lilyjohn Posted January 28, 2006 Share Posted January 28, 2006 I just have to ask this question. Am I alone in feeling like the monster is getting more and more out of control? I know that all of us are more sensetive to those who have any kind of cancer than we were before we were touched so closely but I don't think it is that. I was upset thinking that there was so much cancer around and I was not sensetive enough to be aware of it. Then I got to thinking and I know that I never heard of so much cancer until recently. My mom died in 1985 of lung cancer. After that I knew no one nor did I hear of anyone close to friends or family who had cancer until about 7 years ago when a close friend of my husband's family had lung cancer. Luckily it was caught in the earliest stage and as far as I know he is still NED. Sense Johnny died all of that has changed. Not only is it overwhelming to see how many new members we get here every week and the losses that we have known but personally I have seen so much more. I'm sure my line of work does add to the numbers but it is more than that. In the past 3 years I have had 3 clients ( one in the assisted living home) who are long time breast cancer survivers. I also had one client who is an 8 year lung cancer surviver. That is the good part. On the other hand the numbers are stagering. I have had one client who lost his wife to lung cancer. Another who lost her son to lung cancer, and one who lost a sister to lung cancer. My daughter in law lost an uncle to lung cancer and her cousin's husband died of lung cancer. Recently I lost my oldest friend to uteran cancer. Our pastor's wife who is a dear friend and also a surviver of uteran cancer has been diagnosed again with cancer this time it is a tumor on the outside of her colon. She is a trooper but she is not doing well. This past year she has lost about 80 pounds. Then there are others, my son in law lost a cousin to a cancerous tumor on his brain. My neighbor has prostate cancer and I just learned that my ex husband's dad who I dearly love has prostate cancer. He is almost 84 and the doctor tells him it will not grow fast enough to be what kills him but it scares me. It seems like everywhere I turn there is someone else the monster is after. What is going on here? Millions of dollars are spent on medicines and research yet instead of wiping out cancer it seems to be growing at an alarming rate. There has to be an answer somewhere and I can't help but think that somehow money is at the bottom of it. Maybe I should have posted this as a rant but it is a very serious question that leaves me bewildered, angry and frightened. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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