but, hey, you have to sign up for his website to learn the details because "Big Brother" government is trying to keep the truth from you.

      What I would say to you is take the recommendations he makes with a grain of salt. Give them a try if you have the financial wherewithal to do it, but realize it is an experiment. What works for some people MIGHT NOT WORK FOR YOU. It's a "buyer beware" situation. Learn the pros and cons and make your decision based on that information.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you make a home internet business become sucessful?
    My sister and I have been working hard the last 8 months on our health and wellness website. We have an informative site that promotes helping the body heal itself. We offer a unique inventory of health supplements at very little mark up to stay competitive with large e-pharmacies. We have helpful self-evaluations, a diet diary, a family health history and extensive information on the natural remedies we offer.
    We have listed on all the directories we know of, have honed our lists of keywords and use pay-per-click. We are getting up to 2000 hits or more a month with very few purchases. Everyone we know loves the site (even the tech support guys and warehouse personnel who deal with us).
    Is there anyone out there who have had success selling health supplents on the web who has any sage advise for us?

    • ANSWER:
      I can write an entire ebook right here and now to respond to this properly.

      First off, how's your rank in the search engines.Don't listen to people saying it takes 5 years to start making money...WRONG!

      You guys can improve your ranking instantly. Work on pagerank. Make sure your articles have the title at the top in bold and make sure the title has the keyword in it. Make sure the link for the articles you have on your website is named with the title/keyword.

      To increase your pagerank right away, you can submit your own press release to prweb.com and create a blog or two with your articles and keywords.

      Try submitting some of your original articles to health related websites. Create strategic alliances with other health related websites.

      As mentioned, you'll want to capture visitors names and emails so you can follow up with them and keep in touch. The sale is in the follow-up as they build rapport with you. Not to mention repeat sales.

      Create a podcast and add it to all the podcasting directories. Create a viral marketing effect. If I knew which site was yours I'd be able to give you more specific advice.

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I bring my dull skin back to life?
    well my skin seems very dull and I feel like I'm dead.
    I used to have normal skin but now it's dry. to the point where no foundation or powder works for me and looks semi natural.
    I have freckles. not a WHOLE lot. But it is noticeable.
    I feel like my skin is eneven and a little blotchy.
    I have under eye circles and my eyelids are darker than the rest of my face.
    I break out on my forhead and chin when I'm on my mentrual cycle.
    I don't get alot though, sometimes the occasional pimple on my cheek or nose.

    im medium skin toned. But my face is lighter. I have olive and yellow undertones.

    so does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix these problems listed above?

    any natural remedies and non expensive products are best?
    but anything is helpful.
    thanks for all the answers(:

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliate
      Regular exfoliation with an exfoliating pad designed for the face can remove the dead skin cells that dull your complexion. Make it a practice to exfoliate on a regular basis and the result will be a healthier looking complexion.

      Stay Well Hydrated
      When you become dehydrated, your skin looses its fullness and natural glow. Make it a practice to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to keep skin tissues well hydrated. Avoid excessive alcohol which can promote fluid loss and contribute to the problem of dull, lifeless skin.

      Replace Moisture
      Skin is particularly prone to looking dull in the cold, winter months when the sebum barrier is broken down due to the harsh climate. This results in a loss of moisture which gives skin a dull, parched look. To alleviate this problem, avoid using hot water when cleansing your face and switch to a light cleansing cream rather than a soap. Be sure to apply a layer of moisturizer to replace moisture lost due to the elements.

      Good luck, hope i could help.

  42. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get a glowing even complexion?{face skin care}?
    well my skin seems very dull and I feel like I'm dead.
    I used to have normal skin but now it's dry. to the point where no foundation or powder works for me and looks semi natural.
    I have freckles. not a WHOLE lot. But it is noticeable.
    I feel like my skin is eneven and a little blotchy.
    I have under eye circles and my eyelids are darker than the rest of my face.
    I break out on my forhead and chin when I'm on my mentrual cycle.
    I don't get alot though, sometimes the occasional pimple on my cheek or nose.

    im medium skin toned. But my face is lighter. I have olive and yellow undertones.

    so does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix these problems listed above?

    any natural remedies and non expensive products are best?
    but anything is helpful.
    thanks for all the answers(:
    should I get rid of my freckles?
    if I use lemon juice will it dry my face more?

    • ANSWER:
      you need to EXFOLIATE and moisturize :) dead skin cells are killer

      try a honey and sugar scrub, with equal parts of both
      i found that it made my skin glow and the honey moisturizes your skin naturally (it also has antibacterial properties, so that's good for acne too)
      i use an apple cider vinegar and green tea toner, with equal parts of both after the scrub
      it has loads of vitamins and stuff that helps fight acne

      but i think the best thing for glowing skin is moisturizing with olive oil :) )) omg it's amazing
      just massage it on your skin whenever you want, but make sure it's extra virgin olive oil
      you don't want icky chemicals on your beautiful skin :)

      This might not work for you, since everyone has different skin types
      worth a try though, it works so well for me :) i'm serious i can't recommend it enough
      i really hope it works for you GOOD LUCK :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Adult ADD/ADHD meds: which work for you?
    I have adult ADHD (mostly ADD, per my psychologist) and after trying various things that don't involve prescription pills, I think I'm ready to cave in and try one, because I can't seem to get my life and brain in order! :(

    I already have problems with anxiety and insomnia, and I'm easily hyped up by stimulants like caffeine, albuterol or even chai tea, so I feel strongly that stimulant-based meds like Adderall or Concerta would NOT be right for me and my body chemistry.

    I'd like to start with non-stimulant Strattera and see if that helps, and only take a stim as a last resort. I've heard mostly good things about Strattera in adults, but also some bad things. As for Adderall and Concerta, I've heard a pretty even mix of good and bad.

    And then there's Attend, a non-prescription, natural remedy (w/ long ingredient list) I've read some very promising things about!

    As you can tell, I'm still researching. I'd love to know YOUR experiences with any/all of these remedies, or others! :)
    To person #1: thanks for the most off-topic and useless answer I've gotten all week! Clearly you only replied so you could earn 2 points. ;) But hey, that's ok - we all have our motives!

    • ANSWER:
      ASK YOUR DR ABOUT A RELATIVELY NEW DRUG FOR AADD CALLED STRATTERA IT IS STIMULANT FREE IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL TRIES TO GET THE DOSAGE RIGHT. I HAVE GOTTEN EXTREMELY GOOD RESULTS WITH LITTLE SIDE EFFECTS. ONE WEIRD ONE THOUGH FOR THE 1ST COUPLE OF WEEKS MY FRONT TOP MIDDLE TEETH WENT NUMB. THE DOSAGE THAT IS WORKING FOR ME IS 40MG AT 7:00AM AND 40MG AT 1:00PM AS FOR" ATTEND" I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT I'D BE VERY WEARY ABOUT TAKING IT IF YOU ARE ON ANY OTHER PRESCRIBED MEDS. CLICK ON MY ICON IF YOU NEED TO REACH ME. BEST OF LUCK.

  44. QUESTION:
    Have you ever heard of a product called sufonil to stop smoking, what are the side effects?
    I realize that they are not actually listed because it is a natural remedy to quit, but, anyone out there that has had side effects from it? e.g; bad dreams, memory loss, anything like that?

    • ANSWER:
      not sure what it was but sis n law started taking meds 2 years ago to stop smoking and a week or so after she started she began having seizures. so im not sure what kind but you may wanna ask a dr about that

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it true if you rub lime on your face that your skin color will lighten?
    i tried it but i dont know if it is workin will the skin begin to lighten up? and pls do not say be happpy in your skin and all that.
    i just want to know when will i see results if thats the case?
    if you know of any other natural skin remedies to lighten skin please list.
    thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      Lime Juice is very important natural aid for beautiful skin. This treatment will help you to look young and beautiful. It will also help cure pimples. It is also known to help in controlling oily skin, improve a dull and greasy complexion, improve rough and dry skin, relieve tired eyes and remove freckles
      Orange juice can be an effective remedy for pimples and acne. It can also be used for scar and blemish removal.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good "RX" sites but only for herbal remedies? Not actual prescribed medications?
    I am looking for a site that lists different vitamins, herbs, and natural treatments. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      www.cancertutor.com, although the main focus is cancer, it also talks of many other diseases and remedies that have been tried, and their results.sorry, don't know what "rx" means?

  47. QUESTION:
    my son of four months has severe eczema we are on the waiting list to be seen by specialist?
    would be gratefull if anyone knows of a natural remedy i could use to alleviate his dry itchy condition ,any soaps ?I only use oilatum but i think it does not cleanse him enough....help

    • ANSWER:
      i had this when i was the same age i dont get it that much now and im 12 i
      was covered in it it bled and i cried put gloves on him and cover his howl
      body in:
      anti bacterial cream
      skin sofener
      special eczma cream
      and sudo crem
      mixed then wrap him up for up to 5 hours then rinse him in warm water NO soap
      because this will just adjetate the skin even more.
      x good luck x

  48. QUESTION:
    Gastritis diet? Can I eat this too?
    I'm getting a shopping list of things I can eat while I've been diagnosed with Gastritis.

    I haven't had much of an appetite, but still find myself starving lately.

    I've really been craving Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup and salted crackers.

    I was also thinking about getting Ramen Noodles and grounding the noodles before cooking them.

    I've also accumulated a shopping list from this Gastritis Natural Remedy website: http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Gastritis.html

    Is tomatoes soup and any Campbell's soup out of the question? What are you thoughts?

    Your advice is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go to WebMd.com and type in gastritis and read up on the advice given there because that website is one of the most trusted on the internet. I would not be following the advice for anything that lists "natural" in the title. Most people follow a bland diet for a while which excludes tomato soup but chicken noodle soup would be OK. Research "bland diet" on the internet and follow the food suggestions listed for that type of a diet.

  49. QUESTION:
    Natural Sinus Remedies for Breastfeeding mom?
    no details necessary, but here's my story:

    I guess hot showers help. Do you have any other ideas? I don't know much about herbs, but I know that one must be careful with them, even if they are not listed as drugs*. please help.

    I have crazy allergies. I probably need to see a specialist. (I used to see one, and get shots, but... I moved away, the allergies went away... now we are both back... agian...) So, anyway, I'm allergic to cats, dogs, chickens,dust, pollen, anything, you name it, I'm probably allergic to it. Yes, I live with my cat (and my itchies)... but I do not sleep with him!!!!

    I'd also like to breathe and smell aroma therapy someday. I have these expensive cruelty free vegan organic shampoos that I can not enjoy!! It's been about 2 months now, with no 5th sense of smell. I thought it would go away! It seems worse inside the house than outside.

    * I have very rarely taken tylenol while breastfeeding! I have not even drank coffee or cafeinated beverages! (Although, it might help me breathe? would it help my nose too? Maybe I could drink it at 8am ?It should be out of my breastmilk by 10am ? yes? The lactation consultatnt at the hospital says that it would be safe to breastfeed 90 min. after caffeine.) Cafeine really affects me. I'm special. Is it in my brain or blood flow? I'm bi polar also. Can some people be more sensitive to cafeine than other people? I heard it could "stay in your system" for up to 6 hours for those people who are sensitive to cafeine. What does that mean? where is it "in the system" of the body?

    sorry so long

    • ANSWER:
      get an air purifier. the air inside your home IS worse than outside. (it's confined) also, stock up on plants like ferns, trees, etc. things that don't make pollen. They also help clean the air. That should help with inside the home but I'm not sure about anywhere else....hope I helped a little

  50. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies i could use?
    I'm starting to get into the natural ways to heal my skin/body. I was wondering what are some home remedies i could use to clear my skin? (scars,small acne marks). Also, what are some remedies i can use on my hair to keep it smooth and healthy? * I've heard of olive oil, which i'm about to try* - Recipes would be nice! ^_^ or a list... lol Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There, OMG - there are so many great home remedies that are cheap and good for your skin and hair. Here is my favorite skin remedy for smooth, bump free skin. It will also clean out your pores so you can reduce the chances of breakouts and acne. It can also help lessen acne marks.

      Mix equal amounts of sugar, baking soda, and either a little olive oil if your face is dry - or a gentle pH cleanser like Cetaphil. I use the generic Walgreens brand which is cheaper.

      Mix all of these ingredients to form a paste and massage this paste all over your face...gently for about 5 minutes. Then rinse off well. Your skin will feel so smooth and soft and your pores will be smaller.

      Try making a bigger batch and use this in the shower for your chest, elbows, knees....your whole body will be soft.

      You see the drug store brand of exfoliators often contain broken walnut shells which are uneven in size and can scratch and damage your skin. But baking soda and sugar - will it has a good scrubbing feel - will never damage or scratch the skin, so it's safe to use.

      For your hair, you can heat up a cup of olive oil (just warm it lightly - NOT too hot) and pour it on your scalp and massage to the ends of your hair. Put a plastic bag over your hair and sit in the sun or clean the house...something that generates some heat. The natural heat from your head, trapped in the plastic bag will warm the oil and penetrate your hair follices. Then rinse and shampoo well.

      Do this once a month for healthy hair. There is also a great vitamin called BioSil that is good for hair,skin, and nails. In fact, the first thing most people noticed when they started taking BioSil is that they have to cut the hair and nails more often because it causes them to grow like crazy.

      I am a health advisor for a large company have done lots of research on hair, skin, and nails and found this vitamin to be extreemly effective. In fact, some women complained that they had to get their hair cut more often and it cost more money :-) But, hey, I rather have hair that grows fast and healthy, then the alternative..... :-) Check out the web site below for more natural old home remedies.


List Of All Diseases

STDs can strike anyone and anywhere. It's a disease that can infect straight or gay people single or married, sexually active or not! The best way to prevent the spread and infection of STDs is to abstain from sex or at least use a condom if sexual activity cannot be avoided. Limiting the number of sexual partners and practicing safe sex can help reduce infections. However, once infected, the best option is to go for immediate treatment. STD treatment centers provide the ample facilities and medical care for infected persons. Here is an STD list of diseases and test procedures you can expect from these testing centers.

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia both bacterial in nature have similar symptoms and can be treated. Although there are no immediate physical signs of these diseases the symptoms occur several days or weeks from the day of first exposure. A pelvic exam will be conducted to check for the intensity of the infection. People infected with Chlamydia excrete a clear, foul smelling discharge. Gonorrhea infected people have green or yellow discharges. They will take samples of the discharge and send it to a laboratory to determine the amount of bacteria present in the body. Both diseases infect the urinary tract causing painful urination. Urine samples will also be taken from the patient.

Among the STD list of diseases, Syphilis, Herpes, Hepatitis and HIV ranks as the most lethal. Aside from being incurable, these diseases manifest symptoms that are chronic making testing procedures complicated and redundant.

HIV is on the STD List of asymptomatic cases. The early stages show no physical evidences and may be accompanied by flu like symptoms like high grade fevers, headache, sore throat, rashes and fatigue. To determine if the flu like symptoms are associated with HIV, they will conduct a physical examination of the patient as well as a blood sample test. This is to determine if there are HIV antibodies present in the blood and up to what extent. If the patient is HIV+ he will have to be tested again after 3 months. They may prescribe antiretroviral drugs for the alleviation of the symptoms but this will not cure HIV.

Testing for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis will be required once the patient tests positive for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. This will also be required of people with multiple partners, men having sex with men and IV drug users. A physical examination is conducted as well as urine and blood samples will be taken. Frequent visits to the STD clinic will be required depending on the severity of the case. Like with Syphilis, the symptoms appear in stages and the sores called Chancre are recurrent. The patient will have to go back to the clinic every so often for monitoring of the disease. With Hepatitis, they will check the patient for yellowing of the skin and eyes and may require urine and stool samples for testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can you list diseases that affect the respiratory system?
    I'm doing a project in my Biology class and I need to find out the different kinds of diseases that can harm a respiratory system. What would also be nice would be a list of diseases that only effect certain part of the respiraty system. If anyone knows of any, please inform me. I thank you all in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Asthma
      Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      Pleurasy
      Pneumonia
      Bronchitis
      Emphysema
      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
      Alvoelar proteinosis
      Lung Cancer
      Black Lung disease

  2. QUESTION:
    were can i find a medical list of diseases?
    were can i find a book or list or anything that will list all or close to all diseases with possible symptoms and cures

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/alphaidx.asp?p=a_dt

  3. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a list of all the inhertable diseases. PLEASE ANSWER!!!!?
    I need to do a report on eugenics and I want to find a list of inhertable diseases, perfeabley the life threatening ones. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      No one knows all of the hereditary diseases... but I have provided a link to a site that list several... just scroll down once you get to the site.

  4. QUESTION:
    Would it be weird to bring a list of mental diseases you think you have to a therapist?
    Title pretty much says it all.
    Say you're going to see a therapist.
    On your first visit to see them, if you wanted to being a list of mental diseases you think you have, would that be strange?

    • ANSWER:
      Not if you've done your research and know what you're talking about. It might be helpful and give the therapist a starting point.
      Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases.WHAT IS RATIO FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION?
    Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a "Ram Ban" (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

    Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 95 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

    • ANSWER:
      Honey and cinnamon do nothing for weight reduction. Cinnamon can help with blood glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride control... but that's about it. If you want to lose weight, the ratio is simple... take in a smaller amount of calories than you expend each day. Want some numbers?? Try living on less than 1500 calories a day and exercise moderately for at least a half hour each day. You should have no problem losing around 10 pounds a month that way. Hint: eat lots of vegetables and avoid foods with fat and ones that are high in carbs. It really is just that simple.

  6. QUESTION:
    Should American Psychological Association consider including homophobia into a list of mental diseases?
    Constantly obsessing about other peoples' sex lives, extreme violence and cruelty of homophobic criminals when they attack gays, etc. all point to some kind of a mental disease. Should APA consider including homophobia into it's list of mental diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      No, if they did then there would be alot of rednecks collecting disability for it.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there a website where you can check your symptoms and it gives you possible and diseases and conditions?
    A website where you just click all of your possible symptoms, mental and physical, and they give you a list of diseases and conditions that match your symptoms.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    what human diseases are characterized by a genetic component?
    please just give me a list of diseases, all i know is familial breast cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Huntington's disease
      phenylketoneuria
      color blindness
      Down syndrome

  9. QUESTION:
    What are 3 Brain diseases that can only be treated by surgery?
    If there are 3 brain diseases that can only be cured by surgery if there are less name them if all can be cured without the use of surgery please state that. Describe all the diseases listed THANK YOU

    • ANSWER:
      Most any vascular disease, malignant tumor, benign growth (vascular and non-vascular) and neurological disorder I can think of that would be treated surgically would also be treated with focal or whole brain radiotherapy, medications, chemotherapy... and I can only think of two exceptions to that given our constant attempts at less invasive procedures

      Hydrocephalus. The only treatment I know of for that is implanting a shunt.

      Moyamoya Disease... I know of no non-surgical treatment for that either.

      I can't come up with a third... sorry :(

      Edit: It should be noted that the Chiari malformation is generally what causes (or at least accompanies) hydrocephalus... so I'm not sure this would count as two separate disorders, especially if this is like... Neurosurgery homework or MCAT question - lol

  10. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me a list of all heart diseases that would require a heart transplant?
    i'm looking for one that a child may be born with, that a two year old boy may have.

    • ANSWER:
      HLHS and HRHS(both are basically half a heart) or Dilated cardiomyopathy. Those are the only one i can think of.

  11. QUESTION:
    Please make a list of fatal diseases, everything is helpful, THANKS!?
    I just need a list of fatal diseases, any you can think of. All answers are appreciated, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Most any disease can be fatal if not properly treated. For example, you can live long, normal life with diabetes; if the disease is not treated properly, you will die.

      Terminal cancer is a death sentence, but many cancers once considered death sentences do now have some form of treatment to give patients a fighting chance.. Most people who have Lou Gherig's die earlier. People with cystic fibrosis often have their lives cut short.

      Alzheimers and Parkinson's are degenerative and ultimately cause death.

      Whipples disease causes death due to an inability to absorb nutrients from food. Creutzfeldt-Jakob is a form of severe brain damage that disables all body function.

      There are a number of fatal genetic disorders. This link will take you to a good article about that:

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070329092037.htm

  12. QUESTION:
    Need to know a list of all the possible Cerebral Diseases?
    If possible i would like a list of all the Cerebral diseases or Conditions. Like Cerebrovascular accident, TIA all that.

    10pts for quick and good answer

    • ANSWER:
      TIA and CVA are vascular (blood vessel) issues. They just happen to occur in the brain.

      Here is a partial list of common neurological disorders
      http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/disorders.html

  13. QUESTION:
    list of all the diseases that spread through infected air and how to prevent them?
    gimme all the info u can!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      1. Influenza.
      The virus of this infectious disease spreads from one person to another through the respiratory tract. It can survive in the air around us or on surfaces, for short periods before being breathed in. It survives longest in cold dry air, so is not as easily transmittable in hot climates.
      Using a disposable tissue when coughing or touching your mouth or nose while infected stops it being transmitted onto surfaces. Avoiding contact with other people while sick helps reduce infecting other people. Getting vaccinated will help prevent some strains.

  14. QUESTION:
    Need a good web site with listed plant diseases.?
    Hi, I have some seedlings, among which some melons (or squash, don't remember), that are at the third true leaf. The plants look pretty robust, but the leaves are discolored along the veins, I'd say white/gray/greenish. I've made a google image search, but couldn't find that problem; yet I am convinced there must be a website that lists all kinds of plant problems and with pictures.
    Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Whether squash or melons they are cucurbits so will need similar conditions.
      Cucurbit Crop Management

      http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/pathology/corn.html
      http://www.lane-ag.org/wm-world/cucurbit_manual/e-853_2.html
      http://aussieorganicgardening.com/blog/?p=204
      http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/DPI/nreninf.nsf/childdocs/4E954120C589980BCA256F160020685D?Open&Layout=DPI+Site~Printer+Friendly
      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uwex.edu%2FCES%2Fwihort%2Ffruitveggies%2FDiseases%2FCucurbitsD.ppt&ei=p4vbSfHUCJeytAOZx8W5Bw&usg=AFQjCNEAA5xiJf6YQXtyWF6tBE0Nb8NyXA
      http://www.planetnatural.com/site/xdpy/kb/n-p-k-organic-fertilizers.html

  15. QUESTION:
    A list of some diseases in animals caused by parasites?
    So I'm supposed to do a poster about a disease in an animal that is caused by a parasitic organism, but all the common choices were taken by other people, can anyone name a few so I can research them?
    @lolit, I asked for parasitic disease, not the parasites themselves. Also stop with the capslock typing as it looks stupid

    • ANSWER:
      Polar Bear - Humans (most of whom are animals) get parasitic diseases such as malaria, schistosomiasis, enterobiasis, ascarisis, giardiasis, and amebiasis. Non-human animal parasitic diseases include: Acanthocephalans, Acariasis, Lungworm, Heartworm, Other Nematodes, Cestodiasis, Trematodiasis, Coccidiosis, Sarcocystis, and Toxoplasmosis.

  16. QUESTION:
    where can i find a complete disease list for microbiology?
    we are having an exam and our teacher expects us to know

    causitive agen
    virulence factor
    symptoms/signs
    reservoirs
    mode of transmission
    preventive measure
    treatement
    predisposing factors
    diagnosis
    life cycles of parasites/pahtogens

    and our text book has really brief information and not all the diseases. DOES ANY KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A DISEASE LIST OR CHART WITH THESE CATEGORIES FOR SEVERAL FOOD AND WATERBORNE DISEASES?

    thanks i would really appreciate if you find one,,

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/foodborneinfections_g.htm
      http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/germs/germ10.htm this second link has a table

  17. QUESTION:
    What are all of the reasons to use a wheelchair?
    Please add to the list (any disease or injury)
    cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, broken leg,.....

    • ANSWER:
      Injuries or surgeries to the foot, ankle, leg, knee, hip, pelvis, back or torso

      Paraplegia or quadraplegia

      Developmental disabilities including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, etc.

      Injuries, illnesses, or surgery that inhibits coordination or balance- closed or open head injuries (traumatic brain injuries), strokes, etc.

      Overall weakness, dizziness, lack of coordination, lack of balance, and judgment issues...

      A complete list would go on for quite a while.

  18. QUESTION:
    Scrubs: Can anybody give me a list...?
    ...of all the diseases listed on the Scrubs show?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know all of them, but off the top of my head:

      -Diabetes
      -Leukemia
      -Cancer
      -Liver Disease
      -Heart Disease
      -ODs
      -Comas
      -Appendicitis
      -Post Pardum Depression
      -Broken Heart Syndrome
      -Kidney Disease
      -Vasalvago Syncope
      -Acute Intermittent Porphyria

  19. QUESTION:
    What diseases and disabilities are linked to chromosome 17? I need a full list please.?
    Can someone please make a list of all the diseases, disabilities and conditions linked to chromosome 17?

    • ANSWER:
      Genetics Home Reference includes these conditions related to genes on chromosome 17:

      Alexander disease
      Amish lethal microcephaly
      Andersen-Tawil syndrome
      Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome
      bladder cancer
      breast cancer
      campomelic dysplasia
      Canavan disease
      Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
      cystinosis
      Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
      epidermolysis bullosa simplex
      familial atrial fibrillation
      galactosemia
      hereditary folate malabsorption
      hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies
      hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
      hypokalemic periodic paralysis
      Job syndrome
      Li-Fraumeni syndrome
      N-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency
      neurofibromatosis type 1
      nonsyndromic deafness
      osteogenesis imperfecta
      pachyonychia congenita
      paramyotonia congenita
      Pompe disease
      potassium-aggravated myotonia
      pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent epilepsy
      short QT syndrome
      Smith-Magenis syndrome
      tetra-amelia syndrome
      Usher syndrome
      very long-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency
      Chromosome Trisomy 17 p 11.2- Down's Syndrome
      Autism

      GeneCards provides a table of genes on chromosome 17 and disorders related to those genes.

  20. QUESTION:
    I need a list of all the diseases or reasons people died on the game "Oregon Trail"?

    • ANSWER:
      In the original Oregon Trail, the causes of death seemed to be just these:

      typhoid fever
      bitten by a snake
      dysentery
      cholera
      measles

      There may be more. You might want to check the FAQ I listed as my source.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can someone please give me a complete list of ALL sexually transmitted diseases and there effects!????!!!?
    I am trying to do a report on ALL of the sexually transmitted diseases and there effects, but i cannot find a list of them all! So I thought I could ask on here! :) PLEASE HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I can't list EVERY STD ever known to man, but I found some good sites that have some of them.

      You could also just do a general search on google to find more.

      Good luck!

      http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/std-general.html

      http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std.html

  22. QUESTION:
    Is this a good essay?
    Dear Senator Barbara Boxer,

    I am a student at Standley Middle School concerned with health, diseases caused by various meats, and animal cruelty. Animals are being slaughtered at 7 billion per year, and a 1.6 billion percentage is used for human consumption. The animals we eat today are abused and kept in factory farms or slaughterhouses, and bred in small places where they must live a horrifying life without their parents. By eating meat, we participate and encourage these horrible acts. It is finally time to take a stand and protect the environment and our animals by saying no.

    Although it is said that meat is especially healthy and valuable, as you can see it is not entirely necessary for your body. Meat carries many nutrients, as well as diseases and problems such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, and general cancer. Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains are all you really need to maintain a healthy organism. Vegetables and fruits are the main sources of nutrients and contain many vitamins and minerals which protect against the harmful diseases that meat provides and does not encourage animal cruelty. It may seem easy to be omnivorous and consume meat, while still protecting against it’s diseases. However, lack of complete vegetable intake is now believed to cause tumor diseases, cardiovascular disease, and degenerative diseases. By not eating meat, you’ll be eating fewer chemicals that are stuffed into the many meats we know today. Fortunately, vegetables contain vitamin A and C, which decreases your chances of cancer or any of the above listed diseases by 46%.

    Our body needs a lot of calcium, protein, fibers, carbohydrates and fats. Generally, fats are obtained from eating meats. However, meat only contains saturated fats, which come from animal sources, while plants and minerals contain healthy unsaturated fats which can easily substitute for fatty foods in order to maintain a healthy organism. Although a fiber-based diet lowers bad cholesterol, it also helps with digestion and comes from fresh fruits and whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and brown rice.

    If someone were to treat dogs and cats as other animals are treated in factory farms, they would be convicted for crime and put in jail, but what makes those other animals any less important? Today, the majority of these animals are kept in such cramped places that they can barely move, they are denied any veterinary care, abused and tortured while still conscious, and finally slaughtered. Today, farm animals do not have any legal rights the way household pets do. They are fed drugs to fatten or “spoil” them, which genetically alters them to grow at a much faster pace. Many of these animals are not slaughtered at all, but die within their own weight instead- gained from these various harmful, aging drugs. Centers for disease control state that “70-90% of chickens are infected before they are shipped to markets for sell.” Vegetarianism a healthier lifestyle that does not encourage the cruelty of these defenseless creatures.

    Although each animal suffers a great deal of pain, they each do this differently. Cows, for example, are drugged to give a larger amount of milk than naturally given, often never see their babies again, and are hung and left to die when they are too old to produce rich milk. I believe that many vegetarians believe the fair treatment of all living creatures should be legalized to prevent this cruelty. Take a stand against this treatment and say no. Thank you for your help in this matter. Remember, every life counts.

    Sincerely,
    _________________________
    Thanks! I guess I'm kind of arguing that because of how the animals are treated, they're not healthy for us.

    • ANSWER:
      Good subject. This is a fine essay for your age!

      A couple of points. Your first sentences might start too strong and alienate some in your audience immediately. Maybe words like "slaughter" and "disease" could be softened in the opening paragraph.

      Although it would require quite a bit or rewrite, you might consider also offering grass fed beef and shopping locally as an alternate to going totally vegetarian. If you arguing the treatment of animals is cruel, would it still be cruel to eat animals if they had enjoyable lives while they lived? Realistically, the audience might need a path to becoming vegetarian. The path might include LESS meat, and more ethical treatment of animals.

      Perhaps instead of of making people feel like criminals who treat animals cruelty, or support that by buying meat, you could take a different tact by reminding them that animals feel pain and fear just like our pets and ourselves.

      I might recommend dropping the last two sentences. You want the reader to reach this conclusion by your essay contents... I like the end at "say no".

      Good work and good luck!

      P.S. Sorry, I just noticed you addressed this specifically to a senator. This might change a few of my comments slightly... sorry. For example, I thought you were trying to address change to a wide audience, not affecting a politician to make change.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can you list of all known diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      No, sorry.

  24. QUESTION:
    My cat recently died...?
    My cat died, today actually... I have 3 others, but the 3 listed diseases that she was likely to have were Leukemia, FIV, and FIP, all of witch are contagious between cats, and they are all outdoor cats. So i personally want a new cat... Not to replace the one that was lost, but to stop having to know that shes gone... I'll make sure that they all get along well, because the one that was lost was a sister to two of the others, and a daughter to one. They are all related by blood, and loved each other. If I got a new one, people would think I didn't care about the other one, especially because I don't show if I'm sad or depressed.. Another thing, my dad hates animals. Them being a family was the only thing allowing us to have 4 in my dads eyes. He hates paying for them, and hates seeing them around. I also have 2 sisters and a brother, all of them liked the cat. If I were to ask for a new one, would they let us bring one or two of our cats to see if they get along with any? Or how would I get my animal hating dad to let us have another?
    Actually dad refused to pay. Sami had to clean out her bank account to pay, and she has no job right now. Dad gets 35K a year.

    • ANSWER:
      Other people provided excellent reasons here as to why you shouldn't get another cat at this time. Here's another thought:

      suppose that your remaining cats proved to be disease-free and your dad suddenly was earning twice his current salary. What then?

      If you want to bring another cat into a household where there are other cats who are as close as yours are, you want to introduce the new cat gradually. Many people have written on this site the techniques for doing that. PLEASE READ THEM. If you don't do it the right way, all your cats will be miserable. One or more might start spraying the furniture and walls to mark his/her territory.

      Just something else to consider.

      I'm so sorry you lost your beloved kitty. It's never easy. If you would like some bereavement sites to visit, please post an edit here or email me next week and I will get that information to you.

  25. QUESTION:
    i have to make a list of communicable diseases (in sentences) for health it has to start with the lettersofit?
    the list has to start with the letters c-o-m-m-u-n-i-c-a-b-l-e-d-i-s-e-a-s-e-s but all i need is l-e-e-a-e i have the rest can anyone help me

    • ANSWER:
      Listeria
      E.Coli
      Ebola Virus
      Aeromonas
      Epstein-Barr Virus
      Influenza

  26. QUESTION:
    Can somebody help me with these questions?
    1.List all types of sediments found in urine?
    2. List all cellular structures found in urine?
    3. How do you differentiate between crystals and amorphous deposits?
    4. List pertinent diseases caused due to sediments in urine?
    5. How do you prepare the sediment for microscopic viewing?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.texascollaborative.org/spencer_urinalysis/ds_sub3.htm

      This should help

  27. QUESTION:
    list of inherited diseases?
    I can't seem to find a list of inherited desieses (diseases that are passed from parent to child through genes) please tell me some even if it isn't a list and just 2 or 3.

    I need them desperately and no you are not doing my homework for me because this isn't at all my homework, my hw is to actually conduct a research on one of those diseases.
    are genetic diseases the ones I mean; ones that are passed from parent to child????

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me all the list of abbreviations of all diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      Come on dude, can't you find that mess on the Internet somewhere?

  29. QUESTION:
    How to finally overcome my fear of diseases?
    Before this all started I was your average teenager who didn't care to talk about all the gruesome diseases in the world and all that stuff.

    Now,3 months later i am literally terrified to even talk about any disease what so ever. I got tested for a list of diseases a few months ago,to ease my mind and they all came back negative.

    Mind you,I am a 17 year old virgin who has never even kissed a boy,let alone done ANYTHING at all sexual.I do see the irrational part in this,yet the fear of it is so strong i somehow manage to believe that i have a disease.

    It's something everything. Yesterday,it was an ache. Today,It's my back hurting,or my legs.

    I check my glands constantly to make sure they aren't swollen,I look at any bump on me that might mean something is going extremely wrong,and then i panic. Yesterday I spotted a bump on me and my heart started pounding so hard and i could hardly breathe.

    The doctor assured me that I am fine. After running tests,and them coming back negative,why don't I feel that I am okay?

    I am scheduled to see a psychiatrist in a few weeks,but until then..this is driving me absolutely crazy.

    What are some tips/helpful advice?

    I am very depressed over this. While everyone else doesn't take me seriously,and tells me to cheer up that i am fine,I find myself in a deep depression thinking that my life is over. I cry everyday and I seriously hate it so bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Hypochondriasis, or hypochondria, is an overwhelming fear that you have a serious disease, even though health care providers can find no evidence of illness.
      You occasionally fear you have an illness; people with hypochondriasis are preoccupied with your fear, which is severe and persistent and interferes with work, school, as well as relationships.

      Hypochondriasis is somewhat similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder, because of the obsession with illness and the compulsion to do something to lessen your anxiety. An estimated 75 - 85% of people who have hypochondriasis also have anxiety, depression, or another mental disorder.

      Your health care provider will perform a physical examination along with other tests to determine whether a physical disease may account for your reported symptoms. Your health care provider will also ask specific questions and use psychological tests to rule out the possibility of other related disorders such as anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder. A trained specialist, such as a psychologist or a psychiatrist, may be consulted to aid in the diagnosis and treatment.

      People like you with hypochondriasis that also have anxiety or depression may benefit from avoiding alcohol and caffeine. In general, it makes good sense for a person with hypochondriasis to eat a healthy diet, including the following: Eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit sugar, dairy, and refined, processed foods. Drink at least eight glasses of water each day to reduce constipation and other gastrointestinal complaints. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day. This helps stabilize blood sugar (which can improve mood) and improve digestion.

      Your life is not over.Just be patient!

  30. QUESTION:
    Diseases with Racial Disparities?
    Does anyone know where I can find a list of diseases that only affect certain races. I'm doing some research on sickle cell disease, and I know that it and Familiar Mediterranean Fever are known to only affect certain races, e.g. blacks and near easterners.

    What I really want to know is, are there any acquired diseases that only affect certain races, or are they all genetic? If so, is there anywhere which lists them and has info about why, or if we know why they only affect certain races?
    Follow up:
    1. Do they know for sure that certain racial disparities are not merely environmental and societal?
    2. Can they look at the genetic differences in the races and use the differences to study a cure? For example, if one race is more resistant to AIDS, has anyone tried to isolate and study that trait?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    If you are a Doctor or just know a lot about viruses and diseases, please help!?
    Ok all i want is a list of diseases and or viruses that you can catch by, like spit and stuff!

    Ok you see I am a germ a phobe and at school it is sooo gross because one of my friends will have a lollipop lick it all over and then pass it on to the next friend! It will get passed on like 7 times until it gets back to the owner! And then sometimes one of the 7 people that got to lick the lollipop all over is that one nasty kid that is with all the guys and you just know has caught something over the last year or so!

    So my problem is when they offer me some or they just grab my drink and drink it! I HATE IT!!!!! And all i can think of is saying "Eww herpes!" but then they will just say, "I don't have herpes!"
    So i need a LONG list so I can be like "no sorry you cant have some because its unsanitary and I don't want to catch __________, __________, _________, ________ ,etc.! Then maybe they will stop!

    I already know herpes and mono, but I need A LOT more to get through to these sickos!

    I want a list of the viruses and diseases that you catch through spit and stuff like that, how you catch it (like sharing drinks, kissing,etc.),symptoms so they can be like "OMG maybe I have it", and last is curable and if so how do you cure it!!!

    Please help me, and thank you so much!!!!!!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Dariela, I'm a doctor. You are talking about one of my pet peeves! There are many reasons to NEVER share food, drinks, etc. Ever. I can't list them all - but there are a zillion. Meningitis is a lovely one that strikes college campuses - also mononucleosis. But the worst for these sorts of things are herpes and HPV.

      Never, ever, ever share ANYTHING that goes in the mouth or on the face. No makeup, chapstick, anything. And be careful whom you kiss. The human mouth is a nasty place, speaking microbially. (Along those lines, dogs DO NOT have cleaner mouths than humans.) Every person has a trillion "germs" in their mouth... when you kiss, you swap bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. Most are harmless, but why invite more?

      As for herpes, MOST people who are infected with it have NO IDEA. And yes, you CAN get herpes this way. It never, ever leaves your body. And you don't know how it will manifest itself - a person with no symptoms whatsoever can infect you and you can end up with recurring, oozing, ulcerations on your lips. That's what it looks like. A cold sore is a herpes infection. There are two types of herpes and both can appear on the mouth, genitals, thighs, buttocks, eyes (yes, eyes), skin ANYWHERE on your body... even the BRAIN. Yup - herpes can get to the brain. It is thought to be a contributor to Alzheimer's disease. One of them... not the only one.

      Another one is HPV - almost no one knows they have HPV. It is truly silent - you don't know you have it until you have displasia (abnormal cells) or cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a highly contagious, very common virus. It used to be shared only via sexual contact. In recent years, casual oral sex has become more and more common on middle and high school campuses. As a consequence, we are are seeing a HUGE increase in head and neck cancers - HPV causes cancer. It used to be the cause of cervical cancer - and a cause of penile cancer. Most people think HPV doesn't case cancer in males. That is absolutely not true. I had one patient who had a hemipenectomy. That means he had to have half his penis amputated - it was cancerous. He liked to use prostitutes. I'm certain it was HPV.

      The head and neck areas have plenty of tissue where HPV can set up shop, change the DNA in cells, and create a cancer. At this time, we don't have a screening test for these cancers - the PAP test is the screener for cervical cancer. But how do you get into all those nooks and crannies in the head and neck? Can't! So we don't know until the person is ill, and if you have cancer and are feeling sick enough to go to the doctor, the cancer is pretty advanced. That is a bad thing.

      So - stick to your guns, girl! When your friends complain, say "you know how I am - I'm a complete germ phobe!" Put it on yourself. This time in your life - high school - is SOOOO short and temporary. For you to carry a nasty infection with you the rest of your life because of a high school social concern will make you SO angry with yourself for the rest of your life. As soon as you are out of high school, you will look back on those years and say "that really SUCKED - college and adult life is SOOOOOO much better!" Take it from one who knows.

      Good for you! Don't share anything and if they take your drink, I don't care HOW thirsty you are, let them keep it. You'll be SO grateful for the rest of your life.

      AACK! Just read what Charles said - he is DEAD WRONG. Never, ever take antibiotics that are not prescribed for you. His recommendation of Tetracycline (I think that's what he is recommending) is TERRIBLE. It won't kill nearly as many pathogens as are in a mouth, but ANY antibiotic helps "germs" learn to resist it. It's just that kind of thing that has helped create our "super germs" that we can't kill with ANYTHING. You don't want those flora in your body. You may have heard of MRSA - it is just ONE of the many resistant bacteria we're dealing with.

      Never, ever listen to that kind of advice. And it's wrong, anyway. It can't kill most of the crap you can catch from your friends.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some physical diseases that cause mental ilnesses? Please Help?
    Hi everyone. This is a very important question. I have some kind of depression/bi polar/ anxitey. Its ever changing, but the best way to describe it is that I have my sense of well being is gone. I'm not nervous in the least like an anxious person, but the thought of "somethings wrong" is constantly in my head. Latley, i had been handling it pretty well (not to say i have felt normal whatsoever in the past six months, jjust a bit better) and been able to get into things (basketball games, playing sports) w/o these thoughts. all of a sudden its coming back strong.

    I know everyone will say, depressed on anxious, but i'm really not that down usually. its just feels like theirs really something holding me back. Like a wall that just WONT let me get passed.

    my psyciatrist is befuddled, he's tryed medicines, and they have done nothing. He's trying to have me transfered.

    I also have spells w/ random fatique, muscle weakness, stomach pains, and back pain. I know these are symtoms of depression, but i felt those symptoms back when I really was depressed (september, october) its so different now. Now they feel like their here for know reason.

