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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nature’s Role in Cancer Progression, Prevention and Treatment


2012 Archive List

Managing Estrogen:





Eating for Life, Not Cancer:








Our Minds, Our Cancer:




Cell Phones, Laptops and Other Perils:



And one to mention from this blog:


Don’t forget to tune in Tuesdays at 1pm for Survive and Live Well and visit the Archives.

I wish you all a healthy and happy New Year!

 Elyn

~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn is on the peer review board of the Natural Standard Database. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.



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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Juice for Life—Drink and Eat Your Vegetables


Juicing is all the rage, and for good reason.  Juicing is a great way to get those much needed 8-10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables that we all too often find hard to consume.   When I was diagnosed 6 years ago, my oncologist recommended juicing, said it is very healing.  Some therapies, such as the Gerson therapy, use juicing as a major component for healing.  For most, however, juicing is just an easy way to meet those daily requirements.

Tried it; don’t like it?  Try a different juice; we all prefer some vegetables more than others, and even find that some vegetables we love, we do not love in our juice.  For me it is beets and cabbage; love to eat them, do not care for them in juice.  Or maybe try a juice bar….there one can find some amazing combinations that are just as delicious as healthy. 

Think buying juice is expensive or decadent? I used to think so too…but shell out several hundred dollars for the juicer, tons for the organic produce, and spend copious amounts of time prepping, juicing and cleaning up, and you have yourself a bargain.  I still make my own occasionally, but mostly, I go to Iggy’s.  Iggy’s is a juice bar run by Ignacio Carrera, located within Vitahealth, a small apothecary where I get all my prescriptions, supplements, and a tremendous amount of advice.  And speaking of Iggy’s, you won’t find conventional produce there like you will in the trendy fad joints.  If your juice bar claims that they use organic and local produce, you can be sure that they are using conventional most of the time, at your expense.  Make sure they use 100% organic produce. Do your research, ask questions.

                   To Juice or not to Juice, that is the question

What I don’t suggest, is going on a fad diet where you only drink juice…especially if you are like me—no food, no mojo (and very cranky) and the toxic blood sugar rushes are not good for anyone. So drink your juice, between meals or with meals, or at least add some protein powder if your juice is to be your meal.  Juice cleanse for a day, okay, but not as a diet.  And remember, limit your fruit juicing as it creates a concentrated source of sugar (carrot juice will do the same).  I am not one to say no fresh orange or pineapple juice, just be sure to have it with a meal that contains fat, protein and/or fiber, all of which will slow the reaction. And, you shouldn’t count on juicing as your sole source of fruits and vegetables as you do lose the fiber as well as the skin, which is full of essential nutrients.   (Remember, if you want to regain some of the lost fiber, you can add it to your muffin batter or stir it into your soup.)

Also, the jury is still out on juicing raw crucifers.  Some feel that they contribute to thyroid problems, others disagree.  However, a daily juice should not pose any issues, and if you vary your juices, all the better.

Still not sold?  You can pack some serious servings in smoothies. I like to make one with an large handful of broccoli sprouts, one avocado, some superfood powers and some water or almond milk; you can also do this with baby spinach or other greens, but I find the sprouts mix in really well and do not make the smoothie bitter.  Experiment with your own;  Iggy makes a fantastic one he calls the Incredible Hulk…pretty funny, but it’s made with juiced cucumber and celery as a base, with kale, spinach and chard, a banana and some protein power mixed in. 

So, if you happen to live or traffic on the UES of Manhattan, stop in and say hello to Iggy; order Iggy’s Greens or a Hulk.  Oh, and don’t forget to ask Iggy to do a magic trick for you….the kids really look forward to it!  And you may even find that juicing encourages you and your kids to eat more fruits and veges.  Also, check out Iggy in Diary of a Social Gal.  That’s Iggy, upper right corner, but scroll down, and you will see One Lucky Duck…scroll down once more and you will see Iggy in his juice bar, at the Vitahealth Apothecary. 

