My name is Donna Michelle CEO, President and owner of DMochelle Fashions, and DMochelle Fashions Magazine. My passion is to heal those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to recover their inward as well as their outward appearance. My background was in Retail with ten years in Management experience working for Victoria Secret and Nordstrom as a Bra Specialist Fitter. It was an amazing experience with working with clients who had Mastectomy and understanding their needs. It is a delightful feeling when they would walk out of my presence feeling great with smiles after the tears and embarrassed. I also worked for New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Breast Clinic. I wanted to bring sunshine to their faces. I have had close family and friends who have passed away from Breast Cancer. DMochelle Fashion Means: A beautiful women, her reputation as great beauty and the combination of qualities that make something pleasing and impressive to look at, listen to and great smiles. Her personal and physical attractiveness, especially with regard to the use of cosmetics and other methods of enhancing her goodness. In 2012, I started writing my vision on DMochelle Fashions clothing line. This clothing line is especially designed for women that have had a mastectomy with the regard to the method of cosmetics, to enhance their lives. By the end 2012, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer as Stage 0. I am thankful to God I had a early mammogram and caught the cancer at its earliest stage. The type of treatment was surgery (two lymph nodes were removed and tissue removed from the left breast) at the beginning of the year of 2013 along with radiation treatments. I am now "Cancer Free."
" Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53: 4-5 Website: DMochelle Fashions
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Nancy Prager Kamel ..................................................................... 4 DMochelle Fashions Interviewed By Tiara Magazine .................. 6 DMochelle Fashions Designs for Breast Cancer Survivors ........... 7 Models: Gabriela Panduru Fit, Princess Adex Adex, and Nanette Rhodesia Swain Photo Credit: Memorie 4 Life Photography, Don Pittman, Lloyd Crawford and Juan Carlos Guevara
Health & Wellness .................................................................................................. 15 Start Exercise and Stay Happy .......................................................................... 15 Celebrity Therapist: Vladimire Calixte ........................................................... 16 Nutritional Supplements ..................................................................................... 19 Intravenous Vitamin C for Cancer ................................................................... 24
Word of The Month ....................................................... 25 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2015.............................................................. 28 DMochelle Fashions Backstage and Art Hearts Fashion Show
The Small Boutique Fashion Week 2015 ..................................................................... 55 Gabriela'$ Love World
Artist Profile - Karen Bernod ........................................................................... 67
ancy Prager-Kamel is co-founder and managing partner of Strategic-Expansion Partners, an international firm specializing in business expansion and corporategovernment relations. She was the CEO of a U.S.European Merchant Bank, and headed the Investment Banking business for a global Chinese financial institution. Mrs. PragerKamel is a national commissioner for UNESCO and corporate ambassador for the U.S. State Department - Vital Voices initiative (Formed by Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton), teaching entrepreneurship. She serves on the steering committee for Tri State Ventures.
(Nancy is Modeling DMochelle Fashions)
Mrs. Prager-Kamel also sat on the Board of Directors of Select University Technology, Inc., where she was chairman of the board of four of their nascent companies: Titan Folding Technologies, Inc., AquaCool, Inc., MacVision, and MTU Software, Inc. Mrs. Prager-Kamel is the main UN representative for Vital Voices Global Partnership. She directed an NGO (World’s Children’s Day) and was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for UNICEF (U.S. Committee). She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Global Academy, Human Rights Watch, Immigration and Refugee Services of America, the U.S. Committee for Refugees, Georgetown University, the American Italian Cancer Foundation, and the Foreign Press Association. She has received the “Grand Prix Humanitaire” from the French Government.
Formerly she served as the CEO of a US-Multi National Financial Institution, for which she developed a registered Broker Dealer, a Public/Private Fund, and multiple structured and alternative products. Prior to this she worked for the largest Chinese Broker-Dealer in the USA, where she developed the Investment Banking business.
She is presently US National Commissioner for UNESCO, concurrently, she serves as Main Representative to the United Nations for Vital Voices Global Partnership (the largest NGO for global training of Women Political Leaders, Economic Empowerment and Human Rights) and sits on their Board of Directors and Finance Committee.
Nancy Prager-Kamel Modeling DMochelle Fashions
DMochelle Fashions Interviewed By Tiara Magazine Sherrie Gearheart from Chica go, Ill, founder of Live Out Loud Charity and Editor In Chief at Tiara Magazine. It was a pleasure of meeting Sherrie while she was visiting Brooklyn, New York for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW). While in Brooklyn, NY, Sherrie interviewed DMochelleFashions Kittrell of DMochelle Fashion on her incredible designs and her passion for helping Breast Cancer Survivors.
Sherrie also modeled DMochelle dresses during the interview along with her top models from Chicago. DMochelle talked about the designs of the dresses and the importance of saying to women that had a double mastectomy, you are beautiful as she illustrated and walked though the making of the dress.
