So what's the deal with cancer?

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  1. Westexas

    Westexas

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    Boo Berry is no longer with us. He got the “hammer” a while back for an “incident.”
     
  2. Marie Nieves

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    Ouch, so sorry, I didn't know. Thank you for letting me know.
     

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    Brand new member bringing up a banned members old thread. Pretty sure it's just Booberry under a new account. Maybe not, but definitely suspicious.
     
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  4. Marie Nieves

    Marie Nieves

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    Well, this escalated quickly. If I were him or her, I think that I won't be so predictable. Please, don't judge me by this accusation, If you didn't ask me first.

    I just saw the title about cancer and remembered I read something a couple of days ago (and thought it could be interesting to others). If anybody has something similar to share, I would still be interested in reading more about it.

    Cheers!
     
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  5. Detectorist

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    You're going to be in the hands of a world class hospital.
     
  6. BSA70

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    So many variable s and if effects people differently. I watched my brother in an atrocious lung cancer battle for almos 2 years. John Wayne battled lung cancer 15 years
     
  7. Green Dragoon

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  8. Vito

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    The reality is that cancer is not a single disease. Modern medicine has been very successful in treating certain cancers, and early detection has saved even more lives. But some cancers are still pretty much a death sentence. I am a three time cancer survivor, if I wish to think of myself in that perspective. I've had literally dozens of less than life threatening skin cancers, but I also have had two melanoma cancers that were picked up at very early stages by the dermatologist that I see several times a year. Someone without access to a dermatologist, or who does not regularly get full body checks might not have so lucky. I also am a survivor of renal cancer, which normally has a very poor survival rate. I was "fortunate" to have a kidney stone, and in the effort to locate the stone, a CAT scan revealed what turned out to be a cancerous mass on my other kidney. I lost the kidney but the cancer was removed before it could spread. So good medical care and luck have allowed me to continue with a good life.

    But some cancers are seemingly having no better outcomes than they did 40 or 50 years ago. Pancreatic cancer comes to mind, as does lung cancer. I have no doubt that someday there will be preventive measures or cures for all of these cancers, but I doubt that I will still be here to enjoy that progress.
     
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    From the seinfeld like title I was expecting a lot more jokes. Thread didn't deliver.
     
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    Well what seems to be the primary is how soon it is discovered, the sooner the better outcome.
     
  11. Paul53

    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

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    Rats! Not the first time I've been lied too.
     
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