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Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring is here! Listen to the birds sing and enjoy!

Slowly my knuckles came into view, my pudgy hands giving them up! Then the tendons in my hands. Finally appearing to a rave review - the veins in my hands. 
Other things are happening as well. Things are sagging, fat holders with less and less fat. I even have wings, instead of upper arms - they were chubby, but still firm. That is history - for this time. Changed body bits. 
I am encouraged. Those changes are not as pretty, but I can still celebrate. These changes weren't unexpected, and I will endure until the end. Look at my scoop neck sweater. It is important to celebrate all changes! My girlfriend in Oshawa gave me this sweater, it is a women's Large - (not a plus size! YAY!) and if I tuck it in, I can get away with it not riding up on my midriff. Feeling positively feminine these days. 
I found an interesting article on a link between ovarian cancer and obesity. I located it on the Science Daily website. As my pals know, I did struggle with Ovarian cancer and treatment from November 2007 until after the chemotherapy in 2008. I have been cancer free since the surgery on January 2008 until now - three years and three months. We can't do things like this alone. 
I had the constant encouragement of Lynda A., who not only helped me, but took out staples, stitches, etc. She is the best friend EVER. Helping both of us, was Jesus, not forgotten for a second. I have been blessed with no relapse and am  visiting my oncologist every 6 months instead of every 3 months!

see www.sciencedaily.com for other related articles.

Obesity Linked To Elevated Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2009) — A new epidemiological study has found that among women who have never used menopausal hormone therapy, obese women are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women of normal weight. The research indicates that obesity may contribute to the development of ovarian cancer through a hormonal mechanism.
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal of gynecologic malignancies, and has a 5-year survival rate of only 37 percent. While studies have linked excess body weight to higher risks of certain cancers, little is known about the relationship between body mass index and ovarian cancer risk.
To investigate this issue, Dr. Michael F. Leitzmann of the National Cancer Institute and colleagues studied 94,525 U.S. women aged 50 to 71 years over a period of seven years. The researchers documented 303 ovarian cancer cases during this time and noted that among women who had never taken hormones after menopause, obesity was associated with an almost 80 percent higher risk of ovarian cancer. In contrast, no link between body weight and ovarian cancer was evident for women who had ever used menopausal hormone therapy.
According to Dr. Leitzmann, these findings support the hypothesis that obesity may enhance ovarian cancer risk in part through its hormonal effects. Excess body mass in postmenopausal women leads to an increased production of estrogen, which in turn may stimulate the growth of ovarian cells and play a role in the development of ovarian cancer.
Among women with no family history of ovarian cancer, obesity and increased ovarian cancer risk were also linked in this study. However, women that did have a positive family history of ovarian cancer showed no association between body mass and ovarian cancer risk.
These latest findings provide important additional information related to women's risks of developing ovarian cancer. "The observed relations between obesity and ovarian cancer risk have relevance for public health programs aimed at reducing obesity in the population," the authors wrote.
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  1. Michael F. Leitzmann, Corinna Koebnick, Kim N. Danforth, Louise A. Brinton, Steven C. Moore, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Arthur Schatzkin, and James V. Lacey, Jr. Body mass index and risk of ovarian cancer. Cancer, Online: January 05, 2009; Print: February 15, 2009 DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24086
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1 comment:

  1. Good to see you doing so well, dahling! This is really the best thing that's happened to you in a long time. It's given you your life back. Mark