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Contents on This Page

1. Basic Set of Twelve Articles

2. Monthly Newsletter Topic Headings (December 2004 to Present)

3. Select Topics from Newsletters Prior to December 2004

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1. Basic Set of Twelve Articles

Which Approach is the One for Me?

As the first in the set, this article outlines the importance of personal self-assessment in how one sees follicular lymphoma (fNHL) in his or her life, what innate feelings are present with regard to dealing with it and a confirmation of willingness to learn, act and manage the course of the disorder for long term survival.

Overview of Follicular Lymphoma [July 2014, 45 pages]

The vision and objective, grade and staging, emergence of a new paradigm, the development and progression of follicular lymphoma, incidence rates, survival statistics, prognostic indicators (predicting survival time), treatment considerations, understanding transformation, the immune microenvironment, self-directed genetic expression (epigenetics), dealing with two populations, review of important concepts with questions and answers, summary, references.

Follicular Lymphoma: Natural Strategies for Long-Term Survival…A Four Pillar Approach [May 2014, 83 pages]

A comprehensive, copyright document, the only one in the world dedicated entirely to the long-term management of follicular lymphoma. The topic coverage is scientifically-based and fully-referenced. This information will enable the reader to get started right away with a plan of action. It is the result of years of research focused specifically on controlling fNHL as a manageable disorder, and without a doubt is a major factor leading to long-term success.

Transformation [Feb. 2011, 13 pages]

Incidence, implications, how to predict and treat this important and probable event right from the beginning.

Essential Factors in Diagnosis and Testing [March 2014, 36 pages]

This “one of a kind” 36 page article will help follicular lymphoma survivors understand important data from blood tests, pathology and scan reports. Patient subgroups are identified as a guide to making treatment decisions. Information on genetic testing is included, along with a brief discussion on new drugs.

When to Treat and With What (Including Relapse Treatments) [Sept. 2013, 43 pages]

One of the most controversial issues. Factors influencing when to treat (transformation, problematic nodes, bulky tumors, tempo, cosmetic concerns, history of natural regression, psychological factors).  A complete list of standard treatments, with comments/suggestions for consideration by the patient in choosing a protocol in consultation with the clinician.

Key Questions That Arise in Overcoming Follicular Lymphoma [Aug. 2014, 52 pages]

Detailed answers to 31 important questions based on over 25 years of research, personal experience and feedback from fellow survivors of follicular lymphoma.

Optimizing Chemotherapy [April 2010, 15 pages]

Practical suggestions and means by which the effectiveness of chemotherapy can be improved…very important in all cases, especially when treating a transformation.

Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies DURING and AFTER Treatment [July 2012, 12 pages]

Carefully selected suggestions for consideration at an important time when patients need to benefit from practical, scientifically-based guidance. Dietary strategies following treatment, rarely covered elsewhere, is included.

Getting Follicular Lymphoma Cells to Die on Their Own [Jan. 2014, 32 pages] 

A complete review of the latest research in easy to understand language, describing how a variety of lifestyle activities can create conditions in the body leading to the natural death of cancer cells. Follicular lymphoma cells are particulary responsive to these strategies.

Epigenetic Regulators of Follicular lymphoma: A Reference Guide  [Sept. 2014, 25 pages]

A compilation of the latest scientific research confirming and explaining how epigenetic processes, principally in response to lifestyle and environmental exposure, regulate the expression of genes driving and potentially reversing follicular lymphoma. Coverage of 21 common natural strategies is discussed including in part: nutrition and selected supplements; glucose management; environmental toxins; exercise; sleep; stress; optimization of vitamins D, E and K. This research authenticates the “Four Pillar” natural strategies in Article #3. Correction of faulty gene expression is regarded as essential in leading to extended survival time with follicular lymphoma, and possible ultimate resolution of the disorder.

My Personal History  [Jan. 2014, 5 pages]

Details by month and year of my experience managing follicular lymphoma since July 1988.

Note: All educational material in the articles and newsletters is written to be easily understood by the average reader. It is all based on scientific data. Key points are clearly referenced and the scientific references are detailed at the end of each article.

Newsletters

November 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. End of Rituximab Maintenance for Low–Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma

2. OK Doc, Why Did I Get Follicular Lymphoma?

3. You Asked About Bread

4. Why (Good) Fats are Extra Important to Combat Follicular Lymphoma

5. Exercise During Chemo…Scientists State “Amazing” Result

6. Newly Identified Benefit of Curcumin

7. The “Biomedical Underclass”

8. The Merits of R-GDP (New Research +Personal Experience)

9. Little Gems Mean a Lot

Seasons in the Sun

October 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The REAL Breakthrough is Here Now — But Will it Gain Traction?

2. Feeling Tired? Lymphocytes? Hemoglobin?

3. The Sugar Cancer Connection. What’s True? What to Do?

4. Maintenance Rituximab…No Benefit Compared to Re-Treatment (Latest Study Results)

5. The Dilemma Faced by the New Genetic-Based Drugs

6. Doctors Using Chlorambucil to Treat Follicular Lymphoma (Update)

7. A Beer to Calm mTOR? Mmm …Anti-Aging Too?

September 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The Basic Premise in Overcoming Follicular Lymphoma

2. Doctors Using Chlorambucil to Treat Follicular Lymphoma

3. Double-Hit Lymphoma

4. Lymphoma in the Eye Region

5. Supplement Advisory

6. Ginger Up Front, Pomegranate Later…The Exosome Connection

7. Significant New Development from MIT

8. When Sweat Runs Clean

August 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. New Research Shows Outstanding Results with Chlorambucil

2. Idelalisib Zydelig Approved for Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma…BUT!

3. 12 Things You Really Need to Know About Foods and Supplements

4. Lymphoma Researchers Recognized

July 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. GONE…Follicular Lymphoma CAN be Resolved

2. The Development of Follicular Lymphoma

3. The Law of Extended Survival with Follicular lymphoma

4. The Good Things We Do Cut Two Ways

5. When Exercise Works Best

6. Exercise…an Uncommon Strength for a Changing World

 June 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Genes Associated with Follicular Lymphoma Transformation…Latest Data

2. Follicular Lymphoma Survival Forecaster. How Valid?

3. Follicular Lymphoma in Young Adults

4. New Classification System for Follicular Lymphoma?

5. More Cautions re Maintenance Rituximab

6. The Importance of Healthy Bowel Function

7. “Little Things Mean a Lot”

8. Gem of the Month (An un-shrunk brain!)

May 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Travel the Missing Link

2. Full Effect From the Four Pillars…a Member’s Experience

3. Purify My Lymph Fluid!

4. Methionine…Why So Critical?

5. Are GE (GMO) Foods a Risk Factor?

6. Which Food Choices Should be Organic?

7. Carrageenan: A Natural Food Additive with a Concern

8. Two Gems of the Month (Unhurried Conversation, Trace Minerals)

9. Next Month (Research on new concerns with Maintenance Rituximab)

April 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

Prelude to the First Three Items

1. Ibrutinib IMBRUVICA Side-Effects (Unbiased Verified Info)

2. Idelalisib (GS1101)…Side-Effects, Effectiveness (New Engl. Jrnl. March 2014)

3. Summary Comment on Ibrutinib IMBRUVICA and Idelalisib

4. Pidilizumab (CT-011)…Looks Very Promising (Better Than Ibrutinib?)

5. Chlorambucil…Still a Good Option

6. Summary Comment

March 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Transformation: Three New Developments

2. Remission, Regression, Resolution…and Cure

3. The Quiet Revolution

4. Enjoying Beneficial Gene Expression Every Day

5. Glutamine…IMPORTANT New Research (And Why)

6. Dangerous Unnatural Supplements…the SELECT Study

7. Fasting Blood Sugar…What’s Optimum?

8. Promising New Development

GEM of the Month…The Eyes, Nose and Brain Interconnected

Embracing Life

February 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Spontaneous Regression of Follicular Lymphoma…a Personal Comment

