1. Colon Cancer a Silent Killer

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    Colorectal cancer, it’s sometimes called a silent killer. By the time a person starts feeling pain, the disease is usually in a late stage. “Colon cancer is the third commonest cancer diagnosed in this country and the second commonest killer of cancer of men and women in this country,” says Dr. Nick Sharma, gastroenterologist on Lee Memorial Health System’s medical staff. That statistic says two things. First: over a quarter million a year in this country are being diagnosed. And secondly: colorectal cancer is proving fatal in many cases, killing more people than breast cancer. When it could have been prevented through early screening. “Colon cancer arises out of colon polyps which are benign. When we screen, we’re looking for colon polyps. And if we can remove colon polyps we can hopefully prevent colon cancer,” says Dr. Sharma. The colonoscopy is a game-changer in this disease. In a single procedure, doctors can look into your colon with a camera that detect lesions then remove them for biopsy. All in under an hour. “We introduce the scope into your colon. It’s a flexible scope that has channels, a light channel, a water channel, a suction channel, and a channel that allows us to introduce instruments through the colonoscope to remove these polyps,” says Dr. Sharma. As we age, the risk of colon cancer doubles every decade, which is why a screenings are recommended beginning at age 50; earlier if you have a relative with the disease. “Family history puts you at a much higher risk category so you want to be screened at age 40,” says Dr. Sharma. Some people report a change in bowel habits, sudden weight loss or anemia. These can be symptoms of colon cancer. So it’s worth having a conversation with your doctor to rule out this silent killer. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • Gamma Phi Beta Cheers on Our 3 Day Team

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      GPhis come out to celebrate our walkers for the Susan G. Komen walk for a cure. Of course we have to rep our GPhi spirit.

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      • Fitness Fights Cancer - Frances Arzu

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        “Everytime I walk out of the gym, I feel like I have triumphed over all the negativity.” President of Pink Phurree Dragonboat Team, Frances has turned her lifestyle upside down, working out five to six times a week in the gym for about three to four hours a day. Physical activity and exercise is her motive to transform her body to fight her metastatic breast cancer. Looking into the future with a positive attitude, she speaks about her physical improvements, overcoming a locked lung in her exercise regime, and the fact that “none of us come with a clearly delineated expiration date.”

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        • Chemoflage - Cookie Aftergut

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          “I cannot change the wind, but I can adjust my sail.” Going through thirty-three radiation treatments and eight round of chemotherapy upon being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, Cookie defines herself as “a breast cancer thriver, not only survivor.” Now a leader of her own program, Chemoflage, she teaches women how to put on an eyebrow and line their eyes so that they feel great. A strong believer of living in the moment and eliminating any negativity, Cookie speaks of the beauty of life post cancer treatment and how the experience has enriched her. She now enjoys giving back to the community with her program and enforces her motto: “when there is a storm, don’t wait for it to pass, learn to dance in the rain.”

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          • My Plates Breast Cancer Ribbon 2

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            Platinum Winner 2013 Hermes Creative Awards. Breast Cancer spot created for My Plates, a custom license plate company in Texas. I created all graphics, 3D ribbon motion tracked, rotoscoped and keyed the people.

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            • What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer - October Med School Cafe

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              Dr. Lynn Dyess, professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine, presented the October Med School Café lecture. The lecture, titled “What Every Woman Should Know about Breast Cancer,” had a total of 57 attendees. During the talk Dr. Dyess shared information on the diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer, as well as current and emerging treatment options.

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              • 2012 Honorees Final

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                • Cancer cells in 3D cell culture (breast adenocarcinoma)

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                  As a particularity, a 3D cell culture permits cells to explore the three dimensions of the space thereby increasing cell-cell interactions, as well as interaction with the environment. In studies related to breast cancer biology, spheroids are becoming widely used in the aim to comprehend luminal space morphogenesis. We showed that MCF-7 cells reorganize themselves in tubular and acinar structures. In both situations, lumen formation was accompanied by the establishment of a layer of polarized cells, an arrangement that is very similar to that of breast glands. The presented results suggest the existence of an MCF cell line population not completely committed to the tumor phenotype. When maintained as differentiated, MCF-7 cell spheroids can be a new model for studies regarding lumen formation, thereby exploring the role of diiferent pathways, such as those related to cell apoptosis, autophagy, differentiation and survival. Articles: -MCF-7 Cells as a Three-Dimensional Model for the Study of Human Breast Cancer. -Cell death and lumen formation in spheroids of MCF-7 cells. -A cultura de células em 3 dimensões e a sua aplicação em estudos relacionados a formação do lúmen PhD thesis: http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/42/42134/tde-21072011-134443/en.php Pubmed articles link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22jonatas%20bussador%20do%20amaral%22 Nikon small world: http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/detail/year/2011/43 Cover art Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods http://www.liebertonline.com/action/showLargeCover?issue=40221623

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                  • 3D cell culture (breast cancer cell line - MCF 7)

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                    As a particularity, a 3D cell culture permits cells to explore the three dimensions of the space thereby increasing cell-cell interactions, as well as interaction with the environment. In studies related to breast cancer biology, spheroids are becoming widely used in the aim to comprehend luminal space morphogenesis. We showed that MCF-7 cells reorganize themselves in tubular and acinar structures. In both situations, lumen formation was accompanied by the establishment of a layer of polarized cells, an arrangement that is very similar to that of breast glands. The presented results suggest the existence of an MCF cell line population not completely committed to the tumor phenotype. When maintained as differentiated, MCF-7 cell spheroids can be a new model for studies regarding lumen formation, thereby exploring the role of diiferent pathways, such as those related to cell apoptosis, autophagy, differentiation and survival. Articles: -MCF-7 Cells as a Three-Dimensional Model for the Study of Human Breast Cancer. -Cell death and lumen formation in spheroids of MCF-7 cells. -A cultura de células em 3 dimensões e a sua aplicação em estudos relacionados a formação do lúmen PhD thesis: http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/42/42134/tde-21072011-134443/en.php Pubmed articles link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22jonatas%20bussador%20do%20amaral%22 Nikon small world: http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/detail/year/2011/43 Cover art Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods http://www.liebertonline.com/action/showLargeCover?issue=40221623

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                    • Color Me Strong Song 2012 11 02

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                      Nothing like singing while driving. I was not expecting to write a new tune but it started and here we are! Hope you enjoy. Songwriter -Fern Hicks Guitar - Brian Miller

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