Joe Biden is the latest in 50 Years of Tough-Talking Presidents With Unrealistic Promises
My wife, Trisha, was diagnosed with breast cancer about 18 months ago. She is on the other side of it now. During her treatments, she also approached the doctors with a realistic sense of what they could and could not do.
Really good article. My dad died as the result of lung cancer. 3 pack/day Marlboro Man. Yet after heavy radiation and chemo, he lived for 5.5 years with a defibrillator. He died in his sleep one evening, peaceful. Heart too weak after radiation treatments for tumor on his aorta. Maybe it was the treatments that bought him a few extra years. I think it was the birth of his first grandchild, my niece.
As someone who has had cancer, I very much appreciate this realistic appraisal.
With all sympathy and desire to help those with cancer, and the recognition that many of my own family have had and some died of cancer, maybe the right approach is to just stop causing so much cancer. Rises in cancer track environmental exposures to a great extent. Pesticides, nuclear testing, introduction of additives to tobacco, increased exposure to plastics, continuous exposure to petroleum products and combustion of petroleum and other strange substances and others. I mean in the last 80 years we have completely changes human life and some of those changes are probably the causes of cancer. Wouldn't the smart cure to cancer be to figure out the causes and prevent cancer?