Sherrie Gearheart later that week walked for Art Hearts Fashion for Designer - House of Byfield Carmichael Byfield and Handbag by RB Exclusive by Ron van den Bosch Aside from being called a Fashionista, Sherrie Gearheart established Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC), a non profit organization focused on suicide awareness, and prevention through core character development. She established this organization one year after losing her childhood friend to suicide. He was only 19 years of age. Since 2010, LOLC has reached approximately 60,000 individuals. Every year LOLC holds an annual fashion show which showcases all sizes, heights, ages, and ethnicities. This yearâ€™s fashion show had over 750 attendees, 100 models, and titleholders from nationwide. As a QPR Certified Gatekeeper, Ms. Gearheart gives seminars to adults of all ages, teaching them the signs of suicide, and how to intervene to stop this preventable cause of death. For our youth she teaches self esteem courses. As a TruthMedia Worldwide mentor and USA Education Committee Representative, she counsels teens/youth all over the world.
DMochelle Fashions Designs for Breast Cancer Survivors
Start Exercise and Stay Happy!
beautiful already and you love to were in your new sport activity center!
By Gabriela Panduru (fitness expert, personal trainer)
If you decide to join a gym, and you don’t know to much about the equipment, every gym offer a introductory lesson ! Break your week in three, days of working out,
Exercise is the ultimate happy booster ,can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. Regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls but make sure you know your health restrictions if you have some! Exercises can be a fun way to spend some time, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. They help you connect with family or make new friends so, take a dance class, go for yoga class or join a gym! Personally recommend to find a physical activity out of your home go , enjoy and make a new lifestyle! Try to build a realistic schedule ,where you can exercise 3,4 days a week and let your body rest for the other days! For first few months until this become a habit, write down your days where you plan to exercise in this way you will be more committed! Get yourself some beautiful sport apparel, some colorful snickers to make sure you feel
Start your training with light weights until you will learn to execute correct the exercises and get stronger, focus to squeeze the muscle, slow ,full movement this is the most important step to begging seeing results, and please have don’t lost your hope results will come, most of the people need up to 90 days to see results but when they come the will be rewarding, stay strong take this journey Sample: Day 1 (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps) Hypertrophy: 10-15 reps per set • Day 2 (Legs) • Day 3 (Back & Biceps) The secret for a great response to your body is changing your routine every four weeks, be creative and playful with your routine! Perfect combination for a great shape physically and mentally is a healthy diet, exercise and rest! GO for it and stay Happy! You deserve the best!
Celebrity Therapist Vladimire Calixte Sets the Record Straight on Abusive Relationships, Reveals Secret Tips in Attracting Love and Self-Empowerment Celebrity Therapist Vladimire Calixte Sets the Record Straight on Abusive Relationships, Reveals Secret Tips in Attracting Love and Self-Empowerment New York, NY-National headlines are buzzing about the rise in domestic violence accusations in the sports world, but with all of the devastating statics, including those that tell us one out of every four women who are the victims of domestic violence attempt suicide (suicide.org), what is one of the top reasons people stay in toxic relationships? According to Licensed Mental Health Therapist Vladimire Calixte, the founder of Life Rebuilding, and the author of Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships, “Many people don’t know who they really are, and because of this, suffer from chronic low self-esteem. If you don’t value who you really are, or don’t have a clear vision of yourself, your needs, and what you will and will not put up with, it is likely that you will be more vulnerable to attracting abusive relationships and staying in those relationships out of fear, shame, guilt, and insecurity.” According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1.3 million women are the victims of domestic violence each year. “In some situations, victims stay because they are financially dependent on their abusers. But in other circumstances, they may also suffer from Battered Woman’s Syndrome, which includes the following: ● Denial: The victim denies that the abuse was real, or that she is in an abusive relationship. ● Guilt: The victim feels she deserves to be abused because she is defective in some way. ● Enlightenment: The victim recognizes that the abuser has the problem and does not accept responsibility for their behavior. The victim stays in the relationship hoping that things get better. ● Responsibility: The victim realizes the abuser will continue the violent behavior and leaves the relationship.
