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On this page you will find more resources to help you learn more about cancer, treatments and choices.  Plus, links to information about paying for treatment,

 

WEBSITES

cancer.gov/dictionary  (dictionary of the U.S. National Cancer Institute defines terms many cancer patients may not understand)

chrisbeatcancer.com  (website of Chris Wark, who cured his cancer primarily with carrots)

cancerisover.org  (website of Ralph Cole, who cured his cancer entirely with carrots)

cancercleansecamp.com  (website of Judy Seeger, Naturopath)

Ann Cameron’s interview on Cancer Winner Talk Show

www.eattobeat.org  (website with evidence for anti-cancer foods; food lists and recipes)

CANCER CARE AND YOUR WALLET

Finding Financial Support Resources.  Cancer.Net.  http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/financial-considerations/financial-resources

Financial Assistance.  Cancer Care.org  http://www.cancercare.org/financial

A Quiet ‘Sea Change’ in Medicare.  [New rights to therapy at home under Medicare.]  New York Times, March 25, 2014.

How to Avoid Medical Debt.  Forbes, May 2011.

How to Avoid Medical Debt Disaster. The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual.  http://strikedebt.org/The-Debt-Resistors-Operations-Manual.pdf

Cancer Legal Resource Center  http://www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/

Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance  http://www.ada.gov/taprog.htm

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  http://www.eeoc.gov

Social Security Administration  http://www.socialsecurity.gov

 

COMPARING U.S. HOSPITALS

57 Best U.S. Overall Patient-Rated Hospitals 2014.  Becker’s Hospital Review.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/55-best-overall-patient-rated-hospitals.html

Medicare Hospital Compare  http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

The Joint Commission  http://www.qualitycheck.org/consumer/searchQCR.aspx

Find a doctor in your area  http://www.healthgrades.com

 

EPIGENETICS

What is Epigenetics?  Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah  http://www.learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/

Epigenetics.  Brainfacts.org.  November, 2011.  http://www.brainfacts.org/brain-basics/brain-development/articles/2011/epigenetics/

Cancer Chemoprevention by Dietary Polyphenols:  Promising Role for Epigenetics.  Biochemical Pharmacology, November, 2010.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20599773

Diet, Epigenetics, and Cancer Prevention.  Advances in Genetics, 2010.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123808646000080

Role of epigenetics in cancer initiation and progression.  Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 2011.  http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-0254-1_8

Cell signaling and regulators of cell cycle as molecular targets for prostate cancer prevention by dietary agents. Biochemical Pharmacology, October 2000.  http://science.naturalnews.com/2000/7079515_Cell_signaling_and_regulators_of_cell_cycle_as_molecular_targets.html

Relationship between Estrogen Receptor-Binding and Estrogenic Activities of Environmental Estrogens and Suppression by Flavonoids.  Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, July 2002.

Epigenetics and microRNAs.  Pediatric Research, 2007  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17413852

Epigenetic regulation of microRNAs in cancer: an integrated review of literature.  Mutation Research 2011.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21420983

Cancer chemoprevention and nutri-epigenetics: state of the art and future challenges.  Topics in Current Chemistry, 2013.  http://www.researchgate.net/publication/230810889_Cancer_Chemoprevention_and_Nutri-Epigenetics_State_of_the_Art_and_Future_Challenges

Epigenetics:  A New Link Between Nutrition and Cancer.  Nutrition and Cancer, 2013.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109175551.htm

Therapeutic microRNA Delivery Suppresses Tumorigenesis in a Murine Liver Cancer Model. CELL, June 12, 2009  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19524505

 

CARROTS

Diversity of anti-inflammatory polyacetylenes in colored carrots (Daucus carota L.).   Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology April 2009.  http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/23/1_MeetingAbstracts/899.1

Bioactive chemicals from carrot (Daucus carota) juice extracts for the treatment of leukemia. Zaini R, Clench MR, Le Maitre CL. Journal of Medicinal Food, November, 2011.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21864090

Chemical Composition of Carrots. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2012.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3550877/#CR144

 

LUTEOLIN

Luteolin as a therapeutic option for multiple sclerosis.  Journal of Neuroinflammation, October 2009.  http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/6/1/29‎

Luteolin limits infarct size and improves cardiac function after myocardium ischemia/reperfusion injury in diabetic rats.  PLoSOne, 2012.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22432030

Targeting cell signaling and apoptotic pathways by luteolin: cardioprotective role in rat cardiomyocytes following ischemia/reperfusion.  Nutrients, 2012.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23235403‎

The nutraceutical flavonoid luteolin inhibits ADAMTS-4 and ADAMTS-5 aggrecanase activities. Journal of Molecular Medicine, June 2011.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21365186

The effects of luteolin on osteoclast differentiation, function in vitro and ovariectomy-induced bone loss.  Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, January 2011.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20233653

Luteolin suppresses UVB-induced photoageing by targeting JNK1 and p90 RSK2. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, May 2013.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23551430

Anti-angiogenic Effect of Luteolin on Retinal Neovascularization via Blockade of 3 Reactive Oxygen Species Production.  IOVPapers in Progress.  October 2012.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23099493‎

Luteolin Inhibits Human Prostate Tumor Growth by Suppressing Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2-Mediated Angiogenesis.  PLoS Dec 2012.  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0052279

Luteolin, a flavonoid with potentials for cancer prevention and therapy.  Current Cancer Drug Targets, November 2008.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2615542/

 

NECROSIS AND APOPTOSIS

Inflammation and necrosis promote tumour growth.  Nature Reviews immunology, August 2004.  http://www.nature.com/nri/journal/v4/n8/full/nri1415.html

Cell Death Beyond Apoptosis.  Leukemia, August 2000.  http://www.nature.com/leu/journal/v14/n8/full/2401864a.html

Chemotherapy Can Inadvertently Encourage Cancer Growth.  MNT, August, 2012.  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248661.php

 

INFLAMMATION AND CANCER

Feeling the heat—the link between inflammation and cancer.  Cancer Research U.K. Science Blog, February 2013.  http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2013/02/01/feeling-the-heat-the-link-between-inflammation-and-cancer/

Cancer and Inflammation.  Nutritional Oncology, 2008.  http://nutritionaloncology.org/cancerCells&Inflammation.html

Targeting Inflammatory Pathways for Prevention and Therapy of Cancer: Short-Term Friend, Long-Term Foe.  Clinical Cancer Research, January 2009.  https://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/15/2/425.full

 

PROFITEERING

Steven Brill, A Bitter Pill:  Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us. How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care.  Time Magazine, March 2013.  http://www.nationalaccountexecutives.com/worth-the-read-a-bitter-pill-by-steven-brill.html

Steven Brill. “Bungling the Easy Stuff.”  Hospitals are still overcharging the poor. Obamacare was supposed to fix that too. What went wrong?  Time Magazine, December 2013.  http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2159286,00.html#ixzz2mfOjXohz

Hospital Chain Said to Scheme to Inflate Bills.  New York Times, January 2014.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/business/hospital-chain-said-to-scheme-to-inflate-bills.html?_r=0

Why Women Are Not Flocking to Tamoxifen.  Reporting on Health, November 2012.  http://www.reportingonhealth.org/2012/12/06/why-women-are-not-flocking-tamoxifen

Physician Gave Chemo to Patients Without Cancer, Feds Say. Medscape Medical News, August 2013.  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/809243

Marcia Angell, M.D., Drug Companies & Doctors:  A Story of Corruption.  New York Review of Books, January, 2009.  http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/jan/15/drug-companies-doctorsa-story-of-corruption/