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This Cancer Patient Used ebay to Do Something Incredible for His Hospital

Steve Brewer, 62, found the amazing gift while in his hospital bed
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A cancer patient who was told his hospital couldn't afford more chemotherapy machines bought seven after finding them for £175 on eBay.

Steve Brewer, 62, was told by nurses at Peterborough City Hospital that they couldn't afford to buy any more £4,300 triple pump machines, which administer cancer drugs. 

But when he looked online from his hospital bed, he found them for a fraction of the cost, and has now donated seven of them to the ward he was treated on.

Chemotherapy Can Complicate Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Thrombotic effects may cause delays, according to new report in Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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New York, NY, December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy is becoming more prevalent. However, in breast cancer patients undergoing simultaneous chemotherapy, thrombotic complications can arise that can delay or significantly modify reconstructive plans. Outcomes of cases illustrating potential complications are published in the current issue of Annals of Medicine and Surgery.

Beating Leukemia and Building a New Life

The Healing Power of Working for the Greater Good
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From the blog at Gifts From the Train Station

My friend Rob Meadows grew up on the move, the third of four boys in his family.  During his childhood they lived in a variety of states and even as far as New Zealand, and through it all, his father was always there for him.  As Rob grew and pursued his education as far as a PhD, he knew his father was proud.  Which made it all the harder when Rob faced leukemia and his father was no longer there for him.

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