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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 017. 1956-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 22, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/646.

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Facts Forum. (1956-12). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 017. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/646

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date December 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Transcript revelations about these deaths is that a large percentage of these cases Wouldn't have occurred if the persons affected had seen their physicians in time. According to statistics, every third cancer death is a needless ! death.2 How soon is "in time"? The American Cancer Society replies by stating, A cancer can usually be cured if it is properly treated while still growing in one place. What most people do not realize is that cancers grow in two different ways — by spreading and by colonizing." Cancer cells start growing in one place, but sooner or later more will break away "and move through the lymph vessels to a lymph node or to other parts of the body through the blood stream. All of this may take place without the patient feeling any pain or discomfort whatsoever. But Once a cancer has started to colonize Or spread (metastasize) to other parts. •t obviously will be very difficult if not impossible, for a doctor to track it ■Dwn and treat it properly. On the other hand, if cancer is discovered while it is still local or confined to its orginal site, it can usually be destroyed by radium or X-ray treatments, or removed by surgery. This is ■vhy the family physician is always On the alert for any possible signs of cancer — he knows. With a thorough physical examination, any doctor can detect other com- "lon danger signals, in addition to the seven already mentioned. Many persons believe that only a highly trained specialist with elaborate equiment can detect cancer in its early stages. On "le contrary, any careful doctor can detect many different conditions that Coulcl mean cancer simply by making Ise of his eyes, ears, and hands, and by utilizing a few simple instruments Miich he has in his office. Then, if "iere is any reason to suspect that a Patient might have cancer or a precancerous condition, the doctor can administer a more detailed ex-imina- b'on. I •e.I-To/e Signs ' There are various ways in which a doctor may detect cancer when a pa- bent is being examined. Doubtless he ■•ill check thoroughly for any abnormal skin conditions, paying special attention to moles, warts, lumps, sores. sCaly patches, ancl old scars. Skin can- (Conlintied on pane 44) 'Ibid, p. 11. *acts Fohum News, December, 1956 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, greatest woman athlete of all time, flashes her familiar victory smile after winning the Babe Zaharias Open, a golf tournament held in her honor, at Beaumont, Texas, in 1953. Soon after this victory, she entered a Galveston hospital to fight a brave but losing battle against her most deadly rival — Cancer. WIDE SS'EEIEB.D i-iioto Cancer Defeats No. 1 Champion Recently, cancer claimed the life of its most courageous enemy, . gallant woman athlete, Babe Didrikson Zaharias. For three long, pain-wracked years, the Babe refused to give up fighting. Stricken at the age of 39, after becoming the most famous woman athlete of all time by winning a total of eighty-three golf ancl tennis tournament championships in addition to those won in other sports, Babe's doctors knexv that she was a hopeless case almost from the very start. When the doctors informed her that she must have major surgery in order to survive, the Rabe showed the same indomitable courage that had characterized her life as a sports champion. When the first operation was over, it was discovered that Babe's cancer condition was more serious than first anticipated. Never complaining once, realizing that she was facing the most ruthless competition she'd ever known, Babe bravely submitted to an agonizing series of one operation after another, all to no avail. Privately, the top specialists treating her marveled that she was still alive; but her will to live and fight on upset all their predictions. Even towards the last, on the morning before- she died, she whispered to her husband, George Zaharias, in ever-constant vigil at her bedside, that she'd beat cancer yet, that she wouldn't die. The end finally came to plucky Babe Didrikson Zaharias, but the memory of her struggle against an eneipy called cancer has inspired us throughout the world to redouble our efforts to defeat cancer once and for all. The legend of the Babe along with that of immortal Damon Runyon will be spurred on by additional contributions now to the Cancer Fund. Aided by public donations, research can be greatly increased and time shortened in vanquishing cancer. Send donations to the Rabe Zaharias Fund in care of your local American Cancer Society office. Page 15
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