Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fatty Oil in Fish May Help Reduce Tumors: Study

An omega 3 fatty acid found in fish oils reduced the size of tumors in mice and made a chemotherapy drug more potent while limiting its harmful effects, Egyptian researchers reported on Thursday.The findings, published in publisher BioMed Central's peer-reviewed Cell Division journal, add to evidence showing a range of health benefits from eating the fatty acids found in foods such as salmon. Complete Story....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March 6th Deadline and Race Tear Pads at San Antonio H-E-Bs

My email today from Susan G. Komen San Antonio Affiliate:

If you've already registered for the big day, thank you!
If not, March 6th is the last day for online registration to guarantee your T-shirt and select mailing of your Race packet. Click here to sign up today.

Ready, Set, GO................

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Medical History & Family Reunions

Family Reunions: You may not know your family’s medical history because disease and health may not have been discussed in your family. However, one way to prevent cancer or detect and treat cancer early, before it becomes life threatening, is to know your risks. If you explain to your relatives that knowing your family history will help to save lives,hopefully they will agree to share this information with you. Search for this vital information if it has not been made available to you.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Top Rank News, Gets Survivors United 'for a cure' noticed

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Help spread breast cancer awareness by voting for us. Scroll to bottom of page and vote now!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Your Chemo Angels


When I was in treatment for breast cancer - during my radiation treatments - I would visualize the angels sending down their healing rays to knock the cancer from my body. This meditation was beneficial in many ways. So when I learned of an organization called Chemo Angels I connected right away.

Chemo Angels are real people who volunteer to add a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing IV chemo treatment. They are there for encouragement and support. Many of their volunteers are cancer survivors themselves, or people whose lives have been affected by cancer in some way.

For more information go to www.chemoangels.net.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Prayer of Jabez

And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
1 Chronicles 4:10

This verse was given to me not long after I began my battle with cancer, it comforted me then and it comforts me now that I am cancer free, even more.

God has blessed me in many ways and keeps me strong in spirit. Sometimes we forget to ask for blessings and our spirit suffers. Share this with someone today!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Team 'Fighters for the Cure'

San Antonio, Texas April 6, 2007 - PRWebNet.com


Love the moment, life is a temporary condition..............

I am a 5 year survivor, please visit my links for breast cancer awareness. Our Team Tshirt is Awesome!

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure® raises money to fund education, screening and treatment programs for these women and thousands of others in our own community and supports the national search for a cure.

Please Support Me In The Race.

JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER TODAY! EVERY STEP COUNTS!

We walked for all who have fought or fallen; as well as our daughters, grandaughters and all those whose lives will be saved in future when a cure is found.

I have participated in the Race with the hopes of raising as much money as possible to provide local breast cancer education, screening and treatment, and international research.

Pledges and donations will be accepted through April 30, 2007.
Go to komensanantonio.org/


Click on Race for the Cure
Click on Teams
Click on view a list of teams
Scroll down to >Team 'Fighters for the Cure'
Click on 'Fighters for the Cure'
Click on Sherry Kilpatrick
Click on Make a gift!

Donations for any of our team members would be great.
Our team thanks you for your support!


Family Reunions: You may not know your family’s medical history because disease and health may not have been discussed in your family. However,one way to prevent cancer or detect and treat cancer early, before it becomes life threatening, is to know your risks. If you explain to your relatives that knowing your family history will help to save lives,hopefully they will agree to share this information with you. Search for this vital information if it has not been made available to you.

Visit me at 'Sherry in Texas'

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Race for the cure, Our Team

March 31st, San Antonio, race for the cure! See ya there.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Study of Scaring in Common Breast Procedures

AUSTIN, TX (PR Web Net) - Many women will have one of the following breast procedures at some point in their lifetime and scaring is one of the major concerns of these women.

Breast Reduction

The procedure does leave noticeable, permanent scars. (Poor healing and wider scars are more common in smokers.)
After surgery a small tube is placed in the breast to drain off blood and fluids for the first day or two.
Your surgeon will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Still, it's important to remember that breast reduction scars are extensive and permanent.

Breast Lumpectomy

Your surgeon makes an incision large enough to remove both the tumor and a margin of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor. The size of the margin is about 1 centimeter, or less than half an inch. The margin is taken to help ensure that all cancer cells are removed. Unlike after mastectomy, a drainage tube is not necessary after lumpectomy.
Lumpectomy and radiation treatment are for early-stage breast cancer and has its pros and cons. Your preferences and concerns play a large role in determining the right choice for you. Lumpectomy is not a choice for any other stage of breast cancer.

Breast Reconstruction

As with any surgery, smokers should be advised that nicotine can delay healing, resulting in conspicuous scars and prolonged recovery. Occasionally, these complications are severe enough to require a second operation.
After your surgery you are likely to feel tired and sore for a week or two after reconstruction. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor.
Depending on the extent of your surgery, you'll probably be released from the hospital in two to five days. Many reconstruction options require a surgical drain to remove excess fluids from surgical sites immediately following the operation, but these are removed within the first week or two after surgery. Most stitches are removed in a week to 10 days.
After surgery, the breast mound is restored. Scars are permanent, but will fade with time. The nipple and areola are reconstructed at a later date.

Breast Augmentation

Scars are a part of the breast augmentation process. You will have one, whether it's around the areola, under the arm, or under the breast. In some cases, hypertropic or keloid scars may form. A keloid scar is a red and raised area, which can be uncomfortable and restrictive, depending on the part of the body on which it's located, as well as the size of the scar. Keloid scarring is the result of the build up of collagen in the area, making the scar larger than the actual size of the wound. In other words, the scar extends outside of the actual wound. A hypertropic scar is one that grows overly thick, but remains confined to the limits of the wound.

Most doctors will recommend that you stop smoking to reduce scaring and complications from surgery. Breast lift patients have even more reason to stop smoking. Lack of oxygen to the tissues can cause death of healthy tissue. Due to the multiple incisions made for breast lifts regardless of whether it includes reduction or not, you will certainly not want to compromise the level of oxygen that is supplied to those tissues.

Breast reductions combined with breast lift will result in at least two scars and drainage tubes, whereas most simple breast augmentation require no drains.

PR Web Net : Health Research News :

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Gene Variant Reduces Risk Of Breast Cancer

A new study led by a UK scientist has discovered a gene variant that could reduce risk of breast cancer.The study is published in the journal Nature Genetics.

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