wygit wrote:After my 6th round of chemo for Leukemia was looking like it had done the job, the Doc gave me the little speech about how
"You're not really cured, you're in remission."
I asked "But If I die from something else, without having relapsed, I guess you could say I was cured, eh?"
He kind of chuckled and said "Yes, I guess you could put it that way."
I said "Tomorrow, I'm going out and buying a motorcycle."
Richard. wrote:Ban all carcinogens. Now.
jpk wrote:kaidenshi wrote:Having survived cancer myself, this comic really hits home. It also made me realize just how lucky I was. Mine had progressed to the point of spreading throughout several areas in my body, and they were still able to get it all between the surgery and chemotherapy. That was 16 years ago, and while I'm not as healthy as I would like to be now that I'm in my mid 30s, I'm certainly glad to be alive!
You know, I'm glad you're alive too. Fuck cancer.
kaidenshi wrote:Something I forgot to add, for the guys here: It was testicular cancer, and I was YOUNG. 17, turning 18. Not to be grossly personal, but guys should check their junk on a regular basis.
charolastra wrote:Once again, Randall hits the nail on the head.
I'm starting my 6th month of chemo and have 3 more to go. At 23, 10 months of my life (8 months of chemo, plus the 2 leading up to chemo filled with lots of tears, uncertainty, and appointments with crazy things like fertility specialists) are gone. The next 5 years, by necessity, I will have to be a hypochondriac. After 5 years without relapse, Hodgkin's Lymphoma is considered cured.
But after October 7th - my last day of treatment - there is no real relief. Just waiting and trying to live your life to the fullest. .
tekNico wrote:A commenter said: "All you can do is seek treatment and hope." I do not agree. Many others focus on cell scanning and different cures. I like prevention more, so I took steps to improve my lifestyle. The one resource I found most promising, for health in general, is this book (I don't get commissions from Amazon, nor anything else): http://www.amazon.com/Anticancer-New-Way-Life/dp/0670021644/ .
jpk wrote:Richard. wrote:Ban all carcinogens. Now.
Okay, we'll start with the coal that's probably fuelling your computer right now - or the nuclear plant, maybe. And, let's see, the crap your computer is made of. And, um, the sun. Get to work on those, and I'll see if I can come up with a few more for you.
dp2 wrote:At risk of sounding cold or missing the point, I've lost plenty of people to things that weren't cancer, and that big cloud might as well say "LIFE" on it.
jpk wrote:Not to find fault or anything, but... if you see someone risking their health, you'll try to run them over? When you're the one driving a vehicle that's putting out more carcinogenic gack in one afternoon than they'll manage all month? And if someone's willing to take a slightly different risk to their health, for what seems a stupid reason to you (and to me, frankly) you'll sock them?
BabblingGorilla wrote:dp2 wrote:At risk of sounding cold or missing the point, I've lost plenty of people to things that weren't cancer, and that big cloud might as well say "LIFE" on it.
Yeah, you are missing the point. This is about CANCER. We (the collective we) are not stupid... death is an inevitability. Its at the end of everyone's timeline. But not everyone gets cancer and that is specifically what this comic is referencing. I apologize if I'm being rude but to try to dilute the message by bringing in the mundane is callous. Feel free to make your own comic and expound on every other obvious facet of life but leave this one alone to the people to whom cancer has insinuated itself.
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