Here we are. it’s the Weekend and we’ll be Wondering.. like what the hell happened to the week? Take a minute, grab whatever you drink on a Sunday afternoon/evening and let’s carry on. Let the leaves go, they’ll be there to rake tomorrow.
It’s October which means it is breast cancer awareness month. If you think about it, this disease affects a huge portion of people. Obviously 50% of the population would be in the “Risk” category. A huge proportion of males would also be affected since this disease can strike their mothers, sisters, daughters, etc. So, no, the impact of this disease is not local nor isolated.
Along similar lines, Ohio State is developing a new treatment for ovarian cancer, using the body’s viruses to target and kill cancer cells.
The virus then seeks out the cancer cells and attacks them, while leaving healthy cells alone. Dr. David Cohn, OSU Gynecologic Cancer Director said that he hopes the national trial not only proves Reolysin does a better job of treating patients like Bennett, but that it also makes treatment easier on them.
This is an example of the advantages of targeting cancer cells specifically rather than a general chemo-carpet bombing of the body.
On a related note, especially as well roll into the Winter Doldrums in a couple months, is weight control. It’s not a matter of aesthetics nor buying larger size clothes; there are profound health issues brought on by obesity. In addition to the coronary and diabetes health issues, there is also a cancer component to obesity. Read More