The picture of the girl that you see is of 10 year old Colby Curtin, who was suffering from vascular cancer
By Live Dr - Sun Jun 21, 2:41 pm
Would we ever find an answer to the existence of vascular cancer? Lets see if we are able to throw some light on vascular cancer. The smooth muscle cells are cancerous, in fact, even more prone to cancer if they turn to be dividing cells. After all, vascular system is the body’s blood vessel network.
The picture of the girl that you see is of 10 year old Colby Curtin, who was suffering from vascular cancer. She had a simple wish of watching animated movie “Up” before dying which was fulfilled by Pixar. From sources it has been found out that a family friend contacted Pixar on which a studio employee visited Colby family with a DVD copy of the movie “Up”. Colby’s mother had no idea what was going on, all she could realize and think was that her daughter was moving Up, up to heaven. Very natural, as no mother can see her child diminish in front of her own eyes, saddening, in fact. On one hand we cannot stop appreciating Pixar for this kind and generous gesture towards the dying 3 year old child, while, on the other hand, the heartbreaking incident of the dying girl is surely striking our senses that the vascular cancer disease is increasing at a fast rate.
The reasons behind the growth of this disease could be smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol level, diabetes, getting quite prevalent amongst people over 50 years of age, who are obese, or from families having history of vascular diseases, stroke, heart attack.
Wellington, (DPA) A 30-year-old New Zealand woman was reported to be critically ill with swine flu Friday as the health ministry officially accepted that the disease had spread so widely that it could not contain it.
The patient was the first New Zealander to be put into intensive care with the illness. She was admitted Thursday evening to Wellington Hospital, and officials said she was morbidly obese and had a history of respiratory problems.
The ministry said that New Zealand had 216 confirmed cases of influenza H1N1, up 63 cases overnight, and 158 of them were current. Most people recovered from the infection without need for hospitalization or medical care, officials said.
They said they were moving from a policy of trying to contain the disease to managing it, reflecting the increased spread of the virus rather than a change in severity, especially in three main cities, Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.
Victims were being encouraged to look after themselves at home. The anti-viral medication Tamiflu, which was previously given to all patients, would now only be dispensed to the seriously ill.
“The shift in New Zealand’s response is in keeping with the World Health Organization’s assessment that the overall severity of the disease is moderate but spreading globally,” a ministry statement said.