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Out of the Blue

Well my optimism that we'd turned a corner on the Gunnar-man peeing everywhere was premature, as he had a couple of incidents over the weekend. This is pretty distressing to us, and seems to indicate he is still somewhat distressed himself, and the fact that this is getting MrsBlue more and more (understandably) upset with him is not helping this at all. If this wasn't upsetting enough, this also has her talking about not wanting any more dogs after this, which is about the worst possible outcome I could imagine from all this, as the pooches are the apples of my eye.

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29. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2012, 19:15 Cutter
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 18:58:
Cutter wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 18:36:
Spot on. If it wasn't this it would be something else. And how is it hokum exactly? The Cancer society is hokum. Heaven knows how many billions they've raised over the decades with almost virtually no improvement. Even Harvard medical school said cancer will be uncurable for a long, long time to come, if ever.
I hope you're joking. 30 years ago my grandfather would have been dead from the bladder cancer he had. 20 years ago he would have had a slim chance of survival. 15 years ago, he was one of the few given an experimental Interferon-a treatment along with low-dose chemo. He was clear and free from that. 4 years ago he died from Cancer though it was due to melanoma which had spread into the lymph system and literally ate the bone structure of his spine away while spreading through his body.

Sorry there's been advancement's and a lot of them. What would have killed you 20 years ago, you have a pretty good survival chance of today.

My sister's husband at all of 29 is in chemo today. I've known plenty of people who have died of cancer. Fact is that since the 50's there's been less than a 10% increase in successfully treating cancer overall - in some areas with milder forms it hits 28% in others less than 5% but averages out to around 8% overall. That's not good cosindering it's been 60 years and god knows how many hundreds of billions. Every few years we hear about some new 'almost miracle' cure that will end it but it never pans out. However, it certainly keeps the money flowing in like the ocean. I have a friend who does corporate fundraising for cancer and makes over 100k a year doing it. Fact is, cancer is an industry, and a profitable one at that.


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