    The biggest syptom has been constant nausea. i've had it for the last 6 months, and it has been just awful. luckily, that has kind of subsided for the last week and a half (knock on wood)

    I still have inteterst in doing things (which i hadn't in the past)

    Basically I know thyroid is one PHYSICAL probelm that can cause depression, i have been tested for that and was ok. I know ADDISON'S DISEASE is another one, and that seems to match up pretty well except for i'm not vomiting. but the SENSE OF NO WELL BEING, even if im just sitting there watching tv, is DEFINITLY THERE.

    So please, i'm no doctor, and the doctor i have seen i was so focused on the nausua we really didnt get into things like that.

    So please, please, please, I and others have reason to believe this is not a mental illness and that its stemming from some type of hormone disorder/disease like thyroid or addisons. Could you all please list some diseases that could be casuing these mental problems?

    Please I have hit the wall and I am asking the intellegent people of yahoo answers to help me, no joke.
    God Bless,

    Sean

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    I need DV Lottery Medical Exam's list of medical diseases that may fail form getting Immigrant Visa;?
    HI All,
    my friend won DV Lottery and his wife is a bit sick. I need DV Lottery Medical Exam's list of medical diseases that may fail form getting Immigrant Visa.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      If your talking the U.S. DV lottery, then there is a list of diseases on the immigrations site for the U.S.
      simple ones,
      messels
      mumps,
      for example or them aournd them with these diseases also.

  34. QUESTION:
    Help me understand what all this means, left heart failure and essential hypertension malignant?
    I am 25 yes old and I have a enlarged heart, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and a list of other diseases.
    The problems above aren't the only health problems that I have, I also have kidney failure, anemia, asthma, scoleosis, and klinefelter syndrome.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Tingling in all parts of my body, not just hands and feet!?
    Hi,
    I am currently undergoing lots of tests and seeing a neurologist.
    Before i receive my real answers from a neuro, i would just like a few of you guys to tell me what you think.

    Ok so i get tingling in my legs, arms, torso-"ribs, hips stomach", i also get it sometimes on my face and scalp.
    Can someone run off a list of diseases, disorders or syndrome's that can cause symptoms of tingling in all parts of the body, not just hands and feet or legs and arms.

    I already know that MS "multiple sclerosis" can do this so please don't mention that one.
    I was hoping it was something simple like a vitamin deficiency but most of them seem to only affect your fingers and toes/arms/legs.
    e.g "hypocalcemia" (low calcium) this vitamin deficiency causes fingers and feet/toes tingling, but not all over tingling.
    I do not have diabetes
    I do not have a thyroid problem
    I do not have HIV or any other STD's that cause tingling.

    I am a 20 year old female.

    Please help!
    Sammy xXxXx
    AWwwww can more people answer :(
    Yes i am taking anti-depressants but that side affects is rare from them. Thanks :)
    I have to give you all thumbs up because you all have good answers :) xxxx

    • ANSWER:
      It would be in your best interest to find out the results from your Neurologist because I see that you are worried and I would like you to take your mind off of it until then.

      If it does take awhile for the results to come in, research neurological disorders/ diseases, as that may be mostly related to the tingling sensation you've been feeling. However, it may also pertain to other systems - the nervous system, and the immune system from a deficiency of nutrients. Who knows right?

      Just pray that you are well and nothing bad happens.

  36. QUESTION:
    can someone give me a list of all the cardiovascular diseases?
    I know there are over sixty

    • ANSWER:
      see http://www.buzzle.com/articles/cardiovascular-diseases-list.html

  37. QUESTION:
    My Dad was a Vietnam Veteran and I heard about the agent orange disability claim.?
    He died last March 16,2010. As I was reading through all the list of diseases I can honestly say he had some of the medical conditions when he was alive.Can my Mom file a claim with the Va even if my Dad had passed away?Is this a different claim from indemnity compensation claim she filed as a surviving spouse of a veteran?My Dad was not evaluated for the agent orange claim.What kind of compensation will they get?

    • ANSWER:
      Call the VA rep in the county you live in. I'm sure he/she will tell you that if your Dad died of cancer then approval of the claim for agent orange exposure will automatically be approved. I'm a Vietnam vet myself. There is considerable red tape in getting approval. Use a service organization like Amvets, DAV, or VFW to help you. They provide that service free to service members and their families. If you are now showing any syptoms yourself of certain ailments your Dad may have inadvertently passed the condition onto you. Certain birth defects and tendencies toward certain illnesses are believed to be the result of a father's service in Vietnam. It doesn't cost you anything to check it out, and you and your Mother may be entitled to considerable compensation and/or medical care. Your Mother definitely.

  38. QUESTION:
    i need a list of infectious diseases...?
    hey im doin a hairdressin course and one of my questions are to talk about contra indications in the salon, any one know some infectiuos diseases all i can fink of is impetigo

    • ANSWER:
      www.cdc.gov

  39. QUESTION:
    List of possible diseases?
    The hospital can't diagnose whats wrong with me so im trying to research it for myself, i've had a colonoscopy, gastroscopy, barium x-ray, ultrasound and blood tests and they found nothing. if anyone has an idea of a possible disease i might have can you please tell me even if you think its unlikely. I've already found Crohn's and Coeliac. These are my symptoms -

    I've been ill for 3 1/2 months now with a stomach ache almost all the time, my appetite has gone, im struggling to eat and i've lost 30lb now. Im also exhausted all the time, im not normally a lazy person but im needing around 15 hours sleep a night now. Also sometimes i feel like i need the toilet but nothing or some mucus comes out (sorry i know thats sick) and i had diarrhoea until a few weeks ago, also if i have fatty or greasy food i get nausea. Im not lactose intollerant, im not stressed and i've hardly been able to leave the house for 3 1/2 months. Im 21, dont smoke or drink and was very fit and healthy before i got this. Thanks a lot

    • ANSWER:
      I have suffered many years with stomach problems as well. After suffering an attack of bad stomach pains I was finally diagnosed with gastritis and GERD. I was prescribed Ranitidine and Protonix. It helped a little but not enough. I tried to heal myself by going on an alkaline diet. It helped immensely. I just googled acid/alkaline diet. Basicly I ate fruits, vegetables and whole grains. At least for a couple of months. Then I finally started to feel better. Also, a supplement that helped to get some energy back is kelp. I took about 2,000 to 3,000 mgs. a day for about a month, then cut back to half that. It helps with thyroid function. Hope this might help you out. Your symptoms sound similar to what I had. The pain in my stomach was excruciating. So I don't know if it could be the same but it's worth a try. Good luck to you and I wish you well and good health. Also thought I might add that meats are very acid so try to avoid that. Also plain water was very hard on my stomach. It helped to add a little lemon to the water to make it more alkaline.

  40. QUESTION:
    Medical Book That Lists Symptoms & Diseases?
    it's that book that you see people using where they look up the symptoms people have and when they find a match of the symptoms it tells you what disease they have.

    i need to know what it's called. [i'm pretty sure they're different but all have the same name]

    plz & thnk u!! ;)

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean
      Physicians Desk Reference
      perhaps.

  41. QUESTION:
    why do you get vaccines at different ages?
    its a question for health and its supposed to be based on the book. the book lists the diseases, what they are, and what age to get the vaccine for it. all of the ages the vaccines are meant to be given are 12 years and younger. my guess is that you get vaccines at different ages because at different ages you are either more or less exposed to these diseases.

    • ANSWER:
      In some cases a child's immunity is immature and the immunity wears off, so the immunity has to be developed in stages.
      Some immunizations have a limited time of effectiveness and need to be repeated regardless of age.
      Some organisms mutate so rapidly that former immunizations have little or no effect on the new forms; influenza is an example.

  42. QUESTION:
    A list of all heart related diseases....~~~~?
    Thank you in advance I need it for my homework atleast one but I want one with alot of information and sumptons one easy to write about I need to keep my straight A grade but I am not good at resaerch papers. THANK YOU

    • ANSWER:
      1.Coronary heart diseases(eventually related to coronary artery disease)-refers to failure of coronary circulation to supply adequate to cardiac muscle.
      2.Coronary artery disease- caused by accumulation atheromatous plaques within the wall of artery and myocardium(which cause heart attack).
      3.Cardiomyopathy-means heart muscle disease. It is a deterioration of the function of myocardium.Peoples are risk to arrhythmia or sudden cardiac death with this disease.
      4.Cardiovascular disease- it is a specific disease that effect the heart or the blood vessel system(especially veins and arteries leading to and from heart).there is research that women are who suffer this disease form forms that affect the blood vessel while the men are affect heart muscle itself.Known the cause of this disease include diabetes mellitus,hypertension,hypercholesterolemia. Type of cardiac vascular disease is the Atherosclerosis.

  43. QUESTION:
    How would I go about creating a medical website?
    Hi I've had an idea about creating a website that has all known medical conditions listed and you select from a list of symptoms and the website interprets this and converts it to the disease that makes the most sense or makes percents of certain diseases that are most likely. Also I want it to ask question based of age, weight, family histories, and etc. and if it can't come up with a disease it would interpret possible future symptoms. I figure a computer would be better at guessing diseases than a human and it leaves less room for mistakes. If no one can help me make a website like this can someone at least give me a website that has every medical condition/disease listed with definitions?
    I asked how'd I go about creating it not how to buy a website.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out http://www.webmd.com

  44. QUESTION:
    Im doing a project for school?
    I am doing a school project on diseases the format of the project is in a board game. I need a list of diseases you can contract from airbone viruses and contact viruses. the games like this, you roll a dice or spin the wheel(undecided) and you move on the game board in the direction the number or letter points,and as you keep rolling the dice you can either go into quarenteen or you can take medications or you can contract the disease it all depends on what you roll. so basically i need a bunch of diseases for my project. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Avian Flu, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Cholera, Hepatitis A,B,and C, Leprosy.............If that's not enough to be going on with try a medicine handbook. Sounds like a right cheerful game, good luck with it
      (we never got projects like that when I was at school;-)

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some diseases that people in their twenties can get? ?
    I need a list of common inherited diseases that someone in their 20s can get and possibly die from it. Does lung cancer count as one of them? I'm not sure if it's a genetic disease or not. But anyway, please give me a list of all possible diseases. I'll do my research from there- after I get a new name suggestions. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      H.I.V,, brain tumour,, breast cancer!!!! it dosn't matter what age you are you can die of a heartattack on ur 20's, so anythin realli.

  46. QUESTION:
    Questions about H1N1 any help?
    1. What is the pathogen that causes this infectious disease?

    2. Can you describe the areas where this infection is commonly found? (List geographic locations and environmental conditions that cause this infection to spread.)

    3. Has there ever been an epidemic or pandemic of this disease?

    4. What are the symptoms of this infection or disease? (List common symptoms and explain them.)

    5. How is this infectious disease diagnosed? (Explain medical tests and procedures.)

    6. What is the treatment for this infectious disease? (Be specific.)

    7. What are the complications caused by this infection or disease?

    8. Is there any way to prevent getting this infection or disease? (List them.)

    9. Do you know anyone who has this disease or infection? (no names of family or friends, please) How has it effected their life?

    10. Have there been any major breakthroughs regarding the prevention or treatment of this infection or disease?

    You dont have to answer all of them i need these answered 4 health class.

    • ANSWER:
      Check this site to get all your answers on H1N1 Flu.

      http://www.swine-flu-remedies.info/

      Best of Luck...

  47. QUESTION:
    Do you think Remicade is my only option for all the Diseases I have listed below along with chest wall pain?
    I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis(9yrs ago), Rheumatoid Arthritis(9yrs ago), Ankylosing Spondylitis(2 yrs ago) & Restrictive Lung Disease(3months ago). I'm only 35 yrs old with all these Diseases and can't seem to understand as to why I have them all. They immediately put me on Methotrexate and Prednisone. But the Methotrexate released Toxins in my body, and affected my lungs, hence the Restrictive Lung Disease. I have constant pain in my body, and I'm litterally going crazy!!! I don't know if the Doctors are unsure of what else to provide me for pain relief, but I guess my only option left are Remicade Infusions. I'm not sure if a Biological Agent is the way to go? If u have any suggestions of any kind, that could help me, could you please let me know so I could relay your Professional thoughts back to my Doctor? I would greatly appreciate to hear your thoughts. Thank you very much!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I too have RA and I am a 30 yr old female. I have taken Remicade for a couple years, then it became too cumbersome to set aside enough time off from my new job for these infusions. I am now on Humira and have continued MTX. Is Humira or Enbrel indicated for UC or AS? I find that it's more convenient as I do injections at home.

      Additionally, I take Plaquenil, Minocycline, Cymbalta, antidepressants, and pain meds.
      I am unaware of any types of medications, outside of the biologics, that will treat these autoimmune conditions. The other types of meds are for symptoms only (Prednisone, pain meds, etc.)

      The purpose of RA treatment is to slow, or halt, the progression of joint deterioration, hence maintaining physical functioning. This can only be achieved through biologics and somewhat through treatment with DMARDS (Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs) like Plaquenil. I'm afraid the biologics are the only option for truly treating the autoimmunce disese itself.

      The adjunct meds only put a "band-aid" on symptoms. This isn't a bad thing, it just doesn't address the underlying problem. Joint injections of cortisone/ Depo Medrol can really provide pain relief at a specified location for, maybe, 3 mos. There are patches out now called Lidoderm that will partially numb a specific area too for some relief.

      The biologics aren't so bad. I tolerate them; I am meticuluos about hand washing (I carry hand sanitizer too) and doing what I can in preventing my contracting of colds, etc. This is just the way it has to be as the biologics lower ability to combat infection. If I feel sick at all, I am started on antibiotics immediately, and if I'm due for an injection, it must be postponed.

      Additionally, I have hypermobile joints and tendonitis throughout. There really is no treatment for this, beside Motrin & Aleve, and some exercises.

      Good luck to you. I sincerely hope that you find some relief soon. (I use heating pads too, don't forget about those.)

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you all agree with the New Proposition to Congress to have Surgeon General Warnings on Fast Food?
    Combinations like they have on cigarettes?

    I think its brilliant.

    One pack of Cigs won't give you cancer, but if you keep smoking you can get it pretty easily.

    Just like one Happy Meal won't make your kid obese, but a lifetime of eating that type of foods will and it also causes a long list of other terminal diseases like heart disease, stroke, colon cancer etc.

    I for one think its about time.

    • ANSWER:
      I think All Democrats should be banned from:

      Eating fast food

      using oil

      Flying

      Driving

      wearing synthetics

      Wearing Cotton

      wearing glasses

      Drinking from glass

      Basically ban them from anything they protest

  49. QUESTION:
    Serious diseases in men and women?
    I was wondering if you could list me some diseases that may lead a person to be put into hospital.

    It's for a story that I'm writing and the guy has to end up in hospital and I can't think of an interesting reason why.

    It has to sound realistic though because the character is only 26 years old.

    Another things is. What are the most common diseases that women get? (not any form of cancer please)

    Thanks in advance to all of you who take the time to answer, I'm sure they'll be great.

    =)

    • ANSWER:
      At 26 a brain aneurysm or kidney infection would end you up in hospital.
      Also experimenting with Viagra with an allergy might lead to a pretty uncomfortable hospital visit.
      A common disease for a woman, MS, Lupus, polycystic ovaries.

  50. QUESTION:
    General medical questions thanks for the help?
    In which diseases can we expect the elevation of the serum total bilirubin level?
    Malnutrition & malabsorption
    Instrinsic renal lesions
    Hepatitis b- think its this one
    Vitamin d deficiency
    Nephritic syndrome

    Clubbing of the fingers can be a sign of?
    Cystic fibrosis
    Kidney failure-maybe this one
    Tuberculosis- wrong answer
    Liver failure
    Sleen enlargement

    Second heart sound is produced by ?
    Closure of the pulmonic and mitral valve
    Closure of the aortic and mitral valve
    Closure of the aortic and tricuspid valve
    Closure of the pulmonic and tricuspid valve
    Closure of the aortic and pulmonic valve- think its this one

    Which of the diseases listed below is not a potential cause of dry, hacking cough?
    Allergies
    Viral infections
    Intersticial lung disease
    Tuberculosis
    tumor

    Which group of lymp-nodes located on the head or neck drainage the lymph from the abdomen?
    Supra-clavicular
    Sub-mandibular
    Anterior-cervical
    Sub-mental
    Posterior cervical

    The muscles used as the accessory ones during forced inspiration are?
    Internal intercostais
    Scalenes
    Diaphragm
    External intercostals
    Abdominal muscles

    First sound is produced by?
    Closure of the pulmonic and mitral valves
    Closure of the pulmonic and tricuspid valves
    Closure of the venous valves
    Closure of the aortic and mitral valves
    Closure of the mitral and tripcuspid valves

    Which of the sentences about macrocytic anemia, mentioned below, are true?
    The mcv(mean corpuscular volume) is decreased
    The level of hemoglobin is increased
    The common cause is iron deficiency
    The common cause is b1 deficiency
    The common cause is foliate deficiency

    Chronic suppurative otitis media should be recognized if the drainage from the ear (otorrhea) persists for at least:
    1 month
    3 days
    3 weeks
    6 weeks
    1 week

    The muscles used as the accessory ones during forced expiration are:
    Scalene
    Abdominal muscles
    Diaphragm
    Sternocleidomastoid muscles
    External intercostals

    Which laboratory results should be considered as an indicator of the acute bacterial infections of the respiratory tract?
    Wbc: 5.0X10^9/L
    Esr: 15mm/hr
    Esr: 36mm/hr
    pO2: 95mmHg
    CRP: 3 mg/L

    Make a false sentence about cough typical for vital infections of respiratory tract:
    It usally last 7-10 days
    A non-productive period is often followed by a productive cough, with production of yellowish sputum
    In some patients it can lead to subacute cough
    Loud cough, non-productive or producing small amounts of sputum
    It is often aggravating at night

    Which from the following accessory investigations is not the imaging study:
    Electrocardiography
    Radiography
    Ultrasonography
    Magnetic resonance
    Tomography

    Which of the sentences about the evaluation of the patients reflexes, mentioned below are true?
    When damage occurs the upper motor neurons (cortical and spinal cord injuries) the reflex arc is interrupted
    During the evaluation of reflex, grade 4+ of the knee jerk means that this reflex is not present
    When testing the patient’s reflexes you don’t have to remember that reflexes can be influenced by age, metabolic factors or electrolyte abnormalities
    When damage occurs to lower motor neurons (the peripheral nerve or dorsal roots) the spinal reflex arc in uninhibited
    When damage occurs to lower motor neurons (the peripheral nerve or dorsal roots)the reflexes are decreased

    Associated with dyspnea:
    Pulmonary hypertension
    Mitral stenosis
    All of them can be associated with dyspnea
    Pulmonary embolism
    Anxiety

    • ANSWER:
      1) Hep B
      2) Cystic fibrosis
      3) Aortic and pulmonary
      4) I'd go with tuberculosis, because it would usually be a cough productive of sputum
      5) Supraclavicular
      6) Scalenes
      7) Mitral and tricuspid
      8) Folate deficiency
      9) 6 weeks
      10) Abdominals and intercostals (so I'm not sure which you should put down - maybe abdominals?)
      11) None of them really tell you that, but ESR of 36 is the only unusual one there. Although a PaO2 of 95 could occur as well.
      12) They are all true
      13) Electrocardiograpy
      14) The last one is true
      15) All of them


Lemon Cancer Cure

One of the most common skin problems in many people is having freckles. Even though it is not dangerous to one's health, they take away a person's full skin beauty. Freckles are small brownish spots on the skin that are caused by a pigment called melanin. This is a special cell, which gives the skin its color.

Exposure to the sun makes freckles darker and more abundant. During the winter months, they may gradually be less visible or disappear. Prone to freckles are fair-haired people who usually have them on their faces, necks, and shoulders.

Parents who have freckles may also pass it on to their children since it is a "genetic trait". It will most likely appear in late childhood, become more striking during the teenage and young adult years, and fade naturally by the retirement age.

Freckles are harmless and not an indication of skin cancer. However, for those who find them bothersome and want to get rid of them, one common home remedy is lemon juice. Although most often used as a lightener for hair, lemon juice is proven to help lighten dark spots and freckles on the skin. To use it, squeeze lemon juice in a clean bowl. Dip a cotton ball in the freshly squeezed juice. Rub it on the affected area in a circular motion but avoid exposure to sunlight after application. If it itches, burns or stings, stop right away and rinse thoroughly. If needed, seek medication immediately.

Using the lemon juice method is only temporary. Freckles will come back again upon exposure to strong sunlight. Nevertheless, to lessen the appearance of new freckles, it is suggested to use sunscreen, which has a high level of sun protection and to avoid going out between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can Lemon Leaves cure cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      no

  2. QUESTION:
    what would be your hypotheses to the study lemon grass as a cure for cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      From a sound bio-statistical point of view, It should be a null hypothesis, something along the lines of:

      "Lemon grass has NO significant effect on reducing incidence of all types of cancer"

      After statistical tests are performed, results will either prove that
      "There are significant statistical results that prove that lemon grass does have an effect on curing cancer that cannot be explained by chance alone, and we can reject the null-hypothesis"

      or

      "There is not enough data to allow us to reject the null hypothesis and any change seen is due to chance alone"

      If not, I guess you can just write something like

      "The author believes that lemon grass is an effective remedy for all kinds of cancer"

      "The author believes that lemon grass may contain the key to curing cancer"

      etc...

  3. QUESTION:
    Can lemonade cure cancer?
    I know this sounds like the stupidest question in the world, but my biology teacher was like "Properties of lemons have revealed that if genetically tweaked, lemonade could in essence cure cancer." I don't believe him. Plese answer.

    • ANSWER:
      No, no, no.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do you think this IS the cure for cancer?..is it worth a try...?
    Instead of undergoing chemo or radiotherapy..EAT FRUIT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.. NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A MEAL..Eating fruit this way plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.. its an unorthodox way i know but it a natural healing in the body against illnesses.

    Let's say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's prevented from doing so.

    In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
    Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal. You've heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat!

    Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes - all of these will NOT happen if you eat fruit on an empty stomach.

    There's no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body.

    Example: STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

    KIWI: Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!

    AN APPLE a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

    EATING 2 - 4 ORANGES oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.

    ..and many more but i'll stop there. Do you think this makes sense...=/ ?
    I wouldn't say it will have a straight forward effect but its slow method n less painful to chemo...
    btw Newboots, agree what ur sayin but i don't think its tryed out cause it would be giving up chemo which is a risk to take...

    btw I don have cancer i'm exploring the possibilities..
    Thetessidepopularfront, hey i'm not 100% with this fact I found, thats why i'm jst finding out from all your point of views if this is a true theory, and i agreeably wouldn't relate it to seriouse cancer patients. again jst exploring the possibilities..

    • ANSWER:
      I think you have just spoken a load of BS quite frankly. No matter what order you eat food it, all the nutrition is taken out of it. Go back to school. Even I who despises biology know you have just told the biggest load of crap in your life. Even when your stomach is empty, it still has acid in it so your logic is completely wrong. As for your crap about chemo, what about people with terminal cancer eh? Chemo isn't going to work for them, so why don't they eat fruit rather than die? Or people with cancer in their brain? Having chemo would kill the brain cells, so they don't have it, even if the cancer were cureable as trying to cut the cancer out would damage the brain, but they don't eat fruit like there is no tomorrow. You logic is really wrong. Fruit mgiht be good for you, but it does not cure cancer. If it did, the world would not be fat because we would eat so much fruit to prevent cancer and so we would eat very little unhealthy food.

      Food does not rot and make you burp and bloat when eaten with other food. Burping is cause purely by ingesting extra gases, that then escape through the mouth. You probably burp when you eat bread because it is a very porous material and may have leftover gases inside it from the yeast reacting when the bread was baked, whereas you don't burp when you eat fruit because it is virtually water. You bloat due to water retention, which may come from the fact that the bread is dry and retaining water from your body, or because it is gassy. When you eat fruit though, the water retention is no longer a problem because fruit is watery, and it does not contain gases like bread, so no bloating.

  5. QUESTION:
    Could there be merit to this?
    Lemon - cure cancer cells (A Must Read.....)!!

    Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201.
    This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer!

    Read carefully the message you just sent me, I hope you'll follow!

    Benefits of lemon.
    Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. If you can, plant a lemon tree in your garden or patio. How many people die while this is a closely guarded secret so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimilionnaires large corporations? As you know, the lemon tree is down, does not occupy much space and is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, ... He is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure is too high and antidepressant, combat stress and nervous disorders.

    The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 2000 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that: It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas ... The compounds of this tree act showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chimiothrapeutte in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract not only destroys malignant cancer cells and does not affect healthy cells.

    Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street, Baltimore , MD 1201
    SEND TO EVERYONE ... ! ! ! ! !

    • ANSWER:
      Anything is possible.

  6. QUESTION:
    10 Points for a good Science Fair Project (Read details)?
    Okay, I'm in Science 9/10 Honours, so my science fair topic has to be at a Grade 10 level. It can't have anything to do with plants or music (all the teachers hate those ones), and nothing like comparing brands of nailpolish, detergents, anything (they hate comparing brands too). But don't make it impossible, that you know will never work, like "Are Lemons The Cure To Cancer?". Just something advanced, not comparing brands, not impossible, and nothing to do with plants or music. Yeah, I know, sorry about the pickiness, but just tell me your ideas please! What did you do for your science fair? Oh, and if you give me a topic or question, please tell me what materials I would need, and how I would conduct the experiment. ANY advice would be great. If you can't answer everything, just answer at least one of the questions, or tell me your idea, but I will choose the best answer and give them five stars! Thanks so much! (:

    • ANSWER:
      take the personalized science project quiz at www.sciencebuddies.com

  7. QUESTION:
    why do people feel that medication is the only way to go?
    i have read a few answers in the health section and it seems to me that people think the only way to cure something is by medication. such as hypertension, eczema. food allergy's, stress, sleeplessness,etc: (im excluding depression, cancer,etc: as these obviously need treatment from a professional)
    But seriously, im not a hippy and i too go to the doctor if nothing else works, but does anyone take natural remedies? such as a better diet, natural suppliments such as herbal tablets: ginseng, vitamin c, garlic, ginger and lemon, or fresh herbs and fresh ginger and lemon and garlic? honey is a great antiseptic for cuts and abbrassions. and essential oils?meditation? Has anyone seen a natropath? or a chinese doctor? for some of these problems harsh medication that can have side effects can do more damage then good, addiction etc: Did you know that all medication is originally derived from natural therapies and natural products? sometimes medicatication is not the answer, whats your veiw?
    i just want veiws i too go to the doctor so remember that before you have an angry or insulting answer

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is a great idea to try natural ways to heal yourself, change your way of eating and stop any bad habits before you run to the doctor(unless it is a serious problem or accident of course). But, you must be very careful because natural remedies can have serious side effects also and can interact with other meds you are taking and you can overdose on them as well. And make sure the person you are going to for these alternative treatments is legitimate and has a license and a degree! I decided to go to a homeopathic doctor after I found no relief from traditional medicine for my Crohn's disease and I ended up in the hospital very sick from his advice and techniques. I do believe that we live in a society though that thinks everything can be solved by taking a pill and that is just not the case. Sometimes it may just take a lot of good old fashioned cures and you will save a lot of money too!

  8. QUESTION:
    any fruitarians around?
    A friend sent this to me ~ Pretty Interesting!

    Eating Fruit - this opened my eyes.

    Dr Stephen Mak is a friend of mine at the BSF course. He treats terminal ill cancer patients by "un-orthodox" way and many patients recovered. He explains to me before he is using solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients. He believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses. See the article below.

    Thanks for the email on fruits and juices. It is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%. Cancer patients shouldn't die. The cure for cancer is already found. It is whether you believe it or not. I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.
    Thanks and God bless.
    Dr Stephen Mak

    EATING FRUIT...

    We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

    What is the correct way of eating fruits?

    IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! * FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
    If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

    FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

    In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

    So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining — every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc — actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

    Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

    There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

    When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

    But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

    KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

    APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

    STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

    ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

    WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene — the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

    GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

    Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds very suspicious. I do not disagree for a moment that fruit is very good stuff. However, much of the reasoning in this sounds a lot like pseudoscience and quackery.
      Examples:

      "Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this??"
      No. Frankly I am cannot. The causes of cancer are very complex and to make such simplistic statements is nonsensical.

      "Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach."
      These are extremely large and general claims. Since they seem too good to be true, they probably are.

      "If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight. "
      As for the last point. Note also that claims like 'happiness' and 'health' are very vague and would be difficult to prove anyway.

      "If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it."
      Why should it need to mix with the saliva? Why would that help? Saliva breaks down starch into sugar. It also begins the process of breaking down fats. Most fruits have insignificant starch and fat content. So, what would saliva do to be so beneficial.

      I must say that I tend to eat fruit before eating anything else anyway. Not because of all this nonsense. Just because, while I am getting the water boiling for macaroni, toasting bread etc, I eat it as a snack. Will doing so magically ward off cancer? I doubt it.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have a Effective Herbal Products for your health. But I don't know how to sell it online. Any idea?
    1 Aarogya (good health) Herbal Tea

    Most of the clients have benefited economically and health-wise also by being involved in income plan and using Aarogya Herbal Tea made by mixing various plants having high medicinal value like Tulasi, Lemon grass, Dandelion, Rose merry and Chamomile .

    ADVANTAGES OF AAROGYA HERBAL TEA:

    a) Prevents from Gastric, Ulcer and Cancer.
    b) Prevents from Hypertension, Constipation and Jaundice.
    c) Does not allow Colitis deposit in kidney and gall bladder.
    d) Prevents from joint pains.
    e) Prevents from diseases related to liver and heart.
    f) Helps Asthma patients.
    g) Prevents diabetes. Helps cure diabetic patients.
    h) Helps in hay fever and cough and cold.
    i) Increases appetite, cleans blood and helps people suffering from piles.
    j) Helps people having Uric Acid, Gout and Arthritis.
    k) Regulates menstruation.

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    In the process of producing and providing various products made from herbs, this company has presented below a new product called Crystal Shaktipras which is good for health and rejuvenating energy made by mixing up 40 different kinds important herbs including Yarchagumba (aphrodisiac). We have the belief that you will use this also and gain energy and be healthy.

    ADVANTAGES OF CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    1. Since it is produced from pure herbs, it has no side effect whatsoever.

    2. It is a proper nutritional food for all (babies, youths, women and old people)

    3. It relives or removes weaknesses.

    4. It gives energy and is good for health.

    5. It regenerates semen.

    6. It is a boon for sexually impotent persons.

    7. It prevents from being aborted once conceived.

    8. It is appropriate for Anemia.

    9. It helps bones to get strong and increases intelligence.

    10. It prevents from old aging or being old.

    Please, Mail me for more Products.
    CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    In the process of producing and providing various products made from herbs, this company has presented below a new product called Crystal Shaktipras which is good for health and rejuvenating energy made by mixing up 40 different kinds important herbs including Yarchagumba (aphrodisiac). We have the belief that you will use this also and gain energy and be healthy.

    ADVANTAGES OF CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    1. Since it is produced from pure herbs, it has no side effect whatsoever.

    2. It is a proper nutritional food for all (babies, youths, women and old people)

    3. It relives or removes weaknesses.

    4. It gives energy and is good for health.

    5. It regenerates semen.

    6. It is a boon for sexually impotent persons.

    7. It prevents from being aborted once conceived.

    8. It is appropriate for Anemia.

    9. It helps bones to get strong and increases intelligence.

    10. It prevents from old aging or being old.

    • ANSWER:
      ADVERTISE MORE LIKE THE QUESTION YOU HAVE SUBMITTED IN GROCERY CHAINS OR THE MALL

  10. QUESTION:
    Acid reflux or GERD help?
    I have had the worst acid reflux. It all happened at night when i was lying down on my bed and my stomach was bloated. Then some kind of liquid went up all the way up to my throat and nose which I think was caused by stomache acid. I have it untreated for 3 months and my doctor diagnose that I have acid reflux now or is it (GERD)? The doctor is telling me to take (omeprazole) 20 mg 2 tablets a day, which is a generic medication for Prilosec. I have taken it for 3 days and I have these tingling side effects and i stopped taking them. The acid has left burning and itchy sensation in my throat for months now and I was sure my esophagus might be damaged without knowing. I am scared of stomach ulcers and cancer someday if it is untreated early. Please tell me if this has happened to anyone and what PPIs or antacids work for you and cure you from GERD and acid reflux? Do you think what I have is GERD and not Acid reflux now since it has been months now and hasn't gone away? Thanks. I wished Prilosec has worked for me but it caused side effects, do you think Prevacid or other brands will help? I am willing to try if it helps reduce stomach acid from coming up into my esophagus as well as healing it. Was there OTC medicines you tried that helped cured it? How long did it take if so?

    I should avoid spicy, vinegar, citrus, fried foods. I am going to start a diet for my GERD or acid reflux now so I can heal my burnt tissues. I was told not to drink carbonated, caffeinated, coffee, tea. I should also drink more water and eat more vegetables and less meat because meat causes more acid in stomach. I have to avoid orange, lemon, lime, garlic, onion, tomato too. I heard ginger is good for stomach so I bought some capsules to take. I was also told not to eat a heavy meal at night before going to bed. Tell me what foods to avoid and what foods to put into my diet that will help promote faster healing. What are some alkaline foods to help neutralize the acid in my stomach? What are other acidic foods i need to avoid too?

    • ANSWER:
      avoid tomatoe and tomato juice, lemon and other acidic foods.. also avoid coke
      medication called H-2-receptor blockers,are a different type of antiacids and might be useful: cimetidine (commercially Tagamet HB) or famotidine (commercially Pepcid AC) can be used.
      Tums is another type of antacids which might be useful .
      H2 blockers are good for night and may be benificial during the day
      but if you get a reflux during the day PPI's (omperazole and others) are your best choice.. try taking another PPI , if it doesn't work for you.. then change to H2 blockers which shouldn't give you the side effects.
      best of luck

      *** if all this doesnt work, see a specialist, you might have a diaphragmatic hernia or other medical condition requiring surgery or more aggressive treatment

  11. QUESTION:
    Who agrees the Jonas Brothers are annoying?
    Joe can't sing--he strains his vocals. He could end up losing his voice completely.
    Joe copies Kevin's silly twirling thing.
    Joe all of a sudden plays guitar like Nick and Kevin--such a huge copycat.
    He lip syncs--if you know what I mean, for example, Nick will sing words, and Joe lips it or whatever.
    All of his so-called rap...is just random words--none of it has meaning.
    Nick was a baby about his diabetes. Come on, other people have it, too. He cried at almost every concert for awhile. He and his brothers didn't support to find a cure for it, until he got diabetes. That's not real hope for anything, that's just wanting publicity.
    Kevin is a disappointment to his fans by not singing lead, even though his fans have petitions for him to do so. If I were a famous celebrity, I probably sing for my fans, if I had vocal talents, and they begged me to sing lead at least once. That would make them happy.
    What's the point of going solo, if you are getting married so young, and there isn't many fans out there--there are fans there, but he is like a shadow, compared to his brothers.
    Why marry so young? He is just a repeat of all those celebrities who marry/get engage at 18-22. He will end up ending the relationship by the time he is 30.
    Their 3rd or 4th cd--lines trying, whatever cd--has random genres in it. stick to one genre. It's nice to try and experiment, but stick to one or 2 genres per album.
    They are just pop star wannabes--Prince, The Beatles--trying to be like them.
    Why do people say they are a rock group? They're not! It sounds like pop!
    A real celebrity, who tries to be down to earth won't spend most of their earnings buying fancy cars, or wearing fancy clothing or buying fancy anything. (I heard they give 20% of their earning to charity). I'm in the general working class, and give 50-62% of all my earnings to charities, including diabetes, cancer, asthma, and other foundations.(I have a well-paying job in the medical field. I drive a used jeep, and wear clothes that I buy from thrift shops, and Wal-Mart, and minor brand stores, like lulu lemon) I have been giving this much to charities even before finding out that I have respiratory problems. I haven't freaked out when I was diagnosed with diabetes type 1. Just upset that I had to watch my sugar intake, but not crying like a baby.

    In general, who agrees that the Jonas Brothers are annoying, fake, and aren't going to last--just another wannabe boy band?

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with you. there voices are okay but theyre not amazing singers or anything like that. they are going to burn out when their tween fans grow up and abandon them.

  12. QUESTION:
    Blood clot inside my lip?
    Okay well a long time ago, I remember eating something that made my lips very irritable. I started biting it with my teeth to stop the itchy feeling (stupidest thing I've ever done). A few days later, there was a bump on my lip, I assume a blood clot. And a few months later, I noticed there's a black dot on my lower lip the size of a maybe a sharpie point. It's been there since maybe March and it's really degrading and embarrassing. I've tried mixing honey and lemon juice on it (Google said so) and it hasn't worked. I don't know what else to try since Google is limited. So what can I do to fix this? I don't want to go to the doctor to check this out, I'd want some home remedy or something. So what can I do to cure this?

    PS. Is it even a blood clot by the way I'm describing it or maybe cancer? I assume it's a blood clot given the circumstances but they usually go away in a few days by the body absorbing the blood right?

    • ANSWER:
      I am Dr Sonia . I am an ENT Specialist [Specialist in diseases of the Ear ,Nose ,Throat and Head and Neck Surgery] practising in Bangalore ,India.
      Such conditions are best diagnosed if doctors can see them.
      It is best you Visit an ENT specialist in your locality or if you want you can upload your photo and post a link.
      You may visit my site [http://drsoniasv.webs.com] and post a query in Ask a question section if you are hesitant to post the photo link here.
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      Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
      Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgery


Lawn Diseases Cures

High blood pressure natural remedies can be as simple as just doing your chores. You probably already know that you are going to have to change your life style but you probably didn't know that it doesn't have to be as daunting as most imagine. If you are looking for simple everyday natural remedies for high blood pressure you really don't have to look much your dusty car and your dirty windows.

Exercise is the fastest way to lower blood pressure. Now when you think of exercise you're probably thinking sweat suits, smelly sneakers and a lot of work right? Well according to a University of Indiana study, simply staying active around the house can lower systolic pressure by up to 13 points.

Where would that put your blood pressure reading?

The idea is to burn 150 calories daily. Washing your car yourself rather than paying the car wash, firing the kid who does your lawn and mowing the grass yourself, daily vacuuming and even doing the dishes all count towards that 150 calorie goal and a lower blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes a day of mild aerobic exercise but what most people don't understand is that lower pressure benefit can be obtained even if the 30 minutes is not done all at the same time.

What that means is that household chores, walking to a lunch spot, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, all contribute to that 30 minute goal. Now there are obvious advantages to doing the 30 minutes all at the same time and the biggest is weight loss. In order to burn fat the "furnace" has to be primed by burning the fat that is already in the blood stream before you tap into stored fat. A brisk walk for 15 minutes will burn existing fat and then start drawing on that extra stuff you carry around for the balance of the walk.

Aerobic exercise, and face it that's what washing and waxing your car is, not only strengthens the heart muscle but it also improves the elasticity of your blood vessels. Both of these are vital to lowering pressure. And now you know it doesn't have to be a big deal. You don't have to join a gym, you don't have to kill your knees jogging, you simply have to get off your duff and do your chores.

The two reasons that most Americans run the risk of experiencing some really nasty side effects that are associated with blood pressure medication are ignorance and convenience. Ignorance in the sense they don't question their doctor when they prescribe medication, you should always ask if there is an alternative; and convenience in that it's easier to pop a pill than to live healthier.

If you've decided to take responsibility for your own health good for you. With a little research you'll find that it really isn't all that difficult and it is certainly cheaper to practice high blood pressure natural remedies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are "lawn diseases" and what causes them usually?
    also, how to treat them? why they say watering your lawn each day will cause it to have disease? is this true?

    how this is for fescue true or not and how to cure it if has been turning brownish or losing colour in spots? how common and would appying fertiliser with high phosphorous help it or hurt it more?

    • ANSWER:
      Many lawn diseases are fungal in nature. If you water every day, and your grass is constantly moist, that will create a perfect environment for fungi, and you may find yourself with more problems. A deep watering much less often is much better for an established lawn. That is true for ANY lawn, no matter what the grass variety.

      A lawn turning brown in spots can be caused by lots and lots of different problems, including insect damage, and even dogs frequently peeing on it.

      Here is more info:
      http://www.greenmancares.com/pages/lawn_diseases.html

  2. QUESTION:
    I live in michigan , lawn has dollar spot disease..any cures?

    • ANSWER:
      Turfgrass deficient in nitrogen tends to develop more dollar spot than turfgrass adequately fertilized. Apply recommended amounts of nitrogen and maintain adequate air circulation. Keep thatch to a minimum. Irrigate based on evapotranspiration needs of the turfgrass to a depth of 4 to 6 inches, but avoid creating drought stress by extending the interval between irrigations too long. Raise the mowing heights as much as possible.

      Avoid prolonged leaf wetness by irrigating in the morning or early afternoon rather than later in the day. Remove morning dew with a light irrigation. Adding composted top dressings has been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of dollar spot, allowing a reduction in the frequency and/or application rates of fungicides.

      Apply fungicides when environmental conditions favor the development of the disease, or when the first symptoms are detected. Apply until environmental conditions are no longer favorable for the disease.

      Scotts® Lawn Fungus Control is labled for the control of Dollar Spot on the following turf types: Bentgrass, Kentucky bluegrass, Poa annua, Bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass, ryegrass, fine fescue, tall fescue or mixtures where these grasses predominate.

  3. QUESTION:
    organic cure for red thread lawn disease?
    prefer not to use scotts fungicide. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Cornmeal is supposed to help fight fungus
      never tried it so I don't know if you will have good results though

  4. QUESTION:
    i have to play Lawn tennis with the disease ridden Navratilova and cure her ? any help.?
    i am yoga teacher and as mentor of navratilova in my fairy tale age i want to get rid her of her disease.
    Sagitarian master...
    if she finds me i am sure she to get cure....
    The long powerful unity can give great cure...me observes.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like all those high profile cancer cases; they put their faith in religion instead of doctors & ended up DEAD.

