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I am posting excerpts from Web Md ,a reliable Medical site, some information on Breast Cancer.
Expert recommend removal of Breasts if there is a suspect Gene is present for the chances of being afflicted with cancer are high.
As a layman all I can say is that life is unpredictable and removal of body parts on mere suspicion does not sound great.
If there is 95 percent chance of getting the disease?
My answer is there is 100 % chance of our dying.
Do we commit suicide?
Medicine is an inexact science;you do not know when these people will change their theories.
I would rather take a chance.
Hope she does not get post operative complications.
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes.
Although relatively rare, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes raise the risk of breast cancer by as much as 80%, experts say. The mutations also raise the risk of ovarian cancer.
Jolie describes in a New York Times op-ed piece why she decided to go through with the surgery. At 37, the mother of six wants to stay healthy and active for her family — and to reassure them that she is doing everything possible to avoid the disease that took her mother’s life: cancer.
“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,” Jolie writes. “But it is one that I am very happy I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”….
I think most breast cancer experts would agree that the choice is really the patient’s to make, and I really want to emphasize, it is a choice.
Preventive mastectomy is one very excellent choice. But another choice women can consider when they know they carry a BRCA mutation is early detection. And that comes with more active screening.
If a woman knows she has a BRCA mutation and does not want to have a mastectomy, a good alternative is to have a mammogram and a breast MRI every year.
You can do both at once or choose to alternate. [For my patients] I choose to alternate, doing one test every 6 months.
It’s not as effective because by definition you are picking up cancer as it develops. But it is effective at picking up cancer at a very early stage.
If a woman has a preventive double mastectomy, what are the benefits and risks?
In women at higher risk — those with BRCA mutations — preventive surgery can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 90%. If the [increased] risk is 80% as it is for many BRCA carriers, this can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 90%.
In other words, this can reduce the risk to that lower than the general population. The risks [of the mastectomy] are not that great. Most women having preventive mastectomies are younger patients, and many choose to get reconstruction. A lot of the risk has to do with the implants, like implant complications, or other risks [linked with surgery] such as infections or bleeding.
Who should consider BRCA testing?
The women who should absolutely consider it are those who themselves have had a triple-negative breast cancer, the kind associated with BRCA mutations, at an early age, under 45, people who have had both ovarian and breast cancer in family members, and people who have breast cancer in the family and are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
What is involved in testing for BRCA mutations?
It is a simple blood test, or they can swab the inside of your cheek. The best way to get this test is to go for counseling from a genetic counselor. Have them talk to you about the possibility of testing positive. Women really need to be counseled about what this means, what the results mean, what their risk is, and then to make the decision about whether to get the test.
If you only get tested for the three most common mutations, results take about 2 weeks. The more comprehensive test, where they do gene sequencing, can take a month.
The lid is finally off.
They kill for ‘ kicks’.
If one were to look at the Freedom Fighters or Religious Heads you would find all of them abhor violence.
It is the scum like these killers who murder innocent standers by , including women and children.
Interviews with these terrorists confirm this.
“Women’s Prison, 18 Sept 2006
Yes, I said I would bomb them. I said I would kill them. Would I really kill them? Yes. I hate them all.
Because they don let me go to Hollan.
Listen. My Englis is no good. But please try to understan. I jus want go to Hollan. And I need your help. I am no terroriss.
Yes, I want kill them. I want bomb them. But I am NO TERRORISS.
I jus want go to Hollan. I haf to see my sister. Real sister. Please. I am no terroriss.
My sister liff in Hollan. Because I haf Indonesian passpor, I must haf fisa to go there. An before I haf fisa, I must haf so many thing to show Embassy. Long-long list of thing.
I just want go to Hollan. I haf sister in Hollan. I do. Real sister. She is sick and I want to see her. I will stay in her flat in Hollan.
Embassy tell me I must haf proof. Oderwise I can’t get fisa. I must show them letter from my sister. So Embassy can know where I will stay in Hollan.”
