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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?

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?

No: Cancer is a very complex disease process. Every year we find out more about it, what the mechanisms are, different drugs that may help treat, etc. Each cancer has its own unique treatments. We are making progress, but it is a slow process. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What can the average person do to help donate something to cancer/childhood cancer?

What can the average person do to help donate something to cancer/childhood cancer?

Find what fits: Find a charity or organization that you believe in and donate what time or money you feel able to. Ther eis no one right answer, it will depnd on what you are willing and able to do. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common ideas to give to people if they donate to breast cancer research?

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

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Is it ok to donate organs after having cancer?

The one organ: One can alwaof transplanting a cancer with the organ.Ys donate is the cornea, but you can contact unos about your specific cancer. Since transplant requires immunosuppression, there is risk. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i donate my hair to cancer will it still be used in some way to support locks of love?

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

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Place to donate blood for ovarian cancer victim?

Place to donate blood for ovarian cancer victim?

Red Cross &CBC: Red cross and community blood centers collect blood and provide it to hospitals. It is generally not recommended to place restrictions on who may receive the blood you donate. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How do I go about donating my hair to cancer victims?

How do I go about donating my hair to cancer victims?

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

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What organization to donate to help with curing cancer?

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

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What happens if someone with blood cancer donates blood?

What happens if someone with blood cancer donates blood?

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

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Is it possible for you to donate blood if you have cancer?

Is it possible for you to donate blood if you have cancer?

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

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Am i able to donate my bleached hair for cancer?

Am i able to donate my bleached hair for cancer?

Yes: Hair that is donated is used to make wigs or other hairpieces for cancer patients who have lost their hair. I'm sure that your bleached hair will make a fine wig for a grateful cancer patient. ...Read more

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Could you give me sites where you can donate money or anything to cancer research?

Could you give me sites where you can donate money or anything to cancer research?

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

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Are there any companies that donate a % of their profits to cure children's cancer?

Are there any companies that donate a % of their profits to cure children's cancer?

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 more

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