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During the past one hundred years, cancer rates have absolutely skyrocketed, devastating many families and presenting people with the unfamiliar challenge of having to watch multiple people in their immediate circle deal with the disease at some point in their lives. In this article, we will discuss the three steps you should be taking to maximize your loved one's chances of survival and quality of life during their battle with cancer.

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Primarily, it is imperative to have a loving and caring attitude when dealing with your loved one. Your job is to give him or her emotional refuge by giving him or her a break from the trauma of constant stress. Do not talk about the cancer all the time, and do not dwell on the potential prognosis. Instead, focus on living life to the fullest with your loved one because the more fun he or she has, and the more he or she laughs, the better his or her chances of survival are. Do not argue with him or her, do not mention bills or other stressful situations, and do not try to convince your loved one to

Relapse is not a word that cancer patients want to hear.  There may be good news on the horizon, however, for those with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia and indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.  Idelalisib, a new drug from Gilead, has shown some very promising results in recent studies.

Both chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (iNHL) are cancers that involve white blood cells.  In CLL patients, the body produces too many abnormal lymphocytes; they crowd out healthy blood cells and lead to anemia, bleeding and infections.  In NHL patients, the cancerous white blood cells can arise anywhere in the lymphatic system: lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and even tonsils.  Enlarged lymph nodes, fever and weight loss are characteristic.  In both diseases, previously treated patients can relapse multiple times.  With each relapse, the disease can become increasingly refractory to standard treatment regimens.

Enter idelalisib, an investigational drug that inhibits the PI3K delta signaling system.  PI3K delta is involved with the activation, growth and

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The cover of the book "Nowhere Hair" shows a mom, little girl and dog playing on the beach. But there's something a little different about this mom: she doesn't have hair. This is the premise of "Nowhere Hair," a book written by Sue Glader to help parents explain cancer and chemotherapy treatments to children.

The book's narrator is a little girl whose mom is missing her hair. The little girl goes looking for her mother's hair all throughout her home. Her mother explains to her daughter that medicine made it fall out, and that it was nothing the little girl did to make that happen. Written in rhyme, the book covers many sensitive topics, such as cancer, wearing hats and scarves to cover a head and that some people look different, which is okay.

The organization selected the book for children ages 3 to 12 to help kids understand a parent's diagnosis. The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards also selected the book as its 2011 Gold Medal Winner in the "Health" category.

Author Sue Glader is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Marin County, California. She

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This interview was taped in April 2013, prior to the "Fashion For Jandie" benefiting event.

Jandie's story is long and heart breaking about her battle with stage four Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma; But to summarize it- in the beginning, she was rejected by doctors when complaining about her excruciating leg pain, being accused of only wanting pain killers. They eventually sent her to physical therapy creating pressure and strain, thus causing her leg to break, all the while not knowing she had bone cancer. Since the doctors pushed her away instead of trying to figure out the issue, her cancer then spread to her lungs until it was finally found.

On February 9th, 2015, she found out the cancer was now in her brain, as well. February 11th she had emergency brain surgery and they were only able to remove 80% of the tumor, as the remaining 20% was up against a blood vessel that affects her motor skills.

Jandie has also had tremendous stress with her finances in supporting her battle against cancer. Her medical bills are deep in collections, and every month she has