Although this seems like a male issue, more men are becoming victims of domestic violence. According to a recent study, 63% of males as opposed to 15% of females had a deadly weapon used against them in a fight with an intimate partner, so this is a global issue that surpasses gender. In many cases, abuse is a learned behavior. Some abusers have been victimized themselves or have witnessed abuse of a loved-one while growing up, so they mirror what they have seen in their environment. For many abusers, the key issue is that they have not learned appropriate ways to deal with their anger and they mask their feelings until they explode. For others, abuse is used to invoke fear and create control over another person. In any case, abuse can be an emotional or physical death sentence for victims who don’t get the proper help they deserve,” says Calixte. A revered Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Calixte has successfully counseled couples and individuals who have endured domestic violence and other traumatic experiences. Calixte points out that many people who regularly attract abusive relationships are often hard on themselves. “Some people place little value on being treated well because they don’t treat themselves well, primarily due to childhood wounds. Since we are treated the way we think we deserve (not the way we say we want to be treated), we tend to attract unhealthy people into our lives. So one of the ways people can heal from abuse or not attract an abuser is by cultivating self-awareness, honoring yourself for who you really are, and treating yourself well. We show people how to treat us by how we treat ourselves. The better you treat yourself, the better others will treat you. Abuse is never the victim’s fault, but self-awareness and self-love is the key to healing and attracting an ideal relationship,” says Calixte. In her new book, Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships , Calixte reveals essential tools that will not only empower women and men who experienced abuse in their relationships, but will also provide tools for people who want to attract healthy relationships. “My new book helps people break the cycle of emotional and physical abuse because it helps people reclaim their power, embrace their true selves, and make healthier choices in life and love,” Calixte confesses. Event Specifics: What: Celebrity Therapist, Vladimire Calixte’s Book Signing Party When: Friday, March 27, 2015 Time : 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Event Location: WOODLAND Park Slope Brooklyn, 242 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Note: This event is open to all media. Special Guest Appearance: Hot 97's DJ ENUFF
About Vladimire Calixte Celebrity therapist, empowerment coach, author, and transformational speaker, Vladimire Calixte, is the founder of Life Rebuilding located in New York, New York. Through her private practice, empowerment videos, and enlightening relationship classes, Calixte teaches countless clients and celebrities how to heal and overcome the devastating effects of PTSD, low self-esteem, domestic violence, trauma, and the addictive, self-defeating behaviors that keep them stuck in pain, mediocrity, and toxic shame. Calixte is the author of Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships, The Power of My Words, and is the co-author of The Power of Transformation: Reinventing Your Life. She has appeared in numerous outlets, Heart & Soul Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Fox News Radio, CBS Radio, and ABCâ€™s "Here and Nowâ€?. For more information visit http:// www.LifeRebuilding.com.
ould like share with you information about a nutritional supplement that has greatly improved our lives and the lives of our family and friends. The Moringa Oleifera aka the “Tree of Life” can be found in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Thailand, the Philippians, India and Africa. Our family takes Moringa on a daily basis and the benefits have been numerous. Our nine year old son has increased focus and his attention span has improved greatly. Our twelve year old daughter has had fewer upper respiratory issues which has lessened the use of her nebulizer. She has also been steadily losing weight and has increased energy. Moringa has helped us battle hormonal issues, we have gained mental clarity and energy. We recommend Moringa Oleifera for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their life. The only caveat is that not all Moringa is created equal. You have to be careful where you purchase your supplement. If you have any questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (516 234 3950) Moringa Oleifera contains more than 92 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants. Moringa is said to cure about three hundred diseases and almost have all the vitamins found in fruits and vegetables. Even in a larger proportions. With all the health benefits of this miracle herb, it can easily be termed as the most nutritious herb on Earth. There are no side-effects which also has tried, tested, documented and proved evidence to support the same. It can be consumed by small children and adults. Today, millions world over have started using Moringa based products in porridge, pastas, bread and to reap the everlasting health benefits of the extraordinary ‘Moringa’ herb. • 92 Nutrients • 46 Antioxidants • 36 Anti-Inflammatories • 18 Amino Acids, 9 Essential Amino Acids • Nourishes The Immune System • Promotes Healthy Circulation • Supports Normal Glucose Levels • Natural Anti-Aging Benefits • Provides Anti-Inflammatory Support • Promotes Healthy Digestion • Promotes Heightened Mental Clarity • Boosts Energy Without Caffeine • Encourages Balanced Metabolism • Promotes Softer Skin • Provides Relief From Acne • Supports Normal Hormone Levels
Rare for a plant source -Moringa leaves contain all the essential amino acids to build strong healthy bodies.
Examples of some few nutritional value of Moringa- (Gram-for-gram comparison of nutritional data)
2times -the Protein of Yogurt 3times – the Potassium of Bananas 4times – the Calcium of Milk 4times – the Vitamin A of Carrots 7times -the Vitamin C of Oranges
The Vitamin component of Moringa Leaves: Moringa has Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 Pyrodixine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Vitamin K. Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin A is a vitamin which is needed by the retina of the eye in the form of a specific metabolite, the light-absorbing molecule retinal. This molecule is absolutely necessary for both “Scotopic”scotopic and color vision. Vitamin A also functions in a very different role, as an irreversibly oxidized form retinoic acid, which is an important hormone-like growth factor for epithelial and other cells. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) helps fuel the body by converting blood sugar into energy. It keeps the mucous membranes healthy and is essential for nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular function. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is required for a wide variety of cellular processes. Like the other B vitamins, it plays a key role in energy metabolism, and for the metabolism of fats, ketone bodies, carbohydrates, and proteins. It is the central component of the cofactors FAD and FMN, and is therefore required by all “Flavoprotein”flavoproteins. Vitamin B3 (Niacin), like all B complex hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the Niacin also helps the body make hormones in the adrenal glands and effective in improving circulation in the blood. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is the neurotransmitters serotonin myelin formation. Pyridoxine affects the peripheral nerves, skin, blood cell system. In children, the also affected. Deficiency can occur in cirrhosis, hyperthyroidism, heart failure (CHF), and in those taking
vitamins, are necessary for healthy skin, nervous system function properly. various sex and stress-related other parts of the body. Niacin is and reducing cholesterol levels
required for the synthesis of and norepinephrine and for deficiency in adults principally mucous membranes, and the central nervous system (CNS) is people with uremia, alcoholism, malabsorption syndromes, congestive certain medications.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin) has vital metabolic functions. Without biotin as a co-factor, many enzymes do not work properly, and serious complications can occur, including varied diseases of the skin, intestinal tract, and nervous system. Biotin can help address high blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, and is helpful in maintaining healthy hair and nails, decreasing insulin resistance and improving glucose tolerance, and possibly preventing birth defects. It plays a role in energy metabolism, and has been used to treat alopecia, cancer, Crohn’s disease, hair loss, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, Rett syndrome, seborrheic dermatitis, and vaginal candidiasis. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold (though it’s thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) is essential for promoting calcium absorption in the gut and maintaining adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and prevent hypocalcemic tetany. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts . Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin D sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D has other roles in human health, including modulation of neuromuscular and immune function and reduction of inflammation. Vitamin E describes a family of 8 antioxidants, 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. alpha-tocopherol (atocopherol) is the only form of vitamin E that is actively maintained in the human body and is therefore, the form of vitamin E found in the largest quantities in the blood and tissue. Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin, protects vitamin A and essential fatty acids from oxidation in the body cells and prevents breakdown of body tissues. Vitamin K is necessary for normal clotting of blood in humans. Specifically, vitamin K is required for the liver to make factors that are necessary for blood to properly clot (coagulate), including factor II (prothrombin), factor VII (proconvertin), factor IX (thromboplastin component), and factor X (Stuart factor). Other clotting factors that depend on vitamin K are protein C, protein S, and protein Z. Deficiency of vitamin K or disturbances of liver function (for example, severe liver failure) may lead to deficiencies of clotting factors and excess bleeding.
