Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- Saturday St Andrews Day was a sad event for Glasgow — HIV might be the key to a cure for Mesothelioma


Yesterday was a very quiet day but it is good to rest in now it is winter. Ray took the dog and i dusted around and we made the bed when he got back.

My legs had been itching all night and I hate scratching as I burst the little bubbles of fluid that appear now and again. I used the cream the Doc gave me and I now have normal legs again.

I had a notification that they were charging the full amount of my boots and shoes and yet I haven’t got the boots, so I phoned and the lady in Customer services explain that I paid by Pay Pal so therefor the money was taken out straight away. If I had paid by card they would have waited until I got my boots but she told me they will be with me by next weekend so Im pleased I rang now.

We had all been watching TV and the horrific crash in Glasgow of a helicopter crashing down into a Pub. So many killed and so many injured, a terrible thing to happen.

The building must have Asbestos in and no one is wearing a mask except the firemen and a man on TV has just said there is a lot of dust about ?? Bad !!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25162604

It was St Andrews day but we moaned the loss for Policemen and drinkers alike A Black day indeed.

Talking about Black days Asdas Blck Friday sales had turned into a day of fights and arguments around the country –why do people behave like that .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25150109

An Asda store at the Westwood centre in west Belfast, a woman was taken to hospital with a suspected broken wrist after scenes that a customer described as “bedlam”.

Interior of Asda store

The Black Friday promotion saw £179 television sets reduced to £99

We have always had sales in January but nothing like this maybe because the January sales are spread over weeks. One day creates this hysteria.

http://loiter.co/v/doctors-take-a-long-shot-and-inject-hiv-into-dying/

Cancer UK have said

We’ve recently noticed an inspiring short film circulating on the internet about how doctors in the US have apparently cured a child of leukaemia by “injecting her with HIV”.

But while the actual science behind this story is fascinating, the treatment is still at an extremely experimental stage and has only been tested in a handful of patients.

And while we’re always keen to welcome exciting experimental cancer treatments, we also want to clear up a few misconceptions about what the research actually involved.

To be absolutely clear, the doctors in the video did NOT inject HIV – nor a “deadly disease” – into a child.

So who are these people, and what did they actually do?

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2013/06/25/no-doctors-did-not-inject-hiv-into-a-dying-girl-to-treat-her-cancer/

I hope it is true  !!!

To sum up

Broadly speaking, we feel that this film is inspiring, and we’re always happy to see the fruits of promising new therapies for cancer. But to promote “injecting HIV” as a treatment is misleading.

One child surviving ‘incurable’ cancer is an amazing event, but there is a lot more work to be done to find out how best to use this new technology. At the moment it’s still highly experimental and expensive. It’s only being trialled in a very small number of patients, primarily to make sure it is safe, and so far we’ve seen that it doesn’t work for everyone.

In the case of the child whose cancer came back after treatment, the researchers found that her cancer cells had somehow stopped carrying the T cells’ target molecule. So it’s likely that other targets will need to be identified, to make the treatment more effective for more patients in the future.

On a positive note, there’s no reason why this type of treatment should be restricted to cancers affecting the immune system (namely leukaemia and lymphoma), although they’re much more accessible to the killer T cells. Researchers elsewhere are investigating how to target a range of different types of cancer with this approach.

There are several similar therapies being tested in the lab and in clinical trials around the world, including in the UK. And Cancer Research UK scientists are finding out whether harmless genetically-engineered viruses could be used as therapeutic vaccines, training the immune system to seek and destroy cancer cells.

It’s still early days for these exciting new approaches and there are many hurdles to jump, but we’re looking forward to the day when they can be used to treat patients on a wider scale.

Kat

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We keep getting these set backs but it would seem that all they are saying isnt true is the fact the Film says she was injected with HIV they say — And the researchers didn’t inject any virus into anyone. As we’ve explained, they took immune cells out of the patient, treated them with the virus in the lab, then injected the modified cells back in.

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Well thats good enough for me so we will be watching this very closely

Rays Blog —http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/friday-74/

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