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Donate To Cancer
Every month i donate for cancer and people keep dying why isnt there a cure, do doctors waste the money that we donate in something else?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Can you please list the most common ideas to give to people if they donate to breast cancer research?
Think Pink: There are many reputable organizations out there that raise funds for breast cancer, but the breast cancer research foundation actually contributes about 90% of its funds to research. http://www.bcrfcure.org/ also consider supporting the american cancer society. http://www.cancer.org/. ...Read more
I'm wondering if i donate my hair to cancer will it still be used in some way to support locks of love?
Depends: I believe you have to donate at a site that works with locks of love. Those can be found online or by contacting the organization. ...Read more
City of Hope: Call City of Hope and they tell you. ...Read more
I was called to donate blood for a cancer patient and in pre examination got to know that i a having high Hemoglobin Count(17.7mg/dl).
could u pls suggest further course of action to be taken or test that u could recommend?
What area of my body will skin be donated for my facial cancer reconstruction? I will need to have skin on my forehead and cheeks excised because of skin cancer. Cancer reconstruction surgery will most likely be needed. What kind of preparations are neede
After : After excision of a skin cancer on the face, the area can be reconstructed by moving skin right next to the area into the area, also known as an "adjacent tissue transfer" or by covering it with skin removed from a distant part of the body, also known as a "skin graft". The decision on which to use is based on how large the defect is and a how much skin is available next to it that is mobile enough to move into the area without distorting the normal anatomy of the face. Skin for a skin graft can come from anywhere else in the body. A common donor area for the forehead is the extra skin in the neck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not much value: Most patients can easily find a hair piece(wig) which suits them, so they may not like your hair all that much. ...Read more
Charitable Societies: There are many foundations or charitable societies whose mission it is to try to find cures for cancers. Many of these are specific for particular types of cancers. Some examples include the american cancer society, the brain tumor society, or the kommen foundation (for breast cancer). Most major universities or hospitals also have foundations or initiatives for cancer research. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Most people with leukemia are likely to be anemic and not pass the screening. In the unlikely event that they are unaware of their illness (for example, mild early cll), the donor's body is almost certain to reject the foreign cells as from an unmatched transplant. I've never heard of leukemia transmitted by transfusion. And we screen for htlv-i. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the type of cancer you have, how long you've had it or if you're actively being treated for it, you may not be allowed to donate. If you had cancer years ago and are otherwise well, you may be able to. Please check with your local blood center to see what their specific requirements are for donors. ...Read more
Closest: Donate to the one most convinient to you; they are all for a good cause. ...Read more
Tons: The first one that comes to mind is the american cancer society but most kinds of cancers have charitable societies you can contribute to, like the susan komen for breast or the lymphoma/leukemia society. Give only to reputable groups, though. Also consider st jude children's hospital. They do god's work with those kids. ...Read more
Hyundai: The hyundai corporation has funded pediatric cancer research by donating >$70 million since 1998. Disclaimer: I have received funding from them in the past to further my research in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma. They are great, and i hope they inspire other corporations to help fund a cure for childhood cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer