Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rememberance

Pinktober is (finally) winding down. I survived and did not buy anything pink but I did get Halloween candy (which is hidden to ensure its survival until Sunday). But there is something more we can do in October. If you haven't, I suggest you donate to breast cancer research, not awareness. Don't buy something pink with a portion going to breast cancer research but send something directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org) or go to breast-cancer-research.com and find another research based charity to donate.

In addition, this was sent to me by a friend who got it from a friend who got it off a message board somewhere. Make Sunday October 31, your day of remembrance as well.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is winding down. I'm relieved it's over with and glad that I succeeded in some small way of creating more awareness for metastatic breast cancer. I will start earlier next year and build on what I've learned.

But I've also decided to create my own holiday: Breast Cancer Remembrance Day. On Oct, 31, the final day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I will remember the friends and family I have lost to this disease. It's Sunday, so I will light a candle for them and say some prayers.

I will wear black, not for its funeral implications but for its simple dignity, a quality that has been sadly lacking these past 30 pink saturated days.

At 8:45 that night I will go outside with a flashlight. I'll think of the one in 8 U.S. women who will get breast cancer and the 45,000 who will die this year.

My eighth grade science teacher told us if you turned on a flashlight and pointed it toward the sky the photons leave the flashlight and they immediately start to spread out. Provided that they don't hit anything, each individual photon travels through space forever.

Time slows down as you approach the speed of light.

I'll think of those whose time was all too brief and I'll hope for brighter days ahead.

5 comments:

cyn said...

What a lovely thought, Caroline. Thank you for sharing it.

nancyspoint.com said...

What a nice idea to set a time to remember those we have lost to this disease on the final day of pink October.

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THE REMARKABLE, BUT CONCEALED, ANTICANCER PROPERTIES OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

The idea that antidepressants might be effective for cancer was first explored fifty years ago, and ample proof has emerged. More than one hundred published studies show that antidepressants kill cancer cells, inhibit their proliferation, augment chemotherapy, protect nonmalignant cells from ionizing radiation and chemotherapy toxicity, and convert multidrug resistant cells to sensitive. Antidepressants can arrest cancer even in advanced stages, occasionally eradicate it, and significantly extend life. To verify, access Medline or Pubmed, and enter “antidepressants” and “cancer.”

Prostaglandins are nature’s universal signalers, self-regulating every physiological function in our bodies. When up-regulated prostaglandins cause many of our major disorders, the variations probably accounted for by our genes. In 1973, David Horrobin, a prolific prostaglandin researcher, was among those showing that lithium and antidepressants oppose prostaglandins, and in 1977, that prostaglandins regulate nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Millie Hughes- Fulford and others followed by showing that prostaglandins regulate the synthesis, inhibition, and expression of genes. Later, Armato and Andreis showed that prostaglandins regulate the growth and differentiation of cells, and Goodlad cell division, when cancer is the accelerated division of abnormal cells. Earlier, Rashida Karmali showed that prostaglandins regulate the initiation, promotion, and spread of tumors. Other prostaglandin inhibiting agents such as aspirin and ibuprofen have also shown considerable promise in preventing, treating, and arresting cancer..

CANCER KILLING EFFECTS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

A SELECTION FROM MORE THAN A HUNDRED STUDIES, THE SCIENCE IMPECCABLE, THE SUPPRESSION BY VESTED INTERESTS HORRIFYING.
5. Serafeim A, Holder MJ, Grafton G et al. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors directly signal for apoptosis in biopsy-like Burkitt lymphoma cells. Blood 2003 Apr 15; 101(8): 3212-9. Epub Dec 19
6. Honda T, Favalaro FG Jr, Kjanosik T et al. Efficient synthesis of (-) and (+)-tricyclic compounds with enone functionalities in rings A and C. A novel class of orally active anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive agents. Org Biomol Chem. 2003 Dec 21; 1(24): 4384-91. Epub 2003 Oct 31.
7. Levkovitz Y, Gil-Ad I, Zeidich E et al. Differential induction of apoptosis by antidepressants in glioma and neuroblastoma cell lines: evidence for p-c-Jun, cytochrome C, and caspase–3 involvement. J Mol Neurosci , 2005;27(1):29-42
8. Hsu SS, Huang CJ, Chen JS et al. Effect of nortriptyline on intracellular Ca2+ handling and proliferation in human osteosarcoma cells. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2004 Sep; 95(3): 124-30

Anonymous said...

THE REMARKABLE, BUT CONCEALED, ANTICANCER PROPERTIES OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

The idea that antidepressants might be effective for cancer was first explored fifty years ago, and ample proof has emerged. More than one hundred published studies show that antidepressants kill cancer cells, inhibit their proliferation, augment chemotherapy, protect nonmalignant cells from ionizing radiation and chemotherapy toxicity, and convert multidrug resistant cells to sensitive. Antidepressants can arrest cancer even in advanced stages, occasionally eradicate it, and significantly extend life. To verify, access Medline or Pubmed, and enter “antidepressants” and “cancer.”

Prostaglandins are nature’s universal signalers, self-regulating every physiological function in our bodies. When up-regulated prostaglandins cause many of our major disorders, the variations probably accounted for by our genes. In 1973, David Horrobin, a prolific prostaglandin researcher, was among those showing that lithium and antidepressants oppose prostaglandins, and in 1977, that prostaglandins regulate nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Millie Hughes- Fulford and others followed by showing that prostaglandins regulate the synthesis, inhibition, and expression of genes. Later, Armato and Andreis showed that prostaglandins regulate the growth and differentiation of cells, and Goodlad cell division, when cancer is the accelerated division of abnormal cells. Earlier, Rashida Karmali showed that prostaglandins regulate the initiation, promotion, and spread of tumors. Other prostaglandin inhibiting agents such as aspirin and ibuprofen have also shown considerable promise in preventing, treating, and arresting cancer..

CANCER KILLING EFFECTS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

A SELECTION FROM MORE THAN A HUNDRED STUDIES, THE SCIENCE IMPECCABLE, THE SUPPRESSION BY VESTED INTERESTS HORRIFYING.
5. Serafeim A, Holder MJ, Grafton G et al. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors directly signal for apoptosis in biopsy-like Burkitt lymphoma cells. Blood 2003 Apr 15; 101(8): 3212-9. Epub Dec 19
6. Honda T, Favalaro FG Jr, Kjanosik T et al. Efficient synthesis of (-) and (+)-tricyclic compounds with enone functionalities in rings A and C. A novel class of orally active anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive agents. Org Biomol Chem. 2003 Dec 21; 1(24): 4384-91. Epub 2003 Oct 31.
7. Levkovitz Y, Gil-Ad I, Zeidich E et al. Differential induction of apoptosis by antidepressants in glioma and neuroblastoma cell lines: evidence for p-c-Jun, cytochrome C, and caspase–3 involvement. J Mol Neurosci , 2005;27(1):29-42
8. Hsu SS, Huang CJ, Chen JS et al. Effect of nortriptyline on intracellular Ca2+ handling and proliferation in human osteosarcoma cells. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2004 Sep; 95(3): 124-30