2. Spontaneous Regression and its Implications

3. Updating What We Know About Spontaneous (Natural) Regression

4. Does Lifestyle Influence Cancer? Show Me the Evidence!

5. Should I Choose Treatment or Try the “Natural” Route?

6. A Theory of “First Location” Significance

7. Article #12, “My Personal History”, Updated

8. GEM of the Month

January 2014 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The Genes Driving Follicular Lymphoma…and Those That Can Reverse It

2. GEM…The Master Strategy All in One

3. Trial Results with New Kinase Drugs for Follicular Lymphoma

4. Maintenance Rituximab Update. Pros. Cons. Strategies

5. Vitamin K2 MUST Accompany Vitamin D. Here’s Why

6. Of Nutrients and Nails

December 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Low-Dose Radiation Update (With a Detailed Personal Account)

2. Amino Acids…Often Overlooked, Vitally Important

3. Variable Pathology from Biopsies for Follicular Lymphoma

4. Deletion of a Single Gene Provokes Mutations Elsewhere (Implications for Ibrutinib, Nov/13 Research)

5. Gut Bacteria May Assist Chemotherapy (New Research)

6. Scanning While in Clinical Remission (How Much? Expert Advice)

7. Clinical Trials for Follicular Lymphoma (Update by Region/Country)

8. For Our CLL Members…Oct/13 Clinical Info., Excellent & Understandable

November 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Making Optimal Use of the Best Tool We Have

2. Lymphoma and the “Microbiome”

3. Alcohol and Lymphoma…a Surprising Connection

4. What About Grains, Seeds, Nuts…and Bread?

5. Anticancer Effects of Quercetin

6. Survive Lymphoma Longer. Go South?

7. Best New Approach for Treating Lymphoma? (Oct. 2013)

8. Flu Vaccine…Yes or No?

9. Contentment

October 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. New Data: Follicular Lymphoma Genes. Implications?

2. The Winning Battle Plan (Risks with an “Alternative” Approach)

3. The Challenge in Avoiding Food Toxins

4. Incredible Health Benefits of Walking…DocMike Evans

5. You Are a Blender!

6. Confirmation of Benefit from Hyperthermia with Chemo

7. Carnitine Supplementation While on Chemo?

8. Yogurt Maker

9. In the Final Analysis, We Have…

September 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Ibrutinib…a Concern

  • Developmental Background
  • What is Ibrutinib?
  • How Does Ibrutinib Work?
  • What are the Concerns with Ibrutinib?
  • Can the Apparent Irreversible Problem with Ibrutinib be Corrected?
  • What About Ibrutinib and Follicular Lymphoma?
  • Technical Summary
  • In Conclusion

2. Latest Stem Cell Transplant Results (August 2013)

3. Latest/Largest Research on the Role of Physical Activity and Lymphomas (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, May 2013)

4. Long-Term Risk from Scanning Radiation…Is MRI an Option?

5. Bexxar Bye Bye

6. Jill’s Quick Action Plan

7. Late Entry…”If I Had to Guess”

August 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The Importance of Balance

2. The Critical Importance of a Planning Horizon

3. Advantages of the Natural Strategies Approach

4. Is There an Optimal Priority to the 4 Pillars?

5. Barriers to Achieving Optimal Vitamin D

6. Maintaining a Clinical Remission

7. I’ve Relapsed! Now What?

8. The Daily Double…Maybe the Most Potent Strategy Yet

9. We Need to Move

10. Why Nodes Grow and Why they Shrink

July 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Grateful for 25 Years since Diagnosis: The Key Strategic Factors

2. Three Prime Targets…The Practical “how to” on Glucose Regulation, Mitochondria, and Oxygenation

3. LymphomaSurvival goes to NASCAR

4. Compilation of New Drugs for Treating Follicular Lymphoma

5. Vitamin E Shown to Reduce Danger from Radiation Scanning

6. Future Epigenetic “Boost” to CHOP for Treating Transformation?

7. Exercise Will Elevate AST and LDH

8. Putting it All Together…the Big Picture in Managing Follicular Lymphoma for Long-Term Success

June 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Seven Surprising Perspectives about the Immune System and fNHL

2. The Importance of Calcium

3. The “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean 15″ Foods for 2013

4. NO Whey Protein Supplements for fNHL Survivors!

5. Robert’s Diet

6. Bilirubin a Bit High? Lucky You?

7. Expert Observation on Sunshine and Health

May 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Making Changes in Life Following Diagnosis

2. Will Genetic Profiling Influence the Management of Follicular Lymphoma?

3. The End of Alternative Medicine

4. Does Follicular Lymphoma Spread to Other Organs?

5. Survivor Immunity…Measuring Lymphocyte Count is NOT Enough

6. What About Diet Considerations for Diabetics?

7. Iron Supplements…C-A-R-E-F-U-L

8. Reading your Pathology Report: the Importance of Ki-67

9. Exercise and Oxygenation

10. Closing Thought from a Prominent Researcher

April 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Sugar, Glutamine and Cancer Genes

2. Two Supplements to Lower Blood Sugar…Make Your Daily Double Even More Powerful

3. Best Study Yet on Vitamin D and Lymphoma

4. Hidden Infection “Drivers” of Follicular Lymphoma

5. Latest Drug & Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) Data for Transformed Follicular Lymphoma

6. Latest Research…Combined Gene & Immunotherapy

7. The Delight of Processed Foods…”Every cookie is crammed with joy!”

8. Medical Aspects of Daily Stress and Cancer

9. Nuggets in the Pan

March 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Why Nodes Grow and Why They Shrink

2. Sleep Deprivation Alters Genetic Expression…Latest Research

3. Stem Cell Transplants…an Update

4. Can Antioxidants Promote Cancer? …C-A-R-E-F-U-L

5. Food and Cancer…Latest Research Carries a Big Surprise

6. Meat Intake NOT Associated With Lymphoma…US NCI Data

7. Vitamin D…Supplements OK, but Sunlight Better

8. Bring on the Cheese with K2

9. Do Doctor Visits Get Easier With Time?

10. Strategic Balance

February 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. NEED to KNOW…Where It Came From…Getting It to Go

2. MUST DO’s en Route to the Thrive Zone

3. Bone Density and Lymphoma…and What to Do About It

4. Bowel Issues Following Treatment

5. Wheat Grass to Reduce Chemo Toxicity (Conventional Medical Research)

6. Cinnamon Helps to Reduce Blood Sugar

7. The Way Ahead…The Research We REALLY Need

Desert Springtime Flowers by Judith

January 2013 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Two Best Gifts Ever

2. The Real Dietary Challenge…Concern with a Vegetarian Approach

3. We MUST Keep Moving…Here’s Why

4. Optimizing Immunity for the Winter Season

5. Vitamin D Target Levels (USA)…Recent Data

6. Our Sleep Cycle Regulates Genetic Behavior

7. Tricky Tumors…the New Way of Looking at Cancer

More wintertime scenes from the high desert.

December 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Fasting? Maybe. But NOT Restrictive Diets

2. Lymphoma Experts Verify Role of Vitamin D…A “Must Know” for Planning.

3. Lifestyle and Follicular Lymphoma Survival…Latest, Top-Tier Research…See the Effect!

4. “Tricky Myc”…A Ringleader Gene Driving Lymphoma..and the Glutamine Connection

5. Bendamustine Compared to Other Options for Indolent Lymphomas (New Research)

6. Aspartame (NutriSweet) and Lymphoma

7. Limited Stage fNHL: Radiation and Transformation

8. Whilst We Slumber…Waiting for Santa

Wintertime scenes from the high desert

November 2012 Newsletter

After 25 Years, the Best Anticancer Information I’ve Seen

Introduction

1. Background

2. Cancer as a Metabolic Disease

3. Additional Research in Support of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease

4. Other Key Factors Associated With Cancer as a Metabolic Disorder (Glutamine, Insulin, Glycation, AGE’s and Sugar Levels)

5. Wrap-Up Commentary…Putting it All into Practice

October 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Cancer Knowledge is Expanding (and Changing)…Are We Ready?

