Lenor Madruga on the morning of her 32nd birthday, discovered a small hard lumb on her thigh. It was bone cancer. (chondrosarcoma). Within a few nightmare months, she had barely saved her life - and lost her left leg.
Elizabeth was interviewed by the Lance Armstrong Foundation Livestrong Survivor's Stories about her chondrosarcoma survival.
Written in easy to understand language, this site answers questions regarding Chondrosarcoma in layperson's terms.
This is a support group for those with a diagnosis of Chondrosarcoma, for caregivers, and medical personnel and researchers who work with chondrosarcoma issues. Most activity in the group takes place online with emails back and forth among members. The group site also contains files, links, photos, etc.
One of the Internet's premier portals for information, encouragement, and support for those having or considering a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Provides over 100 resources to help facilitate the patient's treatment and recovery process.
Mark Patton, "The World's Most Transplanted Person", has written this book to help anyone who is going to have or is considering a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Mark has had five transplants over the past 14 years to treat his multiple myeloma.
There are now millions of transplant candidates in the U.S. Sadly, there are only around 50,000 of these procedures done each year. "Over 140 Things" shows patients how to find out if they are transplant candidates. It demystifies these procedures and lets patients look at transplants in a clear, objective manner. And, it explains how patients can take advantage of the enormous amount of resources available to facilitate their treatment and recovery.
The book is available on the Blood & Marrow Transplant Resources' Web site. The URL is www.BMTresources.org. It can also be purchased by sending a check or money order to: MGC Publications, 1208 E. Hermitage Rd., Bayside, WI 53217. The cost is $11.95, plus $3.50 shipping and handling. (Wisconsin residents please add 87 cents for sales tax.)
Institutions and organizations interested in purchasing the book in quantity should send an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Over 140 Things" has been cited as a valuable resource by the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Bone Marrow Foundation, International Myeloma Foundation, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, Cancer Federation, and many, many more.
A story of a Woman with four children to care for and her seven Cancers.
what a Harvard doctor and survivor wants you to know about getting the best care while preserving your self-image.
To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
To create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in order to help them in their battle. To unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations in the fight to overcome ovarian cancer and advance research toward a cure.
Ovarian cancer affects 1 in 55 women. Unfortunately, 75% to 80% are diagnosed in advanced stages greatly limiting life expectancy. This statistic has not changed in 20 years. This statistic can be changed through education and information to women and physicians about the risks and subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Advocacy and education of women and health care providers to promote awareness of symptoms, increase early detection and improve treatment methods. Provide support and networking for all those affected by this disease. Provide marketing, promotion and fundraisers to sustain our efforts and contribute to the ongoing research for a cure. Coordinate a speaker's bureau for community and local education.
Communications and coordination of local, state and national efforts to fight ovarian cancer.
With the passing of my wife (profile: JoanIRW), I finally took it upon myself to start a bulletin board system specifically for Angiosarcoma fighters, doctors, researchers, fund raisers and all the people supporting them.
For Doctors and Researchers: There is a section for only YOU to discuss various treatments and findings between each other; Hopefully this will be a boon to us all as it will help minimize "noise" between these much needed individuals.
Please help me make my promise to Joan a reality: "We will beat this for someone else... My Word."