Earlier this year, we caught wind that Real Chance Of Love star Ahmad Givens was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. Well just this Wednesday the reality star went under the knife and it sounds like the surgery was a BIG success!
Doctors were able to remove the disease (which actually turned out to be stage four rectal cancer), however they discovered
We know there's no crying in baseball, but we'll have to make an exception here!
23-year-old Lindsay Ripley out of Lee's Summit, Missouri was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, and with tumors on her brain stem, her stomach, and her spine, she's not expected to live much longer.
So some of her friends decided to make a website for her that shows her "bucket list" in hopes of making some of her wishes come true.
Well Lindsay's dream of seeing a World Series game became a reality when a company from Omaha, Nebraska noticed the site and sent her tickets to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals!
As if that gesture wasn't generous enough already, it was also arranged for Lindsay to meet the Cards' All-Star catcher Yadier Molina before the game!
Researchers at the University of Penn have made a MAJOR breakthrough in leukemia treatment and developed a treatment that sources say, "virtually eradicated cancerous leukemia cells in the first three patients it's been tested on."
Patients own T cells are genetically modified with a vaccine then reintroduced into their body after chemotherapy. These "serial killer" cells killed thousands of tumor cells and "at least two pounds of tumor in each patient."
Two of the patients leukemia went into complete remission!
The treatment is working better than the doctors wildest imaginations, as senior author Carl June said:
"Within three weeks, the tumors had been blown away, in a way that was much more violent than we ever expected."
The radical treatment helped three patients who were out of options and will hopefully continue to help those running out of options for effective leukemia treatment.
Check out the video above to hear the researchers responsible for the breakthrough talking about the science behind the therapy and what the future holds for it!
According to a new study, black raspberries have compounds that have the potential to effectively prevent colorectal cancer tumors - at least in mice!
According to researcher Gary Stoner, who tested the berry on two types of mice - one group with intestinal tumors, the other with colitis (which can lead to tumors) - the size of the tumors in both went down considerably after a 12 week diet of the berries!
"Due to the high levels of these compounds, the berries have high antioxidant activity."
However, to achieve those kind of results in people, they would have to eat four full cups of fresh berries a day, but fellow researcher Dr. Wancai Yang explains that because the mice already had tumors, for humans "it is not necessary to eat so much fresh berries to have similar benefit of cancer prevention."
These are pretty serious results!
It's so amazing to us that there are so many natural resources in the world to effectively treat such serious, deadly diseases!