  5. QUESTION:
    Tree Disease? Should I worry? How to cure it?
    I have two evergreen trees in my backyard. I live in the suburbs of St. Louis in Missouri. I do not know what their specific species is or whatever, but I am pretty sure their cones shouldn't be slimy and grow strange long strands. I first noticed the sliminess about 3 or more years ago, but have ignored it. It was at first only on the largest tree. But recently, when I was cutting the lawn, I noticed now that all the evergreen trees in my backyard have slimy cones with strange growths. The trees don't seem to be dying. I was wondering if I should be worrying about this, if this was a disease, and if so what it was, and if so if I should do something about it, and if so what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Not knowing what kind of tree it is makes it really hard to figure what could be wrong.

      I just trying to picture it in my mind, and am wondering if it is just sap dripping off the cones. Could it just be sap?
      If it is sap dripping then it could be burrowing insects, like bark beetles.
      The red pine cone beetle seems to cause this drippy sap thing.

      Or maybe its some kind of fungus?

  6. QUESTION:
    disease in rabbit liver? PLEASE HELP!!!?
    i cut my lawn and fed the shavings to my rabbit..later on it died....and then uncle stripped it to find any kind of diseases..he had found a disease in the liver..? i think it had caught the wild rabbits disease?? and i fed the rabbits what the wild rabbits been peeing on so on..i am pretty sure my other rabbits are effected with it. apparently there is a cure to put vetadine iodine in there water? if you know how to use it or something else that is to cure a disease by adding something in there water?? thankyouuu!!!((:

    • ANSWER:
      Did the lawn have any pesticides or any other chemicals sprayed on it? Your question requires the expertise of a vet.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can do with my lawn if part of it seems...
    to be diseased? It is dying off completely in strange patches in one main area of the yard. I water it plenty and it does not see too much traffic, so I can only guess that is diseased. It is sod (Kentucky bluegrass) that was put down in the spring, this problem started about 2 months ago and watering enough (I don't think I over water, they said you pretty much can't) and fertilizing has not helped any. Is there anything that can be done to cure/bring it back. Or do I have to pull it up and start over? Thanks for helping : )

    I asked in this section because I have already asked in the appropriate section to no avail so I was hoping that my LGBT brothers and sisters could be of more assistance : )
    I have dogs but they all take grass tabs to balance ph
    I really don't think it is pee spots (I knopw what those look like) the patches are larger non uniform and they don't just yellow, they die off to nothing but dirt. Plus they are spreading.

    • ANSWER:
      More then likely it's grubs, they eat the root system of your lawn causing it to brown. You will need to kill them with an insecticide that specifically kills grubs, after that you will want to replant grass seed. I would wait until early fall to replant your grass seed though, it will grow in faster and thicker with the cooler weather and your watering will be more effective with less water.

      L

  8. QUESTION:
    Girlies!!! I wrote a poem for us!!!!?
    Haha I guess guys can read it too, but you won't get the same effect. Actually, nevermind. Guys can read it too. I wrote this at 10:30 because I love writing poems and I just watched a chick flick...and I'm not tired and was looking for something to do. So here!!

    Women need limits
    They hate them
    They live by them
    They are the most important part in women’s lives
    Whether the limits are made by an outside force
    Or by the woman herself
    They are there
    They must be

    A woman needs to know when to stop eating
    She needs to know how much make up to wear
    We need to be told to shut up sometimes
    We need to know how much money to spend
    And how much not to

    Women need to know to sleep when they are tired
    Otherwise we get dark circles
    And loose energy
    Which is unattractive
    And we can’t be unattractive
    Who knows when we’ll meet someone new?

    Women need to be told where their space is
    Where they cannot go
    Where they must go
    We need to always know that we are beautiful

    Expectations drive us.
    We must meet them or else

    Crying is the status quo
    No need for a sprinkler
    Put women out on the lawn
    Perfect sod in no time

    A temper is not an occasion
    You’d think it’s only once a month
    Wrongo.

    You liked that vase?
    Oh well, it’s laying on the floor
    In a million pieces
    Next to that shattered mirror
    Didn’t think I was so strong, did you?
    Oh my gosh it’s Godzilla!
    No. Wait.
    That’s me

    We scare ourselves in the mirror
    Daily
    If it’s not our skin
    It’s our chub
    If it’s not our cracked heels
    It’s our split ends

    Please say something other than “Fine”
    When we ask how we look
    Say it even if we don’t ask

    It will soothe our souls
    And yes. We have them.

    Women need to be told to put down the chocolate
    And go for a run
    If not a run,
    Play some tennis or something
    We need to know how to fix everything about ourselves
    No matter what
    There are home remedies and lotions and pills and oils for everything
    And we find ‘em
    If we don’t its back to plan A
    Crying

    “Shopping” I know I heard someone say it.
    Our heads jolt up and our eyes widen. No joke. Happens every time.
    Not a myth.
    Money is meant to be spent
    Women live it, breathe it, sleep next to it
    It’s not just for clothes or shoes or food
    It’s for care packages for the troops
    It’s for toys for the kids
    It’s for the cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease
    We cherish it
    The only thing that can tear us away is religion

    Church?
    A chore for some
    A lifestyle for others
    It changes how we look at Money, Time
    And love
    Did you think I would forget love?
    Women need it
    Desire it
    Literally die without it
    Why don’t we all get it?
    I don’t know.
    I was hoping you did.

    Women need to know
    We hear it from others
    We say it to each other

    But the most dominant voices
    The ones that give us the boundaries we need
    And the ones that always seem to ignore those boundaries-
    Ourselves

    Too bad, really
    We need to be held accountable for our actions.
    Wait. We are.
    We need to be put in our places.
    Wait. We are.
    We need to have freedom.
    Wait. We do.

    So what does that tell you?
    I guess depending on who I’m talking to
    It can mean either
    Women are a valuable part to society
    Or it can mean
    Women have no business in the world

    I wonder if a woman is reading this.
    Right about now
    You’re probably telling yourself to stop eating that chocolate
    And go for a run.

    • ANSWER:
      I Love It!!! =)
      It made me laugh...it is so very true.
      Keep writing poems, im definitely going to read any others you have posted.
      LOVED IT!!!
      =)

  9. QUESTION:
    How to stop my evil step mother?
    I had another argument with my parents today, and it was all because my step mom has to be right about everything because she believes she is perfect in every aspect. Don't try to tell me I'm a stubborn child who is on the edge of losing it, because I will gladly shoot you down to a level lower than George Bush himself. It would be great to get advice on how to explain to my dad what she does, and who she really is.

    Here's some examples of my step mom.
    1. She gets mad at her sister for bloating about her new Iphone and her boyfriends (mad enough to not go to her parents if her sister is there), but my step mom bloats about our house and pictures, and knickknacks, all the time. EX. "Our house is so pretty, it's better than all the other houses in our neighborhood".
    2. She changes rules and stories to always be in her favor to win an argument. This always gets me into trouble over things that I am not even aware of, or things that aren't even my responsibility.
    3. She manipulates my dad against me and others, when he should be smart enough to know what's really going on, trust me, he's a smart man. But I believe he just wants to stay out of the doghouse.
    4. She tries to get people to feel sorry for her. EX. She "moaned in agony" every time I walked past her when she was "sleeping on the couch" to cure her "massive headache" that she gets all the time.
    5. She believes my dad is the hardest worker of all time, harder than anybody else. He mows the lawn and she treats him like a king, and if our neighbors do something bigger like build a fence, she just states that he could of done it better.
    6. She only appreciates her parents, my dad, and her closest friends. I have gotten zero congratulations from her about what I have truly worked hard for. I am not over-exaggerating one flipping bit, but I have over 300 hours invested in trying to restore my 73 Plymouth, and 100+ hours of learning about the automotive industry ON MY OWN TIME, and that doesn't count towards the schooling I'm taking over it, which I'm on the honor roll (which isn't too hard, but it's something). And I haven't even gotten a simple "good job" from her. ZERO, ZIP, NONE, NADA! You get the point.
    7. And for the people who she doesn't give usual credit to, like myself for example, she only appreciates tasks that benefit her. EX. She praises me for spending a whole 20 seconds of my life to take out the trash. Or the whole 3 minutes to unload the dish washer. But doesn't say one thing if I help solve another persons problem, or achieve something that doesn't benefit her.
    8. Along with #6, she also appreciates herself too much. She always talks about how hard her life at school is, and how she thinks she is the only good teacher at the school, and thinks she does such goods deeds everyday for the kids she teaches.
    9. She doesn't care about others feelings during situations where either she bites it, or somebody else bites it. For example, before they were married, we got a family cat. And at the same time, she had a cat as well. Soon after they were married, we found out her cat was sick, diseased, dying, and contagious. And our cat was completely healthy. She convinced my dad to get rid of the healthy cat, and keep the sick dying cat, in order to spend a little more time with her "precious baby". Even though my sister and I (and possibly my dad) strongly felt it was wrong.

    What can I do to help explain to my dad that he should not take her words seriously, and show him who she really is? It is sooooo sickening to me, and I get chewed up by her monstrous ways. Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    I live in michigan , lawn has dollar spot disease..any cures?

    • ANSWER:
      Adequate fertilization will help the lawn overcome this disease. Prevent thatch buildup and remove excess thatch. Avoid drought stress by watering the lawn deeply, and thoroughly when needed, timing irrigation for early morning. Remove morning dew if possible by mowing or irrigating the lawn. Fungicide applications may be needed during moist weather in the spring and fall, when day temperatures are between 70 to 80 °F. For the home lawn, fungicides can be applied that contain either thiophanate-methyl, propiconazole, fenarimol, thiram, mancozeb, triadimefon or myclobutanil. Always apply all chemicals according to directions on the label.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can do with my lawn if part of it seems...
    to be diseased? It is dying off completely in strange patches in one main area of the yard. I water it plenty and it does not see too much traffic, so I can only guess that is diseased. It is sod (kentuky bluegrass) that was put down in the spring, this problem started about 2 months ago and watering enough (I don't think I over water, they said you pretty much can't) and fertilizing has not helped any. Is there anythiong that can be done to cure/bring it back. Or do I have to pull it up and start over? Thanks for helping : )
    I soak it every other day

    • ANSWER:
      Well since you are growing bluegrass, I assume you are in a fairly mild climate. KY bluegrass is a cool weather grass and does well in temps up to 80 degrees. If it gets warmer for a period of time, the grass will go dormant but watering on a regular basis helps slow down the dormacy.

      In addition to an insect problem, you could have a type of fungus. These typically occur when climates change. Say for example, In June, you have seasonal temperatures with normal rainfall. When July hits, temps normally increase. With moist soils and hot conditions, fungus can occur.

      Some typical types of fungus seen in the midwest where I live are Summer Patch and brown patch. Summer patch is sometimes called "frog eye". You have a little clump of green grass in the middle and a circular patch of dead grass. Brown patch is what the name says... brown patches throughout the yard ( or concentrated in one area of the yard)

      If you have grubs, you can tell by grabbing a handfull of grass and pulling up on it. If it comes up, you will notice no root system. They have been eaten by the grubs. If it doesn't come up easily, chances are its a fungus.

      If you have fungus, not much you can do at this point. A fungicide can be applied at a corrective rate (probably 6lb/1000 sq ft) and it will stop it but the grass won't come back this year. It will next year though but you'll probably have the same issues. There is a preventive fungicide application you can put down next year to alleviate the problem. Typically 3lb/1000 fungicide application on May 1st, June 1st and July 1st.

      Rake up the dead patches, aerate the area and re-seed probably around Sept 1st. Bluegrass need 10-21 days to germinate and apprx 6 wks to become resistant to the pre-emergent application you apply around April.

      Hope this helps. If you have a county extension agency, give them a call. They are there to help you with issues like this.

      Good luck


Laughing Cures Cancer

Our speaking voice should be a wonderful expressive instrument for communication. However, many of us have unconsciously fallen into bad habits either in conversation or public speaking. Others will inevitably associate the habits of our voice with habits of our mind and will use these habits to draw a conclusion as to our character. Very few of us ever make the time to improve the quality of our voice to make it pleasing and melodious. We do have the makings of a good voice and training will help make it better.

An excellent check on the qualities of your voice is to record it and play back. Even without this a little listening practice will make you conscious of your voice. Listen to your voice and honestly analyze to determine any bad habits.

The most common public speaking bad habits, their consequences and their simple remedies are listed below:

Bad Habit 1 - A strident high pitched voice. This has the hallmarks of a nervous person. It is hard on the listeners and many will find it difficult to listen to the point they lose interest.
Remedy - Take several deep breaths, this will help to calm the nerves and make it easier to control your voice.

Bad Habit 2 - A monotonous drone, speaking too slow or deliberately. This will ruin even the best prepared presentation by making it sound dull and may even put some people to sleep.

Remedy - Pick up the tempo of your talk through thinking faster. You will naturally talk faster when your zest to do your best gets into gear.

Bad Habit 3 - Rapid delivery - this exhausts the audience and they will lose the context of your ideas.

Remedy - Start off slow and adopt a conversational manner as talking to a friend. Make sure you enunciate clearly.

Bad Habit 4 - Too soft - who will know what you said? Remedy - Test the volume when you speak. Ask whether they can hear you at the back. Most audiences will appreciate you taking the time.

Additionally many voice faults can be remedied by reading "out loud." Read a variety of material; try everything from casual quotations to vigorous argument. The "out loud" reading must have feeling put into it. Reflect the feeling of the words in your voice. Experiment with words that reflect love and compare the sounds with words that convey hatred. Your voice will reflect the mood you have in mind and the audience will target in on it. Practice rounding out your syllables and opening you mouth wide to raise the resonance of your voice. This will help cure mumbling. However, be careful you don't end up with an affected accent that sounds worse than the original issue.

By understanding your own voice bad habits and tackling them you can replace these habits with good "listening" tones. It is useful to recall that Demosthenes a famed Greek orator from long ago struggled with stammering. It is recorded that he overcame this challenge by filling his mouth with pebbles and talking over the roar of crashing waves.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I hear said that laughing is best medicine. Will laughing cure my cancers? Please respond RSVP.?

    • ANSWER:
      You know, I heard that people have cured their cancer in large part with a positive attitude AND laughter, as well as a diet in certain foods and fruits. The medical society doesn't want this to get out because doctors, hospitals and drug companies will be out of business. Please, please turn your outlook on life around to a very positive and joyful one. I'm sure it's extremely difficult, but it WILL make a difference. When people become ill, they lose their willpower to live, and that contributes to the overall bad health. Your mind must be strong in order for your body to function. I will find resources to the stuff I referenced and post them here.

  2. QUESTION:
    is altunative cancer treatment just as good as medical science treatment?
    i do alyurnitive cancer treament on phat actualy cures the cancer but i am laughed at by the dical proffesion

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. If you have it yourself, go see an alternative physician. They will dissolve the cancer. It also requires a multi-avenue approach.

      Diet
      High dose nutrient, probably in intravenous
      Supplementation
      Anger & stress reduction
      Meditation and prayer daily
      Excersize in any nature setting.

  3. QUESTION:
    What if the cure of cancer has been in our backyard for generations: What do you think it would be?
    try and make it something funny =)
    free points to the one that makes me laugh

    • ANSWER:
      Well lets see.. I've been up all night with terrible cancer pain so I will have to dig very deep to find my sense of humor this morning. I would have to say perhaps all the cow patties in the surrounding fields would be a hoot!!!

  4. QUESTION:
    Should all medical research be directed into Cancer cure and nothing else until it's cured?
    Just bear with me...

    There is already good enough treatments for every disease known to man. Our average life-span is longer than ever. So there is nothing to lose.

    So, ban all medical research except to cure cancer, much like the Manhattan Project or Moon Landing directive, and within 10 years or less, we can continue on with our normal way, becausae cancer will be cured by then.

    We are shooting a shotgun blast at a bear from 1000 yards and the bear is just laughing at us, because the pellets are bouncing off him harmlessly. That's what our worthless medical research has been like for decades.

    • ANSWER:
      Which cancer would that be? There are LOTS of different cancers. Would we pick one and "cure" that, and then move on to another one?

      Just wondering.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why do Christians laugh at the medical and scientific field for not being able to do things like cure cancer?
    They sure are doing a better job than your god, don't you think? At least they're trying. Your god has never done a thing for the world. NOTHING. Nada.
    Don't try to act like Christians don't laugh at science. Just a few minutes ago in another question there were people laughing that it's taken 40+ years for science to accomplish "the simplest of things". And that's just one of the many examples.

    • ANSWER:
      they are simply a funny bunch.

      what i think is really funny though, is why Christians don't simply ask for the things they want to be cured RIGHT AWAY. they do KNOW that the bible tells them that all they have to do is ask for it and god will give it to them, don't they?

      From Matthew:

      18:19 "Furthermore, truly I tell you that if two of you agree on earth about anything you request, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

      18:20 For where two or three have come together in my name, I am there among them."

      what i don't understand, is that Christians have prayed for things to happen and it DIDN'T happen, what was god doing? christian parents have prayed to god to save their sick children, their dying babies...yet, god killed them anyway. sometimes he killed them within minutes of their prayers.

      now that just seems like a big whopper of a contradiction to me. it clearly states (from jesus, by the way, who should know what his daddy would do) that if 2 or more christians get together and pray for something, god would do it...and i quote again:

      "it will be done for you by my Father in heaven."

      there ain't much wiggle room there folks. yet kids die whether you pray for it NOT to happen. seems to me like either (1) god isn't listening (2) jesus lied (3) there is no god

      makes you wonder doesn't it. i personally go with #3.

  6. QUESTION:
    looking for a tattoo.....?
    My career goal is to become a biotechnologist and cure cancer..when i cure cancer I want to get a tattoo showing my accomplishment...i was thinking like cure,laugh,love with the cancer sign or like cure,love,live with the cancer sign
    Idk which one I should get...
    Any suggestions!! thanks..anything helps!!

    • ANSWER:
      you should focus on curing cancer first, then worry about the tattoo.

  7. QUESTION:
    What kind of job can a person who designed a system that can replace the utility co.s & combustion engine get?
    The system that I designed was analized by a 30 year atomic nuclear physist...who said it was 200 years ahead of its time...I was warned that I'd be killed...or would disappear without a trace if I released this information...all I can say to them now...is bring it on..."you don't scare me anymore"...I also have possible cures for Cancer...Aids and any viruses that mankind has to deal with...they made my life hell for years...and all I've got to say is "They can go to their own hell now"...I will make the information availible from here on out..."That much I promise"...God gave me the Knowledge to be given to mankind...not to be shelved...and it will be given to mankind...with or without their acknowledgement...I'm tired of playing dumb...and I'm especially tired of them running over the general public and laughing about it...and boasting about it to our faces...have a nice day from here on out...!
    And by the way...I have written documentation in hand that the system does exsist...! I also wrote the same question in news and events...!

    I do thank you for placing me in the same catagory as others that were called the same thing...and they were also called Crazy...Ignorant...Stupid...Dumb...you know what I'm saying...plus they were called many more names to...so thank you for your comments and compliments...I welcome them...The Wright Brothers, Edison...just to mention a couple...LOL... so have a nice day...!
    All I can say...LOL...if your pointing a red laser at me from a distance in the trees... is this..."PULL THE TRIGGER"...LOL...and I'll die laughing at you...!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't get discouraged...

      McDonalds is ALWAYS hiring smiling faces AND AND AND they will also send you to clown school. All you have to be able to do is say "Would you like fries with that?"

  8. QUESTION:
    why do stoners argue and fight online?
    They think they know everything, think that Marijuana is good for all humans, it cures cancer and this one makes me laugh (shrink tumors) I have neurofibromatosis (it causes tumor growth) don't you think if pot helped shrink tumors my doctors would of told me already???
    dumb answers!!! how bout help me out with a good answer

    • ANSWER:
      Ok I know for a fact your claim is incorrect. Here is why... 1. your doctor would be an idiot to suggest something to you that is against federal law as a schedule 1 narcotic. 2. I have all this information right here documented facts from the experts. Go argue with them, you already posted this earlier and lost cause of the same post I'm about to re-post here. Go spew duponts 1937 propiganda to save them billions of dollars somewhere else
      In 1935 they came out with a machine called a decordicator. This was going to revolutionalize the production of hemp related products. Popular science called Hemp the new billion dollar product right on the cover. So William Randolph Hurst, who owned a paper mill, started printing news papers calling hemp marijuana and completely bashing the drug saying "blacks and mexicans are smoking marijuana and raping white women". Congress made marijuana illegal not even realizing they were making Hemp illegal. Hemp, if not made illegal, would have brought America out of the great depression.
      But it was made illegal. Oil and Logging companies joined together and put out a lot of propaganda on "Marijuana" claiming it was a "new type of cigarette from Mexico" that made people crazy, psychotic, insane, violent, lazy and sexually immoral. They claimed, "It will make a black man look at a white woman twice" and "It will make white women sleep with black men." Specifically Dupont who had just, in 1937, patented a new technique in refining coal and oil to make plastics, and William Randolph Hurst who produce almost all paper products in america. Both companies stood to loose billions of dollars. Andrew Mellon became Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury. He was Dupont's primary investor. His future Nephew in law was Harry J. Anslinger. Andrew Mellon appointed him to oversea the newly created Federal beuro of Narcatics.
      On April 14th, 1937 the Prohibitive Marijuana Tax Law or the Bill that outlawed hemp was directly brought to the Houseways and Means committee. This committee is the only one that can bring it to the house floor without it being debated by other committees. The chairman was Robert Doten was a Dupont supporter and he insured that the bill would pass Congress.
      Dr. James Woodward, A physician and attorney testified too late on the behalf of the American Medical Association. He told the committee that the reason that the A.M.A. had not denounced the marijuana tax law sooner was because the association had just descovered that marijuana was hemp. Few people were aware that this menice known as marijuana that they had been reading about on Hursts front page was in fact the passive Hemp that they all knew and loved. Woodard told the Comittee that "The A.M.A. understood Hemp to be a medicine sold in numerous healing products sold over the last 100 years."
      Many people were in utter shock and disbeleif when they and loved ones were arrested for the use of hemp and hemp products. In September of 1937 the most useful crop ever known to man became illegal and our planet has been suffering ever since.
      This propaganda spread and, with the help of lobbyists, instead of putting it in the hands of the medical department it was put in control of the treasury department who created the Federal Beuro of Narcotics. They made Harry J. Anslinger the Commissioner of the department and he made it his agenda to single handedly destroy anyone who used it. He is quoted as saying "Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, mexicans, jazz musicians, and entertainers. Their satanic music is driven by marijuana, and smoking by white women makes them want to seek sexual relations with negroes, entertainers and others. It is a drug that causes insanity, criminality, and death - the most violence causing drug in the history of mankind." He shaped America's attitude toward marijuana for years to come.
      They started by paying a scientist to prove "Marijuana" kills brain cells, not to see if it does. He did prove it. The reports were not released til many years later. When they were released it was discovered that he put gas masks on monkeys and then forced them to breath 25 joints of "Columbia Grade Marijuana" within a 5 minute period with no oxygen added. They ALL died of suffocation. Every study since has proven that they help to reproduce new brain cells. Marijuana was labeled by the DEA as a schedule 1 narcatic. This means it has no psychiatric or medical uses, it is highly addictive and itis extremely dangerous and deadly.
      "80% of Americans beleive that adults should be able to use marijuana legally for medical purposes." - Time/CNN Poll November 4th, 2002
      "According to the American Accadamy of Pediatrics when our nations children are diagnosed with ADHD doctors go right to one drug, Methylphenidate (Methan Anphetamines), you may know it better as Ritilan. But there is a lessor known treatment that may be more effective with fewer side effects Cannabis." - MSNBC Report
      "The truth is that the reason that we are seeing an increase among youth in the increase of use in marijuana within this country is because they've been lied to. They've been told that this is a very dangerous drug and that it has no bennefit. It is more apropriate to bring it up out of the streets and into the doctors offices so that children and parents can learn the truth, get some of the data and look at this drug, not with a reefer madness perspective, but more with a scientific and factual perspective." - Dr. Claudia Jenson - Clinical instructor and practicing pediatricion at the University of Southern California
      "In strict medical terms, Marijuana is safer than many of the foods we commonly consume. It is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to enduce death. Marijuana in it's natural form is one of the safest theraputically active substances known to man." - Francis L. Young -Administrative Law Judge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
      Marijuana is proven to be effective and or theraputic in the treatment of the following ailments: Aids, HIV, Cachexia, Chronic Pain, Movement disorders, Peripheral Neuropathy and many more serioius chronic illnesses.
      "Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. No where is this more clear than in the laws against marijuana in private for personal use." - President Jimmy Carter - Message to Congress August 2nd 1977
      "The A.M.A. knows of no danger from the use of Cannabis." Dr. William Woodward - Cheif lobbyist - American Medical Association
      "The truth is cannabinoids kills a large variety of cancer cells. And these have been documented... it inhibits breast cancer growth, colon cancer, rectal cancer, glacoma, luchemia, lymphoma, lung cancer, fetal, chromosoma, sitoma, prostate, skin, thyroid... Cannabinoids are the oils of life. Do we need the D.E.A. to tell us not to smoke too much marijuana? What if happens if you take too much marijuana? You fall asleep" - University of Colorado Biologist Dr. Robert Melamead
      "I agree that there are people that have lost their lives to crack, cocain, heroin, amphetamines and they have somewhat gone in waves. Name a couple of people who have lost there lives to Marijuana."Rep. Steve Cohen (D) Tenessee "I can't" Robert Mueler - Director of FBI "Exactly because that hasn't happened... Is there some time that we are going to prioritize Meth, Crack, cocain and heroin and deal with drugs that lives are being lost from?"Rep. Steve Cohen (D) Tenessee
      According to the BBC, Raphael Mecoulam PHD, Dean Becker - Drug Truth network, California nurse's associatioin, The University of California - San Fransisco - (School of medicine and Patients out of Time), Dr. David Bareman, University of Colorado Biologist Dr. Robert Melamead, Louise Turner Arnold Chair and Neuro Sciences professor Departments of Pharmicology and Biological Chemistry and Director of Center for Drug Discovery University of California Irvine Dr. Daniel Fiomelli, and The Cannabinoid System Network
      THC is a cannabinoid that attaches to the receptors in the "cannabinoid system". This system controls digestion, hunger, reproduction of muscle fibers, skin cells, brain cells and neurons, metabolism, lipid production in the liver, glucose levels, insulin rejection, nutrient delivery, pain detection and suppression of other neurotransmitters. The cannabinoid system is the largest bundle of nerves in the brain and in the body. What all of this basically means is that when you smoke weed it balances your chemicals, makes you hungry, helps you digest food better, gets nutrients to your cells better, dilates your arteries, tells the body to make new neurons, brain cells, skin cells and muscle fibers, increases good cholesterol lowers bad cholesterol reduces insulin rejection, balances glucose levels, fills out your cells, gives you a greater pain tolerance and helps you sleep better which increases human growth hormone levels, opens up your airways and helps you breath better. And, if smoked sparingly, gives you more energy.
      This completely debunks the claim that "pot" makes you paranoid, psychotic, lazy and stupid. THC contains the ONLY anti-psychotic, antidepressant and mood stabilizer currently known that has no harmful side effects. The cannabinoid system DOES NOT effect motor reflex function because it does not effect the opiate system the way alcohol and opiates do. It does have a powerful anti-psychotic that suppresses the 5-HT2a receptor in the brain, this is how it effects perception of time, space and reality. This is the same receptor that is actively stimulated in people with psychosis and is activated by "psychedelics". This completely debunks the claim that "pot" makes

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you think Marijuana good for you?
    People online argue with me that Marijuana is good humans, they tell me that bong water cures cancer and this one makes me laugh (shrink tumors) I have neurofibromatosis (it causes tumor growth) don't you think if pot helped shrink tumors my doctors would of told me already???

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it's definitely not 'good for you' per se, but it does have medical uses.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to understand "the discus thrower" ?
    And then he laughs. It is a sound you have never heard. It is something new under the sun. It could cure cancer. WHAT IS THE MEANING ?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry.
      "It's Greek to me."

  11. QUESTION:
    10 pt!!!! Interview on prostate cancer: For those who know someone who had the disease.?
    OK, I have to do a project on In creasing the awareness on prostate cancer and I must have a interview. So I was wondering if anyone on yahoo answers would be willing to answer just 10 questions for me. I will give 10 pts to the first person who answer them but please no yes or no answers you can make your answers short but make sure they have detail. However if your really up to the tasks you can answer them in complete sentence's, the FIRST person who does that is guaranteed my 10pt and that's my word. Thank You Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Question #1- Do you know some one that has prostate cancer, how do they relate to you?

    Question #2- How did you feel when you found out that a loved one was diagnosed with prostate cancer?

    Question#3- Did you ever thought that your loved one would end up developing prostate cancer?

    Question#4- How did your loved one lifestyle change when your loved one was diagnosed with Prostate cancer?

    Question#5-What was done to treat your love ones prostate cancer?

    Question#6-Did your love one value the simple things in life more (like spending more time with your family, going on walks, watching sun sets) after you loved one was diagnose with prostate cancer give a example if so.

    Question#7-Do you think enough is being done to find a cure for prostate cancer if not what do you think should be done?

    Question#8-Did you or anybody else treated your love one differently when it was know that they had prostate cancer? If so in what way?

    Question#9-Did your seeing your love one experience with prostate cancer give you sympathy for others with prostate cancer or any other disease.

    Questions#10- Do you think a cure will be found for prostate cancer?

    Please answer honestly. And remember only males get prostate cancer. (don't laugh some people don't know)

    Thanks a million

    • ANSWER:
      My grandfather had prostate cancer

      We were all shocked to find it out & no one expected it.

      There was a lot of pain involved for him & he was sick from chemo He also had lots of trips to the doctor.

      He took chemo and had some sort of procedure done to keep his urethra open. The latter was performed almost as regularly as his chemo.

      He always valued life very much but I guess when he thought he was gonna die that yeah he took every second to live to the fullest. He moved in with us during treatment.

      No. I don't think enough is done for any cure research for any disease.

      No we just loved him with all our hearts like always.

      I have always felt sympathy for the ill.

      I hope so, but only time will tell.

  12. QUESTION:
    Who can help me in my idea about curing the Cancer?
    well...um..at first please don't laugh at me...im studying in high school and this is my idea..please help me...My idea is...we can inject a mass of macrophage or acids in a missile...then we van put some anti-genes in the surface of the missile...every cancer tumor has it's own anti-gene so if cancer's anti-genes matches with the missile's anti-genes something happens which is releasing of the acid or the macrophage...then tumor will be destroyed...and also we can put radio activated carbon in missile's surface to watch up the metastasize of the cancer...we can inject the missiles. i think it could cure the tumor at least no matter if it would be metastasized. Thank you..Im mouhammad Adeeb 18 years old loves biology.....i hope my suggestion will help the world. please tell me your ideas...till now two friends replied me... i know that putting anti-genes is not that easy....and also im just studying at high school so my knowledge is not that high...and another suggestion is that we can put interlookinsgs inside the missile so there will be no toxic influences...interlookings(i don't know it's correct type) just produce a chemical sign for immune globules .....and for your knowledge blood can resists 150ml of 1Molar HCL...... thanks for the 2 answers but please answer me more....thanks....and im in high school and im not expert so dont laugh at me.!

    • ANSWER:
      I cant laugh at you coz i dont hhave a clue as to what ur talking about...this all just went bouncing off my head... people here are not very brainy in biology but i think ur idea will have takers in biology forums in web... check it out thru google and aslo get in contact with bio professors of various universities who can help u with expertise... u can also check out linkedin, a site for professionals where u will be able to find professionals working in the field of pharmaceuticals to help u....

      hope it helped.... if this works u will be one of the richest on the planet....

  13. QUESTION:
    What does cancer mean to you?
    To me, cancer is the children I will never have as the chemo and radiation have made me start the menopause at the age of 23.

    Cancer is the constant lies I have to tell my friends and family, because I don't want them to know I have cancer that cannot be cured as I know it will kill a part of them if they found out.

    Cancer is watching my loving boyfriend laughing and joking all day to give me strength and encouragement to keep fighting. And then crying to himself in the night after he thinks I have fallen asleep.

    A few months ago, before I was diagnosed, I had no idea just how much cancer affects your life. I knew about the side effects of treatment and things like that but cancer completely changes your life in so many ways.

    What does cancer mean to you?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer is just another challenge put in the path of someones life. A challenge given to them to oversee and conqueror. Although it is a large inconvenience it can be beaten. I think it gives you a way to live life with more understanding and appreciation then you had before the challenge. I hope this helps a little. It does reek havoc in lives and leaves a constant fear. My dad has cancer and is very ill there isn't a day that goes by that I don't wonder how he is doing or how much linger he has to live. He refused treatment for his cancer as his was far along by the time he found out. Good luck to you and I hope all turns out on a happy note for you.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I become friends cancer patients?
    I know this is going to be long but it is for a good cause. My family is completely affected by cancer and there is a strong possibility that it could be me sitting in the hospital bed one day. All types too, like breast cancer especially (passed through 3 generations on my moms side so her and my 3 other sisters have a chance), brain cancer, leukemia, blood cancer, and many more. Families all around the world lose their parents, children, aunts/uncles, grandparents, friends, or anyone that they even just knew of everyday to this awful disease. It can happen to anyone, any gender, age, race, but the most important part is that there isn't a family in the world that isn't affected somehow by this disease, and I believe it's time to change that. I am 13, about to be 14 and my life's goal is to find the cure to cancer. I am still in middle school and there is not much I can do now medically, but I know there is a way that I can help out some how, and i'm tired of just sitting back watching families and friends heartbroken because cancer took their loved ones life. That's when I came up with the idea of being a special part of a child with cancers life. I want to be the one to put a smile on someone younger than me who will never get the chance to live, put a smile on the girl who is also 14 as we laugh and joke in her hospital room just because her wish is to simply have fun like a normal teenage girl, or I want to be that last smiling face that makes the grandparents life worth it despite the chemo therapy or treatments, even though they always promised they would live forever... Please help me, you can be a part of my experience by leading me to where I belong and changing a patients life. I want to find out how to become a friend with cancer patients so I can make a difference. If you have any details on where to go, or what to do I would appreciate it so much. If it helps at all, I live in Virginia but i'd be willing to go anywhere to help. Thank you so much, for reading this and hopefully you can answer with information that can help me, but if not God bless everyone and i'm very sorry if you've lost anyone from cancer. Even if you don't know any information it will inspire even more to follow through with my plans and to hear how cancer has affected your life. When I find out how I can do this and when I meet that smiling face looking up at me I will set up a website full of stories, pictures, videos, ways you can donate or help, and many more and i'll give everyone the address who responded so you can see what just one simple answer did. Thank you so much
    additional details:
    by the way, if you are trying to be mean or try to put my hopes down well then don't take the time to answer. and just remember i'm 14. don't try to criticize me because you know what i bet not all normal teenagers now a days are trying to figure out how to help with these kinds of situations...they are mostly worried about themselves and they probably smoke or drink while i'm out here trying to do a good thing. so if you have anything to say that would put me down well then don't answer. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      While respecting your good intentions, i reiterate that the last thing I wanted in hospital was visits from well meaning strangers. Between treatments and nurse checks all I wanted to do was rest. Children may be different, but their parents would have to approve the visit.

      Most volunteer programs have age restrictions on them also.

      Perhaps you could organise a fundraiser at school or similar to help.

      When you are older you could go to one of the camps for children dealing with cancer as a camp counsellor.

      People in aged care facilities are usually happy to receive visitors and never seem to get enough.

  15. QUESTION:
    What to say to someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer?
    I have a friend, more of an acquaintance really, who has stage 4 ovarian cancer. I am on her "Caringbridge" blog, and so I automatically get her journal updates. I saw her over Memorial Day weekend at the country club we both belong to. She looked great, all smiles, etc. She was a former flight attendant back in the day when they were chosen primarily for looks, and she still maintains striking good looks. She has been undergoing chemo and has been hopeful that this treatment will, if not cure the cancer(?), at least greatly prolong her life. Yesterday she wrote in her journal that the test results showed no improvement. She said she has a doctor's appointment on Monday to try to figure out "where we go from here." She also commented, "This is going to be a very long weekend." If she were a dear, dear friend who I had known for years and who I could laugh and cry with, I would know what to do. But with her, I'm unsure. Has anyone out there any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I would just let her know you're sorry to hear her news and that you are there for her if she needs anything.

  16. QUESTION:
    what is your biggest goal in life?
    mine is to find the cure for cancer..lol i usually dont tell people this because they will end up laughing at me. but i am a very good chemistry student and im probably going to dedicate my life trying to battle this disease, does it sound realistic ?

    • ANSWER:
      To maliciously obtain wealth.

  17. QUESTION:
    on a scale of 1-10 how funny is cancer?
    Patch adams said that the best cure was laughter so i was wondering what we can laugh about when it comes to cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      You misunderstood. Cancer isn't funny but when you have cancer you should laugh more because it keeps the pain and depression away.
      Patch Adams wanted to make cancer patients laugh more so they didn't have to feel so bad.

  18. QUESTION:
    Help me please! I have cancer!?
    I have leukemia and i don't know anything that will help even a little bit! I need your help! Make me laugh, tell me a cure! I don't know... JUST HELP! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! You can even send money to the Cancer Foundation! I need you to help me! This is hard and frustrating. So you can make it better! For me and everyone with cancer!
    I LUV THE WORLD,
    Taylor

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear your bad news.
      I'm a cancer survivor, but it wasn't leukemia, so I can't give you a lot of specific tips, but I do want to say a few things..
      I believe it's important for patients to take matters in their hands and to do research on the internet.
      I was extremely lucky in that my cancer was caught early. That gave me more options than some people have. But.. my first doctor didn't give me an option without surgery, and practically mocked me when I told her that I'd find another way. Six years later now, I still haven't gotten surgery, though I've gotten other doctors. Mind you, though considered riskier, my cure was along the lines of conventional medicine.
      Not that I don't believe in conventional medicine, but to me, some of the cheeriest and most inspiring reading can be in "kooky medicine". Maybe coconut milk isn't really a cure all, but it and other things may be a help.. who knows.. I mean who thought green mold transformed into penicillin could be such a big help thru history. And I've tried some "kooky" things. Grouppe Kurosawa gave me a sense of empowerment and cheer. (links listed below)
      I remember as my mom was passing from cancer, and I had cancer myself, (which to this day I've hid from my family) my brother looked me in the eyes and said "you know with all our progress, we still haven't found something to reverse cancer" while basically I was doing just that.
      Good luck to you. I hope you find inspiring and helpful things.

  19. QUESTION:
    Random Survey..which signs are likely to do this?
    Which signs are most likely to:

    1. Leave the scene of an accident without calling the police?

    2. Know a lot about electronics?

    3. Steal their best friend's husband/wife?

    4. Get busted with a hooker?

    5. Be investigated for shady business dealings?

    6. Be drunk a lot of the time?

    7. Walk away from a fight?

    8. Start a bar fight?

    9. Write a book?

    10. Invent a cure for Cancer?

    11. Laugh hysterically over a dumb joke?

    Just a little random quiz...I am bored lol

    Your sun sign?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Leave the scene of an accident without calling the police? Maybe Pisces.

      2. Know a lot about electronics? Think Virgos, i got Taurus friend who is obsessed with them!

      3. Steal their best friend's husband/wife? hmm i don't know! Maybe Aries or Scorpio.

      4. Get busted with a hooker? Libra.

      5. Be investigated for shady business dealings? Capricorn.

      6. Be drunk a lot of the time? Everyone! lol

      7. Walk away from a fight? sure not Aries maybe Capricorn or Cancer.

      8. Start a bar fight? Aries <<< The Trouble Some

      9. Write a book? Taurus or highly Gemini.

      10. Invent a cure for Cancer? Leo. Love Them XD

      11. Laugh hysterically over a dumb joke? Sag and Aries :P

      IT was a cool Survey ;)

  20. QUESTION:
    Anyone to help borrow money from ?
    Yes I know about loans and credit cards , but is there any good people in the world that can help someone that credit is so low that couldn't get credit to buy a hamburger. I really need ,000 right now in deep need for it, at the moment I don't work and not able even though 100000000 say I am able I am tired I give anything to work but I do not lie I don't have the engery and there is other things that keep me from a low pay job. Please I beg there has to be someone out there, I know 100000000 do this everyday thinking they get a free ride, I don't want a free ride, I need help so I can get out of the free rides, I want to be a teacher . I will pay anyone back 000 starting in 5 years , and pay it up by 20 years, I promise this is real not like on credit cards or loans but really need help. I know I get laughed at and I guess no one never help but what happens you help me and I get married and my kid cures cancer, how do you know what will happen if you don't try.
    Yeah been laughed at my whole life so no problems there, I really need help , and working I can't do with what I have now. I did a 30min job today for friend and that took all my engery my head is still hurting really bad. And all I did was carry sheetrock for about 10 feet. Thats sad, others have no legs , no arms and here I have it but I guess its in y mind that want let me do anything. I am not asking anyone on here for money , just asking do they know of help. I mean some times we get down and have someone to help us back up, I have been down my whole life and tried many 1000' s of things accept the one things I should do, go to school and get a job. I am at my lowest, I lived on the streets and now live with my dad who raped my mom and my grandmother 20 years or so ago, but no where else to go with my credit with my no funds and no help from social secrutityyet. There is money in this world why anyone don't help don't get me.I really don't know,just sit here and hope maybe one day

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes we make money the most important thing, because everyone else has made it their most important thing. At this point, I suggest, that you should focus more on the relationships you have in your life that are fruitful for you.

      I know that your self esteem is low right now. And I also know that sharing your innermost emotions with strangers is not going to help that.

      If everything you have shared is accurate and true, then you have a lot of reasons to be angry. But anger does not bring about the life you are hoping for. And neither does money.

      Some of your comments say that you are hoping for a better tomorrow. That tomorrow starts with decisions you make today.

      Take one step at a time. Get back on your feet, even if you have to crawl first. This is not a put down. A person born without a right hand who is left brained needs to make adjustments to compensate. Some of what has happened to you is kind of like that. We all have to make adjustments at times to survive what life throws at us.

      However, and this is an important point, some of what has happened has been because of poor choices. This is not the unpardonable sin, so just get back on track one day at a time, with a mentoring program that can help you reach your life's goals.

      Don't try to solve the problems on your own.

      There was a man named Jethro in the Old Testament. He was the father in law of Moses. We don't know where his inspiration came from, except human wisdom, but he advised Moses to stop striving with the burden of leading the Israelites alone, but to secure help from the responsible people from each clan.

      I hope you can see that I, for one, am not laughing at you, but encouraging you to stop whining, and get on the road to success, and forget about teaching others what you have not learned yourself.

      For the record, we know that there are a lot of opportunities available for you, but a lot of what will happen in your future is going to be the result of what decisions you make today.

  21. QUESTION:
    universal relationship or principle for truth seekers?
    do you believe what you give out comes back to you
    From my research and inspiration I have led to a concept called karma and this seems to be the only thing stopping us from achieving , health wealth and happiness

    Karma therapy

    One of the most powerful allies to any person is to know about karma therapy for if you understand this you can even

    Avoid getting health wealth happiness problems

    Or if you currently have problems in those areas

    Give you the most effective tool, which I have come across to help you alleviate them.

    This is the tool

    The value of giving
    Putting something or some service into society is one of the most transforming tools with which we all benefit . The value of it is much higher than we can possibly know and it should be included as part of everyone’s health program. The giver may ask how will helping others help my health and me! That is a very good question, which is very worthy of a serious amount of thought. This touches on the concept which is called karma .

    For if one truly wants to live with the great allies of Health, wealth, happiness, Love and all those effects which one values one should really understand this concept. It is the only thing, which explains the apparent randomness of the effects, which come upon people.

    Effects are all aspects of health, Wealth, Richness, [note these two are separate] Happiness etc.
    What is karma? Put simply it is the law of cause and effect. Or put as another way as you sow so shall you reap, or what goes around comes around. What do we mean by sowing? Simply every action or deed you do causes an effect and every thought causes an effect.

    So if you have sown good deeds as in helping others, being of service, giving love and Kindness for lengthy periods of time you can expect to reap those seeds. Alternatively if we have sown other deeds and thoughts of a hurtful nature we can expect problems of one nature or another to beset us.

    Edgar Cayce frequently mentioned in treating disease that we were working against karma and frequently told people that they would get well faster by helping others.

    Ah you may say why is it that babies are sometimes born with so many impediments; they have not sown wrongful acts.

    Yes they have not in this lifetime but what about their previous lives as in reincarnation. You may not wish to go into this subject at this time but there are millions of references to it, some in the bible and a lot of eastern religions, some people can actually remember their past lives.

    There is now even past life regression therapy used in hypnosis to treat phobias, which are not connected with this lifetime.
    What do you think these statements mean taken out of the bible
    John5:5-14 When Jesus discovered a man who had been ill for thirty eight years .

    On curing him Jesus said to the man.’Behold you have become well; do not sin anymore so that nothing worse may befall you’

    This clearly indicates that by implication of his statement that this mans troubles were caused by breaking the law of karma.

    Matthew 9;2 And behold they were bringing to him a paralytic, lying on a bed and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic “Take courage, my son your sins are forgiven”

    Mathew 12:36 And I say to you that every careless word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it in the day of judgment for by your words you shall be justified and by your words you shall be condemned.

    Causes and effects met in the way of an eye for an eye - from Edgar cayce research

    People Suffering Asthma Pressed the life out of others

    People Suffering BlindnessBlinded captives with red hot irons

    People Suffering ParalysisInjured others so they could barely walk

    People Suffering Anaemia Shed others blood

    Racial bigotAs a galley slave he was beaten to death by a negro master

    People Suffering Cancer Laughed at Christians being torn apart by wild animals

    People Suffering life as Paraplegic- As a Roman soldier – made light of others suffering

    People Suffering Poverty Abused others-Impoverished others

    Suffering Repeated disappointmentsDisappointed others

    A woman who was wary of menDeserted by husband in the crusades

    People Suffering ClaustrophobiaBuried alive

    People Suffering Choking spasmsstrangled others to death

    People Suffering Mental illness Practised Withcraft, Black magic

    All illness suffered now is the result of sin sown earlier Edgar cayce says ,this applies to wealth and happiness as well apparently

    Now we can meet our karma in two ways the first as in an eye for an eye, which means reaping in the exactly the same way as we have done. This is outlined above from the Edgar cayce research
    We see this method being enacted each day mostly on the news, as calamity after calamity is portrayed to us .
    death
    hunger
    disease
    torture
    homelessness

    it is very painful to see and to feel.

    Or we

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with the karmic theory, hence try to do no harm to anyone consciously. There is enough to put right frm past lives/times already, and life is so short..

  22. QUESTION:
    Neighbor with cancer? Please help!?
    Ok, so my neighbor has cancer and she was in remission for a while, but now the cancer is back and she doesn't have any hair. She had it once, got it cured and it came back about two years later. She lives with her husband and has three kids, two in college (not living with them) and one in high school (sophomore, at boarding school). They all were home-schooled and went to a boarding school. At least 2 of them come home for summer break. So she (in her 40s) and he (in his 40s) live just the two of them together. I feel very bad (for lack of a better word) for them and really want to help. She isn't able to get out much to garden, and I want to help her with her garden, but I'm not sure how to/ what plants she has growing. As in I wouldn't want to pull up a plant thinking it was a weed. Her husband/ children mow the lawn. Her husband works and so does she. Can someone please give me a list of nice things I can do that will help boost her confidence so she can fight cancer. I would love to help her in as many ways as possible! And please don't laugh or joke about it, because cancer is such a serious thing, and you never know if it will hit home!
    meg-thanks for your answer! I'm definitely going to do that! we just brought over dessert for her!
    thinkingtime- I may not have to lecture (if I even *lectured* you about it) but some people really don't think about what they say before they say it

    • ANSWER:
      Why would anyone laugh at you, I think this is a lovely idea. If the weather is nice in your area why not ask her if she would like to do some gardening with you? She can sit and keep you company and tell you what should be pulled out and what shouldn't. That way she is getting some fresh air (so long as it's not too sunny) and some company and you are learning a bit about gardening. She may not know much more about gardening herself and may be quite happy with the way her garden is but it doesn't hurt to ask.

      I think that maybe you need to go over one day and tell her how you would like to help. Don't be too pushy though, she may not want or need the help and there is nothing worse than having to 'entertain' a visitor when all you want to do is sleep. Offer your time and let her choose what she has trouble coping with. Maybe she will want you to run down the street and get some milk or vacuum the floors etc. Let her decide but make it plain that you are very willing to help her and she only needs to ask. If she is a reader then maybe you can go to the library for her. Depending on her fitness levels you may offer to accompany her on walks. She may like a walk around the block or down to the local park but feel she is not well enough to do this on her own.

      Good luck to her and I hope you find something that you can do to help.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why to die of AIDS when there is Cancer?
    Mr. Fi went to his doctor after a long illness. The doctor, after a lengthy examination, sighed and looked him in the eye and said, "I've some bad news for you... you have cancer and it can't be cured. I'd give you two weeks to a month."

    Mr. Fi, shocked and saddened by the news, but of solid character, managed to compose himself and walk from the doctor's office into the waiting room. There he saw his son who had been waiting. He told his son " Our family celebrate when things are good and celebrate when things don't go so well. In this case, things aren't so well. I have cancer and I've been given a short time to live. Let's head for the pub and have a few pints."

    After three or four pints, the two were feeling a little less sober. There were some laughs and more beers. They were eventually approached by some of Mr. Fi's old friends who asked what the two were celebrating. Mr. Fi told them that the his family celebrate the good and the bad. He went on to tell them that they were drinking to his impending end. He told his friends "I've only got few weeks to live as I have been diagnosed with AIDS."

    The friends gave Mr. Fi their condolences and they had a couple more beers. After his friends left, his son leaned over and whispered his confusion, "Dad, I thought you said that you were dying from cancer? You just told your friends that you were dying from AIDS!"

    Mr. Fi said, " I am dying from cancer, Son. I just don't want any of them around your mother after I'm gone."

    • ANSWER:
      lol selfish b*stard! haha... very funny

  24. QUESTION:
    Should i give up on these or not?
    I have been told that my thoughts and ideas are great but im almost ready to give up because the few people i share these with is hardly worth all the stress built up when thinkin of these things.

    im looking for real feed back don't just try to make me feel better because i feel great 8 ) !

    Yes this could be wrote way better and i welcome you to repost with your changes! (but keep the main idea intact please)

    "unspoken dreams"

    even in the broken light
    eyes have spoke of this night
    darker moments have been broken
    by the words when respoken

    sounds of screams ride light and beams
    To the land of broken dreams
    perfect answers perfect themes
    Just a feild of unspoken things

    What was right
    Is now just wrong
    So lets live "fuck it!"
    Lets drop more bombs

    Flowers bloom from blood and doom
    Beauty makes these charcol tombs
    While they lived by their own answers
    Their ideas treated, cured like cancer

    While i lay here laughing, crying
    Pushed a button now their dieing
    ugly faces proof of lieing
    all these races bent on frying

    Flowers bloom from blood and doom
    Beauty makes these charcol tombs
    While they lived by their own answers
    Their ideas treated, cured like cancer

    What was right
    Is now just wrong
    So lets live "fuck it!"
    Lets drop more bombs

    sounds of screams ride light and beams
    To the land of broken dreams
    perfect answers perfect themes
    Just a feild of unspoken things

    even in the broken light
    eyes have spoke of this night
    darker moments have been broken
    by the words when respoken

    • ANSWER:
      this is a really good song.
      if it is i really like honestly think you should make a recording and try to get recognized for your lyrics, im not just being nice like some people on this thing, but when i see or hear lyrics i like, ill support it...and like thats what im doing here.

      dont give up on this.

  25. QUESTION:
    on a scale of 1 to 10 what would you rate this?
    Yes this could be wrote way better and I welcome you to re-post with your changes! (but keep the main idea intact please)

    And im interested to hear what you think of if it makes you think at all after reading.

    "unspoken dreams"

    even in the broken light
    eyes have spoke of this night
    darker moments have been broken
    by the words when re-spoken

    sounds of screams ride light and beams
    To the land of broken dreams
    perfect answers perfect themes
    Just a field of unspoken things

    What was right
    Is now just wrong
    So lets live "**** it!"
    Lets drop more bombs

    Flowers bloom from blood and doom
    Beauty makes these Charcoal tombs
    While they lived by their own answers
    Their ideas treated, cured like cancer

    While i lay here laughing, crying
    Pushed a button now their dieing
    ugly faces proof of lieing
    all these races bent on frying

    Flowers bloom from blood and doom
    Beauty makes these Charcoal tombs
    While they lived by their own answers
    Their ideas treated, cured like cancer

    What was right
    Is now just wrong
    So lets live "**** it!"
    Lets drop more bombs

    sounds of screams ride light and beams
    To the land of broken dreams
    perfect answers perfect themes
    Just a Field of unspoken things

    even in the broken light
    eyes have spoke of this night
    darker moments have been broken
    by the words when re-spoken
    Prefect Chill that is what im looking for i wanna hear what is bad.

    And I agree with Chill too

    BTW my personal rating would be:
    7
    lots of flaws and its amature... I do think the overall Idea is :
    8-9...
    but understand someone giving it a 5 lol depending on their views on the topic.

    • ANSWER:
      id give it a 7.5...not bad but the rhyming is kind of lame sometimes...do you really need to make it rhyme? like "darker moments have been broken, by the words when re-spoken" sounds like your trying too hard to rhyme. also "bent on frying" doesnt go with the tone of the rest of your tone. some parts are really good though like "Flowers bloom from blood and doom, Beauty makes these Charcoal tombs"

  26. QUESTION:
    hheheh...murphy has cancer! did u hear this one before?
    An Irishman named Murphy went to his doctor after a long illness. The
    doctor, after a lengthy examination, sighed and looked Murphy in the
    eye and said, "I've some bad news for you...you have the cancer and
    it can't be cured. I'd give you two weeks to a month. Murphy shocked
    and saddened by the news, but of solid character, managed to compose
    himself and walk from the doctor's office into the waiting room. Where
    he saw his son who had been waiting. Murphy said, "Son, we Irish
    celebrate when things are good and celebrate when things don't go so
    well. In this case, things aren't so well. I have cancer and I've
    been given a short time to live. Let's head for the pub and have a few
    pints."

    After three or four pints the two were feeling a little less
    somber. There were some laughs and more beers. They were eventually
    approached by some of Murphy's old friends who asked what the two were
    celebrating. Murphy told them that the Irish celebrate the good and
    the bad... He went on to tell them that they were drinking to his
    impending end. He told his friends "I've only got a few weeks to live
    as I have been diagnosed with AIDS."

    The friends gave Murphy their condolences and they had a couple more
    beers. After his friends left, Murphy's son leaned over and whispered
    his confusion. "Dad I thought you said that you were dying from
    cancer? You just told your friends that you were dying from AIDS."
    Murphy said, "I am dying from cancer son, I just don't want any of
    them sleeping with your mother after I'm gone."

    • ANSWER:
      great joke thanks lol

  27. QUESTION:
    What can be done to improve my college essay?
    I finally got around to finishing my common app essay, I did an essay of my choice. Any criticism is welcome:

    “My deepest fear is that I'll look back on my life and wonder what I did with it.”
    I first encountered this quote about three years ago as I was dragged behind my brother at the Danbury Fair Mall College Fair. It is emblazoned over a picture of an F-22 Raptor on the cover of an Air Force ROTC brochure. “Cool,” I thought, shoving it into my rapidly over-filling bag of college handouts destined for the back of my closet. “But I think I'm going to try and tackle the whole 'talking to girls' thing first – Oh! Hey Cailin, uh, nice... um, nice shoes! Er, um, I mean sandals! Uh, uh, I like your hair? Uh, I have to go now. Bye!” Well done, you devilish seducer. You really shouldn't play with her emotions like that, it's just too easy.
    Fast forward to the start of my Junior year. Girls still tend to squabble over my attention, I guess my irresistible charm is still there. However, suddenly Mr. Suave here has realized something – there's only two years until High School ends. Which means, college starts in two years. Don't you have to have a major in college? What happens... after college? That's when I dove back into my closet and rediscovered the AFROTC brochure.
    Today, the brochure is taped above the mirror on my door. Every day as I walk out of my room, I see it and am reminded of what it really means to me. What will I do in my life? I don't want to be a statistic. I don't want to be a stereotypical worker bee of society, working 9-5, dealing with office drama and annoying coworkers, worrying about the next round of lay-offs and the status of my fantasy football team. I don't want to dread waking up every morning. I don't want to doubt myself in anything I do. I don't want to reflect on life as an old man and think, “Wow, what a let down.”
    No. I will accomplish something. Whatever that something is, you can be sure that I will give it everything I have. I will inspire people, and I will be inspired. I will lead people. I will create something, invent something, design something, discover something – I will do something! I will be able to talk to a girl! No, wait, I already do that just fine. I swear.
    Now, I am not going to say that I'm going to cure cancer, usher in world peace, turn lead into gold, or find a wormhole to the 11th dimension. I may not move a mountain, but I'm going to clear out some pretty sizable chunks. And no matter what challenge I face, I will face it with confidence, knowing that I have prepared myself adequately. There will be highs, and most definitely some stumbles and low points, but at the end of my journey I will be laughing and shouting: “Let's do it again!” I am going to make sure that my deepest fear never comes true.

    Thanks for any help, and the whole girl motiff is a joke just to kind of keep things somewhat humorous.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Oh my god! Is anyone scared about tomorrow???.....?
    If you don't know this well ,
    The russians have been building some sort of laser for like 60 years to make particals into mini black holes so we can cure cancer with the radation....
    But it might all not go to plan and that means it could be the end of the world tomorrow.
    Please dont laugh or be sarcastic its in the papers on the news on everything i see!.
    By the way if you wanna say anything truthfully this is sort of like a truth box aswell

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry about it, live your life the best way possible and don't think about bad things. The end of the world is when we die, and we are all going to die one day, some from diseases, some from an accident, whatever. Just be happy to be alive and well at this very moment. Anyway this is all bad propaganda, don't let yourself be influenced by that.

  29. QUESTION:
    Are atheists kinda like elitists?
    mentally speaking...in the sense that they believe they have the correct information/ understanding of an area while everyone else is literally "delusional," but instead of spreading what they believe is the truth, they simply look down upon and mock those who oppose their views.

    To clarify, Christians, for example, believe they have an understanding of the Gospel that non-Christians do not, though instead of looking down on or mocking non-Christians, the Christian/Christ-like ideal is to spread the Gospel (though there are many that do mock and scorn, the Christian ideal is to do the opposite, like Jesus did when He helped sinners rather than shun them, much to the Pharisees' dismay).

    Another example being if one had the cure for cancer, why would they laugh in the face of those who did not know of this cure instead of trying to spread the news of the cure?

    Does this mean that atheists are comparable to elitist jerks, and if so, why do they find it a surprise that no one listens to them and thinks they are mal-spirited
    I'm sure most of the responses will serve as classic examples
    Effie, I was comparing knowledge of the cure for cancer to the atheist's knowledge of the "truth"...so you just criticized yourself, dolt

    • ANSWER:
      your generalizing atheists. Not all atheists have that opinion or act like that, I personally don't (though I do think that I'm beter than you specifically becasue of this question). And just becasue christian values teach something, it doesnt mean all christians follow. I've encountered far too many christians who think they're better than me and think i'm stupid for not believing ther fairytale

  30. QUESTION:
    smoker only?
    why smoke when u know it can cause cancer, why regret when u got cancer? why try to cure cancer if it is own cause? Everone will die one day be it early or late but why speed it? Is there a hurry? A friend of mine got 4 stage cancer and regret it. Should i laugh at her? But she was once a proud person who smoke like a pro.
    She smoked without concerning people around her. Don u think she deserve it

    • ANSWER:
      Most cases of lung cancer are in individuals who worked in a form of construction and laborer jobs as they inhale chemicals and particles on the job that cause lung cancer and melanoma.

  31. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a good plan?
    Hi,
    A few years ago, my grandpa died of Cancer (the actually name is way to long for me to even begin to spell), but it is a kind of cancer. My whole family was and still is very deeply upset by this. I am too, although I was not as close to him because I did not know him as well, living in a different state. Anyway, I recently got the idea to have a small fundraiser to help find a cure to this type of cancer. I thought it would bring a little happiness into the subject.
    So, my question is, do you think the plan I have to raise money is a good idea or not?
    Here it is...
    My church has three masses every weekend. I thought that at the beginning or end (haven't decided yet, just a time where the priest is not in front of everyone) I would show a video. Before hand, I would talk to the priest and we would act everything out and it, of course, would all be fake. This would be the video...
    It shows me in a ski mask (like I was robbing a house) with eye holes. The priest would be behind me, of course, fake, tied up with duct tape over his mouth. Then I would say, "I have your priest! If you ever want to see him again, then you must pay up a little cash! (evil laugh)"
    Then it would show an older women saying, "(sigh) I don't know how my child turned out like this. I meaning, kidnapping priests?! (sigh) Well, maybe it was because, when she was just 10 years old, his grandfather died of (name of cancer I cannot spell). She's been so different ever since. (sigh)..."
    Then it would say in written words,
    "Our goal is to raise $(I don't know yet).
    (Maybe then your priest will come back! HAHAHA!)
    All profits are donated to blah blah blah (place where they are looking for cancer cures)
    Thanks so much."

    Then outside the doors there would be donation boxes. I was just wondering if you thought that was good/bad/to needy sounding? Or if it's good? Thanks so much! And sorry for so much typing! I know it's alot to read! Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      hahaha your a genius, that's a really good idea. And i'm sorry about your grandfather <3333

  32. QUESTION:
    If laughter is the best medicine, why does my comedian brother still have cancer?
    He laughs more than anyone I know. And he is still not cured. Could this just be a myth?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry. U shocked me.

      Usually comedians are very lonely and deep ppl.

      I wish him heath.

  33. QUESTION:
    do muslims just ignore all the riiculous hadith in Bukhari?
    such as

    bukhari 73;68;1 its forbidden to laugh at someone who farts

    Bukhari 4:779 a tree is crying

    bukhari 33;22 angels dont enter a house with pictures or dogs

    bukhari 33;23 dogs should be killed

    bukhari 4;522 when a rooster is crowing it means its seen an angel
    when a donkey is braying it means its seen satan

    bukhari 32;95 satan sleeps in your nose at night

    bukhari 11;44 satan urinates in ears of non-praying muslims plus satan passes wind so you may not hear prayer

    bukhari 5;58;227 Nile and Euphrates rivers flow from heaven

    bukhari 4;53;353 mohamed makes the sun stop setting so he could finish battle

    bukhari 4:509, yawning is from satan

    bukhari 4;494 the sun rises between the 2 heads of satan

    bukhari change of weather at winter and summer is from the breath of hell

    bukhari 1;11;685 pray in rows or god will transform your face

    bukhari 1;12;717 if u look up in prayer u will get your eyes snatched from you

    bukhari 71;614 drinking honey cures diarrhoea

    Bukhari 71:640 no need for a doctor - readings from quran only can cure disease

    Bukhari 87:115 if u had a nightmare you should spit to your left so the bad dream will not harm you

    Bukhari 72:786 muslims should dye their hair. why? because jews and christians don't dye hair

    Bukhari 88:232 before day of judgement some women of an arab tribe called Daus will shake their booty

    bukhari allah has 99 names - whoever knows them goes to paradise
    even serial killers?

    Buklhari 1;9;490 if a woman or dog passes in front of you, prayers are not accepted

    bukhari 1;4;156 never clean your penis with your right hand

    bukhari 1;4;163 whenever cleaning your backside, you have to use an odd number of stones, 3, 5, 7 etc.

    bukhari 7;62;173 you are not allowed to enter you home unless your wife has shaved her pubic hair

    bukhari 7;747 when putting on shoes, you have to put on the right shoe first

    bukhari 4;52;74 - how to guarantee a male child? by saying "allah willing"

    "1 of the wings of a house fly has cure for disease"
    Sahih Bukhari 4:54:537
    this is false, wings of flies have no cures whatsoever

    "black cumin is a cure for every disease except death"
    Sahih Bukhari 7:71:592
    this is false. can it cure a cancer? aids? etc?

    • ANSWER:
      The Koran says the stars were created as missles to throw at Jinn and yet many fail to see the absurdity in that. So, draw your own conclusions...

  34. QUESTION:
    What stand-up comedians do you think haven't been funny for a long time?
    The question in this section about Dennis Miller got me thinking about stand-up comics who really haven't been funny for years but continue to live off of their reputation as 'funny' men. For instance, I recently watched Dennis Miller's The Raw Feed again and most of it was mainly political commentary meant to get the audience to cheer and clap. It is easy to insult Kim Jong-Il, Robert Byrd, liberals, environmentalists, the NRA and NAMBLA but much of his humor fell flat.

    I tried watching Dennis Leary: No Cure for Cancer, Lock n' Load and more but couldn't find myself laughing at any of his bits. He just wasn't funny. He was awful.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with Dennis Miller. I would also add Bill Maher and Martin Lawrence
      Jay Leno may be the worst culprit though

  35. QUESTION:
    WILL YOU PLEASE REVIEW MY STORY!?
    Sorry for the caps, I was trying to get people to notice it. I'm just starting this story, and I wanted some opinions. I know that there are some grammar mistakes, but, other than that, what do you think of it?

    I grabbed my carry-on from the compartment overhead, and slung the strap over my shoulder. The flight attendant shooed everyone out of the plane. I went quickly, wanting to see what the place I would be living in for the next few years would look like. My parents walked up ahead; my brothers stayed back, laughing at a joke. Their jokes were a twin thing that I would never understand. I lingered in the middle, trying to pick who to walk with.
    I felt someone come up behind me and grab me by the waist. “Greyson,” I laughed, “put me down.”
    I heard him laugh back. “You really need to gain some weight, Verity. Wait, how did you know it was me?”
    “Because Riley’s smart enough to know that the airport security will tackle you if they feel necessary. And, judging by the looks your getting, they’re considering it.”
    “Nah. Once they know who our parents are, they won’t dare touch us.”
    “You actually want them to know?” I asked, hoping that Greyson is kidding.
    Riley came behind beside us. “Know what? That dad’s the guy that cured brain cancer and mom’s addicted to botox; and dad’s break-through medical advancement made us the richest people on Earth.”
    “Exactly,” I answer, pulling the hod of my hoddie over my head, just in case someone was listening in on our conversation and wanted see us.
    “Darlings,” my mother calls, waving her perfectly manicured hand at us. My mother looked more like my sister than a parental figure. She was often mistaken as my stepmother, seeing how old my dad was. “Come on over here! You’re father needed to make a quick call.”
    My brothers and I amble towards our mother. “Oh, I’m so excited to see our new house, aren’t you?” she asked us.
    That was the last thing I was looking forward to. We had moved thousands of miles away, into a practically empty city, so my mother could have a custom built 70,000 square foot home. “Mmm,” I replied, looking at my nails.
    “I’m, like, so excited,” Greyson answered in an overly girly voice.

    Thanks so much! :)

    • ANSWER:
      iits not something I usually read but this story might make me change my mind :) It just needs to get a better plot if you know what I mean but so far I see nothing wrong with it. Lol I have a character with the same name but I spelled it Ryli.

  36. QUESTION:
    Will you read over my story and tell me what you think?
    I grabbed my carry-on from the compartment overhead, and slung the strap over my shoulder. The flight attendant shooed everyone out of the plane. I went quickly, wanting to see what the place I would be living in for the next few years would look like. My parents walked up ahead; my brothers stayed back, laughing at a joke. Their jokes were a twin thing that I would never understand. I lingered in the middle, trying to pick who to walk with.
    I felt someone come up behind me and grab me by the waist. “Greyson,” I laughed, “put me down.”
    I heard him laugh back. “You really need to gain some weight, Verity. Wait, how did you know it was me?”
    “Because Riley’s smart enough to know that the airport security will tackle you if they feel necessary. And, judging by the looks your getting, they’re considering it.”
    “Nah. Once they know who our parents are, they won’t dare touch us.”
    “You actually want them to know?” I asked, hoping that Greyson is kidding.
    Riley came behind beside us. “Know what? That dad’s the guy that cured brain cancer and mom’s addicted to botox; and dad’s break-through medical advancement made us the richest people on Earth.”
    “Exactly,” I answer, pulling the hod of my hoddie over my head, just in case someone was listening in on our conversation and wanted see us.
    “Darlings,” my mother calls, waving her perfectly manicured hand at us. My mother looked more like my sister than a parental figure. She was often mistaken as my stepmother, seeing how old my dad was. “Come on over here! You’re father needed to make a quick call.”
    My brothers and I amble towards our mother. “Oh, I’m so excited to see our new house, aren’t you?” she asked us.
    That was the last thing I was looking forward to. We had moved thousands of miles away, into a practically empty city, so my mother could have a custom built 70,000 square foot home. “Mmm,” I replied, looking at my nails.
    “I’m, like, so excited,” Greyson answered in an overly girly voice.

    I know there are some mistakes. What did you think of it? Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I like it, it's good

  37. QUESTION:
    Why is Kenny Chesney a money hoarding nerd?
    I'm not a fan, my girl is. I planned to go to his show here in indiana and when i took my 200 bucks i planned on using to get the tickets (i heard they are expensive) I looked, and to my amazement they honesty expect me to pay 5 per ticket, plus fees. I'm not sure who the crap he thinks he is, or how talented he thinks he is for that matter. But i'm quite sure for that much he should change water to wine or cure some cancer. In reality, he's just sitting on his tour bus counting his money and laughing hysterically at the multitude of people who forked over that much to see him. Great job screwing your fans kenny, next tour you should have the lot people key everyones car and inside, piss on everyone in the front rows. you know. to enhance the experience... So. Why would an artist do that to their fans? These high and mighty artists who think they are so incredible that they should charge twice what other artists do need to be boycotted. In may I can see 8 bands for 20 bucks. And better bands too. Kenny. Kenny. Kenny. I hope you get yours.

    • ANSWER:
      he charges it, because people are willing to pay it. do i think its right? no. but i'm not one of the people paying to see him and i think its ridiculous that anyone would fork out that kind of dough to see anybody.

  38. QUESTION:
    Peer edit and review?? HELP!!!?
    I am entering this in a contest soon, and I want some reviews/edits from non-friend/family members. The assignment for this contest is to tell what you would do if you had 72 hours left to live. Here it is:

    72 hours left to live? That's rough, and I pray I never face such a tragic circumstance. But what if I did? I wish I could tell you that I would do something heroic, save some lives, bust some criminals, then ride off into the red-orange glow of sunset. I wish I could say I would change the world, find a cure for cancer, or solve the mystery of global warming. I wish I could say I would do something crazy and death defying, like skydiving or bungee jumping, but that's just not my style.
    I would ride my horse bareback, for the first time in a long time. Feel her muscles move beneath me, no saddle to separate us. That magical feeling of warmth and connection between us, the way we can move together as if we are one being, rather than two separate ones, I would want to feel that at it's fullest. Even if I got thrown. And you know all those videos, and movie scenes of a horse and rider galloping down the beach, right in the surf? I suppose those are a little cliche, but I still want to do that. It would just be awesome.
    I would love to take my best friend on the trail ride of her life. Drag her around a scenic mountain somewhere for hours, just the two of us...and the horses of course! Horses are my whole world, sharing them with my best friend is something that I really love to do. I can remember taking her on her first horse back ride, the guide threw her up on a HUGE draft horse. The look in her eyes clearly said, "OH. MY. GOSH!! SAVE ME!!" After she got put on a slightly smaller horse, she calmed down and really enjoyed it. She hasn't been on a horse since, but I'll get her back up there! It might be a while, as my horses are not yet trained enough to be safe for a beginner, but I'll get there! Then, once we finished with our trail ride, I would just want to crash somewhere, drink some caffeine, eat some candy, and watch Anime with her until we passed out from exhaustion.
    Then I would want to take a special trip, just my mom, my sister, my self, and maybe my best friend. I drag her everywhere with me. I want to see the wild mustangs. I want to see them run free, or as close to free as I can come. The way their hooves fly across the earth, their heavy breath and their rippling muscles. Such untamed beauty and elegance, a feral dance, I've always dreamed of seeing. What I want most, what I've wanted most for what seems like all my life, is to work with one of these horses. I want a to touch a horse who's never been touched, see trust slowly begin to replace fear for the first time, see the terrified eyes become the soft, loving pools of chocolate brown I see on my horses. I want to create a lasting bond with this animal, and should I live beyond the 72 hours, I would want to be able to provide this animal with the best home I could, and continue with it's training. Be the first to lunge it, the first to saddle it, and the first to ride it.
    There are a million other things I could say, to see "Cavalia" perform, to see the performing Lipizzaner's, see my favorite band or comedian live, meet my favorite horse trainers, all that would be nice, but that's not what I would want. On the last of my three days, I would want to get the whole family together. I don't want to clog these moments with apologies or tearful good-byes. They know I love them, they know I am sorry for anything I may have done. What I would want is just a normal dinner, visiting together, talking and laughing. Just being in each others company. After dinner I would want to have a video game competition with my cousins, then settle down and watch an awesome movie together. Then maybe go outside and play in the dark a bit, that's always fun! And don't forget the glow sticks!
    Finally I would want to leave my little sister with something important. My memory, she's only four. I don't know if she'd be able to remember her big sis if I were to pass away. I want to make sure she does. We fight all the time, and we rarely get along, but I really do adore her. I would want to make her a scrapbook, of pictures of us together. On my horse, at the park, at the zoo, there's a really cute one of her as a baby sprawled across my chest sleeping. I would want to get them all together, so she would have a way to remember me. Then I would want to find her a pony and saddle, no matter the cost. She's always loved horses, just like me, and I don't want her to have to wait as long as I did.
    And I suppose, if I were to live beyond the specified 72 hours, I would take something from it. I know I would take away a deeper appreciation for life, and for the people and things I love, but I suppose a million people would say the same thing. The trut
    Sorry, last line cut out: The truth is, I don't know what I would take from such an experience. I may never know.

    • ANSWER:
      Very nicely written. The tone of writing is very sincere, innocent and friendly. I especially like the part where you write about the horses.

      Just one suggestion: Try to keep the same tense throughout the writing. There are a couple of places where you seem to go back and forth between future tense and past tense e.g., "Then, once we finished with our trail ride, I would just want to crash somewhere..." [Consider: After we finish our trail ride, I would just want to crash somewhere....] Just pick one tense and stick to it. Also be easy on using exclamation marks. Good luck!

      BTW Thanks for answering my question! [And yes, the last line seems incomplete]

  39. QUESTION:
    Survey:Impossible Very Unlikely, Unlikely, Maybe, Likely, Very Likely OR Possible?
    1. You can Die Holding your breath
    2. The Earth will be hit an asteroid in 50 years and wipe out the planet
    3. You will die from laughing
    4. All British troops will be home from war in less than 2 years
    5. England will win the 2010 World Cup
    6. You can die from a Bee sting
    7. The Earth will end in 10,000 years.
    8. All fish will live on land
    9. Cumbre Vieja will erupt creating a tsunami which will wipe out Eastern USA coast, this century.
    10 A cure for cancer will be made in 10 years
    11. Aliens will land on Earth in 20 years
    12. Liverpool FC will win the Premiership next season
    13. Lady Gaga is a man
    14. Hollywood will stop making movies in 50 years
    15. The Universe will End in a Billion years
    16. You will be allowed to own a poisonous snake
    17. The Bermuda Triangle is UFO'S sucking in planes
    18. Gordon Brown is a secret axe murderer
    19. USA and Britain will one day go to war. (hope not)
    20. Osama Bin Ladan will be captured next year and be executed.

    Leave a comment if you wish.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Very unlikely (badly worded - this could mean a number of things)
      2. Unlikely
      3. Very unlikely
      4. Unlikely
      5. Maybe
      6. Very unlikely (for me anyway)
      7. Maybe (if you meant life on Earth)
      8. Very unlikely
      9. Very unlikely
      10. Unlikely (but here's hoping)
      11. Maybe
      12. Maybe
      13. Unlikely
      14. Unlikely
      15. Unlikely
      16. Likely
      17. Very unlikely
      18. Very unlikely
      19. Maybe (I echo that sentiment)
      20. Unlikely

      Also, um... possible can coincide with all of the other choices besides impossible. Did you mean certain?

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this essay too judgemental against smart people? (please read the entire thing! its a little long though)?
    (This was a part of an informal writing assignment I had to do--it was about making up a set of rules for anything. Smart people, and I'm talking about academically successful, have been really critical about it. In the essay, the smart people I refer to are overconfident, elite-ish smart people. Smart people who believe they're able to get away with anything. It wasn't to say that ALL students who are advanced fall into this category, but I probably should have elaborated more. Is it really that bad? Also.. I am not jealous. I am an honors and AP student myself.)

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably going to be the valedictorian of your graduating class (or close). You’re probably in the process of completing all the AP courses in your school. You are probably considering going into some intense career, like becoming a doctor, an engineer, or a lawyer. You’re either a genius who breezes through school effortlessly or a genius who works for their A’s. If this is you, read on.

    Rule 1: Do NOT think you are amazing because your GPA is above par.

    A 4.0 unweighted and 4.5 weighted is, indeed, an impressive accomplishment. So is being rank four in a class of 899, and having a 98 in AP Calculus BC. But these are numbers—emotionless, depthless numbers. A quantitative measure of skill is one thing, but the ability to effectively apply what you learn is even more important. You have bragging rights when you find the cure for cancer or prove mathematic equations.

    Rule 2: Do NOT be rude just because someone does not understand complex derivatives.

    Your friend says she hates Algebra II because she cannot understand it. In your head, you’re laughing ridiculously, because you know Algebra II is one of the EASIEST maths around. You’re ready to insult her and call her an imbecile—stop! People excel in different areas; what comes easily for you may not be easy for anyone else. Some people are logistically disinclined while their talents lie in the fine arts. Instead, offer your friend some help.

    Rule 3: Do NOT think your grades are an automatic ticket to Ivy League schools.

    Besides pleasing your parents, the biggest reason you’re doing so well in school is to enter a prestigious, selective university. Unless you have extra credentials, like a published book and superior extracurriculars and a 2300+ SAT score, your chances are still low. Don’t treat state schools like they’re some kind of disease—you can earn just as good of an education as you can in those snotty New England universities. Do activities relevant to your field of interest. At the same time, explore what you can. Colleges want to see you dedicated and well-rounded.

    Rule 4: DO understand how intelligence alone isn’t everything.

    Einstein wouldn’t have been the genius he was if he just took an IQ test. Knowledge is not memorization, rules or aptitude—knowledge is what you make of it and how you apply what you know to your life. Additionally, being smart isn’t the only trait that will get you far in life. Sincerity, openness, and helpfulness are equally important traits. A brilliant but ill-mannered person is not as pleasing as a struggling but generous person.

    • ANSWER:
      Not really. It is good to say those things because people may not always realize that intelligence comes in different forms. Some people are logical thinkers and some are creative thinkers. I would hope that most people wouldn't need that reminder, but some probably still do. They shouldn't feel like their efforts should count for less or anything like that but remember not to judge others according to their own standards since not everyone is the same.

  41. QUESTION:
    Chuck Norris Jokes?!?
    1-Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he's never cried.

    2-When Chuck Norris has sex with a man, it is not because he's gay, but because he has run out of women.

    3-Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean.

    4- Filming on location for Walker: Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris brought a stillborn baby lamb back to life by giving it a prolonged beard rub. Shortly after the farm animal sprang back to life and a crowd had gathered, Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked the animal, breaking its neck, to remind the crew once more that Chuck giveth, and the good Chuck, he taketh away.

    5- Macgyver can build an airplane out of gum and paper clips, but Chuck Norris can kill him and take it.

    6- Rather than being birthed like a normal child, Chuck Norris instead decided to punch his way out of his mother's womb. Shortly thereafter he grew a beard.

    7- Chuck Norris only masterbates to pictures of Chuck Norris.

    8- Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

    9- Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his dad did.

    10- Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.

    11- Chuck Norris's girlfriend once asked him how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. He then shouted, "HOW DARE YOU RHYME IN THE PRESENCE OF CHUCK NORRIS!" and ripped out her throat. Holding his girlfriend's bloody throat in his hand he bellowed, "Don't fuck with Chuck!" Two years and five months later he realized the irony of this statement and laughed so hard that anyone within a hundred mile radius of the blast went deaf.

    12- Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

    13- There is no chin behind Chuck Norris' beard. There is only another fist.

    14- If you ask Chuck Norris what time it is, he always says, "Two seconds till." After you ask, "Two seconds to what?" he roundhouse kicks you in the face.

    15- Chuck Norris built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Chuck met all three bullets with his beard, deflecting them. JFK's head exploded out of sheer amazement.

    16- Chuck Norris was the fourth Wiseman. He brought baby Jesus the gift of "beard". Jesus wore it proudly to his dying day. The other Wisemen, jealous of Jesus' obvious gift favoritism, used their combined influence to have Chuck omitted from the Bible. Shortly after all three died of roundhouse kick related deaths.

    17- To prove it isn't that big of a deal to beat cancer. Chuck Norris smoked 15 cartons of cigarettes a day for 2 years and aquired 7 different kinds of cancer only to rid them from his body by flexing for 30 minutes. Beat that, Lance Armstrong.

    18- There are no disabled people. Only people who have met Chuck Norris.

    19- Chuck Norris has recently changed his middle name to "Fucking."

    20- The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.

    20- Chuck Norris does not have AIDS but he gives it to people anyway.

    21- Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

    22- Chuck Norris once lined up to kick the winning field goal of a high school football game. When the football went flat, he persuaded the referees to let him kick the field goal with a 3 month old child. Chuck roundhoused kicked the baby 60 yards through the uprights and then proceeded to bang every girl in the stadium.

    23- When Chuck Norris sends in his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack. Chuck Norris has not had to pay taxes ever.

    24- The original theme song to the Transformers was actually "Chuck Norris--more than meets the eye, Chuck Norris--robot in disguise," and starred Chuck Norris as a Texas Ranger who defended the earth from drug-dealing Decepticons and could turn into a pick-up. This was far too much awesome for a single show, however, so it was divided.

    25- Chuck Norris recently had the idea to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull.

    26- When Chuck Norris plays Oregon Trail his family does not die from cholera or dysentery, but rather roundhouse kicks to the face. He also requires no wagon, since he carries the oxen, axels, and buffalo meat on his back. He always makes it to Oregon before you.

    27- Chuck Norris can make a woman climax by simply pointing at her and
    saying "booya".

    28- Since 1940, the year Chuck Norris was born, roundhouse kick related deaths have increased 13,000 percent.

    29- If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can't see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death.

    • ANSWER:
      Rosa Parks refused to get out of her seat because she was saving it for Chuck Norris.

      Some kids piss their name in the snow. Chuck Norris can piss his name into concrete.

      Satan prays every night that when Chuck dies he won't go to Hell.

  42. QUESTION:
    Dating and marriage are irrational, so why are they so prevalent? How can I eliminate my emotions fully? ?
    I am a male in grade 11, and I am puzzled. I have been studying emotions and relationships (They are irrational and irrelevant in my life, but knowledge is power) and I am curious as to why my peers allow their emotions to affect them and date. They also plan to get married for some unknown reason. 

    My peers seem spend an inordinate amount of time on dating. At the same time, their grades slip. They would rather spend Friday nights dating, than preparing for their future. I find this an absurd notion, but when I try to discuss it with my peers, they laugh me off. 

    Dating is irrational because: 
    Causes emotions which affect your judgement. 
    Possibility of pregnancy if coitis in involved. 
    Possibility of STI if coitis is involved. 
    Love is not real. It is caused by brain chemicals. No different than Heroin.

    Marriage is just another industry created for the profit of churches and lawyers. Women also seem to damage careers.  I will never get married or date. 

    I respect the right to self determination, but would the time not be better spent on some other project? I usually take the dance time to work on an aquaponics system I am designing for instance. They also miss the opportunity to study that night. 

    Emotions only detract from the logical part of the brain. I am not perfect in this regard, since it has been 2 years since a started eradicating them, and they keep resurfacing. Any way to finally kill them off? Medications?

    Fun does not cure cancer, happiness does not cure HIV, romance does not end world hunger, and dating does not form a peace treaty in Israel. Logic does. 

    Questions: 
    Why do teenagers waste so much time dating? 
    Why do people bother to get married? 
    How can I kill off my emotions? 
    If hormones ever affect me, however unlikey, what would be the treatment for that?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Dating and marriage are irrational, so why do they occur? How can I kill my emotions? ?
    I am a male in grade 11, and I am puzzled. I have been studying emotions and relationships (They are irrational and irrelevant in my life, but knowledge is power) and I am curious as to why my peers allow their emotions to affect them and date. They also plan to get married for some unknown reason. 

    My peers seem spend an inordinate amount of time on dating. At the same time, their grades slip. They would rather spend Friday nights dating, than preparing for their future. I find this an absurd notion, but when I try to discuss it with my peers, they laugh me off. 

    Dating is irrational because: 
    Causes emotions which affect your judgement. 
    Possibility of pregnancy if coitis in involved. 
    Possibility of STI if coitis is involved. 
    Love is not real. It is caused by brain chemicals. No different than Heroin.

    Marriage is just another industry created for the profit of churches and lawyers. Women also seem to damage careers.  I will never get married or date. 

    I respect the right to self determination, but would the time not be better spent on some other project? I usually take the dance time to work on an aquaponics system I am designing for instance. They also miss the opportunity to study that night. 

    Emotions only detract from the logical part of the brain. I am not perfect in this regard, since it has been 2 years since a started eradicating them, and they keep resurfacing. Any way to finally kill them off? Medications?

    Fun does not cure cancer, happiness does not cure HIV, romance does not end world hunger, and dating does not form a peace treaty in Israel. Logic does. 

    Questions: 
    Why do teenagers waste so much time dating? 
    Why do people bother to get married? 
    How can I kill off my emotions? 
    If hormones ever affect me, however unlikey, what would be the treatment for that?
    Never played Warcraft.

    I am alive. I have a life.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    That Chuck Norris is REALLY something!!?
    He once decided to take a piss in the reservoir of a random broken down truck ... that truck is now known as Optimus Prime.

    Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.

    He was once put on the wrapper for a toilet paper company. The company field tested it but it didn't work because Chuck Norris doesn't take crap from nobody.

    After taking a steroids test, doctors informed Chuck Norris that he had tested positive. He laughed upon receiving this information, and said "of course my urine tested positive, what do you think they make steroids from?"

    If he pokes you on Facebook, you will die.

    Chuck Norris was born May 6, 1945. The Nazi surrendered May 7, 1945. Coincidence? I don't think so!!!!!!!!

    Some kids piss their name in the snow. Chuck Norris can piss his name into concrete.

    His dog is trained to pick up his own poop because Chuck Norris will not take shit from anyone
    @Dee K. Downfall...what are you jealous of chuck norris?..sorry mate if u feel that way..chuck norris can't help being Chuck Norris :P ....oh and btw ur fuking lame pretending to be the intellectual grown up, if u were really fed up by it you would not even open and read..but i guess u r just a hypocrite...why dont u just get the fuk out..no one is forcing u to read

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Need advice (Long story) please? :/?
    I have kind of a long story. I don’t know where on the internet I can just write and have people voice their opinions so I chose to write this here.

    To help paint a picture of myself: I’m a 20 year old guy in college. I’m pretty cute (around an 8), and funny. I work with computers for my major but I’m not as nerdy as my peers as I like to party and hang out with girls. Growing up I was the sole person between life and death for troubled girls. I’ve seen them drenched in blood head to toe from slashing and bruised due to child abuse. It made me appreciate life to be able to help them; and they really needed somebody to be nice and generous with the time I devoted to the friendships. That started for me at 8 years old. Not the typical childhood. My now-adult version of this child became me researching unthought-of ways to cure cancer (which I had to discontinue due to my severe depression making me highly unmotivated).

    Back in high school, I wasn’t very popular or good-looking. I was probably a 4. Those things made me excited to come to college and start over and meet new people or actually have friends to hang out with on the weekend.

    I met some friends my Freshman year at parties through my best friend who’s a girl that I worked up my friendship with in high school. That was great and all, but then the following summer made me realize how alone I was again because back home none of my new friends lived near me so we didn’t get to visit really.

    This year I tried hanging out with the same people, but every time there is drama. Slowly everybody started leaving, one by one. For example, one girl stopped being our friends because she spread BS about everyone. The “leader” of our friends was really bitchy and was upset at me for having sex with my best friend from high school who thought I was using her (without actually talking to me about it.) So I lost my best friend from high school/FWB of over a year. I also lost my new friend from Freshman year because she was mad about how she thought I was playing my best friend.
    Then of course nobody can keep things private so the whole group is now talking about how big of a jerk I am for something I didn’t even do; and without even talking to me. For about 2 months they did this; I wasn’t invited to hang out with them anymore.

    Now, we sort of worked things out. I’m a low key guy and don’t cause drama so this is weird for me; they’re all mad for a private relationship of mine without even hearing my side of the story! However, they treat me like nothing’s wrong for the most part I guess.

    Still, I hear things like how this “badass guy” (as the girls call him; he’s really a douchey drugdealer.) in the group acts nice to me like we’re great buds then when I leave he laughs at how he lies to me and says shit about me.
    My best friend (girl, not FWB) of THIS year that I had been talking to, telling her things such as this message I’m writing now but I found out she repeats these things to anybody else. She also puts me on speakerphone when I call her with them... If she even answers my phone. I made out with this girl last year though but it was just a fling. She said she just wants a real relationship now so she doesn’t do that... Yet I found out she had been making out with the drugdealer guy when she was drunk even though she constantly tells me how much she hates him; he is creepy to her and even put her on some sort of hit list. She never makes out with me like she used to, even when she’s drunk like she did last year, and furthermore you don’t make out with somebody you hate. I talked to her about this and she didn’t understand why it was a big deal. Not that I really care to make out with her anymore, but by choosing him over me means she thinks he is better than me.

    I clearly can’t trust any of my friends; none of them can keep secrets. I lose my best friends every year (I don’t even talk to my girl from last year) so I’ve never known anybody really well for over a year. I can’t get to know anybody well either if they constantly betray my trust like this, and do things to piss me off (such as they constantly ditch me with NO warning because they “forgot” we had plans or something important came up, leaving me waiting for up to 8 hours). I have nobody to hang out with on the weekends, nobody to talk to or listen to. I try to meet new people but it’s creepy doing that as a lone-guy.
    I’ve told these people how serious it is and how much they mean to me and they sincrely say the same thing back to me. Then I tell them how important it is that they treat me better and they say they will but never do. I’ve even had nights where I honestly tell them I was feeling legit suicidal (I’m the funny guy; I don’t really say stuff like that ever) and how I really need somebody around to make sure I’m alright, or even to talk to and even then they brush it off like it’s no big deal.

    I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m getting really tired of trying to mee

    • ANSWER:
      wow your story just spoke to me right now
      kinda going through a similar situation just like a girl version i guess
      its good your putting it out there
      i had to learn the hard way not to bottle things in
      and if your "friends" don't feel like good friends then they're most likely not
      but then again sometimes friends get busy with their own lives
      we cant expect them to be around 24/7
      and plus your 20
      something i learned from an old friend a long time ago was that life isn't all bad
      we just need to stop focusing on the negative and see the positive around us
      when i feel down like how your describing it helps to count your blessing
      your still breathing
      your still here to fight another day :)
      hope i helped in one small way
      if you just need someone to listen i like to help with what i can

  46. QUESTION:
    What is your opinion of this...?
    People are too caught up in themselves,

    we are quick to put others on shelves,

    until we need something or feel lonely,

    then all of a sudden we are real homely,

    we are quick to judge, slow to understand,

    get jealous if we don't have the upperhand,

    If we do have it then we power trip,

    make us feel better to make you feel like shit,

    we lose our tempers and our minds,

    yet we find kindness at the strangest times,

    we are nicer to strangers then we are to our friends,

    when young we wore diapers, when old it depends,

    we build people up just to bring them down,

    by talking about them when they aren't around,

    we cry when were happy we laugh when were sad,

    just to cope with the pain of the past that we've had,

    we ride peoples asses, pass them and want to fight,

    just to see them at the very next red light,

    we're in a hurry to get to a job we don't like,

    living for the weekends and for tonight,

    the world is crazy, funny and strange,

    I wonder if it is possible that we can change,

    we are so dumb yet we are so smart,

    no cure for cancer barely a start,

    but best believe you can get an erection,

    or kill your baby if you forgot protection,

    just by taking a pill or some tablets,

    we're all good but we all have bad habits,

    we are great at saving lives but better at killing,

    we are good about giving, yet always stealing,

    we drive on parkways and park on driveways,

    we cruise our LOWriders on the HIGHways,

    we send shipments in cars and cargo by plane,

    I truly think we are all insane,

    so that's why when someone flips you off,

    do it back, hey whatever gets you off,

    but I choose not to, I smile and wave,

    just to mess with their head and send them in a rage.

    • ANSWER:
      Good song, bad poem.

  47. QUESTION:
    what would you do if you have won the lottery?
    Im doing a french project and the real question was "est ce tu vas faire si tu gagnes le lotto"? so i translated it in english.

    anyway, i need some ideas on what i would do with a lot of money. please dont give me things like "making the world a better place" or "donating to charity" or "finding a cure for cancer" because people will just laugh at me. I need some ideas. I already wrote down big mansion, big pool, private jet, helicopter. i need atleast 7 more.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      if i won the lottery i would buy a boat and go to an island just for me. and i will donate to a charity :) ya and i would buy a Fancy house. with a swimming pool .of coarse a private jet! but ya and i would ummm buy all the kind of video games there is :D get a touch screen laptop. and buy a rocket ship .and go into space. also buy all the hair products in the store. if i did win 10 million i would buy the mall but i think its worth more. buy like 5 Ipod. and i would buy an elevator in my house. and go to Hawaii on my private jet. of coarse a sell phone. very expensive rings to!

  48. QUESTION:
    Why do people buy Kevin Trudeau's books?
    Once I heard him claim that coral calcium "cured" cancer, and this was YEARS ago, I knew the guy was nothing but a fraud.
    His strategy is VERY simple. Give some really "good advice" that is self-elvident, then make some unbelievable claims that have not been verified by ANY good research, all the while pretending to be on the side of the little man, while he laughs his way to the bank!
    I ask ANY Kevin Trudeau supporter, did his advice work for you? Explain in detail.

    • ANSWER:
      Kevin Trudeau would have made a great used car salesman. Unfortunately he chose health care to assist the gullible and uninformed. As you read Yahoo Answers you realize that there is a significant cadre of people who think the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry exists just to bilk the public. Trudeau fosters this with his "what the medical profession doesn't want you to know" routine. He's a real artist.

  49. QUESTION:
    hundred and hundreds of laughs?
    When Chuck Norris is doing push-ups, he doesn't push himself up, he pushes the world down.
    God can walk on water, Chuck Norris can swim on land
    Chuck Norris doesn't watch tv, tv watches Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris can eat just one lays potato chip
    The term clevland steamer came from Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris is curently suing myspace for the name of what he calls everything around you
    Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

    There are only two things that can cut diamonds: other diamonds, and Chuck Norris.

    If you want a list of Chuck Norris’ enemies, just check the extinct species list

    The Bible was originally titled "Chuck Norris and Friends".

    There is no such thing as tornados. Chuck Norris just hates trailer parks.

    Chuck Norris turns on a night light when he goes to bed. It's not because he's scared of the dark - it's Because the dark is scared of him.

    When Chuck Norris looks in the mirror, it breaks because it is smart enough to know not to get in the middle of Chuck Norris and Chuck Norris

    If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more than you

    When girls have sex with god, they scream CHUCK NORRIS!!

    Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting implies the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.

    Some kids piss their names in the snow. Chuck Norris can piss his name in concrete

    Darth Vader dresses up as Chuck Norris for Halloween.

    Crop circles are Chuck Norris' way of telling the world that sometimes corn needs to lie the f*ck down.

    There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Chuck Norris lives in Oklahoma.

    Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

    the Boogeyman checks his closet for Chuck Norris every night.

    Chuck Norris' tears can cure cancer; too bad he has never cried
    oxygen, heat, and chuck is what is needed to create fire

    chuck norris kills life for fun

    chuck norris bakes better cookies than his grandmother

    chuck norrises son was nailed to a cross and resurrected 3 days later

    chuck receives tip but delivers no pizza

    chuck may kiss the bride whenever he feels like it

    preist: you may kiss the bride

    chuck: kiss her!?!? im going to destroy her, and she will enjoy it!. she was never heard of again

    chuck can f*ck with norris nor can norris f*ck with chuck

    only chuck norris voted for obama

    and obama voted for chuck

    chuck is the magic number

    chuck norris created all chuck norris jokes

    on chuck norrises street chuck norris does not stop at stop signs or at red lights, their have 1031 deaths on his street all caused by chuck norris

    chuck norris does not own a vehicle

    he rides a unicycle,without a wheel

    CHUCK NORRIS FLOSSES WITH BARBED WIRE

    chuck norris walked into a bar. BOOOOM!!

    2012 chuck norris will come back to earth

    on chuck norrises keyboard their is no cntl key chuck is always in control

    chuck eats at mcdonalds and not at burger king as he always has it his way anyway

    goku received all of the power to create the spirit bomb from chuck norris

    it is always dark when chuck norris is around as light is smart enough not to go directly to chuck norris

    thats why you never see him

    and thats he does not have a sun tan

    chuck norris can destroy planets easily, their is enough energy in one his punches to give the planet a lifetime of electricity, and crush diamonds with a feather pillow

    he also has a 9 inch penis

    their is nothing sharp enough to cut his pubic hair

    so he rips the hair out

    chuck is real tight with spongebob

    if you did chuck norries mushrooms you would smell chuck norrises roundhouse kick

    don't ask chuck to play jengar as buildings may fall

    santa delivers all parcels and post to chuck and he does not receives bills or etc

    chuck loves to park on double yellow lines

    and he always get a concert ticket on his window

    chuck norris does not breathe air he holds it hostage

    chuck has presteiged a 000 times on call of duty

    chuck norris is always the banker in monopoly and with every loan you must pay 50% interest

    and you must GO TO JAIL if chuck says GO TO JAIL, im not talking monopoly anymore

    ADD SOME JOKES TO THE LIST PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      Me thinks you have an obsession with Chuck. No offence but it really isn't funny.

  50. QUESTION:
    hard question? 10 pts to the best answer!?
    if there was a burning house and inside there were 16 toddlers and 1 old man that would later find the cure for cancer. u can only save the toddlers or the old man. WHICH would u save?

    i wouldn't save the toddlers or the old man. instead i would laugh at them as they all burned to death

    • ANSWER:
      i would save the old man...if he's smart enough to think of the cure for cancer...he's smart enough to think how to rescue 16 tots


Latest Liver Cancer Treatment

Liver cancer also known as primary or metastatic hepatic carcinoma is a fairly rare form of cancer in the western world (1% of all cancers) but much more common in Africa and parts of Asia (10% to 50% of all cancers).It is much more prevalent in men and incidence increases with age. Liver cancer is rapidly fatal, usually within 6 months from gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hepatic failure or metastasis.

TYPES OF LIVE CANCER
Most primary liver tumors are known as hepatomas (hepatocellular carcinoma and primary lower cell carcinoma). Some primary liver cancers originate in the bile duct and these are known as cholangiomas.Some rare liver cancers include Kupffer cell sarcoma and hepatoblastomas (which occur almost exclusively in children and are usually respectable and curable). Metastatic liver cancer is 20 times more common than primary liver cancer and after cirrhosis this is the leading form of liver related death.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Liver cancer does not normally cause symptoms until it is in an advanced stage.
Clinical effects of advanced liver cancers include:
1. A mass in the right upper side.
2. Tender, nodular liver on palpation
3. Severe pain in the epigastrium or upper right side 4. Weight loss, anorexia, weakness, fever
5. Occasional jaundice or ascites (fluid in the abdomen)

CAUSATION
The exact cause of liver cancer is unknown in adults but in children it may be a genetic disease. Adult liver carcinomas may result from environmental exposure to carcinogens such as mold, contrast media (no longer in use), androgens and oral estrogens, the hepatitis B virus or by damage to the liver due to cirrhosis caused by too much prolonged imbibing of alcohol.

DIAGNOSIS
Liver cancer is difficult to diagnose in the presence of cirrhosis, but several tests can help identify it: The combination of an imaging study (ultrasound, CT, or MRI scans) and an elevated blood level of alpha-fetoprotein will most effectively diagnose liver cancer, electrolyte studies may indicate increased sodium retention, a liver biopsy can make a definitive diagnosis.

TREATMENT
Treatments for primary liver cancer depend on the extent (stage) of the disease, age, overall health, feelings and personal preferences. Surgery is the most effective treatment for primary liver cancer, but this is not always possible due to the size or position of the tumor. Radiofrequency ablation is an option for people with small, unresectable hepatocellular tumors and for some types of metastatic liver cancers. During this procedure, the hepatic artery (the artery from which liver cancers derive their blood supply) is blocked, and chemotherapy drugs are injected between the blockage and the liver. Cryoablation may be an option for people with inoperable primary and metastatic liver cancers. Removing the whole liver and replacing it with a liver from another person is another possible form of treatment for primary liver cancer.

Even when treatments fail to provide much improvement in the liver cancer itself, pain and other signs and symptoms caused by liver cancer can be aggressively treated to improve quality of life. In general, the treatments available for children are the same as for adults, and the best approach depends on the stage and type of cancer as well as the child's age and overall health.

PROGNOSIS
Prognosis is poor when cancer is advanced, but for small tumors that are confined to the liver, ablative therapies are palliative and surgical resection or liver transplantation is sometimes curative.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    any docs know about radiation treatment for liver cancer tumor, and tumors in the spine up to skull?
    My mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. her test results so far has showed tumors up her spine into her cranium, not in the brain, in the bone, and a tumor in the liver. She is having a hip replacement on Friday and a rod put into her leg down to her knee, they are also taking a bone biospy then. she will see onocologist a week later to discuss treatments. the surgeon told her that she shouldn't stop fighting, and that the radiation could take care of those tumors, what do you think? any doctors in the house?

    • ANSWER:
      she and you might feel more comforted and confident if she gets a second opinion from another Oncologist

      Good Luck and hugs to both of you

  2. QUESTION:
    Experimental Cancer Treatment?
    Experimental Cancer Treatment?

    I’m 22 years old, to some this may seem dumb, but I need to try everything. But you never know if someone out there knows of a good experimental treatment that has high counts of success.

    My mom has been battling cancer off and on. It started in my freshmen year with stage 4-colon cancer. 7 years later it has spread into different organs but she has been able to concur the problem at times, and even went into remission. She has been in remission for almost a year, and about three months ago she found out the cancer had spread to her liver. After of having been on several different forms of chemotherapy, including being on the pump, the doctors had her try the one last form of chemo they could think of to battle the cancer. After 2 months the doctors said the treatment hadn’t helped her at all.

    After consulting with several doctors they seem to feel that they have no treatments left to try on my mom to fight off the cancer and the only option was experimental drugs.

    Has anyone heard of any experimental drugs having high success? If she doesn’t find one that does they’re not sure how much longer she could fight off the cancer.

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      Don't listen to naysayers like the funeral director Nitram.
      They must have their own agenda in mind saying nasty things like that.

      The Red Angel recommendations are extremely valuable.
      She does know what she is talking about.

      She is not claiming to be any doctor, but if I am seriously sick, I would ask for her advice!
      And I am a health professional.

  3. QUESTION:
    Any other treatment or supplement for HRT (hormone replacement therapy)?
    I am a basically healthy 51 year old female. I have been having problems with menopausal symptoms notably spotting. I went to my health care provider and she recommended that I get a prescription for birth control pills and start the hormone replacement therapy because of a hormone imbalance. I absolutely refuse to take the hormone therapy. It increases the risks for osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke. I asked her for a safe alternative and she said that was the only course of therapy for my condition. I believe in taking safe medications. I use to work as a nursing assistant a few years back. I saw perfectly healthy patients become ill then suddenly die after starting new medications. For instance, an Alzheimer patient started Aricept treatment. 3 months later she died from liver cancer. She had no signs of physical illness then died from liver cancer. Another resident started on Aricept then tragically died from liver cancer. This has led me to be cautious with medications. I take only what I need to for illness. I use vitamins and supplements to keep my health.
    This is the reason I'm wondering if there is a safer method for therapy. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Grandfather with Cancer, need advice?
    My grandfather who is in his late 60's/early 70's was diagnosed with throat cancer about 5 years ago. 2 years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer, and has struggled, yet recovered from them, but just yesterday he was diagnosed with liver cancer, and is at stage 4. My family really has no idea what to do to get help now. We're trying to contact the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
    If anyone else knows of anything we can do, of any other help that is out there, PLEASE let me know.

    Thank you
    After talking with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, they said they can only get him in during July, because they're too overwhelmed with patients.
    Is there any other places that are just as good as them where he can get in quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are not going to have further treatment like chemo or radiation, your grandfather should be referred to Hospice now to help him & the family. You will have nurses aide visits for 2 hours daily ( Mon. - Fri.),Nurse visits 2 -3 times a week, medications to help with disease & pain management, social worker, spiritual, and equipment including a hospital bed, overbed table, commode, and oxygen if needed.I don't know where you live but many areas have in patient homes if you cannot care for him at home with the hospice help there. Please contact Hospice in your area by contacting your MD who I'm sure will know which ones are nearby.Hope this will help you. God bless.

  5. QUESTION:
    Any Chances for Last stage of Cancer?
    My wife age 24yrs suffering from breast cancer. Treatment was being done at CMC Vellore, after 6th cycle of chemo they wanted to do surgery but i took her to Kolkata Apollo to Dr.Saikat Gupta and he sugessted to go for a PET CT Scan which has recently been introduced in Kolkata, after the results came out he sugessted that its too late now, cancer has affected brain,spinal cord,breast,liver lungs,kidney. Still we went for oral chemo, now she is on her death bed just waiting to die, is there any way that can I can keep her atleast for some more time? We have two kids son 2yrs and daughter 1 yr. She rarely recognises any1 now, any1 have any idea of any sort of medicine plz mail me.

    • ANSWER:
      My condolences to you- I can't imagine the pain and suffering you and your kids are going through. But even more, I can't imagine the pain and suffering your wife is experiencing. Although it is hard to let go of a loved one, I think you need to say goodbye to your wife. To keep her around for a "while longer" for your benefit is selfish and cruel. It is time for her to go. Contact a hospice organization if you aren't already dealing with one- they can provide you and your wife with just the type of care and support you guys need right now.

  6. QUESTION:
    my friend has cancer and her dr. is measuring it with a number system?
    she started out with breast cancer and did not tell anyone till it was to late.The cancer got into her bones, liver, kidneys and god only knows where else. HEr Dr. gave her chemo and radiation treatments. He checks her blood or something and said when it reaches 30 she will go into a coma. what is it that he keeps checking that involves the numbers? no one knows and forgets to ask the Dr. My friend is in a different state than i am so I can't ask the Dr.

    • ANSWER:
      I think somebody misunderstood something in the translation there.

  7. QUESTION:
    Realistically, what is the life expectancy for a Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer patient in her late 80's?
    We were told that two spots are now on her liver even after chemo and radiation treatments. Also, in a lymph node near the lungs. What should expect?

    • ANSWER:
      Her age does not matter. You can expect 6 weeks to less likely, 6 months.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can we just vote the issues?
    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok I have to just say that was well worth reading...I certainly hope you send that in to the newspaper!

      Why aren't you running?

      More people would understand this election and how important it is, if people like you were educating them on just some of the issues! Please don't stop telling people this - Our country needs to move forward, just not in the direction B.O. wants to take it!

  9. QUESTION:
    Mother in late stage terminal cancer, watching her suffer! I'm exhausted and overwhelmed.?
    My mother is dying from stomach cancer (gallbladder, liver, etc). When diagnosed it was too far gone for any treatment. She is suffering, can't eat, and can’t keep anything down. Probably jaundiced again. She's on all sorts of meds for nausea & pain, nothing helps. I feel helpless and overwhelmed.

    Her and my dad (who's recovering from recent open heart surgery and not doing well) are living with me & my fiancée'. Their house is rampant with mold & they can't live there.

    I just feel so overwhelmed. I can't sleep, I feel sick to my stomach all the time. I want things to go back to normal, I don't want them sick. I don't want to have to be the caretaker, does that make me horrible? It makes me feel guilty, but I want my life back, I want it to be like it was. Before everything.

    I’d just like to hear from people who have been through something like this. Any advice on how to handle it, how not to feel overwhelmed. How do I cope? How do I handle watching her get more sick? HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Truly, my heart goes out to you. I personally have not had the same experiance. No, it is normal to feel angry when a family member is ill. Of course you want things back to normal. Being a carer is a tough job, but there are many organizations out there that can offer help.

      A few suggestions would be to get a friend or other family member to look after your mum, while you just have a break. There's no shame in admitting you need help with caring. You've done brilliantly already, you deserve a break.

      When a family member is very ill, it's as hard on the others as it is on them. You could try getting a hospice nurse come in and help out. Or, there are great books that you could read on helping yourself helping others.

      Watching someone you love being sick is the hardest thing ever. Knowing you can't do anything about it is even worse. Try ringing a helpline, or chat to a doctor. When you've organized some care for your mum and dad, go to the doctor's and talk it through. It could be really helpful.

      Your story has nearly brought me to tears, because cancer is such a destructive, disorganizing disease. When someone has cancer, it can feel like the rest of the family has it too, because it hurts so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have not allowed e-mail, but please let us know how you get on.

      I hope any of these suggestions make sense and help in anyway. Be strong. Good luck x x x

  10. QUESTION:
    Triple Negative Breast Cancer reocurrance..Help me please...?
    Hello. My mother was diagnosed with Triple Neg. Breast Cancer last year.... She removed both breasts and went through chemo and radiation..she completed those treatments in december... She had a scan for a check up in later december 2009 and was clean. just two weeks ago she began feelin pain in her shoulder, collar, arms, and neck and chest... She had a scan done 3 days ago and.........they found another tumor. The biopsied it and it was a tumor for sure. Its 5cm x 1.5cm and is growing on the outside of her lung and near her 1st rib...... She is going to Cancer treatment Center of America in Zion, Illinois...My question here is what can she expect there..and what makes this hospital so great, and what is her prognosis.... it just happened to turn up again (or maybe they just missed it and its been there the whole time) in the same area...Its no where else...no bones, brain, liver, no where else...help me please

    • ANSWER:
      First of all I am so sorry to hear that your mom has to go through this all over again. I have seen and heard about the cancer treatment centers of America and a lot of what they do is so different from just your typical chemo or radiation treatments that you receive in a hospital. They offer spiritual guidance, they also offer naturopathic and relaxation treatments as well as alternative medicines. It was founded by a man whose mother had passed from cancer and he was not satisfied in the ways that doctors treated her cancer and so he opened the first treatment center in Illinois and it's different because they offer so much more than your typical specialist. They give you hope and encouragement and I honestly think that they really put their heart into caring for you in every way possible. I hope this helped.

  11. QUESTION:
    Would you marry and have kids?
    Here's a tough one.

    You inherited cancer from one of your parents. The cancer and its treatment caused numerous side effects such as hearing loss and liver problems. You have an above average chance of developing another form of cancer later in life and a 1 in 2 chance of passing the disease on to children.

    The parent who passed the disease on to you had 5 recurrences of cancer before dying middle-aged.

    Most of your childhood was spent in hospitals, either you or your parent being the patient.

    Do you think that marrying and having kids would be selfish? Would you go ahead, knowing that you may also die young, or possibly pass your illness on and cause more pain and suffering?

    • ANSWER:
      Jeez thats a toughie..and I think its so hard to give an answer here unless you have been in this situation and know the pain and suffering endured. The odds are rather high against though aren't they?? I think that marrying someone who is aware of the situation and how your life might pan out and accepts this is fine, after all its a partnership between two consenting adults...as for kids??? Well, I think the word selfish is kinda harsh but I think that no one would seriously want to inflict illness and pain upon their loved ones and if there is a very high risk then it would be perhaps unwise to go ahead with children. As I said, its a toughie cos I don't think there is a right or wrong answer here and with such an emotive subject as cancer its hard to remain totally objective.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can common sense be applied to campaign promises?
    Applying common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Have a look at this article
    (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,435681,00.html) Think your information is safe?

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, Does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country

    • ANSWER:
      I agree wholeheartedly.

  13. QUESTION:
    They promise things they cannot possible deliver!?
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      They are politicians -so you expect them to really follow through on their " promises"???? A politician will say whatever they think will get them elected and rarely has any intent or interest in following through on their promises.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do we vote for the issues or the man?
    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      You paint a rosy picture of a health care system that fails millions of Americans and attack the things that have been done to improve it.

      I am glad you are satisfied with the status quo but I am not.

      There are significant challenges in reforming the medical system, but they have to be faced and at least Obama is actually talking about fixing them - not simply advocating MORE deregulation like McCain. The free market approach we have taken to health care has caused costs to soar and there needs to be a new way.

      As to your question - people are voting for Obama because of both.

  15. QUESTION:
    He can't do for you what he says he can?
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      No. I do not pay attention to what politicians say, but rather look at what they have done. Since Obama has no track record, that is hard to do. However, he ran in Illinois for the state senate, on a platform of lowering taxes. Once in, he voted every single time to raise taxes. Since he has been in the US senate, he has voted 95 times to raise taxes. He never voted to lower them. Now, he has said that he wants to give the middle class a break and tax everyone who makes over 250 thousand a year. That was a couple of days ago. Yesterday he changed that saying that he wanted to tax everyone making over 200 thousand a year. Today Biden said that they plan on taxing everyone making over 200 a year. Well, since he has repeatedly voted to raise taxes on someone making 42,000 and above, I think that is the closest to the truth. Plus, he plans on taxing your inheritance, 48 percent across the board. Plus, he is eliminating the 500,000 tax exclusion for the first 500,000 that one makes on the sale of their house. Instead of taxing the remainder that you have made out at 15 percent, he plans on raising that to 28 percent. Yet, the law has it capped at 25 percent. Obama is the Tax Master and he will tax your sneezes if he knows about them.
      I agree with you on his socialized medicine. I much prefer a 5,000 tax credit given back to my family.
      My sentiments exactly about your take on his position on Iraq. 76 out of 99 senators voted for the war and they were privy to the intelligence reports. Barack was not involved and I am sick of hearing him brag. That man talks about his accompishments, but I don't see any. I prefer to judge a politician by what they have done, rather than what they say they will do or have done.
      Great post. Thanks! You are a patriot!
      McCain/Palin 08

  16. QUESTION:
    If elected, how much harm can he really do?
    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      nothing could be worse then bush. anything is a step up. a rock is a step up. he is a god compared to george bush. he ran the country into the ground, has a war going so his cronies can benefit. election fraud, this is only a few of the things he has done, anything or person cant do us harm. its only up from here.

  17. QUESTION:
    I need healthcare and I need it now!?
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      Your right free health care won't work. People like the word free while it will be free it won't be the best health care provided you will die of cancer or AIDS or whatever health risk we may have before we receive the care. Get ready to stand in line if Obama is elected,under this free health care. My mother had free health care in her country she said it could take up to 3 years before she could see a doctor and even longer if she needed any treatments.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can we apply common sense to Obama’s campaign promises.?

    Healthcare

    Obama’s plan says he will “Work with employers to supply healthcare” as long as employers pay a “meaningful” portion of the premiums. “Meaningful portion” What does that mean? It means it’s not going to happen. If he could legislate that employers provide insurance under those conditions, the number of businesses closing under the financial pressure would cripple our economy.

    The inevitable consequences of socialized medicine.

    We will see the rise of privately run clinics owned by Physicians that treat the wealthy and the privately insured. These places will charge more, pay Doctors more, and have the latest advances in equipment. These clinics will attract the smartest and most talented doctors and surgeons from our “free” hospitals. If you have Government insurance, you will never see them.

    Yes, there are problems with our medical system, but in an emergency you will be seen and treated properly with or without a nickel in your pocket. You will be expected to pay, but why shouldn’t you? More to the point, why should I pay for you?

    Socialized medicine will give you’re a free liver transplant or cancer treatment, if you live long enough while waiting your turn.

    Making the Medical system paperless? That would require the authoring of a web based software package in many different versions that would speak to the many different disciplines in the medical field so as not to share or needlessly replicate sensitive medical information. Most Americans are afraid to shop online and now we are going to ask them to supply all their personal information to a Government run database with literally 10’s of thousands of user names and passwords distributed throughout the medical community?

    The following is a paragraph from a Washington Post article titled “VA Takes the Lead in Paperless Care”.

    “Since 1999, the VA's 155 hospitals, 881 clinics, 135 nursing homes and 45 rehabilitation centers have been linked by a universal medical records network. It allows any authorized person to look at 5.3 million patients' records -- everything from a nurse's note written during a hospital stay, to the result of a blood test drawn at a clinic visit, to the moving-picture film of a coronary angiogram done in a cardiology lab.”

    Any “Authorized” person, or hacker! Is this the place you want the records for your last PAP smear? AIDS test? STD treatment? Phyc exam? Think your information is safe from disgruntled employees? From hackers? Forever? You will have no choice but participate.

    “Stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas”. Like it or not we are competing in a global economy. To stay competitive companies must lower their costs. Unfortunately that means finding less expensive work forces, less restrictive controls, and lower tax rates. Giving tax breaks does not cause companies to ship jobs overseas; it is encouragement to keep them here!

    If you vote for one over the other because you “like” one candidate or “hate” the other instead of voting the issues, you do us all an extreme disservice. You should not be allowed to vote.

    Dislike Bush? Me too. I also hate hitting my foot with a hammer but that does not mean hitting my head instead is the answer!

    All that being said, does McCain have all, or any of the answers? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is Obama’s plans will hurt this country.

    Before Iraq, when every Congress member and US Senator were convinced (through lies, miscommunication, or arrant information) O’bama says he was against the war, I would like to know one thing. What information did this Junior State Senator from Illinois know that the entire US Senate & House did not know and how did he know it? What did this man that wants to be our President base his decision on?

    • ANSWER:
      If your not a democrat, don't try to make sense out of it .We believe because it is possible..you don't because you have no vision. You hoard when there is enough ... You pay little and want more because you think you are entitled... republicans are born greedy,afraid and paranoid. By no choice of yours ,you are born that way.

  19. QUESTION:
    Do you thinks its right for the State or Fedreal government to interfer with family rights?
    In the news recently a young boy and his family want to try alternatives to treat their sons cancer. I had a friend who was diagnosed with liver cancer.. after a year he search other ways. He found a diet which included lots of brown rice. One year later, after a series of tests, he showed no cancer!
    I mean they are not denying him treatment, they was every oppurtunity to travel other avenues. Next thing you know the govt will try to control every aspect of our lives.

    • ANSWER:
      they already are. Remember you can not control your kids, a spanking is good for them, but big brother will jail you for it. They want the kids to grow up, not knowing what the hell* their supposed to do, they find an easy way out, (Drugs, robbery) so big brother has the right to shoot them. The government puts it nose into far too many things that it shouldn't. The problem with the world today, EVERYBODY wants all people the SAME. the golden rule now is Do What I Say Or Else.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to handle mother dying of cancer?
    Warning: Prepare for a long story.

    About 8 months ago, my mother was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Basically, that means that the cancer that had originated on her pancreas had spread to far regions of her body, which included spots on her liver, left (I think) lung, and brain. She was immediately started on chemotherapy, but the idea given to us by the doctors (and a little research on my own) said that, statistically, she had less than 5 years to live (only a 5% chance to live longer than 5 years).

    Halfway through her chemo treatments, an MRI was performed because she was complaining of headaches and blurred vision. The MRI revealed what the doctor described as "small lines" of possible cancerous cells on the lining of her brain. Her chemotherapy was immediately halted in favor of a more aggressive radiation treatment aimed at her head. At the end of this treatment, another MRI was taken and the lines appeared to have gone away. Her chemo was resumed.

    Just recently (about two and a half/three weeks ago), my mother received the news from her doctor that she could consider herself in remission. To be on the safe side, her doctor ordered a PET scan of the body and another MRI, to make sure everything was how it should be. The PET scan showed up clear (all previously known tumors dark, no new tumors), but the MRI spotted several more tumors on her brain that (obviously) weren't there after the radiation treatment.

    Between the end of the radiation treatment and the latest MRI revealing these dozen or so small tumors, only a few months have elapsed. This is what causes me the most worry.

    According to her doctor's, my mother is "safe" (meaning, apparently, not in immediate danger of death) as long as she isn't showing neurological symptoms. I'm not exactly clear on what that means, maybe someone else is? I have been told by my father that she's had two strange episodes lately. One day, he was on the phone with her from the car while she was at home with my grandmother. After Dad hung up the phone, a few minutes later Mom started talking to him again as if he were in the room. A few days later, Dad was ironing pants for work and Mom "forgot" he was in the house; she thought he had left, and was surprised when he came out of her sewing room.

    The most I've been able to wring out of my family is that the doctors have now estimated less than two years for my mother to live. I'm not sure what to do, as I just turned 20 years old and I am a junior at a college 3 hours away from my parents. The popular phrase lately has been "anything can happen at any time," but how do you prepare for that?

    What are the symptoms of cancer/tumors in the brain? Is there anything to look for to know that her condition is declining? I already know it's going to be very hard for me to deal with this, being 3 hours away and not always able to answer the phone or in a position to leave suddenly (due to class or work), though when it gets to "that time" there won't be anything keeping me here. I'm just looking for something that I can watch for, to know when I need to heighten the alert level, so to speak.

    • ANSWER:
      this reminds me of my mother who died about 10 years ago. she had myoma first then this eventually metastasized to her lungs then to her brain (multiple glioma). the doctor said she only have 6 months to live...what worried me most is not the dying but the things she'll encounter before she dies particularly the neurologic signs and sufferrings. brain cancer is very painful (some would bump their heads on the walls). the doctor advised me to prepare powerful pain reliever like morphine since he concluded that having my mum undergo surgery will just cost us plus its not a guarantee that she'll recover. what we did was pray hard...she was not healed miraculously but God gave her a much better way to face death...it was a painless death contrary to what the doctor expected...my mother died at dawn while she's sleeping not even noticing she's dying already...

      there are many signs and symptoms of brain cancer depending on the extent of the pressure the tumor is giving to the brain or part of the brain pressed...some examples are, pain, muscle weakness, sensory dysfunctions, and etc..(you may search it in the web for details).

      my advise is you maximize your time with your mother, if possible you may stop schooling for a while just to spend quality time with your mum...bring her favorite places, recreations like her favorite hubby will surely help, sing her songs she love...and pray to God...

  21. QUESTION:
    How much life left for my mom?
    My mom is in India. She was diagnosed with Breast cancer about four years back. She went under surgery(mastectomy) followed by Chemotherapy. She has been under medication since then. She never missed her daily harmone pill.
    Recently she visited doctor for regular checkup and also for stomach pain. After several tests, Liver Biopsy was done and found she has liver cancer. 2 days later, Bone scanning showed 8 bones have cancers throughout the body including skull, sternum etc etc. That means cancer has been spread.
    I want to know about how much life she has left. She is in pain all the time but she can talk and is emotionally very strong. We lost our father about 3 years back. That time father was about 65 and now mother is about 65. We are also very confused about the treatment options. We feel that the medication-pill she had been taking did not help at all.
    What we should do? Any suggestions will help in this tough time.

    • ANSWER:
      There isn’t much you can do. If she really has liver cancer that will get her before the stage 4 breast cancer. She needs to go into hospice and maybe some radiation for the bone mets.

  22. QUESTION:
    could some one read over my speech about cancer? and tell me if it's any good? thankyu.?
    Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. Says Sid the cancer council seagull. Although this slogan is commonly used across our nation every summer, There is not enough education about sun safety through out our schools.

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. The most deadliest and rapid moving cancer of them all. The first sign of melanoma is usually a new spot or an existing mole or freckle that changes in appearance.

    Some of the changes might be that the spot may grow larger. The edges of the spot may look irregular rather than smooth. The spot may be mottled with a range of colours such as brown, black, blue, red, white or light grey. The spot may be itchy or may bleed.

    It's recommended that you go straight to the doctors when you notice the signs, every few months especially the warmer ones you should get all your moles and freckles checked just to be on the safe side.

    People with fair skin are at higher risk of developing melanoma than those with darker skin. but it is no substitute for sunscreen and adequate protective clothing. During the summer, a long sleeve top, A wide brim hat, Spf 15+ sunscreen, and protective sunglasses are suitable during the scorching summer temperatures.

    “Between 11 and 3, stay under a tree, the best sunscreen of all is absolutely free.” This statement is not true, because even during the coldest times of the year, you can still get sun burnt. And not only that, UV Rays are not the only thing that causes cancer, Tanning booths and Pollution can trigger melanomas.

    Although there are several causes of cancer, There are also many many myths about cancer. I’m sure a majority of you have heard that putting your mobile phone down your shirt or under your pillow of a night, causes cancer. Not true, I can assure you of that.
    There is no proven study of any kind. Standing too close to your microwave while it’s cooking food causes cancer, Again, Rubbish, The only way you could possibly get cancer from your microwave is if the seal broke around it and radiation leaked out from it. Myth number 3).

    Household bug sprays cause cancer, Sleeping with an underwire bra causes cancer, Photocopying a body part causes cancer, applying sunscreen once a day will keep you safe from UV rays, You can’t get burnt when you’re in the snow. Not one of these statements are true.

    I recently had a personal experience with melanoma, I watched my friend go through a grueling death. Which only took 6 weeks from diagnosis to kill her. I buried a friend of 18 years in which melanoma was discovered in her left arm, and with many so called “successful operations” she was deemed clear of the disease but only one month later, the melanoma had shot up into her liver, which had rapidly caused her demise.

