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Cancer healing therapy foundation aids 12 through donated funds

Original post made on Feb 3, 2010

Twelve cancer patients living in the Tri-Valley have been granted funds for complementary treatments such as acupuncture, acupressure, massages and deep breathing meditation as the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation marks its first full year in operation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 5:26 AM

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Posted by Debbie, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Feb 3, 2010 at 9:05 am

This foundation provides a wonderful service to cancer patients in the Tri-valley area. Here is the link to find out more: Web Link

If you want to help someone with cancer, help them fill out an short application (available online) and start receiving complementary services that will make their journey a little easier.


Posted by Les, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 13, 2010 at 7:35 am

This sounds great for "normal" cancer patients. Sadly, when you're diagnosed with a rare, incurable and fatal cancer such as myself, there are no more treatments or other alternatives left.
I've done the radiation and surgery (they were a one-time deal with no options left). When the cancer returns, which is 50-50 at five years and even greater at 10 years, I'll be told to go home and die, suffering what my oncologist said will be "a horrible and painful death." Yes, I will be given pain pills to ease the suffering, but nothing more.
So, this program, as much as I'd like to be a part of it, doesn't help me or others such as myself.
Oh, how rare? About 1,200 patients per year. Fatality rate: 79 percent.
Honest, we need to look beyond the "conventional" cancers and think of those who are beyond medical help with little or no hope left.


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