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Breaking: Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor, the Mayo Clinic and the Arizona Republican’s office announced Wednesday night.

“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix,” reads a statement from the Mayo Clinic, released at the request of McCain. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.”

The statement continues, “The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

More at ABC News

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Young Texas Cancer Patient’s Final Wish Is To Dance With Taylor Swift #ShakeItOffJalene

The last 10 months for Jalene Salinas have been filled with chemo, radiation and surgery, but her story isn’t just about cancer but hope, joy and her Texas community’s chance to make her final wish come true.

The 4-year-old, with perhaps only weeks to live, dreams of meeting her idol, Taylor Swift for the chance to dance to her hit song, ‘Shake it Off.’

Jalene’s mother, Jennifer Arriaga has chronicled Jalene’s Journey on Facebook. She says over the past few months the family has checked items off Jalene’s bucket list, with the exception of dancing to ‘Shake it Off’ with Swift.

“And you always say shake it off because you want to shake off what?” Arriaga asks her daughter. “Cancer.” Jalene says.
he last 10 months for Jalene Salinas have been filled with chemo, radiation and surgery, but her story isn’t just about cancer but hope, joy and her Texas community’s chance to make her final wish come true.

Jalene first went to the hospital in April 2014 complaining of headaches. Doctors believed the headaches were triggered by allergies and sent her home with Tylenol, but the headaches persisted and Arriaga took Jalene to Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

“Within twenty minutes of the scan, they realized she had swelling in her brain from fluid that was being blocked up from her tumor,” said Arriaga.

She was eventually diagnosed with a PNET tumor, a particularly aggressive form of cancer. Doctors were not able to stop the tumors from growing.

“There’s nothing else they can do for her,” said Arriaga. “They told us anything that you want to do with her now or she wants to do, go ahead and do it.”

Members of Jalene’s Texas community are using the hashtag #ShakeItOffJalene on Twitter and tagging @taylorswift13 to help send messages of support and help make her final wish come true.

More at KHOU.com

Houston Texans to Raise Money for Lymphoma Research in Honor of David Quessenberry

David Quessenberry

[Press Release]

OUSTON – The Houston Texans are raising money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation with the proceeds fromTEXANS FOR DQ t-shirt sales, in honor of David Quessenberry, their second-year offensive lineman who was diagnosed with lymphoma in June.
The entire offensive line, led by Chris Myers and Duane Brown, have dedicated the 2014 season to their teammate while he battles for his life.  Brown and Myers have set a goal to raise $100,000 with the sale of the TEXANS FOR DQ t-shirts to be donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation in David’s name.

 

“You sit back and think about David Quessenberry dealing with what he has to deal with and we have no complaints in the world,” Myers said. “With everything going on with David right now, this season is obviously going to be dedicated to him.”

 

The final open practice of training camp on Aug. 14 will be #DQStrong Day.  All staff will wear the shirt on this day and the Texans encourage the fans and Houston community to purchase a shirt and wear them alongside the team.

Shirts will be sold at the Go Texans Store at NRG stadium and online at shop.houstontexans.com beginning today for $20.