For a number of years we have been following the medical literature to find a relationship between chronic treatment with methotrexate and breast cancer occurrence, because we had had in our clinic a female patient who had had two consecutive cancers following methotrexate treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We were much surprised to find in some papers that breast cancer incidence is low in women with RA. Since then, we have found several papers explaining the low incidence of breast cancer among women being under NSAIDs, but those papers are not univocal. Methotrexate is a known antifolate agent and it has been demonstrated that dietary shortage of folate is a risk factor for breast cancer development.
Am old enough to understand the difference between the Bay of Pigs - and roasting a pig at a epicurian feast. Been thru the hippy, yippie and yuppie years - always remaining who I am.
Very much believe in "Sing your own song - weave your own tapestry"
Am young enough to still know the thrill of new discoveries, the beauty of the evening, to celebrate the joy of another tommorow.
Survived these many decades with a severe medical problems. Sorting out the maze of now having two lymphomas and all their nasty little companions, but I continue.
Besides, being a simple iconoclastic eclectic, have been called many things. An incurable romanticist - with a strong touch of reality. Thinker, intellectual (God, how I hate that term) - been told I am a lion with the heart of the poet.
Know how to wage war and conquer my foes - but would rather be known as one who brings hope and life. To bring hope into anothers life is the ultimate of joys.
Life should be about bringing hope, peace, vision... a sense of purpose beyond yourself.