2. When to Treat (Update)

3. Rituximab for Newly Diagnosed Patients? (2012 Video by Lymphoma Specialist)

4. No Drug Can Match This!

5. Vitamin D Status and Allo SCT Outcome (Typical??…Must Read)

6. For the New Arrivals…Getting Up to Speed ASAP

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Hemolysis and LDH; Dental Issues…Antibiotics? Mercury?; Two Best Kept Dietary Secrets…K2 and Quercetin)

8. Closing Thought

Magic of the Coast (Photos by Judith)

September 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Maintenance Rituximab: Update September 2012

2. Groundbreaking Study…Lymphoma Genetic Code Completed

3. Phone Consultations…What Have “I” Learned?

4. The Daily Double is Not a Fitness Strategy…but it sure is Potent and here’s Why

5. We Need to Move!

6. Nuggets in the Pan (Best Determination Yet of *Sufficient* Vitamin D Status, Hidden (Important) Nutrients in Which We Are Probably Deficient, Why Fats are Important, What’s a Methylation Moment?)

August 2012 Newsletter

Update on Common Drugs Used to Treat Follicular Lymphoma

Bendamustine, Biovax, GS-1101, Chlorambucil, CHOP, CVP, Cyclophosphamide, DCA, Fludarabine, GA-101, GDP, Low Dose Radiation, Revlimid, Rituximab, Stem Cell Transplants, Vorinostat, Zevalin/Bexxar

Introduction

1. The Role of Treatments in Managing fNHL Long-Term

1.1 Overview…What Treatments Can and Cannot Do

1.2 The Treatment/Wellness Spectrum…The Big Picture

2. Individual Drug Commentary

3. In Summary

July 2012 Newsletter

Article 11 MUST KNOW…Getting Cancer Cells to Die on Their Own

With important late entry on new research from UCLA discussing cancer cell death from glucose deprivation.

June 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Cure Not in Sight, but Now More Hope for Survival than Ever

2. Can Exercise Reduce the Risk of Cancer Returning? Expert Research Underway

3. How to Measure Progress with fNHL

4. Blood Test for Diabetes Predicts Cancer Risk in Women

5. How Resveratrol Works

6. Smart Fungus

7. No Glee with Glycine

8. Having Fun with Methylation

9. Nuggets in the Pan (Vitamin D…Significance from Another Angle, Staph Aureus…MRSA Update, Cosmetic Value of Astaxanthin…Japanese Research)

May 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. New Drug Innovation Focuses on Cancer as a Multi-Step Process

2. Gene Expression and Durability in the Management of fNHL

3. The “Daily Double”…Still the Leading Strategy

4. Is There an Optimal Priority to the 4 Pillars?

5. Extra-Nodal Lymphomas

6. New Investigational Lymphoma Drug TL32711

7. Curcumin Dropped. Resveratrol Reduced

8. Nuggets in the Pan (A Reminder on How to Achieve Optimal Vitamin D, Canadians…Evaluate Hospital Performance and Other Medical Data, Don Sings it So Well…”Someday You Will…”)

April 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The Daily Double…Where the Gold is Buried

2. Latest (Practical) Genetic Research….New Directions With New Strategies for Our Success

3. Our Star Player Gets More Top Research Endorsement

4. How Stress Triggers the Immune System…and What Could Help

5. Chlorinated Water?…Be Cautious at This Time of Year

6. Latest Data on Transformation

7. Nuggets in the Pan (The Vitamin D Circle…K2…and a Body Squeaky Clean, Meat and Dairy to the Rescue?, Alternative Red Palm Oil Source?)

Desert Flowers With a Bouquet of Appreciation to Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Oregon State

March 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The “Daily Double”…Maybe the Most Potent TNS Yet

2. Diet Study Shows Little Impact. Why?

3. Personal Inclination

4. GA-101 (Successor to Rituximab?)

5. Do Males With Lymphoma Have Impaired Sexual Function?

6. Serious Vitamin D Deficiency in USA…and Getting Worse!

7. Live Longer! Here’s the Easiest Way…by far. (German Science from 2012)

8. Nuggets in the Pan (The “Cheese Effect”, Coffee With and After a Meal, Dee-licious Walnuts, Surprise Your Hygienist)

February 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Toward a Natural Cure…New Research from Two Credible Sources

2. The 17 Hour Magic Strategy

3. Vitamin D: Summarizing the Latest Research

4. Lymphoma Map USA

5. Blood Tests and Hints in Preparing for Them

6. Nuggets in the Pan (Walnuts, Vitamin K2)

January 2012 Newsletter

Introduction

1. A New Year, Great Results, Enlightened Research Ahead

2. Maintenance Rituximab Study…Results In…Now What?

3. Cancer Patients Have Lower Vitamin D…Key Levels, Latest Research

4. Immunoglobulins…If Low, You Need to Know

5. The Bronze Medal in Natural Strategies

6. Resveratrol/Curcumin Suggestions

7. Lifestyle and Breast Cancer…Two Recent Reports Show Stunning Results 8. Sinus Infection?…Hail and Old Remedy That Works Great

9. Hollyhock…With Photos…Ahh!

10. Nuggets in the Pan (Selected Houseplants to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution, Ginger…Latest Science…More Benefits Than Even We Thought, Cranberry Juice, Bromelain…Oldie But Goodie?)

December 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Maintenance Rituximab…Important…Results from RESORT Trial

2. Key Point re Natural Strategies and Survival

3. New Discoveries…Management Challenges

4. Review of the New “Goodies” From 2011…and Watch This in 2012

5. Sit Time = Cancer Time

6. The Risks of SHIFTWORK

7. Out Past 20 Years…Reducing the Ebbs and Flows

8. Medical Expert: “Lifestyle Changes Can Add a Decade to the Average Lifespan”…What Are They?

9. Member Comment of the Year

  1. Nuggets in the Pan (Curcumin Capsules in Oil, Jesse’s Christmas Message…With a Thought to Ponder)

More Photos…from the sunny southland

November 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Watch and Wait. Maintenance Rituximab…Latest Expert Opinions

2. Ill-Conceived Supplements and Promotional Diets

3. Follicular/Diffuse Lymphoma…Latest Biomarker Info

4. Caution re Fludarabine…Expert Commentary

5. The Sensible Management of Vitamin D

6. Resveratrol…Confusion and Deception

7. What’s the Optimal Time for Exercise?

8. Nuggets in the Pan (Jesse’s Discovery, More on Vitamin K, Forest Bathing, Chaparral)

Photos…from the sunny southland

October 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Measuring Progress, Achieving Success >>> Dig Deeper

2. Targeted Natural Strategies Article Updated

3. CHOP, Transformation and c-Myc

4. Rituximab…Prolonged Use…Strong Research Warning

5. Phone Consultations…Working Well, but With Surprises

6. Low-Dose Radiation and Intensity Modulated Radiation

7. Art and Soul

8. Compilation of the Best Videos.

9. Nugget in the Pan (What the Heck has Jesse Uncovered?)

Summary with Photos

September 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Our Four Groups of Members: Who They Are, What They Need

2. Three Essential, Seldom Mentioned Benefits of Exercise

3. Diffuse Patterns in fNHL…a Need for Caution

4. Vitamin K2

5. Epigenetics and Lymphoma…Capitalism Joins the New Paradigm

6. The Sociologists “Get It”

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Apples…and PI3K, Food Chewers, Looking Within Ourselves)

Summary with Some Photos from the Trail

August 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Living the Natural Strategies Everyday – How to Best Apply the Latest Cancer Research

