Tag Archives: cancer

Let’s talk about Kidney Cancer

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Our kidneys are bean shaped organs in our bodies.  Every day our kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out approximately 2 quarts of waste and water.  This waste and water becomes our urine.  Most everyone is born with 2 kidneys.

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Here are the risk factors of kidney cancer:

  • Smoking– if you currently smoke, please stop 
  • Obesity
  • Having a relative that had kidney cancer
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having advanced kidney disease, especially if you are on dialysis
  • Taking “water pills” /diuretics
  • Workplaces that expose you to certain chemicals/ herbicides and solvents.

Here are some warning signs of kidney/renal cancer:

  • Bloody urine (medical term: hematuria)
  • Weight loss
  • A consistent fever
  • Fatigue/tiredness
  • Low back pain in the kidney area
  • A mass or lump in the back or side area
  • Anemia
  • Loss of appetite/ not hungry

If you have any of these signs, please see your doctor immediately to be check out.

Help to Support Cards of Hope

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To check out our website that this fundraiser supports:
www.cards-of-hope.com

Another thankful Cards of Hope Recipient

This video and comment came from a lady that we write to in Chile.  This is what Cards of Hope is all about!

“Thank you Lacie for sending my cards. You make me so happy when I see the cards and they are like little surprises because they just appear in my house. The little bracelet and doggie necklace made me girlie and I love them and my kitty stickers and my tattoos. It is very hard for me to post and hope you like it and watch it all. love you”

Ovarian Cancer

Here are some statistics about Ovarian cancer.

  • A woman’s lifetime risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 72. A woman’s lifetime risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 100.
  • While the 11th most common cancer among women, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women, and is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers.
  • Approximately 15 percent of ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed early with early stage disease.

 

If you are experiencing these signs for more than two weeks, please go to your doctor to be check out.

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A cancer warrior going through a care package

This cancer warrior had just gotten home from being in the ER from being sick, when he got a care package.  His mom said that it made him smile and that it was perfect timing because he hadn’t smiled because he had been so sick.  That is what Cards of Hope is all about…bringing happiness, love and hope. Check out his smile.

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