Amino Acids: The Foundation of our body: Our bodies need twenty different amino acids or proteins that are the building blocks for a healthy body. Nonessential amino acids are those that the body can synthesize for itself, provided there is enough nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen available. Essential amino acids are those supplied by the diet. They must be consumed as the human body either cannot make them at all or cannot make them in sufficient quantity to meet its needs. Of the 20 amino acids required by our bodies, eleven of them are nonessential and nine are essential. Functions of Amino Acids: Proteins act as enzymes , hormones , and antibodies . They maintain fluid balance and acid and base balance. They also transport substances such as oxygen, vitamins and minerals to target cells throughout the body. Structural proteins, such as collagen and keratin, are responsible for the formation of bones, teeth, hair, and the outer layer of skin and they help maintain the structure of blood vessels and other tissues. Enzymes are proteins that facilitate chemical reactions without being changed in the process. Hormones (chemical messengers) are proteins that travel to one or more specific target tissues or organs, and many have important regulatory functions. Insulin , for example, plays a key role in regulating the amount of glucose in the blood. The body manufactures antibodies (giant protein molecules), which combat invading antigens. Antigens are usually foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses that have entered the body and could potentially be harmful. Immunoproteins, also called immunoglobulins or antibodies, defend the body from possible attack by these invaders by binding to the antigens and inactivating them. If these critical components for a healthy body are not provided as part of a healthy diet, the body will look for other sources for them. This can include breakdown of our organs, leading to chronic problems such as liver and kidney problems, diabetes and heart disease among others. MORINGA AS FOOD Moringa is considered a complete food as it contains all of the essential Amino Acids required for a healthy body. The dried leaf is a nutritional powerhouse and contains all of the following Amino Acids. ISOLEUCINE builds proteins and enzymes and it provides ingredients used to create other essential biochemical components in the body, some of which promote energy and stimulate the brain to maintain a state of alertness.
LEUCINE works with isoleucine to build proteins and enzymes which enhance the body’s energy and alertness. LYSINE ensures your body absorbs the right amount of calcium. It also helps form collagen used in bone cartilage and connective tissues. In addition, lysine aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes. Recent studies have shown lysine improves the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth. METHIONINE primarily supplies sulfur to your body. It is known to prevent hair, skin, and nail problems while lowering cholesterol levels as it increases the liver’s production of lecithin. Methionine reduces liver fat and protects the kidneys, which reduces bladder irritation. PHENYLALAINE produces the chemical needed to transmit signals between nerve cells and the brain. It can help with concentration and alertness, reduce hunger pains and improve memory and mood. THREONINE is an important part of collagen, elastin, and enamel proteins. It assists metabolism and helps prevent fat build-up in the liver while boosting the body’s digestive and intestinal tracts. TRYPTOPHAN supports the immune system, alleviates insomnia, reduces anxiety, depression, and the symptoms of migraine headaches. It also is beneficial in decreasing the risk of artery and heart spasms as it works with lysine to reduce cholesterol levels. VALINE is important in promoting a sharp mind, coordinated muscles, and a calm mood.