2. R-CHOP or R-Bendamustine or >>?

3. Low Toxicity Treatment with High Dose Cyclophosphamide (Cy)

4. Transformation…Recent Research with Personal Comment from the Authors

5. CAL-101

6. Caution re Calcium Pills

7. Sulforaphane Supplement?

8. Nugget in the Pan (Approaching the Mother Lode)

July 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Significant New Direction in Cancer Research (with the benefits we can get from it…Right Now)

1.1 Medical Overview

1.2 Key Points to Understand

1.3 Key Points to Apply

1.4 Parallel Paths in the Advancement of Epigenetics

1.5 Sharpening the Focus (from our perspective)

1.6 Advantages of the Lifestyle Strategies Approach

1.7 Sequel…”What I’d Really Like to Know” – Unanswered Questions

1.8 Research and a Video to Reflect On

1.9 Summary

2. Latest US Data on Link between Lymphoma, Vegetables and Fruit (U. of Chicago)

3. Nugget in the Pan (Astaxanthin)

4. Wrap-Up on Another Year

June 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. (Maintenance) Rituximab…Latest Expert Opinions…a Must Read

2. First Treatment…Two Options Outside the Box…with MD Support

3. A Tale of Two Organs…the Bowel and the Brain Connected

4. False Positive Scans

5. Doctor Consultation

6. 57% Lower Risk of Cancer Progression

7. Rhythm of the Mitochondria

8. Nuggets in the Pan (Astaxanthin; The “Full Meal Deal”; Diet, Cancer and the NCI; Latest Pharmaceutical Research Backs Our Suggestions; Good Curcumin/Bad Curcumin; Red Palm Oil and Cholesterol; Key Limitation of Many New Drug Therapies; Epigenetics Update Video)

May 2011 Newsletter

The “How To” Details for Lengthening Your Life – Getting Into the Thrive Zone with Epigenetics

1.1 Preamble

1.2 Premises

1.3 A Look at the Basics: What’s Happening in the Body

1.4 Four Essential Life Support Systems

1.5 Specific Dietary/Supplement Strategies

1.6 “My Doctor Knows Nothing of Epigenetics”…But This One Does!

1.7 The Key Challenge >>When to Apply

1.8 Summary Comment

April 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Makings of a Miracle

2. Radiation Hazard in Japan Compared to CT Scans

3. Lifestyle and Breast Cancer…Two Recent Reports Show Stunning Results

4. The Importance and Complexity of Vitamin D

5. R-Chlorambucil…High Response Rates, With Durability, for MCL

6. New Research: Fish Oil Boosts Chemo Response and Durability

7. Cachexia…Helping to Manage Weight Loss

8. What Berries WILL Do For YOU

9. Nuggets in the Pan (Vitamin D Test Availability, This Resveratrol…Am I Taking it the Right Way?, The “Sampson Secret”, Walnuts #1, Cooked Cranberries, “Sugar Coated” Breakfast)

March 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. From Knowledge to Success…9 Essential Steps in Managing fNHL

2. Rituximab…Expert Balanced Opinions…A Must Read

3. New Research in Forecasting Survival Time

4. Vital Role of *Full Spectrum* Vitamin E

5. 15 Superfoods for Under $20

6. Food Allergens…the “Big Eight”

7. Latest Developments in Diagnosis

8. The Times They Are a-Changin’

9. Nuggets in the Pan ( Have You Had Natural Regression?, Curcumin Deception, Sleep and Cancer)

February 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The Natural Strategies Aren’t Working…What’s (Not) Happening?

2. Rituximab Maintenance…Update Commentary

3. OMG Ladies…Look at This for a Beauty Tip

4. Big Three Super Bugs in Hospital

5. Latest News on Zevalin

6. Updated Information on Use of R-CHOP

7. Sugar and Cancer

8. What is an Appropriate fNHL Checkup?

9. Getting “Dialed In” to the Program

10. Nuggets in the Pan (ECG and CHOP, Best Time for Exercise, How Much Vitamin C?, Getting a Cold or Flu?…Fast, Effective Response, Lung Cleanse)

January 2011 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The Five Key Things That Got Me This Far

2. Two Tracks to the Same Station

3. Low Dose Radiation…New Research

4. Chlorambucil/Rituximab Highly Effective as Front-Line Therapy for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

5. Infection Connection With Maintenance Rituximab

6. Something for the Guys…Low-Risk Prostate Cancer…Management Similarities With fNHL

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Flu Vaccine?, Vitamin D and STRENGTH, , Antibiotics for Dental Work, Updated Link to Videos, Fewer Genes Than a Block of Wood!)

December 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Cracking the Code for Entering the “Thrive Zone”

2. Strategic Requirements for the Thrive Zone

3. Vitamin D Update

4. Resveratrol Update…and in Practice

5. Treatments and Natural Compounds Work in Different Ways

6. Grades 3A and 3B (Latest Essential Information)

7. Transformation Treatment Beware (Drug Availability?)

8. Winter Time Cold? New Strategies…for Lymphoma Patients

9. Proof, Judgment, Management and Soul

10. Nuggets in the Pan (Healthy Brain>Healthy Body, Who/What Failed?, Exercise for the “Old-Timers”, Could This be Christmas Dessert?)

Summary

November 2010 Newsletter

Introduction…Reflections and Clarity on it All

1. The Seven Premises in Understanding and Managing fNHL

1.1 Where and How Did I Get This?

1.2 Obtaining the Correct Diagnosis

1.3 Managing the Initial Diagnosis

1.4 What “Really” Determines Survival Time?

1.5 Optimizing Epigenetics

1.6 Blocking Lymphoma Growth at the Outset

1.7 Blocking, Possibly Reversing Established Lymphoma Cells

2. Major Caution re Fludarabine

3. Documented Follicular Lymphoma Reversal with DCA

4. Subtle Symptoms Before and After Treatment (Sweats, LDH and RLS…How Significant?) Skin Concerns and Paraneoplastic Syndrome

5. Fasting and Chemotherapy

6. Curcumin Concerns

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Walnuts…Take ‘em to Work, Iodine Caution, Healthy Eggs…but maybe not scrambled, What is it About Centenarians?, Gingered Apple and Carrot Soup)

Summary

October 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Extended Healthy Survival: Explaining Powerful New Discoveries in Simple Terms…A “Must Know” Item

2. Updated Dietary Strategies: Putting the Latest Science to Work for YOU

3. Extreme, Exclusion Diets

4. Grappling With Treatments?

5. Nuggets in the Pan (The “Hormone Twins”, How to Measure Passion in One’s Life)

Summary

September 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. When Chemotherapy Really Shines

2. Maintaining a Clinical Remission

3. Multitudinous Crossfire an Absolute Necessity

4. Additional Way to Predict Overall Survival and Risk of Transformation in Follicular Lymphoma

5. Latest Research on Vitamin D and Lymphoma from the Mayo Clinic

6. Vitamin D…With Largest Meal?

7. Prominent Doctor Learns About Vitamin D

8. R-Bendamustine…Easy as it Goes

9. Doctors Helping Doctors

10. Nuggets in the Pan (Doctor Visit Anxiety, The 5 Healthiest Fish, More on Eggs)

Summary…A Dedication

August 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The New Direction in Cancer Research…We’re already on the Way

2. Integrative Medicine…Content, Context and Psychology

3. Rituximab Maintenance…Still Waiting

4. Bowel Concerns

5. Tolerability of Trans-Resveratrol in Humans

6. What We Eat, They Eat, Too

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Excellent Dictionary, Eat Dinner Early, Eggs? Here’s Why, Chlorambucil link update, Coffee, Tea or Cat?)

Summary…photos from the trail

July 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. 40 “Must Know” Things Learned After 22 Years (Especially Important for Those Newly Diagnosed)

2. Sleep…sleep…sleep…and Stress

3. Let the Cancer Cells Die on Their Own

4. Making Sense of Vitamin D

5. Meat and Lymphoma Risk…Not What You May Think

6. Significant New Lymphoma Research

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Cherries, Immunoglobulin Follow Up, Tea Tree Oil and Why, Sinus Congestion Finale, Lemon Peel Anyone?)

