Young Cancer Patient's Tenacity Inspires Family, Friends and Strangers

Jimmy E. is a remarkable man. Inspired by the doctors who helped him overcome a rare form of childhood cancer, he forged a career as a skilled surgical nurse in southern California, driven by an urge to serve others. But more than 30 years after beating cancer, Jimmy developed a persistent fever, pneumonia and fluid around his lungs. This time, the diagnosis was a more insidious disease — malignant pleural mesothelioma. Jimmy, who recently turned 38, is far too young for a disease that typically strikes the elderly. As he struggles to rise above each setback, now it's Jimmy inspiring others around him, including family, friends and strangers he never met, and never will. In the last three months, 122 people have contributed more than $12,200 to his “Please Help Jimmy!” campaign on GoFundMe.com. The goal is to reach $25,000 to cover medical costs. "I never knew, never guessed, that there were so many people who cared and would reach out to help," said Linda, his mother and primary caregiver. "There are people all over the world who are praying for him now. It's been amazing to see how people have responded. In a way, it's been inspiring to see." First Encounter with Cancer Cancer first struck Jimmy at age six. Doctors told his parents he had fibrosarcoma, a rare, soft-tissue cancer that originated around his jaw. They said there was a 70 percent chance he would die soon. Multiples surgeries, high-dose radiation and several rounds of...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Stories from Survivors Source Type: news

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Discussion" sections of this study and the following article published in Lung Cancer: "CYP2E1 Rsa I/Pst I polymorphism is associated with lung cancer risk among Asians" by Ping Zhan, Jing Wang, Yu Zhang, Li-Xin Qiu, Su-feng Zhao, Qian Qian, Shu-Zhen Wei, Li-Ke Yu and Yong Song, Volume 69, 2010, pages 19-25. REFERENCE Shen Z-T, Wu X-H, Li B, Shen J-S, Wang Z, Li J, Zhu X-X. CYP2E1 Rsa Ι/Pst Ι polymorphism and lung cancer susceptibility: a meta-analysis involving 10,947 subjects. J Cell Mol Med. 2015;19:2136-2142. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcmm.12579. PMID: 29924497 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Cell Mol Med - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research
Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism Issue: Ahead of print
Source: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Lam TH, Wong KH, Chan KK, Chan MC, Chao DV, Cheung AN, Fan CY, Ho J, Hui EP, Lam KO, Law CK, Law WL, Loong HH, Ngan RK, Tsang TH, Wong MC, Yeung RM, Ying AC, Ching R Abstract In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and poses a significant health care burden. The Cancer Expert Working Group on Cancer Prevention and Screening (CEWG) was set up in 2002 by the Cancer Coordinating Committee to review and assess local and international scientific evidence, and to formulate recommendations for cancer prevention and screening. After considering the local epidemiology, emerging scientific ...
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Chow LC PMID: 29926791 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
By SAURABH JHA Though the exact cost of Modicare, the government’s extension of health insurance for poor people, estimated at one lakh crore (a trillion U.S. dollars), is open for debate, what is not disputable is that the cost of insuring India’s poor won’t fall with time. A sure way of accelerating healthcare inflation, that is speeding the rate of increase of healthcare costs, is by subsidizing or paying for health insurance. Insurance is like Newton’s Second Law of Motion – the velocity keeps increasing as long as the force is applied. Healthcare is a peculiar industry. Cars get cheaper b...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Source Type: blogs
LIVER cancer symptoms are often vague and difficult to spot, but can include weight loss and vomiting. These are the warning signs of the rare cancer - are you at risk of the deadly disease?
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CONCLUSIONS: after transplantation, hemophilia A cure and improved bleeding phenotype of type-3 vWD reduced morbidity and mortality. However, potential graft reinfection with HCV and relapsing HCC cast a shadow over these optimum results. PMID: 29931985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Authors: Pham T, Bajaj A, Berberi L, Hu C, Taleban S Abstract Background/Aims: To determine the accuracy of identifying ≥6-mm adenomatous polyps during colonoscopy and define its impact on subsequent interval screening. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of patients who underwent colonoscopies at Banner University Medical Center, Tucson from 2011 to 2015. All patients with ≥6-mm adenomatous polyps based on their colonoscopy report were included. Adenomatous polyps were excluded if they did not meet the criteria. Discrepancies in the polyp size were determined by calculating the percentage of size...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that the over-expression of p16 seen in LP play a part in the histopathology of the disease. PMID: 29924765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal Source Type: research
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