Elyn
 
~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~

 
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, certified cancer coach, speaker, president of Elyn Jacobs Consulting, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation.  Elyn is the creator, owner and show host for the Survive and Live Well Radio Show. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn is also on the peer review board of the Natural Standard Database. She lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.



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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Coaching for Cancer Patients


A lovely lady emailed me yesterday asking if I could help her out.  She is offering her coaching services at a price you cannot beat as part of the requirements for certification.  Please see below for details.
 Coaching for Cancer Patients
Have you completed treatment and are looking to make some changes towards a healthier lifestyle?  There is a current opportunity to have your very own Integrative Health Coach to support you as you explore moving towards health.  An Integrative Health Coach is completing her coaching requirements at Duke Integrative Medicine's Professional Health Coaching Program and has opened up time to spend with you over the next couple of months.  Coaching usually involves an initial session which is between one and two hours and then 7 follow up weekly sessions for about a half hour to help you keep on track.  There is a minimal fee of $5/hour required to get credit for the coaching hours.  The first few to respond can have a partner in their journey to health.  Please contact Coleen at coleenbeddeo@hotmail.com to find out the details if you are interested.  All coaching is done over the telephone so it is easy to accommodate in your busy schedule!
 
Many people struggle with finding their "new normal" after cancer treatment--or just with getting on with their lives. Working with a coach can help.
Why, you ask would I recommend a coach to you when I am also coach? Because I truly see the difference a coach can make; I want to see her succeed and I want to see you succeed in your journey for wellness.
 
A note from Coleen:

I am an integrative health coach and have gone through the program at Duke Integrative Medicine. I am currently finishing up my certification. My career has changed direction in health care going from the business side to the patient advocate arena. My passion is helping others develop a healthier lifestyle. I especially enjoy working with cancer survivors who have completed treatment and are looking to develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle for more energy and vitality.
 
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

Click here to view my Tips on Nutrition and Cancer YouTube Video with www.BreastCanceranswers.com.

Click here to read my story on Integrative Oncology Essentials –Integrative Answers to Cancer.

Click here to view my story on CNN Money–Seven cancer survivors confronted life-threatening diseases and turned their experiences into successful small business ideas.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beyond Treatment for Cancer: Taking an Active Role in Survival


On Survive and Live Well, we talk about surviving, thriving and living well.  Part of that comes from the successful treatment of cancer; part of that involves never having the cancer return.  Over the next eight weeks, we will hear from a variety of health experts….people who strongly believe that we can and should be active participants in our health; that diet, exercise and passion are all part of healing and thriving.  Cancer treatment can include conventional alone, conventional mixed with commentary therapies, or through the use of more natural means.
 
Yesterday I spoke about eating real food.  Food; is it Good for Our Health or Our Cancer?  I’d like to stress again the importance of staying close to nature.  When you reach for a cheese substitute, take a look at the ingredients…do you recognize all or even most of them?  Did your great grandmother eat them?  If not, put it back; same for eggs, milk and other real foods.  Try to avoid packaged food.  Like quinoa? Sure, if often comes in a package; read the label. If it says quinoa, buy it. If it says quinoa and nine other ingredients, think again and be sure you know what they are.  Make better choices.  Take for example, almond milk.  The boxed versions come with carrageenan, but the refrigerated cartons do not.  The boxed versions also lack healthful enzymes.  So while not every choice is the perfect choice for health, we can make better choices. 

Eat passionately—eat real food for real health.  As you develop a passion for real food, you will notice you feel better and have more energy. Good food gives you energy. Eating well improves your mood. You will become someone who eats well because you love good food, not because your doctor or coach tells you to do it.

Join us Tuesdays at 1pm, EST, on www.W4CS.com, or via ITunes.  You can listen live, and don’t forget to enter your questions in our chat room!  For a schedule, please click here. 
For more information:
And don’t forget to visit the Archives for Survive and Live Well!
Elyn
Want to talk about your specific needs for an anti-cancer diet? Visit my website to schedule an appointment for one-on-one coaching.

