We love a cool fashion collab! But this time around, it's not about a designer partnering with a big box store to create stylish yet affordable clothing—it's for an amazing cause. Fabulous and Fighting is a brand-new New York City-based charity that gathers clothing donated from brands like Dolce Vita and uses them to set up popup shops in hospitals where everything is free for cancer patients. The organization's mission is to empower patients with the beauty and self-confidence to maintain a positive outlook during treatment, as well as to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with cancer. Women's Health chatted with executive director and co-founder Bethany Heinrich to find out more about the amazing charity. WH: Why did you decide to start Fabulous and Fighting?Bethany: I was inspired by another organization that provides hair-care and cosmetic products [to women] going through treatment and saw there was an opportunity for the fashion … [Read more...] about How Dolce Vita and a New Charity are Helping Cancer Patients
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When you’re battling breast cancer, worrying about how to navigate the healthcare system is one of the last things you want to think about. “It’s this complex maze of screening for the cancer, then confirming it’s cancer, and then actually treating it,” says Marc Hurlbert, Ph.D, executive director of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Enter: breast cancer patient navigators, people (such as nurses) who help patients ensure they get timely and high-quality care by steering them through issues that arise, whether they’re financial, language-related, logistical, or even just making sure patients understand what their treatment involves. A Patient Navigator’s RoleAnd if a patient is confused and overwhelmed right after a diagnosis, a patient navigator might sit with her and talk through all of the information she’s just received. “My role is to step in and assist with empowering that woman with information, helping her understand … [Read more...] about The Amazing Breast Cancer Resource You Haven’t Heard Of
(Natural News) Early-stage trials have shown that high doses of vitamin C can help to fight blood cancer. While the cancer-fighting ability of this vitamin has long been known, the study shed some new light on its effects on leukemia.Researchers at the Perlmutter Cancer Center carried out a study using mice who had been engineered to be deficient in the TET2 enzyme, which is believed to protect against blood cancer and heart disease. They found that injecting high doses of vitamin C could stop leukemia cancer stem cells that had been implanted from humans into the mice from growing. Essentially, the researchers think that the vitamin tells faulty stem cells found in our bone marrow to die. In addition, they discovered that combining the vitamin with a type of drug known as a PARP inhibitor boosted its effects.The study was published in the journal Cell, and the researchers suggest that vitamin C could be used to treat these types of cancer in conjunction with conventional treatments … [Read more...] about Vitamin C found to halt blood cancer when administered in high doses… so why won’t the cancer industry use it?
(Natural News) An exciting medical breakthrough published in the science journal Oncotarget has discovered the astonishing ability of concentrated vitamin C to halt the growth of cancer tumor stem cells.The study, conducted at the University of Salford in Manchester — (see full text of the study at this link) — tested the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism for seven substances:Three natural substances, including vitamin CThree experimental pharmaceuticalsOne clinical drug currently in widespread useThe study’s astonishing results reveal “the first evidence that Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells (CSCs), the cells responsible for fuelling fatal tumours,” reports the flagship science publisher Alpha Galileo.Led by Michael P. Lisanti and Gloria Bonuccelli, the study results astonished researchers when it found that vitamin C worked up to 10 times better than a pharmaceutical cancer drug at interfering with cancer … [Read more...] about Vitamin C breakthrough discovery: Low-cost nutrient halts growth of cancer stem cells… 1000% more effective than cancer drug… peer-reviewed science confirms powerful effects
Being diagnosed with prostate cancer may trigger a range of feelings, including fear, anxiety, depression, and disbelief. While everyone finds their own way to cope with a diagnosis, prostate cancer blogs may help you to feel as though you are not alone. We have selected the best prostate cancer blogs. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer types in men, with around 161,360 new cases in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Around 1 in 7 men will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime. Although around 26,730 yearly deaths occur from prostate cancer among U.S. men, most men who are diagnosed with the condition do not die from the disease; more than 2.9 million U.S. men who have received a prostate cancer diagnosis "at some point are still alive today." Healthcare providers will help you to determine the most effective course of care for your condition. However, prostate cancer blogs can help you to connect with people who … [Read more...] about The 10 best prostate cancer blogs
As the healthcare industry continues to move to value-based care with its emphasis on patient experience and reducing costs, some hospitals and health systems are putting stock in a new leadership role: chief experience officer (CXO). Hospitals that designate a C-suite executive expect to benefit financially from higher patient satisfaction scores and positive publicity. It’s still a relatively new focus in healthcare but it’s growing. In a 2016 survey by Vocera Communications, 44% of healthcare organizations reported having a chief experience officer, and 39% of those reported directly to the CEO or president of the organization. A 2017 survey by The Beryl Institute counted CXOs at 58% of hospitals and health systems, up from just 22% in 2013. “There’s a growing recognition that if you are going to deliver exceptional quality and safety, that needs to be coupled with empathy and respect,” says Liz Boehm, research director for Vocera’s Experience … [Read more...] about The newest faces in hospital C-suites are focusing on patient engagement
While medicine has come a long way in the early detection and effective treatment of cancer, the methods embraced by mainstream medical practice are clearly not successful enough: cancer remains among the top ten causes of death, not just in the United States but in many countries across the globe. And, too, most cancer patients are faced with three basic choices to treat their disease: surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. That is way natural therapies, like the enzyme bromelain, found naturally in pineapples, has given new hope to people who are trying to treat their cancer with lifestyle changes like diet. And preliminary studies have certainly given them reasons to be optimistic. Bromelain is the active substance found in the steam and fruits of pineapples. Because bromelain is what is called a protease enzyme, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation is now thought to be an important risk factor for cancer and allows cancer cells to thrive and spread; this is one … [Read more...] about Pineapple: A Superfood with Cancer-Fighting Potential
Alimta, Eli Lilly’s cash cow drug for lung cancer treatment is under attack. Interestingly, Lilly is attempting to defend Alimta’s patent with vitamins! Vitamins are typically discouraged when taking chemotherapy because they interfere with the effectiveness of the drug. Alimta is different. This lung cancer drug requires vitamin treatment. Why? To prevent the drug from killing too many patients before they can cash in! Alimta, by design, interferes with the metabolic effects of the vitamin folate, allowing it to prevent normal cell division. This stops the growth of cancerous tumor cells. This is the typical mode of operation for most cancer drugs. However, there is no ‘smart drug’ that knows the difference between cancer cells and healthy cells. As a result, healthy cells are killed with chemotherapy as well. This effect of cancer drugs, along with their extreme toxicity, is what makes them so deadly. In fact, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy are … [Read more...] about Lilly’s Lung Cancer Drug Requires Vitamins To Reduce Death Rate
Perhaps many of you with cancer have wondered and are still wondering: “What should I do? Listen to my oncologist or try another approach regarding treating my cancer? “ This decision you have to take by yourself and no one can take this decision in your place. However, before taking a decision that could turn up vital(like the one above), you should consider facts. You should be well informed about all treatment options, survival rates and what scientific studies (in vitro and in vivo, on animals and clinical trials on humans), state about each of them so that your decision would be one based on facts, one that maximizes your chances of survival and beating your cancer. So, let’s have a look of your cancer treatment options. Let us start with conventional treatment options in this article : Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation. Approximately 6.5 million people die every year due to … [Read more...] about Should one use conventional cancer treatments (chemotheraphy or radiation)?
When you are struggling to deal with cancer, chances are you’re struggling financially as well. Being off work, spending your hard earned money on treatments, and trying to become more natural has its investment. Of course, the pay off can be far worth the outlay, but for some people, more expensive therapies just don’t make sense when they look at their household budget. For these reasons, it’s nice to have more economical options so you can manage your approach and not stress about the financial implications. Most of us know that vitamin C is a potent immune system builder, and that cancer is an immune related symptom. However, until just recently no one really knew what effects this vitamin could have on cancer, especially when injected intravenously. Based on earlier research pioneered by Linus Pauling, a chemist from Oregon State University who is now recognized as the world’s biggest proponent of vitamin C, new research reported in the … [Read more...] about Two Affordable and Natural Therapies Proven To Heal Cancer