Bone Cancer

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Posted by r2d2 03/02/2009 @ 10:04

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World's tallest dog loses leg to bone cancer - San Francisco Chronicle
His owner, Sandy Hall, says well-wishers from around the world have been calling to see how he's doing. She says Gibson will undergo chemotherapy. A certified therapy dog, Gibson will soon return to work — visiting cancer patients, sick children,...
Mark Herzlich faces cancer fight head on - Boston Herald
On Tuesday, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that is found in the bone or soft tissue and occurs most frequently in male teenagers. Back home in the Philadelphia area, Herzlich is being treated at the University of...
Wayman Tisdale: Dead at 44 - Alternative Health Journal
By Dan Sevigny, Community Contributor -- Published: May 15, 2009 Wayman "Tizzy" Tisdale, three time All-American of Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA died this morning after an arduous two-year battle with bone cancer....
BC linebacker Herzlich is diagnosed with cancer - Boston Globe
Ewing's sarcoma is a form of bone cancer that strikes an estimated 250 people annually in the United States. "It shows up with an ache or a pain, occasionally with a lump or swelling that someone notices," said Dr. David Harmon, a bone cancer...
Gutsy girl beats bone cancer - New Straits Times
By : Teresa Yong KUALA LUMPUR: When doctors told Munirah Suhaidi she had bone cancer of the right thigh two years ago, her initial reaction was shock and disbelief. Eighteen days after her operation, doctors told Munirah Suhaidi to get up and walk and...
World's tallest dog loses leg to bone cancer - Dickinson Press
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Cancer Stem Cells May Be Related To Prognosis In Primary Breast Cancer - Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (May 14, 2009) — Breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy prior to surgery had heightened levels of cancer-initiating stem cells in their bone marrow, and the level of such cells correlated to a tumor's lymph node involvement,...
Magnets Help Young Bone Cancer Patients -
Almost 1000 people find out they have bone cancer every year, and the majority of them are children. The disease makes growing up a painful experience, with dozens of surgeries. Now magnets are helping kids keep their limbs and grow up without pain....
Wayman Tisdale Loses Life to Aggressive Cancer - Post Chronicle
by Jim Brogan Wayman Tisdale, who had been battling cancer for a long time, lost his leg to cancer before losing his life Friday - and the last few years have not been easy. Wayman had a form of bone cancer in his leg that proved to be aggressive after...
Microwaves to treat liver cancer - BBC News
The university has also secured NHS funding to adapt and develop the technique for bone cancer. Dr Peter Clegg, from the University of Bath, said: "The microwave is a treatment where we make a needle, which can be placed into a tumour....

Bone cancer in cats and dogs

The most common bone tumor is called osteosarcoma, which usually affects older dogs or giant breed dogs. Osteosarcoma seems to be rare in cats. Osteosarcoma is an aggressive cancer that can develop in any bone of the body but the majority is seen in the limbs (eg elbow or the knee).

Dogs with limb osteosarcoma typically show lameness and swelling at the affected site. For other sites, dogs may show difficulty to open their mouth (if jaw bone cancer), nasal discharge (if nasal cavity bone cancer) or neurological signs (if spine bone cancer).

The initial evaluation involves X-rays of the affected site, but the only way to confirm the diagnosis is by tissue biopsy.

Depending on the pet's unique condition, there are several treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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Meg Wolff

Meg Wolff is a two-time cancer survivor (bone cancer and breast cancer) from Maine, an author and a macrobiotic expert.

Wolff was born in 1957 as Margaret DeCoste and grew up in Westbrook, Maine, a suburb of Portland, the second of five children.

Wolff has been married to Tom Wolff since August 1982. They have two children, Francis and Cammie.

At age 33, Wolff was diagnosed with bone cancer and had her leg amputated. She had a 4-year-old son, Francis, and a 6-month-old daughter, Cammie, at the time. Eight years later, at age 41, Wolff was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

Wolff exhausted all conventional medical treatment – surgery, radiation, chemotherapy – but doctors gave her no hope. She learned that a diet based on whole grains, beans and vegetables (macrobiotic) might help and started eating this healthy way. After switching to this diet, her health started to improve.

