Thursday, December 11, 2008

Partnering Up for The Cure

We were devastated when we learned that our grandmother was diagnosed of stage II breast cancer a couple of years back. She has lived all her life in Bohol but she chose to stay with us back in Cebu when she had her treatments. I saw with my two eyes how difficult it was for her dealing with the chemotherapy but with God’s help, she made it through the storm. In the first quarter of 2006, I, on the other hand, found out that I had a lump on my left breast. The doctor told me that I need to undergo a biopsy procedure to check if the lump is malignant or not. Oh boy, I broke into tears inside the clinic’s ladies room. We have breast cancer history in our family and I was just so afraid that my biopsy will turn out to be malignant. I had it removed through an out-patient minor surgery and I was thankful that it was just benign.

Medical researchers continue to look for the cure for breast cancer. Cryo-Cell recently announced research partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in researching the potential treatment of breast cancer using stem cells collected from menstrual blood. Stem cells have already been used in Treating Diseases, including numerous types of malignancies, anemia's, inherited metabolic disorders and deficiencies of the immune system. Cryo-Cell’s research partnership with the NIH is a major step towards discovering potential breast cancer therapy.

3 replies:

irish daisies said...

you have been tagged on my blog :) not sure if you did this one yet. have a great weekend

meretrisha said...

that's good news net. hopefully, with all the research going on, cancer won't be a scary diagnosis anymore.

Monica said...

Hi Jenn! thanks for your comment & and suggestion..I truly appreciate it!

Have a wonderful weekend ;-)