It’s unclear how Sotheby’s was able to obtain all of the objects on sale today, and while the auction house has released the amounts each item sold for, it did not disclose any of the buyers. What we do know is that the sale of that high-ticket collection bag was highly controversial. The bag has been the center of a court case between NASA and a Chicago-area woman , who purchased the bag online in 2015, not knowing its exact origins. According to the Washington Post , after the buyer, Nancy Carlson, sent the bag to NASA for testing, the agency told her it “belongs to the American people.”
Treatment: If a pancreatic or liver tumor is identified and able to be surgically excised, the skin lesions may normalize for an extended period of time, but because these tumors metastasize (spread to other areas of the body) quickly, surgery is not curative. In cases of end stage liver disease, surgery is not possible, and the goal of therapy is to increase quality of life and decrease uncomfortable skin lesions with supportive care and addressing the nutritional abnormalities. Supportive care includes supplementing protein and necessary minerals and enzymes through the diet and oral supplements or by weekly intravenous amino acid infusions that are performed in the hospital on an outpatient basis until improvement in the skin is noted. Unfortunately, despite the supportive care, the disease will progress.