Get serious about breast cancer cure

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A heart-felt thanks to The Augusta Chronicle for the outstanding edition dedicated to breast cancer awareness. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, though, I fail to see the humor in such slogans as "save the "ta-tas" and "you look sexy without hair."

It is by the grace of God and His healing power that I am alive. Glorifying reconstructive surgery and tummy tucks are not what they are led to make you believe. After 91/2 hours of surgery and having six drainage tubes attached to your body for several days; praying for the strength to be able to set one foot in front of the other and walk without having excruciating pain; and enduring the terrible side effects of chemotherapy and radiation provides no humor.

By the way, having no hair does not make you sexy. Why not find the cure? Then no hair loss.

I have a dear friend with stage-four metastatic breast cancer who is literally fighting for her life. We are praying that she will live to see the birth of her first grandchild due the first of November, and that God will bless her with life to see the child grow up.

Predicating that 40,470 U.S. women will die of breast cancer in 2009 makes me ready to fight for a cure. This will be found only through breast cancer research. Locally, at MCG's cancer research center we are blessed to have Dr. Kapil Bhalla, who has a heart for breast cancer research.

Let's commit to giving $20 to the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition for breast cancer research for every T-shirt that is purchased with a saying about breast cancer. I know I will feel better knowing we are serious about finding the cure! Click onto bcpccsra.org and give, give, give!

Nita Zachow

North Augusta, S.C.

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Roeschen 10/08/09 - 03:23 am
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I agree, we need to find a

I agree, we need to find a cure for breast cancer. But why should we stop there? There will be approximately 219,440 new cases of lung cancer this year with approximately 159,390 deaths. There will be 192,280 new prostate cancer cases with approximately 27,360 deaths. Add the skin cancers, bone cancers, etc and it is easy to see many, many people will suffer from many types of cancer. So, instead of just focusing on breast cancer, lets focus on all cancers and really fight for a cure for all of them.

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treerock 10/08/09 - 06:39 am
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vitamin d, vitamin d, vitamin

vitamin d, vitamin d, vitamin d. aloe vera, raw honey and garlic. it's already known how to stop cancer, people are just lazy and ignorant. get motivated and schooled. nourish the body and allow it to heal itself.

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WhippingPost 10/08/09 - 07:05 am
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There are a lot of tragic

There are a lot of tragic stories connected with contracting and fighting cancer, but "save the ta-tas" and "you look sexy without hair" are still funny posts. Keeping a good sense of humor aids the healing of all ailments.

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soldout 10/08/09 - 09:34 am
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Good words treerock. The jaw

Good words treerock. The jaw cavitation/tumor theory is also an interesting approach that is being worked on now in this area. For sure the cure will be simple and inexpensive. Abortions riase the risk along with that glass of wine but no one mentions that. NAET can tell if you are absorbing your nutrients. After that then cancer becomes more of a choice based on your diet. Less sugar, more water and more sunshine (without sunscreen)is a great place to start. Also a recent study shows flu shots double your risk of cancer. I believe that is because flu is a natural method to detox the body and you won't have it unless you need to have it. Your body is smart , listen to it and don't silence it's voice with drugs of any kind.

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corgimom 10/08/09 - 12:49 pm
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Soldout- I have to abide by

Soldout- I have to abide by the Terms of Service so all I can say is and the horse you rode in on. My mother didn't drink, didn't have an abortion, and didn't have jaw cavitation or tumors. She died of breast cancer. Take your NAET and shove it where you can't get any sunshine.

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soldout 10/08/09 - 12:58 pm
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corgimom I wont say anything

corgimom I wont say anything bad about you or your views. I do the research and just report what I find. People can check it out or reject it but I will have regrets if I don't tell people what is out there. God created an amazing body that can do things beyond what man can imagine. He loves us and will give us every answer we seek.

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corgimom 10/08/09 - 04:32 pm
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Yeah, like your "research"

Yeah, like your "research" about how there are 1600 flu deaths a year per CDC. It's 1600 deaths PER WEEK. If some quack set up a web site saying we were descended from Martians, you'd "research" that too.

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Dave108 10/08/09 - 04:40 pm
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While I applaud your efforts

While I applaud your efforts to motivate people to donate funding to breast cancer research, let's also realize that breast cancer funding is somewhat politicized and already receives a disproportionately high amount of funding as compared to other cancers. There are a lot of other devastating diseases out there that do not receive anywhere close to the funding that breast cancer does, so we should put more consideration into funding these cancers. Some further reading: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/27/eveningnews/main5044528.shtml

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/80165/the_great_dichotomy_breas...

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soldout 10/08/09 - 05:41 pm
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It is 1600 per year per the

It is 1600 per year per the CDC on the flu deaths per the info at their site

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soldout 10/08/09 - 05:57 pm
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By combining flu deaths with

By combining flu deaths with pneumonia deaths. In 2003, the CDC lists Influenza and Pneumonia as the 7th leading cause of death with 64,847 deaths - 1,605 deaths from the flu and 63,242 from pneumonia. 4 If all flu associated deaths are removed, pneumonia deaths still ranks number 7.

3. How can health authorities defend combining flu deaths with pneumonia deaths?

Health professionals try to legitimize combining flu deaths with pneumonia deaths by saying "influenza leads to pneumonia." The American Lung Association (ALA) and the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease both disagree with this statement. There are over 30 causes of pneumonia - most causes are various bacterial infections.

Other prevalent causes are complications from asthma, the aspiration of fluids, etc. The data shows that the flu virus causes only a small minority of cases and that, when pneumonia is caused by the flu, it is seldom fatal. 5

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