Masthash

#cancer

Preston MacDougall
6 hours ago

@DemocracyMattersALot The #FoundingFathers didn’t trust political parties, which were the cause of #CivilWar in England on multiple occasions. That’s probably why they are not mentioned AT ALL in the #Constitution. 🤔

The #cancer naturally spread here, too. It is the primary* tool of the corrupt. 🤷🏻‍♂️ (* pun intended)

But the solution to our hyper-partisanship is simple #MATH ; #PrimaryFromTheCenter !

Queer Lit Cats
6 hours ago
Anna Anthro
7 hours ago

Radiotherapy doses for prostate cancer could be cut by three-quarters.

“Five higher multibeam doses found to be as effective as 20 smaller doses delivered over several weeks

Men undergoing treatment for #prostate #cancer could be safely exposed to fewer #radiotherapy sessions, a major #UK medical trial has found.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/sep/30/radiotherapy-doses-for-prostate-cancer-could-be-cut-by-three-quarters-trial-finds

Garry Knight
9 hours ago

Prostate cancer trial: Radiotherapy doses can be cut safely

'Doses can be cut by three-quarters meaning five higher doses is enough, instead of the 20 or so given now.
The international trial involved nearly 900 men with medium-risk prostate cancer that had not spread.'

#science #medicine #health #cancer #ProstateCancer #oncology

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-66946336

Tayledras
9 hours ago

I need to enjoy my carbs, sugar, and caffeine as much as I can today. Tomorrow, I need to fast so that nothing interferes with Fludeoxyglucose F18 (FDG) absorption or fluoresces on my full-body PET/CT with Contrast on Monday.

Hopefully this will be my last PET/CT or MRI every 3-6mo. I'll be cleared to go a year or two between scans for my Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

#MantleCellLymphoma #NonHodgkinsLymphoma #Cancer

I need to enjoy my carbs, sugar, and caffeine as much as I can today.  Tomorrow, I need to fast so that nothing interferes with  Fludeoxyglucose F18 (FDG) absorption or fluoresces on my full-body PET/CT with Contrast on Monday.

Hopefully this will be my last PET/CT or MRI every 3-6mo.  I'll be cleared to go a year or two between scans for my Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

#MantleCellLymphoma #NonHodgkinsLymphoma #Cancer
I need to enjoy my carbs, sugar, and caffeine as much as I can today.  Tomorrow, I need to fast so that nothing interferes with  Fludeoxyglucose F18 (FDG) absorption or fluoresces on my full-body PET/CT with Contrast on Monday.

Hopefully this will be my last PET/CT or MRI every 3-6mo.  I'll be cleared to go a year or two between scans for my Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

#MantleCellLymphoma #NonHodgkinsLymphoma #Cancer
Karl Schwartz, Artist advocate
10 hours ago

Dose-finding study of rituximab, lenalidomide, and ibrutinib (R2I) in relapsed/refractory mantle cell #lymphoma

Gives hope, but be aware there are many issues (too numerous to mention in a toot) with small single-arm studies, such as how many were relapsed versus refractory, and Quality of Life while on continuous treatment. Let's hope the study team confirms with a larger controlled study.

#MEDMASTODON #lymphoma #Cancer #fedscience
#ClinicalResearch #Oncology #Medicine #lymsm @majorajay

The war of words around the #Doctors #strike reaches a new low with #SteveBarclay acusing striking consultants of withholding #cancer treatments;

But, as Dr Vishal Sharma (BMA) observes: it was “incredibly rich of the secretary of state to invoke time-critical procedures when his government has overseen a steep increase in waiting lists that saw them reach record levels even before any strike action took place”.

Its the #Tories that have caused the #NHScrisis not the doctors!

#supportourNHS

The Steam Powered Story Teller
1 day ago

The hardest thing I need to reconcile at the moment is the fact I may have to live with the spectre of the Tumour returning for the rest of my life.

On nights like tonight when I can think are going to be most difficult for me now regardless of medication I am on.

