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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Big Scary C Word

Today a study from The Journal of the American Medical Association, announced findings in a study that says both Vitamin E and Low Dose Aspirin are not as powerful as once though in cancer patients and those at risk for heart disease.

While this isn't shocking, since one day something is super great for you, and the next, it will kill you, according to the American Medical Association, it does bring up a rather painful point. One that is close to home.

Get tested.

Do it early, do it often. Preventative measures in cancer has come so far.

10 years ago, a cancer diagnosis meant almost certain death, and to live was a miracle. Now, with early detection, living is almost a certainty, if they can catch it in time.

Progress is always being made, and a diagnosis early in the disease is a cause for hope, always. Please, if you're at risk, get checked. If you want to live for your friends, and family, get checked. Ladies, do your own personal exams, and guys, the same!! I've been through too much personally, and with friends and family, to watch anyone else I love succumb to something for which there is a chance.

If you're interested in finding out about early detection, and preventative *ideas* (not facts!!!), please check out the following websites:

If you've lost a loved one, the best thing you can do is to spread the word. We don't have to lose people, we just have to educate them, and sometimes, drag them to the doctors. (MOM!)

Everyone have a good night. And remember! Saint Judes and the UCLA Cancer Center rock! I knew Los Angeles was good for *something*!


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