#healing New Arthritis photos

A few arthritis images I found:

Courage Comes in many forms (I will not go quietly into the void)
Image by Neil. Moralee
Jean continues her fight.

Chemotherapy primarily refers to the treatment of cancer with an antineoplastic drug or with a combination of such drugs into a standardized treatment regimen. Certain chemotherapy agents also have a role in the treatment of other conditions, including ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
The most common chemotherapy agents act by killing cells that divide rapidly, one of the main properties of most cancer cells. This means that chemotherapy also harms cells that divide rapidly under normal circumstances: cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract, and hair follicles. This results in the most common side-effects of chemotherapy: myelosuppression (decreased production of blood cells, hence also immunosuppression), mucositis (inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract), and alopecia (hair loss).
Newer anticancer drugs act directly against abnormal proteins in cancer cells; this is termed targeted therapy and, in the technical sense, is not chemotherapy.

The term chemotherapy
The word "chemotherapy" without a modifier usually refers to cancer treatment, but its historical meaning is broader. The term was historically used for non-oncological references, such as the use of antibiotics (antibacterial chemotherapy). The first modern chemotherapeutic agent was arsphenamine, an arsenic compound discovered in 1909 and used to treat syphilis.[citation needed] This was later followed by sulfonamides (sulfa drugs) and penicillin. Other uses that have been termed chemotherapy are the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for the Prince William Arthritis Walk
Image by rogercarr
Applebee’s in Fredericksburg VA was the location of a pancake breakfast fundraiser hosted by the Lorraine’s Little Angels team. The money raised helps people with arthritis through the Prince William Arthritis Walk and the Arthritis Foundation.

Go to llakids.com to learn more about this team and their fundraising activities.
Go to LetsMoveTogether.org to find an Arthritis Walk in your area.

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