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Same Guys, Different Room: Why we don’t have a Breast Cancer Vaccine


We could, you see, have a preventive breast cancer vaccine sooner, not later. I remember in my conversations with Dr Devra Davis, we talked about the ridiculously long delay for the declaration that smoking causes cancer; yup, the money was in the tobacco, and many of the honchos in the ACS were smokers.  So, it would seem to me that now the money is in big Pharma, and the FDA just doesn’t have the baba....guts (keeping it clean) to stand up to them or to turn down the money.  I read that in August 2011, the FDA gave Dr Keith Knutson the approval to proceed to the trial phase for two new cancer vaccines that fight cancer; the goal—to prevent recurrence.  While this is huge, what struck me is that maybe the FDA and Big Pharma thought this was okay because the caveat is that you won’t qualify for the vaccine unless you’ve already agreed to take their toxic and very expensive chemo.  So what if women don’t want to be diagnosed with breast cancer; have they considered this?  Have they considered that many don’t want to be told they have to accept chemo? Apparently not.  However, it moves; we will see this vaccine—if we live long enough.  Thank you, Dr Kathleen Ruddy for an informative and humorous post.  I have no doubt that this vaccine will become a reality; my hope is that it is sooner than later. http://breastcancerbydrruddy.com/?p=4183#more-4183

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

Follow Elyn on Twitter@elynjacobs, Facebook @Elyn Jacobs Consulting and LinkedIn @Elyn Jacobs

Click here to view Elyn’s story on CNN Money–Seven cancer survivors confronted life-threatening diseases and turned their experiences into successful small business ideas; read the stories of survivors whose cancer inspired them to help others with cancer.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ending Breast Cancer; is the Answer a Vaccine?


We all want to see the end of breast cancer; all cancers.  We have lost loved ones, friends and we are battling it ourselves.  While we haven't lost the war against cancer, we show few signsthat we are advancing against the enemy.
Most of you know that I choose natural over synthetic, food as my medicine.  I also believe that conventional medicine has its place.  For many, conventional medicine is the answer for cancer; for others, it is unsuccessful.  Some diseases resist or evade treatment, and even when successful, treatment is at best grueling, and often worse; breast cancer is one such disease.  We can keep developing new treatments, something we must do for all who are battling this disease now.  However, looking foward, I would like to see a world without cancer.  I am not a scientist, I don't have answers.  But what I do have is an open mind; I'd like to give vaccines a chance.  We can only do so much to prevent cancer, to prevent recurrence.  It's time to be more proactive on preventing this disease.  Many, like me, challenge the use and safety of vaccines; however, they might be our best chance at ending breast cancer as well as many other cancers.
The following is a post in which I share my frustrations and thoughts:
Have a healthy day....open your heart, your minds and enjoy life today!
Elyn
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs.  She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.  Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Exercise and Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Boot Camp

We all know it, hear it, read it---exercise reduces risk and increases survival.  However, sometimes we just need a little motivation.  Tamra Herb offers just that; whether you exercise for you or to raise money for cancer, you benefit.

Beat Cancer Boot Camp (BCBC) is designed to condition your body and mind for healing. The classes include a variety of exercises designed to be effective and challenging. Workouts are geared toward all fitness levels as you move through various stages of cancer treatment and recovery.
BCBC is a Nationally Recognized Fitness and Support Based Support Program. The program is designed to empower and inspire cancer survivors, spouses, family members, friends and anyone else who wants to join the battle against cancer and take charge of their lives! BCBC was developed to help motivate all who have been touched by cancer to stay active during cancer, treatment and beyond. BCBC creates very strong support groups where cancer survivors and their loved ones can come together to reclaim their lives with exercise and a shared appreciation for one another.
“We fight – not only for ourselves – but for all those who fought before us… including my parents  Eli & Barbara Posinoff”
 
Tamra Herb is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer of 16 years, Dietician and Naturopathic Doctor who has worked in the health field for over 20 years helping clients with all kinds of medical conditions including cancer recovery survivors. Tamra’s knowledge and motivation empower people physically, nutritionally and mentally to make permanent life style changes that truly create wellness in all areas of their lives.
 
Tamra runs a non-profit boot camp in Santte, CA. Contact Tamra Herb @ 1ehfitness@gmail.com

 
In good health,
Elyn
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs.  She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.  Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com..
 Follow Elyn on Twitter@elynjacobs, Facebook @Elyn Jacobs Consulting and LinkedIn @Elyn Jacobs
 
 
 
www.best fitnesss results .com and www.bcbc.com

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Food; the Natural Alternative for Tamoxifen and Aromatase Inhibitors


Estrogen can fuel the growth of some breast cancer cells.  If your breast cancer is estrogen-receptor positive, your doctor may suggest hormone therapy to reduce the risk of recurrence.   There are many ways to block the effect of estrogen or lower estrogen levels, but most oncologists recommend pharmaceutical remedies.   Tamoxifen is most often prescribed for pre-menopausal women to prevent recurrence, as well as to treat metastatic breast cancer; it is also sometimes prescribed to help prevent the development of breast cancer in women at high risk, such as BRCA carriers. Aromatase Inhibitors stop estrogen production in post-menopausal women; they work by blocking aromatase, the enzyme responsible for making estrogen.  AI’s are not effective for pre-menopausal women as they cannot stop the ovaries of these women from making estrogen.  However, these drugs all come with the risk of permanent resulting effects, such as heart damage, as well as a host of side effects, some temporary and some life threatening.  (For more information, please view the links at the bottom of this page) Many seek alternatives to these drugs, but there is not one simple magic bullet for a substitute and sadly, many doctors are not trained in alternatives.   However, managing estrogen is just one part of beating breast cancer.

Breast cancer is a multifactorial disease; therefore it must be targeted on many levels.  We must control the estrogen, cut off the pathways for cancer, and reignite the self-destruct button that cancer cells so cleverly turn off--normal cells have the ability to self destruct if they begin to reproduce too fast or become damaged; cancer cells disable the process and then are allowed to replicate and grow.  What magic bullet can do all this?  Food.
The compounds in everyday foods can block and manage estrogen just as effectively as drugs, yet cause no side effects and come with a host of other benefits. To block estrogen without a prescription aromatase inhibitor, eat plenty of celery, parsley, basil, artichokes, oranges, red grapes, onions, garlic, olives, olive leaves and extract and members of the cruciferous family. But those same foods can do so much more.
Quercetin, for example, found in apples, red wine, red grape skins, tomatoes, onions, and green tea, has anti-estrogenic effects and may reduce the metastatic potential of cancer cells.  It disrupts the process that turns healthy cells into malignant cancer cells and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties protect DNA from cancer friendly mutations.  And like Raid (ok, it's toxic, but you get the idea), quercetin stops cancer cells dead in their tracks, which can stop tumor growth, encourages cell death, and cuts off cancer pathways. Apigenin, found in foods like parsley and celery, can stop breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing and also blocks estrogen.Plant extracts such as turmeric, lycopene, and green tea can target cancer on many levels; they hit many targets and cut off pathways.  Combine a variety of these foods, and you have one powerful anticancer meal.  And remember, all fruits and vegetables have their own individual benefits, so include a wide, colorful variety to your day.  Just picture the lycopene in those carrots surfing your body on a seek and destroy mission, mopping up free radicals before they can damage your cells.  Peppers, they never get enough credit; they have tons of vitamin C without the sugar, and can lower your CRP, a critical marker for inflammation. And don’t even get me started on the dark chocolate…yes, food; it’s delicious, beautiful and can beat the socks off cancer.
 For more information, please visit:
http://elynjacobs.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/natural-alternatives-to-aromatase-inhibitors/.
Please understand that nothing in this post represents medical advice, and I encourage you to discuss this information with your integrative oncologist or naturopathic doctor. I have compiled this information solely for those seeking alternatives to Tamoxifen and Aromatase Inhibitors and cannot endorse either protocol.

