Archive for October 26, 2011

The Young with Cancer

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Cancer’s most isolated patients

For decades, the needs of adolescents and young adults with the disease have been slighted. That’s beginning to change. Physicians and researchers acknowledge that for decades, the needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer have been slighted. They frequently receive inconsistent treatment and follow-up care, and clinical trials and research focused on this age group have been scarce, according to oncologists and a report by the National Cancer Institute.

More than 72,000 adolescents and young adults — defined by the cancer institute as ages 15 to 39 — are diagnosed with cancer each year. For many, the disease is detected late for various reasons: Patients don’t recognize the symptoms or have no health insurance, or the cancer is initially mistaken for something else.

That may help explain why there has been very little improvement in cancer survival rates among adolescents and young adults, even as the rates for childhood cancers have risen steadily over the last few decades.

On top of the physical burdens of the disease, many young adults feel a painful isolation.
Physicians and researchers acknowledge that for decades, the needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer have been slighted. They frequently receive inconsistent treatment and follow-up care, and clinical trials and research focused on this age group have been scarce, according to oncologists and a report by the National Cancer Institute.

More than 72,000 adolescents and young adults — defined by the cancer institute as ages 15 to 39 — are diagnosed with cancer each year. For many, the disease is detected late for various reasons: Patients don’t recognize the symptoms or have no health insurance, or the cancer is initially mistaken for something else.

That may help explain why there has been very little improvement in cancer survival rates among adolescents and young adults, even as the rates for childhood cancers have risen steadily over the last few decades. 

On top of the physical burdens of the disease, many young adults feel a painful isolation.

Get on the Happy Train

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I am feeling really good today. This morning’s workout was tough but good and the group of athletes at 6a are a bunch of really fun people. Here we are, people from all backgrounds and reasons why we are there — from a 17 year old adding CrossFit to improve his wrestling performance, to middle age parents focused on regaining their fitness. Love the group of people that I meet. There are days when I really don’t want to go but then I think about what I will miss if I don’t…

We met up with one of the CrossFit ladies again — Diane.

Warmup

Drills
Inchworm
walking lunges
backwards walking lunges
high knees
toe touches
heel to butt
Handstands x5
Mobility work — roller ball and LAX ball

Skill
Deadlifts

WOD
Diane
21-15-9 reps for time of:
225 pound Deadlift
Handstand push-ups
DL: 155
time: 6:48

Baked Eggs

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Last night I tried a new recipe -

Baked Eggs
In a ramekin, add veggies and whatever else you are adding & a pat of butter.

(I added green onions, cilantro and ham.)


Then I cracked open 2 eggs on top. Salt & Pepper to taste. Bake at 350 for 12-15m or until the egg looks white and firm but still a bit runny.

Remove from oven and let stand -it will be hot! Enjoy…

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