Gino Pisano

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Here are some LINKS to places that I found helpful. I’m thinking of having sections of medical as well as humorous sites too, (laughter really is the best medicine)..... So, if you have ANY ideas please: E-mail me


CANCER RESEARCH SITES:

The Karmanos Cancer Institute: Located in Detroit - the FIRST place to check out... There’s not enough that I can say about Dr. Ruckdeschel and his work. He’s the president and CEO... where ever he goes - I go!

The Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute: A great place with a super team of doctors and located in Tampa. Dr. Ruckdeschel used to be there... that’s the only reason I went there... with MORE LINKS inside.

National Institutes of Health: Highly respected institution and an amazing source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

Mayo Clinic: Great source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center: Well known New York hospital and research facility... highly respected... good source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Research Center: A great source with MORE LINKS inside.

American Cancer Society: Good source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

American Institute For Cancer Research: Good source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship: Good source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

Cancer Research Institute: They explore the bodies immune system as a way to prevent, control and cure cancers.... with MORE LINKS inside.

National Library of Medicine: Good source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

National Cancer Center of Japan: Hey... It’s not like the USA has a lock on great ideas ya know... Great information... with MORE LINKS inside.

German Cancer Research Center: Great source of helpful stuff... (Hint: Click on the picture of the British flag... unless your happier with... “Deutsches Krebsforchungszentrum Heidelberg” (go ahead - say that five times fast) Great source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.

Burzynski Clinic: Now, their approach is much different to the traditional ‘poison/slash/burn’ approach currently used by leading Oncologists... In a nutshell they want to make the body so healthy and strong that cancer can’t effect it. A great place to begin if your own instincts tell you not to go with the conventional wisdom, or if you’ve been told “there’s nothing more medical science can do”... HA!... NEVER QUIT ‘cause some tells you to... YOU decide! A great source for all kinds of information... with MORE LINKS inside.


HUMOROUS SITES... ‘cause laughter IS medicine:

RUDE Horoscopes: So you can check out your sun signs and get mooned at the same time.... Oh yeah... it’s cool and it’s free.

Furniture Porn: A witty and unique look at chairs that will keep you laughing your ass off while you’re sitting on one in your doctors waiting room... (I’m gonna get a call from my Mom asking me if this site was, “really necessary”.... at 42 that’s kinda scary.


ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH SITES:

Alternative Health News Online : An interesting site with more links.

Alternative Medicine Healthfinder

AlternitiveMedicine.com

American Botanical Council

American Holistic Health Association (AHHA): They area national clearinghouse with a holistic approach to wellness.

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - PCRM: This site contains all sorts of information concerning vegetarianism, holistic medicine, etc.


INFORMATIONAL AND SUPPORTIVE SITES:

for TRAVEL:

Angel Flight: They provide free flights for cancer patients that are traveling to a cancer center for treatment... MORE LINKS inside.

Angel Flight South East: They provide free flights for cancer patients that are traveling in the South East part of the country to a cancer center for treatment... MORE LINKS inside.

Angel Flight North East: They provide free flights for cancer patients that are traveling in the North East part of the country to a cancer center for treatment... MORE LINKS inside.


for SUPPORT.

Health Journeys is a great source of inspiration and guidance. Started by a talented woman by the name of Belleruth, she has all sorts of meditations, visualizations and tapes to help you create and maintain a healthy reality.... it’s a totally worth while site..... MORE LINKS inside.

Help Kids Who Have Cancer was developed by a fellow who’s own child went through the whole thing. A great place to get information and the support that children and their parents need to help win the war.... it’s a site worth seeing..... MORE LINKS inside.

sCARE Pages was developed by an amazing woman named ‘Bev’ who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 1997. There is LOADS of information on a bunch of related topics... it’s a site worth the visit..... MORE LINKS inside.

ByMySide.com is the brainchild of actor Rob Lowe, who has seen his Dad and several people in his family affected by cancer. There is A LOT of information on Chemotherapy... information as well as questions and answers... even ‘Town Hall Meetings’ that allow you to chat with real people in real time about the side effects and how to minimize them.... good idea.

Quack Watch: Says it all.... Stephen Barrett, MD. does a lot of research into some of the more bogus claims that proliferate the cancer landscape... MORE LINKS inside.


for NUTRITION, VITAMINS AND OTHER STUFF:

Starlight International: Great herbal supplements.... very high quality.... ALWAYS check with your doctor BEFORE you take vitamins... very important.

Joint-Ritis: When the Neupogen brings on Joint aches - this stuff will be worth it’s weight in gold.

Ensure: It is so important that you maintain your weight. This stuff can help... the chocolate flavor was my favorite.


for SPIRITUAL ASSISTANCE:

The Work: The therapeutic approach developed by Ms. Byron Katie that turned the tables for me. I really got so much from this technique that I recommend it highly.

Caroline Utigard Thomas: This site has some of the most spectacular paintings of angels that you can buy... after all... Art heals too. Really though, you may love her style as much as I do. I gave her work to my care givers as presents too.

Kryon: Metaphysical teachings that were shared with me that I found to be fascinating.


Some of MY PERSONAL FAVORITES:

Scrumb: This is the Online journal young man in Canada named Bret... He was the inspiration behind the idea... as I copy real good... and he and his pal Ira helped me make it.

OUT Sight: A Gay & Lesbian newspaper, (and no, I have no idea why the term ‘Gay’ doesn’t cover the whole ‘same-sex’ sector... and I’m gay... you’d think they’d inform us first!)... anyway, I’m writing a financial column... hmmm... That must make me a big deal writer, huh?... NOT!

Just Gino: This is another Online journal... a bit more sophisticated than most... But he’s creative and hey... his name is Gino. Besides, it’s a cool site.

Last Perfect Thing: The web site for the band that my cousin Greg and his friends have... The music is terrific... you gotta check it out.

First Flight: ‘Cause you know I’d rather be flying.

Dancing Paul: You get to pick out the dancers and the way that they move and the tunes... it’s really fun for the whole family... well, maybe not the ‘whole family’... unless your whole family was on as many meds as I was... hrmn.

ILIAD: Only The Hottest Public Relations company in New York... Ian and his business partner Diana own it. Not only do they represent some of the biggest talent in the fashion business - but when they say, “I just ran into so-and-so” - they don’t mean with the business end of a Mercedes M Class like some people in the field who shall remain nameless.... (have you played Lizzie's Hamptons 500?)



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