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Interesting documentary comparing treatment on the NHS with alternative treatments.

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My family's been affected by cancer so I am looking into it and wish all the best to those who have been affected by it or might be going through it.

The statistics suggest that around 1 in 2 people will have cancer in the next 20 - 30 years which is shocking if true.

 


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Originally posted by sitdownstandup

Interesting documentary comparing treatment on the NHS with alternative treatments.

[Link]

My family's been affected by cancer so I am looking into it and wish all the best to those who have been affected by it or might be going through it.

The statistics suggest that around 1 in 2 people will have cancer in the next 20 - 30 years which is shocking if true.

It's far more dangerous to the boomers than covid....but we haven't destroyed the economy combating it, never even tried. The research depends upon charity donations across the western world.

How very very strange....or not.

Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Jun 2021 4.48pm)

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 10 Jun 21 5.17pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

It's far more dangerous to the boomers than covid....but we haven't destroyed the economy combating it, never even tried. The research depends upon charity donations across the western world.

How very very strange....or not.

Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Jun 2021 4.48pm)

I always find it puzzling that despite the public appetite for conspiracy and scandal, the thousands of nuclear bombs that humanity exploded in the '50s,'60s and '70s hardly ever get a mention. They must account for millions of cancer cases.
I guess it's just too much for people to get their heads around or maybe they just don't know.

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I always find it puzzling that despite the public appetite for conspiracy and scandal, the thousands of nuclear bombs that humanity exploded in the '50s,'60s and '70s hardly ever get a mention. They must account for millions of cancer cases.
I guess it's just too much for people to get their heads around or maybe they just don't know.

I have a vague impression that governments paid out compensation over those tests....no doubt not enough.

I have little doubt what was done was extremely reckless and that it's affected families even now.

 


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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

It's far more dangerous to the boomers than covid....but we haven't destroyed the economy combating it, never even tried. The research depends upon charity donations across the western world.

How very very strange....or not.

Edited by Stirlingsays (10 Jun 2021 4.48pm)

Itís almost like cancer isnít contagious.

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 10 Jun 21 6.28pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Itís almost like cancer isnít contagious.

Why does whether it's contagious or not matter?

Surely what matters is how many people it kills. I would have thought that this was the metric that matters when you decide how much to spend on something.

 


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Firstly sitdownstandup, sympathies to you and your family if you've been touched by cancer. Unfortunately the word itself seems to scare people more than the illness itself. The worst is when young folk are affected, then it's really hard.

I scanned through the film. Didn't watch it all, but got the drift. Personally I don't buy it. In my experience treatments for cancer are improving all the time.

Won't bore you with the all the gory details, suffice to say I was diagnosed with two cancers in 2013. One, Prostate, was treatable; the other Myeloma is basically incurable. At the time my Consultant told me the prognosis was that I'd maybe have another 3 or 4 years. After loads of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and 2 dreadful stem cell transplants, I'm still around.

The diagnosis of and treatment for Prostate C has improved drastically in just the eight years since I first knew about mine. The antibody drugs they use for Myeloma are light years ahead of where things were. They started me with Thalidomide. Didn't touch it.

So, like I say, I don't go along with the fact that money is being wasted trying to find treatments. It isnít. The medics and scientists in this country are amazing. You only have to look at how quickly they were able to find acceptable vaccines for Covid.

So, for what it's worth all I'd say to you is, have faith in the doctors who are involved with your family. They will find the most acceptable way to deal with what you're all going through.

All the best.

 


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