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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 17:08
by ssorllih
The alternative is not attractive by any means. her medical oncologist acknowledged yesterday that they are overwhelmed with cancer cases because people are living longer. He said we used to have a heart attach and die. People don't die from heart attacks any more, they get a stent or a bypass and go on living until they get cancer.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 18:18
by Butterbean
I'm confused. Is it that the nitrites in our food is making us live longer or is it that the nitrites in our food is giving us cancer?

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 18:29
by ssorllih
The short answer is yes. ;-) Doctor said 1 out of 3 women over age 80 will get breast cancer. That doesn't include the ones that had it before they reached that age.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 20:48
by Chuckwagon
So, will she let me teach her how to play poker? :roll: Please give her our very best and kindest wishes. Tell her everyone at WD is thinking about her and we're in her support! :wink:

Best Wishes,

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 21:06
by Butterbean
My son is in med school and has helped with some research at the Mayo Clinic and he has told me of some fascinating things they are working on for cancer. One of the things that really shows promise is a virus type thingy that they make inside the person so its unique to the individual and their cancer. Its a ways from being released but the tests are showing lots of promise.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 01:37
by ssorllih
CW, Nancy says that she doesn't gamble and with her face playing poker would never work. She enjoys knowing that so many people care about her.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 01:42
by ssorllih
BB the research being done on cancer is covering the entire spectrum of cellular biology. They just had an eye opener at Hopkins. They had a new supply of mice delivered and they injected them to induce cancer and none of them developed cancer! So they investigated the history of the mice and learned that they had been treated for a common parasite. The side effect of this treatment seems to inhibit the development of lung cancer in mice.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 01:44
by Butterbean
That's amazing. Its little pieces like this that will put the puzzle together for sure.