Non-essential amino acids in Moringa: ALANINE is important for energy in muscle tissue, brain, and central nervous system. It strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies. Alanine also helps in the healthy metabolism of sugars and organic acids in the body. ARGININE causes the release of the growth hormones considered crucial for optimal muscle growth and tissue repair. It also improves immune responses to bacteria, viruses, and tumor cells while promoting the healing of the body’s wounds. ASPARTIC ACID helps rid the body of ammonia created by cellular waste. When the ammonia enters the circulatory system it can act as a highly toxic substance which can damage the central nervous system. Recent studies have also shown that aspartic acid may decrease fatigue and increase endurance. CYSTINE functions as an antioxidant and is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation and pollution. It can help slow the aging process, deactivate free radicals, and neutralize toxins. It also aids in protein synthesis and presents cellular change. It is necessary for the formation of new skin cells, which aids in the recovery from burns and surgical operations. GLUTAMIC ACID is food for the brain. It improves mental capacities, helps speed the healing of ulcers, reduces fatigue, and curbs sugar cravings. GLYCINE promotes the release of oxygen required in the cell-making process. It is also important in the manufacturing of hormones responsible for a strong immune system. HISTIDINE is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ulcers, and anemia. A lack of histidine may lead to poor hearing.
SERINE is important in storing glucose in the liver and muscles. Its antibodies help strengthen the bodyâ€™s immune system. Plus, it synthesizes fatty acid sheaths around nerve fibers. PROLINE is extremely important for the proper function of your joints and tendons. It also helps maintain and strengthen heart muscles. TYROSINE transmits nerve impulses to your brain. It helps overcome depression; improves memory; increases mental alertness; plus promotes the healthy functioning of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands.
Intravenous Vitamin C for Cancer By Dr. Ronald Hoffman For more than 20 years, the Hoffman Center has been using high-dose vitamin C drips in its cancer support protocols. The initial impetus was from Linus Pauling who, together with Ewan Cameron, pioneered the use of high-dose C in cancer in the 1960s. Now, there’s new interest in this modality for fighting cancer based on new, exciting research under way at the National Institutes of Health. Cameron and Pauling found that vitamin C helped cancer patients live about four times longer than cancer patients not given vitamin C. They administered high-dose vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate given orally and intravenously to treat more than 1,000 cancer patients. Nonetheless, vitamin C for cancer suffered a setback when Dr. Charles Moertel of the Mayo Clinic, an arch foe of nutritional therapies for cancer, sought to disprove Pauling’s thesis. But he did not follow the Pauling/Cameron instructions or regimen. Moertel selected a cohort of terminal colon cancer patients who had not responded to all forms of conventional treatment, including surgery, chemo and radiation, and administered 10 grams of vitamin C to them orally. When the patients failed to demonstrate improved survival over patients not receiving vitamin C in the study, Moertel pronounced the vitamin C/cancer hypothesis defunct. Moertel failed to note that the benefits achieved by Pauling and Cameron’s patients were obtained via both IV and oral C. He ultimately succumbed to cancer himself years later. Alternative practitioners, meanwhile, sought to resurrect IV vitamin C as a tool in the treatment of cancer, but not until recently has serious academic research resumed. Dr. Hugh Riordan of Kansas treated hundreds of cancer patients with doses of vitamin C up to 200,000 mg (200 grams) per day in infusions lasting 4-12 hours several times a week. He compiled a series of case histories documenting impressive responses but passed recently, before his work was generally acknowledged. His protegee, Dr. Jeanne Drisko, Director, KU Integrative Medicine, has undertaken a series of clinical trials to validate the benefits of IV vitamin C in cancer. An FDA approved trial is now underway. Research at the National Institutes of Health is beginning to suggest that vitamin C deserves another chance to find its niche in the arsenal of anti-cancer therapies. Studies now suggest that even high dose vitamin C given by mouth is poorly absorbed. Blood levels “max out” at doses of 500 mg given several times during the day. But vitamin C given intravenously is another story. When delivered in a “drip,” much higher concentrations of C can be attained. At these higher concentrations, vitamin C has different characteristics than if given orally. While oral vitamin C boosts immunity and assists tissue repair, it is too weak to do much to kill or inhibit cancer cells. But at high doses delivered directly into the bloodstream, it may act to increase levels of hydrogen peroxide deep in the tissues where cancer cells lurk. Peroxide-mediated killing is one of the white blood cells’ key mechanisms for fighting infection and cancer. Research currently under way has shown that high concentrations of vitamin C can stop the growth or even kill a wide range of cancer cells. Only intravenous administration of vitamin C can deliver the high doses found to be effective against cancer. IV vitamin C, when administered by a trained, experienced physician, is safe and well-tolerated, even at doses as high as 100,000 mg (100 grams) per day. Proper blood tests must be done to ensure that it is well-tolerated, and the patient must be monitored. Doses must be gradually adjusted upward. Not all patients are candidates for IV vitamin C. Vitamin C can be safely administered even while patients are undergoing chemo and radiation; in fact, the FDA-approved trial at the University of Kansas Medical Center explicitly permits the coadministration of vitamin C with conventional treatments. Intravenous vitamin C remains one of the key modalities employed by the Hoffman Center in support of recovery from cancer, and it is hoped that additional research, now under way, will further document its benefits.
Word of The Month: Metastatic Breast Cancer: The cancer has spread to other sites in the body such as the liver, lungs, bones, brain, and/or other sites.
Metastatic breast cancer symptoms depend on the part of the body to which the cancer has spread. Sometimes, metastatic disease may not cause any symptoms.