Wolff has a Web site that offers help and support to anyone dealing with cancer, information about diet and health, inspiring survivor stories, links to helpful resources, and recipes. She also has a blog that is building a community of people all over the world who are interested in living a healthy life. Wolff teaches macrobiotic cooking and lectures around the United States.

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Kevin Sharp (country singer)

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Kevin Grant Sharp (born December 10, 1970 in Redding, California) is an American country music artist, author, and motivational speaker. Sharp made his debut on the country music scene in 1997 with a cover of R&B artist Tony Rich's single "Nobody Knows", a cover which topped the Billboard country charts for four weeks. Sharp's debut album, Measure of a Man, was released the same year, producing additional Top 5 singles in "If You Love Somebody" and "She's Sure Taking It Well". A second album for Elektra/Asylum, entitled Love Is, was released in 1998. It did not perform as well as his first album, however, and he was dropped from their roster. He did not record another album until 2005's Make a Wish, released on the independent Cupit label.

Having survived a rare form of bone cancer in his teenage years, Sharp has also become actively involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He has also written an inspirational book about his experience, and occasionally tours the United States as a motivational speaker, while maintaining his career in country music.

Kevin Sharp was born in 1970 in northern California. When he was seven years old, his family moved to Weiser, Idaho to open a restaurant. Sharp performed in local musicals in high school, and stayed active in music after his family moved back to California in 1985. Starting in 1989, he began to experience dizziness and fatigue. He was later diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and given little chance of recovery. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation (a foundation which helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses), sharp met record producer David Foster, with whom he soon became friends. After two years of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Sharp's cancer went into remission by the early 1990s, although he permanently lost all of his hair as a result of the radiation treatment.

After overcoming his cancer, Sharp worked at an amusement park in Santa Clara, California, while working on a demo tape, which he sent to various talent shows, and later to David Foster. Foster introduced him to A&R representatives, and by 1996, Sharp was signed to Asylum Records. His debut album, Measure of a Man, was released in November 1996. The album's lead-off single, a cover of Tony Rich's "Nobody Knows", spent four weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. He became a spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and was awarded the foundation's Wish Granter of the Year Award in 1997; in addition, he was named New Touring Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association, and nominated for Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. In 1998, Sharp collapsed backstage at the TNN Music City News Country Awards, and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, due to problems with steel rods in his hip. As a result, he had to cancel several tour dates. Measure of a Man produced two more Top 5 country singles in "She's Sure Taking It Well" and "If You Love Somebody". However, the album's fourth single, "There's Only You", peaked at #43. His second album, Love Is, also failed to produce any successful singles, and Sharp was eventually dropped from Elektra's roster.

Sharp continues to perform as a musician, as well as a motivational speaker. He is also a spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2004, he wrote an inspirational book, titled Tragedy's Gift. His third album, Make a Wish, was released on the independent Cupit Records label in 2005, although none of its four singles charted.

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Benita Hume

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Benita Hume (14 October 1906 – 1 November 1967), was an English film actress born in London.

She appeared in 44 films between 1925 and 1955. She was married to actor Ronald Colman from 1938 to his death in 1958. She starred with him in both versions of the situation comedy The Halls of Ivy, an NBC radio program (1949-1952) and a CBS television show (1954-1955). She was married to actor George Sanders from 1959 to her death in 1967. Her brother was screenplay writer Cyril Hume.

She died in Egerton, England from bone cancer at age 61. In addition to Sanders her other survivor was her daughter, Juliet, with Colman.

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Ulla Jacobsson

Ulla Jacobsson (23 May 1929 – 20 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who is perhaps best known for playing the only female role in the film Zulu.

Jacobsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Originally a stage actress, she started appearing in English language films in the early 1960s and tended to play serious and anxious looking characters. She first become known internationally for nude scenes in One Summer of Happiness. Other notable roles include Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, The Heroes of Telemark and la Servante. A role in the American film Love Is a Ball was an attempt to make her a sex symbol.

