Navigation Links
The Fight for His Life: Author, Family Battle Disease and Challenge Politics in the Face of Survival
Date:9/14/2007

ERWIN, N.C., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the political turmoil surrounding stem cells rages on, one man remains unyielding, tethered to the fight - and treatment - that saved his life. John E. McNamara's autobiography, "Stem Cells Cancer & Me" (published by AuthorHouse - http://www.authorhouse.com), recounts the courageous five-year battle the author and his family fought with a rare form of cancer.

Settling into a comfortable retirement with his wife, Marian, in the sleepy town of Erwin, N.C., McNamara devoted himself to his family and volunteer work. However, the author's contented life was disrupted in November 2001, when a doctor's visit revealed that what McNamara had thought to be a common cold was actually multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable form of cancer affecting the blood-producing cells in the bone marrow.

Fraught with grief and uncertainty and plagued by life-altering decisions, McNamara looked to the support of his family and a team of gifted physicians. Armed with information and his wife in the role of diligent caregiver, McNamara eschewed standard treatments, including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, in favor of a more controversial, yet cutting-edge line of attack: stem cell treatment. McNamara's resilience paid off when, after years of debilitating sickness, the transplant of clean stem cells was successful.

An inspirational story for anyone, especially those about to embark on a journey through illness, McNamara's book opens the door into a world where one disease changes the lives of everyone it touches.

"My wife and I fought one of the storms of life and won," says McNamara. "If one life is saved because someone willing to ... fight reads the book, it has been well worth the effort."

McNamara moved to North Carolina from his home in New England when he retired from his job in HVAC wholesale. His work as a teacher for the Harnett County Lite
'/>"/>

SOURCE AuthorHouse
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
2. Fight anemia by fortifying crops with iron!!!!!!!!
3. Fight arthritic pain with acupuncture
4. Special proteins to fight TB identified
5. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
6. Starch fights cancer
7. Flaxseed fights cancer risk
8. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer Cells
9. People who fight wars may be at high risk of cardiovascular disease
10. Antibodies to fight HIV infection.
11. Gene enchances radiation therapy - A novel approach to fight cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Dr. Connie Casad has announced ... to new office space at 12200 Park Central Drive, Suite ... office will be Park Cities Aesthetics, Optimal Health and Wellness, ... announcing her move, Dr. Casad said, “The patients’ comfort and ... select, we want them to always feel like their needs ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- A test used to diagnose lung cancer ... lung infections are more common, a new analysis says. ... the use of what,s known as functional imaging. For lung ... used, according to the study authors. Cancerous tumors generally ... of the lungs that don,t have cancer, according to background ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Avid collector Andrew Hawley, from Vintage Rock Posters, announces ... concert posters. The Doors were a smash hit after the ... Seattle Eagles Auditorium concert was held on July 23. ... Auditorium in November the same year. The artist that created ... three colors. The poster is a split fountain silkscreen printed ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... September 23, 2014 What: Rutgers ... Upper West Side that embodies the inclusion and ... Christians, Scripture and the Ecological Crisis, a public ... Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville ... ancient wisdom that lends insight into current ecological ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... CORVALLIS, Ore. A recent Oregon survey about an ... into the daily routine of elementary school students found ... students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly ... was developed and produced by the Healthy Youth Program ... and is available nationally. , Brain Breaks leads children ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Connie Casad Moving to New Office Location 2Health News:Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer 2Health News:Inhabiting Eden: Christians, Scripture, and the Ecological Crisis – Public Lecture to Discuss Faith-Based Environmentalism 2Health News:'Brain Breaks' increase activity, educational performance in elementary schools 2Health News:'Brain Breaks' increase activity, educational performance in elementary schools 3
... is sheer torture for your aching back too. If ... bring relief. ,Inserting fine needles into the ... pain and even moderately severe depression. ,"Acupuncture ... such as migraines and arthrosis, but also stress and ...
... Minister Pranab Mukherjee who is undergoing treatment for head injuries ... discharged// on tomorrow. The minister met with a road accident ... to the doctors attending him. ,A team of ... found him "active and cheerful". ,"He is ...
... thought that hypoglycemic coma causes brain damage. On the contrary ... the coma//, as discovered by researchers from San Francisco VA ... ,The study results may have implications on the treatment of ... it can be applied to humans. ,Insulin is ...
... plus progestin shows a 24 percent reduction in risk for ... than 10 years after menopause. ,The analysis, ... in the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS), also showed ... 50 to 59 using hormone therapy. ,However, the ...
... be frowned upon. ,Dancing at all-night raves combined ... fluids// can produce enormous harm. Ecstasy interferes with the ... in deaths due to kidney or cardiovascular failure brought ... campaigners could warn. ,But a new study ...
... between secondhand smoke and an increased risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ... with TB, according to a study published in the April ... be a "cause of great concern considering the high prevalence ... Boon of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in the Netherlands said. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Acupuncture Points Way to Relief from Many Ailments 2Health News:Recovering Pranab Mukherjee Likely to Be Discharged Tomorrow 2Health News:Glucose Causes Death of Brain Cells in Rodents Following Hypoglycemic Coma 2Health News:Glucose Causes Death of Brain Cells in Rodents Following Hypoglycemic Coma 3Health News:Early Estrogen Therapy May Reduce Cardiovascular Risks 2Health News:Study Finds Link Between Secondhand Smoke and TB Infection in Children 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... Sept. 23, 2014   MedNet Solutions , a global ... is pleased to announce that it will once again be ... (SCDM) Annual Conference, to be held this year from September ... , Nevada. MedNet team members, in conjunction with representatives from many ... will also be in attendance, will be providing demonstrations of ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... ORLANDO, Fla. and DUBLIN ... Inc. (OTC-BB: TNIB) ("we" or the "Company"), a ... innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases in emerging nations, ... has approved our common stock for DTC,s Deposit ... Fast Automated Securities Transfer Service ("FAST") transfer agent ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Sept. 23, 2014  Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC ... Health ( Renton, WA ), the nation,s ... the companies, existing relationship as Hill-Rom now becomes Providence ... capital bed frame and surface products. ... in the U.S.  It operates 34 hospitals, 475 physician ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedNet Solutions - Proud To Sponsor The SCDM 2014 Annual Conference 2TNI BioTech, Inc. Announces Its Stock is Now DTC DWAC/FAST Eligible 2TNI BioTech, Inc. Announces Its Stock is Now DTC DWAC/FAST Eligible 3TNI BioTech, Inc. Announces Its Stock is Now DTC DWAC/FAST Eligible 4Hill-Rom Announces Seven-Year, Sole-Source Contract with Providence Health 2
... SILVER SPRING, Md., May 2, 2011 The U.S. ... used with diet and exercise, to improve blood glucose ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) People with Type ... insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose ...
... and SEATTLE, May 2, 2011 CMC Biologics, ... in Copenhagen, Denmark and Seattle, Washington USA, announced ... serve at its Chief Executive Officer. CMC Biologics, ... delivering  world class, fully integrated, biopharmaceutical process development ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves New Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes 2CMC Biologics Announces Appointment of New CEO 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: