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Mesothelioma Treatment – How Does the Stage of Tumor Affect the Mode of Treatment For Mesothelioma?

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The stage (extent) of a mesothelioma is an important factor in determining treatment options. Treatment option used is also based on the patients state of general health and individual preferences. The stage of the tumor most importantly helps to determine whether the tumor is resectable {operable} or not.

Mesotheliomas are very resistant to treatment irrespective of their stage and it is always very important for the patient to know the goal of his or her own treatment before it is commenced, the patient should know whether the aim of the treatment plan is curative or whether it is palliative. The patient must also be informed about the likely side effects and benefits of the treatment. All these will help the patient to make up his/her mind on the preferred mode of treatment.

Early Stage Mesothelioma

Most stage I and some stage II and III mesotheliomas are potentially resectable, but there are exceptions. Resectability is based not only on the size of the tumor, but also on the histological {cellular type} of the cancer with the epitheliod histological type been the most favorable for surgery. Also the location of the tumor and the general state of health of the victim are also considered before surgery is recommended.

Many patients with resectable pleural mesothelioma undergo pleurectomy/decortication or extrapleural pneumonectomy operations to surgically remove their tumors. Patients with peritoneal mesotheliomas in an early stage might also benefit from surgery. Surgery is more likely to result in long-term benefit in stage I cancers, where there is a better chance that most or all of the cancer can be removed. Some patients can have long remissions after extensive surgery by experts. Surgery may still be helpful for later stage cancers, but the benefits are often temporary.

The use of Chemotherapy and radiotherapy as adjuvant therapy to surgery is also very common, they may also be used as the main therapy in early stage of the tumor if the tumor is not operable due to a poor general state of health.

Other forms of surgery for palliative purposes like thorancentesis can also used to alleviate symptoms in the early stages of the cancer.

Finally a patient can also opt to take part in a clinical trial to help to discover new forms of treatment.

Late Stage Mesothelioma

Stage IV mesotheliomas, as well as many earlier stage mesotheliomas, are not resectable by surgery because of the extent of the disease or because a person may not be able to tolerate an operation. The main treatment options at these stage include chemotherapy and radiotherapy to shrink the tumor mass and relieve some of the symptoms of the diseases. The aim of treatment at this stage is not curative and these modes of treatments have serious side effects which the patient must be aware of. Patient should also consider taking part in available clinical trials as there is little hope of survival using the conventional methods of treatment.

Pain management is another important aspect of the care of terminally ill patients. Some minor operations and types of radiation therapy can help relieve pain if needed. Doctors can also prescribe strong pain-relieving drugs. Some people with cancer may hesitate to use opioid drugs (such as morphine) for fear of being sleepy all the time or becoming addicted to them. But many people get very effective pain relief from these medicines without serious side effects. It’s very important to let your doctor know if you are having pain so that it can be treated effectively.

Recurrent mesotheliomas

Some mesotheliomas may recur (come back) after the initial treatment. If this happens, further treatment options depend on the location of the cancer and the kind of treatment that was previously prescribed for the patient. Most of the time treatment is limited only to palliative treatments. Chemotherapy could be used to shrink the tumor and provide relief for symptoms. Clinical trials should be highly considered as there is very little hope of any improvement with the use of traditional treatments.

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Traditional Jamaican Fruit Cake For Diabetics

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To most people the instance of eating a cake to them is like a great treat which they only get once in a while. And in the island of Jamaica the original fruit cake recipe is one which is very popular, and what most people don’t know is that this is coming from the olden plum pudding times.

And to every Jamaican woman it would be a great joy if they could make this particular cake. But in the passing on through the generations the recipes was not passed down well and some household may have it perfect but keep it a secret, therefore lots of people don’t know the real recipe behind it. The most distinctive thing about the cake is the creaming method and it is also packed with dried fruit. And a funny thing about the ingredients in the cake is that it does not involve raisins, or any similar fruit or nuts in it.

The ones that are used are imported thus creating a terrible hikes in the price of the product, the best kind of cakes have the texture of the English Plum pudding. And the particular color of this cake is dark brown and has a high alcoholic taste to it. At times it is very spicy and the reason for this is that there are about five different spices that are used. But the levels of alcohol can be different also the color but this depends on who is making the cake or who the cake is being made for whether a normal person or someone who is diabetic.

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Natural Cures For Acid Reflux – Stop Severe Acid Reflux Disease Fast!

