Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inhale Hope - Exhale the Stigma

We are excited as we plan for our 1st annual fundraiser for Mae's Breath Foundation, and what more fitting than to name it: Inhale Hope - Exhale the Stigma. We know that there is a huge misconception that lung cancer only happens to those that smoke, better yet the stigma of that's what happens when you smoke.
This is not the thinking we should display to those facing this horrid cancer.

Have you ever held you breath for more than a minute? It's hard isn't it? Well think how difficult when you are faced with lung cancer.... the lungs are infected with cells that basically cut ones mechanism to breathe.
I've seen it and it's not a pleasant thing to witness, nor is it nice to say a person deserves lung cancer because of their choices. Now is the time to cut the stigma, because it's this warped thinking that has not pushed for the proper funding and awareness that is necessary- To Breathe Should Not be Discriminatory.....

Join us at Studio 580
580 8th Avenue and 38th street, 5th floor, New York, Ny

Date: November 5th
Time: 8:00 -  10:00 pm (prompt)
Fee: $100

Light Hor Doeurves
Wine and Beer (Open Bar)
Guest Singer- Rhonda Venet
Silent Auction (Cash)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Lung Cancer Pill Highlights Improved Way of Treating Patients

A new drug to combat a certain type of lung cancer is being hailed today as an "amazing development" by medical experts.

The drug crizotinib (Xalkori), manufactured by Pfizer and approved last week by the Food and Drug Administration, is intended for a small number of patients.
The twice-daily capsules are meant for patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have a unique gene known as an abnormal anaplastic lymphoma kinase(ALK). An ALK gene causes cancer growth and development.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sniff out Lung Cancer with a dog??

German researchers report in the European Respiratory Journal that dogs can be trained to detect lung cancer by sniffing human breath. The scientists worked with an admittedly small number of canines — just four, including two German shepherds, a Lab and an Australian shepherd — but the dogs had good success. They were able to suss out cancer in 71 out of 100 breath samples from lung cancer patients, and were able to correctly identify 93% of cancer-free samples, giving them an impressively low rate of false positives.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tobacco giants suing FDA over warning labels mandate

(CNN) -- Five tobacco companies, including some of the largest in the United States, filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Tuesday, alleging that government-mandated graphic warning labels on cigarette packages unconstitutionally infringe on the companies' rights.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Curveball

As the country is in a stir over the abundant rising debt, and the debt ceiling and cutting government spending; One can't help but wonder what does all of this madness mean for the very relevant health issues
that won't go away. I worry that with these side tracks (though prevalent), more and more Americans will lose there fight in the war in cancer.

It's time for all Americans to take a stand and speak up for "All" cancers. We're losing too many lives,
and many of these lives are getting younger and younger.

The phrase of dying from natural causes and old age seems to be a thing of the past.
The curveballs in life never seem to cease.

Stay encouraged!

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Warriors of Lung Cancer

The Warrior of Lung Cancer

Yea, though I walk alone. I know that I'm not,
for a loved one far and near keeps a prayer
in my memory, they hold the very thing that is
needed and that is hope. The soldier of lung cancer
is not just the diseased cell ripping though my body,
but the determinance, strength, and perseverance
of a relentless warrior. May all the warriors know that they
not battle alone.

We are with you.

Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo