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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reconnecting with Roslyn, a fellow 'canswerist'


Flip2▶CANswer♥WORTH▶Today was one of those times when I choose to reconnect via the web with a fellow cancer survivor like Roslyn Franken.  Almost immediately when I flipped a comment to my 'social current see' connections via Flipboard, I got this affirmation of approval from Alex Niles.  As for Alex, he describes himself as, "Doer.Eater.Traveler. Passionate about health, business, sports. Cancer battler and advocate. Blogger @HuffingtonPost▶New York City · SmilesForNiles.com

READ ROSLYN FRANKEN on AMAZON  http://goo.gl/VRqil0

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Stem Cells Freak : Your number one site for the latest stem cell news

Following : Stem Cells Freak : Your number one site for the latest stem cell news ||  http://goo.gl/DPdEqU

and now reading these NEWS clips about stem cell medicine & research ....

New Development in Stem Cell TreatmentAssociated Content  - FLIPPED by CANswer♥WORTH on alt@cities®
♥There are a variety of ways that stem cells are used today. Scientists have found out the valuable use of stem cells to to heal damaged cells ...
Seattle Genetics Announces ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) Approval in Japan for the Treatment of Relapsed or ...Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance  -  FLIPPED by CANswer♥WORTH on alt@cities®
♥BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) today announced that its collaborator, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ...
Williamston High band very grateful for local supportLansing State Journal  -  FLIPPED by CANswer♥WORTH on alt@cities® 
The Williamston Bands would like to thank everyone in the community for supporting our Scrap Metal Drive.
Jacklynn Lesniak, MS, BSN, RN, Named Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at ...PR Newswire via Yahoo! News  -  FLIPPED by CANswer♥WORTH on alt@cities®
Accomplished nurse and healthcare leader brings more than 25 years of experience to CTCA Leadership Team CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2014 ...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

New drugs, treatments offer hope for MCL patients

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Adult stem cells found to suppress cancer while dormantEurekAlert!  - flipped to CANswer♥WORTH  : http://flip.it/wjLiq
( University of California - Los Angeles ) Researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research ...
First bone marrow transplant in state at Sum hospitalBusiness Standard India  flipped to CANswer♥WORTH  : http://flip.it/wjLiq 
The hospital has added a Stem Cell Transplantation unit to the existing facilities
First Bone Marrow Transplant in OdishaPress Trust of India flipped to CANswer♥WORTH  : http://flip.it/wjLiq 
Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 (PTI) The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here today claimed to have successfully conducted the first ever ...
Family seeks help with medical expensesLa Grande Observer  flipped to CANswer♥WORTH  : http://flip.it/wjLiq 
Before he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Jim Russell was a triathlete. He was riding his bike in the spring of 2012 when he started ...
A portal to connect you to doctors worldwideDNA India  flipped to CANswer♥WORTH  : http://flip.it/wjLiq 
400 global, 70 Indian hospitals registered with patient-help.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

No two patients exactly alike caveat continually plays out in the real world

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One of the most memorable messages I received from my physicians before my 2007 stem cell transplant at City of Hope: "Every patient is unique and no two people have exactly the same result with the same type of treatment."  This caveat continually plays out in the real world.
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HIV returns in 2 with marrow transplantCNN  - 38 minutes 
HIV has returned in two patients who doctors hoped had been cured of the virus following bone marrow transplants, the Boston researcher who ...
HIV cure hopes dashed for two US cancer patientsAFP via Yahoo! News  - 23 hours 
Washington (AFP) - The latest hopes of curing AIDS were dashed Friday when US researchers said HIV returned in two men who briefly eradicated ...
ANN ARBOR: U-M defeats Ohio State with more blood, organ, bone marrow donationsAnn Arbor Journal  - 13 hours 
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan scored three wins over Ohio State this season by securing more life-saving donations during the annual ...
HIV 'Cure' Fails In First Two PatientsBusiness Insider  - 22 hours 
Sad news from the front of the fight against AIDS: Two HIV-positive people who underwent bone marrow transplants and were thought to be ...
HIV 'Cure' Fails In First 2 PatientsBusiness Insider via Yahoo! Finance  - 22 hours 
CDC/public domain Sad news from the front of the fight against AIDS: Two HIV-positive people who underwent bone marrow transplants and were ...

