Lymph Node Advancement

This is awesome news.  As a result of being identified with breast cancer, a lymph node (sentinel node) test is required to determine spread.  Half the time ( and in my case), it is negative..but “modern medicine” has now taken a patient and added a new potential illness for the rest of their lives – Lymphedema.  And thats not a joke to deal with.

So it is with great happiness that research is finding a way to make this process less barbaric and detrimental.  Although too late for me, it is a wonderful breakthrough that will hopefully change the procedure to be less invasive.

In even more exciting news, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the University of Georgia (UGA) have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases – including those that are resistant to common treatments.

The vaccine, described this week in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(1), reveals a promising new strategy for treating cancers that share the same distinct carbohydrate signature, including ovarian and colorectal cancers.   If all goes well, phase I clinical trials to test the safety of the vaccine could begin by late 2013.

Progress to finally fight cancer and win!

(not to belittle this news, but I just find the portrayl of super-heroes to be amusing.  Here, Cruz’s sister and secret member of Simeon’s Elite Four. Has a Fragment that lets her increase the speed of molecules in the air around her, generating large amounts of heat and can make things explode by touch. )


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Helene Jeanette
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 20:11:25

    This really does sound like a major breakthrough! Wish it had been in time for you too. btw…do guys REALLY like women looking like that??? She looks like an inflatable doll! LOL And we thought Barbie was stereotyped!


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