    Painfully killing her within 6 weeks. It was an awful experience to witness, The lady was in significant pain which could only be controlled by morphine. The tumour on her liver was so massive that it looked like she was having twins, but the rest of her body had withered away.

    Leaving the image of a prisoner of war. I can’t believe how aggressive this disease is,no amount of pain killers could stop her pain. And the amazing down hill fall in 2 days was astonishing. She couldn’t eat, Couldn’t sleep.

    Couldn’t walk, She was so weak that she was in and out of conscience Her mouth was so dehydrated, her lips were cracked, and her tongue looked like an 100 year old cockatoo’s tongue.

    Cancer research has come such a long way in the past 2 decades. When you were diagnosed with cancer back then, I was like almost a death sentence. But now with cancer research and treatments, such as radiology and chemotherapy and certain medications, a lot can be cured it’s just when it reaches the vital organs, ie. Liver, lungs, bowel, the survival rate drops dramatically,

    A lot of people these days who have passed on from cancer, their families request that donations to the cancer council are made in lieu of flowers, so more money can be put in to research. Instead of money being wasted on flowers and dying like their loved ones.

    The remarkable thing about this is that she had been to the doctors about a suspicious lump in her arm attached to a freckle. This went undiagnosed. So to anyone out there, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion, or 3rd if you are unsatisfied. If you have any enquiries call the cancer council now, 13 11 20. This is dedicated to my friend Anne Wesner, rest in peace.

    _--------------------------

    Keep in mind, i'm 15. anything i should add? please answer
    nah, she was 50. my mum knew her for 18 years. so i knew her my whole life

    • ANSWER:
      i'm a two time AML Leukemia survivor. You have my stamp of approval. I know how you feel about loosing good friends. I lost two. It's tough to watch someone slowly die. God bless her soul.

  23. QUESTION:
    How long will my dog with adrenal gland cancer live?
    My dog is seven years old and recently was diagnosed with adrenal gland cancer. We don't know how long it has been developing as the vet just happened to find it while performing an ultrasound on him for something unrelated.

    The cancer has spread to his liver and so, according to the vet, it is too late to do any surgery or chemotherapy to get rid of it. As of now his body is unable to absorb potassium because the tumor is messing up the adrenal gland's ability to regulate hormones and such. He isn't in any pain from it but he definitely shows symptoms of fatigue, constant thirst, and excessive urination.

    I'm just wondering how long he has left until his health has deteriated because we have no idea, we're just trying to make the most of the time we have now. I just really want some kind of answer because it's upsetting to not know if he has a year or a week. He means the world to my family and him not being able to get treatment is heartbreaking for us.

    • ANSWER:
      It won't be too long before he goes down hill fast. Please have him euthanized before he is too bad. Sometimes we keep them longer just for us and not for the animals best interest. It is so hard, but he gave you a wonderful life so let him have the peace he needs and deserves. Be grateful that you didn't have the option of surgery or chemo. I had the choice and put my dog thru this hideous surgery and within 2 weeks it came back bigger than ever, I still to this day 11 years ago regret that I ever put her thru it. I finally realized I was doing it for me and not for her best interest. Sometimes it just so hard to let go we wait too long. Please find peace in that you gave her the best years of her life.

  24. QUESTION:
    I need some help. I just found out that an extended family member, in her late 40s, has Stage 4 colon cancer.?
    She was in relatively good health until she was diagnosed a few months ago. The cancer has spread all over her liver, to her lungs, and to other places, but I'm not sure where. She had surgery, but the doctors didn't remove anything because they said the cancer was too widespread. They decided to try chemo, but after a few sessions, they said her body was rejecting it- which I assume to mean that it wasn't working- and for some reason, decided not to try any more treatments. They have given her less than 6 months. I love her very dearly, but I do not feel that I can ask her or her immediate family question about her medical care because it might seem intrusive. I am struggling emotionally with this news, however. I don't understand why further treatments wouldn't be done. What would make a doctor decide to stop chemo all together after such a short time? Could there be something I'm not hearing through the family grapevine about her condition that would make chemo no longer an option?

    • ANSWER:
      The treatment may have been making her very sick. It did do that to my dad. I'm glad they are being honest with them. I get really bothered by doctors who push treatment when they know it is way past being useful and in fact making someone miserable. Hopefully they got into hospice which would work on symptom control, give medications, medical equipment and support from a variety of sources to make the last part of her life more comfortable so that she and her family would all be supported to allow them to spend this last period of her life together.

  25. QUESTION:
    tell me what you think of animal welfare?
    13 more moon bears rescued from life of torture
    Animals Asia half-way to goal of rescuing 500 bears from China’s bile farms
    Animals Asia Foundation today (6 Feb) rescued 13 more moon bears, bringing to 260 the total number of bears the Hong-Kong headquartered charity has saved from a life of torture on cruel bile farms in China.

    The bears, which were confiscated from a farmer in Dujiangyan, arrived at Animals Asia’s Moon Bear Rescue Centre stacked on the back of a truck still in their farm cages just after 3pm. The centre’s vet team set to work immediately, prioritising those most in need of emergency medical treatment.

    The bears arrived malnourished and clearly distressed. Some rocked from side to side in agitation while others cowered in terror. One bear, who we named “Shui” (Water), was euthanised after an emergency health-check. His abdomen was grossly distended with suspected liver cancer and he had water on his lungs.

    The farmers claim that a new catheter-free, free-drip method of bile extraction – involving the creation of a permanent hole in the abdomen – is painless for the bears and that the industry, therefore, is now “humane”.

    Animals Asia Founder and CEO Jill Robinson however, says the latest batch of tormented, disfigured bears provides further proof that the bile trade is as brutal as ever. “This so-called ‘humane’ method involves a hole being brutally cut into the bear’s abdomen. The farmer re-opens the wound each time he extracts bile by poking a tube into the hole, which is naturally trying to heal. Inevitably, the wound becomes horribly infected, causing all sorts of other medical problems,” Ms Robinson said.

    “These poor animals have endured years of extreme suffering, trapped in barbaric, tiny cages, unable even to turn around. They don’t even have free access to water and are deliberately starved, because hungry bears produce more bile,” Ms Robinson said. “Most of the bears that arrived today had scars and wounds on their heads as a result of repetitive bar-rubbing during their years on the farm. In short, they are cage-crazy.”

    Animals Asia’s senior vet Heather Bacon said the euthanised bear Shui’s liver was so swollen that it took up three quarters of his abdomen. The liver is usually three times smaller. She said this bear had clearly been suffering terribly for some time. He had been the victim of the free-drip method and he had two bile extraction sites.

    “Some others could be suffering from liver cancer, which is all too common among bears that have been tapped for their bile,” Dr Bacon said. “Some of these bears are clearly sick and it will take a few days before we can determine the full extent of their injuries. We fear some more may have liver cancer as this is often the case with bears that have been tapped for their bile. But even if we are forced to euthanise some more, at least their suffering will be over soon,” Dr Bacon said.

    A high-profile supporter of Animal Asia’s Moon Bear Rescue, Harriet Tung was on site to witness the bears’ arrival and to see for herself the condition in which they arrive from the farms. Mrs Tung is the wife of shipping magnate Tung Chee Chen and sister-in-law of Tung Chee Hwa, Hong Kong's first Chief Executive, and now a Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Politics Consultative Conference.

    Mrs Tung, who was visibly moved by the experience, is lobbying to help Animals Asia in its efforts to end bear farming. She announced today that she would like to name two of the bears after her husband’s shipping group, Orient Overseas (OOCL), or Dong Fang Hai Wai – one bear called Dong Fang (East Square) and one called Hai Wai.

    “It is extremely difficult to witness the euthanasia of a bear which arrived in poor condition with an enlarged liver and fluid on the lungs. I feel it would be much more humane to obtain the ursodeoxycholic acid [the active ingredient in bear bile] from herbal or synthetic alternatives,” she said.

    Jill Robinson first visited a bile farm in 1993. She had been working in animal welfare in Asia for many years, but nothing had prepared her for the horror of that farm. “It was a torture chamber, a hell-hole for animals. They literally couldn’t move, they couldn’t stand up, they couldn’t turn around,” she says. She made a promise to the bears that day: she would devote her life to freeing them from their torture and would not stop until every last bear farm had closed down.

    In July 2000, after years of negotiating and lobbying, Animals Asia signed a landmark agreement with the Chinese authorities to rescue 500 moon bears and work towards ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and promote herbal alternatives to bear bile.

    Under the agreement, the authorities close down the worst of the farms, confiscate the bears and place them under the care of Animals Asia. The farmers are compensated financially so they can either retire or set up in another busines

    • ANSWER:
      Not much to say about that is there. China seems to be pretty low on animals welfare.
      You should check out this FB group http://www.facebook.com/search_redirect.php?q=china,fur,trade&fc=0&gc=0&cl=300&rc=72&rank=1&friends=0&sns=0&sf=i&init=s:quick&cururl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fs.php%3Fq%3Dchina%2Bfur%2Btrade%26init%3Dq%26sid%3Deabaad60f66c5c83621a2554665d9940&is_friend=&sid=eabaad60f66c5c83621a2554665d9940&num_uq=1&id=7465186988&o_type=2&rid=0&ab=X&t=c:name&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroup.php%3Fgid%3D7465186988

  26. QUESTION:
    Is There ANY More Hope for my Mom?
    My mom has pancreatic and liver cancer and the doctors say there is no more treatment left. We have some of the best doctors in the country, and they say there is nothing. She does not qualify for any clinical trials, no radiation theraphy, no more chemo, and no surgery. The cancer started in the pancreas and it is now in very late stages. Ever since she stopped getting treatment (about a month ago) she is getting more and more ill very rapidly. Even the pain meds don't work anymore. Like a week ago, she felt ok, she knew what was going on, etc. But now she looks horrible and is sitting in a chair all day moaning in pain and saying "Oh God, i'm dying..". She can't walk or anything and can barley talk. Right now she is in the hospital. They say she only has anywhere from a few days to a month left. But isn't there ANYTHING else that could mabey help? Is there ANY more hope? Is it possible that some new treatment will come out or something before she dies? PLEASE if you know ANYTHING please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sad and sorry for your pain. No one should have to go through what you & your poor mom are.

      I lost both my parents to cancer within the past 6 years. My mom had Leukemia and died in 5 weeks of being diagnosed. I never got to say goodbye b/c she went into a coma before we even knew what hit us. But it was painless -for her which was a blessing. I was just 30 when she died.

      My beautiful dad died from Colon Cancer 5 years later, that spread to his lungs and brain within 2 years. It was a long 2 years but he wasnt in much pain from it thankfully. I got to say goodbye, but I also had to watch him wither to nothing, and suffer emotionally.

      There was nothing anyone could do to save them, if there was we would have done it. Sometimes you just have to wrap your mind around the facts and accept the unthinkable. Death is a normal occurance, it will happen to all of us at sometime. Even me & you. Some know when & how & some dont. I know its scary, because it is the unknown, and no one knows where we go... until we get there. And unfortunately we cant come back to tell our loved ones we are ok.

      There are so many books on this very subject and I suggest you read some for comfort. Read the Bible, speak to a priest or your clergy. Or seek a therapist. The American Cancer Society can offer you free counseling and find a good one in your area.

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
      http://www.cancercare.org/

      Here are a few websites, also celebrity/actor Patrick Swayze has this disease. Try googling his name and see what you can learn as far as what he is doing (considering he has the money and best medical care) maybe it can offer some help, or even help you to accept the final outcom if its not good.

      http://www.pancan.org

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/pancreatic/patient

      Tell her EVERYTHING you need to say now. And regardless of how she looks right now, take zillions of pictures with everyone & her, and video. You wont regret doing this! After my dad died, we realized there were no photos to display at his funeral of him and my husband, or him with my youngest child.

      May God Bless you & your mom...always.

  27. QUESTION:
    plzzzzz i really need help?
    hey there...my grandpa has hepatitis C and it's in a late stage now and he even developed liver cancer...umm...the color of his feces is yellow....i read on the net that yellow feces could be a cause of gilbert's syndrome which is caused by damage to the liver so.....could it be that my grandpa has gilbert's syndrome because of hepatitis C?? and what is the treatment or cure for gilbert's syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a serious problem to be asking on here. You really should be asking a medical professional. You can get some advice / information from www.webmd.com but honestly, take him to a doctor.

      j

  28. QUESTION:
    Did cancer kill this little girl ?
    ok so a girl last year died she was 4 years old
    i never knew her i was just following her blog (mother's)
    she had neuroblastoma,the chemo did not work,doctors said there is nothing to do
    but she went into a trail treatment and she lived for a year on this treatment i think ,she lived happily and healthy
    if you saw her you would not tell she had/has cancer
    anyhow,she had a fever then went to the hospital and the doctor said she had an infection in her lungs
    and later she died the cause was "unidentified infection" but they preforemed autopsy and the found cancer in her ovaries and i think spots on the liver or the brain i do not remember

    god bless her,i feel heart broken and i can't stop thinking about her
    little angel i hope she is pain free now

    but i really want to know
    was it cancer ? or the infection ?

    • ANSWER:
      You stated the cause of death was "unidentified infection", so that is the cause of death. Unless a more specific cause of death was given at autopsy, which we wouldn’t know with looking at the report or the death certificate.

  29. QUESTION:
    plzzzz i need help....?
    hey there...my grandpa has hepatitis C and it's in a late stage now and he even developed liver cancer...umm...the color of his feces is yellow....i read on the net that yellow feces could be a cause of gilbert's syndrome which is caused by damage to the liver so.....could it be that my grandpa has gilbert's syndrome because of hepatitis C?? and what is the treatment or cure for gilbert's syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear of your grandpas condition. He is very fortunate to have a grandson that is concerned. I looked up this condition and found that certain events in his life can trigger episodes of higher bilirubin levels in Gilbert's syndrome, leading to jaundice. Doing what he can to manage those situations can help keep bilirubin under control and perhaps prevent bouts of jaundice.
      These steps include: Avoiding infectious illnesses, such as colds and the flu, Managing emotional stress, Eating a nutritious diet, and avoiding fasting and skipping meals. (However, with the advanced stage, he will probably continue to have the symptoms. ). God Bless You.

  30. 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".

  31. QUESTION:
    Am I a goner? - hep b?
    I want to start off by saying, yes I was stupid. I was young. I didn't know about the world, safe sex, or the risks. It was all legend to me. And my ignorance lead me to an issue I'm deciding to start thinking about and taking care of.

    2 and a half years ago a girl I had been interested in for years wanted me. I had had a thing for her for a long time, and we ended up in a situation that lead to sex.

    About 3 weeks later I found myself in the hospital. Jaundiced, yellow eyes, yellow skin, and running to the toilet every minute. I thought I was going to die. The doctors told me I had Acute Hepatitis B. They said it was not chronic. I left the hospital after I was capable of walking and taking care of myself... and worked two jobs for over a month while sick, running to the bathroom frequently, yellow, and feeling like death. I had to take care of myself, I didn't have a supportive family and I made very little money because I was 21 and didn't have an education.

    I'm now turning 24. I never went back for follow ups. I never pursued it. I was always working every day all day long and I just wasn't responsible enough to pursue finding out if I was ok after getting sick. I currently do not know if I'm a carrier. I have always practiced safe sex, and nobody has ever gotten sick from me. I always had it in the back of my mind that I should act as if I have it and be careful, use a condom, and wash and take care of things.

    Maybe my decisions weren't good. I was young and stupid. But now I'm turning 24... and have read that for the small percentil of people who go on to become carriers, 15-25% die from liver related diseases. I never took medications, shots, or anything to treat the virus. The doctors were vague with me, it was a city hospital. They gave me a pamphlet and told me I should go see someone. But that lead me already to 12 thousand dollars debt and I didn't have a way to pay it or get insurance so I just took care of myself the best I could til I was better and worked two jobs.

    I want to go back now that I'm stable and know how to manage my life. But I'm afraid my fear of going back for 2 years, the debt it would cause or the bills that might knock me out from medical has caused me a major problem.

    If I am a carrier, and I have left it untreated for 2 and a half years... have I doomed my health? Do you require medication to prevent liver cancer and cirrosis? In 2 years, was I required to take a medication or a repressant of some kind to stop something from happening. And by now, how serious could the damage be (if I am a carrier) compared to if I had been doing some sort of treatment. Please let me know if you have knowledge on the subject, I'm basically asking...

    2 years untreated.... if I'm a carrier, how much damage should I assume and do I probably have a liver disease like cirrosis or cancer by now?

    I rarely drink, maybe every 2 months I've had a few beers. I eat pretty healthy and go to the gym. I do drink coffee though which I think is probably bad.

    I'm very afraid but I just want to be sure. I was very sick and it's possible I could be a carrier... let me know. And yes, I know only a doctor can tell me... but I want to know if anyone knows before I go... so I know what to expect to hear and don't freak out.

    • ANSWER:
      Take a deep breath. Let it out. Relax. OK?

      For one thing, most people get over Hepatitis B completely on their own with no need for medical treatment.

      If you do have chronic Hepatitis B and feel fine, most likely two or three years without treatment won't make a difference. There is some dispute as to whether the medicines are worth it for people who don't show much symptoms.

      Most people with chronic Hepatitis B get liver cancer or cirrhosis...in a few decades.

      Chances are a Planned Parenthood or free STD clinic can tell if you have chronic Hepatitis B free of charge. Emergency Rooms are an EXPENSIVE way to get treatment.

      If you do have it, make an appointment to see your doctor. Ask about cost, and the costs of medicines. I understand the drugs are VERY expensive.

      Most importantly, make sure ALL your sex partners get vaccinated for Hepatitis B. Also, where a condom!

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it legal for the only Oncologist in the county to deny you service after being an ongoing patient for years?
    My mom has had cancer for almost 10 years...she has beaten 5 different types and is now suffering from lung and liver cancer. Her doctor gave her a 30 day notice this past week saying that he will not treat her anymore after 30 days. Siting inappropriate outburts and refusing consultation as grounds. My mom said she was at the emergency room all of Thursday with severe stomach cramps, this is how she found out she had colon caner about 10 years ago. Well she had a Chemotherapy infusion on Friday and that takes about an hour and the doctor was supposed to come down and talk to her, well after waiting 4 hours she said "i just want to get the f*** out of here" not angrily just out of frustration to the nurse the nurse said "I completely understand you were here most of yesterday as well!" so she tried the doctor again and got no response so my mom left. Well my mom got a call from the doctor's head nurse about 3 hours later and she told my mom she had to come pick up her records and explained that my mom had 30 more days of treatment there and she needed to find another oncologist. My mom is well below the poverty level for income...the state wouldn't let her get disability because she beats a cancer then gets a new one but with little to no downtime between the outbreaks. Her sole income is from social security and she had to fight to get that. She can not work since she has chemo and radiation therapy multiple times a week. She also just lost her house where she lived for 20+ years. I've tried looking at the Code of conduct and some of the legal guideline but its extremely difficult to find what im looking for, and I am not versed in "legalese" so most of it makes little sense to me. So I turn to you Yahoo answers community to help me out...any help is desperately needed and would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      No, I'm sorry to say your mother has no recourse. Doctors can pick and choose patients at their pleasure. It's the same way with Medicare patients. They don't have to see you if they don't want to and the vast majority of them won't. The new healthcare plan with rectify this problem.

  33. QUESTION:
    My Dog died after vomiting blood from her mouth?
    My 9 year old dalmation bitch died after vomiting Dark red blood from her mouth and there was a little piss also.

    It was five, six days before her death we got to know that she is unwell as she didnt had any food whole day. I called her Vet he treated her for gastroantritis and said that she'll resume her eating the next day and that she'll feel drowsy whole day.
    But it didnt helped she was drowsy whole day but she didnt eat anything and later in the evening she vomited dark brown color Vomit.

    So I decided to take her to another vet. So now this vet told me that the problem is with her Liver its quite damaged. He started giving her Injections as follows. 1. "Monocif" 2."Neohypatax" 3."Avil"
    He gave her these injections for three days. But none of it helped her get okay. She just used to have Water that sit and all this while she Pissed only once or twice. I used to force her to Drink milk with sugar with help of Injection without needle.
    On third day of treatment from this Vet I took her in morning for her First Drip. She was puking everything we were feeding her day before this and she didnt Piss at all.There was a little growth near her stomach too (Enlarged Liver acc to doctor) So afte 1/3rd bottle of Drip and usual Injections as mentioned above I brought her back home. Her front legs were a bit Shaky. I thought that must be because of drip. I mostly picked her up the stairs. She was just having water thats all. I forced electrol in her mouth again 20 ML of it. I remember half an hour before her death she was breathing Hard. And around 3.45pm She vomited lot of blood from her mouth she pissed also (very little, Dark Color). She streched with open mouth and was definately in pain. I couldnt do anything. It just took her a minute and she was gone.

    Now I want to know whats the reason behingd her death. Was it wrong medications? Was it wrong doctor. I want to know what she was suffering from and what happened in the process of her death?

    Her doctor told me she was suffering from Liver cancer, and hapititis? I want to know what was it? I have provided quite many details for completely understanding the situation.
    The doctor did no tests all that he did was put thermometer inside her back and observe her fecel with his eyes (notests).
    I asked him on several occasions to go for tests but he said the treatment even after tests will be same. So he never did took any test at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Your situation sounds extreamly similar to my own. I had an 8 year old Australian Shepherd and about a week before her passing she went off water and food. She refused to eat, she became passive when she was normally hyper, and she would pick a corner and lay in it without moving for hours. She would only urinate twice and it was quiet difficult for her to do so. By the end of the week she only took small amounts of water, she had to be carried to and from the yard in order to do her business, and she was extreamly lethargic. On our way to the vet she went from bad to worse in a matter of moments. Her breathing became shallow and labored, she was throwing up bloody pools of water, urinating blood, and there was blood in her stool. Her gums were a pale pink and her pupils became pin point. By the time we reached the emergency room the vet pronounced her to be brain dead, and if we were to take her home she would be dead by morning. The vet assumed she had suffered poisoning from a uterine rupture since she was so old and had not been spayed. He told us a necropsy would be a waste of time and so we left it at that. I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you find the answers you're looking for.

  34. QUESTION:
    My doctor wants to put me on Methotrexate for R.A. but I am confused.?
    So I saw my Rheumatologist the other day and she wants to put me on Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis. She gave me a few packets of information about R.A. and Methotrexate, and the side effects of this drug sound horrendous. I definitely want my pain to get better but I don't want to get really sick. Here are some of the side effects the packet lists:
    Anemia
    Low white blood cell count and low platelet count
    Risk of infection
    Nausea or vomiting
    Not hungry
    Diarrhea
    Sore Throat
    Headache
    Hair loss
    Possible kidney failure
    Possible liver damage
    Possible lung damage
    Forms of cancer later in life

    To me these side effects sound a little intense. But I do want to feel better, so should I start this treatment? Does anyone out there have experience with this drug?
    By the way I am a 20 year old female and my doctor says I have early onset R.A.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Caretakers in California?
    Last November I was diagnosed with liver cancer. I am 53 years old. And this was not due to drinking. The cause is hep-c which I recieved from a blood transfusion in Feb of 1974. Hep C was not discovered until the late 80's. My prognosis is 2 years to live, give or take a few months.

    I know the time will come when I am going to need help with daily or weekly needs. I am curious in regards to caretakers. I have found guidelines online about caretakers that assist the elderly. See I am only 53. I am not elderly. I suppose what I am asking is - How do I gather information? Do I go the the County Department of Human Services? I reside in Sacramento, California.

    I do not need assistance yet, and I will only ask for it when I know the timing is right for me. I am looking for online links , or suggestions where to start, and/or whom to contact.

    Also even though have one of the worse forms of cancer (no cure at all), I accept my future. When I mentioned the hep-c? When I was a kid I had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia or A.L.L for short. Well St. Judes had just 3 or 4 months prior came up with the first combo that created a cure. Thats why I stay in a positive mood. I survived with never going out of remission for 37 years almost now. If St. Judes had not found this treatment plan, I was told I would only have 6-12 months to live.

    See I figure I got 37 extra years.

    Thanks to all for any help at all!!

    • ANSWER:
      Your oncologist and/or the social worker at the hospital should be able to assist you with this.
      It needs to be adjusted to your situation and needs.
      I don’t know if you have family to help or not. When it gets a little more difficult Meal On Wheels can be a great help. Local hospitals also offer and know of local services for several things, sometimes things as simple as daily phone calls to check in with you, prescription delivery, etc. The American Cancer Society is a great resource for anything cancer. They have resources for help getting to appointments to wigs even attorneys to help with insurance issues and wills.
      When things become most difficult hospice is there to manage pain control, answer your questions and your families. They are wonderful and help you and your family go through this last stage of life and make the transition as easy as possible. Best wishes.

  36. QUESTION:
    Biofeedback Therapist-Cancer Diagnosis?
    My mom who is 48 went to a biofeedback therapist in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada and diagnosed her stage 1.5 to stage 2 Pancreatic cancer. My mom is a 5'7 145 pounds, smoker (25-30 years). She doesn't eat very much nutritional food, mainly soups. She drinks about 2 cans of coke per day and likes sweets. She has a family history of type 2 diabetes and her 50 year old sister is in remission since april 2009 of triple neg breast cancer. This biofeedback therapist recommended by a family friend did the tests and told her the diagnosis. For the past while ,since an accident at work and later in a vehicle she has had mid back and neck pain with excruciating headaches. She has been seeing a chiropractor who has diagnosed her with 2 bulging disks. Recently she has had thin bowel movements also odd bm to her. My question is how accurate is Biofeedback therapists? Also he told her between stage 1.5 and 2 pancreatic cancer but theres no tumors, but reading online about pancreatic cancer I got the impression that even a stage 1 has a pea size tumor and the life expectancy of five years is less the 30%. Since seeing him today he put her on a coffee enema (to flush toxins out of liver), sesame seed swish (20 min 3 times daily - to eliminate metals in her) and a pill she has to take 2 before each meal (similar to a chemo therapy- cancer cell killer) and a clove liquid to put into capsules and finally a bowel regulator. --> He said she had high metal amounts in her. When she told me what he said I was devastated. I hear pancreatic cancer and I hear "death sentence". My mom does live an unhealthy life style but she doesn't eat fast food or drink alcohol. Please help me, I am 17 years old and going into pre med in the fall and I love my mom dearly, she is the most important person in my life and I couldn't live without her. She is going to follow this mans plan (what if she follows he said she would be cured and if continued to live this new life style she would lower her chances of cancer altogether) and go back in a month to retest and see how she's responding to his treatments. What should her next steps be? CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Blood work? ( he did some sort of test similar to a blood test and some level was at 156 and anything over 200 is definitely a stage 3 or 4 cancer and 75 is normal? PLEASE HELP. Also she is under a lot of stress, that im trying to help her with. PLEASE HELP.... I cant lose my mom!

    ps- he also said her liver was failing and that these test are about 2 years earlier of diagnosis then "medical diagnostics".

    • ANSWER:
      Your mom has been conned by expensive, unqualified people.

      Send her to an MD.

  37. QUESTION:
    cat and dog in same household with liver failure?
    The beginning part of December, our 6 year old cat quit eating and was eventually diagnosed with hepatic lipadosis (no cause identified). She was severely jaundiced with a bilirubin of over 5.5 and was anemic. After a week in the hospital, she was brought home on SQ fluids, reglan and tube feeding. About 10 days later, she began to eat and after the first of the year (about 2.5 weeks total), she had the feeding tube removed and is doing great.

    About 2 weeks into her illness, our 10 year old lab/Shepard mix began feeling poorly and rapidly declined. He was taken in to the hospital with very similar symptoms .... severely jaundiced, anorexic, dehydrated, anemic .. and with a bilirubin of over 5.5. Initially they thought he had cancer, but all biopsies are negative. We have him home now with IV fluids, doxycycline and syringe feeding. I don't think he is going to make it but he doesn't show any signs of pain and since we still don't have a definitive diagnosis, we are going to try 72 hours of ABX therapy.

    My question?? Is it possible there is a connection? Were they possibly exposed to the same virus, bacteria, or poison, and the 9 pound cat got sicker much faster than the 90 pound dog? Is there a contagious illness that would affect the dog and the cat similarl?. There is a difference of about 24 days between onset of symptoms. I would just like to know if our other animals are in danger or if family members need to be concerned. Or is there any way that the two are connected and that could change the treatment plan for our dog. Our vet is wonderful and working on this, and we have had a full internal med consultation with a university team near us .... but still no answers.

    Thanks in advance to any suggestions. We are planning on high dose steroids after 72 hours of antibiotics if we see any improvement. And by the way, a fish died too this week, but I'm pretty sure that's not connected to this !! :-) )

    • ANSWER:
      first off, antifreeze causes kidney failure, not liver failure.
      Hepatic lipidosis is very common in cats when they get sick and stop eating. There are many things that can precipitate this.
      Leptospirosis can cause liver issues in dogs-but kidney involvement is more common.
      Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by molds, and has contaminated pet food (and other food items in the past). This causes liver issues. Dogs are very sensitive to aflatoxin.
      There is a good chance the two animals conditions are unrelated, however i see your concern. What does your vet have to say about it. How are the humans in the house. Have you had any chemical-like treatments done to the house (fumigations, resealing floors ect).
      Hope everything turns out ok

  38. QUESTION:
    Doesn't she want my support?
    My mother who's 48 was diagnosed with breast cancer almost a year ago. She was given surgery followed by chemotherapy and I've been to all her appointments with her
    During her chemo,she was given scans to see if the cancer had spread and they told us there was cancer in her liver and it's inoperable.
    They said they'd let her continue on the chemo she was already receiving and when it was over they'd see if the cancer in the liver had responded to the treatment.
    So,when the chemo ended,she had a scan.
    We we're waiting for an appointment with her doctor to find out the results and whilst we we're out walking one day we bumped into a friend of hers. Her friend mentioned that she had given my mother a ride to the hospital and asked if she made her appointment on time and how things went. My mother said very little and quickly changed the subject. I later gently mentioned that i hadn't known that she'd had an appointment and she told me that she'd been to see the doctor alone. She told me that the doctor had been unavailable after all and she'd not been told the results.
    Because she'd kept the appointment a secret from me, I can't help worrying that this may not be true.
    What if the doctor was there and she was given bad news.
    I'm so worried and,I also admit to feeling a little hurt by her decision.
    I know it's wrong because she's entitled to make her own choices (she doesn't get many choices where the cancer is concerned after all)

    • ANSWER:
      She may have been protecting you also. She needs to work through this, and I'm sure she knows she has your full support. Don't be hurt, recognize what a strong woman she is to still be protecting her family and facing these things herself. Mothers see how their health is affecting thier families. I bet you have been a wonderful, kind of worryful, daughter. She wants to lead her family through this with her head held high. Let her. Cherish who she is, and how she influenced who you are, I'm sure you aleady do. Plan some fun things between appointments so that you can enjoy each others company without the doctors in the middle. My prayers are with you and her.

  39. QUESTION:
    amino acids to grow taller?
    Has anyone tried it?

    on this website http://www.grow-taller.com/

    it says There are two unnatural ways to increase growth hormone level:

    1) Using growth hormone - releasing products like glycine, glutamine, agrinine, ornithine, niacin, and 16 other amino acids which you can get with or without a prescription. Such substances and drugs are usually used by body builders. They are also useful for elderly people to increase their growth hormone level. Some of them are good for boosting immunity, protecting the liver, fighting cancer, helping rebuild body tissue after surgery or trauma, and many other treatments.

    Because amino acids help produce growth hormones, some of them, with proper exercises, may be taken to increase your growth. However, I would not recommend doing this self-treatment without medical supervision, especially for children. Any of these drugs has to be taken with proper dosage and some of them with other drugs or nutrients. Improper usage may cost you serious problems.

    Also, there are many side effects from using these products: diarrhea, low toxicity, headache, drowsiness, muscle spasms, dizziness, high blood pressure, nervousness, depression, hair loss, gaining weight, and many more.
    So, be careful!

    2) Another unnatural way to increase growth is the man-made growth hormone received by series of injections (which cost from ,000 to 18,000 per year), prescribed after careful evaluation of a person's growth pattern and growth potential. These injections may help you to grow, but inducing growth too quickly may inhibit later growth.

    In addition, unnatural growth hormones may produce other various side effects including: high cholesterol, diabetes, liver abnormalities, increased tissue stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, musculosketal disease, neuropathy, allergic reactions, pancreatitis, hyperglycemia, visual deterioration, headaches, vomiting, increased liver enzyme levels, increased sweating, edema, pain in general and back pain specifically. Pick the one you prefer. If you receive these injections, your body will adapt to this drug and will refuse to produce natural growth hormones after you stop receiving injections.

    • ANSWER:
      After reading your excellent comments on amino acids and HGH, if anyone wants to try them out for growing taller then they will know what the dangers are as you have pointed them out.

      Good on you for posting this information. Hopefully it will discourage would be users of amino acids and HGH.

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the primary reasons for death associated with HIV?
    in the early days of HIV, most people died from PCP
    later, cancers
    i have no studies to support my personal observations, however every HIV infected person that i have seen has died from liver failure and kidney failure. Apparently form long term exposure to HARRT.
    Obviously this is not an attack on HARRT as the patients are living dramatically longer lives. However, given the new studies which indicate that early treatment drastically reduces HIV transmission, we can expect the use of HARRT years earlier.
    Thus the question becomes (assuming all the things i have said are correct) does longer exposure to HARRT shorten the life of HIV positive person?
    please correct any false assumptions and provide links and commentary

    • ANSWER:
      Yes HAART does have a detrimental effect on the kidneys and the liver. HOWEVER as newer drugs are introduced they generally tend to be safer and easier on those organs. To make a direct correlation between the drug cocktail and its mortality on the individual would be moderately far fetched. Peoples bodies are all different and not everyone is on the same HAART regime. Also peoples lifestyles are different. You could be health as a fitness nut and die before the drinker, smoker, druggy.

      To quote a study: "A higher risk of death in former or current injecting drug users has also been reported in several previous studies, and factors such as drug overdose, chronic viral hepatitis and end-stage liver disease, and a higher risk of bacterial infections and suicide might at least partly explain the higher risk of mortality in this population.

      ...

      Although AIDS-related events have been the most common cause of death during the study period, there has been a significant decrease over time, whereas liver diseases and non-AIDS-defining infections have been significantly increasing over time. Among HIV-infected patients who died, those with lower CD4 cell counts and higher plasma viral loads were more likely to die of an AIDS-defining event than of other causes.

      ...

      Patients coinfected with hepatitis B or C virus are also well known to have an increased death rate from liver-related disease."

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you please revise and edit this for me? Suggestions?
    Against Stem Cell Research

    Embryonic stem cells can turn into almost any cell, have been used in the treatment of cancer, and can fix damaged parts of the brain, heart, liver, and lungs. Adult stem cells can workthe same miracles without killing a life to get them. People who are for embryonic stem cell research seem not to understand that adult stem cells are used identically, and don’t involve a death. Embryonic stem cell research must be stopped because it involves the murder of a living being and the adult stem cell alternative is used more efficiently.
    A blastocyst in the womb, though only several hundred cells, already has enough chromosomes to be considered human, it’s alive, and already judged as either a male or a female. If that blastocyst was allowed the chance to grow, it would have dreams and a future. If it had grown into an adult, it would still be human, alive, and either male or female, and because of this it still resembles what it was as a blastocyst. By taking away embryonic stem cells from a blastocyst, you would be erasing its life along with its aspirations it might have had if given the chance to advance in age. “The Catholic Church also bans research that threatens the life of the human embryo for, according to the papal teaching reiterated frequently by the late John Paul II, human individuality, or ensoulment, commences from the moment of conception” (Cornwell, 37). The Catholic Church believes it is a sin to carry on this experimentation with human life. Using embryonic stem cells and collecting them for treatment is considered unethical. “Embryos do not survive the harvesting of stem cells; indeed, the stem cells are the embryo” (Panno, 4). This is proof that by removing stem cells you are, in fact, removing a life at the same time. The embryo has no consent in the matter, therefore it should be considered a murder. With more pro-life supporters it would make it much easier to put an end to this crime.

    This is only the first two paragraphs; do you think there is anything here that I should add or take away?

    • ANSWER:
      well, i think its fine, but in my opinion;

      kay, well, adult stem cells DONT always work the same way. theyre matured, so they dont always form into any cell, or any quanity, thus, embyronic are better. they have not yet formedmatured,so they can become whatever needed, without rejection.
      and, its not killing a life. its an undeveloped fetus. it does not think, breath, live or do any actions human-like, therefore it cannot be considered human. its not comparable to human,and its if parents make the choice to abort the fetus, thats their choice. they can either discard it, or use it for research that can cure parkinsons, diabetes, spinal cord injuries,and other major diseasesdisorder.
      :)

  42. QUESTION:
    How often is chemotherapy administered.?
    I've just learned that a very good friend of mine has colorectal cancer, and the cancer is also in her liver. She's had this since late December/early January. She had her first treatment with chemo over a week ago, and another one on Wednesday. She has lost a lot of weight, mainly because she's extremely nauseated, and she's very jaundiced as well. When I asked her sister what the prognosis was, she said "it's not good", which means I very likely will lose my friend.
    I know chemo can and usually does make one feel very sick and tired., but I don't know how often this treatment is administered.

    • ANSWER:
      The problems that your friend is having is likely a result of her disease and not her treatment. The fact that the cancer has spread to her liver would be the cause for her jaundice, and if she's jaundiced - treatment or no treatment - things aren't good. Her liver is failing, and there's little chance that the chemotherapy is going to make enough of a difference in this situation.

      Typically the first line treatment for colon cancer is FolFox or FolFiri. Both of these chemo regimens are administered once every 14 days. They can cause nausea, but it's not typical for a patient to be so nauseous that they are losing the kind of weight you are describing. That being said, whether the problem is the chemo or her disease, her doctor should be trying to treat the symptom. There are numerous anti-emetic (anti-nausea) meds on the market. The trick is finding which one or which combination works best for the patient.

      I hope this helps answer your questions.

  43. QUESTION:
    can i sue my vet? PLEASE HELP?
    I have a 6years old mare whom has had a bit of a bad life bless her. When I bought her I knew she had leg problems and it was obvious she had been involved in some kind of accident from the scaring all over her (when her winter coat went) yet the owner denies it!!!
    Anyway she had an operation on her leg in march as her stifle was shattered & her ligaments severed, the vet said she may never be ridable & may not pull through, she did & she is no longer lame. The vets (at the same practice) kept giving me different opinions on her leg - one saying hackable, another saying still lame. I didn't ride as I wanted to give her a little more time plus after dropping weight drastically from surgery she didn't seem to be getting any fatter (which is unusual for Honey as she eats loads and is quite a good doer normally! It got to a point where she looked ill as she had no coverage on her ribs but a huge belly underneath, I didn't think it was possible but suggested my vet come to see her incase she was pregnant, or something else was wrong with her. The vet turned up, gave her an internal & said no she wasn't in foal but said she did look it. He asked what blood tests had been performed on her previously? I replied "I don't know, you're the vet". He said he would take a few samples and check once he got back to the practice to see if he should check for anything. He phoned me the following day to let me know they had never done any blood tests (even before surgery) which i found odd. He said all tests seemed normal except one was slightly inconclusive and they would look into it. A few days later they said her liver blood test was bad (bile count of 25.3 when it should be below 10. The needed her in to do a liver biopsy. I asked if she could have a stomache scan whilst she was in as another horse i know from the same yard had died of an illness with similar signs - they said they didn't need to (this other hhorse was also under their care and they had said it was LIVER related-only on autopsy did they find the problem was her stomache). The following day I took her in, she had the biopsy plus they took a sample of fluid they found in the stomache & found she had a heart murmer. They told me to expect the worst & they may well have to euthenise her, yet told me to take her home, I was so upset and refused to take her home saying that I could not take her home if they were going to have to put her down. I was distraught for 2days (as silly as it may sopund). The biopsy results came back CLEAR! The vet said this was very suprising but they could now go past the liver and look at other body parts? The fluid was "not harmful" they said & the heart murmer was "the least of her problems". On one hand I was relieved but on the other finding out that a heart murmer was LESS worrying was upsetting & again they told me she didn't have much hope and it COULD be lymphoma (cancer-lukemia). I work in a hospital and asked if there was not a blood test to determine this as in humans it is a blood disease - they didn't answer the question & just said they had other things they wanted to do first. They did scans on stomache (which i wanted in the first place) and took a rectal biopsy (without permission). I They said they could tell from the biopsy there was inflamation further in. When I asked whether it was treatable again he said it wasn't looking good. The vet said it could be one of two things 1) Lymphoma or 2)a stomache disorder. He said we could try to treat it as the stomache disorder first but it is tricky as they have complex digestive systems and said it probably wouldn't work. Again I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt (she came through before when no-one thought she would) I opted for the treatment. He said she had to be on steroids for 6 weeks & they would come out and check her every 2 weeks but if at the end of the 6week course she seemed no better they would pressume it was lymphoma and put her down. The steroids he gave me for one were for DOGS and I had to give her 20tablets a day which was a huge dosage (would kill a human twice over). I was a little worried but did as the vet said hoping she would get better. after 2weeks she looked no better. I was not happy with the vets pressumptious diagnosis so decided to get a second opinion from another vet used by the yard. He took one look at her and said "well she doesn't look pregnant for certain", he wandered round her & heart the heart murmer from the left only & said the speed & density of it meant it was probably due to lack of work that her muscles had lapsed & would most likely harden & the murmer disappear once she got fit again. He listened to her stomache & asked whether she always makes gurgling noises (which she did) and what her droppings were like (all things the vets at the other practice would have seen since she was there for nearly 2weeks). The vet suggested she seemed to have a lack of movement in her digestive system and wasn't processing hardl
    yes it was cut short. Sorry the vet said she wasn't processing her food & it was going straight through her. He asked if she had been on anti biotics (which she had for her leg) and now on steroids. He basically said the pills were probably killing off all her good bacteria and white blood cells. He gave me the name of a feed with pro biotic in it to give her. He took a blood sample to test for lymphoma (which i didn't think you could test otherwise why didn't the others do this before breaking me apart?)I took her off the pills & gave her this food. Within 3days her droppings were 'normal'. The blood test came back showing 'NO LYMPHOMA' & since then (nearly 3 weeks ago) she has put weight on in the right places & is a different horse! I have recieved a bill of £1720.00 from the first vets yet they didn't find anything out! I feel like I have been taken for a ride!
    hi yes that is exactly what my horse looked like. Her bum also lost all weight and was very triangular. Basically the pro biotic in the food 'ALLEN & PAGE - Weight Gain' helps digestion. He said to give it to her until she was looking good again & then wean her off it as she should have hopefully produced her own source of fighting bacteria by then. Give it a try it can't hurt & it is no more expensive than regular hard feeds. I was pumping lots of feed into her before hand with no results and now she looks great NOT FAT either as she has one scoop of feed mixed with water & one scoop of chaff twice a day. Honestly I recommend it, she hasn't looked this good for a while. I thought she just lost weight due to surgery as they do & didn't put it on well which is why i waited as long as i did but it paid off in the end else i may not have known there was a problem.