Friday, December 6, 2013

News today that is destined to be flipped to CanswerWORTH (my Flipboard)

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News that is destined to be flipped to CanswerWORTH (my Flipboard)

Global Stem Cells Market (Adult, Human Embryonic , Induced Pluripotent, Rat-Neural etc)- Industry Analysis, Size ...PRWeb  - 3 hours 
Transparency Market Research published a new "Global Stem Cells Market (Adult, Human Embryonic , Induced Pluripotent, Rat-Neural etc)- ...
A former teacher shares a health lesson with the communityKTVO Kirksville  - 13 hours 
Lisa Tribble has been deemed the "brainchild" behind the bone marrow registry held at the Putnam County basketball tournament this month.
US Oncology Research Affiliated Investigators Participate in Studies That Will Be Presented at the 2013 American ...Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance  - 1 hour 
THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 25 leading investigators affiliated with US Oncology Research participated in 27 studies ...
New vaccination guideline for immunocompromised patientsScience Daily  - 21 hours 
A new guideline notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot ...
Fresh battle for little BailonNorthern Daily Leader  - 23 hours 
RANDY Johnson sits in a hospital room and waits, his mind oscillating between hope and despair.

Friday, August 23, 2013

The week that changed my world

The third week of August holds particular meaning for my life and the Foxworth household.  It is the week (in 2007) when I underwent a successful stem cell transplant to cure mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).  It is also my mother's birthday week (19th) and my only grandson, John's, birthday (20th).

I am alive today due to the thoughtful donation of stem cells from an unrelated German donor, Torben Christensen, whom I hope to meet in person one day.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Good news on two fronts today (CanswerWORTH)

Dee Dee and I have returned from the 4th-year anniversary visit to City of Hope with the test results from the CT, bone-density, and other routine tests reported by our chief oncologist and endocrinologist. The CT was negative (clean) and the bone-density actually showed some improvement, albeit I am still in the osteopenia range due to the chemo and other medications taken during the last seven years. But the most important news is: REMISSION from the lymphoma remains, now approaching 4 years since the relapse in 2009! Answered prayers indeed. August 23 is the 6-year anniversary of my SCT.

On another front: My brother Bob (63) in Jacksonville got the results of his genetic testing as a follow-up for his diagnosis with melanoma. The news is good because they found the presence of the B-RAF gene which means that he is a candidate for the latest and the most successful form of treatment for the disease. That treatment is due to begin soon as he and his wife, Claudia, make their way within the coming week to the Tampa Moffitt Cancer Center, a place in Florida that is much like our City of Hope, actually the closest comprehensive cancer center in proximity to their home. We hope and pray for his full recovery.  ~ Posted on my Facebook Timeline + Flipped to CANswer♥WORTH on FLIPBOARD

Thursday, August 1, 2013

MCL survival from SCT is 6 years this month

Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive variety of lymphoma which is typically found in the lymph nodes, spleen, marrow and blood.  It is unique in that it is classified as an aggressive variety of lymphoma and yet it sometimes behaves as an indolent lymphoma. Most typically it behaves aggressively and is more difficult to treat than other indolent lymphomas.

Mantle cell lymphoma is called that because it usually infiltrates the Mantle Zone of the lymph nodes. That is the area surrounding the lymphoid follicles. When it remains in the mantle zone it generally follows a more indolent course. When it spreads outside this area, in a more diffuse growth pattern, its behavior becomes less indolent and more aggressive.

It was this aggressive form of MCL that I contracted in March 2006 and for which I ultimately received an allogeneic stem cell transplant in August 2007 at City of Hope, Duarte, CA.

MyJournal flipped thisMCL survival from SCT is 6 years this month


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