Paul Walker in Men's Health Magazine

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Paul William Walker IV (born September 12, 1973) is an American actor. He became well known in 1999 after creating the spread offense in the hit film Varsity Blues. He is also known for starring in the surprise summer hit The Fast and the Furious and has since gone on to star in its sequels 2 Fast 2 Furious and Fast & Furious. His other successful movies include Joy Ride, Running Scared, and Eight Below. He is the cover guy for Men's Health Magazine in March 2010.

Emergency Room Doctor = Glorified Triage Nurse?

Emergency Room online pharmacy = Glorified Triage Nurse?

"What do you want to specialize in?"

"Emergency Medicine."

"So you want to be a glorified triage nurse? lol."

This is a quote that I've posted once before and I think it's an honest response. The person I was talking to online had just got accepted into medical school. He was half joking when he said that (he was intending to go into surgery). And if there's one thing that I've taken away from my (short) time in the emergency room, it's that Emergency Medicine is very different from many other specialties.

The fact of the matter is this: As an emergency room doctor, you do what you can with what you have in the time that you have. Anything more than that and it's out of your hands.

Unlike the majority of other types of doctors, you don't have very much to work with and you have even less time. The fact is that you only have a few hours max to deal with the problems that the patients bring in with them.

Now the emergency room (at least the one I was shadowing in this entire time), has two different "stations" where the doctor operates, depending if how many doctors are there. There is the "front" and the "back."

When working "in the front", all the minor lacerations, contusions, abrasions, and swellings (and all the other fun stuff) gets sent to. It's in this area that an emergency doctor can really see a patient, fix their problem, and send them off "problem solved" with instructions to not hesitate to come right back if things persist or if there are any new problems. It's these emergencies that were kind of fun. It's also in these emergencies that people get the most impatient. I hate to break it to you, but if you go to the emergency room, you're going to be there for a couple hours minimum. That's just the way it is.

When working "in the back", the doctor will walk in, talk to the patient and assess the patient. Depending what he determines (in a matter of seconds or minutes) perhaps order some x-rays or MRIs and maybe prescribe some antibiotics or steroids. More often than not, as a patient in the emergency room, their medical or trauma just can't be solved in a few hours. They'll most likely be admitted into the hospital and a specialist will be referred and take over from there.

And that's about it.

I'm over simplifying, but the fact is that many of the people you see come in with problems and will leave your care for another doctor's care with many of those same problems.

"You do what you can with what you have in the time that you have."

This is true for ER doctors just as it is for every other doctor.

Someone has to do it.

It might as well be me.

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The Search for a Female Viagra

Two years after cheap cialis stormed the market and revived erections for millions of men, many women are asking if a women's Viagra exists as a solution to their sex life. Is there a Viagra for women?

The short answer is no — at least not yet. But that could change within the next two or three years as drug companies and researchers race to develop a libido enhancer for a very large — and underserved — market.

Just how large? Some 43 percent of women suffer with sexual dysfunction, compared to 31 percent of men, according to University of Chicago researcher Dr. Edward Laumann. And some $2 to $3 billion will be spent within the next ten years on products aimed at improving the sex lives of these women.

The Drivers of Female Sexual Dysfunction
Female sexual dysfunction is characterized by a lack of desire, arousal and orgasm. Lack of desire is the chief complaint among women, affecting about one-third of them at some point in their lives, says Cindy Meston, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Cause?
A woman's lack of sexual interest is often tied to her relationship with her partner, says Sandra Lieblum, director for sexual and marital health at the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. "The important sex organ [for women] is between the ears. Men need a place for having sex — women need a purpose," she says. But it can also be triggered by family concerns, illness or death, financial or job worries, childcare responsibilities, managing a career and children, previous or current physical and emotional abuse, fatigue and depression.

Indeed, female sexual dysfunction seems to be psychologically — rather than physically — rooted. "What the genitals are doing may play a less important role in how a woman defines her sexual arousal," says Meston. "I don't think there will ever be an aphrodisiac that will make [women] want to have sex all the time."

That's not to say its causes aren't physical, Lieblum says. Hypertension, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, neurological diseases and autoimmune disorders like lupus can all contribute to a woman's lack of sexual desire. Other factors include prescriptions drugs, particularly anti-hypertensives and depression medication, as well as over-the-counter medications and illegal drugs and alcohol abuse.

