Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hijacked by Cancer

Yep, today's intended blog has been hijacked by cancer. Some people will come up with a four-letter word if you ask them what the 'c' word is. But, there's a word nastier, dirtier, and certainly more debilitating and it is a six letter word - CANCER. No. Not me. Not Doc H, but someone very near and dear to our hearts. 


Chemotherapy, the art of poisoning someone by killing as many cells in their body without crossing the line and killing the person, seems very barbaric to me. Aren't we beyond that? Just the other day I saw this article reporting a possible new way to deliver chemo to patients in a manner which would only kill cancer cells, not healthy cells. Here's the kicker....the brainiac behind this discovery? A high school student. A girl. 


Come on you people wearing white coats in cancer research labs all over the world. Let's get this show over with already! I have faith in you!


I've seen how the FDA can be. Hopefully, they will expedite the process and start a trial using polymers in humans. The mice in her lab are looking great! 


In the meantime, we will do what we can. Doc H will try to facilitate things at the hospital for them to give them some peace of mind and I will have to resort to sending words of support via snail mail, phone calls, start cooking and freezing meals for them, and praying...praying a lot. 


Medicine don't fail us now. We have sacrificed for you. Show us some gratitude here. I hate it when you come back and bite us in the butt. 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your friend/family with cancer. I agree we should be farther down the road than we are when it comes to a cure. I sometimes think that medical school ruins a persons ability to think outside of the box. They get so focused on what they are learning that the questioning and exploring of ideas seem to be thwarted. I know the answer is out there some where.

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