    • ANSWER:
      The person to answer that, dear, is an attorney.

      The description is totally unreadable. It's a cross between emotion and stream of consciousness. Nobody can really determine wrongdoing (or the contrary) from the description, as written.

      I suggest you focus on what you would sue for, give a brief description (minus emotion or personal opinion) and then ask again.

  44. QUESTION:
    Question about chemotherapy?
    Hi, My dad has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer with Matastatic Lesions in the Liver. The dr. said he prob has a year to live with treatment. He just started chemo today and they put this tube thru his neck called a medi port. I wanted to know....Is this chemo killing him more?? Or is there hope that he could be cancer free at the end? His treatment is chemo once a week for 18 weeks. I am just scared for him. He didn't feel to tired today. But as the evening is approaching he says he is getting tired now. Does anyone know if the chemo symptoms just hit you right away or later on?? or just on the day you get it?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    i need an extra two minutes on my speech about melanoma? can someone read it and help me add anything?
    Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. Says Sid the cancer council seagull. Although this slogan is commonly used across our nation every summer, There is not enough education about sun safety through out our schools.

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. The most deadliest and rapid moving cancer of them all. The first sign of melanoma is usually a new spot or an existing mole or freckle that changes in appearance.

    Some of the changes might be that the spot may grow larger. The edges of the spot may look irregular rather than smooth. The spot may be mottled with a range of colours such as brown, black, blue, red, white or light grey. The spot may be itchy or may bleed.

    It's recommended that you go straight to the doctors when you notice the signs, every few months especially the warmer ones you should get all your moles and freckles checked just to be on the safe side.

    People with fair skin are at higher risk of developing melanoma than those with darker skin. but it is no substitute for sunscreen and adequate protective clothing. During the summer, a long sleeve top, A wide brim hat, Spf 15+ sunscreen, and protective sunglasses are suitable during the scorching summer temperatures.

    “Between 11 and 3, stay under a tree, the best sunscreen of all is absolutely free.” This statement is not true, because even during the coldest times of the year, you can still get sun burnt. And not only that, UV Rays are not the only thing that causes cancer, Tanning booths and Pollution can trigger melanomas.

    Although there are several causes of cancer, There are also many many myths about cancer. I’m sure a majority of you have heard that putting your mobile phone down your shirt or under your pillow of a night, causes cancer. Not true, I can assure you of that.
    Standing too close to your microwave while it’s cooking food causes cancer, Again, Rubbish, The only way you could possibly get cancer from your microwave is if the seal broke around it and radiation leaked out from it. Myth number 3).

    Household bug sprays cause cancer, Sleeping with an underwire bra causes cancer, Photocopying a body part causes cancer, applying sunscreen once a day will keep you safe from UV rays, You can’t get burnt when you’re in the snow. Not one of these statements are true.

    I recently had a personal experience with melanoma, I watched my friend go through a grueling death. Which only took 6 weeks from diagnosis to kill her. I buried a friend of 15 years in which melanoma was discovered in her left arm, and with many so called “successful operations” she was deemed clear of the disease but only one month later, the melanoma had shot up into her liver, which had rapidly caused her demise.

    Painfully killing her within 6 weeks. It was an awful experience to witness, The lady was in significant pain which could only be controlled by morphine. The tumor on her liver was so massive that it looked like she was having twins, but the rest of her body had withered away.

    Leaving the image of a prisoner of war. I can’t believe how aggressive this disease is. No amount of pain killers could stop her pain. And the amazing down hill fall in 2 days was astonishing. She couldn’t eat, Couldn’t sleep.

    Couldn’t walk, She was so weak that she was in and out of conscience Her mouth was so dehydrated, her lips were cracked, and her tongue looked like an 100 year old cockatoo’s tongue.

    Cancer research has come such a long way in the past 2 decades. When you were diagnosed with cancer back then, It was almost like a death sentence. But now with cancer research and treatments, such as radiology and chemotherapy and certain medications, a lot can be cured it’s just when it reaches the vital organs, ie. Liver, lungs, bowel, the survival rate drops dramatically,

    A lot of people these days who have passed on from cancer, their families request that donations to the cancer council are made in lieu of flowers, so more money can be put in to research. Instead of money being wasted on flowers and dying like their loved ones.

    The remarkable thing about this is that she had been to the doctors about a suspicious lump in her arm attached to a freckle. This went undiagnosed. So to anyone out there, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion, or 3rd if you are unsatisfied. If you have any enquiries call the cancer council now, 13 11 20. This is dedicated to my friend Anne Wesner, rest in peace.

    ___________________
    I'm 15. Is there anything at all i should add?
    give me some lines, or paraghraphs or sentences that i should add to it.

    Anythign thankyou!

    Thankyou, last answerer.
    Yes i know there are many eling errors, but it's only because I haven't edited yet, and yes I had planned to practice outloud haha

    should I add this too?

    There are many different cancer fundraisers, for different kinds of cancers.

    World Cancer Day is marked on February 4th to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

    Jeans for Genes is a major fundraiser of the Children's Medical Research Institute.
    This includes Jeans for Genes Day, events, exhibitions and other FUNdraising events throughout the year.

    Daffodil Day is the largest fundraising event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the day of the year we invite all Australians to unite and lend their support to the fight against cancer.

    The money raised will help the Cancer Council to fund essential services, education and research programs, making a difference to lives of people with cancer today, and helping to protect lives tomorrow?

    • ANSWER:
      Can you use visuals, like a PowerPoint to accompany your speech. If so, not only could you actually show what everyone should look for, but it would also slow you down by at least 2 minutes.

      Also, if you wrote this speech on your own, for 15, you are an amazing writer. Run it thru spell check, there are just a few minor type-o's. Seriously, I've seen many speeches in my college classes and most are not as well written as yours.

      Also, practice your speech outloud at home before you give it to your class. This really helped me (even though I felt like a dork). It got me over being nervous.

  46. QUESTION:
    biology article HELP!!!!!?
    ok is this considered biology and could i use it for a report in which im supposed to write about wat i learned form the article....

    A SUDDEN TURN: Gene Upshaw was diagnosed with pancreatic

    Gene Upshaw, the executive director of the National Football League Player's Association—the union for NFL players—died late Wednesday evening of pancreatic cancer while vacationing in California's Lake Tahoe. Doctors diagnosed the 63-year-old Hall of Fame offensive lineman with the disease just four days earlier.

    Upshaw was a guard for the Oakland Raiders from 1967 to 1981. He played in seven Pro Bowls and three Super Bowls. He served as head of the NFL player's union for 25 years.

    According to Bloomberg News, Upshaw's wife, Terri, took him to a hospital on Sunday, August 17th, because he was having trouble breathing. A biopsy revealed, much to everyone's surprise, that he had advanced pancreatic cancer.

    In March, actor Patrick Swayze—star of the hit 1980s film Dirty Dancing—revealed he had been diagnosed with the illness in January. Doctors' reports indicated they had caught his cancer relatively early.

    The pancreas secretes hormones and enzymes to digest our fats. One of those hormones is insulin, which prompts the body to use sugar in the blood rather than fat as energy. Its levels are low in diabetic patients, who suffer from abnormally high blood sugar.

    Only one fifth of Americans diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive for a full year, according to the American Cancer Society, and it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the country.

    How does the disease develop without noticeable symptoms and then kill so quickly?

    To find out, ScientificAmerican.com called Allyson Ocean, an oncologist at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers including pancreatic cancer. An edited transcript follows:

    Why does pancreatic cancer kill so quickly?
    Pancreatic cancer is typically diagnosed at a late stage because it doesn't cause symptoms until it's too late. Weight loss, abdominal pain, jaundice [a yellowing of the skin due to toxic buildup in the liver]—those are the most common symptoms. They usually start after the tumor is a significant size. By then, chances are, it has metastasized [that is, spread to other parts of the body].

    Only about 10 to 15 percent of pancreatic cancers are diagnosed when they could be considered for surgery. And the prognosis is poor even in patients who do have surgery, because it comes back about 85 percent of the time. At best, 25 to 30 percent of patients are alive five years after surgery.

    When doctors do pancreatic cancer surgery, they take out 95 percent of the pancreas, including the tumor, and then they leave a small remnant of the pancreas in there that serves [the insulin-producing] functions.

    If a person can live without a fully functional pancreas, then what, ultimately, kills most pancreatic cancer patients?
    When most patients die of pancreatic cancer, they die of liver failure from their liver being taken over by tumor.

    What precludes doctors from performing surgery on late-stage patients like Upshaw?
    We don't do surgery if the tumor has already spread outside the pancreas, because there's no survival benefit in removing the tumor. We also sometimes can't do surgery [when the tumor] involves the great blood vessels, the superior mesenteric vein and superior mesenteric artery. Those are the main vessels that come off of the aorta, the main artery in our body. If the tumor is wrapped around those blood vessels, then we can't take it out.

    Why is this particular cancer so aggressive?
    Because of the nature of the tumor cells. They escape the treatments, they hide out, and then they come back. And they grow again and they affect the liver and then they kill people.

    What are the biggest risk factors for pancreatic cancer?
    The biggest known risk factors are smoking and family history—it can be a hereditary disease. Then there are some other more obscure risk factors, such as defects in the anatomy of the pancreas, but that's very rare.

    What factors affect how early a person gets diagnosed?
    Depending on where the cancer is diagnosed in the pancreas, it can affect how soon it's diagnosed. For instance, if the cancer is in the head of the pancreas, which is close to the common bile duct, and it grows and it causes obstruction of the common bile duct, a patient can get jaundiced. And then they could [show symptoms] sooner than someone whose pancreatic cancer is in another part of the pancreas, like the tail. They would not present with jaundice, so we would not have a clue that there was necessarily anything wrong with them.

    What are some of main symptoms as the cancer progresses?
    Unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. Back pain is another one, because the pancreas is very posterior in the body. Back pain is also the most common complaint that p

    • ANSWER:
      Yes that's Biology. You can use it.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can my family find closure and move on after our father's death? Sad story :( ?
    My family was always full of love. My story starts off like this... My father is a hard working laborer and he started off life living on a farm. With everyday being a task, it seems as though it has followed him all through his life. My father has always treated my family with love and care. God is always in his life. He is loved by us all. I was 16 years old, the day my family found out my father had lung cancer. Its a fatal disease of course. As the months had gone by, I would notice his body start to weaken and look thinner as it was eating his muscles. But to my family - we have faith, and we feel it can conquer anything. So we prayed... the doctors said my father would not last 6 months. That had passed and he is still alive. After visiting the doctors again , we found the cancer was diminishing... a miracle to the doctors. They had never seen anyone in his condition last as long as he did. So they felt a break from the treatments would help his body recuperate since the chemo treatments were killing him more than the cancer was. We returned 3 months later to find the cancer had returned with full force, but not only covering his lungs, but also speckling his spine. After returning to the treatments, it wasn't but another 10 months before it entered his liver - a vital organ. During this time the doctor was giving him less than a couple weeks. We couldn't believe them, after all that was my dad - Mr. Invincible. However within a couple weeks, he started to say things that wouldn't make sense I could slowly see him leaving my family unwillingly. It was very hard for me, and I could not bare to go into his room to see him - not even to say goodbye. After all we still had faith... It was 2 days before Father's Day (1 month later)at this point he was in the hospital. I sat at his side watching TV on how ice cream is made, talking with him like a normal day. However, I couldn't tell him how I feel, and how much I love him. It was too hard... He was gone within the next hour. There was no chance to turn back and say goodbye now. With all the extra time God had given me, I still could not manage to express how I felt. With a family full of love, a time now full of sadness, and a great loss. The times that were, are no longer - we are now lost without you. The ache is unbarable, but I know I will see you again one day. But for now... Rest in peace, Dad... And what I meant to say was: I Love You so Much!

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry.
      I've only lost someone I really loved when I was little, and I didn't understand at the time. I know this though, there is nothing harder then dealing with someone elses death. Your dad sounds like a brave, strong, loving father who was also very religious. Maybe that is why god took him away, because he needed your father back. The pain will be very hard to get over. Email me whenever you want to talk about it. Good luck.

      Remember this though: god loves everyone, and through his plan, we will be able to see everybody that has passed away in our life up in heaven. Remember that god always has his reasons, and he hasn't forgotten you.

  48. QUESTION:
    Could Aids be Used as a weapon?
    i would like to start off this question by saying their are two types of people in this world.
    The person who accept the wrong answer and
    The person that knows the real answer.

    because i didn't buy in to a monkey man lie, i found some truth
    the truth about aids is all signs point to it being MAN MADE!
    Scientist using sheep Visna virus and Ebola virus to construct a single HIV protein.

    The Treatment For HIV and AIDS, is a Failed cancer drug, known as AZT. The drug was created in 1964 and ban in, i believe 1968 after the Drug was known to be to toxic for human consumption.
    Later on the drug was to be marketed as a cure for aids, but to worsen people and never to cure a single soul.

    do you know, what the leading cause of death in AIDS patients is?
    Liver failure. immune deficiency and Liver failure, the answer to explain that wouldn't make since, the answer would be that AZT is a drug that will shut down the Body in about 8 years of use.

    their is anther major blow against aids. considering the first cases of aids was reported in the USA(Manhattan and San Fransisco) and not Africa

    now that you know some of what i know! you can answer this.

    If HIV was made in a lab could it be used as a biological weapon on the undesirables of earth if the earths populations was to great.

    P.S. Never Accept the FIRST ANSWER IN LIFE! because the first answer is usually wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      To support your argument, I'd just like to say that the Bayer corporation in, 1978 I think but not sure, disseminated the AIDS virus to the American population contained in vaccines. Additionally, 6,000 gallons of the virus was in the mass-produced 'medicine.' After people became sick with AIDS, the company was told to knock it off... so they took it to Europe and infected the populous overseas. After they were discovered there, the people responsible were imprisoned. Not ONE SINGLE PERSON was even INVESTIGATED stateside for the intentional distribution of the AIDS virus. This is obvious in the company reports that were released decades later in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The AIDS virus was intentionally put into the vaccinations, they murdered lots of people and got paid for it by the people they killed, never to be punished for it and taking their bloody money to the bank. There is also evidence to support the notion that the AIDS virus was intentionally distributed amongst natives in Africa as well as the homosexual population in San Fransisco. And, really, how naive are people to believe that someone had sex with a monkey in Africa, anyway? Are you serious? And then OTHER people had SEX with the MONKEY-lover? Pull your head out if you believe that kind of crap, it's nonsense.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why does my dads last bit of life being so terrible and why can't se get help?
    Dear family and friends and even some strangers:

    I am writing this because after countless hours and days of trying to get some help, I am at a loss. Maybe I just need to vent…

    After a few times of going to the ER with pain my dad was released, until this last trip. Three weeks ago my dad was dx with colon cancer. They removed it but it was too late. It spread throughout his liver and most likely other places. Now it is stage 4
    terminal cancer throughout the body. Dr says would like to give him
    some more time and do chemo treatments. The treatments would help to slow the grim process..But guess what- my dad has Medicare and it does not cover enough (only 80%) to even get the treatments. They won’t even start the treatments and bill us. The other 20% must be paid upfront. After going to social services for supplemental health
    coverage and some help with bills, He was denied because he makes 00.a month from SSI (TOO MUCH MONEY)!! The woman at the office made my dad cry right in front of me! They made us feel like his life is not worth anything. I have tried to get some help. He is only 59 years old and has three grandchildren and we need him for a while longer!!!!! He is NOT just a number and is a human that deserves some relief in his last bit of time that he has. He is about to lose his house, electric and has no heat. What the hell is wrong with this country and why do I pay 00. in state taxes?? I have no brothers or sisters and now I have to find a way to help with med. Bills, house bills, and in the end.. Funeral expenses. Unfortunately he had no life insurance either and I am the only child. I am not asking for hands outs, just prayers for him and my mom and maybe some more ideas. I am sorry I just needed to get that out

    May God Bless us all

    • ANSWER:
      OMG That is so horrible and sad. I can hardly believe that!
      We will certainly be praying for your dad and your family. I hope and pray that you guys can get some cash up, a good home situation and of course healing hands for your dad's colon cancer.
      That is just so unbelievable about the Medicare and doctors not giving treatment. You'd think the world is gone end for them if they only get 80% of the cost. Instead, it may very well end your dad's! Wow!!!!! I am so angry and sympathetic too. I am really sorry. I hope you guys can get away and bond close if that is the only alternative. As aggravating and angry as the situation is, the ultimate important things is that your dad is saved in Christ, he knows you love him and you guys have as much fun as possible in his final days - however many of them there may be. I understand your dad must be in horrible pain. I hope that you'll find a way to control it and let you and your dad have good days ahead.
      Good luck. God Bless and God's speed in healing.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I get over the pain of losing my brother? =( Need advice.?
    It's been a little over a year since I lost my older brother to an aggressive cancer called AngioSarcoma. ( Look it up if you don't know what it is & to get a good idea of it. It's prob the worst cancer out there.) Within the 8 months or so that he was diagnosed with it, he passed. It all seems so surreal. Like, a year later I am still in shock and it's the first thing I think about when I wake & last thing I think about before I go to sleep.

    He was only 24 when he passed away.By the time he began treatment, it had already spread from his soft tissue in his back to the brain, lungs, & liver. He was my only brother and my only older sibling. I'm so weak about this and whenever I think about it too much I am sure to cry. I know the pain will never go away. What really hurts is not having an answer, like why do people get cancer? Why do innocent babies get it?

    I just remember the lonely, cold hospital nights. It was so hard for me to stay and watch him suffer. I feel horrible. I remember the dreaded feeling we'd all get whilst waiting for scan results. I remember him crying when he got the results and saying "Why me?"

    Great, now I'm tearing up. I wish I had some advice that made me feel better. I'm not very close with the rest of my family and they tend to abandon me when I cry or mention this. I know they're hurting too. So I guess I come here for consoling. No unkind words please.

    Thank you in advance. x

    • ANSWER:
      I do wish I could help. I too, lost my brother at an early age and could not even put him in the past-tence for over two years. It was the worst thing that had ever happen to me. I looked for him every where, all the time. I just could not except he was gone.
      As time went by, I realized he wasn't coming back and started trying to move on. It has left me very sad. I let it make me uncaring for the rest of my family and I didn't care about people like I should for many years. I thought if I didn't love and care for my loved ones it would hurt so much to loose them.
      It has been 25 yrs. now that I have lived without my brother and have lost 3 more brothers and a sister since I lost him. My children have suffered because of my trying so hard not to show and kind of feeling for any of my loved ones, including them. I know my brothers and sister truly loved me and I am so sorry for letting my life stop when he died. I wish I could make it up to all of them, but it is to late. I ask the Lord my God to forgive me and help me forgive myself.
      I learned to keep a journal and write all my feeling down in it because not one other person wanted me to talk about him.
      The journal saved my life.


Latest Lung Cancer Treatments

The standard age for the diagnosis of this disease is sixty. Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Cancer can be broadly classified into two types, small cell (or coat cell) lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. The growth of small cell is very quick and can easily spread to the other body parts. This kind of disease is most common among the smokers. The other type is further divided into three types; squamous cell carcinoma (a very common type), adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.

Around 170,000 new cases are detected every year and about 160,000 people lose their lives due to the disease, if it is detected before spreading to the lymph nodes or other body parts, there is a 50% chance of survival. But, most of the times, cancer is not detected at the early stage making the survival chances as low as 12%, though things have improved nowadays owing to the better diagnostic procedures.

There are three kinds of alternative treatment, they are, correct nutrition, oxygenation therapy and lycopene. Though these natural cures for cancer are very useful but one also has to remember that the following alternative types of medicine and therapies do not have a solid scientific base.

To decrease the risk of this deadly disease one should include fruits and vegetables including tomatoes in their diet. Shiitake mushrooms have lentinan that also protects one from this disease.

Lung Cancer Secrets Revealed Click here

Soybeans have an antioxidant known as Genistein and might inhibit the expansion of the cancer cells. Other antioxidants that aid in lung cancer cures are Alpha carotene, beta carotene, and other carotenoids. But, many scientists believe that beta carotene can also be connected with an elevated rate of lung cancer and death in the smokers, and people exposed to asbestos. If beta carotene, Vitamin C and E are taken together the possible consequence are thwarted. Taking glutathione, selenium, lutein and lycopene can also decrease the risk of lung cancer.

There is a relationship among the sugar and cancer too. The scientists consider that decreasing the sugar intake in the body can decrease the growth rate of this type of disease. There is a solid scientific back up for this. Just like the cell of human body, the cancer cell produced by sugar from carbohydrates in the diet for power. Some malignant and active cancer cell reproduces and spreads when one takes in the big quantities of sugar, to decrease the spread of the deadly cells the patients are advised to decrease amount of sugar in their diet.

A "one minute cure" today for this disease is the Oxygenation Therapy. Clean and adequate supply of oxygen to a patient suffering from it is a perfect cure for this disease. Certainly other aspects like proper diet, and eating good food is also taken into the thought.

Lycopene or tomatoes have been accepted as a cure for several kinds of cancer. Investigations reveal that tomatoes can lower the dangers of acquiring cancer particularly cancer in the lungs, colon and prostate. Tomatoes have a certain substance known as lycopene, an antioxidant, they might not be useful for alternative treatment but they are good for prevention for the lung cancer.

A lot of alternative cures and therapies are good for a patient suffering from lung cancer, but some of them do not have the scientific backing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the latest/best drugs for chemography in lungs cancer treatments?
    Hi, My mum has got lungs cancer. She just has the tumour and the top half of her left lung removed. The doctors now suggested that she should have the chemo done but we don't know, at the moment, what are the best/latest drugs availabe for it and how to get them. And also, what are the best dosing methods?

    Thank you very much in advance

    Viet

    • ANSWER:
      you will need to trust your oncologist to find the right combination and dosage. people also react individually. be sure you are aware of the side effects and what can be done for them. if they are offering chemo, that's a good sign. they may also suggest radiation. i had both. i wish her a great recovery.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any signs of "the end" in an end stage lung cancer patient?
    My aunt, cousin and I have been taking turns taking care of my grandmother who was diagnosed with lung cancer late last year and who refused treatment. She was told she would probably live to May or June.

    I know it sounds awful, but I'm terrified of being the one with her when she dies and I was just wondering if there are any signs right before (or a few days before)... my mom was over today and said that my grandmother had been vomiting a lot, which she wasn't before. Could that mean that the end is imminent?

    • ANSWER:
      I found this awhile ago and saved it. I printed it off and gave it to my husband as he will be the one to be with me in the end. It will give him some insight on what signs to watch for. I know its lengthy, but a good source of info.

      What to expect in the last days of life

      Your loved one may begin to show other signs when death is imminent.
      This is called the active phase of dying and usually begins about
      three days before death. How people die varies greatly, but you can
      expect some of the common signs, including:

      Cool arms and legs. While the hands, arms, feet and legs will feel
      cool to the touch, your loved one's trunk will feel warm.
      Bluish coloration. Fingers, earlobes, lips and nail beds may turn blue.
      Purple coloration on the legs. Also called mottling, this blotchy
      coloring is one of the clearest signs that death is approaching.
      No longer eating or drinking. Your loved one may not feel like eating,
      or he or she may no longer be able to swallow.
      Congested breathing. Noisy breathing is sometimes called the "death
      rattle." As secretions from the lungs build up, your loved one may no
      longer be able to cough up these secretions. Eventually the secretions
      will dry up because your loved one's body may become dehydrated after
      he or she stops eating and drinking. Medications can control
      congestion if your loved one feels uncomfortable.
      Irregular breathing. Breathing patterns may change in depth and rate.
      Your loved one may also stop breathing for several seconds at a time.
      Keep in mind that your loved one generally isn't aware of these changes.
      Discolored urine. If your loved one stops taking in liquids, there will be less urine and it will be darker in color.
      Incontinence. As muscles that control bowel movements and urination
      relax, your loved one may experience incontinence.
      Blurred vision. His or her eyes may appear glassy and unfocused.
      Limited ability to communicate. Your loved one may lose the ability to
      speak. He or she most likely can still hear you.
      Confusion and agitation. This can be subtle or more severe, involving
      jerking motions, hallucinations or delirium. It is not unusual at this stage to see loved ones in the room with them that have previously passed on.
      May fidget with bed
      covers as in trying to remove lint that isn't there.
      For your loved one: Try these comfort measures:
      Has arms and legs that feel cold to the touch, but the trunk feels
      warm Use a blanket or sheet to keep him or her warm.
      Is no longer eating or drinking Resist the urge to force your loved
      one to eat or drink. Have water on hand with a straw, since lifting a
      cup may become difficult. Keep your loved one's mouth moist with a
      sponge, swab or a spray bottle. Use lip balm or petroleum jelly on the
      lips.
      Has congested breathing or a rattling sound when breathing Keep the
      head of the bed raised and reposition your loved one every few hours.
      Has labored breathing Direct a fan toward your loved one's cheek, try
      opening a window to let in fresh air, or try other sitting positions
      that may ease labored breathing.
      Has incontinence Keep your loved one clean and dry using incontinence
      pads or a catheter. Reposition him or her every few hours.
      Has reduced or blurry vision Use soft lighting. Stand near the head of
      the bed so that your loved one can see you better.
      Has an overactive sense of hearing Avoid loud noises and television.
      Try soft music.
      Is no longer able to speak Your loved one can still hear and feel.
      Keep talking in a soothing voice and hold his or her hand.
      Shows disorientation, confusion Speak in short phrases. Repeat the
      names of people in the room often and remind your loved one of the
      date and time.
      Is agitated Create a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Have a minimal
      number of people in the room.
      Work with your loved one's doctors and nurses to make death as
      symptom-free as possible. Many signs and symptoms of imminent death
      can be treated, such as pain, anxiety and delirium. While these
      treatments won't stop your loved one from dying, they can make the
      process easier for both of you. Report any signs and symptoms that you
      are unsure of and don't hesitate to ask questions if you're unsure of what's going on.
      Even in a coma, your loved one can still hear you. Though he or she
      might be unable to speak or might seem asleep, continue talking in a soothing voice. Reassure your loved one that you'll stay nearby. Hold
      your loved one's hand or stroke his or her hair.
      In the last few days of life, consider what your loved one would want.
      Was he or she someone who enjoyed having lots of friends and family
      around? Perhaps you could invite family over to sit with your loved
      one to share stories and reminisce. If your loved one was a solitary person who enjoyed quiet time alone, perhaps that would make him or
      her most comfortable.
      The final surge of energy
      Often when people are dying, they will reach a period of time when it
      seems they're getting better. Your loved one may wake up and may be
      able to communicate with you. These surges can last for a few hours to
      a few days. Though it can be confusing for you to see your loved one
      with renewed vitality, keep in mind that this is a normal part of the
      dying process, and your loved one may not actually be getting better.
      He or she may soon return to illness. The final surge of energy is
      often a good time to gather your family and close friends to say final
      goodbyes.

  3. QUESTION:
    Cancer Lung Tumour Treatment?
    My mother has been suffering from TB for few years but the Doctors could diagnose it few months before. She always complained that she has pain in her chest and back and she also had shortness of breath. So she was advised to have Bronchoschopy. During Bronchoschopy a Tumour was seen in her left lung and later it diagnosed that the Tumour is Cancer.

    I don't have any idea about its treatment. Could anyone tell me does it have any treatment? If a person has lung tumour cancer so how long can she/he be alive?

    Please tell me should she stop taking TB medications?

    Note: She is 40 years old & her left lung has collapsed

    • ANSWER:
      These questions would be best answered by your mother's oncologist and not a bunch of strangers on YAs. If her TB goes untreated along with having the cancer she will have a very poor prognosis.

      good luck to you both

  4. QUESTION:
    Lung cancer-- pregnant lady - alternative treatment?
    A friend of mine is 6 months pregnant (in late 20's) and has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She is not into smoking or drinking. Right now because of her pregnancy we are desperately looking for alternative treatments preferably in california. Any ideas, tips, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Your friend is extraordinarily young for lung cancer - most cases occur in people over 60, it's rarely diagnosed in people under 40 and there are only about 5 cases a year of someone under 35 diagnosed with lung cancer.

      For this and for so many other reasons she should be taking the advice of her medical team.

      No, there are no alternative treatments that are effective against cancer; 'alternative' in this context is another word for 'unproven'.

      You may get answers here from people with pet theories about treating cancer with alternatives, but you can be 100% sure that not one of them will have treated their own cancer with the alternative they recommend, nor will they personally know anyone who has. Ask them.

      And some of the 'alternative cancer treatments' that are recommended by regulars on this board are not only ineffective against cancer, but are potentially dangerous.

      At the very least your friend should do a search on this site for information about any particular 'alternative' that interests her before investing hope, money and (most dangerous of all) time in unproven, ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'treatments' and risking her own life and that of her child

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

  5. QUESTION:
    could we have found my mums lung cancer?
    my mum had cancer found lumps was told on the march that it was cancer got the treatments but died 7 months later did she have the cancer for a while.the doctors said it was a slow growing one.she smoked since she was 15 she was 51 when she died.just want to know how long she could have had the cancer for before finding the lumps in her neck obviously nothing can be done now but i think i just need to know if we could have found it earlier.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes she must have had cancer for at least a year before lumps were found in her neck. The cancer may have started up to 2 years or so before she found the lumps. If she had no symptoms apart from feeling the lumps in her neck, then you wouldnt have found it earlier unless she had been in hospital for other reasons and they had coincidentally done scans on her body.
      If she only went to the doctor when she found the lumps on her neck, that means that the cancer had already spread and it is usually very hard to get rid of it after that.
      My sympathies to you and your family.

  6. QUESTION:
    i had stage 3b smallcell lung cancer.it is now gone.can i proove i had it?
    was told i had smallcell squamous carsanoma in 02 and i would not live 6 months.15 months later was told by cancer treatment centers of america the toumor is gone.the first hospital chemo and radiated me and told me they were out of treatment options.i woundered if there is a way to proove for sure if i had it or didnot have this cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      You would need to get a hold of your medical records. Call the medical records dept of the hosp you were treated at. They may not release certain doc or surgeon notes, but will release all your tests results.

      If you really had cancer, it will show in the test reports, though you may have to get the advice of someone in the medical field to interpet the results.

      Also be aware you have to pay for your med records.

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    How long does a lung cancer patient have to live without treatment?
    My grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer, it has grown from the size of a grape to the size of a golf ball in a month. She won't do any chemo/radiation or surgery, because she wants the time she has left to be good, and the docs said she has a year left. BUT ... first, if it's grown that fast, how can she have a year? And every instance of lung cancer I've ever heard of has had the patients die much sooner ... like Peter Jennings was given six months and lived like two weeks, and another I read about was given a year and died less than three months later. How long does she have, realistically?

    • ANSWER:
      Your grandmother is wise to avoid chemo for lung cancer. It is truly ineffective.

      It's impossible to predict how long a particular person will live with their cancer. The stats only apply to averages, which consists of those who lived longer and those who lived less time.

      I cured my own Stage 4 cancer nine years ago with hot peppers, garlic and fish oil. If I had been losing weight, I would have used evening primrose oil in place of the fish oil.

      Maybe your grandmother would be interested in doing something like that...something that doesn't make a person sick while being treated.

      Good luck and be well.

      Kelley

  9. QUESTION:
    caughing up blood i have lung cancer it stoped now it started again?
    i have lung cancer i did rad no como i was caughing up blood befor i started rad. it stoped the last week of my treatment . now a mo later it has started again not much but i need to know if their is somthing i can take or somthing i can do to stop it again?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    i need help on my lung cancer research paper?
    this is what i got so far:

    I. Introduction

    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
    glands 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 -- 87% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, many of which are pr oven 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 either 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. Conclusion

    VI. 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. Gardencity, New York: Madrona Publishing Inc., 1984.

    I need to turn it into a 3 full long page 12 font doubled space paper

    the curriculum is :
    COVER PAGE
    3 PAGES FULL ..12 FONT
    WHAT IS LUNG CANCER ?
    HOW DO U GET IT
    HOW CAN U TREAT IT
    STATISTICS IN AMERICA:MEN WOMEN AND KIDS
    SUGGESTS HOW 2 LIVE LYFE WITH IT
    REFERENCE PAGE !

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Mom is suffering from cancer treatments and we need help.?
    Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer over a year ago. Year of chemo and radiation. She's in Stage 3B. Her oncologist informed her that if she stops chemo, she is giving up. She cannot tolerate every other week chemo, blood count is too low. Goes for blood transfusion, two days later chemo. Now she's not able to walk due to weakness in legs, complete exhaustion, no appetite for 3 days, won't drink fluids, won't get out of bed, on anti-depressants, pain pills, anti-anxiety meds, sleeping pills and has rattly cough. Called Hospice. Mom sent them away twice because her oncologist said she'd be giving up if she goes on Hospice. Sis and I are caretakers and are completely frustrated and sad to see her suffer. Every other professional who has seen her said this is inhumane, even the oncologists' collegues in her office. Oncologists' assistant reported to Hospice, Mom should be in their care. Mom worships her doctor and will do whatever she instructs. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry for you. I just found out my sister has stage 4 breast cancer. She starts chemo today and I can't imagine what we have ahead of us. Your Mother must be a very strong lady. I guess if it was my mother I would just honor what she wants. If she want's to keep on fighting than so be it. Never give up hope. We lost my father in 2000 after a long illness and I remember all too well the heartache and how draining the experience was both physically and mentally. I am so very sorry for your family. Please know that God has a plan for everything. I wish I could give you a big hug, but instead I will pray for you all. God Bless!

      The Grady Family

  12. QUESTION:
    Survival rate in lung cancer-Sept. had 3.5 cm mass at the pulmonary artery and now its 4.4.?
    My brother is having chemo once every 3 weeks. He has had 3 treatments now. The latest CAT scan showed the increase in size. He had almosted lost his voice-now its back. Last year he had cancer of the throat which is gone now after he had 33 radiation treatments and 3 chemo. Are there other avenues of treatments that we should look into? I guess I'm looking for hope.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, You're brother is quite the fighter! This inspires me. I am so so so very sorry that he has to go through this and for your family also. I am currently studying cancer to become and Oncologist.
      I am curious if he is nodule or not. Which variety of lung cancer does he have?
      The primary treatment for small cell type is chemotherapy. The primary treatment for non-small cell type is surgery. So, if he his small cell type, then I would stay put with the chemotherapy, even though I know how horrible those are. If he is non-small cell, has he had a surgery yet for this?
      Before surgery can be performed, the extent of the cancer must be determined . This is referred to as staging. The stage of the cancer predicts the chance for survival after therapy. Stage I cancer includes those tumors that are small and only are located in the tissue of one lung. This often includes tumors about the size of a golf ball. These are often referred to as nodules on x-ray. Surgery with this limited extent of disease can result in 80-90% cure rates.

      I hope he gets put in remission and is cured real soon!

  13. QUESTION:
    Grandma has lung cancer. Please help.?
    My grandma found out the other day that she has lung cancer.
    She is seeing the best oncologist in the area.
    Here's where I'm confused: Lung Cancer is considered one of those "incurable cancers". Once they find it it's usually too late and treatment just prolongs your life. BUT she found out Thurs and her Dr told her to take her 2 week vacation to the cottage and they would talk treatment when they get back. I'm trying to view this as it being a small bit of cancer so there is no immediate rush to treat it. Like in 2 weeks they can operate and get it all, then do a few rounds of radiation for security (like they did with another family member's breast cancer).
    This is how I'm trying to think but I can't help but think it's the opposite. She only has a few months so she needs to enjoy it.
    The thing is, when my grandpa had lung cancer he was REALLY visibly sick. Aside from a pinched nerve, my grandma has been fine.(they found the cancer on a pre-op cat scan for her pinched nerve)

    Anyone been in a similar situation?
    She's older but not OLD. She's only 64. I don't know if that's considered old or young for treatment. My grandpa was 62 when he died but his was REALLY advanced when they found it. Our family friend, with the breast cancer, was 72 and she's been in remission for for 3 years now.
    Thanks! She doesn't seem to be worried. I think she expected this a month ago when they said there was a shadow. So she's come to terms with it. I'm just terrified. I can't deal with another loss so I was wondering how people look at this situation.
    I have decided that, until I hear differently, I will assume she has a very treatable diagnosis and will be fine soon.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Nikki,
      There are two types of lung cancer, small cell and non small cell. Small cell spreads extremely fast where-as non small cell is also deadly, it moves at a slower rate. If your Grandmother was caught at a fairly early state then a delay of two weeks won't really make much difference. Actually, even if its stage iv with non small, two weeks delay is not uncommon. I was dx'd with stage iv at the age of 49 and there was a delay of 3 months before I had my first treatment. I was given a prognosis of less than a year to live, and that was back in May '06. I am doing fairly well after all this time and with treatment the cancer has not spread any further.
      Your Grandma should go on her two week vacation if that is what she wants, and she should enjoy herself as she will be in for a rough time once treatment begins.
      All the best to her and your family.

  14. QUESTION:
    Lung Tumour Anti-Cancer injections?
    My mother was diagnosed with lung tumour cancer (non-small cell carcinoma, size is 0.2cm). She has been given some injections: 1. Inj. Onset, 2. Inj. Maxolon, 3. Decadron. Since she has started taking injections through drips, she has been suffering from insomnia, acute pain in her chest, lack of appetite, vomiting and tiredness. Later I consulted the Oncologist, he said that she will have all these side effects till the injections finish. The Oncologist said that he will prescribe her some more powerful injections after 3 weeks and then he will give her high X-Ray. If she will take more powerful injections than Maxolon, Decodron, Onset, she will get died due to their side effects.

    So I would like to know that is there any other treatment for her lung cancer? Or should she continue taking these injections & then X-Ray?

    Thanks,
    - High X-Ray means Radiotherapy.
    - Her diagnosis made by taking Bronchoscopy test.
    - She has been too weak. She has acute pain in her chest and can not breathe very well. She also can not eat much.
    - They haven’t done surgery because she is too weak.
    - Doctor said that she has to take drips to kill the Cancer cells and this is important before starting Radiation for her.

    ajmal_wsp@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      I hate to tell you this, but she isn’t receiving treatment now. I haven’t heard of a drug called “Onset”, but the other two are to help relieve symptoms like vomiting and increase appetite. Standard chemo for NSCLC is Cisplatin and Carboplatin mixed with a few others. What is a high x-ray?

      A 0.2cm tumor is very small. How was her diagnosis made? What is the stage? Why haven’t they done surgery? If they can’t do surgery for some reason, why isn’t she getting radiation? Or is that what you mean by a “high x-ray”? Sorry about all the questions, but what your saying doesn’t make sense.

      EDIT: The medication you listed does not kill cancer cells. It is very strange that a 0.2cm tumor could be causing these kinds of problems, unless she has other medical conditions that are causing the problems. Yet the fact it was even picked up as cancer is still unusual and so small it would have been removed on biopsy. I’m sorry, but this doesn’t add up. The only thing I can suggest is to get another opinion for another oncologist.

  15. QUESTION:
    lung cancer spread to pelvis bone did radiation and it didn't work they say it's in a bad spot what's next?
    My mother in law had stage 1 lung cancer they did surgery and no further treatment. 1 yr later a tumor was found in her pelvis bone they did 10 rounds radiation and it didn't shrink the tumor it's on all the nerves and surgery they say is not an option they are just treating the pain. Since she started all the pain meds she is in worse condition it seems. Anyone have experience with this? thank you.
    she had radiation in september and they told her in January it didn't work. She went from walking to a cane and now to a walker and it seems like the meds fentynol patch dilallud and canabis pills are not helping her condition they are treating her palitivly I am wondering if anyone knows other options.
    thank you
    also the radiation caused nerve damage and they have said she is not able to have a nerve block
    the radiologist said she could not have any more radiation.

    • ANSWER:
      I want you to consider calling hospice on this one. Not for the reasons you suspect either. There is no organization more helpful in answering these questions. And also often they can go to bat with the docs for you where you might just get a cold shoulder. Oncologists fight the disease and sometimes forget there is a patient attached. This is one of those issues where you need to learn as much as you are willing to learn to make solid decisions. Best of luck.

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    BF Having Lung Cancer?
    One of my friends was having some issues with her clingy bf whether if she should break up wit him or not..well like 2 wks ago..they got into a huge fight and she told him that shes gonna dump him...he got upset and he said she cant leave him cause he dying of lung cancer..and he said thats the reason why hes trying to get her pregnant is because the cancer is spreading to her body and he wants her to have his baby before he dies. Hes been tryin to get her pregnant since they've been together and hes very very clingy to her..constantly goin her messages and wants to know everyone she talks to...he doesnt even work and hes pretty much living off her now.