#tumour #cancer

324.cat
1 day ago

█ "No és contingut sexual, és càncer": denuncien la censura dels pits femenins a les xarxes ▓▒░ L'associació berguedana Ginkgo penjarà cada dia d'octubre una foto de dones amb el pit tapat, com si fossin delinqüents #324cat #cancer #facebook #instagram #salut #xarxessocials https://www.ccma.cat/324/no-es-contingut-sexual-es-cancer-denuncien-la-censura-dels-pits-femenins-a-les-xarxes/noticia/3252618/?ext=MASTODON_ONLINE

cafepharma
1 day ago

In label expansion bid, AbbVie and Roche's Venclexta falls short in multiple myeloma subset-- Teva continues its transformation, hiring Christine Fox to take over US business -- Adlai Nortye IPO gives old Novartis cancer drug new life -- See more on our front page news http://bit.ly/w28kSd #abbvie #roche #multiplemyeloma #tevapharma #ipos #novartis #cancer #pharma #pharmanews #biotech #biopharma #biotechnology #cafepharma

Innovative Health Initiative
1 day ago

Read our September newsletter:
✅ World's first preclinical drug tests for children with cancer
✅ Faster diagnosis for #AlzheimersDisease
✅ NEW IHI projects on #Cancer
✅ Apply to our calls!
✅ 2 webinars: iConsensus & IHI contributing partners
👉 https://europa.eu/!q6XWxJ

Read our September newsletter: 
✅ World's first preclinical drug tests for children with cancer
✅ Faster diagnosis for #AlzheimersDisease 
✅ NEW IHI projects on #Cancer
✅ Apply to our calls!
✅ 2 webinars: iConsensus & IHI contributing partners
👉 https://europa.eu/!q6XWxJ
Boiling Steam
1 day ago

Richard Stallman reveals he has cancer in the GNU 40 Hacker Meeting talk: https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/gnu40/rms-gnu40.webm
#linux #update #foss #gnu #rms #stallman #cancer

SHUT Breaking News
2 days ago

Inside Toby Keith's Health Battle and Stomach Cancer Treatment: Country music star Toby Keith has been battling stomach cancer since 2021 and has undergone treatment. He recently returned to the stage and is hoping to perform more shows in the future. https://shut.net/2023/09/29/news-inside-toby-keiths-health-battle-and-stomach-cancer-treatment?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Cancer #Surgery #Parademagazine #TobyKeith #Medicaldiagnosis

SHUT Breaking News
2 days ago

Toby Keith Accepts Icon Award at People's Choice Country Awards with Joke About Appearance: "Bet Y'all Never Thought You'd See Me in Skinny Jeans": Country music icon Toby Keith, who has been battling stomach cancer, made his first televised appearance since his diagnosis at the People's Choice Country Awards. He also announced the release of a new album, "100% Songwriter," featuring his most beloved self-written tunes. https://shut.net/2023/09/29/news-toby-keith-accepts-icon-award-at-peoples-choice-country-awards-with-joke-about-appearance-bet-yall-never-thought-youd-see-me-in-skinny-jeans?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Cancer #Culturalicon #OrlandoFlorida #God #Bar

bitternepark
2 days ago

Friday: Friends of Cobbett Road Library invite everyone to Afternoon Tea, where you can enjoy tea, coffee, squash and a range of goodies.
No charge: all donations go to #Macmillan #Cancer Support
https://buff.ly/3EIRSxI
#Southampton #bitternepark #localnews #library #libraries

David Basanta Gutierrez
2 days ago

It's official: @mathonco receives $10.4 Million to Develop Treatment Strategies to Overcome Drug Resistance in Lung Cancer. Happy to be project leader with friend and college Andriy Marusyk in a grant led by @sandy and Bob Gatenby. #Cancer #Evolution #Ecology

https://www.moffitt.org/newsroom/news-releases/moffitt-receives-$10.4-million-to-develop-treatment-strategies-to-overcome-drug-resistance-in-lung-cancer

Lydia Gil
2 days ago

📌12/Pandemia cáncer

La supervivencia de un tumor tan frecuente como el #cáncer de mama (1 de cada 8 mujeres) ha aumentado muchísimo y alcanza ya más del 85% de las pacientes 💪💪💪💪.