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I’m thankful natural cures for acid reflux treatment stopped my pain from acid reflux disease fast, as I really suffered from severe heartburn symptoms, nausea, Gerd, indigestion, horrible acidic taste from my stomach acid backing up into my esophagus, difficulty swallowing, breathing and tiredness all the time.

I am going to promise you, my friend, to show you how to cure acid reflux disease naturally, with simple natural treatments, in the easiest and fastest way possible and I want you to know I really understand what you are going through, unlike the uncaring for profit drug companies.

Believe me, I tried everything from the proton pump inhibitors and stomach acid reducers drugs from tums, nexium (purple pill), prevacid, prilosec, zantac and too many more otc and prescription medications to mention, but they didn’t work, my symptoms only got worse and I got even more sicker.

Feeling hopeless but not wanting to give up, I started to do research on the internet as my life depended on me helping myself.

What I found made me angry and shocked me to tears as I fell to my knees..

I had been horribly suffering all my life since I was young and I was not alone because over 25 million people in the USA, much less worldwide continue to suffer because they don’t know what I am about to tell you.

These drugs are really meant to be used short term as the long term side effects leaves you nutritionally deficient which dangerously increases your risks to other life threatening illnesses such as cancers. Also the drugs only work on the symptoms not on the causes, forcing you to be on them for the rest of your life with all the risks and costs involved.

As I continued my research I discovered natural cures for acid reflux really cured the cause, had no side effects for the many long time suffers of painful GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), heartburn symptoms and many more severe symptoms.

Just simple changes to their lifestyle such as reducing stress, modifying their diet and eating habits by understanding how much to eat, the proper times and frequency to eat and which types of foods to eat, which were not expensive at all, and were found locally at our organic grocery stores and vitamin health center such as some of which are listed here:

– Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

– Aloe Vera Gel

– Aloe Vera Juice

– Baking Soda

– Cabbage Juice

– Cinnamon

– Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice

– Fennel Seeds

– Ginger root

– Mastic gum

– Orange peel extract

– Organic apples

– Papaya Enzymes

– Pineapple Enzymes

– Probiotics Digestive Enzymes (Lactobacillus Acidophilus)

– Lavender Tea

– Peppermint Tea

– Raw Organic Almonds (not roasted)

– Raw Organic Manuka Honey

– Slippery Elm Bark

– Virgin Olive Oil

Discovering this filled me with hope and I realized I had to learn everything I could, in the shortest time possible so I could take action as fast as I could and be healthy as soon as possible. This is when I came across this, concise, amazingly thorough so any beginner could understand source for natural cures for acid reflux.

As I promised you, my friend, here is where you can find the best natural cures for acid reflux disease including home remedies for heartburn relief so you can be acid reflux and GERD symptom free for life, in the fastest, safest way possible.

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Daddy’s Girl – Why Girls Need Their Daddy

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Fathers Day is the perfect time to reflect on how very important fathers are. We all know how much boys need their dads, but what about girls? Do they need their dads as much as boys do? Can mothers provide everything a girl needs, or is there something very special that only a father can provide?

Fathers are vital to their daughters. The way a woman feels about herself is very much dependent on how she was treated by her father as she was growing up. Without a father’s unconditional love, girls can grow up to have low self-esteem and low self-image. The lack of a father’s love can leave a girl with serious self-worth issues, especially if she perceives that her father abandoned her. Girls who’ve grown up without a father’s love can subconsciously crave male attention and seek to fill this void in unhealthy ways. Feeling ‘not good enough’ for a good loving relationship with a man, they are vulnerable to becoming involved in abusive relationships or becoming promiscuous. They are more at risk of teenage pregnancy due to going through puberty earlier and becoming sexually active at a younger age. Women who have missed out on their daddy’s love are also more at risk of developing depression.

It’s been heart-warming to witness the relationship blossom between my husband and our daughter over the past five and a half years. I remember standing at the doorway of our daughter’s bedroom one night as her father tucked her in and said goodnight. “Daddy, you’re my true love”, she said as she wrapped her tiny arms around his neck. Gracie, like most other four-year-old girls loves fairytales–stories of princes rescuing princesses, true love’s kiss, and happily ever after. Her daddy is her prince, her protector, her provider, and her true love. It brings me such joy to see how different my little girl’s experience is to my own.   

