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MEDICAL CANNABIS TREND (part 2): CONSIDERING CBD/THC TREATMENT

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By: Dr. Thomas G. O'Brien, II

When considering Medical Marijuana as a treatment option, one of the most difficult things to do is bypass the stigma associated with marijuana as an illegal substance. A popular concern is the fear of addiction and using a “psychedelic” drug.
Medical Marijuana: is derived from a natural source andacts on cannabinoid receptors that naturally exist in your cell membranes and which even naturally occur in breast milk! CB1 (exists in the brain) and CB2 (found in your immune system and throughout the rest of your body) are your body’s cannabinoid receptors. So, it can be said that your body is “built for cannabinoids” which can play a healthy role in boosting your immune system; protecting your brain, nervous system and cells against disease; relieving pain and inflammation; and more.
As with any medication, personal responsibility is paramount. The same risks involved with the misuse of any medication apply, except that Medical Marijuana is carefully culti…

MEDICAL CANNABIS TREND (part 1): WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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Evidence shows that for over 5000 years, Cannabis has been used as an anesthetic for chronic pain as well as a means of managing a wide list of disorders like rheumatism, malaria, tumors, jaundice and dysentery.  Today, extracts from medical marijuana (cannabinoids) are gaining significant attention as an herbal health treatment or supplement and is also growing in clinical use for managing a wide variety of disorders including cancers and musculoskeletal issues.

In July 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the Compassionate Care Act to provide a comprehensive, safe and effective medical marijuana program that meets the needs of New Yorkers.  According to the NYS Dept. of Health, medical marijuana is available in New York for patients with the following severe debilitating or life threatening conditions: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of t…

Awareness for a Cure Shares Airtime with Male Breast Cancer Coaltion @WBAB

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WBAB/WBLI (Cox Media Group) "Plugged Into Long Island" with Ted Lindner has been supporting all local non-profit groups since 2015, conducting exclusive live interviews with community leaders, fundraisers and cancer foundations. The popular island rock-station airs some of the most current shows that spotlight our many helpful crusaders and their projects including 'Bikers Against Child Abuse', St. Vincent de Paul', Memorial Sloan Kettering,  Hewlett House and the Suffolk County Marathon to name but a few.

November 19, 2018, WBAB/WBLI invited a NY community health crusader, Dr. Jesse Stoff - clinical cancer immunologist and co-founder of an advocacy organization called Awareness for a Cure (AFAC).  This year, Dr. Stoff introduces Marc Futterweit, regional ambassador of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) and two-time breast cancer survivor.  Together, they shared the mic and publicized vital information about this special type of cancer that seems to continu…

FIRST MALE BREAST CANCER JOINT TASK FORCE CONFERENCE: DOCTORS AND SURVIVORS BUILD FUTURE PLANS TO SAVE MORE LIVES

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November 10, 2018 marked the first Male Breast Cancer Coalition Screening Awareness Conference held in NYC. The Northeast Division led by Cheri Ambrose (co-founder) and her assembly of Male Breast Cancer survivors joined with NYCRA (NY Cancer Resource Alliance) to produce the first Educational Forum and Medical Presentation while celebrating their newly recruited medical experts in the MBCC Clinical Advisory Board.  This event also honored all MBCC Senior Ambassadors, survivors and an emotion-filled roll call of those who recently died from Male Breast Cancer.
The event kicked off with Ms. Ambrose presenting the history of the MBCC and words of loving appreciation for Director Peggy Miller and co-founder Bret Miller who made a surprise candid appearance via Skype from Kansas.  It was his male breast cancer diagnosis in 2010 that started it all for the (now) international foundation.

Dr. Robert Bard aided in establishing the Joint Task Force with MBCC to offer the…

AMERICAN SURGEON PIONEERS ADVANTAGES OF ROBOTIC MASTECTOMY

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by: Carmen Regallo-Dewitt, Ed.D. / Foreword by: Dr. Jesse Stoff

FOREWORD:
Breast Cancer is a potentially serious disease, but for breast cancer to occur, a lot of things have to be wrong with the body to begin with. When we look at a person's genetics, there could be some genetic factors that predispose us to certain kinds of cancers because of various alterations in our genes. But nowadays, most cancers are induced from toxins in our environment. We live in a very toxic time and the toxins in our air, in our food, in our water are carcinogenic. Meanwhile, we also live in an era of innovation where technology and education both play a powerful role in the battle for wellness and overcoming chronic illness and disorders.  Solutions are brought to us based on the high demand for lower risk treatments and a stronger layer of reassurance for patient longevity and survivorship.     - Dr. Jesse A. Stoff, Integrative Cancer Immunology (www.Imofny.com)


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How to Choose the RIGHT DOCTOR: (Patient Advocacy Series)

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Edited by: Carmen Regallo-Dewitt (awarenessforacure.org editor)

Today, we exercise our freedom of choice to seek complete confidence in our decisions. Seeking what's right for you is just that! I support all patients to be well-informed with research and asking a lot of questions that pertain to their health and issues.  Do not be swayed by pressure just because this doctor takes your insurance or the popularity of that procedure. The almighty Google is still on your side to answer any question about anything and anyone, where making an intelligent choice must be strategic and thought through.

THE SECOND OPINION
From the moment your physician calls you about a debilitating illness,  that inner voice may express curiosity about what other treatment options another doctor would prescribe?  You may want to get another perspective on your current diagnosis or get another set of professional eyes to review your reports.  All these concerns are quite natural and common - especially when it…

Cancer Experts & Survivors Join to Form Screening Program For 9/11 First Responders

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Next-Generation Cancer Imaging expert Dr. Robert Bard plus a list of cancer resource colleagues from NYCRA (NY Cancer Resource Alliance) helped establish a new joint effort to bring public awareness and alternative treatment options to the many first responders and survivors of the WTC disaster.Aptly called "9/11CANCERSCAN" (911cancerscan.com), Dr. Bard's collaborative project is part of a public outreach crusade to support the patient philosophy of "the second opinion", prompting the many exposed potential victims to pursue continued monitoring & screening in response to the growing list of cancer cases that are just now beginning to appear- as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other government health orgs.  
9/11 CancerScan's alliance of caregivers include survivors-turned crusaders, publishers, cancer researchers, environmental advocates, medical specialists and legal experts. Together, they share and promote awareness and offer in…