June 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. First, the Mitochondria Connection

2. Then the Role of Resveratrol and New Drugs (**)

3. And Even the Re-Entry of DCA?

4. Rituximab Re-Evaluated

5. Reduced Effectiveness of Zevalin and Bexxar

6. Meditation…Exercise, Sleep and Aging

7. We Are NOT Creatures of either Genetics OR Environment (**)

8. Nuggets in the Pan (The Mask, Vitamin D and Sunscreens, Dangerous Drinking Water, A Nasty Phrase, Amino Acids, Turmeric on the BBQ)

(**) Important Information for Pro-Active Patients

May 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Immunity and Cancer…It’s Not What Most Think

2. Exercise…Providing Four Essential Benefits

3. Vitamin D and Immunity…A Double-Edged Sword?

4. New Research Specific to Lymphoma

5. Vitamin K…Mayo Clinic Research

6. MRSA…What’s That? Be Sure to Know

7. Immunoglobulins

8. What Makes Happiness?

9. Dr. Weil

10. Nuggets in the Pan (Supplement Evaluation, Sun the Healer)

April 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Follow Up On the Importance of Immunoglobulins

2. Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies DURING Treatment

3. Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies AFTER Treatment

4. Depression…It’s Not Just You

5. The Will-To-Live

6. CHOP and the Heart

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Beware L-Arginine, How Big, How Bad?, Caution re Cod Liver Oil, Ginger Juice, Caring Bridge)

March 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. New Survival Predictors…Researcher’s Comment Back to Us

2. Topic Index

3. Telomerase…Potential for Cancer Breakthrough

4. It’s Spring…Time for Herbicides

5. Transformation? A Yes or No Event?

6. Amino Acids, A.P. John, Gerson, and Lymphoma

7. (Even) More on Vitamin D and Lymphoma

8. After Treatment…the Road to Recovery

9. Nuggets in the Pan (Resveratrol…Star Player on the A-Team, Evening Exercise, When Do the Endorphins Kick In?, Prednisone Caution, Strange Dogs)

Summary

February 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. New Research…VERY IMPORTANT

2. Immunoglobulins

3. Hemoglobin Decline

4. Rituximab Resistance…Transformation Concern?

5. Know Your (Dangerous) Plastics

6. Personal Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors

7. Indolence, Insulin and Cancer

8. Nuggets in the Pan (Vitamin D and Bathing, Lug Nuts, Eggs, Target Stores Earn a Bulls Eye, Add Oregano to the Sinus Remedy, Repeat CHOP, Morning Heart Rate, Caregiver Involvement, The Most Important Concept of All)

Summary

January 2010 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Chlorambucil…Important New Research for Initial Treatment

2. Exercise…7 Facts, With More Benefits Than You Think

3. Key Risk Factors in Acquiring and Managing Lymphoma (Dietary, Herbicides, Pesticides, Family History, Sun Exposure, Vaccine History)

4. Lifestyle and Patient Immune Microenvironment…NCI Study Specific to Lymphoma Survival

5. Scan Radiation…Dangers in Perspective, New Monitoring Device, a Low Dose Machine..and our Hidden Helper

6. Vaccine Breakthrough?

7. WOW…Check This for Heavily Treated Patients

8. Seven Worst…20 Best Foods

9. Sugar and Cancer…Good Research (Finally) on Thousands of Humans

10. Nuggets in the Pan

Summary

December 2009 Newsletter

Introduction

1. The All-Important Microenvironment…An Original, Symbolic Portrayal (How Your Lymphoma Can be “Corralled” Inside the Node)

2. New Research Predicting Survival and Transformation…A Breakthrough?

3. Vitamin D Specific to Lymphoma…New Research

4. Bendamustine Better Than CHOP?

5. Hidden Infection…Increasing Concern re STD’s

6. Do Not Overrule the Body With Supplements

7. Nuggets in the Pan (Organic Red Raspberries, Vitamin D Chain, Dubious Alternatives, Trans-Resveratrol, Sun and S-A-D)

Summary…The Spirit of Long-Term Survival

November 2009 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Steady on Target…the Two Key Words

2. The Critical Importance of a “Planning Horizon”

3.The Major Survival Issue: Transformation…In Review

4. Caution re Rituximab Maintenance

5. Sinus Congestion Follow Up…This Works!

6. H1N1 Flu Virus and Staph Aureus

7. Danger in Antioxidant *Supplements*

8. Enzyme Nonsense

9. Cholesterol and Cancer

10. Devils Claw

11. Nuggets in the Pan

Summary

October 2009 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Spontaneous (Natural) Regression… the “Must Know” Details for Follicular Patients

2. Vitamin D…Three New Key Items Including Max. Dosage

3. Optimizing Chemotherapy with Hyperthermia…Latest Research

4. Exercise for Lymphoma Patients…Trial Results

5. Scanning Radiation Amounts. Frequency?

6. Love Those Berries. Here’s Why, But Which Ones?

7. The Way Ahead…Nanotechnology, Revlimid, K252a, CTLA-4 and Other Developments

8. Nuggets in the Pan (H1N1, breakfast, consultations, maintenance rituximab, curcumin absorption, sinus update, Zevalin, next month>>)

Summary

September 2009 Newsletter

Introduction

1. Zevalin Supplemental Approval…Significant, With Pros and Cons

2. Imminent Concerns re Swine (H1N1) Flu

3. Reduction in Incidence of Follicular Lymphoma…Mayo Clinic Study

4. Sugar, Cancer and the Glutamine Connection

5. Chlorambucil Gals

6. Depression Linked to Cancer Survival

7. Updated Research on Vitamin D and Cancer

8. Nuggets in the Pan

Summary

August 2009 Newsletter

Introduction…A New Tomorrow

1. Key Factors Influencing Long-Term Survival

(a) Understanding the Integrative Concept

(b) Implementing the Power of Epigenetics

(c) Comprehending the Immune Microenvironment

(d) Managing for Potential Transformation

(e) Optimizing Treatment

(f) Managing a Second Transformation

(g) Being One’s Own Patient Advocate

(h) Pulling it All Together

2. Help in Resolving Sinus Infection

3. Transformation…New Research

4. Mortality Following an Auto SCT

5. Colon Cleansing…Potential Risks

6. Biovest Vaccine and Zevalin Status

7. Nuggets in the Pan

Summary

July 2009

Introduction

(a) Anniversary Month

(b) Caring Spirit Program

1. Rituximab Risk…FDA Review

2. FDA Delays Zevalin Approval

3. Latest “Lymphoma Map”, for the USA by State

4. (More on) Pesticide Exposure

5. The Changing Pattern of Treatment

6. Why Antioxidant *Supplements* May Harm, Not Help

7. Resveratrol Bioavailability

8. Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

9. Muscle Strength as a Key Factor in Cancer

10. Article Re-Organization and Updates

11. Consultations

Summary

June 2009

Introduction

1. Barriers in Achieving Optimal Vitamin D

2. The A>B>C Facts re Vitamin D in the Body

3. New Research: Low Vitamin D Linked to Cancer Development

4. “Until Now, I Had a Plan”

5. High-Dose Resveratrol

6. Radiation for Early Stage Follicular lymphoma

7. Early Development of Follicular Lymphoma

8. Follicular Lymphoma…Risk Within Families

9. Why Cancer Vaccines May Not Work

10. Ginger…Tested in a Double Blind Trial

11. Update Link on Chlorambucil and Other Chemo Protocols

12. Overview of Treatment Options and Clinical Considerations for Managing NHL Patients

13. Red Blood Cells…Can You Imagine?

Summary

May 2009

Introduction

1. The Evolutionary Pattern of Follicular Lymphoma

2. It’s Integrative, Not Alternative. OK, So What’s the Difference?

3. Rituximab…What’s Known, What Isn’t

4. Curcumin…New Research From the NCI

5. Flavonoid Research re fNHL From the NCI

6. Fungal Infections

7. Second Cancers After an Autologous SCT

8. Vitamin D…A Personal Comment From Dr. Gabe Mirkin

April 2009

Introduction

1. R-CVP vs. R-CHOP With Managerial Implications

2. Radiation Treatment

3. Cure, Remission, Survival. We Know What Those Mean…Don’t We?

4. Chlorinated Water

5. Insulin…Exercise…and Juicing

6. Chlorambucil Protocols…an Update

7. Updates on Vitamin D

8. Vitamin E Tocotrienols…Anti-Cancer Benefits

9. It’s “Dynamic Observation!”

10. 1000 Pages!