If the breast or chest wall is affected, symptoms may include pain, nipple discharge, or a lump or thickening in the breast or underarm. If the bones are affected, symptoms may include pain, fractures, constipation or decreased alertness due to high calcium levels. If the lungs are affected, symptoms may include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, coughing, chest wall pain or extreme fatigue. If the liver is affected, symptoms may include nausea, extreme fatigue, increased abdominal girth, swelling of the feet and hands due to fluid collection and yellowing or itchy skin. If the brain or spinal cord are affected, symptoms may include pain, confusion, memory loss, headache, blurred or double vision, difficulty with speech, difficulty with movement or seizures.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Each year, more than 190,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, the incidence of breast cancer in the United States has decreased by about two percent from 1999 to 2006. The reason for the decrease is not completely understood. Knowing the risk factors for breast cancer may help you take preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of developing the disease. Aging: On average, women over 60 are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Only about 10 – 15 percent of breast cancers occur in women younger than 45. However, this may vary for different races or ethnicities. Gender: Although nearly 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year, breast cancer is 100 times more common in women. The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 190,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer annually.
Family history: Having a family history of breast cancer, particularly women with a mother, sister or daughter who has or had breast cancer, may double the risk. Inherited factors: Some inherited genetic mutations may increase your breast cancer risks. Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most common inherited causes. Other rare mutations may also make some women more susceptible to developing breast cancer. Gene testing reveals the presence of potential genetic problems, particularly in families that have a history of breast cancer. Read about Angelina Jolie's decision based on her BRCA1 test.
Obesity: After menopause, fat tissue may contribute to increases in estrogen levels, and high levels of estrogen may increase the risk of breast cancer. Weight gain during adulthood and excess body fat around the waist may also play a role. Not having children: Women who have had no children, or who were pregnant later in life (over age 35) may have a greater chance of developing breast cancer. Breast-feeding may help to lower your breast cancer risks. High breast density: Women with less fatty tissue and more glandular and fibrous tissue may be at higher risk for developing breast cancer than women with less dense breasts. Certain breast changes: Certain benign (noncancerous) breast conditions may increase breast cancer risk. Menstrual history: Women who start menstruation at an early age (before age 12) and/or menopause at an older age (after age 55) have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. The increase in risk may be due to a longer lifetime exposure to the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
A sedentary lifestyle: Physical activity in the form of regular exercise for four to seven hours a week may help to reduce breast cancer risk. Heavy drinking: The use of alcohol is linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.
Birth control pills: Using oral contraceptives within the past 10 years may slightly increase the risk of developing breast cancer. The risk decreases over time once the pills are stopped. Combined post-menopausal hormone therapy (PHT): Using combined hormone therapy after menopause increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Combined HT also increases the likelihood that the cancer may be found at a more advanced stage. Diethylstilbestrol exposure (DES): Previous use of DES, a drug commonly given to pregnant women from 1940 to 1971 to prevent miscarriage, may slightly increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Women whose mothers took DES during pregnancy may also have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. Radiation exposure: Women who, as children or young adults, had radiation therapy to the chest area as treatment for another cancer have a significantly increased risk for breast cancer.
For more than 20 years, the Hoffman Center has been using high-dose vitamin C drips in its cancer support protocols. The initial impetus was from Linus Pauling who, together with Ewan Cameron, pioneered the use of high-dose C in cancer in the 1960s. Now, thereâ€™s new interest in this modality for fighting cancer based on new, exciting research under way at the National Institutes of Health. Cameron and Pauling found that vitamin C helped cancer patients live about four times longer than cancer patients not given vitamin C. They administered high-dose vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate given orally and intravenously to treat more than 1,000 cancer patients. Nonetheless, vitamin C for cancer suffered a setback when Dr. Charles Moertel of the Mayo Clinic, an arch foe of nutritional therapies for cancer, sought to disprove Paulingâ€™s thesis. But he did not follow the Pauling/Cameron instructions or regimen. Moertel selected a cohort of terminal colon cancer patients who had not responded to all forms of conventional treatment, including surgery, chemo and radiation, and administered 10 grams of vitamin C to them orally. When the patients failed to demonstrate improved survival over patients not receiving vitamin C in the study, Moertel pronounced the vitamin C/cancer hypothesis defunct. Moertel failed to note that the benefits achieved by Pauling and Cameronâ€™s patients were obtained via both IV and oral C. He ultimately succumbed to cancer himself years later. Alternative practitioners, meanwhile, sought to resurrect IV vitamin C as a tool in the treatment of cancer, but not until recently has serious academic research resumed. - See more at: http://drhoffman.com/article/intravenous-vitamin-c-for-cancer2/#sthash.O72O0YiL.dpuf
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Origins of the Pink Ribbon These days ribbons are worn for many different causes. Red signifies AIDS awareness. A yellow ribbon has long represented support for armed forces. However, one of the most prominent ribbon colors is pink, which aims to raise awareness of and support for breast cancer. Pink is a color that is uniquely feminine, and it also represents a person full of health and vibrancy; think of little babies pink with life. Pink is also a color that seems the complete antithesis of cancer, and thusly inspires hope for renewed health and survival. There is some controversy surrounding the origins of the breast cancer mascot... the pink ribbon. There are also suggestions that the ribbon was intended to be peach and not pink. In 1992, just about every organization started using ribbons to raise awareness. The New York Times actually dubbed 1992 "The Year of the Ribbon." Alexandra Penney, the then-editor of Self magazine, wanted to create a ribbon for the publication's second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month issue. The previous year she had worked with cosmetics giant Estee Lauder. Evelyn Lauder, the senior corporate vice president, was herself a breast cancer survivor. Penney thought a collaboration between the magazine and Lauder could see a ribbon on cosmetic counters across the nation, and help sell a few magazines in the process. The trouble was Penney had read a story about a 68-year-old woman, Charlotte Haley, who was producing handmade ribbons in her home. Haley had a number of people in her immediate family who had battled breast cancer and her handmade "peach" ribbons intended to raise awareness about the limited government funds being used for breast cancer research. Haley's message was spreading by word of mouth. Penney and Lauder contacted Haley and wanted to further collaborate on the peach ribbon theme. However, Haley didn't want to be involved, saying the effort would be too commercial. She refused to turn over rights to the use of the peach ribbon. As a result, Penney consulted with attorneys who said to come up with another color, and pink was eventually chosen. Pink had already been associated with breast cancer in the past. Just a few years earlier, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation had given out pink visors to its "Race for the Cure" participants. It had also created a pink ribbon. The pink ribbon quickly took off by leaps and bounds. Millions were distributed by Estee Lauder. There are many philanthropic and commercial businesses who now use the pink ribbon in their breast cancer marketing plans. Every October, women are urged to don pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One can find the pink ribbon adorning everything from cereal boxes to cans of cleanser. Many embrace the pink ribbon as a symbol of hope, one that has done its share of work toward spreading the word about the need for more breast cancer awareness and research.
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Understanding Breast Cancer Structure and Function of the Breasts The structure of the breast
Breasts are made up of fat and breast tissue, along with nerves, veins, arteries and connective tissue that helps hold everything in place. Figure 1.1 shows the different parts of the breast. The main chest muscle (the pectoralis muscle) is found between the breast and the ribs in the chest wall. Image source: National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov)
Stages of Breast Cancer Stage is usually expressed as a number on a scale of 0 through IV — with stage 0 describing non-invasive cancers that remain within their original location and stage IV describing invasive cancers that have spread outside the breast to other parts of the body.
Stage 0 Stage I Stage II Stage III Stage IV TNM staging system
Understanding Breast Cancer Stages Your pathology report will include information about the stage of the breast cancer — that is, whether it is limited to one area in the breast, or it has spread to healthy tissues inside the breast or to other parts of the body. Your doctor will begin to determine this during surgery to remove the cancer and look at one or more of the underarm lymph nodes, which is where breast cancer tends to travel first. He or she also may order additional blood tests or imaging tests if there is reason to believe the cancer might have spread beyond the breast. Cancer stage is based on four characteristics:
the size of the cancer whether the cancer is invasive or non-invasive whether cancer is in the lymph nodes whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body beyond the breast
You also may see or hear certain words used to describe the stage of the breast cancer: Local: The cancer is confined within the breast. Regional: The lymph nodes, primarily those in the armpit, are involved. Distant: The cancer is found in other parts of the body as well.
Sometimes doctors use the term “locally advanced” or “regionally advanced” to refer to large tumors that involve the breast skin, underlying chest structures, changes to the breast's shape, and lymph node enlargement that is visible or that your doctor can feel during an exam. The stage of the breast cancer can help you and your doctor understand your prognosis (the most likely outcome of the disease) and make decisions about treatment, along with all of the other results in your pathology report. Cancer stage also gives everyone a common way to describe the breast cancer, so that the results of your treatment can be compared and understood relative to that of other people. Your doctor may use another staging system known as TNM to describe the cancer. This system is based on the size of the tumor (T), lymph node involvement (N), and whether the cancer has spread, or metastasized, to other parts of the body (M). TNM is discussed later in this section.
Stage 0 is used to describe non-invasive breast cancers, such as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). In stage 0, there is no evidence of cancer cells or non-cancerous abnormal cells breaking out of the part of the breast in which they started, or getting through to or invading neighboring normal tissue. Learn about what treatments you can generally expect for stage 0 in the Options by Cancer Stage: Stage 0 page in Planning Your Treatment.
Stage I: Stage I describes invasive breast cancer (cancer cells are breaking through to or invading normal surrounding breast tissue) Stage I is divided into subcategories known as IA and IB. Stage IA describes invasive breast cancer in which: the tumor measures up to 2 centimeters AND the cancer has not spread outside the breast; no lymph nodes are involved Stage IB describes invasive breast cancer in which: there is no tumor in the breast; instead, small groups of cancer cells – larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters – are found in the lymph nodes OR
there is a tumor in the breast that is no larger than 2 centimeters, and there are small groups of cancer cells – larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters – in the lymph nodes Microscopic invasion is possible in stage I breast cancer. In microscopic invasion, the cancer cells have just started to invade the tissue outside the lining of the duct or lobule, but the invading cancer cells can't measure more than 1 millimeter. Learn about what treatments you can generally expect for stage IA and IB in the Options by Cancer Stage: Stage IA and IB page in Planning Your Treatment.