Sadly, like me, there are millions of young girls growing up today without their daddy’s love. Their prince, provider and protector is not there to give his princess the special love that only a father can give. Today, up to around a half of marriages end in divorce. This means that many children are growing up in homes where they are separated from one parent, most often their father. Unfortunately, in some cases, mothers are unnecessarily preventing their daughters from maintaining vital contact with their father because of the pain and bitterness of divorce. Sadly in many homes, instead of love, some girls are being abused by their daddy. Sometimes daddy’s present in the home but he just isn’t there for his daughters. Then there are the children conceived outside of a committed relationship who are being left to be raised by their mother. There are also many children being raised by only their mothers, who choose IVF in their desire for a child. Is it possible that many mothers as well as fathers do not realise just how much their children, regardless of their gender, need both a mother and a father?

Unfortunately for me and my siblings, my father was a violent alcoholic who was ripped from my life when I was a child. We didn’t even get to say goodbye. I have very few good childhood memories of him, but I remember how much my heart ached when there was no contact after we were separated. I grew up craving my father’s love and found myself in painful relationships, feeling unworthy and starving for the love of a man. I went through two divorces, debilitating clinical depression, sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

Thirty-three years later, I had the chance to see my father as he lay in a nursing home close to death. Thoughts of him brought up some painful memories, but I had managed to finally find happiness in my life. I was remarried with a beautiful family. It was time for me to move past my pain and forgive my father. The timing was perfect. It was the best thing I could have done–for both of us. I remember seeing him for the first time after all those years. He was a frail, broken old man, nothing like the man I had known and loved as a little girl. I went there hoping to help him through his final days but I didn’t realise just how much it would do for me. It did more for me than years of therapy had. For the first time I ever remember, my father told me he loved me. Thank God we were given this opportunity as he died only weeks later. I lost him once again, but at least this time, we got to say goodbye.

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Top 3 Important Characteristics of a Successful Payroll Service Provider

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I guess when you look at the different businesses; there would be companies that would be ahead of the others. They are considered the visionary and ahead of the pact. Have you ever wondered what do these companies have that the less successful ones do not have? In a payroll service provider this can also be considered true. You can tell that there are payroll service providers that are more well-known. What could be the secret to their success?

Perseverance

This trait is necessary especially if your company is just beginning. Perseverance means never giving up even in the midst of failure. As we know failure is part of business. A payroll service provider does not just become successful overnight. It takes perseverance and the never-say-die attitude. That separates the winners from the less successful ones. Lack of perseverance may mean bad news to your company.

Honesty

We hear about business closing down because of lack of integrity. Clients value trust and honesty when dealing with businesses. It is one of the foundations of a business relationship. If dishonesty and shady dealings is the heart of the company, chances are the success you might have accumulated would still not continue because in the end truth prevails. As a payroll service provider, it is imperative that honesty is practiced because of the confidentiality and sensitivity of the information being handled.

Dedication

To some companies, it may just be work. To a successful outsourcing payroll company, it is a personal goal. Each client is important and it is not just about earning money. It is about showing people the importance of the work they do. They hire staff that is dedicated and focused on the task at hand. A successful payroll company is committed to giving the excellent service that your company expects of them. Hence, dedication is a trait that a successful provider should have.

Excellent traits of a successful payroll service provider are important to know because it can give you the criteria if they measure up to your expectation. These help you gauge if it is the right organization for you. It requires careful consideration and thorough understanding of the traits that can help you choose the best payroll service provider for your company.

It is understandable to hesitate in hiring a good payroll outsourcing company. That is why these traits are given to you so that you can be equipped with the right know-how in about payroll service.

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Mobile-Free Life – 9 Pathways to Retaking Control of Your Lives, Loves, and Relationships

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Distraction is a killer!

Distraction kills both people and relationships. The evidence for this is mounting daily; ignore it at your peril. The average amount of time spent in the cyber world by each of us is between five and six hours per day. Hey, I’m not looking at my smartphone or tablet that much! So, someone else must be doing my share on top of their own.

Texting while driving is an epidemic in our country today. One in four accidents is caused by it, resulting in 330,000 serious injuries. It’s scary, isn’t it? Studies in performance psychology consistently show youngsters underperforming in exams when their smartphone is on the desk – not switched on, not used, just available and within reach – in comparison with when it is absent.

In business, the smartphone is ubiquitous, which means that we are all less productive than we can be. Because our attention is divided between “here and now” and “there and then,” our interpersonal communication and relationships are suffering hugely. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are 9 pathways to greater control over your life and loves.

1. Meditate at least once a day. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, focus inwards, and be uncoupled from all the usual stuff. Allow your unconscious mind to innovate.