She was married to Swedish scientist Hans Winfried Rohsmann (1918-2002). Jacobsson's film career tailed off in the 1970s, and she died in Vienna, Austria from bone cancer at age 53.

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Joy Davidman

Helen Joy Gresham (April 18, 1915 – July 13, 1960) was an American poet and writer, a radical communist, and an atheist until her conversion to Christianity in the late 1940s. Her first husband was the writer William Lindsay Gresham. They had two children together: David and Douglas. Her second marriage was to the writer and Oxford don, C. S. Lewis.

After she and Lewis met, Joy separated from her first husband and moved to England with her two sons, David and Douglas Gresham. Lewis at first regarded her as an agreeable intellectual companion and personal friend, and it was at least overtly on this level that he agreed to enter into a civil marriage contract with her so that she could continue to live in the UK. It then became clear that she had terminal bone cancer, and the relationship developed to the point that they sought a Christian marriage. Since she was divorced, this was not straightforward in the Church of England at the time, but a friend, the Rev. Peter Bide, performed the ceremony at Joy's hospital bed on March 21, 1956.

She recovered briefly, but eventually succumbed to bone cancer on July 13, 1960, aged 45. Lewis wrote A Grief Observed in response to her death.

Shadowlands, a dramatized version of her life with Lewis by William Nicholson, has twice been filmed. In 1985, a television version was made by the BBC starring Joss Ackland as Lewis and Claire Bloom as Gresham. A cinema film version was released in 1993, with Anthony Hopkins as Jack (C. S. Lewis) and Debra Winger as Joy. Both are available on DVD.

Nicholson's work, in part drawing on Douglas Gresham's book Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C S Lewis (Macmillan USA 1988, HarperCollins, 1989), was also performed in London as an award-winning stage play in 1989-90. The play transferred successfully to Broadway in 1990-91 and was revived in London in 2007.

This epitaph by C. S. Lewis was originally written on the death of Charles Williams; he later adapted it to place on his wife's grave.

Letter to a Comrade. Yale University Press, 1938.

Anya. The Macmillan Company, 1940.

War Poems of the United Nations: The Songs and Battle Cries of a World at War. Three Hundred Poems. One Hundred and Fifty Poets from Twenty Countries. Joy Davidman, editor. Dial Press, 1943.

Weeping Bay. MacMillan, 1950.

Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments in Terms of Today. Foreword by C. S. Lewis. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1954.

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Arthur H. Landis

Arthur Harold Landis born Birmingham, Alabama 1917 died of bone cancer in Los Angeles January 1986 was a fantasy, fiction and non-fiction author.

Born to a family of vaudeville performers, Landis later travelled throughout the American West working at a variety of jobs. In 1937 he enlised in the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of the International Brigade in Spain during the civil war, serving as a scout and artillery spotter. He served in the battles of Aragon and Teruel and before departing Spain was able load his unit's archives on the unit onto a ship that left the country.

In 1965 Landis wrote a fantasy novel A World Called Camelot. He later published sequels Camelot in Orbit (1978), The Magick of Camelot (1981), and Home to Avalon (1982).

In 1967 Landis published his non fiction book The Abraham Lincoln Brigade that was the result of many years of research and interviews with survivors of the Brigade.

Landis and Mandy Harriman, a fellow International Brigade veteran started Camelot Publishing, whose product included the magazines Coven 13 that printed a variety of fantasy and witchcraft stories including the two part story Let There Be Magick under the nom de plume of James R. Keaveny that was another name for A World Called Camelot. He also published Dealer's Voice a motorcycle magazine.

In 1972 he published Spain the Unfinished Revolution through Camelot publishing. He was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples by the Soviet Union.

Two years after his death, Death in the Olive Groves: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 a re-edited and shorter version of his The Abraham Lincoln Brigade was published.

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Source : Wikipedia