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Old 06-02-12, 06:07 AM   #1
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Cancer going around like the common cold

There are about 25 people in the project I'm working on now, 30 with part timers. In a year, 3 of them were diagnosed. The last guy, who had a successful operation for prostate cancer, had a second case, skin cancer, on the back of his hand 2 months later.

The youngest is just about 35, a very pleasant person, very active physically, and athletic. She also has quite a healthy lifestyle. She had a softball sized tumor discovered by accident. She lost a kidney, her spleen, and part of her pancreas and has been on chemo for a nearly a year. She just had another operation to remove a brain tumor a week ago.

The other case was breast cancer.

On the positive side, they are all still alive and doing well. I had almost nothing but neat contacts with them while working with them, so that part is nice.
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Old 06-02-12, 06:09 AM   #2
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I'm happy to hear they are on the mend. Cancer sucks. I hate it.

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In my small office over the last year, 3 with cancer; 9 months later, one still with us......................I hate that ****!
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There seems to be more variants of the disease these days, but doctors are getting better at detecting and curing it.

Don't skip out on regular physicals for cancer screening, and if you have any weird symptoms, don't put off getting them checked out.
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It is my belief that in, hopefully, not the far to distant future, you'll go in for a check-up ,they'll do a simple blood test and maybe take a sample then you go back in a couple of weeks or immediatly and be given a vaccine like shot and good-bye cancer. Kids will ask their grandparents/parents "what was the big deal about cancer?"
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I'm happy to hear they are on the mend. Cancer sucks. I hate it.

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This.

At the risk of dumping this into P&R (not my intention) this is one of the main reasons I piss on people's nationalism and long time international feuds. It wastes time/money and misdirects efforts from some of our best & brightest minds that could otherwise be working together for solutions to maladies, environmental problems and so forth.

People who were alive just 100 years ago would be shocked at the advances in modern medicine...imagine where we'd be today if so much time hadn't been wasted on wars and fighting. How sweet it would be if your children or grandchildren would no longer have to fear hearing the dreaded C word from their Dr.

Sorry again if that sounded inflammatory - it just breaks my heart to see what cancer does to people's lives (those stricken and their loved ones). We need that bastid figured out & nullified ASAP!
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It is my belief that in, hopefully, not the far to distant future, you'll go in for a check-up ,they'll do a simple blood test and maybe take a sample then you go back in a couple of weeks or immediatly and be given a vaccine like shot and good-bye cancer. Kids will ask their grandparents/parents "what was the big deal about cancer?"
My point precisely - beautifully put.
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Sorry again if that sounded inflammatory!

It didn't sound that way at all to me. I wouldn't even have thought of that if you hadn't mentioned it. Enjoyed the whole attitude of the post.

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I think we all have lost loved ones and friends to cancer and I don't think anyone likes it to happen to anyone even those we don't know. We'll all rejoice when it is finally vanquished.
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