New Cancer Drug Gleevec — How Do You Get It? Part 4

Patients had a big impact on the drug company’s decision to produce enough Gleevec to study a large group of people. Once patients learned about STI-571 through Internet support groups, they wrote petitions to Novartis imploring the company to make the drug. Continue reading “New Cancer Drug Gleevec — How Do You Get It? Part 4”

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Preventing History From Repeating Itself

I have a strong family history of breast and reproductive system cancers. Three years ago, I had bilateral simple mastectomies (preventive mastectomies) in hopes of decreasing my chances of getting breast cancer. I chose not to have breast reconstruction or implants. I am basically relieved and comfortable with my decision, although every time I look in the mirror I am still astounded by my lack of breasts. Continue reading “Preventing History From Repeating Itself”

Lisa’s Journal: Week 13. Part 4

Regarding your cardiovascular routine, try to make each session 45 minutes in length. As for your weight training, try to increase your weights by the next smallest increment (5 to 8 pounds) on the following exercises: bicep curl, tricep extension and leg lifts. In order for the body to continually adapt and therefore see more progress (tighter and stronger muscles, increased definition) you must continually challenge it. Continue reading “Lisa’s Journal: Week 13. Part 4”