It doesn't seem many people want to help you shelby, but I will, I hope you check this often, because its 3:00 in the morning and I've just learned something new, its called Coral Calcium. It helps with cancer... I'm 16 too, i'm not some old guy, trying to help ya, I think we can relate in a way, both being young. Anyways, acid in your body expels oxygen, it was proven in 1932 that most cancer is caused by lack of oxygen. Well, if you have alot of acid in your body, you have hardly any oxygen, which makes you a prime target for cancer!, Get your mom some Coral Calcium, its absorbs 100% of acid in your body, and by doing this, you expel less oxygen, and have a better chance of not getting cancer! Read my entire post on coral cancer, it may help, I hope it does, I have no idea how scary it is. But I can imagine, thats why I'm up at 3:00 in the morning... trying to help ya. Good luck and I'll Pray, I hope you will too.