WINONA, Minn. — It came out of nowhere. Amy Woodard felt nauseous. Her vision blurred in one eye. She knew what she wanted to say, but the words wouldn't come out. It was April 4, and the Winona resident was at work at the Ridgeway Community School. She sat down. After a few minutes, her words came back. She called her husband and went home. She thought it was the flu. It was a tumor on her brain. It's been a hard journey for Amy and her family since April. But what's lifted Amy up and carried her through the hardship has been her faith — which she feels is 10 times stronger than it ever has been because of the life changing news. "Yea this sucks that this is the way that it is, but that's life," Woodard said. "I do have a great feeling that the Lord is with me." A fundraiser to help Amy and her family — which includes husband Chris and three young children — was recently held at the Witoka Bar. After getting home from work, Amy pushed against her husband's … [Read more...] about Minnesota woman finds confidence in faith amid brain cancer
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Amy Sutherland May 16, 2018 DRAMBUIE THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER lies on his back on the floor, paws in the air, as his owner runs her hands over him. On this December night, like every night, Gina Alongi searches for sore spots and ticks, her fingers feeling for anything that might be amiss with her beloved dog. She starts with his chest and traces circles with her index and middle fingers down his torso. When she reaches the bare skin of his abdomen she pauses. She feels a small lump.It’s been eight years since Alongi flew to Ohio to buy a horse, only to come home with a new dog. Amid the thousands of quarter horses at this annual sale, one tent sold puppies. By the end of the day, there was a single one left. He looked so sad by himself. Alongi snuck him into her hotel room and then bought an additional plane ticket to fly him back to Westborough with her. Drambuie … [Read more...] about An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?
"Breast?" he asks, with an indicating nod toward my chest."No," I answer, with a polite smile.He waits, anticipating more of an explanation from me. Instead, I ask, "You been coming here long?""It's my ninth time," he tells me."Ah - a newbie," I respond, making a reluctant effort.I've had this conversation many times. It is tedious, but so expected that it would be outright rude to avoid it. Next, we will talk about where we are from. Many have traveled a great distance to be here; I am one of the fortunate few who live close by. Because of this, I often find myself making restaurant or weekend activity recommendations.After this, I will hear a detailed history of this man's misbehaving, malignant body parts, along with the related medical events that brought him to this proton therapy center, to receive this particular type of radiation treatment for his cancer. My fellow patients are alarmingly open about their illnesses - not surprising, I suppose, since many of them are in the same … [Read more...] about In a drab waiting room before yet another cancer treatment, a mother ponders the future
Doctors for a 15-year-old Omaha girl have taken steps to make sure she undergoes radiation and chemotherapy treatment that they say her mother wasn’t pursuing. Her mother, meanwhile, says she’s not refusing to seek treatment for her daughter, she just wants a second opinion.In February, Angelica Koenig underwent two surgeries to remove a tumor on her brain.More than a month after the second surgery, Angelica’s neuro-oncology team, including doctors and social workers, met to discuss the prognosis, which, according to court documents, had been repeatedly shared with Angelica’s mother and stepfather. With radiation and chemotherapy, the five-year survival rate for Angelica’s type of brain tumor is between 50 and 70 percent, according to an affidavit. Without radiation and chemo, the affidavit says, the likelihood of her surviving past one year is less than 10 percent.But Angelica has yet to start those treatments, according to a motion for immediate custody … [Read more...] about Doctors and parent of 15-year-old Omaha girl with brain tumor spar over treatment options
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Global Health In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts. Paul Mugumya, 7, lying in the Kawempe Home Care facility for children in Kampala, Uganda, had three hernia operations before surgeons realized he had a blistering football-shaped tumor. Cancers — many of them treatable — kill about 450,000 Africans a year. Credit Charlie Shoemaker for The New York Times Supported by ByDonald G. McNeil Jr. Oct. 7, 2017 NAIROBI, Kenya — In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa. Under the new agreement, the companies — Pfizer, based in New York, and … [Read more...] about As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan