POSTS WITH TAG: cancer

Mom who refused cancer treatment to save unborn baby dies

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New Year's Eve was a somber day for this Utah family who made headlines back in September. Kathy Taylor, the woman who refused cancer treatment while pregnant with her sixth child, lost her battle with terminal cancer. The 34-year-old mother was diagnosed with melanoma six months into her pregnancy and did everything she could to make sure her unborn son was given a chance to live. It's so heartbreaking that baby Luke couldn't make it. He was born two weeks premature and passed away from an infection two weeks later on September 27. I don't know how this family is able to survive in the face of so much tragedy. Taylor's husband, Nathan, opened up about her death and his words will make you cry.

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7 Cancer causing foods you're probably eating

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Over the past several years I have read numerous books and blogs and watched several documentaries about nutrition and the problems caused by the overly processed foods that are so prevalent in the American diet. And over the years I have mostly gradually--and sometimes abruptly--eliminated many of the biggest health offenders from my diet and that of my immediately family. I don't take things to the extreme, and I'm okay with occasional slip or indulgence, but for the most part, I have a pretty clean diet. To be honest, after so much research, I've determined that some foods are just not worth the risk--especially easily avoidable foods that have been linked to cancer. Keep reading to find out which seven cancer causing foods--which you're probably eating--you must avoid.

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TV host rejects chemo to save her baby's life

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What should have been one of the happiest times in a first-time mother's life quickly turned into a living nightmare. Within months of finding out she was pregnant with her first child, 26-year-old television host Qui Yuanyuan was diagnosed with cancer. Determined to have her baby, Yuanyuan made the ultimate sacrifice: she chose not to undergo chemotherapy in favor of keeping her baby. Ultimately, her decision cost Yuanyuan her life, but not before she gave birth to a healthy baby boy--and a nationwide debate over whether or not what she did was truly selfless. Unbelievable!

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Pomegranate: 5 amazing benefits of this winter super fruit

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From being revered as the symbol for fertility and prosperity to a fruit send by God to bring emotional and physical peace among the mankind, pomegranate has held many titles, and now this exotic fruit is being touted for its many great benefits, one of which includes weight loss. Let's look at five ways how pomegranate helps you lose weight and boosts your overall health.

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Lorena Rojas aspira protagónico de telenovela a pesar del cáncer

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Esta mujer tiene temple de acero. Por supuesto hablo de Lorena Rojas, quien ha sido todo un ejemplo de lucha y optimismo. Con su recién descubierta reincidencia en el cáncer, que le fue detectado por primera vez en 2008, la actriz participa en las audiciones de la telenovela "Amor con trampa", del productor Emilio Larrosa. Aspira nada menos que al papel protagónico y por lo visto, el trabajo es su mejor inyección de ánimo y fe.

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Muere Brittany Maynard, la mujer con cáncer incurable en el cerebro

Se dice que la esperanza es lo último que se pierde y eso es justamente lo que ya no tenía Brittany Maynard, la joven de 29 años que se había convertido en la cara del derecho a morir con dignidad. La mujer, quien tenía un avanzado e incurable cáncer en el cerebro y terribles síntomas, murió acompañada por sus seres queridos en su propia casa, en el estado de Oregon.

Tengo más de media hora llorando con la noticia y con el video que dejó esta valiente muchacha, quien no llegó a cumplir los 30 años, y decidió irse antes de que el tumor le causara mayor sufrimiento a ella y a sus familiares. Sé que los que la sobreviven están desolados, pero espero que encuentren consuelo en saber que no padeció demasiado. Lo digo como hija de alguien que murió de cáncer. Nadie se merece pasar por algo así.

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Brittany Maynard may not end her life on November 1st

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Brittany Maynard launched an online video campaign on October 6th with Compassion and Choices. She was fighting for expanding death with dignity laws nationwide and spoke openly about her own choice to end her life with medication prescribed by her doctor, which is legal in some states for certain terminally ill patients. She even moved to Oregon along with her husband, mother and stepfather, specifically so that she could do this. She essentially put an expiration date on her life, November 1, 2014.

This was the date that she had chosen but now she might be second guessing herself. Well, not so much second guessing as playing it day by day which, when you are terminally ill, I think, is the only way to play it. 

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Woman thankful to have her foot replaced backwards & you won't believe why

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When 22-year-old Jordon Moody was diagnosed with bone cancer for a second time, doctors revealed that they'd found tumors in her left thigh and that, as a result, an amputation of her left leg had to be performed. Moody, a native of Hull, East Yorkshire, was despondent. But, then, doctors suggested an unorthodox surgery that would allow her to be fitted for a prosthetic lower leg. The procedure entailed moving Moody's lower left limb upward and placing it where her thigh had been, so that her foot would occupy the space her knee once did. The oddest part: in order to mimic the natural movement of a knee, doctors rotated the limb 180 degrees, so that the heel of Moody's foot now faces forward and her toes point backwards. 

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Baby saves mother's life in the most unexpected way

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In typical stories, children are the ones who owe their parents their life, but in this one case, the tables have turned. Jenny Purvis of Savannah, Georgia calls her baby "Miracle Mae" after doctors made a startling discovery that ended up saving Purvis' life. Wait until you hear how this little baby, born prematurely via an emergency C-section helped bring to light a serious issue that could have worsened had doctors not reacted immediately.

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You should never use antiperspirant again!

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If you're like most women, chances are you apply antiperspirant on a daily basis, which is nice for everyone around you, but it can possibly spell trouble for your health. Scientists recently discovered that shaving your armpits, then applying an antiperspirant containing aluminum on a daily basis may potentially increase your chances of developing Alzheimer's and chronic fatigue. Well, that stinks.

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