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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 7 - March 13, 1997 - 33 Cancer Watch American Cancer Society calls for volunteers Many members of the Ameri- However, with cancer on the rise, Tunnell Cancer Center to take . the national organization which in needs to staff. "Our office is also can Cancer Society (ACS) believe so too is a need for more volun- people for treatments," said Tay- turn uses it for research and other in need of people who have typing most people have either had can- teers. "The American Cancer So- lor. projects. She said that other fund- skills," she said. "And if they cer or have known someone who ciety is one of the largest health "We provide speakers to raising events include the Relay don't have computer skills and has been victimized by the dis-organizations dependent on vol- schools, senior centers and orga- For Life, which began 1993, two want to learn, we can teach them ease. unteers," said Heather Taylor, nizations. Training would be pro- golf tournaments, and the annual the fundamentals of Word Per- The ACS estimates that over 10 Southern Delaware program spe- vided, and it would give people an daffodil sale. fect." million Americans alive today cialist. "All of our efforts are dri- opportunity to try it," she said. Taylor said that volunteers of- have a history of cancer, with 7 ven by the volunteers." "We also need someone who "What we really need is more ten develop job skills that they did million diagnosed five or more "We're trying to recruit more might be interested in writing people to participate in ordering not have prior to their experience years ago. In 1996, about people," said Jackie Sopa, vice news releases or someone who more daffodils in their area," said with ACS. "We provide them 1,359,740 new cases of cancer oc- chairwoman of the eastern Sussex might be interested in helping us Sopa, whose main volunteer work with opportunities to do some- curred in the United States. An es- branch of the ACS. "We can use market. Fund-raising is very im- centers around the sale. "We'd thing that they had never been timated additional 800,000 cases senior citizens if they're free, portant to our organization." like to expand - get more people able to do before but now have the of carcinoma in situ [in its original mothers who are home with chil- Taylor said that another area of to help." time for. It provides some people location] and basal and squamous dren - anyone really. You defi- need in the society is the board of Taylor said that there are areas with a chance to be active in the cell skin cancers were also expect- nitely need the people to help you directors. Currently there are 15- besides fund-raising that she also community." ed to be diagnosed in 1996. and give support." 20 members. "We'll take as many ACS provides hundreds of The organization has, many ar- as we can get," said Taylor. Most thousands of cancer victims and eas that need staffing. We have a of the money ACS raises, she their families, nationwide, with van that runs daily and is driven said, stays in the state. educational andsupportservices, by volunteerdrivers. It goesto Some, however, is forwarded to I11 u,olo.i00t00 | Pessimism linked to cancer mortality iliil ][iiil R.U.Hosmane,M.D.,P.A.Board Certified - l ] I[il] 18 Years Experience | Pessimism may be a major fac- ence of optimism and pessimism, with breast cancer and the way in , ..___ .....I[1i D ..d I tar for mortality in cancer patients The study followed 238 patients which they approached their dis- under age 60, according to a study with recurrent or metastasized ease. After five years, only 35 per- ]]llk$l-K il. IIVtlllfll,.l1,.IkJ. reported in the June 1996 issue of cancer, assessing participants cent of those who responded with ..... . . the "American Psychological As- when they first entered the study, stoic acceptance or a hopeless/ their families, nationwide, with educational and support services. tar for mortality in cancer patients sociation Journal, Psychology and and again four months and eight helpless attitude remained alive, Aging." Researchers at the Uni- months later. In contrast to pes- compared with 75 percent of the versity of Pittsburgh Cancer Insti- simism, investigators found that women who displayed a fighting tute discovered a link between neither optimism nor depression spirit or total denial. mortality and a pessimistic life seemed to have an impact on mar- orientation among patients ages tality, regardless of age. 30 to 59. These findings are similar to The study identifies an impor- those of British researcher Steven tant risk factor for mortality by fo- Greer, who found a correlation be- cusing exclusively on the influ- tween the survival rates of women Conference Continued from page 32 tEen. Beebe Medical Center is the first hospitaloutsidetheStateof "Reach for the Sky Georgia to be affiliated with Emery University. The "Alliance for Excellence" reinforces Beebe's Common Shoulder Nlments" dedication to offer the finest health care for its patients in the most cost-effective manner possible. Beebe's patients can benefit from the high level of expertise of SAVE 20-5 OO the resources available at Emery. The fee for the one-day confer- bllllPSt ltl' & TUESDAY, MARCH 1 8, 1 997 ence is $79 and includes break re- CHILDREN'S SHOES freshments, conference materials FIRST QffAM'IT  SPEAKER: Dr. John E. Spieker and a buffet lunch. 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