The neo-Nazi told me that he loves killing people. He also told me, “All terrorists are like me. They come up with an ideology to justify killing, but the desire to kill comes first.” I do not accept his theory of terrorism, but I did not argue with him. He admitted to having tortured animals as a child, but he seemed somewhat ashamed, as if he knew that I might conclude he is a psychopath. He did not want to tell me how many people he had killed, but he said there were a lot. He had also tortured prisoners held at a camp in Bosnia and confessed he was frustrated that he didn’t get the same pleasure out of torturing people that he did out of killing them….
The older one wore an elephant-gray shalwar and kameez, wrinkled in the humidity like slept-in pajamas, over a colossal frame. Traditional Pakistani slippers, with turned-up pointy toes and mirrors, gave his feet an incongruously elfin look. He walked heavily, ostentatiously relaxed. His hands, which were soft and brown, looked big enough to crush me with a single swat.
It was the younger one, a new recruit, that got to me. He was beautiful. Slim, but strong-looking, with luminous skin and clear, intelligent eyes. He had the obligatory beard of a fundamentalist, but it was neatly trimmed, as if he were having trouble giving up some of the habits of privilege. He wore a hand-embroidered, stark-white shalwar, perfectly pressed. His English was refined. Right away it seemed to me he was specially chosen to meet with me, to make it seem as if the group were populated with boys like him…
“The emir decides who goes to fight. He decides each person’s role in the struggle. He has not selected me to fight,” Ahmed admitted…
- Osama’s dead, jihadis thrive (bostonherald.com)
In plain English it wanted to pay the amount to prevent him leaking Company Secrets.
But after severe criticisms all around both changed their minds.
If you can pay $ 78 Million Dollars, rightly called more than evil,imagine how much you have swindled and are swindling consumers.!
I will be posting a blog on Cancer medicines cost details.
My readers, specially who are Doctors,may kindly forward information to me at my email.
No longer! Now both the company and chairman Daniel Vasella have changed their minds.
“I have understood that many people in Switzerland find the amount of the compensation linked to the non-compete agreement unreasonably high, despite the fact I had announced my intention to make the net amount available for philanthropic activities,” said Vasella, who was CEO of Novartis from 1996 to 2010, after which he became board chairman.
That’s largely because of the uproar that followed after the New York Times reported the “golden handshake” deal on Monday. The amount was “beyond evil,” according to Christophe Darbellay, president of the Christian Democratic Popele’s Party, as a Swiss federal judge found the sum to be an “enormous blow for the social cohesion of our country.”
The timing on this was pretty bad. Vasella has “long [been] a lightening rod for criticism of executive pay in Switzerland,” reports Reuters. And on Friday, Novartis will hold its general meeting with shareholders. More critically, though, in two weeks, Switzerland will vote on a referendum to give shareholders decision-making power over executive pay. If the March 3 referendum passes, the heads of companies like Novartis, Roche and Nestle could see their compensation set by shareholders. Though other countries have non-binding “say on pay” laws, Switzerland would be the first country to enforce shareholder decisions (paywall).(qz.com)
Look at Novartis Compensation package here.
Each associate is given a fixed salary based on job characteristics, market competitiveness and the associate’s skills. Salary growth depends on the associate’s individual performance and level compared to the benchmark.
Novartis Group companies have three variable compensation plans:
Short-Term Incentive Plans
Awards under the short-term incentive plans are made each year based on the associate’s individual target incentive percentage, individual year-end performance rating as well as on the Group’s or business area’s performance.
Associates in certain countries and certain key executives worldwide are encouraged to receive their annual incentive awards fully or partially in Novartis shares instead of cash by participating in a leveraged share savings plan.
Novartis Equity Plan “Select”
Each year, approximately 10 percent of all full-time-equivalent associates worldwide may be eligible for a grant under the Equity Plan “Select”. Grants can be taken in the form of restricted shares, tradable share options or a combination of both, with a vesting period of three years. In some jurisdictions Restricted Share Units (RSU) are granted rather than shares.
