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    It's hard, but try to stay positive! It will help each day be better.

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    Olivia Newton-John reveals she is battling cancer for the third time

    Olivia Newton-John has revealed she is receiving treatment for her third bout of cancer as well as sharing details around a secret second fight that took place six years ago.

    In her autobiography Don't Stop Believin' due to hit shelves tomorrow ahead of her 70th birthday on September 26, the Grease star writes candidly about the cancer treatments she has received since her initial diagnosis in 1992.
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    I have decided to stop pushing myself and just do what I can. After about a week of this, I am feeling much better and less stressed. You might try it!

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      Also remember one day at a time and do not look into the future because it makes you anxious. Also be still and know that I am God is a good verse.

      about 1 month ago
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    Nearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust

    The city is approaching a terrible milestone — nearly 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke at Ground Zero, The Post has learned.

    With the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer deemed 9/11-related.

    In all, more than 1,700 responders and others affected have died, including 420 of those stricken with cancer, officials said.

    “9/11 is still killing,” said John Feal, an advocate for WTC responders. “Sadly, this fragile community of heroes and survivors is shrinking by the day.”

    The number of cancer patients has rapidly risen since the federal program started tracking the disease in 2013.

    “We get these referrals 15 to 20 times a week,” said Dr. Michael Crane, medical director of the WTC Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.

    The increase is not surprising. Cancers have various latency periods, typically emerging years after exposure to harmful substances.

    In addition, the average age of Ground Zero workers and others affected has risen from 38 to 55. Some are in their 70s.

    “In an aging population, you’re going to see a rising cancer rate, no matter what,” Crane said.

    https://nypost.com/2018/08/11/nearly-10k-people-have-gotten-cancer-from-toxic-9-11-dust

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    Julesmom asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How many were diagnosed with mastitis before being eventually diagnosed with breast cancer?

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      Dina

      I had Breast Mastitis, March 2007 - in the same location (2 o'clock position) as my ER+/PR+ tumor found 11/2014. I only remembered it about a year ago....

      about 1 month ago
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      LymphActivist

      I have two observations about the possible relationship between "mastitis" and breast cancer. There is a condition called "delayed breast cellulitis" or "breast lymphedema" which is a swelling and inflammation of the breast which can result from the inadequate draining of lymph from the breast. Like arm or leg lymphedema, when the lymph builds up in the tissue and becomes stagnant, this encourages infection as well as swelling. When this infection occurs in the breast it can be mis-diagnosed as being caused by inflammatory breast cancer or mastitis. The original blockage of the lymph flow could be caused by a tumor which either develops inside a lymph vessel or lymph node, or a tumor external to the lymph vessel that presses on the vessel and restricts the lymph flow. This blockage of breast lymph drainage has even been proposed by one researcher as an early manifestation of invasive breast cancer.

      about 1 month ago
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      gpgirl70

      I was. Thankfully my primary care doctor is incredibly thorough because the antibiotics and anti-inflammatory meds actually made my breast issues calm down. She still insisted that I get another mammogram. My last one had been 6 months earlier. The mammogram didn't show anything so she asked for a breast ultrasound. And bingo that's when they found the cancer. My tumor was incredibly small but I had 16 positive lymph nodes. I would imagine the lymph nodes were what caused the mastitis appearance in my breast.

      about 1 month ago
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