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Breast cancer survivor celebrates recovery with cocktail party
Dr. Stephanie Goldpin, OBGYN; Beth Allen Reilly, breast cancer survivor and party host; and Dr. David Gruen, Director of Women's Imaging, Stamford Health Integrated Practices. The three stand together at Beth's pink-themed cocktail party, in …
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Man raising funds to help battle breast cancer
Despite the fact that he was invited by the Boston Athletic Association to finish the race this year and was not required to raise money for charity, Schultz is using his run to fund the Hope and Friendship Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation, based …
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Experts Support Broader Pertuzumab Use in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
The recent approval of pertuzumab (Perjeta) as part of a combination neoadjuvant treatment for patients with early-stage breast cancer has paved the way for wider use of the regimen in preoperative settings, experts indicated during a recent Peer …
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Verdict Gives Bladder Cancer Actos Users Reason for Action, According to Cancer Monthly

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 13, 2014

The Japanese manufacturer of the diabetes drug Actos and its partner firm, Eli Lilly & Co., have been ordered to pay $ 9 billion to Terrence Allen, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos. (Terrence Allen, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., et al, No. 6:12-cv-00064) The ruling was made April 8th in a federal court in Louisiana.

In the wake of the ruling, the cancer resource information site, Cancer Monthly, is encouraging bladder cancer patients who took the drug to discuss their situation with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

“This ruling confirms that, when all the evidence is presented, juries will find that Actos can cause bladder cancer in some patients,” says Cancer Monthly’s Michael Ellis. “If you took Actos and were subsequently diagnosed with bladder cancer you should find out if you have any legal rights.” Bladder cancer patients who took Actos and have concerns can click here for more information.

Last year, juries in California and Maryland also awarded multi-million dollars in damages to former Actos users. ( An v. Nieberlein, 24-C12003565, Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland and Jack Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., CGC-12-518535, Calif. Super., Los Angeles Co.)

Actos, a blood glucose regulator used in people with type 2 diabetes, has been under scrutiny over its link to bladder cancer for years and has carried an FDA warning of the risk since 2008. Although the drug is still being used in the U.S., Actos has been banned in several countries because of its bladder cancer risk.

According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the $ 9 billion Actos judgment is the seventh largest punitive verdict in U.S. history. Takeda and Lily have said they plan to appeal the ruling. (Feeley, Jef, “Takeda, Lilly Jury Awards $ 9 Billion Over Actos Risks”, April 8, 2014, Bloomberg, Bladder cancer patients who have taken Actos are urged to take action immediately by clicking here.

For over ten years, Cancer Monthly has been the only centralized source of cancer treatment results. Patients can see the actual survival rate, quality-of-life indicators, and other key data for approximately 1,500 different cancer treatments. Cancer Monthly provides timely and ground-breaking news on the causes, diagnoses and treatments of the most common cancers including Bladder, Brain, Breast, Colon, Kidney (Renal), Liver, Lung (NSCLC), Ovarian, Prostate and Rectal Cancers, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Written for patients and their loved ones, Cancer Monthly helps families make more informed treatment decisions.

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Complimentary Skin Cancer Screenings For Early Detection at The Skin Care Institute in Tulsa, OK

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Skin Care Institute, Tulsa’s premier medical spa will be kicking of Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month by offering free skin cancer screenings at a semi-annual Open House on May 1 from 5:30pm through 8:00pm.

Board-certified Dr. Jeff Alexander, Medical Director of The Skin Care Institute and Dermatology Clinic in Tulsa is concerned about this continuing health concern and wants to help saves lives with early detection of skin cancer. While indoor tanning and excessive exposure to the sun without protection increases your risks of developing skin cancer, it can still happen to anyone. The American Cancer Society estimates that one person dies each hour from melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Ironically, much of the population is unaware that skin cancer is the most deadly form of cancer and often dismiss small, yet suspicious skin growths.

Skin cancer screenings at any age are very valuable,” says Dr. Alexander, “Something that may appear completely superficial can actually be much more complicated and that’s why it is important to get regular screenings.” Dr. Alexander hopes that patients will use these skin cancer screenings as the first step to becoming more aware and knowledgeable about skin cancer and the actions they can take to stay healthy.

The Open House on May 1st will also offer event-only specials for major savings on a variety of skin care products and services from skin rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX® and photofacials as well as non-invasive body contouring procedures so you can achieve all your cosmetic goals.

Interested in attending the May 1st Open House at Skin Care Institute in Tulsa for a free skin cancer screening? RSVP by calling 918-494-8300 or emailing ljack(at)skincareinstitute(dot)net.

About Skin Care Institute, Wellness & Medical Spa

The Skin Care Institute’s mission is to provide both men and women with the best in skin care and wellness. Dermatologist, Jeff Alexander, MD, is always seeking the newest, safest and most effective technology for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging. A balanced blend of science and aesthetics is the foundation for the services provided by the Skin Care Institute Medical & Wellness Spa, established in 1999. Eighteen months ago, Skin Care Institute added a “wellness” component to their medical spa.

Skin Care Institute’s licensed professionals provide the finest in treatments and products in the relaxing and soothing atmosphere of a modern spa setting. With this combination, Skin Care Institute has become Oklahoma’s premier medical spa, offering treatments like Vectus laser hair removal, BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, laser hair reduction, Ultherapy®, Clear + Brilliant™, IPL Photo Facials, chemical peels and more.

Skin Care Institute, Medical & Wellness Spa, is located in the Kelly Medical Building at 6565 South Yale Avenue, Suite 110 in Tulsa Oklahoma.

About Dr. Jeff Alexander, Medical Director of Skin Care Institute

Jeff Alexander, MD, is the owner and medical director of Skin Care Institute medical spa in Tulsa, OK. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has over 30 years of experience in skin care.