Elyn Jacobs
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs.  She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. To learn more about Elyn’s coaching services and radio show, please visit:  http://elynjacobs.wordpress.com.  To tune into the Survive and Live Well radio show, please visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm (EST).
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Improving the Quality of Life of Children with Cancer by Deborah D Miller, PhD

The following is a guest post by Deborah Miller. Be sure to look for Deborah’s upcoming EFT tapping book “The Dragon with Flames of Love (Helping Children with Serious Illnesses Improve the Quality of their Lives)”

This book touches on topics specific to children with serious illnesses and is filled with information to help family members support their children. The stories are beautifully illustrated and based on real children who this technique has helped.

Improving the Quality of Life of Children with Cancer by Deborah D Miller

How does one deal with the emotions that occur when one’s child has a serious illness like cancer?  One incredibly powerful yet gentle way to do so is with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT o Tapping). It is a powerful, simple, noble technique that children and their families can use to manage their emotions, fears, traumas and even pains. Soft stimulation of specific points on the face and body with the fingertips, while focusing on a specific problem such as fear, and stating phrases about this fear removes the energetic and emotional imbalance in the body that creates the fear.

This technique compliments that of the hospital treatments. It doesn't interfere or replace but incorporates, augments and improves the existing treatments by providing powerful and necessary tools that relieve emotional trauma such as fear, loneliness, and unwillingness to cooperate with the doctor and/or nurses.

How can this be? Well, the body is first electrical than chemical. Thus, “tapping” positively stimulates the electrical system, which in turn stimulates the body’s natural chemical system. Instead of producing “stress hormones and chemicals” that weaken the immune system, the body produces “relaxation and healing hormones and chemicals” that strengthen the immune system and improve health.

Why is it important to manage these emotions?
Improving mood also improves the immune system. If you have a sad and depressed child their immune system is depressed or weakened. If you have a happy and cheerful child their immune system improves.

By tapping, these children release the fears, anxieties and much of the pain associated with cancer. It empowers the children to choose how they feel. It prepares them for the treatments they receive and allows them to choose to be relaxed so that these procedures are easier and more comfortable.  It is completely complementary to the treatments received.

Benefits of Tapping with Children:
·         Reduces stress and fear
·         Reduces pain and nausea
·         Eases the insertion of an IV
·         Improves mood
·         Empowers the child
·         Helps the child visualize their healing process
·         Gives them a tool to manage their emotions
·         It is fun to do and feels good

Benefits of Tapping for the family members:
·         Reduces their stress, anxiety and worry
·         Gives parents a useful tool to manage and improve their feelings while dealing with a serious illness in their child
·         Empowers parents to help themselves and their child feel calm

The quality of life for these children has improved drastically, and consequently that of their parents, the hospital staff, the doctor and others working with them. The healing process can be filled with peace, joy, love and laughter.  Tapping is one technique that helps make that possible.

About Deborah: Deborah D. Miller, EFT Expert, Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Dressing Your Truth Expert, Deeksha Giver, Reiki Master and Personal Motivation guide, is passionate about helping people release the emotional charge and traumas of their lives, especially the ones from their childhood. She does so using her scientific mind and intuition, which is a beautiful combination.

Deborah began volunteering in the children’s cancer area in September of 2007, applying EFT and other energy techniques to the children, parents and the nursing and medical staff to help them reduce stress, fear and anxiety and improve their mental and emotional health. Helping these children have tools to manage their emotions has led to a heart-felt passion to help more and more children all over the world. Her work in the hospital is complementary to the treatments given and is aimed at improving the quality of life of those involved.