March 2009

Introduction

1. Microenvironment and Epigenetics…Essential Factors to Understand in Managing Follicular Lymphoma

2. Epigenetics…Update on a Vital Topic

3. Chronic Stress…and Hostility…re Cancer Growth

4. Statin Drug Concerns With Chemo?

5. Zevalin on Way Out?

6. Administrative Items

7. Manuka Honey

8. Scan Frequency

9. Relapse After an Autologous SCT

10. Mozobil Update

11. Rituximab and Immunity Summary

February 2009

Introduction

1. An Overall Strategy Managing fNHL for Long-Term Success

2. Lifestyle Strategies While in Treatment

3. The Critical Importance of Microenvironment

4. Celiac Disease and Lymphoma

5. Vaccinations…The Work Goes On

6. Green Tea? Not With This Chemo

7. Vitamin D in Office Workers

8. Why Vitamin D is So Different..and Critical

9. Prostate Cancer

January 2009

Thanks!

1. Managing fNHL Long-Term…It’s Really a “Two for One”

2. New Less Toxic Treatment for Follicular Lymphoma

3. Immunity…It’s a Two-Sided Sword

4. Stem Cell Transplant Statistics

(a) Autologous SCT in Older Patients

(b) Mortality as a Function of Age with Auto SCT’s

(c) Mortality as a Function of Autologous Compared to Allogeneic SCT’s

5. Notes From Dr. Cheson Webcast

6. Steroid Side Effects

7. Vitamin D…All the Latest Data in a Video

8. Evaluating One’s Status…One Quick, Effective Method

9. Food Choices for Essential Nutrients…Excellent Link

10. Most Potent, Light, Anti-Cancer Dinner

December 2008

Part 1

A Changing Terrain Out Past Year 20…Transformation “Tune-Up”

Part 2

Update

So What Was Learned?

An Acknowledgement Seldom Made

Thanks, Tommy

Closing Thought

November 2008

1. Chlorambucil…the Non-Sexy Wonder Drug

2. Lifestyle Strategies Halt Cancer Progression…Latest Science

3. Selenium Supplementation

4. Transformation Topics

(a) What’s the Risk and For How Long?

(b) How Serious Is It?

(c) Natural Strategies to Combat Transformation?

5. Bendamustine Receives Approval in the USA

6. Maintenance Rituximab Re-Visited…Check the Charts

7. Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Vitamin D…and Meat (Don’t miss this!)

October 2008

Introduction

1. The Development and Management of Follicular Lymphoma (A Brief Overview)

2. The All-Important Psychological Aspect

3. An Intimate Look at Inner Health

4. Concern With Vitamin D Supplementation (No, Not the Old Concerns From Overdosing)

5. Vitamin D and Depression

6. Probiotics and Prebiotics

7. Dietary Suggestions Following Chemo (Update)

8. More on Revlimid

9. New Drugs

September 2008

Introduction

1. Lifestyle Strategies Activate Anti-Cancer Genes…The Research Pours In

2. Leading Research…A Look at the Future, Including Transformation

3. DCA…Now Available at Medicor Under MD Supervision

4. Exercise, Muscle Maintenance, Immunity and Antibodies

5. Why NOT Antioxidant *Supplements*

6. Blinatumomab

7. *Misdiagnosis*…Getting Better…but Higher With Grade 3

8. Inflammation Activates fNHL…Now With Research on Sleep

9. Treatment Hopes When Standard Therapies Are Exhausted

10. Coffee…Two Pros, One Con

11. The Latest From (Vaccine) Dr. Bendandi

12. Last Casts {Suggestions re Curcumin and Yogurt,  Updated Link for Transformation Webcast, Why is Heart Cancer So Rare?, Folic Acid Danger?, Chef Kevin’s Morning Smoothie}

August 2008

Introduction

1. The Treatment/Wellness Spectrum

2. Enhanced Curcumin

3. Potent Prognostic Survival Factors for fNHL

4. Update on Grade 3

5. Controversy Corner: Follicular Lymphoma…Time to Declare Victory?

6. Integrating the Natural Strategies With Treatment and Survival Vitality

7. Patient Initiated Research

8. Why Not Fruit Juice

9. Epigenetics Update

10. Thought for the Month

July 2008

Introduction

1. Lifestyle Strategies Activate Anti-Cancer Genes…Latest Science

2. The Depth and Breadth of Vitamin D

3. Most Potent Natural Strategy?

4. Exercise and Rituximab

5. How Depression Affects Survival

6. Psychological Stress, Exercise and Immunity

7. Autologous SCT’s for Older Patients

8. Research Comparing Bexxar and Zevalin

9. Vaccine Novelty

10. Controversial Corner: Trends in Research Funding

11. Last Casts {Proper Vitamin D Test; Pet Cancers…a Bellwether?; Seasonal Variance in Incidence Rate; Lucy’s Berry Applesauce; Feverfew}

June 2008

Introduction

1. It’s about Pathways, Not Immunity

2. Breast Cancer…73% More Likely to Die for Just This Reason?

3. Flavonoids…NCI Research Specific to Lymphoma

4. Why Cancer Cells Like Sugar…New Research

5. Hail to the Ginger Drink

6. Fasting With Chemotherapy?

7. Triphala

8. Grade 3…Latest Research

9. Favrille Vaccine Fails to Extend Time to Relapse

10. Are We the Pro-Active 5%?

11. Last Casts {Exercise After Breakfast, Doctor Support, The Acid/Alkaline Misconception…Further Data, Turn Off Hunger with this (Oh So Healthy) Drink}

May 2008

Introduction

1. Prominent Doctor “Extremely Low” in Vitamin D

2. Key Points re Vitamin D with a Personal Plan of Action

3. Epigenetics

4. Food Compounds That Kill Test-Tube Cancer Cells

5. Vitamin Supplements May Cause More Harm Than Good

6. Revlimid/Rituxin Treatment at M.D. Anderson for Relapsed fNHL

7. Root Canals

8. Statin Caution re Rituximab

9. Secondary Cancer after Zevalin

10. Nasty Springtime Chemicals

11. Latest Info on the Role of the Microenvironment re Survival with fNHL

12. Last Casts (Vacation Notification, Vancouver/Seattle Lymphoma Education Forums, Longer Days/Lower Melatonin, Bill C-51, Energy Fix Trumps Cancer Cure, “Gem of the Day”)

April 2008

1. Editorial…Applying the Best Research from the Last 5 Years

2. Vitamin D…Essential to Monitor

3. Bexxar/Zevalin After Chemo

4. Autologous SCT: In-Vivo Purging and Choice of Chemotherapy

5. Bendamustine (Treanda) Approval

6. PEP-C Update

7. What About the TNS Group While on Maintenance Rituximab?

8. PET After Transformation

9. Celiac?

10. Last Casts (Physical Activity and Breast Cancer; Discussion Board; Food Compounds that Kill Test-Tube Cancer Cells; “MyVax” fNHL Vaccine; Breath Test for Cancer; Why Gerson May Work…for Awhile; Integrated PET-MRI Scanner Developed; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; The Bright Side of Lymphoma.

