Friday, January 27, 2017

Time for The World Community to tackle Cancer

As a war like nation, the U.S. is always declaring war on drugs, terrorism, Iraq and-and-and. Gotta agree with this writer yesterday from comments. The world needs to hold hands and get after the positives in life as in health issues.

Cancer is a major killer for sure. So where does the true problem lay? Is the problem with the government who spends billions on war (bombs), with the pharmaceutical companies, or with regulations. It is atrocious that we live in a country where hard working young people have mortgaged their future on their education only to graduate and be unable to get jobs that can offer reasonable insurance. I know that this is sort of rumbly, sorry. Cancer sucks it affects all of us. It should be a priority for not only our government, but those around the world too. Peace out

3 comments:

  1. I know young people that have a great education and do not work. They sit in coffee shops and grumble about no good jobs. Volunteer some place. Do some good for others, get out there and look at the real world. Help out at blood drives, Donate blood, platelets, help out at your place of worship. Stop sleeping till noon, contribute to the common good.

    Look for an internship in the field of your choice, the experience looks good on the old resume. I have 2 grand kids, both in college and at the end of 3 years they do not have any college debt, why? They work two jobs and still manage to be at the top of their class.

    It is possible to do more than you think is possible and that is why some people are at the head of the line. They make things happen. As a cancer survivor I do all that is possible to help others that are fighting to stay on this side of the curtain and so are my 3 daughters, their husbands and 3 of my grandchildren and the little ones will hear the same message. Help save others as all lies matter, even us old farts that are near the end of the road.

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  2. Lot of wisdom going on here. Nothing more precious than a life. A work ethic is a hard thing to beat.

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  3. Firefighter cancer is a looming personal catastrophe for each and every fire
    fighter. Cancer is the most dangerous and unrecognized threat to the health and
    safety of our nation’s firefighters.
    Multiple studies, including the soon-to-be-released NIOSH cancer study, have
    repeatedly demonstrated credible evidence and biologic creditability for statisti
    cally higher rates of multiple types of cancers in firefighters compared to the
    general American population including:

    Testicular cancer (2.02 times greater risk)

    Multiple myeloma (1.53 times greater risk)

    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (1.51 times greater risk)

    Skin cancer (1.39 times greater risk)

    Prostate cancer (1.28 times greater risk)

    Malignant melanoma (1.31 times great risk)

    Brain cancer (1.31 times greater risk)

    Colon cancer (1.21 times great risk)

    Leukemia (1.14 times greater risk)

    Breast cancer in women (preliminary study results from the San Francisco Fire
    Department)
    We are just beginning to understand the horrific magnitude of the problem,
    the depth of our naiveté, the challenges involved and the changes required in
    education, training, operations, medical screenings and personal accountability
    to effectively address cancer in the fire service.

    See cancer kills just like bullets. We need to do something about each of them.

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