He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School and the University of Oklahoma Dermatology Program. He has served as President of the Oklahoma Dermatological Society and the Tulsa Dermatological Society.

He is currently the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He has served on the speaker’s bureau for GlaxoSmithKline, SkinCeuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and SkinMedica. He has also served as assistant clinical professor and dermatology instructor for medical students and residents at the University of Oklahoma.

In 1999, Dr. Alexander opened the first medical spa in Oklahoma, Skin Care Institute. By combining cutting edge laser technology with aesthetic and medical procedures, he paved the way for others in the industry. As medical director of Skin Care Institute in Tulsa, Dr. Alexander introduced laser hair removal and intense pulsed light FotoFacial™ rejuvenation to Oklahoma. In addition, he was also the first to bring Ultherapy to Tulsa.

He was awarded the prestigious honor of being one of the top two in North America for best skin tightening and overall results by Reliant Technologies, manufacturer of the Fraxel re:pair™ laser. In 2011, Dr. Alexander became the first in Oklahoma to offer CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ™. This FDA-approved, fat- freezing system is a non-invasive procedure with little or no downtime.

Breast Massage Tips and Increase Breast Size through Breast Massage

Whether your interest is to give physically a breast massage, or to give a breast massage to someone else, you ought to know that the reason behind massaging the breasts is it helps the body to get rid of toxin from the lymph glands.

It also helps to bring essential nutrients to the breast tissues. Breast massage is one of the best things that you can do for your breasts to increase circulation of the lymphatic fluid in the breasts and to help promote breast health

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Breast massage as a method of natural breast enlargement and breast health has actually been used for years as a means of stimulating healthy breast growth and promoting breast tone, pliability and firmness.

Breast massage is one of the best ways to help create a more beautiful bustline by helping to shape, tone and endorse growth of the breast and the area surrounding the breast.

Not only can moderate breast massage help to make your bustline more attractive and sometimes even grow larger, but it is also an exceptional way to keep in tune to your breast health by creating wakefulness of any fibrous areas of possible indications of breast cancer and some have even claimed moderate breast massage can help to prevent cancer.

To be in possession of a pair of healthy and lovely breasts, a woman does not always have to turn to surgery to attain this.

Massaging a woman’s breasts is a live out that has been done for centuries in India and the Orient. Such a practice is documented in the Ayurveda, a medical system that originated in India and has been around for ages.

Breast Massage Steps


Make use of breast enhancing cream of a good brand made up of exciting herbs as well as botanicals. These creams help in breast toning and civilizing their firmness. They help in create larger and round look.

2. Light as well as reasonable massage is good while by back and forth “swishing” action. The action can be counterclockwise. In order to provide utmost lymphatic drainage.

3. For maximum therapeutic possessions, breast massage can be accomplished as a daily routine.

4. The best time for massaging is soon after a shower when the area near the breasts is moist and the room is still very steamy. One can massage more than a few times in a day depending upon one’s schedule.

5. One can start from the nipple and push downwards with three long fingers of one’s hands. Applying less pressure. Deep force tends to flatten the lymphatic vessel and stops the flow of liquids as in good physical shape as toxins. This can lead to cancer.

Increase Breast Size through Breast Massage

Place one hand on the outer portion of each breast.
Apply firm pressure as you move your hands in a circular motion around your breasts. Circle the outer bit of each breast entirely before moving your hands inward.

Rub your breasts as you move toward your nipples. The circles you are making will become smaller as you reach the nipples.
Reverse directions and move in circular motions away from your nipples. You are tracking the same alleyway but in reverse, working toward your outer breasts.

Continue this pattern for 10 to 15 minutes. Massage increases circulation, allowing nutrients to reach your breasts more easily. This means your breasts are better nourished and able to grow more professionally.

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Types Of Breast Cancer

Types of breast cancer are categorized by which organ in charge for the production of breast milk it starts in, the ducts or the lobules. If you can understand the types, you will work with your physician more easily in order to find the best treatments. Read this article to know more about breast cancer types.


Most doctors still employ the traditional classifications when discussing in relation to types of breast cancer. But they use the latest research concerning characteristics of the disease to settle on the best option of treatment.


Breast cancer is not only one disease, but rather is a wide-ranging term applied to explain numerous various types of cancers that happen in the breast. Most of them could be categorized into one of the classifications: infiltrating ductal carcinoma, infiltrating lobular carcinoma, ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ, inflammatory carcinoma, paget’s disease, and cystosarcoma phyllodes.


The two most widespread breast cancer types are named after the parts of the breast in which they initiate.


- Ductal Carcinoma: begins in the cells which line the breast’s ducts, under the nipple and areola. The ducts provide milk to the nipple. Between 85% and 90% of all breast cancers are ductal. If the cancer is DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), it is well enclosed, not invasive, and could be especially effectively treated. Typically detached at some point in a lumpectomy, if the tumor margins are obvious of cancer, follow-up treatment might contain radiation.

If ductal cancer has broken into close breast tissue (invasive cancer) after that a mastectomy might be required, and your doctor might suggest chemotherapy as well.


- Lobular Carcinoma: starts in the lobes, or glands which create milk in the breast. The lobes are placed deeper within the breast, beneath the ducts. Roughly 8% of breast cancers are lobular. If the cancer is LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ) that denotes the cancer is restricted inside the lobe and has not extended. It might be detached for the period of a lumpectomy, if the tumor margins are obvious of cancer, follow-up treatment might contain radiation. If lobular cancer has extend into close breast tissue (invasive cancer) after that a mastectomy might be required, and your doctor might advocate chemotherapy as well.


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