Why Not Viagra?
Viagra is designed to increase blood flow to the genitals. Viagra works well for many men who suffer with impotence — or erectile dysfunction — because it's considered a physical — rather than an emotional — problem. That's not to say that Viagra can't "restore function" for women, says Dr. Myron Murdoch, clinical instructor of urology at George Washington Medical School. It can, but it's not for all women.

While Viagra-like drugs may help the 20 percent of women reported to have difficulties with lubrication (blood flow to the female genitals increase lubrication), it's unknown to what degree such drugs would help the 43 percent of women with sexual dysfunction who either say they're uninterested in sex or that sex provides little pleasure.

Cure in a Pill?
Even so, drug companies — banking on the success of Viagra — hope to find its female equivalent. At the moment, they are focused on developing a drug that increases blood flow to the female genitals, resulting in vaginal lubrication and relaxing vaginal muscles.

The concept is similar to Viagra, which increases blood flow to the penis, resulting in an erection. So far, there are some promising drugs on the horizon. These include prostaglandin, already approved for men, apomorphine and phentolamine, both of which are being tested for arousal disorder in women.

Whether drug companies succeed, the good news is that women needn't wait for a sex pill. They have options. Research shows that exercise, counseling, vaginal lubrication products and sex videos all can help put spur a woman's libido.

What's more, the three following options — while scientifically unproven — are readily available and also hold the promise for improving a woman's sex life.

  • L-arginine amino acid cream
    The same amino acid that has been used by athletes to promote muscle development is purported to increase blood flow to the female genitals, thus sparking sexual urges. "Our informal studies on 500 patients showed that 70 percent of women who applied this cream to the clitoris and labia a half hour before sex reported more arousal and stronger orgasms," says Dr. Jed Kaminetsky, clinical assistant professor of urology at the New York School of Medicine.
  • DHEA
    Dehydroepiandrosterone is a male hormone produced by the adrenal gland and ovaries and converted to testosterone and estrogen. DHEA, which depletes with age, can be purchased over the counter in supplement form.In one small study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Sept. 30, 1999), women who took 50 mg of DHEA daily noticed a significant increase in sexual interest. Other preliminary findings report encouraging results. However, most DHEA products lining the store shelves recommend taking only 25 mg per day. Because of its potential for heart attacks and breast cancer and masculating side-effects such as facial hair, DHEA is best used under a doctor's supervision.
  • Testosterone therapy
    For women who have undergone oophorectomy (the removal of one or both ovaries) and hysterectomy, testosterone treatment has shown to improve sexual function and psychological well being, according to recent research from Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.

    However, women looking to boost testosterone levels should work with their physician closely so the hormone can be monitored. Too much of it can cause, among other things, facial hair and change a women's voice, which is irreversible. Meanwhile, a study looking at the combination of L-arginine glutamate and yohimbine — a natural extract from tree bark that excites part of the central nervous system — has shown that postmenopausal women were more than twice as aroused after taking the combination drug and viewing an erotic film than women who took a placebo.

The Erroneous Johns Hopkins Hospital 'Cancer Update'

The following "cancer update" article of mis-
information on cancer has been circulating around
the internet for about a year. The claim is
that the article originated from Johns Hopkins
Hospital as an update for how cancer spreads
and the recommended methods for treatment.

According to Snopes the article did not originate
from Johns Hopkins purchase cialis and they also deny
the authorship of the following article of March

As a matter of scientific interest and to correct
many of the myths surrounding cancer I have decided to
comment after each statement in the erroneous Johns
Hopkins cialis article.


1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These
cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until
they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell
cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in
their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests
are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have
not reached the detectable size.

Dr. Robert O. Young states,

"There is no such thing as a cancer cell. Cancer is not
a cell but an acidic dietary and/or metabolic acid that
poisons or ferments body cells. Just like a rotten apple
in a bushel of healthy apples, the rotten spoiling apple is
eluding acid that will spoil all the rest of the healthy
apples. We do not say that the apple or apples have cancer,
we say the apples are spoiling or rotting. Cancer is
not a noun it is an adjective. We do not have cancer cells
or cancer in our body we have acids that spoil healthy cells causing cancerous cells and a cancerous condition. When this happens we have cancerous or spoiling cells which
describes the reality of what is happening to the body
cell(s) in a cancerous or fermenting state. Also, one
can test the levels of urine acidity which will give
an indication of the levels of tissue acidity. Normal
healthy urine pH should read at least 7.2 or above.
You can also see the effects of tissue acidity that
leads to a cancerous state by viewing how the blood
coagulates. If the blood is in a hypocoagulated state
this indicates latent tissue acidosis and a marker
for a cancerous or degenerative tissue state. This
simple blood test can be done as an early warning to
any cancerous state in any part of the body for the
purposes of screening and prevention."

