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22 year old Breast cancer survivor

This young woman is dealing with cancer in a different way than some others in the same circumstances. Here’s hoping everything turns out great.

This time last year I was in the middle of four months of chemotherapy treatments. I was bald as an egg and was planning a double mastectomy.

My how things have changed.

Now I have a college diploma, a clean report from my doctors, and my very own desk at FOX News Channel in New York. My breast cancer ordeal couldn’t be further behind me.     Here’s the rest

Wonder Woman Day

Fund raiser for Domestic Violence Shelters in Portland OR and Flemington, NJ Domestic Violence shelters.

Molly Ivins

With everything that is happening in the country this year I can’t help but think of Molly Ivins. She would be having the time of her life watching and commenting on the election.  Unfortunately we lost Ms. Ivins to breast cancer on January 3, 2007.  She finally succumbed to breast cancer the third time it attacked.

Molly’s final column was run shortly before her death.  I like to think she’s been watching lately and been enjoying it.

We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we’re for them and trying to get them out of there.

You can read the rest here

Congratulations! It’s breast cancer!

Okay really?  You don’t buy the cake, just the pan so you can frost it however you want to to “celebrate” your disease of choice.  I know sometimes the other cancers get mad at breast cancer for all the attention it gets so here is a link for every color ribbon and it’s meaning.  For example if you see a ribbon that is Orange, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Purple it is for STD awareness.   No, I’m not kidding, really.

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The women of clinical trials

The Baltimore Sun has just finished running a six part series about clinical trials for a breast cancer “vaccine” and some of the women who have been part it. All of these women have metastatic disease and have been told from the beginning not to expect a cure from this treatment. You can read the articles here

82 Percent Of Americans Think Health Care System Needs Major Overhaul

Wow, just Wow!

Americans are dissatisfied with the U.S. health care system and 82 percent think it should be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt, according to a survey by The Commonwealth Fund. Also The Commonwealth Fund Commission on A High Performance Health System released a report outlining what an ideally organized U.S. health care system would look like, and detailing strategies that could create that organized, efficient health care system while simultaneously improving care and cutting costs.

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Media request

Hello, my name is Emily Graham and I work with ABC News based out of Phoenix, Az (www.ABCNewsOnCampus.com). As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am working on a story and would like to find someone who is between the ages of 18-late 20s to speak with. The focus of my story is on how many young people are affected by this cancer yet many still believe this cancer can only hit those that are older.

I’m based out of Arizona so it would be great if someone in Arizona who has battled the disease or currently battling could contact me to further discuss this story. Please contact me at      emily.graham@abcnewsoncampus.com.

Best of luck and have a great day,

Emily Graham
Bureau Chief
ABC News on Campus
Phoenix, Az

Curing cancer with shoes

Okay so we can’t cure cancer with shoes even if they make us feel better.  QVC will be having their annual  FFANY  Shoes on Sale show in Wednesday, October 15th from 7 to 10 pm eastern time.  If you’re new to this here’s how it works; Tons of shoes will be shown and will be sold at half price.  The net proceeds are donated to a variety of breast cancer research and education charities.

Here’s the list of shoe designers represented this year.  There may well be more.  Also a word, if you’re really into shoes don’t bother trying to tape or tivo this.  The shoes are usually gone quite quickly.

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How’s your economy?

Like most of you I’ve been following the economy and wondering what to expect next. Suze Orman was on last night and I have to admit I was a bit shocked by her predictions that the economy is going to be in recovery until 2015!

I hope she’s wrong but I guess our best bet is to prepare as if she’s right. How are you scaling back? Is the economy changing your life in a significant way? What are you doing to save money?

Here’s the link where she explains the situation.  I can’t seem to get it to post to the blog.