No olvidar que el 1% del total se diagnostica en varones.

#PandemiaCáncer

Fuente: David Vicente Vaz, 2022

sburall
2 days ago

I've been writing about my cancer since I was diagnosed nearly a year ago. I was largely writing for myself, but a couple of posts aimed to help people in a similar situation.

I'm not sure why I didn't post them using the #cancer tag, so I'll do that now inspired by the article I posted in my last toot which I really think is great.

https://everephemeral.net/category/more-medical-musings/

sburall
3 days ago

This is very good on #cancer Obviously things are different for different cancers, but I recognise so much of this

17 surprising things I wish I’d known
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/sep/28/the-secret-world-of-breast-cancer-17-surprising-things-i-wish-id-known

Janice Selbie
3 days ago

A loved one required radical #cancer vulvectomy after her complaints went ignored by her (female) GP. PROTECT YOURSELF by learning the symptoms in this article:
The silence around vulval cancer means people are missing the signs that they have it https://theconversation.com/the-silence-around-vulval-cancer-means-people-are-missing-the-signs-that-they-have-it-212552

News18 India
3 days ago

The three celebrities who have survived cancer also underscored the roles of their doctors, caregivers, and families in helping them through their journeys
#Cure #LisaRay #AnuragBasu #YuvrajSingh #News18 #Sanjeevani #United #Cancer
https://www.news18.com/india/prevention-is-better-than-cure-lisa-ray-anurag-basu-yuvraj-singh-share-their-stories-at-news18s-sanjeevani-united-against-cancer-8594810.html

Scientific Frontline
3 days ago

The blood-brain barrier, the body’s way of shielding sensitive #brain tissue from #viruses, #toxins and other harmful substances in the #blood, can pose a problem for #physicians caring for patients with suspected brain diseases such as #cancer.
#Medical #Neuroscience #Engineering #sflorg
https://www.sflorg.com/2023/09/med09272302.html

BC Info Bot
3 days ago
Portal Vallecas
3 days ago

El Hospital Infanta Leonor inicia la sexta edición del 'Camino de esperanza' para pacientes con cáncer de mama 🚶‍♀️🏥

Un grupo de 18 mujeres tratadas de cáncer de mama en el Hospital público Universitario Infanta Leonor, acompañadas de profesionales, han iniciado esta semana el Camino de Santiago en la sexta edición del ‘Camino de esperanza’, una iniciativa organizada cada dos años por este centro hospitalario como experiencia terapéutica para normalizar la vida de estas pacientes.

Este año recorrerán en grupo alrededor de 100 kilómetros del “Camino Inglés”. El punto de partida escogido para el inicio del camino ha sido la localidad de Ferrol, y durante cinco etapas recorrerán una media de 20 kilómetros diarios hasta llegar a Santiago de Compostela el próximo sábado 30 de septiembre.

Para conocer todos los detalles de esta edición del 'Camino de esperanza', pulsar en el siguiente enlace.

https://www.portalvallecas.es/dieciseis-pacientes-oncologicas-del-hospital-infanta-leonor-de-villa-de-vallecas-realizaran-el-camino-de-santiago

#CaminodeEsperanza #Pacientes #Cáncer #Mama #Recuperación #Rehabilitación #Autoestima #Enfermedad #Quimioterapia #Oncología #Superación #Tratamiento #VilladeVallecas #Vallecas #Vallekas

News18 India
3 days ago

‘Sanjeevani-United Against Cancer’: At the launch of the initiative of News18 Network and Federal Bank Hormis Memorial Foundation together, with Tata Trusts as a knowledge partner, Mansukh Mandaviya says that "for India, health is seva, it can never be a political subject"
#MansukhMandaviyaLaunchesNews18 #Sanjeevani #United #Cancer #HealthMinistry
https://www.news18.com/india/mansukh-mandaviya-launches-news18s-sanjeevani-united-against-cancer-convey-your-findings-to-health-ministry-8594487.html

324.cat
3 days ago

█ Càncer i desigualtat de gènere: el 70% de morts prematures de dones es podrien evitar ▓▒░ Un informe internacional publicat per The Lancet reclama una agenda feminista en les polítiques públiques contra el càncer #324cat #cancer #feminisme #igualtatdegenere https://www.ccma.cat/324/cancer-i-desigualtat-de-genere-el-70-de-morts-prematures-de-dones-es-podrien-evitar/noticia/3252139/?ext=MASTODON_ONLINE

L'informe remarca que falta més coneixement al voltant del càncer de mama, el més freqüent en les dones (Europa Press)
Fɹancisco J Яodríguez Amorín
3 days ago

La desigualdad de género aumenta las muertes por cáncer de las mujeres en el mundo.
De los 2,3 millones de mujeres que mueren prematuramente por enfermedades oncológicas cada año, 1,5 millones de vidas podrían salvarse con la eliminación de factores de riesgo y la detección y el diagnóstico precoces. Otras 800 000 muertes podrían evitarse si ellas tuviesen acceso a una mejor atención médica.
#AgenciaSINC
#ciencia
#CÁNCER
https://www.agenciasinc.es/Noticias/La-desigualdad-de-genero-aumenta-las-muertes-por-cancer-de-las-mujeres-en-el-mundo

Más #podcast
https://rodriguezamorin.blogspot.com/p/radios.html?#Ciencia

Bob Jamieson
3 days ago

‘Feminist approach’ to cancer could save lives of 800,000 women a year

Gender inequality and discrimination impede timely diagnoses and quality care for women around the world, says report
The largest report of its kind, which studied women and cancer in 185 countries, found unequal power dynamics across society globally were having “resounding negative impacts” on how women experience cancer prevention and treatment.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/sep/26/feminist-approach-cancer-save-lives-800000-women

#WomensHealth #Women #cancer #equality

Kristian Harstad
4 days ago

Seems a good time to remember that the traitor #Trump can't spell hamburger, and thinks windmills cause #cancer.

Scientific Frontline
5 days ago

#AI tool would allow us to more accurately analyze #tumors removed surgically in real-time, and increase the chance that all of the #cancer cells are removed during the #surgery.
#ArtificialIntelligence #Medical #sflorg
https://www.sflorg.com/2023/09/med09252303.html

“At SIB, we know that expertise in life science data is critical to solving the world's most pressing challenges.”

You can also read more on the history of our organization and the work of our members in the #SIBProfile 2023: https://issuu.com/sibswissinstituteofbioinformatics/docs/sib_profile_2023

#bioinformatics #computationalbiology #datascience #biodiversity #opendata #datascience #genomics #proteomics #programming #python #artificialintelligence #machinelearning #biocuration #biology #ecology #bigdata #cancer #scicomm

petersuber
6 days ago

"Today’s announcements from the #Biden #Cancer Moonshot include...a new 'biomedical #data fabric toolbox' to advance cancer research progress. ARPA-H is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (#NIH), the National Cancer Institute (#NCI), and other agencies to develop a new Biomedical Data Fabric Toolbox for Cancer. Starting with cancer datasets, this program represents the first step toward transforming data accessibility across all medical domains..."

#Medicine #OpenData #OAintheUSA

"You do you" is Eu-gen-ics.
1 week ago

Folk are dying at record numbers, of comorbidities of severe acute covid that are also implicated as post-acute sequelae of covid infection. ↺

Of course, ongoing hospital staffing attrition also contributes to elevated death tolls. Said attrition continues. ↺

[CDC next updates Sep 27.]

#ThisIsOurPolio #LongCovidKills #LongCovid #CovidIsNotOver #hospitals #nurses #HeartDisease #Diabetes #Alzheimers #Dementia #Sepsis #Cancer #Covid19 #DeathCult #LifeExpectancy

Chart: Elevated Circulatory Causes of Death: Annualized Deviation from 2015-2019 Average
Data: Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Census Bureau. Reflects death certs that do not identify covid as underlying cause.

[ beadsland on Ko-fi ]

Dashed lines for annual data for years 2015 (as of January 1, 2016) through 2020, with solid dots for annualized data weekly from January 2021 through late June 2023. [Six weeks of subsequent CDC data incomplete, thus omitted from this chart.] Dotted lines indicate trendlines from Jan 2020 forward, for each disease category.

Legend:

• Hypertensive disease (+31K more annualized deaths vs. 2019)
• Cerebrovascular diseases (+14K)
• Heart failure (+4K)
• Ischemic heart disease (-1K)
• Other diseases of the circulatory system (+8K)
• Projected U.S. population

Caption:

Heart failure mortality stands out as having declined during the pandemic, remaining well below historical trendline to this day.

Ischemic heart disease deaths increased during the first year, but have been more or less declining toward baseline since then. (Notably, ischemic heart disease is the only subgroup to have been on a downward trajectory pre-pandemic.)

Hypertensive, cerebrovascular, and other diseases of the circulatory system, though each seeing declining annualized mortality in recent months, each remain well above their respective historical trendlines.
Chart: Elevated Non-Circulatory Causes of Death: Annualized Dev. from 2015-2019
Avg Data: CDC, Census. Reflects death certs that do not identify covid as underlying cause.

[ beadsland on Ko-fi ]

Dashed lines 2015–20; solid dots for annualized Jan 2021–June 2023. [Six weeks incomplete data omitted.] Dotted lines for trends from Jan 2020 forward, for each disease category. Dash-dot line for sepsis trend had concerted effort at reduction in 2019 not occurred.

Legend:

• Diabetes (+11K more annualized deaths vs. 2019)
• Alzheimers and dementia (+19K)
• Renal failure (+5K)
• Sepsis (+4K)
• Malignant neoplasms (+13K)
• Projected U.S. 65+ population

Caption:

After spiking in first year of the pandemic, annualized Alzheimer disease and dementia mortality dropped just as swiftly, thereafter remaining near or below historical trend.

Diabetes mortality has not been so quick to recover from first year spike, only beginning to decline in the second half of last year, though still well above pre-pandemic trend.

Deaths by sepsis were markedly down in 2019, following a coordinated national effort by hospitals. Despite this, sepsis mortality has been climbing at a rate well above even pre-2019’s relatively flat trendline, for over three years now.

Renal failure deaths didn’t see an appreciable climb until the latter part of 2021, peaking only months ago. Meanwhile, malignant neoplasm (cancer) deaths, slower to manifest, have been suggestively creeping above trend for well over a year.
Poor Frank Raw
1 week ago

The type of cancer I had 9y ago is Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. In Jan, Molly Midgley in Sheffield was diagnosed with the same thing. In her name, friends and supporters are raising money for Salivary Gland Cancer UK, and some of them are running the Sheffield 10K tomorrow. I'll be there to shout them on.

If you have a couple of £, $ or € you can spare, every penny/cent supports research into this rare cancer. Thank you :)

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mollymidgley

https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/sheffield-10k/

#cancer #sheffield10k

I'm looking for interesting #dermatology and/or #cancer stories to report on. New clinical studies, recent changes in guidelines that affect Canadian medical practice. That sort of thing. Tips, links welcome.
@medmastodon #medmastodon

davidnewman
1 week ago

Instead of the usual team headshots, the San Francisco Giants’ scoreboard shows player portraits created by kids battling pediatric cancer. Sports Illustrated offers glowing appraisals of the artwork. (h/t Melyssa Little)

#cancer #mlb #giants

https://www.si.com/mlb/giants/news/sf-giants-childhood-cancer-awareness-portraits

Edge
1 week ago

Messino #Cancer Center to stop treating patients in #Asheville, another indication of what the sale of previously non-profit #hospital system Mission to for-profit HCA has wrought in our area.

One of the attractions of this area for many people was the top-flight health care. The year we moved here (2017) the sale went through. Nothing has been the same since.

#AshevilleWatchdog

https://avlwatchdog.org/citing-system-failures-messino-to-stop-providing-acute-leukemia-chemotherapy-at-mission/

Your Autistic Life
1 week ago

I looked in a welcome channel on Discord and saw:

"Good Afternoon Cancer!!!"

:catthinking:

Turns out the person is called Caner, and I was misreading.

:headache:

#cancer #misreading

CONFIRMED #Outbreak

Facility: #Juravinski Hospital
Operator: #HamiltonHealthSciences
Type: #Hospital (#AcuteCare) (#Cancer)
Unit(s): C4 - Hematology
City: #Hamilton #Ontario
Public Health Unit: #Hamilton

Type: #Respiratory
Causative Organism: #COVID19
Onset Date: 2023-09-20

Christophe Grébert
1 week ago

#Santé : Le nombre de cancers des #enfants augmente de 1 à 2% chaque année en #Europe depuis 30 ans.
En #France, 2.500 enfants sont diagnostiqués d'un #cancer annuellement.
C'est la 1ère cause de décès par maladie des enfants.

Mais on va continuer à utiliser du #glyphosate

Micah Ilbery :neofox_cofe:
1 week ago

A good friend of mine that I’ve been friends with for over 25yrs lost his dad to cancer tonight. I unfortunately know how he feels as I lost my mom to cancer+covid just a few years ago. Even so I still don’t know how to comfort him. I don’t think I’ve ever really recovered from my mom’s death.

As a child you expect to have to say goodbye to your parents at some point, but not when you’re still such a young adult. I just feel so helpless.

#loss #grief #cancer

Ferdi Magellan says YES
1 week ago

#Cancer #Glioblastoma #BrainCancer #Immunotherapy #CancerResearch

‘Melanoma Institute Australia has been at the forefront of treatments like immunotherapy, that have drastically improved survival rates for the deadly skin cancer.

‘Rather than go down the usual treatment path for glioblastoma of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, they decided to try to treat Professor Scolyer in a similar way to their melanoma patients…

‘Professor Scolyer was given immunotherapy, designed to activate the immune system to attack the cancer.

‘They also used the specific genome of his cancer to design a vaccine to target it.

‘Early results 'nothing short of phenomenal'

‘Twelve days after he was given the immunotherapy drugs, Professor Scolyer had surgery to have the bulk of his tumour removed.

‘It was then tested, to see if the drugs had an effect…

‘They found there was a 10-fold increase in the immune cells in the tumour, that they were activated against the cancer and they were bound to the drug.

‘"Proving something that we'd already shown in melanoma, that there is no blood brain barrier [as] historically conceptualised, preventing the drugs from reaching the tumour.”

‘"We could not have hoped for better results."

‘"I can only do this because I'm a cancer researcher and clinician and so inherently understand the risks.

‘"This treatment may extend or shorten my life."

‘They are hopeful it will lead to clinical trials.’

#auspol

From: @ecoscore
https://aus.social/@ecoscore/111099839016637332

ProPublica
1 week ago

A Black Community in #WestVirginia Sues the #EPA to Spur Action on Toxic Air #Pollution
==
Institute, WV, one of two majority-Black communities in the state, was left out of a regulatory effort earlier this year to tighten limits on cancer-causing chemicals.

#Lawsuits #Cancer #News

https://www.propublica.org/article/institute-west-virginia-sues-epa-to-spur-action-toxic-air-pollution?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

Kat ♾️
2 weeks ago

@MelodyWainscott @bassjobsen @stonebear

A #Washington hospital gave my mom, a #cancer patient, #COVID. Most people in the ED were unmasked, incl healthcare /staff. We were masked. A nurse removed my mom’s mask to take an oral temp and did not replace it. I returned from talking to family to find her on a gurney in a hallway filled with unmasked people. I replaced her mask.

She was admitted and 2 days later she was COVID+ . She declined very quickly after that.

There’s no legitimate excuse.

Carolyna Luna
2 weeks ago

Masto pals, looking for suggestions. My best friend is battling #cancer and, as a result of that and other conditions, it has become hard for her to play her heavy #guitars. She's looking for a lighter electric guitar so she can continue playing through her treatment. Not necessarily a short scale guitar, just a lighter one. Any #guitarist #musician have any recommendations I can give her on a specific brand or model? Boosts appreciated for reach 🤗🎸
#music

just had dinner and i can barely keep my eyes opened. tbh, though am a known insomniac, it wasn't until the breakout of the pandemic that i really couldn't sleep of worry. that and the last 4 months of this #cancer scare have wrecked me. tonight is the first time in i don't know how long, i will be going to sleep before midnight. and am going to thoroughly respect my body's wishes.

which is another reason to remind y'all #GetChecked #GetAMammo support the #strikes & demand #Medicare4All

Deirdre Saoirse Moen
2 weeks ago

Andreas Heldal-Lund, who created immensely valuable resources in early Internet criticism of #Scientology, has reportedly entered #hospice. :(

This piece from last year discusses his brain #cancer: https://tonyortega.org/2022/08/26/andreas-heldal-lund-who-stared-down-scientology-now-faces-his-own-mortality/

The Conversation U.S.
2 weeks ago

Combustion of cannabis, whether by smoking or vaping, releases particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs and cause tissue damage – the same as with tobacco.

The harms include impairments in blood vessel dilation, increased blood pressure and reduced heart function.

#health #cancer #cannabis
https://theconversation.com/many-people-think-cannabis-smoke-is-harmless-a-physician-explains-how-that-belief-can-put-people-at-risk-211601

A graphic with a poof of smoke reads: "Cannabis smoke shares many of the same toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke"

me, with ice on my operated boob

#GetChecked #GetAMammo #cancer

also,

🗣️ GO READ AUDRE LORDE's CANCER DIARIES, A RAY OF LIGHT

read it way before this #cancer scare am still in the middle of and let me tell you'nother sumthing:

🗣️ NOW I GET WHY SHE SAID SURVIVING & THRIVING IS POLITICAL WARFARE

if capitalists want to deny us the right to health care, the right to food, the right to shelter, THE RIGHT TO OUR LIFE, then they just want us dead. and that's not just #eugenics and #ClassWar, it's #fascism

Biden wants a 2nd term? then FORCE #MedicareForAll

CARING FOR 
MYSELF IS NOT 
SELF-INDULGENCE, 
IT IS  SELF-
PRESERVATION
AND THAT IS 
AN ACT OF 
POLITICAL 
WARFARE.

—Audre Lorde

won't know for another week (i think) if it's #cancer or not. so am not in the clear yet.

but let me tell you something:

every single doctor (all women, btw) told me had i waited another year to get a mammogram, it most likely would have developed into cancer.

so, for the love of your life and those who love you:

🗣️ GET A MAMMOGRAM

way too many #BlackWomen die of breast cancers, at younger ages, that could have been nipped at the bud had they gotten mammos in their 30s & 40s

#GetAMammo

The Conversation U.S.
3 weeks ago

Melanocytes are tiny skin protectors that produce melanins, guarding your skin against harmful UV rays. When they malfunction they can cause skin conditions like #cancer & vitiligo.

Researchers are turning to zebrafish to find the key to helping melanocyte cells regenerate, doing experiments they couldn’t do in humans 💡

#science #research #health
https://theconversation.com/zebrafish-are-a-scientists-favorite-for-early-stage-research-especially-to-study-human-blood-disorders-205110

Close-up of two zebrafish against a dark background.
Alan Kotok
3 weeks ago

Results of a clinical trial show one radiologist using software with artificial intelligence can detect more breast cancer cases in mammograms than current reviews by two radiologists.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45194

#News #Press #Science #Business #Cancer #BreastCancer #Mammogram #ClinicalTrial #ArtificialIntelligence #Algorithms #DeepLearning #Radiologist #Sweden #SouthKorea #Diagnostics #Detection

Empiricism
3 weeks ago

@dmje @james

347 cases out of a sample of 50,226 during ONLY 11.3 years of follow-up. The longer the exposure to smoke inhalation, the higher those rates will be.

"Elevated" (#cancer rates) compared to the average rates of cancers that occur in a population. The risk is accumulative in both time of exposure & exposure to other forms of air pollution.

The study ONLY focused on lung Cancer.

Wood smoke pollution increases ricks of heart attacks and dementia. https://www.dsawsp.org/health/health-effects

#science

The Conversation U.S.
3 weeks ago

Cytotoxic T cells in the body recognize and kill #cancer cells but quickly lose their effectiveness.

This fast dysfunction may help explain why immunotherapy doesn’t lead to long-term remission for many patients – and might lead to techniques to revive the immune system.

#health #science
https://theconversation.com/immune-cells-that-fight-cancer-become-exhausted-within-hours-of-first-encountering-tumors-new-research-210947

Microscopy image of T cell attacking cancer cell.
Empiricism
3 weeks ago

Methods - 50,226 women without prior lung cancer...women reported frequency of use of wood-burning stoves &/or fireplaces

Conclusions - Higher rates of #Cancer (compared to women that didn't burn wood) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2023.108128

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When l first moved to #Cumbria, #UK, village l now live in, l used to print & post the #science papers on the village notice board & try to inform local folk about the #health hazards of burning wood in their homes.

But, they defend their wood-burning doggedly

"You do you" is Eu-gen-ics.
3 weeks ago

Folk are dying at record numbers, of comorbidities of severe acute covid that are also implicated as post-acute sequelae of covid infection. ↺

Of course, ongoing hospital staffing attrition also contributes to elevated death tolls. Said attrition continues. ↺

[CDC next updates Sep 27.]

#ThisIsOurPolio #LongCovidKills #LongCovid #CovidIsNotOver #hospitals #nurses #HeartDisease #Diabetes #Alzheimers #Dementia #Sepsis #Cancer #Covid19 #DeathCult #LifeExpectancy

Chart: Elevated Circulatory Causes of Death: Annualized Deviation from 2015-2019 Average
Data: Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Census Bureau. Reflects death certs that do not identify covid as underlying cause.

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Dashed lines for annual data for years 2015 (as of January 1, 2016) through 2020, with solid dots for annualized data weekly from January 2021 through late June 2023. [Six weeks of subsequent CDC data incomplete, thus omitted from this chart.] Dotted lines indicate trendlines from Jan 2020 forward, for each disease category.

Legend:

• Hypertensive disease (+31K more annualized deaths vs. 2019)
• Cerebrovascular diseases (+14K)
• Heart failure (+4K)
• Ischemic heart disease (-1K)
• Other diseases of the circulatory system (+8K)
• Projected U.S. population

Caption:

Heart failure mortality stands out as having declined during the pandemic, remaining well below historical trendline to this day.

Ischemic heart disease deaths increased during the first year, but have been more or less declining toward baseline since then. (Notably, ischemic heart disease is the only subgroup to have been on a downward trajectory pre-pandemic.)

Hypertensive, cerebrovascular, and other diseases of the circulatory system, though each seeing declining annualized mortality in recent months, all remain well above historical trendline.
Chart: Elevated Non-Circulatory Causes of Death: Annualized Dev. from 2015-2019
Avg Data: CDC, Census. Reflects death certs that do not identify covid as underlying cause.

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Dashed lines 2015–20; solid dots for annualized Jan 2021–June 2023. [Six weeks incomplete data omitted.] Dotted lines for trends from Jan 2020 forward, for each disease category. Dash-dot line for sepsis trend had concerted effort at reduction in 2019 not occurred.

Legend:

• Diabetes (+11K more annualized deaths vs. 2019)
• Alzheimers and dementia (+19K)
• Renal failure (+5K)
• Sepsis (+4K)
• Malignant neoplasms (+13K)
• Projected U.S. 65+ population

Caption:

After spiking in first year of the pandemic, annualized Alzheimer disease and dementia mortality dropped just as swiftly, thereafter remaining near or below historical trend.

Diabetes mortality has not been so quick to recover from first year spike, only beginning to decline in the second half of last year, though still well above pre-pandemic trend.

Deaths by sepsis were markedly down in 2019, following a coordinated national effort by hospitals. Despite this, sepsis mortality has been climbing at a rate well above even pre-2019’s relatively flat trendline, for over three years now.

Renal failure deaths didn’t see an appreciable climb until the latter part of 2021, peaking only months ago. Meanwhile, malignant neoplasm (cancer) deaths, slower to manifest, have been suggestively creeping above trend for well over a year.