    He said he went to the doctor back in his hometown Atlanta and doctor said he only has 5 years to live an theres nothin they can do because its already spreaded. Now my friend is upset and now they tryin to work things out..but i told her to get a second opinion cause i dont believe a doctor can jus let a cancer patient walk out without any answers or treatments. Now she keep sayin she dont wanna talk bout it cause its too emotional. But my friends think hes doing this on purpose just to keep her. I dont know much bout lung cancer..but when we all hang out..he still smokes and they always talk about how they have sex like 10 times a day...do u think just how things sounds hes being legit about having cancer...or he might be saying this so she wouldnt leave him...cause if he really does, they need at least try to find solution before its too late. And what are some things I can tell her so she can listen and discuss wit her bf?

    Pls..no rude comments
    Btw she's 21 and he's 25..and no she doesn't want a kid but he's tryin to make her

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I won't be rude but why on earth does your friend believe him? There's no chance whatsoever a doctor would announce someone had 5 years to live and then say their cancer can't be treated. All cancers can be treated.

      To be blunt, he sounds like a nutcase but she doesn't sound much better. If she believes him, she's just not too bright and if she doesn't, she's playing some weird game with you.

      You sound normal and intelligent. Just get away from all this - it's too weird!

  18. QUESTION:
    lung cancer spread to bone?
    my mom had lung cancer stage 1 they removed the mass and said no treatment was needed. now 1 yr later it's in her pelvis. Radiation didn't shrink the tumor and they can't do anymore radiation she's had her limit. Aggressive chemo is not something she could tolerate Has anyone been through this. What should we expect I'm an only child so I need to prepare myself. The dr only offered treatment but didn't tell us what to expect. Hospice hasn't said either.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sorry, my mother had metastatic cancer, too, and I know how devestating this is for everyone involved. The question is, what does your mother want? Your family needs to discuss her desires, and ensure what she wants will happen by completing paperwork for advance directives and a health care proxy. Everybody should understand the treatment available, the prognosis, and what the quality of your mother's life will be. If your mother decides she would prefer to stop treatment and let nature take its course, then everyone involved should make sure that all symptoms are managed and she is kept pain-free. Hospice care is an amazing thing and my sisters and I are so grateful for the support and care the nurses provided. Best of luck to you and your family.

  19. QUESTION:
    My mom was just diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer?
    My mother was just diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer that metastasis to the hip. Several things said by her male companion of 7yrs leads me to believe he will probably leave her when things start getting tough during her treatments that will begin on July 18th. I have Power Of Attorney and I'm her health care proxy. I have promised her that no matter what I will see her through this, good or bad. What else can I do to protect her from the hurt he will ultimately place upon her when he leaves her in her time of need?? I truly want to kick his a$$ to the curb for her but I know that it's not my place to do this or get involved in their relationship. What other options are at my disposal to make him leave now before he breaks her heart later once she becomes more vulernable???

    • ANSWER:
      Is she aware of this? If not, you might want to mention it to her so that she can have the option of doing it herself. Maybe they have already agreed that she doesn't want him around to see her like that (I had an aunt and uncle who agreed to this when she was dying of cancer). Talk this through with your mother, that way you know what her true wishes are.

      I'm very sorry to hear about your mother, its heartbreaking. Your a great daughter for standing by her, she is lucky to have you.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do some lifetime hardcore smokers avoid lung cancer while others don't?
    A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with small cell. He smoked on and off for like twenty years, since 1985. A pack a day maybe. Fortunately for him it's in it's infant stages and operable. Still I followed his treatment and as I did found out alot more-partly because I was curious myself since I smoked for ten or twelve years, but my scans are clean-for now anyway. It's scary sruff but confusing as hell. The more I look into it and talk to people, both current and ex smokers the more it seems there's no reliable predicter. I mean seriously, some people smoke hard for twenty, thirty, even fifty years and never develop the disease. My Grandfather smoked unfiltered camels early in the century and smoked for 47 years and died of Alzheimers. Then again I knew a guy who smoked for maybe ten or eleven, was diagnosed with oat cell lung cancer and was dead six months later. I don't get it.

    • ANSWER:
      Because it's not as bad as the ads and lab rats have you to believe.

  21. QUESTION:
    Cough or Lung Cancer?
    First, I am a health 21 year old male...slightly elevated blood pressure because I have an anxiety disorder that I do not treat. I run two miles every other day and exercise on the regular. I DO NOT SMOKE!!! I have always had this problem with my sinuses where at night one of my nostrils closes up, but when I switch sides when laying down the other one opens up and the other closes. Two weeks ago I got a sore throat and started draining this god awful stuff down from my nose. Brown, green, reddish orange. In the morning it was extremely thick almost chunky. I know it was coming from my nose because I actual snorted it down. This lasted for about three days. Then I got this cough, but the mucus kept coming from my nose. Nothing was coming up from my chest. Around the same time I developed an MRSA infection on my arm which I started treatment for. A couple days later with no resolution of the mucus and no productive cough I went to the ER. The doc their said the ABs for the MRSA might not help with the sinus infection so she put me on a laviquin drip and then prescribed Bactrian DS.

    Now a week later the MRSA is gone...but the cough and post nasal drainage remain. I was soooo scared that it might be lung cancer that I went and had a Chest Xray. The doctor said the Xrays were negative...but when I asked what that meant she said normal. She said the cough is due to my post nasal drainage and that it will go away when the sinus infection is all cleared up. Is this true? Do you think I have lung cancer?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Need help with finding a cancer treatment, or even a promising trial?
    My uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer (tumours in both lungs) in august 2008, today he recieved back his latest scan results to show that the cancer has spread to many parts of his body, including lymph nodes, bowels, brain etc.
    He was scheduled for a lung removal operation, as the chemotherapy and radiotherapy he was taking were effective for one of his lungs in managing the tumour. But now it has been cancelled by the hospital, as they seem to have given up.

    I am not sure on the specifics of each tumour, as it is not an easy subject to discuss in detail with him or any other family member. But if you know of any trials being done, or doctors that are experts in cancer, please let me know. Thank you all in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Your uncle can follow the following and it will help him lead a better quality of life, when the doctors have given up. Also supplement this with wheat grass juice.It may not be physically possible to do all the breathing techniques, but do whatever you can, and see how you feel.
      This is the free alternative to chemotherapy for cancer patients.Do it and you will know from the future test results.You can also do it alongside any medical treatment.
      Cancer hates oxygen and cannot live in a high-oxygen environment.If you want to supplement the medical treatment you receive(or not receive) with some alternative therapy then this is for you. You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises - pranayam is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.Build up your timing slowly and after four weeks at the suggested maximum duration you will start to notice benefits gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy,stop and resume later.
      What is known: pranayam helps the body heal itself. How it works in the body is not known – but people may build their own theory. You have to do it yourself for your benefit.
      The small print: Keep doing pranayam after you are better for minimum 30 minutes a day for rest of life to maintain health.

      People who have been treated successfully, should do pranayam as well, as there is a chance of recurrence.

      The pranayam techniques:
      Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

      Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

      Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
      then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
      then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
      then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
      This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
      Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
      You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

      Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
      Duration : 5 to 10 times

      Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to improve your technique and stay focused.This is simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life, unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    what are my sisters chances with stage 3 breast cancer and lung shadow?
    my sister is just 34 and last month she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and in 2 weeks time she is having a mastectomy as her breast had 3 lumps and was not worth saving,she recently had her lymph nodes tested and the result showed that the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes and yesterday he scan and MRI results showed a shadow over her left lung and one in her chest.her doctor has said they will do all they can and throw every treatment at her but i was wondering what her outlook might be,i know your not doctors but maybe this might sound familiar to one of you and can offer some words,as a family we are all devastated and deeply upset but are remaining strong for my sister and her 3 children.i am hoping to know if her chances are now lowered because of the shadows,we are waiting to see if they too are cancerous and if they are what would be her chances and if they are not cancerous then what else could they be.many thanks and also latest results have shown the cancer has not spread to her bones which s a good thing

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry.

      if the 'shadows' are cancerous then the cancer has spread from her breast to elsewhere. This is secondary cancer and it is not, I'm afraid, good. However there are no certainties, people do recover.

      no quack diets, what she needs is help and support from her family and the best treatment - and it sounds like she is getting this.

      I hope it works out for the best.

  25. QUESTION:
    ***76 Years old diagnosed with LUNG CANCER, what happens next?***?
    Hi I am just wanting some info on lung cancer.
    The thing is, my 5 year old son's great grandma (fathers side) was having real trouble breathing a few weeks ago. She went to the hospital for tests and they found a shadow on her lung. She then went back for more tests (something down her throught etc.) and a few days later went back for her results, where they told her she had lung cancer. They told her she had around 6 months to live if she didn't have treatment and so she has opted to go for treatment which starts this Thursday.
    The reason I am concerned is because my son goes to her house every Friday overnight due to a court order so that he can see his dad.
    His dad really doesn't care for him, it's his great gran that looks after him while he's there. If she wasn't around his dad would not be bothered about seeing him, too busy going out drinking taking drugs and fighting etc. The only reason I let my son go there is because I know his great gran is the one who wants to see him and looks after him.
    Last Friday my son went as normal but his great gran was rushed into hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning due to her stopping breathing in the night I think.
    I just want to know what will happen to her now? They told me her treatment will start Thursday so do you think she will be up to having my son this weekend? What treatment will she be having and how will it affect her? From what I have told you do you think she will pass away in the near future?
    Please don't spare my feelings in your answers as I really hardly know her and have no emotional attachments to her. I just want to know weather or not I should stop my son going for now and weather or not to prepare him for the worst as I don't want to just pretend every things ok?
    She is about 78 years old and has been a very heavy smoker all her life.
    Thank you for your true opinions. xxx

    • ANSWER:
      You can take him over to visit, but she won't be in any condition to watch him. She'll need to see him as much as possible too. If she has only 6 months, don't keep him away from those 6 months either. Keep her as happy as much as you can. Seeing him seems to do that. So go with him, when he visits, but keep them short.

  26. QUESTION:
    Lung cancer with secondaries in the brain... radiotherapy or no radiotherapy?
    My mum was diagnosed back in april... 7 months ago. She got double vision in her right eye around the same time... but never told the doctors. She had 3 rounds of chemo to try and reduce the tumour in her lung but it had no effect. She then had 32 treatments of radiotherapy and became very ill during it so we signed her into hospital. When she got home, she became more confused and has not been able to feed herself as she cannot concentrate or hold a spoon to be able to do this for herself. She is seriously tired and has lost 3 stone in the last year. I am one of 5 daughters and she has gone through soooo much. I personally think that if she has no radio she will go down hil fast. If she does have it she will get confused... as it will swell her brain again. She will be totally tired... which she is already and maybe have fits? Am I right in this? We are dubious as we think that by the time the bad side effects wear off and the good effects of the radio kick in she will be 7 stone as she lost a stone in the last 3 weeks... and she will be too far gone to get the benefit of the radio. She hasn't eaten properly in over a year and hardly anything since may june. All the docs say yes.. it will relieve symptoms.. but when ... after shes gone.. will it kill her... make her confused.... make her co-ordination worse than it aready is? Anyone who has experienced living with this.. personally or had a relative going through the same diseases... please contact me. I would value your opinion to see if its worth it.

    Oh before the brain diagnoses they put her on steriods but a week later the headaches are starting to return.

    • ANSWER:
      I've seen this many many times as a cancer specialist doctor in the U.S..
      The radiation therapy will not cause her brain to swell.
      The radiation will not cause seizures.
      But it will not cure her either.
      If her brain swells or she has seizures, it will be from the malignancy.
      From what you describe, her time is probably very limited - weeks to a few months - but no doctor knows exactly how much time anyone really has.
      The enemy is not the cranial radiation here. The enemy is the lung cancer. From the history you provide, I must assume it is a non-small cell carcinoma which doesn't respond well to chemotherapy. If this is the case, the result will not be good no matter what you do.
      I saw several hundred people with non-small cell lung cancer and many had metastatic disease to the brain. None of these did well for long.
      The doctors are trying to buy her a little more time - that's all.
      I wish it were otherwise, but that's the situation if this is a non-small cell lung cancer spread to the brain.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    HAIR LOSS AND PROSTATE CANCER?
    LONDON: A study showing that men who start to go bald at 20 may be more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life suggests they might benefit from early screening or preventative therapy, scientists said on Tuesday.

    French researchers compared 388 men being treated for prostate cancer with 281 healthy men and found that those with the disease were twice as likely as the healthy men to have started losing their hair when they were 20.

    If the men only started going bald when they were 30 or 40, there was no difference in their risk of developing prostate cancer compared to the healthy group.

    "At present there is no hard evidence to show any benefit from screening the general population for prostate cancer. We need a way of identifying those men who are at high risk," said Philippe Giraud of Paris Descartes University, who led the study.

    "Balding at the age of 20 may be one of these easily identifiable risk factors and more work needs to be done now to confirm this," he said in a statement.

    Giraud, whose findings were published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology, said men identified as at higher risk of prostate cancer could be selected for earlier screening, or for chemo-prevention therapy using so-called anti-androgenic drugs like Merck's Proscar, or finasteride.

    Finasteride is used to treat both prostate enlargement symptoms and baldness. It blocks the conversion of testosterone to an androgen hormone called dihydrotestosterone, which is thought to cause hair loss.

    GlaxoSmithKline has a drug in the same class called Avodart, or dutasteride, and is currently seeking approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a license for use in men at higher risk of developing prostate cancer. But an FDA panel advised last month that GSK's application should be rejected.

    Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after lung cancer and kills an estimated 255,000 men each year.

    Androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, affects around 50 percent of men in their lifetime.

    Previous studies have established a link between baldness and androgenic hormones, and androgens also play a role in the development and growth of prostate cancer.

    Giraud and Michael Yassa of the University of Montreal in Canada, who also worked on the study, asked men to fill in a questionnaire about their history of prostate cancer, if any, and to indicate any hair loss they had at ages 20, 30 and 40 using pictures graded from stage I (no hair loss), to stage IV (receding hairline and balding from the top of the head).

    The men's doctors also provided patients' medical histories, including any diagnosis of prostate cancer, age at diagnosis, stage of the disease and treatment. The study ran for 28 months.

    "The data revealed that any balding at stages II-IV was associated with double the risk of prostate cancer later in life. This trend was lost at ages 30 and 40," said Yassa.

    "Further work should be done, both at the molecular level and with larger groups of men, to find the missing link between androgens, early balding and prostate cancer." (Reuters)

    • ANSWER:
      What is your question?

  29. QUESTION:
    Why is the United States so far behind in cancer treatment?
    I just lost the love of my life on the 26th to Lung Cancer. I have some friends who are Doctors and they say the FDA is the problem and the pharmacueticals are big money. The said some patients would go to the Islands or Mexico and presto seeing them 5-20 years later even in mestatic stage 4. Please read obituary at www.etruth.com thats the elkhart newspaper then obituary of Laura Mcclure. I am just mad. I did not have the 26,000 dollars to go overseas. Why does the US let people die??

    • ANSWER:
      "Did you know the worlds largest private cancer center Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital (SKMH) was established by Wall Streets top Banks and Corporations including a large interest from the Rockefellers. In today's society do the major corporations and banks place people before profit? Of course not!! Every day our newspapers in Australia tell us a story where our Banks and major corporations are putting profit before people." "The cancer industry is a 0 Billion a year industry. That's right not 0 million but 0 BILLION !!!", "Did you know the wealthiest non profit institution on this planet is the American Cancer Society ?"

  30. QUESTION:
    cancer..........................?
    My mum got told yesterday that her cancer has spread, it's not in her lungs and in her bones. I was just wondering if anyone knew if radiotherapy and pills would make her cancer go away or is it too late at this stage now that it's in her bones? or are the treatments just to try and stop it spreading? Thanks Xx

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ethans mummy

      When i saw your question i felt so sorry for you, your mum and your family. I really hope the links given will help you in some way and answer any questions you have until you can speak to a doctor.

      This link will give you information on cancer, chemo and radiotherapy. It also gives information on cancer support groups.

      http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000581/

      If you are like me you want to find out as much information as possible, but sweety your mums cancer sounds like it has become metastatic this site will explain more.

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/metastatic

      I was very lucky that our family doctor was a wonderful man and did the best he could for my mum, but prepare yourself sweety that eventually your mums cancer may become terminal. I dont mean to be harsh or insensitive, but no one prepared us for that possible outcome and it shook us to the core when it did, maybe if we had some warning we may have dealt with it better for my mums sake.

      Sweety there are so many things i wish i could change but it is too late for me, but not for you. Spend good quality time with your mum, let her know how much you love her now.

      xx

  31. QUESTION:
    How serious is her form of leukemia?
    MIL just diagnosed with leukemia. Not sure the type. She is in her late 50's and has flailing health. Three years ago she was diagnosed with lung cancer and went with treatment. Currently in remission. Then she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease due to trembling and numbness, etc. Last year she had triple bypass heart surgery due to a clogged artery. Found out today she just got diagnosed with leukemia. Is this all related? Any thoughts on the prognosis? Hopeful she can beat this!

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  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    thyroid cancer with lung metastasis?
    Hi everyone
    I had total thyroidectomy in late march because of two malignant nodules (The big one was 22 mm (partially capsular, showed focal capsular invasion) and the small one 1.5 mm. (no capsuled).
    Papillar carcinoma. No neoplasia in surgical margins.No adenomas away from main tumor. No evidence of vascular invasion.No evidence of extrathyroid extension. Rest of thyroid tissue away from tumor: inflammatory infiltrate focal lymphocytic type
    no metastasis as far as i know so nothing to worry about because they were small according to doc.
    My thyroglobulin at that time was 16.6 ng/ml, one month after thyroidectomy it wass 1.1 ng/ml. i will have new thyroglobuline results in the next few days.

    I underwent radioidine treatment with 150 millicuries last weekend. yesterday had total body scan and was found a small area in my left lung which absorbed iodine, so doc said probable metastasis so i need a thorax Cat.
    Is it possible it is lung metastasis if the main tumors were small?
    is it too bad to have a small lung metastasis, i mean what's the prognosis and treatment?
    thanks a lot
    i am in my twenties

    • ANSWER:
      That's a fantastic drop in your Tg with only surgery! Remember that it takes 6-12 months for the I-131 treatment to fully work, so your Tg will likely drop even more within the coming months.

      Like you, I had an area in my lung that took up I-131 after my 154mCi dose, so I had to get a CT scan of my chest. The CT scan showed a tiny 3 mm lung nodule, but it wasn't distant metastatic disease. The radiologist said it was likely scar tissue from bronchitis or from me being an asthmatic.

      In the unlikely event that it did spread to your lung, the treatment is a second round of I-131. http://thyca.org Good luck! :)

  34. QUESTION:
    Any Chances for Last stage of Cancer?
    My wife age 24yrs suffering from breast cancer. Treatment was being done at CMC Vellore, after 6th cycle of chemo they wanted to do surgery but i took her to Kolkata Apollo to Dr.Saikat Gupta and he sugessted to go for a PET CT Scan which has recently been introduced in Kolkata, after the results came out he sugessted that its too late now, cancer has affected brain,spinal cord,breast,liver lungs,kidney. Still we went for oral chemo, now she is on her death bed just waiting to die, is there any way that can I can keep her atleast for some more time? We have two kids son 2yrs and daughter 1 yr. She rarely recognises any1 now, any1 have any idea of any sort of medicine plz mail me.

    • ANSWER:
      My condolences to you- I can't imagine the pain and suffering you and your kids are going through. But even more, I can't imagine the pain and suffering your wife is experiencing. Although it is hard to let go of a loved one, I think you need to say goodbye to your wife. To keep her around for a "while longer" for your benefit is selfish and cruel. It is time for her to go. Contact a hospice organization if you aren't already dealing with one- they can provide you and your wife with just the type of care and support you guys need right now.

  35. QUESTION:
    why?a drug called avastin,so expensive(00.00),as last chance for only 4 mounths longer life.in a cancer?
    i am 55. i had colon tumor(being cut off)metastasized to my lung.as last and latest treatment i have to use AVASTIN ,400mg,4 times per month which is about 00.00 for a long life of 3 to 4 months+the costs of chemotherapy! i am forced to do it until i am alive( the predicted time is 14 months).no insurance will cover this.pls. tell me if i have to wait till i die?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it true that chemotherapy makes it worse when you have sarcoma cancer?
    My cousin was diagnozed with the intestine cancer (I was told it was an uterine at first) a few weeks ago. The cancer has already spread to her lungs, kidneys and everywhere else. She had a surgery and they removed lots of it from the different parts of her body. She felt better but then the doctors run some tests and found out that it was a sarcoma type. I know that the sarcoma resists to the chemo therapy treatments but is it true that it might make it worse? I never heard of it but the doctor says that there is a chance that the chemo will make more damage than good. She was asking my mom whether she should go for chemo. Does anyone have any experience with sarcoma in such a late stage? What should we expect? What will happen next? And did someone at her situation lived for long? Is she going to experience a lot of pain? It's hard for me to ask these questions her doctor because she is in Europe and I get all information on the phone only. I am scared.

    • ANSWER:
      There are over 60 different types of sarcoma and all are treated differently. So, it is difficult to respond to your question. It is not true however that sarcoma does not respond to chemotherapy. My son had a 75 percent response to first line high dose chemotherapy for abdominal sarcoma. He also underwent three major surgeries to remove the bulk of tumor. He had a treatment called intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion to treat the microscopic cells embedded in the abdominal cavity. He has also undergone low dose chemo maintenance with no evidence of disease for 8 months. Currently his disease is stable and he is asymptomatic and living with cancer.

      It is highly recommended that your cousin locate a sarcoma specialist or be treated at a sarcoma center. Sarcoma is extremely rare and needs to be treated by someone who has had experience with the disease. Most doctors and oncologist have never seen or treated this type of cancer . . and many patients are misdiagnosed and their treatment delayed or ineffective because of mismanagement.

      Sarcoma Centers - includes centers around the world
      http://www.sarcomaalliance.com/master.html?SubCategoryId=2

      Find out the exact name of your cousins sarcoma and than look for specific information about the disease. You can also visit the Sarcoma Alliance for information:

      http://www.sarcomaalliance.com/

      Medline Plus: Soft tissue sarcoma
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/softtissuesarcoma.html

      What is a soft tissue sarcoma
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/cri/content/cri_2_4_1x_what_is_sarcoma_38.asp

      NIC: Soft tissue sarcoma
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/soft-tissue-sarcoma/

      Cancerbackup: soft tissue sarcoma
      http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertype/Softtissuesarcomas

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Triple Negative Breast Cancer reocurrance..Help me please...?
    Hello. My mother was diagnosed with Triple Neg. Breast Cancer last year.... She removed both breasts and went through chemo and radiation..she completed those treatments in december... She had a scan for a check up in later december 2009 and was clean. just two weeks ago she began feelin pain in her shoulder, collar, arms, and neck and chest... She had a scan done 3 days ago and.........they found another tumor. The biopsied it and it was a tumor for sure. Its 5cm x 1.5cm and is growing on the outside of her lung and near her 1st rib...... She is going to Cancer treatment Center of America in Zion, Illinois...My question here is what can she expect there..and what makes this hospital so great, and what is her prognosis.... it just happened to turn up again (or maybe they just missed it and its been there the whole time) in the same area...Its no where else...no bones, brain, liver, no where else...help me please

    • ANSWER:
      First of all I am so sorry to hear that your mom has to go through this all over again. I have seen and heard about the cancer treatment centers of America and a lot of what they do is so different from just your typical chemo or radiation treatments that you receive in a hospital. They offer spiritual guidance, they also offer naturopathic and relaxation treatments as well as alternative medicines. It was founded by a man whose mother had passed from cancer and he was not satisfied in the ways that doctors treated her cancer and so he opened the first treatment center in Illinois and it's different because they offer so much more than your typical specialist. They give you hope and encouragement and I honestly think that they really put their heart into caring for you in every way possible. I hope this helped.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to sue a doctor for wrong diagnoses?
    See the things is, my mom has been extremely sick, for the past 7 months. She went to this doctor and the doctor told her that she only had an infection in her throat. So 7 months later (this month), my mom is in a condition where she had to go the hospital, the hospital told her that she had something totally different, lung cancer and a small tumor. Now my mom has been placed on oxygen machines and she's going for treatments I believe this week, so I was wondering would it be possible to sue that previous doctor?
    she has been back to that doctor more that 1 time, actually several times. More than you can count on your fingers, put it that way.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can show that the doctor was reckless or negligent in his diagnosis then you might have a case for medical malpractice.

      I should also add that not everything can be diagnosed in time or even the first few times. If she was in the early stages of Lung Cancer then her symptoms would look very similar to a bad cold or sore throat.

      Doctors are usually not going to run expensive and sometimes dangerous tests of people if there appears to be no real reason for them.

  40. QUESTION:
    Realistically, what is the life expectancy for a Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer patient in her late 80's?
    We were told that two spots are now on her liver even after chemo and radiation treatments. Also, in a lymph node near the lungs. What should expect?

    • ANSWER:
      Her age does not matter. You can expect 6 weeks to less likely, 6 months.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can someone with cancer participate in a clinical trial if she's already completed the initial treatment plan?
    Background information:
    My mom was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer in January 2011. My family and I weren't really informed on clinical trials then, so the initial treatment plan suggested by the doctor began mid January, and ended at the beginning of July (included two types of chemotherapy, given once a month for 3 days a week; radiation to the chest, five days a week for about two months). We are now aware that there are clinical trials, but are wondering if it's too late to participate in one seeing as how she's already completed her treatment. She had a CT and MRI during treatment to see if the cancer was reducing in size; it had shrank more than 50%. She continued with treatment for a while longer and was scanned again to check the progress. Those scans showed no shrinkage or growth. Everything was still the same. Like I stated, treatment ended early this month, and she won't be scanned again until October 12, 2011. Since this is a fast growing cancer, we're afraid that by then it will have already grown significantly and spread to other areas. If that will be the case, the doctor said there's nothing more they can do. If the cancer doesn't start to show growth until the 6th month (January 2012), then more chemotherapy will be given.

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  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    is IPT really tested and working against cancer ?
    My mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer and the tumor has been removed 4 years back, but as per the latest PET scan the cancer spread to lungs and partly to the throat and slightly to bone also (stage IV). She undergone 4 chemo injection but no control over cancer cell development.
    So planning to go for Insulin Potentation Theraphy. Did anyone undergo IPT ? And is it really fighting against cancer, pls share your experience? Also let me know any clinic which treats cancer with IPT in Tamilnadu.
    Also let me know is there any alternate treatment works well against cancer development.
    I have asked the doctor about IPT and it seems that he doesn't know any thing about the theraphy.

    • ANSWER:
      Her doctor could not have possibly recommended IPT, so why are you considering it? Stage 4 breast cancer is not curable, but it can often be managed for many years. You are not giving any information to know if this applies here, but the doctor who handles this case has all of the information needed and should have discussed this with your mother. If there were any alternative treatments that were proven to work they would not be alternative. If your mother wants to go this route than go for a clinical trial at least they show promise that they may work. IPT should not be used at any hospital.

  44. QUESTION:
    Metastatic breast cancer...?
    My mom was diagnosed in 00 with stage 3 breast cancer,had her lymphnodes removed,numerous surgeries,chemo and radiation and was in complete remission.In 05 she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in her lungs and started chemo but contracted a blood infection at the hospital during a procedure to put in a Hickman's catheter so she had to quit chemo for 3 months b/c the antibiotics they had her on were so strong the chemo wouldn't be effective.Three months after going back into chemo she was told she was once again in remission,only for the doctor to call back literally 5 minutes later and tell her that her test results came back and she AGAIN has more nodules in her lungs.More invasive chemo treatments were put it order.All but one nodule in her lung is gone,its not getting any smaller but not getting any bigger so they're keeping an eye out.Just in Feb. she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her hip. She just finished radiation last week and starts chemo very soon.Pls read details....
    I know that no one here can tell me how long she has to live because I don't think God uses Yahoo, lol. She has been a very strong woman in the past 7 years working full time through all of her treatments. I know even though she puts on a strong front and acts like everything is okay, inside she is scared to death (no pun intended) and has to be wondering why it keeps coming back. My question is, how likely are the treatments to work to shrink all the legions on her hip? Being that it is metastatic and has gone from her breast, to her lungs, to her hip, it will probably just keep spreading. Does being on chemo really help cancer from spreading? It spread while she was on chemo the past 2 years, so does the chemo only treat the cancer she was diagnosed with in the first place? (ie: treated with lung cancer so it wouldn't treat the bone cancer...) We are all being very strong and support her in every way we can.
    *I meant diagnosed with lung cancer so it wouldn't treat th bone cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry to hear about your mom.

      To clarify, I am pretty sure your mom does not have bone cancer or lung cancer, but she has breast cancer that is metastasized to the bones and the lung. This is an important distinction, because treatments can be diffferent. Because this is metastatic breast cancer, the treatment she takes could help both the cancer in the bone and in the lungs.

      Unfortunately there is not a known cure for metastatic breast cancer. Some women can live a very long time with it, and so with these treatments the doctors are trying to find a way to prolong your mom's life. So the chemo and other therapies may not make the cancer completely disappear, but it is meant to keep it stable for as long as possible.

      I would recommend that your mom get a second opinion from another oncologist at this point if possible, possibly even at a large cancer center in a major city. The reason for this is that there are new treatments available all the time. If her slides from her original biopsy are available they might even be able to run tests on them for new things that could tell other newer therapies that might be helpful in her case. Or she might want to get on a clinical trial at some point for a newer drug such as one called ixabepilone or take some drugs that can help with the cancer in the bone which are called bisphosphonates.

      Do you know if her original tumor was positive for hormone receptors (called ER and PR)? If it was hormone therapy might be helpful as well. I would assume the doctors have checked this.

      Seven years ago they did not check for all of the things they do now, so that's why I ask about getting her original slides from her first surgery if they are available and seeing if they can still run additional tests on them (I don't know if they can or not).

      Best of luck to you -- it is good your mom has a caring family. That helps so much.

      The organizations I list below can be very helpful to you as well.

  45. QUESTION:
    Hi my mom has Metastatic Breast Cancer and other things?
    I just started my first semester at college this fall and in late november my mom became ill, my dad said it was just an pneumonia but when i came home to visit her in the hospital i overheard doctors talking to my mom about chemotherapy and when they would begin. I called my sister and she told me they wanted to wait to tell me when I came home in early december so I didnt worry during finals week. My finals are over, my mom has told me, and I am home. However i don't know how to find more information about it and probing her for answers doesn't seem wise she is already under a lot of stress.

    Her diagnosis is: Metastatic Breast Cancer, lung metastis Bilateral plural diffusion, Right auxillary lymph nodes, large neoplastic mass, Interductal cell carcinoma

    I don't know what any of that means!!
    I know her chemo is AC (4 treatments) and Taxol (4)
    Adria and Cytoxan second round of chemo 12/24/09

    can anyone help explain this to me? I don't care if its morbid, well I do. But at this point my mom is so selfless that she wants me to go back up to college, but I'd MUCH rather take next semester off if its not looking good.

    Please help, or let me know if you know where I can go to recieve help/advice if you know of any places. Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    How to handle mother dying of cancer?
    Warning: Prepare for a long story.

    About 8 months ago, my mother was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Basically, that means that the cancer that had originated on her pancreas had spread to far regions of her body, which included spots on her liver, left (I think) lung, and brain. She was immediately started on chemotherapy, but the idea given to us by the doctors (and a little research on my own) said that, statistically, she had less than 5 years to live (only a 5% chance to live longer than 5 years).

    Halfway through her chemo treatments, an MRI was performed because she was complaining of headaches and blurred vision. The MRI revealed what the doctor described as "small lines" of possible cancerous cells on the lining of her brain. Her chemotherapy was immediately halted in favor of a more aggressive radiation treatment aimed at her head. At the end of this treatment, another MRI was taken and the lines appeared to have gone away. Her chemo was resumed.

    Just recently (about two and a half/three weeks ago), my mother received the news from her doctor that she could consider herself in remission. To be on the safe side, her doctor ordered a PET scan of the body and another MRI, to make sure everything was how it should be. The PET scan showed up clear (all previously known tumors dark, no new tumors), but the MRI spotted several more tumors on her brain that (obviously) weren't there after the radiation treatment.

    Between the end of the radiation treatment and the latest MRI revealing these dozen or so small tumors, only a few months have elapsed. This is what causes me the most worry.

    According to her doctor's, my mother is "safe" (meaning, apparently, not in immediate danger of death) as long as she isn't showing neurological symptoms. I'm not exactly clear on what that means, maybe someone else is? I have been told by my father that she's had two strange episodes lately. One day, he was on the phone with her from the car while she was at home with my grandmother. After Dad hung up the phone, a few minutes later Mom started talking to him again as if he were in the room. A few days later, Dad was ironing pants for work and Mom "forgot" he was in the house; she thought he had left, and was surprised when he came out of her sewing room.

    The most I've been able to wring out of my family is that the doctors have now estimated less than two years for my mother to live. I'm not sure what to do, as I just turned 20 years old and I am a junior at a college 3 hours away from my parents. The popular phrase lately has been "anything can happen at any time," but how do you prepare for that?

    What are the symptoms of cancer/tumors in the brain? Is there anything to look for to know that her condition is declining? I already know it's going to be very hard for me to deal with this, being 3 hours away and not always able to answer the phone or in a position to leave suddenly (due to class or work), though when it gets to "that time" there won't be anything keeping me here. I'm just looking for something that I can watch for, to know when I need to heighten the alert level, so to speak.

    • ANSWER:
      this reminds me of my mother who died about 10 years ago. she had myoma first then this eventually metastasized to her lungs then to her brain (multiple glioma). the doctor said she only have 6 months to live...what worried me most is not the dying but the things she'll encounter before she dies particularly the neurologic signs and sufferrings. brain cancer is very painful (some would bump their heads on the walls). the doctor advised me to prepare powerful pain reliever like morphine since he concluded that having my mum undergo surgery will just cost us plus its not a guarantee that she'll recover. what we did was pray hard...she was not healed miraculously but God gave her a much better way to face death...it was a painless death contrary to what the doctor expected...my mother died at dawn while she's sleeping not even noticing she's dying already...

      there are many signs and symptoms of brain cancer depending on the extent of the pressure the tumor is giving to the brain or part of the brain pressed...some examples are, pain, muscle weakness, sensory dysfunctions, and etc..(you may search it in the web for details).

      my advise is you maximize your time with your mother, if possible you may stop schooling for a while just to spend quality time with your mum...bring her favorite places, recreations like her favorite hubby will surely help, sing her songs she love...and pray to God...

  47. QUESTION:
    what is the best alternative treatment for metastatic breast cancer?
    it all started as ductal carcinoma of the left breast. it would now appear to have spread to the lungs, and probbly other organs and the bones. of late, what appears to be metastatic spread in the lungs would no longer respond or react to the drugs introduce as chemotherapy

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that you or someone close to you has secondary breast cancer. Why do you say it 'appears' to have spread, is there a chance that it hasn't? What do the medical team involved advise regarding treatment?

      As far as alternatives go, there are alternative and complementary therapies that will make you feel better, but none that have been proven to be at all effective in treating cancer.

      I'm sure you know, since you've come this far, that wherever there's cancer there's someone waiting to make a fast buck out of people's desperation by selling ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'cures'. There are also well-meaning and caring people who will recommend diets, herbs etc. Then there are the cancer hobbyists who pop up on here most days - people who have never studied, had or been close to cancer but consider themselves experts because of something they've read or heard.

      If you are interested in any particular 'alternative', do a search on http://www.quackwatch.org before committing any time or money. And always be wary of unsubstantiated testimonials and anecdotes; you have no way of knowing if the person ever had cancer in the first place, much less was cured.

      If you don't use them already, I recommend these websites. Both have loads of information and both also have forums where you can talk to people who are or have been in the same situation as yourself, whether it is you or a loved one who has cancer

      http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk
      http://www.breastcancer.org

      Good luck

  48. QUESTION:
    EXTREME BABY NAME GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    1. So you are 22 your boy friend purposes at____________on __/__
    2.What is his name?
    3.Where do you get married and on what date and what is the significance of thye date?
    4boyfriend desperately wanted kids , but you don't so you secretly get yourtubes tied. 10 months later your taking a bath because you are having really bad cramps and pop comes a baby. It is a girl, you are maddly in love with her. You name her after your mom.____________
    5. After experiencing the bundle of joy your daughter brought you want more kids , but first your going to sue the hospital for $__________because they didn't tie your tubes even thought your glad but your going donate it to ____________and start a college fund.
    6. You can't get pregnant so you get a sergate named__________________.
    7. You had a dream last night and ypou decided to adopt a child mith a disease. Its a girl name after A month and her middle name after a grandma._____________
    8.Your sergate goes into labor and dies so you name your beautiful baby girl afetr her_________.
    9. You become pregnant , you experience a miscarriage, you become very depressed and start taking up heroine. You lost your job and you found out your husband was cheating on you wiuth your best friend_____________.
    10. Your husband divorced you and took the kids. You are now homeless and to support your drug habit take up prostitution, you over dose, a kind stranger cals an ambulence. You wake up and the doctor told you that I had experienced a miscarriage when you overdosed. You decide to turn your life around. You are a year sober and you got a job, you bump into your husband at the___________ and have a passionate night the next day he went to go get the paper, it wa s in the middle of the street and he got hit by a semi.
    11. You are pregnant its a boy born in october and you name him after his father._________
    12. When you became sober you took up smoking and now you have lung cancer, during treatment you meat a paramedic, you become madly inlove his name is_____________. You become pregnant with a baby girl, you tell him and he leaves yo, it turns out he was married to your ultrasound tech and he was using you. You name your daughter something bilical___________.
    13.Its been 3 years since you had cancer, it came back you are pregnant, and the doctor says it is you or the baby, you choose the child, your new husband___________ tries to talk you out of it.
    14. You have the baby its a girl you name her something to do with your maiden name__________.
    15.Your tumor on your lung disappeared and you havent seen it since. You decide to have another kid you name her____________.
    16. You have quadruplet all boys first names all after the beatles Paul,John,George,Ringo and middle names after your favorite singers.
    17.Your kids are all grown up your youngest just left for college and your four oldest are all married and expecting twins, whos having boys and girls what are there names and there partners names.
    18. All your grancildrens names start with the letter_.

    include middle names, and yes i know I am crazy but youall ask for more .You have 24 hours lol

    • ANSWER:
      at my families house on December 3rd.
      His name is Matthew Ryan Collins
      We get married in a small church near our hometown, we marry on January 1st because it's the beginning of the new year and our new life together.
      Lila Catherine
      19,000$ a orphanage.
      May
      July Evelyn
      May Emmaline
      Claire
      Book store (wow, a semi)
      Ryan Joseph
      Connor O'Brian
      Rebecca Eloise
      Mark
      Braylee Michelle (maiden name is Brayden)
      Talia Nicole
      Paul Matthew
      John Nate
      George Eric
      Ringo James

      Lila married Tyler, and they have a 5yr old girl named Rachel, and twin girls on the way (Riley Catherine and Rory Kate)
      Julie(July) married James and they have twin 7yr old boys named Reese James and Reid Alexander. They are expecting twins (b/g) Rosalie Grace and Ryder George.
      May married John and they have a 13yr old girl Ray Elizabeth, 9yr old twin girls Remy Jane and Regan June, they are expecting twin boy Ronald Patrick and Ramon Paul.
      Ryan married Emma and they have twins Ralph Tyler and Raleigh Taylor. They are expecting twin girls Rowan Michelle and Ripley Marie.
      Becca is engaged to Dylan, he has two little girls Ruth-Anne and Ruby Annabelle.
      Braylee got pregnant from her boyfriend and she is expecting twins (b/g) Ross Scott and Robin Cecilia.
      Talia is dating a man named Collin.
      Paul is dating Linda
      John is dating Heather
      George is dating Olivia
      Ringo is dating Barbara

      So all the grand kids:
      Rachel, Riley, Rory
      Reese, Reid, Rosalie, Ryder
      Ray, Remy, Regan, Ronald, Ramon
      Ralph, Raleigh, Rowan, Ripley

      This womens life was hard.

      Oh well, i enjoyed this:)

  49. 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.

  50. QUESTION:
    Stem cell and cancer info needed!!!?
    Hi Guys,

    I work with someone who is claiming their relative was diagnosed with breast cancer 12 months ago and was receiving treatment for it. (not sure what though) she then 6 months later claimed her friends cancer had spread to her lungs and the cancer in now terminal. However, she is saying that she has never even been offered to have her breasts removed and is now receiving stem cell therapy. This is definatly not lukemia as I am aware it has been researched that stem cell therapy can help.

    Basically! And I been spun a story and feeling sorry for someone who is just telling lies!?

    This girl is knows for tall tales.

    Thanks in advance! Mwah xxx
    She has never mentioned (non) hogkins lympoma. Oh also the woman has never had any form or radio/chemo therapy.

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure exactly what you are referring to . . there are autologous stem cell transplants where a persons own stem cells are used in the treatment of solid tumors. And, there is a blood marrow transplant which is often offered to a leukemia patient . . although both can be done. The difference is that one transplant uses blood stem cells and the other uses bone marrow. Both can treat different diseases as well as different types of cancer including solid tumors and leukemia.

      NCI: Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation: Questions and Answers
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/therapy/bone-marrow-transplant

      I have no idea about your friend, but I am familiar with autologous blood stem cell transplant. My son had multiple abdominal tumors and this was the treatment we pursued for him . . unfortunately treatment requires 'no evidence of disease' or 'minimal residual disease' . . my son came within a hour of being admitted to the transplant unit when they found another 4cm tumor in the pelvis. My son had previously had stem cells removed from his blood in a process called 'harvesting' . . a machine like dialysis is used to remove the blood, filter it, and separates out the stem cells. The stem cells are frozen for later use. The patient is admitted to a sterile transplant unit in the hospital and undergoes high dose chemotherapy to kill off all sign of cancer . . but the chemo also destroys the immune system . . the patients own stem cells are than transfused back into the patient and within a few weeks a 'new immune system' starts to grow . . hopefully cancer free . . but there is no guarantee. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't.

      So . . yes . . your friend could be having stem cell transplant . . but she would be in the hospital and under constant supervision for six months at least if not longer.


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