March 2008

1. Editorial

2. Follicular Lymphoma ReVisited…Dr. Saul Rosenberg

3. Essence of the Targeted Natural Strategies

4. Harvesting Stem Cells?

5. Bendandi Vaccine…Full Details from a Member

6. High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C…Full Details From a Member

7. Infection…A Critical Factor in Managing fNHL

8. Bendamustine (Treanda) Update

9. PX-478

10. New Research…Sleep, Melatonin and Breast Cancer

11. Last Casts (Exercise and Longevity; Vitamin D Check; CT Scans…Protecting the Kidneys; Dr. Weil; Thirst; Searching the Topics; Notification When Away; Sometimes It’s Sad)

February 2008

1. Introduction

2. Chemotherapy…Dramatic Responses With Optimization and R-CyP

3. Article Updates

4. Exercise, Sugar, Cancer and More…Connecting the Dots

5. Plastics Concerns…Bisphenol A

6. Maintenance Rituximab? [Two Key Charts]

7. Autologous SCT…Outcomes Based on Grade and Prognostic Indicators

8. Hope Begins in the Dark – Jamie Reno

9. Research in Australia and Volunteers

10. Closing Gems

January 2008

1. Commentary

2. Vaccine Update…Bad News/Good News

3. “Gentle” Chemo Prior to Transplant Leading to Cure?

4. Dr. Oliver Press Webcast on fNHL

5. Dr. Zelenetz Webcast on Transformation

6. Inflammation and Cancer…New Data (With Suggestions)

7. Beyond Rituximab

8. Tocotrienols

9. Doxorubicin Caution

10. Eat Fish…Lose Weight…Here’s How and Why

December 2007

Introduction

1. In Support of the Michael Werner/LRF Initiative

2. Updated Stanford Survival Statistics…Can You Guess the Outcome?

3. Powerful New Tool to Forecast Survival and Transformation: Vascularization

4. Vitamin D Lamp

5. Controversy Corner: Pay-by-Results Drug Pricing?

6. Vaccine Update

7. Curcumin…Bioavailablity and a Caution With Rituximab

8. Flaxseed

9. Sugar and Cancer

10. Searching the Articles and Newsletters

November 2007

Introduction

(Discussion board, 5 years of steady growth, annual integrative clinic visit)

1. Three Phases in the Long-Term Management of Follicular Lymphoma

2. The Role of Science in Long-Term Management

3. Green Tea

4. (More On) The Importance of Sleep

5. Boosting the Immune System? Hmmm?

6. (More On) Scans

7. If Hope, Attitude and Emotional State Don’t Work…What Just Might?

8. Rituximab (Mabthera) Warning from the FDA (Fall, 2007)

9. Does fNHL Grade Influence Survival Outcome Following an SCT?

10. The Curability of Follicular Lymphoma?

11. An Example in Great Courage and Determination…Ray Lammie

12. CancerActive.com

October 2007

Introduction

1. Inflammation and Cancer…Scientific American [Very Important]

2. Tumor Biology…and Why it Matters

3. Toward Better Pathology…and Why It’s So Important

4. Organochlorines and the Risk of NHL

5. Common Drugs to Enhance Chemotherapy…New Research

6. AT-101

7. Excellent New Health Info Site (Lymphoma/Lifestyle>>)

8. Hormone D (The Statistics Become More Incredible)

9. Avocados

10. Our Creative Members

11. Reflection on Lifestyle Strategies…Tracey Says it Well

Breakfast Hints

Next Month

September 2007

Introduction

1. I’ve Relapsed! Now What?

2. The New Role of PET…Dead Nodes?

3. Research on the Cutting Edge…Lymphoma Breakthrough?

4. Physical Activity and Lymphoma

5. Recommended Source for Beta Glucans

6. Toby’s Lifestyles Summary

7. Mercury Dental Fillings

8. The Essence of Managing fNHL…Three Phases…Personal Lay Opinion

Closing Thought(s)

August 2007

Introduction

1. (More On) Optimizing Chemotherapy

2. Positive Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Results

3. Mozobil

4. R-Cy

5. (More On) Grade 3

6. R-788

7. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

8. “Solid Gold” at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center…and a Personal Theory

Closing Thought

July 2007

1. Commentary

(a) The Essence of Summer

(b) Celebrating 19 Years

2. Green Tea Conflict with Curcumin >> Updated Dietary Strategies

3. Dr. Cheson on Follicular Lymphoma

4. R-FC (Rituximab+Fludarabine+Cyclophosphamide)

5. Issues of the Month

(a) Have I Transformed?

(b) What Can Eventually Happen to Me?

(c) Clarifying “Overall Survival”

6. Yes! There IS a Seasonal Variance in the Incidence of fNHL

7. Closing Thought

June 2007

1. Commentary

(a) Reflection
(b) Vitamin D
(c) Follow Up on the New Recommended Breakfast
(d) Response to Monthly Report Items
(e) Administrative Items

2. The Lives We Lead: Who We Are and Why it Matters

3. What Do All the Natural Strategies Have in Common? The Telomere Hypothesis

4. Rituximab-Chlorambucil…New Research

5. Bexxar…Before, After and New Research

6. Clarifying the Acid/Alkaline Theory

7. A Simple Solution Toward a More Accurate PET Scan

8. Scientific Research Connecting Mental Stress to Cancer

9. A Clinical Trial With Dietary Supplements for Follicular Lymphoma

10. Closing Thought: Observations re Natural Regression

May 2007

1. Commentary

(a) Appreciation
(b) Potent New Breakfast
(c) Bendandi Vaccine
(d) Vancouver Lymphoid Cancer Forum

2. Potent New Breakfast

3. Superfoods Found to Cut the Risk of Cancer…and Who Says So

4. Follicular Lymphoma…An 80 Year Perspective

5. Treatment with Rituximab…Ongoing (Maintenance) vs. Treatment Upon Progression

6. More on Vitamin D and Hypercalcemia

April 2007

1. Commentary

(a) Recovery from Hip Surgery; Nodal Development

(b) DCA…a Balanced Appraisal

2. Curcumin Induced Apoptosis at Low Concentration

3. Sun Exposure and Malignant Lymphoma

4. Hypercalcemia

5. Chlorambucil and an SCT

6. (More On) Malignant Stem Cells…the Inconvenient Truth

7. What We DON’T Know about Follicular Lymphoma

8. Natural Weed Killer Formula

9. Valsartan

10. Red Palm Oil for Vitamin E

11. Picking Up the Pieces

March 2007

1. Commentary

(a) Hip Surgery
(b) Seminar
(c) DCA
(d) Vitamin D
(e) Reliable Supplement Supplier for Shipments Outside the USA
(f) Discussion Board
(g) PDF Downloads

2. Targeted Natural Strategies …The Big Picture

As an in-depth feature topic for this month, we take a detailed look at the many factors relevant to the targeted natural strategies including adoption, definition, applicability, selection, the role of immunity, plausible mechanisms of spontaneous regression, the body’s natural ROS cascade, the role of antioxidants, legitimate concerns, ongoing development.

3. Summary

February 2007

1. Introduction

2. Cheap, Safe Drug Kills Most Cancers?

3. Zevalin and Bexxar On the Way Out?

4. Follicular Lymphoma and Inflammation

5. Green Tea and Milk Products Likely Don’t Mix

6. FDA OKs Vitamin C Trial for Cancer

7. Nappy Went Out with H. Pylori

Summary Comment…100,000 miles

January 2007

1. Commentary

2. A Vaccine That Works? The Bendandi Research

3. Knocking On the Door To Cure?…Dr. Dan Longo

4. The Healthiest State Has the Highest Rate of Lymphoma!

5. H.Pylori…New Research re fNHL Management

6. Microenvironment

7. Skin “Rash”

8. Intestinal Facts

9. Things to Watch For in the Year Ahead

December 2006

1. Commentary

2. Malignant Stem Cells Demand a Whole New Direction

3. Harvesting Healthy Stem Cells

4. Where Are We At With Vaccines?

5. Unraveling the SR Puzzle…ROS?

6. Maintenance Rituximab by the Numbers, Through the Years

7. Discussion Board and Administrative Support

8. Thanks, Diane!

November 2006

1. Commentary

2. Discussion Board on the Site

3. Specific Immune Markers Predict Survival Time

4. Key Management Issues

5. Risk Factors for Transformation

6. Follicular Lymphoma Under the Microscope

7. Dietary Suggestions Following Chemo

8. Suggestions for Sourcing Natural Products

9. Trans Fats…When It’s Fun to be Wrong

10. Jamie Reno

October 2006

1. Commentary

2. Curcumin Tested on Follicular Lymphoma for the First Time

3. A Perspective on Natural Strategies

(a) A Sure Source of Controversy

(b) Who and Why?