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in
a person's lifetime.

Dr. Young states:

"All of us have cancerous or acidic body cells from
conception to death to a lesser or greater degree
depending upon lifestyle and dietary choices. The body
is constantly trying to maintain its alkaline design
while dealing with its many acidic functions. The
body requires energy to run and the consumption of
energy produces dietary and metabolic acidic waste
products. If these dietary and metabolic acidic waste
products are not eliminated through urination,
perspiration, defecation or respiration
they are then eliminated into the body tissues, such
as the connective tissues, muscles and bones. These
dietary and/or metabolic acids that are not properly
eliminated can then spoil body cells leading to an
acidic or cancerous state I call latent tissue acidosis."

3. When a persons immune system is strong the
cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from
multiplying and forming tumors.

Dr. Young states:

"First, the immune system or the white blood cells
do not destroy cancerous cells. They do not even pick
up cancerous cells. White blood cells are the janitors
of blood traveling through the body fluids picking up
smaller insignificant cellular debris from the food we
eat. Second, cancerous cells do not multiply. This is
another scientific misconception based upon the premise
that cancer is a cell. Cancer is not a cell it is an
acidic poisonous liquid flowing through our body fluids.
Dietary and metabolic acids spoil body cells and then as
one cell begins to spoil their acids can spoil other cells.
This phenomenon is a what I call the "domino effect".
Metastasis of cancerous cells is the expression of the
"domino effect" of acids from one spoiling cell spoiling
another cell and so on. This causes the body to go into
the preservation mode by forming fibrin monomers to
encapsulate the spoiling cells together in order to
protect the surrounding healthy tissue. Medical savants
call these formations tumors. Tumors are fibrous
encapsulations of rotten spoiled cells and their
associated acidic waste products."

"A tumor is the body's way of stopping systemic spoiling
and localizing the spoiling to a specific localized area.
Tumors are not the cancer but the encapsulation of
acidic spoiling cancerous cells. The tumor is the
body's solution to systemic spoiling of healthy body
cells and tissues due to an inverted way of living,
eating and thinking and NOT the perceived cause of the
cancerous state by current medical savants."

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person
has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could
be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle

Dr. Young states:

"People do not have cancer they are in a cancerous
state to a lesser or greater degree depending on
lifestyle and dietary choices. When you live, think
and eat acidic you pollute your internal environmental
fluids causing latent tissue acidosis that can lead
to cancerous or spoiling tissues."

"Genetics only plays out in a cancerous state as an
inherited physiological weakness where acids may
settle. One is only predisposed to a cancerous state
if they are making acidic lifestyle and dietary choices."

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies,
changing diet and including supplements will strengthen
the immune system.

Dr. Young states:

"To overcome a cancerous state one needs to reestablish
the alkaline design of the body and better manage the
acidic loads from lifestyle, diet and metabolism. I have
suggested for years a healthy body cannot get sick
in an alkaline state. All sickness and disease is
caused by over-acidic lifestyle and dietary choices. You
do not get a cancerous condition you do a cancerous
condition. A cancerous condition is the expression of
poor lifestyle and dietary choices."

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy
cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc,
and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart,
lungs etc.

Dr. Young states:

"All chemotherapy treatments are acidic. Acidic treatments
of chemical therapy only contribute to an already acidic
state. The key to health, energy, vitality and fitness of
the body is not with the body cells but with the alkaline
environment in which the body cells reside. Destroying
cancerous cells with drugs does not address the real
foundational problem of what causes a cancerous condition.
The true cause of any cancerous state is the level of acidic
dietary and metabolic poisons in the fluids of the body.
That is why ALL treatments focused on the cancerous cells
and tissues will eventually fail with the death of
the body. You do not fight fire with the acid of
kerosene just as you would not fight a cancerous condition
with acidic drugs and/or treatments."

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns,
scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

Dr. Young states:

"Radiation does breakdown cancerous cells which pollutes
the internal alkaline environment causing systemic
pollution and stress on the white blood cells and
elimination and filter organs, including the lungs,
liver, skin, kidney and bowels. The key is not to
destroy tumors with radiation but to saturate the
tissues with alkalinity. When this happens the tumor
will finish its job of encapsulating spoiled or
fermenting cancerous cells, crystallize, harden and
then breakdown to eventually eliminated. This is the
normal healthy life cycle of a tumor in the body."

