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care for loved ones, which has a direct impact on their
own wellbeing. They work alongside the medical teams
to provide relief from pain, anxiety and the often harsh
side effects of medical treatment.
Director of the charity, Robin Pritchard, says, "Our
aim is to address the growing need to provide support
and care, not only to patients but also their families
and carers. Support services are vital to improving the
wellbeing of those living with cancer, during and beyond
treatment. Our research shows that supportive care can
and does improve medical outcomes. It is predicted
that by 2020, 1 in 2 of us living in the UK will be affected
by cancer in our lifetimes. As treatments and survival
rates improve, the demand on care services is growing.
Through future fundraising, we hope in time to be able
to expand the services we provide, and, through www.
cancercaremap.org, to help signpost cancer support
services to people wherever they are. There are some
fantastic support groups out there run by the NHS, by
other charities and by community groups, but often
people just aren't aware of what is available to them.
That's where we can help."
"We have some fantastic supporters out there already
raising money for us by climbing mountains, holding
bake sales and running marathons. Our main fundraising
event is an annual 50km overnight walk through London.
Next year as well as the full 50km route you can opt to
do either 25km, or join in a 12km family walk at the start,
so we're hoping that the event will attract a whole new
bunch of fundraisers to this great event."
For further information, please visit:
Listen to Robin Pritchard, Nick Dimbleby
and Camilla Weijburg here.
The weekly Yes to Life Show is available on Lis-
ten on Demand on UK Health Radio, and you can browse
through the enormous range of past guests and subjects at
http://bit.ly/YTLShow. I'd be delighted if you make a point
of joining me each week!
Wishing you the very best for your
health & healthcare,
Robin Daly
Founder & Chairman, Yes to Life
Presenter of the Yes to Life Show
on UK Health Radio
The Yes to Life Show:
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INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
THE FUTURE 0F CANCER CARE
abla
tion
(a
bla
te,
a
bla
tive)
removal of body part or tissue,
now
usuall
y b
y a
ppl
ying high energ
y
trea
tment e.g.
laser
,
ultrasound,
radio frequency
adjuvant thera
py/
trea
tment
description of trea
tment g
iven in
addition to the main one,

e.g.
chemothera
p
y after surg
ical
removal of a tumour
alkalise
(alkali,
alkaline,
alkalinity)
procedure or substance tha
t
reduces acidity in the body
allogeneic
from a compa
tible donor
anabolism
(ana
bolic)
meta
bolic process of building up
tissue,
requiring energ
y
anaemia
deficiency in red blood cells or in
their haemoglobin content,
resulting
in weariness and pale complexion
anaerobic
living without oxygen; refers to cells
tha
t ha
ve an alterna
tive means of
producing energ
y e.g.
cancer cells
use glucose instead
angiogenesis
(ang
iogenic)
process b
y which tumours spread
through invading surrounding tissue
with minute new blood vessels
antigen
toxin or f
oreign substance used to
induce an immune response,

i.e.
the production of antibodies
antioxidant
substances thought to protect body
cells from the dama
g
ing ef
fects of
oxida
tion
anti-prolifera
tive
tending to inhibit cell g
rowth
a
poptosis
(a
poptotic)
normal process f
or elimina
ting
DNA dama
ged/unwanted cells;
if inhibited,
this ma
y result in
uncontrolled cell g
rowth and tumour
f
orma
tion
autologous
crea
ted from the pa
tients' own
tissue,
e.g.
vaccines can be made
from their tumour tissue and stem
cells har
vested from their bone
marrow
biotransforma
tion
(biotransf
orm)
the body'
s wa
y of handling all the
chemical assaults it endures ever
y
da
y
cachexia
wasting syndrome; significant loss
of fa
t and muscle associa
ted with
cancer
carcinogen
(carcinogenic)
an
y substance/a
gent tha
t causes/
produces cancer
carcinoma
invasive tumour orig
ina
ting in the
membranous tissues surrounding
internal organs and surfaces
ca
tabolism
(ca
ta
bolic)
process of breaking down or
converting complex substances into
simple compounds,
releasing energ
y
chela
tion
trea
tment,
often intra
venousl
y
administered,
to bind to and remove
toxic hea
vy metals
c
ytokine
large and diverse g
roup of small
proteins tha
t af
fect the beha
viour
of other cells and are a crucial
component of immune response
c
ytolytic
rela
ting to the destruction or
dissolution of a cell
c
ytotoxic
(cytotoxicity)
toxic to cells
differentia
tion
normal process whereb
y cells gain a
specific identity and purpose as the
y
develop,
e.g.
skin cells,
liver cells
endocrine
the endocrine system is a collection
of glands tha
t secrete hormones
directl
y into the bloodstream to be
carried towards a distant target organ
free radicals
unsta
ble a
toms,
produced na
turall
y
in the body or introduced externall
y
(e.g.
b
y smoking),
which can
dama
ge cells,
proteins and DNA
haemotolog
y
study of blood,
blood-f
orming
organs and blood diseases
homeostasis
(homeosta
tic)
maintenance of sta
ble internal
physiolog
ical conditions under

various environmental conditions,

e.g.
tempera
ture control
hyperthermia
trea
tment exposing tissue or the
entire body to high tempera
tures
to weaken or kill cancer cells (not
to be confused with hypothermia,
severe loss of body tempera
ture)
hypoxia
(hypoxic)
oxygen-deprived condition
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r
evolutionary way of looking at cancer: Integrative Medicine. An alarmingly high and r
elentlessly gr
e being affected, either
dir
ectly or indir
ectly
waiting for science to come up with `the cur
e'; they need answers right now
The Cancer Revolution
Integrative Medicine is the br
oach to tr
leaves no stone untur
e comfortable with doing too much than
with taking the risk of missing a vital piece of the puzzle. In this important new handbook, Patricia Peat has assembled a world-class team of
experts
to offer practical information on nutrition, lifestyle, conventi
ine and
a range of cutting-edge tr
thr
ough cancer and beyond. For the first time,
brings
together
, in the most accessible form, the whole spectrum of r
ces that
ar
e at hand to support you or someone you love thr
cancer and to help you to chart a healthy futur
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upporting
people in building personalised integrative pr
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guide for those with cancer and their car
ers, Patricia is supported by a wealth
of inter
national expert contributors, including:
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Dr Francisco Contr
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Patricia Daly Dr Rosy Daniel Dr Friedrich Douwes Dr Damien Downing George Emsden Janey Lee Grace
Robert H. Jacobs Daphne Lambert Dr Henry Mannings Dr John D. Moran Dr Maurice Orange Pr
of. Jane Plant
Dr Thomas Rau Shazzie
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Jason V
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