Long-Term Performance Plan
The Novartis Long-Term Performance Plan rewards key executives who have a significant impact on the long-term success of the Group by aligning the incentives of key executives to the performance of Novartis.
Novartis benefits programs are an integral part of the total compensation policy and strategy and are designed to meet the challenges of the growing, global competition for talent.
These programs support the overall business objectives and strategy of Novartis. Benefits are aligned with local legislation and practices in each country and are established to provide a framework of security for associates.
Delawar Hossain Sayedi’s sentence to Death in Bangladesh for the Genocide in Bangladesh in 1971, sparked off a violent demonstration in Bangladesh and the Jamiat-e- Islami (JI) of Bangladesh called for a Nation wide Bandh for 48 hours from Friday 1 March 2013.
He was sentenced to death by a War Crimes Tribunal,for crimes against humanity committed 42 years ago, during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
“It was celebrated by the hundreds of thousands of young protesters who have taken to the streets in recent weeks to condemn Jamaat and demand justice in the war crimes cases against other party leaders, insisting that those who were convicted be hanged.
Rape, Genocide and Sentence.
As judges of this tribunal, we firmly hold and believe in the doctrine that ‘justice in the future cannot be achieved unless injustice of the past is addressed,’ ” Justice A. T. M. Fazle Kabir commented in a written summary of the judgment.
The war crimes tribunal has convicted three Jamaat leaders in connection with the war, and other cases are under way, including some against defendants not affiliated with the party.
Mr. Sayedee, 73, is a well-known religious speaker with a bright red beard who became a member of the Bangladeshi Parliament after the war. Prosecutors accused him of involvement in looting and burning villages, raping women and forcing members of religious minorities to convert to Islam during the war.”
“This verdict is a victory for the people,” declared Imran H. Sarkar, a blogger and an organizer of the protests, during a rally on Thursday afternoon.
But followers of Jamaat reacted with fury, saying the case brought against Mr. Sayedee and others was politically motivated and tainted by judicial irregularities. Jamaat leaders called a nationwide strike on Thursday to protest the verdict, and by afternoon bloodshed had erupted across the country, as party workers fought with the police in the streets.”
(Published on Feb 28, 2013
bangla tv news 28 February 2013.
Riots in Bangladesh .
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On January 21, the tribunal sentenced Abul Kalam Azad, a former Jamaat member, to death in absentia after he was found guilty of torture, rape and genocide during the independence war.
In its second verdict, on February 5, the tribunal sentenced another senior Jamaat member, Abdul Quader Mollah, 64, to life in prison after he was found guilty of murder, rape, torture and arson.
Both verdicts triggered protests by Jamaat supporters, in which at least 15 people were killed.
Nine more people, mostly Jamaat members, are facing trial for war crimes, tribunal officials said.
The overwhelmingly Muslim south Asian country of 160 million people would likely see more violence in the run-up to parliamentary elections in January, in which both Hasina and Khaleda will run for power, analysts said..
Genocide in Bangladesh by Pakistan:
Sources:Reuters, New York Times.
“Genocide, 1971 mass killing of Bangladesh people by Pakistan army and their collaborators during the war of liberation in 1971. No definite survey has yet been made to ascertain the exact number of people killed by the Pakistan army. Immediately after the War of Liberation, it was estimated to be as high as three million. The genocide committed by the Pakistan army is one of the worst holocausts in world history.
The indefitite postponement of the scheduled National Assembly (due to be held on 3 March 1971 at Dhaka) and the failure of the military government of General Yahiya to transfer power to the elected representatives led to widespread public resentment in East Pakistan. Protest demonstrations were held in Dhaka, Chittagong and most other cities. The army resorted to open fire on demonstrating crowds in different cities and towns. The civil disobedience movement was organised all over the country. The government lost grip on the administration.”