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Cover Your Butt

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

As a person affected by colorectal cancer, I am pleased to be an advocate with C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition, a non-profit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that is committed to the fight against colon and rectal cancer. C3 has launched an exciting and fun advocacy campaign and I would love for you to join us!

The Cover Your Butt Campaign will support three pieces of legislation that, if passed, will provide coverage of nearly every butt in America that should be screened for colorectal cancer: those belonging to the poor and underserved, the elderly and those with private insurance.

Cover Your Butt will work to get advocates involved in the fight to make colorectal cancer screenings affordable and available to all. We will work primarily to reach advocates through our web site, CoverYourButt.org. Our goal is to get as many advocates as possible to contact their Members of Congress to say, Cover My Butt! This is where we could use your help.

Some facts about colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America. In 2007, over 52,000 people will lose their lives to this disease.
The good news is that when it is caught early, colorectal cancer has a 90 percent survival rate, but only 20 percent of newly diagnosed cases are caught at this stage.
In 1998, when Medicare began covering the cost of colonoscopies for high risk patients, Colonoscopy use increased from an average rate of 285 per 100,000 beneficiaries to 889 per 100,000.

The three bills that will cover America

Living Time: Faith & Facts to transform your cancer journey

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Dr. Healy is a cardiologist who developed a malignant tumor in the brain. It is a 326 page account of her journey plus insights and explanation about cancer. It is an easy read. Everyone that I have intoduced to the book found it helpful and interesting.

Source: 
Bantam Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Bernadine Healy, M.D.
Publish date: 
April 2007

Tom Neth's Toncil Cancer Treatment Diary

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

This is my tonsil cancer treatment diary. I've published my story from diagnosis to eight months post treatment. I've been told by some folks that it's been helpful.

Tom

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Cancer Story

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

It is a web site with stories of people battling cancer

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Test Identifies Patients Who Benefit From Targeted Drugs

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

As we enter the era of "personalized" medicine, it is time to take a fresh look at how we evaluate treatments for cancer patients. More emphasis should be put on matching treatment to the patient. Patients would certainly have a better chance of success had their cancer been chemo-sensitive rather than chemo-resistant, where it is more apparent that chemotherapy improves the survival of patients, and where identifying the most effective chemotherapy would be more likely to improve survival.

Angel Flight Central

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Angel Flight Central's mission is to serve people in need by arranging charitable flights for access to health care and for other humanitarian purposes.

Contact information: 
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport 10 Richards Road Kansas City MO 64116 phone: 1-877-621-7177 wings@angelflightcentral.org
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Poem, Slow Dance

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Book
Description: 

SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids

On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain

Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Do you run through each day

On the fly?

When you ask How are you?

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
!

Do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores

Running through your head?

You'd better slow down

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

Ever told your child,

We'll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,

Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,

Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time

To call and say,"Hi"

You'd better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere

You miss half the fun of getting there

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift....

Thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

Source: 
Girl
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Terminally ill girl in hospital
Publish date: 
Oct 07
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What does fishing have to do with cancer?

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

We have dedicated a portion of our family website, under the UPDATES link, to telling the inspirational story of John's relationship with life, fishing, friends, family and. . .oh, yeah, lung cancer. His is a love story in the deepest sense of the word.

Cancer can teach us that we don't always have control of the outcome, but we always have control of how we choose to embrace each moment of our lives. John embraced every day of his life with enthusiasm, humor, and an open, generous heart. His example lifted caregivers and medical professionals, and everyone else in his life, to a place where they could become their best selves.

We would like to share his story with anyone who is facing the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis and with it comes our sincere well wishes for you on your own journey.

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Texotere

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

Patient Information Leaflet
Questions and Answers About Taxotere

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I'd Rather Do Chemo Than Clean Out the Garage

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Great book to help you live with, work against and improve your attitude about cancer.

Source: 
Brown Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Fran Di Giacomo
Publish date: 
2003

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