It’s our THRIVE GANG HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY! Why? ...because tis the season and why not make a special THRIVER feel supported and loved during the most special time of year?! 💝 ONE lucky THRIVER will receive a THRIVE GANG logo Dad hat in any of our three color options (black, pink or white) and a 14K Gold filled 18” “Awareness Ribbon Necklace”🎗
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Please enter between December 13th through December 17th. Winner will be announced on our instastory Monday December 18th. Giveaway open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted through DM. Good luck gorgeous THRIVERS 👸🏻👸🏼👸🏽👸🏾👸🏿 #giveaway#contest#thrivegang#freebies
✌🏼2 weeks ago today☝🏻
I woke up from a pleasant dream re: vacation somewhere warm, romantic, and magical. I can’t remember having a dream as good as this one in a long while, so I aggressively interrupted Daniel’s 6am viewing of Return of the Jedi just to explain it to him in full detail (Which is basically a cardinal sin to someone who loves #starwars as much as he). And as I continued to shake loose out of my dreamy stupor, I felt reality loom it’s way in: bone aches, pain in my pelvis and hips, fatigue—more pleasant surprises brought to you by the Great Chemo Detox of 2017.
This #postchemo life is such a paradoxical one, pining after all the hopes and dreams about remission and vacation and eyelash hair growth while navigating the undertow of fear, uncertainty, and loss in new phases of this wild ride. And don’t even get me started on the waiting. (Can we just get on with things?!) I’m going to believe that good dream is a foreshadowing of good things to come—because maybe it isn’t. But either way, I am happy as a peach to celebrate 2 Wednesday’s Chemo free!
We are so glad about your support; every single shared Post, word of mouth, chat with friends counts and is worth so much for this #goodcause in collaboration with @fondazioneumbertoveronesi.
Thanks to @vanityspaceblog for spreading the word about our special #pinkbox made to raise found and awareness against #breastcancer . For every kit sold - available in our international and US ecommerces- we will collect and donate 50% of the proceedings to help fighting this horrible disease. If you want to help us share and gift this super special and super pink set! 🎀 #pinkisgood#tekbrushes#teklovers#fondazioneumbertoveronesi
SLEEP is VITAL for a healthy caregiver! I *highly recommend* having someone else on "night duty" as often as needed to feel refueled. (This is a great opportunity for friends/family to help out!) Even if your loved one doesn't get up that much, YOU will sleep MUCH sounder without the looming responsibility of someone else's needs. 😴 😴 This is Melissa, our "night nurse" (3x/wk) who has been on Team Phil since Day One! Hers is the soothing voice and compassionate presence in the middle of the night that keeps Phil feeling safe & secure. 💖 💖 Two yrs ago, at the age of 36, Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has since endured surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. Aside from her surgical recovery periods, Melissa continued her night shifts with Phil so *I* could sleep. For that, I am forever in awe of her fortitude, and deeply moved by her devotion to our family. I'm thrilled to report that this pint sized powerhouse of an amazing woman & professional caregiver is now CANCER FREE 💖 💖 #caregiver#endalz#alzheimers#dementia#breastcancerawareness#breastcancer#cancerfree#facesofcare ( #📷 @louiseshapiro via @latermedia )
One of the most popular due to it’s easy access, and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Skogafoss is a difficult location to photograph among the throngs of tourists. I walked up a little closer than most, set up my tripod and 10 stop neutral density filter, and took a series of long exposures while continually wiping the spray off my camera. The ghost person you see at the base of the falls was the only person I captured in this shot, but I decided to leave them to convey a sense of the massive scale of this fall.
If you Google "Skogafoss in Black and White", you will find many stellar, beautiful images of this iconic waterfall in monochrome; this is just my take. 🖤
<개인맞춤 면역치료는 어떻게 작용하는가?>
면역이란 외부에서 유입되는 바이러스, 세균 등으로부터 스스로를 보호하는 방어 체계입니다. 정상인의 몸에서도 매일 약 5,000개 이상의 암세포가 발생하지만 면역체계를 통해 암에 걸리는 것을 방지하고 있습니다. 그러나 암세포는 다수의 항원(암 표식)을 갖고 있어 면역체계로부터 자신을 숨길 수 있기 때문에 면역력을 이용한 자가치료가 불가능해집니다.
Ventus에서 제공하는 차세대 항암면역치료는환자의 종양에서만 발견되는 특정 항원(암 표식)을 환자 자신의 면역체계가 인식할 수 있도록 함으로써 특정 암 세포만을 공격할 수 있는 면역능력을 활성화 시켜줍니다. 본 치료기술은 미국, 영국, 독일, 이스라엘, 스위스 등지에서 활발히 사용되고 있으며, 탁월한 효능이 지속적으로 보고되고 있는 최첨단 개인맞춤형 항암치료방법입니다.
Immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend against germs and viruses. It is known that even normal people generate more than 5,000 cancerous cells each day, which are effectively being defended by their own immune system.
However, at some point, human’s natural immune system may no longer be able to identify cancerous cells as abnormal. This will make the immune system defenseless and let cancerous cells proliferate to form a tumor.
Ventus offers a next-generation immunotherapy solution using tumor-specific antigens separated from patient’s own tumor acquired at the time of surgery. This therapy will enable patient’s own immune system to recognize cancerous cells again and initiate attack.
This type of immunotherapy is now being widely tested and used at a number of institutions/clinics in the United State, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, Swiss, etc., and the reported results are very promising. This is a truly personalized immunotherapy solution specifically tailored to treat each individuals using the unique antigens derived from their own tumor cells.
On December 18th, 2015 I found a lump in my right breast and went for a mammogram (with ultra sound) at a Burbank Radnet facility.
After a quick glance, the tech told me that I needed to have biopsies and - despite not having the authority to say anything more than that - told me she thought it was breast cancer. I'll never forget what she bluntly said: "I wouldn't want that in me," and walked out without another word. To say she lacked tact would be kind. It was devastating.
Based on that comment, I started making frantic calls from the Radnet facility dressing room cubby hole to my dear friend, Rita, who once had a breast cancer scare (it turned out not to be). She recommended an amazing oncologist who helped her years earlier - Dr. Waisman at City of Hope. Seconds later, I called the City of Hope front desk from the cubby hole. My journey had begun.
I was now a patient at City of Hope where I underwent countless tests, biopsies, MRIs, surgeries, a partial mastectomy/lumpectomy, a port insertion (and eventually removal), etc. Instead of starting a family, I rushed through fertility treatments to make and preserve embryos before chemo. 12 rounds of chemo for 12 weeks, 11 months of immunotherapy, 5 weeks of radiation, and now 5 years of an estrogen blocker that is basically a "light chemo." I have scars and tattoos that are badges of honor that mark my journey. Today, I am happy to say that I'm CANCER FREE!
The ups and downs provide challenges and choices that no one should ever have to face, but these ups and downs also provide us with a glimpse into humanity and the strength we all can possess and the true beauty of life. This has brought my family and friends closer. Life is filled with moments of "when things get real" and without those "real" moments we wouldn't appreciate what is truly important to each of us.
To mark the two-year anniversary of the day that changed my life, I've chosen to post a video from my personal youtube channel that makes me smile - it's a happy moment during one of the toughest times. This video was shot about 4 hours after my 10th chemo and features a few of those who are dearest to me and helped me on this journey. Everyone in th
Daisy, Stella, and Sammy are 3 dogs who help women who suffer from breast cancer. These dogs help with the extreme physical and mental strain that is caused from the multiple treatments and therapies that are needed to help recovery. I drew these dogs because donations help provide therapy dogs to cancer patients, as well as other vital resources needed for recovery. You can donate today at cbcf.org (link in my bio.) The website allows you to choose where your donation goes to, whether it's towards finding a cure, current patients, or in tribute of family members. Any amount really helps, even $1 makes a huge difference!
Some statistics on breast cancer in Canada:
❣ 26% of cancers diagnosed in women will be breast cancer.
❣1 in 30 Canadian women will die from the disease.
❣ The 5 year survival rate is currently at 87%.
❣Breast cancer also affects men with approximately 230 men being diagnosed this year.
#SurvivherSunday ❤️😊 This #survivor is a bit different. She’s never truly been diagnosed with #cancer but she was diagnosed with the BRCA2 gene and as a result had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy to protect her future. -Michelle #Survivher
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For the past few days I have been struggling. It has been almost a year since being diagnosed. My body isn’t the same, weakened muscles and constant fatigue. Aches and pains and nasty side effects that chemo left for me. Im reminded every morning when I open my eyes that cancer took away my the innocence of my health. It’s a struggle each and every moment of the day. Im am and will continue to be a positive and very thankful person. Im alive... I have an amazing family and I am so blessed in so many ways. But some days and some moments I get lost in the fear, stuck in the trauma and blurred by this new normal. It will continue to be something I will have to face and I will get through. Some memories are just more anxiety provoking then others. #survivor#breastcancer#sideeffects#lymphedema#neuropathy#fearofrecurrence