Navigation Links
Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends National Fencing Champion for His Positive Attitude and Will to Live
Date:1/3/2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2014

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, praises Australian national fencing champion, Sutherlan Scudds, for his positive outlook on his brain cancer diagnosis and treatment.

According to a January 1st, 2014 article published by ABC.net.au, titled “Brian tumor inspires national fencing champion to continue competing,” Sutherlan Scudds is a 23-year-old national fencing champion who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Instead of letting this terrible disease hinder his lifestyle, Scudds has used the disease as a source of inspiration to continue with the sport he loves.

Scudds was first diagnosed with brain cancer after seizing during a training session in October. A CT scan revealed a golf ball-sized tumor which was removed almost immediately.

Despite the daunting diagnosis, Scudds has done everything he can to remain upbeat about his exhausting treatments. “You know, the words ‘chemotherapy’ and ‘radiation’ sound like buzz words but in reality you get through it and hopefully the results come back really good,” he says. “I’m going to lose my hair a little bit with radiation and the scar is pretty big but that doesn’t really bother me, the hair will just grow back over it. It sounds worse than it is, it’s going to fly past in no time.”

The Western Australian Institute of Sport medical director Doctor Carmel Goodman is impressed with the fencing champion’s positive outlook.

“He was very optimistic, he was looking forward to starting the treatment and a large part of the battle won to an extent is a positive mental attitude,” she said. “He understands exactly what the situation is, what's ahead of him and he's very positive with all of that.”

Michael Klipper, Chairman of Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, elaborates on the positive affect a good mindset can have on one’s recovery from this disease. “It is no question that being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be one of the most devastating and emotionally-trying experiences a person can go through,” he says. “However, having a positive attitude and remaining in a good mindset could make the whole experience much less difficult. We commend Sutherlan for using his illness as a reason to keep on fighting, not only in fencing, but in general.”

VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.

VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

For press inquiries, please contact: http://www.5wpr.com.
#####

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/braincancerresearch/vabc/prweb11457685.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Voices Against Brain Cancer Discusses How Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery is Helping Brain Cancer Patient Beat the Odds
2. Voices Against Brain Cancer Discusses New Brain Tumor Vaccine HSPPC-96
3. Voices Against Brain Cancer Hosts Contest on Facebook to Recognize Neurosurgeons and Nurses
4. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Baseball Coach’s Perseverance to Live a Full Life
5. National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE) to Host 3rd Annual “Not on My Watch” VIP Reception Benefiting Bullying and Suicide Prevention Efforts
6. A New Website for Families to Turn: New Health and Wellness Promotion Website Launched by Family Voices
7. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends 18-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient for His Positive Outlook and Will to Live
8. Voices Against Brain Cancer to Host Annual “Join the Voices! Run/Walk” in Partnership with New York Road Runners
9. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Tech Startup Co-Founder for Positive Outlook Despite Grim Diagnosis
10. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Researchers for the Identification of an Important Protein that May Give Insight to More Effective Glioblastoma Treatments
11. Voices Against Brain Cancer Comments On Breakthrough Brain Surgery Technique
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Our bodies are bombarded daily by environmental and ... with these stressors is to adopt a more healthful diet, but too many people ... a certified Holistic Nutritionist and the creator of the Newport Beach Cleanse and 14-Day ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... of our nation’s productivity, stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single ... Then why are American workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... VA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... with student loans more flexibility in repaying their loans, more information about their ... a time when total outstanding student loan debt, including federal and private loans, ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Coast Dental Fort Stewart ... at its new location in the Exchange Furniture Mall at 112 Vilseck Road in ... 50-inch Samsung Smart TV. Plus attendees will have the opportunity to meet general dentists ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Spine Team ... pain, is proud to announce one of their physicians has been invited to be ... Physicians (Texas ACOFP) Family Practice Review conference on April 30, 2016. , Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016  While Abbott,s announced purchase of ... valve repair and stent business, healthcare research firm ... more firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that ... device areas, with double-digit growth expected the next ... Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... NEW YORK , April 28, 2016 ... of online consumer insights on healthcare, announced today that ... in their report Cool Vendor in Life Sciences, ... , April 15, 2016.  The report focuses on life-science- ... to gain insight from patients and doctors, confirm medication ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  ValGenesis, Inc., ... Management Solutions (VLMS) today announced that a ... for sufferers of chronic kidney failure has ... manage their corporate validation process. The global ... software solution to manage their validation processes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: