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Postby RJ Shep on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:18 am

Saw the Doc today and...<P>I DON'T HAVE CANCER!!!!!!!!!!<P>FREE (virtual) GUINNESS FOR ALL!!!!!!!!
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Postby Ursine on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:21 am

Most excellent. I'll have a shot of that, and hope all of my future scans are No Sign Of Gotchas as well.
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Postby nzero on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:23 am

w00t?
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Postby DragonFlare on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:29 am

Good stuff,glady to hear you dont' have it. I know how hard cancer can be on people.. my mother has it, my 2 aunts and my grandma died of it. Currently I run a cancer research project at <A HREF="http://www.ud.com" TARGET=_blank>www.ud.com</A> , I have my own team at ud.planetjumpgate.net. Check it out if your intrested.<P>Thanks
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Postby RJ Shep on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:33 am

My Uncle died 2 years ago from Prostate cancer, and last week I started showing symptoms (gory details omitted)...
Happily, it's just a mild infection <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
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Postby Strangeone on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:35 am

The closest I've been to cancer was that my family had two dogs die of it. The first one was put down to end her misery, but we didn't have any idea that the other had it until the vet performed an autopsy after she died.<P>But I don't want to a downer. It's great to hear you're healthy, RJ. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
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Postby WarpZone on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:37 am

That's great! Glad ya don't. My grandmother had it on her face. But they cut it out so she is fine.
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Postby IAMCANADIAN on Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:37 am

Thats good to hear! My aunt died of cancer not too long ago, and another of my aunts just found out she has stomach cancer.
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Postby RJ Shep on Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:17 am

Thanks, everyone!<P>I had NO IDEA this disease was so common, tho. My profound sympathies to those who have suffered and lost loved one.
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Postby hem on Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:38 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RJ Shep:
<B>Thanks, everyone!<P>I had NO IDEA this disease was so common, tho. My profound sympathies to those who have suffered and lost loved one.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
Virtual hug from someone whose father is currently undergoing chemotherapy after a (hopefully) successful cancer operation.<P>That said, sorry if this sounds rude, but go out and celebrate this with friends in real life, not here in the forum. :-)
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Postby hem on Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:51 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RJ Shep:
<B>I had NO IDEA this disease was so common, tho. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oh, and btw, there are many many variants of cancer and it is the #1 disease in developed nations.<P>Basically, during the course of an average life, everybody will get cancer one way or the other, be it harmless or, well, not.
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Postby Stig Hemmer on Tue Aug 21, 2001 2:35 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hem:
<B>Basically, during the course of an average life, everybody will get cancer one way or the other, be it harmless or, well, not.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Scary thought. Still, cancer medicide is getting better for every year that passes... I think most of us will get cured of our cancers-to-be.<P>I've heard a lot of explainations for why cancer is becoming more and more common. The most common explainations are pollution and the modern lifestyle(Beer, Burger and Baywatch)<P>While this may have something to say, I think the most important reason is much simpler: Everybody who dies, dies from something, this means that if you add up all the percentages, you should end up with 100%.<P>So, when you reduce the percentage of people who dies from smallpox, pnemonia, etc, the other percentages must go up to make the sum constant.<P>In other words: Cancer is going up because other fields of medicide are doing well. <P>Soon they will make major progress with cancer and we will be left with heart problems as the <I>really</I> big killer left unconquered.<P>When that is solved... who knows? I sure don't.<P>Eventually, the only known cause of death will be "not getting to the hospital in time". (Or can't afford it <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"> ) It will be some years down the road, but we will get there.<P>------------------
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Postby Fool on Tue Aug 21, 2001 4:29 am

Um...<P>What about those of us who <I>are</I> Cancer?
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Postby Friggin' Cornflakes on Tue Aug 21, 2001 4:52 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fool:
<B>Um...<P>What about those of us who <I>are</I> Cancer?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>He has a point there. Glad I'm an Aries.<P>But seriously, I feel I should mention that my dad has had Hodgekin's twice (and it went away both times, Hodgekins has a 90% survival rate), and one of my uncles has had testicular cancer, he's now married and has two daughters since then, and lastly my grandfather has or had melenoma (however it's spelled <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> ) and he has not been seriouly disabled by it. <P>Congrats on the good news, & good luck to ya on all your future screenings. I know how those can be, not being allowed to eat certain foods before and all.
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Postby Fragged One on Tue Aug 21, 2001 5:39 am

Congrats from someone who's mother was not as fortunate!<P>(ick, gotta end this on a happy note...)<P>Puppies for everyone!
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Postby hem on Tue Aug 21, 2001 6:19 am

Ok, so this is usually Bo Lindbergh's job (master of every web comic online, it seems), but here I go:
<A HREF="http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/luann/html/cancer.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/luann/html/cancer.html</A> <P>Very well put, I must say. I guess I'll print that out for my dad.
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Postby K A H on Tue Aug 21, 2001 6:40 am

My younger brother is entering his fourth and final year as a pre-med student at Emory University in Atlanta, and for the past summer he's been an intern for a group of scientists who are researching a drug called, I think, Taxol, that may lead to something approaching a cure for cancer. I knew before that the research in which he was playing a small part was significant and may well save hundreds, thousands of lives, but reading this thread has certainly brought it home.<P>Just in case anyone is interested.<P>K.A.H.
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Postby K A H on Tue Aug 21, 2001 11:55 am

Congratulations, RJ Shep! Much like everyone else who has responded to this thread, I've had relatives who have died of cancer (most recently my grandmother), so I'll join in the expression of relief that you don't even have to worry about enduring the disease at all!<P>K.A.H.
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