Lymphoma of the ankle. Really? (cont)

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Since I don't subscribe to the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, I plunked down $5 to gain 24-access to the paper because the abstract gave up little information and frankly I wanted to know how it ended.

Answer: Not well.

Lymphoma of the ankle. Really?

Scanning the daily oncology journal headlines as I do every day, I landed on something from the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, not a journal I'm accustomed to seeing. A paper there reports on the case of a woman in her 60s who was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the ankle. [Mendeszoon MJ, Wire KR. "Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Ankle." J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 100(6): 505–510, 2010].

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The bully of the ribbon and the value of pink

November is here, let the pink tide finally recede. This year the tide was especially aggressive.

Is it time to rethink the pink?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to the credit of those behind its promotion, it would be next to impossible not to have noticed. Pink is everywhere.

The National Cancer Institute spends more money on breast cancer research than on any other cancer, by a wide margin. On average, about $562 million goes towards breast cancer annually; at a distant second is prostate cancer, with $302 million.

Question: How many types of lymphoma have been identified?

Despite its status as the seventh most common cancer type and the most frequently diagnosed hematologic (blood) cancer in the United States, results of a recent survey show that very few Americans truly understand lymphoma.

According to the results of a national survey commissioned by the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) that examined the public's awareness of lymphoma, there is an astonishing level of disconnect between public perception and reality.

Google MD: Raising your risk of being misled

Almost anything and everything can raise your risk of developing cancer, and I can prove this by submitting it to the ultimate standard of proof: the Google search. Studies show that Google searches are fast, cached, and real.

According to just such a search this morning, the following things increase your risk of developing cancer:

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Soccer-Mom Carcinoma, starring Laura Linney

I don't have Showtime—I've always been an HBO guy—but even if I had it I wouldn't watch the new Laura Linney show, The Big 'C'. I don't object to the idea of the show or to the plot (imdb.com's offering: "A suburban mom, diagnosed with cancer, tries to find the humor in the disease"), but I do object to the show on a couple grounds.

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I spent $93,000 and all I got was this lousy legacy

Hey you, does the high cost of health care in America piss you off?

Do you wonder why it's so bloody expensive?

Well here's one reason, it's called Provenge®. Provenge is the first therapeutic cancer vaccine to be approved by the FDA. Its maker, Dendreon, calls it a 'treatment' but it's not much of the sort.

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