Cancer Organizations Donation Information

Be a part of the cure. Get involved and make a donation toward the latest cancer research. Learn more about the organizations that are dedicated to stopping some of the fastest-growing cancers. For more information on cancer prevention, click here.

Cancer Organizations Donation Information

Funding cancer research is an essential step in finding the cure. 

Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed too late because it's easy to miss. The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center has changed the world of pancreatic cancer with their groundbreaking research. 

Click here to learn more and make a donation.  

A headache indicates something much more serious when a brain tumor is involved. Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure funds the latest cutting-edge brain cancer research.

Click here to learn more about making a donation and getting involved.  

The symptoms of esophageal cancer can often be misdiagnosed. The DeGregorio Family Foundation is dedicated to finding the cure for esophageal cancer.

Click here for more information about donating to this important cause.

The American Liver Foundation promotes research for the prevention, treatment and cure for liver cancer. Help eradicate liver cancer by learning more.

Click here for information about making a donation and being a part of the cure. 

This year, nearly 70,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer. The Melanoma Research Alliance has funded critical research for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

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Your Parent Has Dementia: What to Talk to Their Doctor About

Make sure all their doctors are aware of all the medications she is taking.

Q: My mom is 94 and has dementia. She is taking a whole medicine cabinet-full of medications and I think they actually make her fuzzier. How should I talk to her various doctors about what she is taking and if she can get off some of the meds? — Gary R., Denver, Colorado

A: Many dementia patients are taking what docs call a "polypharmacy" — three or more medications that affect their central nervous system. And we really don't know how that mixture truly affects each individual person.

A new study in JAMA Network that looked at more than 1 million Medicare patients found almost 14% of them were taking a potentially harmful mix of antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, benzodiazepines such as Valium and Ativan, nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine receptor agonist hypnotics such as Ambien or Sonata, and opioids. And almost a third of those folks were taking five or more such medications. The most common medication combination included an antidepressant, an antiepileptic, and an antipsychotic. Gabapentin was the most common medication — often for off-label uses, such as to ease chronic pain or treat psychiatric disorders, according to the researchers from the University of Michigan.

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