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one can (never) cure cancer?
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Agreed, 'cancer' will probably not be 'beaten', since it is not really just one thing. However we are likely to become better every year at beating back particular cancers, sometimes to the point that people are actually cured and/or live long enough to die of something else entirely.

As it happens I know some people who, if they'd contracted the same kind of cancer a decade ago would have been dead within a matter of weeks or months but instead have been alive (if not entirely well) and loving and thinking and even working and travelling for time now measured in years. It may even be that they will live long enough to see even more effective treatments. One can always hope.

In the bigger picture, we now talk so much about cancer because other causes of mortality have diminished enough to bring it to the fore as a major cause of death. Behind those many kinds of 'rebel cell' problems that we call cancer there will, if we ever solve the bulk of them, be something else. Then we will quite rightly talk and worry about whatever that something else is instead along with the few recalcitrant kinds of cancer, if we are fortunate enough to live to see such times.
Stephen
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one can (never) cure cancer? - by chris0033547 - 11-25-2014, 12:48 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-25-2014, 03:26 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-19-2015, 09:01 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-19-2015, 10:37 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-26-2014, 07:06 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Matterplay1 - 11-26-2014, 02:55 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by iancampbell - 11-27-2014, 06:44 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 11-28-2014, 08:57 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by iancampbell - 11-28-2014, 09:59 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 12-24-2014, 08:31 PM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-04-2015, 01:07 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by Rynn - 01-28-2015, 03:21 AM
RE: one can (never) cure cancer? - by QhpA - 06-13-2024, 11:40 PM

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