Stage II: Stage II is divided into subcategories known as IIA and IIB. Stage IIA describes invasive breast cancer in which: no tumor can be found in the breast, but cancer (larger than 2 millimeters) is found in 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes (the lymph nodes under the arm) or in the lymph nodes near the breast bone (found during a sentinel node biopsy) OR the tumor measures 2 centimeters or smaller and has spread to the axillary lymph nodes OR the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters and has not spread to the axillary lymph nodes Stage IIB describes invasive breast cancer in which: the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but no larger than 5 centimeters; small groups of breast cancer cells -- larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters -are found in the lymph nodes OR the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but no larger than 5 centimeters; cancer has spread to 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or to lymph nodes near the breastbone (found during a sentinel node biopsy) OR the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters but has not spread to the axillary lymph nodes Learn about what treatments you can generally expect for stage IIA and IIB in the Options by Cancer Stage: Stage IIA and IIB page in Planning Your Treatment.
Stage III: Stage III is divided into subcategories known as IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. Stage IIIA describes invasive breast cancer in which either: no tumor is found in the breast or the tumor may be any size; cancer is found in 4 to 9 axillary lymph nodes or in the lymph nodes near the breastbone (found during imaging tests or a physical exam) OR the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters; small groups of breast cancer cells (larger than 0.2 millimeter but not larger than 2 millimeters) are found in the lymph nodes OR the tumor is larger than 5 centimeters; cancer has spread to 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes or to the lymph nodes near the breastbone (found during a sentinel lymph node biopsy) Stage IIIB describes invasive breast cancer in which: the tumor may be any size and has spread to the chest wall and/or skin of the breast and caused swelling or an ulcer AND may have spread to up to 9 axillary lymph nodes OR may have spread to lymph nodes near the breastbone Inflammatory breast cancer is considered at least stage IIIB. Typical features of inflammatory breast cancer include: reddening of a large portion of the breast skin the breast feels warm and may be swollen cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes and may be found in the skin Stage IIIC describes invasive breast cancer in which: there may be no sign of cancer in the breast or, if there is a tumor, it may be any size and may have spread to the chest wall and/or the skin of the breast AND the cancer has spread to 10 or more axillary lymph nodes OR the cancer has spread to lymph nodes above or below the collarbone OR the cancer has spread to axillary lymph nodes or to lymph nodes near the breastbone
Learn about what treatments you can generally expect for stage IIIA and operable IIIC in the Options by Cancer Stage: Stage IIIA and Operable IIIC page in Planning Your Treatment. Learn about what treatments you can generally expect for stage IIIB and inoperable IIIC in the Options by Cancer Stage: Stage IIIB and Inoperable IIIC page in Planning Your Treatment.
Stage IV: Stage IV describes invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs of the body, such as the lungs, distant lymph nodes, skin, bones, liver, or brain. You may hear the words “advanced” and “metastatic” used to describe stage IV breast cancer. Cancer may be stage IV at first diagnosis or it can be a recurrence of a previous breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Learn about what treatments you can generally expect for stage IV in the Options by Cancer Stage: Stage IV section in Planning Your Treatment. TNM Staging System TNM (Tumor, Node, Metastasis) is another staging system researchers use to provide more details about how the cancer looks and behaves. Your doctor might mention the TNM classification for your case, but he or she is much more likely to use the numerical staging system. Sometimes clinical trials require TNM information from participants, so talk to your doctor if you are considering participation in a clinical trial. The TNM system is based on three characteristics: size (T stands for tumor) lymph node involvement (N stands for node) whether the cancer has metastasized (M stands for metastasis), or moved beyond the breast to other parts of the body. The T (size) category describes the original (primary) tumor: TX means the tumor can't be measured or found. T0 means there isn't any evidence of the primary tumor.
Tis means the cancer is "in situ" (the tumor has not started growing into healthy breast tissue). T1, T2, T3, T4: These numbers are based on the size of the tumor and the extent to which it has grown into neighboring breast tissue. The higher the T number, the larger the tumor and/or the more it may have grown into the breast tissue. The N (lymph node involvement) category describes whether or not the cancer has reached nearby lymph nodes: NX means the nearby lymph nodes can't be measured or found. N0 means nearby lymph nodes do not contain cancer. N1, N2, N3: These numbers are based on the number of lymph nodes involved and how much cancer is found in them. The higher the N number, the greater the extent of the lymph node involvement. The M (metastasis) category tells whether or not there is evidence that the cancer has traveled to other parts of the body: MX means metastasis can't be measured or found. M0 means there is no distant metastasis. M1 means that distant metastasis is present. Once the pathologist knows your T, N, and M characteristics, he or she can use them to assign a stage to the cancer. For example, a T1 N0 M0 breast cancer would mean that the primary breast tumor is less than 2 centimeters across (T1), has not involved the lymph nodes (N0), and has not spread to distant parts of the body (M0). This cancer would be grouped as stage I. For more detailed information on the TNM staging system and how it relates to the numerical stage, visit the American Cancer Society’s section on breast cancer staging.
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