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Dealing with Unknown Cancers, Stigmas and Myths that Surround Them

Well there is no simple way of saying this so…..I have been diagnosed with cancer. I have form that until a few years ago was unknown. The cancer I have is of the same type that is known as cervical cancer. BUT it is a form that ONLY attacks men and develops into throat cancer.

 Last year over 6500 new cases of men getting this was found. The CDC believes that in less than 10 years. This cancer will be more prevalent that cervical cancer. Yes more men will get this than women who get cancer. The problem…THERE IS NO TEST for this in men. Not the same for women. Men find out AFTER they systems arrive.

My doctors missed it; they did not see it for what it was. They saw it as a cold, virus, allergy that would go away. That was 5 months ago…they were WRONG.

NO ONE is immune. I mean no one.

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The U.S. Census Bureau recently released results of the 2010 census for New York, and the numbers show that population in all eight Western New York counties continues to decline. The City of Buffalo lost 10.7% of its population since the 2000 census, down to 261,310. Erie County’s population (919,040) is down 3.3%.

Local media unanimously reported this decline in population as a negative. (See the complete WGRZ report here.) Erie County Executive Chris Collins has said before: "We must grow or die."

But is the news all that bad?

Congressman Tom Reed Announces Saturday Town Meetings in Southern Tier

Congressman Tom Reed Announces Saturday Town Meetings in Southern Tier


Congressman Tom Reed today announced that he will hold three town meetings this Saturday, February 26.

The meetings provide an opportunity for residents of the 29th District to express opinions and speak directly with their Congressman as our nation grapples with extreme financial challenges. “We just passed a Continuing Resolution which cuts $100 billion from the Federal Government,” Reed commented. “What do people think? Where should be we reduce spending? What should our priorities be?”

Cyberstalking on Facebook? The cowardly trolls of Facebook and what you need to know

Cyberstalking on Facebook?  The cowardly trolls of Facebook and what you need to know

ON the WGRZ Channel Facebook page, recently I posted a subject on the Greatest Generation and the enemy that attacked them at Pearl Harbor. I used references of news reports that used the word "Jap." One person became upset with not the fact that America was attacked on that day nor that 1000’s died but rather he said the word was not PC.

From there on his comments, anger and frustration grew. With each post I made, his comments became more personal in nature and obscene. He encourages several others to persist in this venture.

It is a shame that people have to stoop so low that they engage in such gutter language and treatment. To the point of trying to gain information on you, where you live, make untrue and false statements.

I refer to them as cyber trolls. You can tell sometimes because when they have lost an argument or can no long engage they revert to such action.

So what is it?

Maelstrom in WNY: We Are Who We Are Because of Veterans

How can we pay back Veterans for what they have given the United States? You often hear that question on this day as the various ceremonies around the community celebrate and honor those who served for their country. For some the debt owed is greater than others.

There are those Veterans who served in WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Dessert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan. Men and women who were in the heart of the action and have images that will haunt them until the day they die.

We have all watched the films, TV shows and read the books. There are stories of great heroism and tragic outcomes. Young men, barely out of high school put into situations that would test any ones heart and soul. Many left behind in graveyards bearing names we could not even pronounce. Then there are those who returned but left much of their selves behind.