Two critically important issues surrounding breast cancer treatment/research
Avastin and the FDA
The FDA is considering taking away Avastin for metastatic breast cancer, not for safety reasons, but because current clinical studies didn't show that it extends lives as long as the FDA thinks it should. While the drug doesn't help everyone, many women respond well to it and have been able to continue to enjoy their lives and families.
PLEASE consider signing this petition: Avastin petition
Don't let the FDA take hope and life away from anyone who may need this.
Breast Cancer Vaccine
A second and potentially life-changing petition for breast cancer research: Help urge Congress to support research of a vaccine against breast cancer developed by Dr. Touhy of the Cleveland Clinic. It's been shown to prevent and stop breast cancer tumors in mice and needs funding for research with people. Please help!
Breast cancer vaccine
You can find more on Dr. Touhy's reseach here:
Dr. Touhy vaccine research
Feel free to copy and paste this on your FB page, tweet it, whatever it takes to get the word out!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Courage begins when we can admit that there is no life without some pain, some frustration; that there is no tragic accident to which we are immune; and that beyond the normal exercise of prudence we can do nothing about it. But courage goes on to see that the triumph of life is not in pains avoided, but in joys lived completely in the moment of their happening. Courage lies in never taking so much as a good meal or a day of health and fair weather for granted. It lies in learning to be aware of our moments of happiness as sharply as our moments of pain. We need not be afraid to weep when we have cause to weep, so long as we can really rejoice at every cause for rejoicing.
In other words, don't forget to do the happy dance!
Posted by Singing in the Dark at 8:08 AM