2. Be mindful of the proven side effects your smartphone has on you, both physically and emotionally. Be aware of stress so that you can combat it. When you find yourself squeezing and scrolling frenetically, take a deep breath, count to ten, and start again.

3. Focus on your purpose in going to your devices. When you realize you are multitasking in ways such as talking and typing, or texting and driving, just stop with the secondary task. Get back to the primary job in hand. You’ll do a much better job of it and hopefully live to tell the tale.

4. Be sure to listen and respond with empathy when you are talking on Skype or WhatsApp, etc. Concentrate on the voice tone in your ear and their silences. Check your understanding of the messages they are sending you. Deal with others as you want to be dealt with.

5. Censor your desire to check your phone when in the company of others. When it rings or vibrates, you may experience the fear of missing out on “something.” The feeling will pass, and the world will keep on turning. Nothing is more important than authentic communication with the person in front of you.

6. Limit and schedule time for your device usage. It’s only a tool! A means to your ends. Every time you find yourself reaching out to the Internet, ask yourself, “is this the best way to accomplish this task?” Each small step will loosen the bonds that ensnare your mind.

7. Share your rationale with any people you interact with if there is a pressing personal or business need to be available. Never place your device between you and your colleagues, family, or friends. Rather, say something up front like; “There’s a chance I may have to take a call. Please excuse me if that happens while we’re talking.”

8. Dare I say, stop it with the selfies and the food pictures? Think of the time and resources involved in posting, replying, and checking. What could you do instead? How about check in with a customer? Or call your partner or parents, to let them know you are thinking of them. Every minute spent online is one NOT spent on authentic interaction with people in front of you.

9. Recognize you are addicted to your device if IT sleeps nearby. If it’s the last thing you see at night and the first thing you reach for in the morning, then you are in trouble. Time to wean yourself from checking emails or social media at every opportunity. More than once a day is an expensive habit. The bedroom is no place for smartphones. Be mindful of two things: 1) We all need a calm state of mind to achieve restorative sleep. 2) We are at our best and most creative immediately after sleep. Take time to listen to your thoughts before plunging into the cyber whirl.

Smartphones, the Internet, and social media are here to stay. They are fantastic modern servo-mechanisms. But there is also danger in them when we become their slaves. The answer to this postmodern dilemma is mindfulness, pure and simple. So, retake control and have a wonderful, mobile-free life!

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6 Things To Consider Before You Buy A Smartphone

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Today, smartphones have become part of our busy lives. They are used for surfing the internet, saving documents on the web servers, taking pictures, and talking to friends and family. Since there is a huge variety of smartphones in the market, you may not be able to make a choice so easily. So, we have put together some things that you should consider before buying one. Read on to find out more.

1. Build quality

The durability of a cell phone depends upon the build quality. The smartphone market offers two types of builds: plastic and metal. You can also find some phones that feature glass-coated panels. If you worry about dropping your phone, you should go for a plastic or metal build.

If you drop these phones from a height of two to three feet, the metal body can withstand the fall keeping the internal chips safe.

2. Display

The choice of the resolution of the screen depends upon the way the smartphone is used. For instance, if you love watching videos and downloading stuff from the internet, you can go for a phone that features a screen of at least 5.5 inches. And the resolution must be at least Full HD.

If your phone has a screen that is bigger than 6 inches, you will find it harder to carry the handset around. Also, if you are going to use the phone for simple browsing and chatting online, a 5-inch display screen can be more than enough.

3. Processor

The processing power of a phone is different based on the device model, bloatware and OS version. If you need to edit images and videos on your phone or you want to play advanced video games, you should go for a phone that features Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 at a bare minimum. This will make it easier for you to use multiple apps at the same time.

4. Camera

If you go for a camera that features a 16MP back camera, don’t assume that the image quality will be great. The quality of photos depends upon a lot of factors like autofocus, pixel size, ISO levels, and camera aperture, to name a few.

The image size will be bigger if you go for a camera that is16MP, for instance. So, you should keep this in mind when considering this feature of the phone you are going to purchase.

5. Battery

The usage of the battery varies from one person to another based on how they use their phone. For instance, if you play heavy games or watch HD videos on your phone, you should go for a handset that features a 3500mAh battery. For average users, a smaller battery can also do the job.

6. Storage

The OS takes up most of the memory space on your phone. Therefore, you should go for a phone that has at least 32GB of storage space. But if you want to store a lot of huge files, we suggest that you use a phone that allows you to insert a microSD card.

In short, if you are going to buy a smartphone, we suggest that you consider the factors given in this article.

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