To learn more about and/or support Deborah and her work with the children with cancer go to www.oaxacaproject.com or contact Deborah for private consultations and group sessions at ddmiller7@findthelightwithin.com or www.findthelightwithin.com

Elyn


Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs.  She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. To learn more about Elyn’s coaching services, please visit:  http://elynjacobs.wordpress.com.  To tune into the Survive and Live Well radio show, please visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm (EST).


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Preventing Breast Cancer; It’s Time.

Did you know that there is a vaccine capable of preventing 95% of all breast cancer? A preventive vaccine developed at the Cleveland Clinic by Professor Vincent Tuohy is ready for safety testing in women and may also be effective against the viral form of breast cancer, one that is thought to be involved with 40-75% of breast cancer. The vaccine has been found to be 100% effective in mice; remember anything that works in humans once worked in mice. Want to learn more?
This vaccine needs funding now, to get it through trials and into the hands of our doctors. Sadly, there is more interest in treating the disease than preventing it. Let’s change the conversation.  For a disease that is very difficult to cure, and for which treatment offers little certainty and often more disease, prevention is key.  Yes, we need to find a cure for the millions who are battling this disease; but let’s also invest in our future.  Join in, support the Pink Vaccine, help save millions of lives and even more pain and suffering…for our mothers, daughters, sons, husbands and lovers.  Fund the first vaccine to prevent breast cancer.
Elyn
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Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs.  She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. To learn more about Elyn’s coaching services, please visit:  http://elynjacobs.wordpress.com.  To tune into the Survive and Live Well radio show, please visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm (EST).

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lung Cancer News on W4CS.com

After losing her Mother to lung cancer in 2011, Joni Aldrich supports the cause to change the shocking lack of support for lung cancer causes. Joni is proud to say that her own poster is now part of the campaign. Why is that important? For every $15 spent on breast cancer, only $1 is spent on Lung Cancer in the U.S. The overall survival rate for Lung Cancer is still 15.5%. This hasn't changed in over 40 years ago. Anyone can get lung cancer. Joni interviewed Gabby Wilson on her show. She's a lung cancer survivor at 11-years-old. If you missed the interview with Gabby Wilson, it will be rebroadcast on www.W4CS.com, so stay tuned for details.

On Monday, July 30th, on
CANCER S.O.S., Joni’s interview was about 24-year-old Kelcey Harrison, who is running 3,500 miles across America to raise funds for lung cancer. She's running from New York City to San Francisco in memory of 22-year-old student and athlete at U.C. Berkeley, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with Lung Cancer in 2010 one year after diagnosis. To learn more go to: http://jillslegacy.org/.  Please visit: The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (www.lungcancerfoundation.org). If you missed the show, it will be rebroadcast on Saturday, August 4th on www.W4WN.com and www.W4CS.com.

Lung cancer claims more lives each year than breast, colon, liver, kidney, and melanoma cancers combined, due in part to a lack of early detection. Often symptoms don't appear until later stages of the disease when 5-year survival can be as low as 4%.   Sadly, about 85% of lung cancers are diagnosed in late stage.  While much progress has been made in the treatment of lung cancer, the best outcome may be achieved when tumors are discovered while still small. For more information, please visit: http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org/early-detection/, and view my interview with Greg Stanley, of Oncimmune, on Survive and Live Well, to learn more about early testing for lung cancer: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HBFWRWHQ.

WEGO Health is producing a series of videos for the lung cancer community that will focus on a patient journey through lung cancer.  If you are a lung cancer patient or caregiver who is looking to help raise awareness, share information and experiences, please contact:
Caitlin Cumming
Community Coordinator
WEGO Health

Join us daily on www.W4CS.com and www.W4WN.com  for the information you need now if you or a loved one has cancer.

Elyn Jacobs
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Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs.  She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. To tune into the Survive and Live Well radio show, please visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm (EST).