Cancer news in brief for the week of July 9th

The world's fastest camera, developed by UCLA engineers, is being used to detect rogue cancer cells.

EPHRATA, Pa. – Batter Up! Baseball season is in full swing and the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is bringing Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby events to eight Minor League Baseball Stadiums across the state.

There is no more poignant time in one’s life as the moment you are told “You have cancer.” For most people, it means the beginning of a difficult journey which may or may not have an obvious clinical endpoint.

Lawrence Tyler and Carol Brown have been friends since high school but recently joined forces to create a photography business, Tyler Brown Photography, in York, PA. They do it all- weddings, parties, portraits. But, recently, they’ve created a special project about something that has touched both of their lives deeply: cancer.

When Joy Lindsay was diagnosed with bi-lateral breast cancer in Oct 2010, she wanted two things more than anything else: to be able to drive ad to be able to keep working. Joy has been an employee at Harsco for 25 years and is currently the Corporate Communications Administrative Assistant there.

(Harrisburg) -- Surviving cancer is often times the most daunting challenge a person faces in life. While many people feel grateful or proud to have survived cancer, others feel guilty.

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2012—The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) applauds Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) who, along with Senators Collins (R-ME), Brown (D-OH), Murkowski (R-AK), Shaheen (D-NH), Heller (R-NV), Warner (D-VA) and Grassley (R-IA) introduced legislation, S. 3237, aimed at ending breast cancer. Similar legislation, H.R. 3067, was introduced in the House of Representatives last fall by Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA-33) and Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH-2) and currently has more than 210 bipartisan cosponsors.

As the U.S. population grows in number and in age, the question of how we will continue to provide health care for our citizens is a critical one. An imminent nursing shortage—as evidenced by the lack of sufficient students currently enrolled in nursing programs—has made nursing one of the most in-demand careers in coming decades, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting better than average job growth for the field between 2010 and 2020.

It’s easy for someone to feel alone after a cancer diagnosis when there are more than 900 different types of cancer, various stages of recovery, countless treatment options and multiple emotional struggles that one might endure.

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”  This quote from an unknown author caught my attention. Always having been a seeker, having been diagnosed with cancer has only deepened my seeking behaviors. After you read this blog, you will either be intrigued or think I have lost my marbles. Either way, I have been awakened to the many sources available to us that we often ignore or think not to be credible.

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