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation
will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use
of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more
tumor destruction.

Dr. Young states:

"Chemotherapy and radiation treatment is focused on the
wrong thing - the cells of the body and not the acidic
fluids of the body. The problem is not the tumor or
cancerous cells. The tumor is the solution to the problem
to prevent systemic cellular poisoning or spoiling from
dietary and/or metabolic acid. So what is the real problem?
The real problem is systemic acidosis from personal
lifestyle and dietary choice that localizes at the
weakness parts of the body tissues."

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is
either compromised or destroyed, hence the person
can succumb to various kinds of infections and

Dr. Young states:

"True immunity comes from maintaining the alkaline
design of the body fluids at 7.365 to 7.4. The
white blood cells play only a supportive role in
maintaining cleanliness of the body fluids. It is
true that chemotherapy drugs and radiation can
suppress the white blood cells from cleaning up
cellular debris. The build up of cellular debris
will cause an increase of acidity contributing
to an already acidic state. A person in an
acidic state or latent tissue acidosis will
eventually succumb from the outfections of
acids from spoiling cellular debris/matter and
cancerous spoiling body cells."

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer
cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult
to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells
to spread to other sites.

Dr. Young states:

"I will state again that there is no such thing as
a cancer cell. Body cells do not mutate they spoil.
All body cells transform to bacteria, yeast and then
mold in an acidic environment. Acids spread
systemically spoiling body cells. Cancerous cells
only spoil other cells from their acidic transformations
and wastes! Chemotherapy and radiation are acidic
treatments that spoil healthy and unhealthy body
cells. Surgery removes acidic cancerous cells but
disturbs the healthy surrounding tissue. This can
cause further acidic complications in and around
the surrounding healthy tissue."

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve
the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods
it needs to multiply.

Dr. Young states:

"Cancer cells do not multiply! Cancerous cells
are body cells that are fermenting, rotting and
spoiling other cells. You cannot starve cancerous
cells. Body cells are made up of intelligent matter
which cannot be destroyed - they can only be changed.
The key to a cancerous condition in the body
is to hyper-alkalize the blood which will then force
alkalinity into the acidic tissues and thus buffering
the tissue acidity that leads to a cancerous state."


Dr. Young states:

"Once again we have cancerous cells not cancer
cells. Cancerous cells are not different from
healthy cells - they both feed on electrical energy -
electrons. Antione BeChamp once said, "everything
is the prey of life, nothing is the prey of death."
Matter cannot be created nor can it be destroyed it
can only change its form and its function."

12. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar
it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer
cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,
Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is
harmful. A better natural substitute would be
Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make
it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's
aminos or sea salt.

Dr. Young states:

"All sugars, including manuka honey and molasses
are acid forming and can cause cancerous body cells.
All sugars are acidic waste products from fermenting
matter. Braggs aminos is also acidic and should not be
ingested when in a cancerous state. Sea salt is
alkalizing and should be included in any
plan to prevent or reverse a cancerous condition.
Sea salt is also foundational in helping the
body create the alkaline buffer of sodium

13. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially
in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus.
By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened
soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

Dr. Young states:

"Mucous is formed by the body as a protection to healthy
body cells to buffer dietary and/or metabolic acids. Milk
is highly acidic and contains a cancerous causing acid
called lactose that breaks down to a primary metabolite
called lactic acid. Lactic acid is one of the major
cancerous causing acids next to nitric and uric acid
from animal proteins. Cancerous cells do not feed on
mucus they feed on electrons robbing the
body of energy. Mucus is the end product of the
body buffering dietary and/or metabolic acids with
sodium bicarbonate. Soy milk is also acidic and
should not be used unless it is freshly squeezed."

14. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.
A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to
eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef
or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics,
growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.

Dr. Young states:

"Cancerous cells are fermenting body cells and
do not thrive in an acidic state but are the result
of an acidic state. Cancerous cells will continue
to breakdown or transform in an acidic environment.
All animal proteins including fish are highly
acidic and should not be ingested when one is
in a highly acidic cancerous state. The body
cannot adequately remove the dietary acids of
uric, nitric, sulphuric and phosphoric acid
from the animal proteins leading to increased
acidity and potentially increased cancerous body
cells. Antibiotics and hormones are both
metabolic acids and can contribute to an
acidic state leading to a cancerous condition."

15. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice,
whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help
put the body into an alkaline environment. About
20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh
vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily
absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within
15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy
cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy
cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some
raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are
destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F
(40 degrees C).

Dr. Young states:

"All enzymes are acids. All acids cause cancerous
conditions. The body runs on alkalinity not acidity.
Another way to say this is the body runs on electrons
not protons or hydrogen ions. When you are dealing with
a serious cancerous condition one needs to reestablish
the alkaline design of the body. You can only do this
with a 100% alkaline lifestyle and diet! I call this
the alkaline plan the COWS program. The COWS program is
the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Dietary Plan of alkaline
foods, drinks and lifestyle choices. This would include
the four food groups of:

1) Chlorophyll
2) Oil
3) Water
4) Salt

It would also include deep breathing, meditation and
daily exercise.

To learn more about the pH Miracle Plan go to: or read The pH Miracle,
or listen to The pH Miracle for Cancer,
by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young."

16. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have
high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative
and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to
drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known
toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water
is acidic, avoid it.

Dr. Young states:

"Coffee, black tea, green tea, chocolate are all
acidic and do not support the alkaline design of
the body. Alkaline water at a pH of 9.5 or above
is the best water to drink. Distilled water with
sodium chloride or chlorite will increase the
alkalinity of the body fluids and buffer excess
dietary and metabolic acid."

17. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires
a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining
in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more
toxic buildup.

Dr. Young states:

"All meat is acidic, all digestive enzymes are
acidic and should not be ingested. To support
the alkaline design of the body you need to
increase your consumption of alkaline food,
water and supplements. Daily deep breathing,
mediation and exercise are also necessary for
maintaining the alkaline design of the body."

18. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering.
By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more
enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells
and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the
cancer cells.

Dr. Young states:

"Cancerous cells have a calcified covering from
all the acidity. The body uses calcium ions
to buffer endogenous acidity from without and
within the body cell. Enzymes are acids that
negative effect every cell in the body.
Enzymes do not attack cancerous cells they spoil
body cells leading to more cancerous cells. The
calcification of the body cell is a means of protection
against dietary and/or metabolic acidity."

19. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins,
minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own
killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other
supplements like vitamin E are known to cause
apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted,
or unneeded cells.

Dr. Young states:

"One of the most naturally occurring alkalizing
compounds produced by the body is sodium
bicarbonate. I have suggested using increased
amounts of sodium bicarbonate for years to neutralize
the dietary and metabolic acids that make us sick,
depressed and tired. Its inexpensive, safe, effective
and easy to get. I also suggest liberal amounts
of mono and polyunsaturated fats to buffer increased
amounts of dietary and/or metabolic acids in the
prevention of a cancerous state."

20. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer
warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and
bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic
environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving
spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

Dr. Young states:

"A cancerous state is caused by acidic lifestyle
and dietary choice. This would include your
thoughts, your words and your deeds."

21. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing
help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level.
Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy
cancer cells.

Dr. Young states:

"Cancerous cells may change in an oxygen rich
state of nascent oxygen, atomic oxygen or O1.
I agree with daily exercise, deep breathing
and oxygen supplementation to help maintain
the alkaline design of the body. I also
strongly believe that the cure for any
cancerous condition can be found in its prevention
and not in its treatment!"

Origins of the "Cancer Update":

Just as urban legends and rumors eventually
become attached to the most famous exemplars
of the subjects they discuss (e.g., any fast
food-related legend, no matter where it originates,
will inevitably be told about McDonald's), so
do many of the spurious medical articles
circulated on the Internet eventually become
attributed to the world-renowned Johns Hopkins
University, medical school, and hospitals.

The "Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins Hospital"
quoted above has been forwarded via e-mail as a
preface to another piece (about the supposed
dangers of using microwave ovens to heat food
stored in plastic containers) also falsely said
to have originated with Johns Hopkins. Neither
article was issued by (or has any connection to)
the Johns Hopkins university or hospital, and
Johns Hopkins has disclaimed the contents of both.

Of the "Cancer Update" e-mail (most of the
information contained within which is of the
"quack" variety), Johns Hopkins says:

An email falsely attributed to Johns Hopkins
describing properties of cancer cells and
suggesting prevention strategies has begun
circulating the Internet. Johns Hopkins
did not publish the email, entitled "Cancer Update
from Johns Hopkins," nor do we endorse its contents.
For more information about cancer, please read the
information on our web site or visit the National
Cancer Institutes's web site at
Last updated: 3 April 2007

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