(c) The Key Factor?

(d) Recognizing the Viewpoints

(e) The Suggested Approach

(f) A Team Effort

(g) The Need for Better Science

(h) The Pro-Active Human Spirit

(i) Biochemistry Signals the Way Ahead

4. Controversy Corner…Research I’d Like to See

5. More Breakfast Comments/Ideas

(a) Curcumin Absorption

(b) Patrick’s Smoothy

(c) Joan’s Brown Rice Recipe

6. Vitamin D…Myths, Facts, Statistics and the Need for Caution

7. A Review of Autologous SCT’s

8. An Easy Understanding of DNA, Genes and Chromosomes

September 2006

1. Commentary

2. Follow Up On the New Breakfast

3. Watch & Wait…My Friends Don’t Understand!

4. New Findings to Optimize Chemotherapy

5. Rituximab Clarity Needed in Canada

6. Sunshine and the Production of Natural Melatonin

August 2006

1. Commentary

2. Last Node Goes to Science

3. Budwig Diet Reaffirmed…Now With the Science

4. New Scientific Data re Curcumin and fNHL

5. Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Inhibitors

6. The New Recommended Breakfast

7. Vaccines: The Results, the Integrity, the Reality

July 2006

1. Commentary

2. Professional Affiliations

3. More on Vitamin D, Ellagic Acid, Curcumin

4. Vegetables and Lymphoma

5. Toxoplasmosis

6. Music

June 2006

1. Commentary

2. The Need for a Change in Management

3. The Seminar in Review

4. Understanding Follicular Lymphoma Leading to Successful Long-Term Management…a Brief Overview

5. Could There Be a Seasonal Variation in the Incidence Rate?

6. Reinforcing the “Hormone Twins”

May 2006

1. Commentary…Springtime/Sunshine and the Seattle Seminar

2. Focus of These Newsletters

3. Follow-Up on the New Paradigm

4. The Genesis and Progression of Follicular Lymphoma

5. The Concept of Management

6. Bendamustine (Treanda) Re-Visited (Update)

7. Don’t We Just Wish!

April 2006

1. Opening a New Chapter

2. Proven Spontaneous Regression

3. A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Follicular Lymphoma

4. A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Natural Therapies

5. Spontaneous Regression;Remission/Regression; Wax/Wane

6. Peggy’s Story

7. Seattle Seminar

March 2006

1. Commentary

2. Gene Expression Profiling, Upcoming Study

3. Predicting Survival…Blending the Old With the New

4. Strategy, Vision and the Planning Horizon

5. A Vaccine Trial for the “Heavy Hitters”

6. Melatonin

7. A Great Little Search Tool

February 2006

1. Commentary

2. The fNHL Patient’s Guide to Transformation

3. Maintenance Rituximab…Gaps in Comprehension?

4. Glutamine

5. Low-Fat Diets

6. An Aid to Searching the Site

January 2006

1. Commentary

2. Vitamin D3

3. Noteworthy Research from Mayo

4. HuMax-CD20 (Update)

5. Personalized, Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies>>Beyond Rituxin?

6. Scan Comparisons

7. Macrophages in Connection with Survival

8. Navigating the System

9. Summary

December 2005

1. Commentary (A turning point in research and treatment)

2. Where Are We AT With Follicular Lymphoma?

3. Where Are We GOING With Follicular Lymphoma?

4. Two New Discoveries re Immunity

5. T-Cell Immunity…Fatty Acids

6. Alternative, Complementary and Integrative

Therapies…What’s the Difference?

7. Reflections on Life; Strength for the Year Ahead

8. Summary: A Time to Give Thanks

November 2005

1. Commentary

2. The Critical Importance of Balance

3. Chronic Hidden Infection

4. Accuracy/Honesty in Medical Reporting

5. Alkalinity: Fact or Fiction?

6. Flu Shots/Tamiflu

7. Zevalin Alert

8. Aspartame Link

9. Grass-Fed Beef

10. Preparing for Winter…Vitamin D3 and the New Cold Medications…That Work!

October 2005

1. Commentary (Important Escapes, Phone Calls From Afar, Topic Overview)

2. Spontaneous Regression…A Personal Perspective

3. Enhancing Rituximab

4. Grade 3

5. A Well-Deserved 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine…and Its Connection to Lymphoma

6. Pure Juices

7. Summary (Where Are We Really At? KALLing the Shots)

September 2005

1. Commentary (Observations re First Treatment)

2. New Article: “When to Treat…and With What”

3. A Summary of First Treatment Options

(a) Five Plausible Treatment Approaches

(b) Prominent Specialists Discuss Treatment Options

August 2005

1. Commentary (Topic Overview)

2. “Overview of Follicular Lymphoma”…Article Updated

3. Vaccine Results…Inconclusive, Disappointing?

4. FDG-PET Imaging

5. Cautionary Note re Rituximab Maintenance

6. Treatment Options…”Meet the Professors”

7. 2005 Educational Forum

8. Weird Breakfast Come Weird Supper

July 2005

1. Commentary (Welcome)

2. New Article: “The Follicular Lymphoma SmartSheet”

3. Unique Environmental Perspective

4. Lance Armstrong

5. Off To the Mountains

June 2005

1. T-Cell Immunotherapy

2. Controversy Corner…Maintenance Rituximab

3. Low Dose Naltrexone Re-Visited

4. Nutrient Absorption and Food Evaluation

5. Anti-Bacterial Soaps

6. Medical Dictionary

7. June

May 2005

1. Commentary (First Time, New Features)

2. Seattle, Vancouver Conferences)

3. Vaccine Therapy Terminology

4. Controversy Corner…Survival

5. PET Scans

6. Sleep and Immunity

7. Membership Services on the Website

April 2005

1. Commentary (Personal Update, Website, Seminar)

2. Making Sense of Recent Discoveries (Pathologist Gascoyne’s Research Step by Step)

3. Familial Hematological Malignancy Project

4. Autologous Transplantation Follow Up

March 2005

1. Commentary (Website Support)

2. Visits/Seminar

3. Recent Research…Where Are We At?

4. Pesticides

5. Dose Dense CHOP

6. Autologous Transplantation

7. Going the Distance…Physically, Mentally

8. Lymphoma Pin

February 2005

1. Commentary (New Website, Bexxar News)

2. Microenvironment (Thoughts, Suggestions)

3. Bexxar in Balance

4. Your Doctor’s Perspective

5. Nutritional Genomics (Phytochemicals…genetic signaling)

6. Sleep, Stress and Cancer

7. Curcumin/Green Tea Synergy

8. Excellent Book

9. Overseas Calls

January 2005

1. Commentary

2. The Etiology of Follicular Lymphoma

3. The Futility of Watch and Wait

4. Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplants

5. CPOP

6. Alcohol…Show Me the…’Urp Science

7. C, D, E, and F

8. Sherry Soups Up the Breakfast

9. Wear Yellow

10. Summary

December 2004

1. Commentary

2. Follow-Up On the Recent Research

3. What We Need in Winter

4. More “Breakthrough” Research

5. HuMax-CD20

6. Bendamustine

7. Drugs in the News

8. Enhancing Rituximab (Mabthera)

9. “Chemopreventive Agents”

10. Wear Yellow

11. Summary

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