Encouraging new study

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  • Hissy_Fitz
    Hissy_Fitz Member Posts: 1,834
    That is fantastic! I love
    That is fantastic! I love reading about inroads into OC treatment. It gives me hope for us, and for future generations of women.

    Someday this (OC) will be just a bad memory, like the plague. Just think of the last 100 years or so and what they have meant, medically. Antibiotics, vaccines for Small Pox, Diptheria, Pertusis, Polio, HPV (and most cases of cervical cancer), Measles, Rubella, Mumps, Hepatitis B, etc. My greatgrandfather died from Spanish Influenza. Who died from the flu, these days? Very few.

    We don't even vaccinate for Small Pox anymore because the vaccine has eradicated it in the US. I wish I could be alive to see the same thing happen to cancer.

    Carlene
  • kikz
    kikz Member Posts: 1,345 Member
    Thank you, Chemo_Princess
    We need hope in big doses.

    Karen
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676
    kikz said:

    Thank you, Chemo_Princess
    We need hope in big doses.

    Karen

    Good news for sure
    Thank you for posting this. Here's hoping the new drug turns out to be effective AND safe. I think it is given orally, too.
  • Christine B.
    Christine B. Member Posts: 137
    Thank you,this holds hope for all of us! I'd love to learn how the study progresses.
    Chris
  • anicca
    anicca Member Posts: 334 Member
    What great news! Thank you
    What great news! Thank you so much for posting the link.

    Footnote to Carlene's post - Smallpox is the first disease to have been eradicated worldwide, and is considered extinct. They are trying to do the same thing now with Polio.

    DB
  • carolenk
    carolenk Member Posts: 907 Member
    anicca said:

    What great news! Thank you
    What great news! Thank you so much for posting the link.

    Footnote to Carlene's post - Smallpox is the first disease to have been eradicated worldwide, and is considered extinct. They are trying to do the same thing now with Polio.

    DB

    Thanks for the information
    Dear Natalie

    Thanks for sharing that link on the new agent that may help prevent chemoresistance. It looks like some of the money for breast cancer research is going to spill over and help others, too.

    take care and stay well,

    Carolen
  • lindaprocopio
    lindaprocopio Member Posts: 1,980
    carolenk said:

    Thanks for the information
    Dear Natalie

    Thanks for sharing that link on the new agent that may help prevent chemoresistance. It looks like some of the money for breast cancer research is going to spill over and help others, too.

    take care and stay well,

    Carolen

    Breast cancer research has been helping us all along.
    So MANY of the newer treatments and drugs for gynecologic cancers were used first for breast cancer. I remind myself of that all of the time so I won't be jealous at all the pink ribbons. Eventually they get around to doing clinical trials of the new promising breast cancer drugs on us. What works for breast cancer so often works for us; we need to keep rooting for the PINK warriors who are the first guinea pigs for the new treatments we will eventually get to try. They are our allies in this war, for sure.
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676

    Breast cancer research has been helping us all along.
    So MANY of the newer treatments and drugs for gynecologic cancers were used first for breast cancer. I remind myself of that all of the time so I won't be jealous at all the pink ribbons. Eventually they get around to doing clinical trials of the new promising breast cancer drugs on us. What works for breast cancer so often works for us; we need to keep rooting for the PINK warriors who are the first guinea pigs for the new treatments we will eventually get to try. They are our allies in this war, for sure.

    Allies in this war
    Linda: I feel the same way that you do about the ladies who are dealing with breast cancer.

    When I think of my situation as a war, it makes me think: I have met the enemy and it is I. Which is not to blame myself for having gone into cancer mode but more to say "I got myself into this mess, I can get myself out of it."

    I would rather take responsibility for where I am than feel like I am a victim of unknown circumstances which are completely beyond my control. I adopted this attitude when I went through a painful divorce over 20 years ago. It worked for me then so I went back to it.

    Whether my attitude extends my life remains to be seen--essentially, it is how I do the "one day at a time" thing.
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member

    Allies in this war
    Linda: I feel the same way that you do about the ladies who are dealing with breast cancer.

    When I think of my situation as a war, it makes me think: I have met the enemy and it is I. Which is not to blame myself for having gone into cancer mode but more to say "I got myself into this mess, I can get myself out of it."

    I would rather take responsibility for where I am than feel like I am a victim of unknown circumstances which are completely beyond my control. I adopted this attitude when I went through a painful divorce over 20 years ago. It worked for me then so I went back to it.

    Whether my attitude extends my life remains to be seen--essentially, it is how I do the "one day at a time" thing.

    Taking responsibility
    I listened to an interview on the "Sounds True" website about the morphic field around a cancer diagnosis. The big energy around this diagnosis, according to the interviewee, a three-time cancner survivior, is one of being the vicitm, of having no control, and of being destined to die from the disease. Her approach, however, was to take responsibility for her disease and to take an active role in her treatment. She did not just sit back and let her doctor dictate her treatment, but looked into other ways she could help herself get well. And, she did not resign herself into the belief that cancer would ultimately kill her. It was a very interesting interview.
  • pstur1
    pstur1 Member Posts: 37
    Thank you very much for the post....
    I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this. I am going to discuss this with my chemo oncol next week. Thank you again.
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