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(NAPSI)—There’s hopeful news for the estimated 2.5 million American men who are currently living with prostate cancer.i Recent studies and analyses have demonstrated that men with advanced prostate cancer are now living longer than ever.ii,iii While this is encouraging, managing the disease over a longer period of time may create physical and emotional burdens for both patients and their caregivers.
(NAPSI)—It’s a fact: up to 85 percent of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes.1 While hot flashes and other symptoms are a common rite of passage in menopause, opinions on treatment with hormone therapy (HT) have been anything but universal—but that is changing.
A group of local small businesses came together for a “day of shopping” fundraiser event on Oct. 20 to raise money for cancer awareness.
Direct selling businesses included Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Origami Owl and Scentsy candles, and the event featured businesses owned by mothers including Itty Bitty Posh children’s clothing, Telili Bowtique jewelry, Loom Bands by Christina, Roxx of love beaded jewelry and Celina’s empanadas.
On Oct. 19 the second annual cancer walk was held by Sincede Hair Studio located in Ozone Park. The event drew an enthusiastic group of 70 people who marched in solidarity to honor those who have fallen victim to cancer and those who are currently fighting their battle.
Hanging from businesses and residences along the route were pink and purple balloons. The march was a single block walk around the block of 93 Street and Crossbay Boulevard.
(NewsUSA) - The latest victory in the Myriad Genetics case in Australia, allowing Myriad Genetics to patent isolated DNA, has sparked new debate over the development of new drugs to treat cancer.
The Museum of Moving Image, The Soundtrack Series - Music Video Edition, Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30-11 p.m., 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Features stories of music videos of Morrisey, Beyonce, etc. Contact: Dana Rossi, firstname.lastname@example.org, (917) 232-1931, $12.
(BPT) - The grim reality is that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. But women don’t need to sit back and wait for breast cancer to happen.
(BPT) - Cate Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Edwards, became part of the cancer community in 2004 when her mother was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Shocked and defiant, Edwards and her mother assembled the best team of healthcare providers and confronted the cancer with grace, courage and perseverance.
One Summer Day, a one-act music drama, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 5, 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 37th Street and 31st Avenue, Astoria. Contact: (646) 831-3303, susanstoderl.net.
(StatePoint) Unfortunately, too many of us know someone - a family member, friend or colleague - who is affected by breast cancer. In fact, breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in U.S. women, according to the American Cancer Society.
(NAPSI)—Take a look around—at the grocery store, school open houses, the mall, the park—it’s all around you—one in eight women will get breast cancer.1 While this may seem like just another sad statistic, it’s real and will most likely touch your life in one way or another. However, what if you could do something for yourself, loved ones and friends to increase the chance of breast cancer survival? Fortunately, you can and all it takes is a visit to your healthcare professional and a simple risk assessment test called BREVAGen™. BREVAGen is a scientifically validated risk assessment test for sporadic breast cancer that provides five-year and lifetime predictive risk assessments to more accurately evaluate a woman’s risk of developing sporadic, hormone-dependent breast cancer.
Whether it’s scheduling a checkup for a husband, driving Grandpa to a doctor’s appointment or making sure a teenage son eats something other than junk food, women often act as guardians of the health of their male loved ones. Women seem naturally cast in the role of caregivers, and it’s not unusual for a woman to know more about men’s health issues – such as heart health – than the males in her life do. When it comes to prostate cancer, women’s knowledge and involvement can be life-saving for their loved ones.
(BPT) - One out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The good news is when caught early, it is very treatable. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is almost 100 percent because many men receive an early diagnosis.
The growing use of electronic cigarettes is sparking serious debate among health professionals, regulators, users and the public.
E-cigarettes, which contain nicotene but not tobacco, are battery-powered devices that use heat to produce a vapor and smoking sensation designed to be similar to regular cigarettes.
As the sun beats down on Queens and the region in the season’s strongest heat wave yet, a bill designed to protect children from overexposure to our home star’s waves of energy is making its way to Gov. Cuomo’s desk.
Whether he will sign it is not yet known.
(NAPSI)—As a professional golfer, it has always been important to me to stay in shape—and you can do so, too. As a matter of fact, my commitment to health and fitness has been a big part of my success in golf, winning tournaments over the course of five decades. However, as I get older, I realize that it takes a little bit more stretching, a little more training and a little more recovery time to keep in shape.
(NewsUSA) - For childhood cancer survivors, eating right, exercising and taking good care of yourself all around are of the utmost importance. Now more than ever, cancer survivors of all ages must also remember to be extra cautious in the sun.
The Helping Hands team from the 2010 Relay for Life of Middle Village. The event began in 2003 with 19 teams, raising $52,000. Last year, 60 teams and 138 cancer survivors raised a total of $190,000 which goes to the American Cancer Society.
Each year, the American Cancer Society sponsors hundreds of walkathons called Relay for Life and, while the goal of these events is to raise money for cancer research, those responsible for putting the relays together say they mean much more than that.
“The power of Relay is so strong,” Leslie Orlovsky, the senior director of special events for the American Cancer Society, said. “I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector for 16 years now and I’ve done other walkathons but with Relay, it is so emotional and so personal, and I think people bond at these events.”
(NAPSI)—According to the American Cancer Society, there’s some good news about childhood cancer: The vast majority of children with cancer will survive for many years. While cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15, more kids are living, more families remain whole, and more days once filled with grief are spent celebrating life.
Concert to fight cancer, aid students, honor Marge
“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email email@example.com or visit dorsky.org.
On Sunday, April 21, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Howard Beach held its first Classic Car Show. More than 50 owners of vintage street machines showed up to raise money for the cause. Over $1,400 was raised.
Neil Trinchese, top, who participates inthe Howard Beach Relay each year in honor of his wife Kim, who beat breast cancer, poses with his classic Corvette, while organizers John P. Bellico, left, John Bellico, Mary Ann Bellico, who is a cancer survivor, Jessica Genna and John Genna enjoy the show.
Representatives of the American Cancer Society and North Shore-LIJ Health System at a kickoff recruitment event at Queens College on Friday, promoting a prevention study aimed at studying local causes of cancer.
The American Cancer Society is launching a borough-wide cancer prevention study aimed at identifying the lifestyle factors that cause the disease.
The group hosted a recruitment drive at Queens College last Friday, urging students and community leaders to promote cancer research by participating in the study, Cancer Prevention Study-3.