For most, Veteran's Day is a day meant to honor those who serve and defend our country. Many restaurants offer special discounts and free meals for those who choose to dine with them on this day. Unfortunately, not all of these free meals go as plan. In fact, one Texas Chili's is receiving a lot of criticism after the manager took back a free meal from veteran Ernest Walker this past Friday.
NEOS is proud to present Military Appreciation Night hosted by the Hartford Yard Goats. As a company, we are committed to engaging our community and showing our appreciation for all that our men and women in arms do for us. Throughout the night, we will be honoring those that served and those that are still serving our country through pre-game, on-field ceremonies and between-innings promotions, capped off with a fireworks show.
In September of my junior year of high school, my mom told me for the third time that she had cancer. She had spent the entire summer coughing. It was a bad summer cold or maybe a stubborn case of bronchitis. No one could seem to figure out what was causing the cough. A late summer bronchoscopy finally solved the case. It was cancer. Calmly, she reassured me on that September day, “It’s an early stage cancer. They say it’s very treatable. We’ve been down this road before.” The next nine months was a road that no one in my family had traveled. Frequent doctor visits, chemotherapy treatments, and hospitalizations became our new normal. We painstakingly watched as each round of chemo treatments devastated and weakened her. Through everything, my mom was resilient, tough, and determined to live.
Many humans in the world suffer from cancer. This disease has caused many people to lose their life or even their loved one’s life. Researchers have done many studies to try and tackle this deadly infection, but everything they have tried has either caused cancer to progress or come
“ This could be a life or death situation.” Wow I have cancer. I might die soon. This is horrible I always planned on having a great long life filled with dog treats and belly rubs, but this just got in the way of that.
When her cancer was in the third stage she had an operation. She knew all about the disease, since her husband died from lung cancer even after he underwent chemotherapy treatments.
Understanding military culture can help me in my social work practice with clients who are in the military or have family members because this allows me to gain a sense of empathy of what they have been through. Gaining cultural competence toward the military culture demonstrates how I can better fit their needs and aid them with the proper resources that are available. It is important for me to understand their language, the reasons why they have decided to join the military and the sacrifice they have put in to the military service. If I myself, as well as other social workers, don’t understand the importance of this we will not be able to adequately intervene and offer care to these families. It is even more important to be familiar with
Catabolism of adipose tissue is a major feature of cachexia in various chronic diseases, including cancer.”13 A decrease in fat synthesis or an increase in lipolysis can deplete fat stores. Nutritional management of dogs (and cats) with cancer is a part of a multimodal approach to therapy that the veterinary team should consider when initiating treatment. Providing appropriate nutrition may improve the quality of life, enhance the effectiveness of treatment, and increase survival time. Wortinger et al explain, “Alterations in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism precede obvious clinical disease and cachexia in dogs with cancer and may persist in animals with clinical remission cancer. Key nutritional factors in animals with cancer include soluble carbohydrates, fiber, protein, arginine, fat, and omega-3 fatty acids”13. Clearly there is a lot to consider when looking at lymphoma in
We maintain high level of communication and open to learning new and smart ways to provide effective treatment. We want to ensure to increase the lifespan of the pets and help them live a better life.
Diagnosed with Stage 1A Breast Cancer, Shannon had one of the most treatable forms of cancer. Shannon’s tumor was a mere 1.8 centimeters in diameter and was labeled as a grade two tumor. Shannon quickly scheduled an appointment with an oncologist and prepared herself to go through the fight of her life. Much to Shannon’s surprise, the oncology team that would be treating her took a multidisciplinary approach to treating her cancer. This means that all of her medical providers would meet together and discuss her condition, allowing for no information to be missed by any provider. After a lumpectomy, thirty-seven radiation treatments, and being placed on a hormone therapy pill that she would take for the next ten years, Shannon showed no signs of disease. She had beaten her battle with breast
As in humans, cancer in canines is fairly common. There are various types of tumors that are commonly seen as cancerous tumors can develop from any type of tissue and any location. Having knowledge and awareness about the various types of Canine Tumors is the key to monitor your pet and possibly detect the abnormality at an earlier stage. Do remember that early stage detection without metastasis helps in increasing the chances of proper treatment and possibly cure.
“Cancer does not have a face until it’s yours or someone you know.”(Del Monte) Cancer is a worldwide disease that affects each and every person either directly or indirectly. In the human body, there are millions of cells that grow and divide to create new cells as the body needs them. However, when cancer develops, the cells begin to divide uncontrollably creating abnormal cells. According to the Canadian Cancer Foundation, there are over 555 people diagnosed with cancer daily. With that being said, Cancer is a major concern in today’s society that affects everyone, both patients and their loved ones, and requires immediate treatment as a solution.
Skin cancer in dogs is very common and is found in different forms. It is not always possible to see any changes to the cancer cell, unlike in humans where we can see changes in color etc. Therefore a biopsy is the only guaranteed way to confirm if they are benign or malignant. A biopsy is simply the removal of a small sample of the tumor which is sent off for pathology testing. If the tumor is small your vet may remove all of it to be used for the biopsy.