Judy: I agree with your thoughts. Sure, we are being given little crumbs w/ new treatments and gene linkage. I believe that one of the reasons that a cure has not been found is that the pharmac. cos, which get a great deal of monies, would take a great monetary loss of a cure for cancer was found. Also, my personal feelings again, is that a breast cancer cure would be found if more men were diagnosed with this disease. At least some one famous! Look how quickly new drugs were found for prostate cancer. Guess right now we are the wrong sex! lol
Also, notice how far AIDS has come since 1982.
I don't post much here, I mostly just read this board and the MS board for my son. I had breast cacner 6 years ago and I have seen the imporvements in treatment in only those 6 years.
I watched that show and was glad that LA said he was going to fight for more cancer research. That is what we need.
I don't see why you would be angry at that. They now have herceptin and arimidex and avastin- all new since my coming down with cancer. Those are not frivilous drugs- they are saving lives.
I think we need to all fight for more cancer research. I don't understand what is wrong with that.
Sure I would like to end the cut and burning you tlaked about. But so far i am still alive and I am grateful.
I am grateful, too. But I do not want my thirty-three year old daughter, my nieces and my great nieces to go through the same butchery type surgery that my aunt, my sister and I have. Money is not the issue. There is enough money out there to find the cure, just as there is enough money to educate our children -- if they used it properly. Again, if meaningful cancer research were funded perhaps a type of drug could be discovered that would prevent the disease instead of treat it after cancer and today's "modern" treatments have devastated the body. In other words, researchers who think outside the box should be rewarded with more money. In this way we will get a cure, not just a treatment.