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Jess

Member Since 22 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2017 10:22 AM

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In Topic: Tell me something good that happened to you today.

13 December 2017 - 02:50 PM

I got an ultrasound scheduled that I've been working on getting scheduled since -literally- May and 4 medical professionals later.


In Topic: Unpopular Opinions

13 December 2017 - 08:50 AM

You are thinking of prostate cancer in men. As a man, if you live long enough, you will get prostate cancer. however, having said that, it is still the number 3 cancer killer in men. Also, I think you are confusing the terms "Cancer" and "Tumor." Maybe a majority of woman of thyroid tumors, but the majority dont have cancer. 

 

 

Pacreatic cancer blows. Sorry man. One of the reasons it is so bad is that by the time any symptoms present, it is (usually) so late in the stage of cancer that palliative care is the only feasible option. I think that oncology is a field that is actually somewhat dishonest, putting some patients through horrendous treatments that cost sometimes 100,000s of dollars and only add weeks (if that) to life. It is a field of medicine I am not particularly proud of. 


still confused by this though

I think you're right about prostate cancer. I know I'm thinking about thyroid cancer and nodules though. The majority of people HAD thyroid cancer, but like I said earlier, they reclassified the type of nodule with cancerous cells in it to a non-cancer diagnosis because of how slow growing it was. 


I can't for anything find the link with study I saw that on though, because I was researching something else entirely when I came across it.


In Topic: Unpopular Opinions

09 December 2017 - 05:40 PM

In what sense, if you don't mind explaining? Genuinely interested!

Sorry to butt in, but I was googling and I've read a lot of stuff that says the majority of men have testicular cancer in autopsies and the majority of women have thyroid cancer and the upward spike in both of those might be from a trend of overdiagnoses and a technological evolution and not from an actual upward trend in those types of cancers. They actually reclassified a type of thyroid nodule from cancerous to non-cancerous here in the US because the protocol was to have the entire thyroid removed, even though the chances of having the cancer spread beyond that nodule in the person's lifetime was less than .5%. I thought that was fascinating af and I read a similar article about a type of cancerous ovarian nodule. 

 

THANKS FOR LISTENING TO MY IRRELEVANT INPUT 


In Topic: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

23 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

This game is amazing and I love it


In Topic: Coming back...again

08 November 2017 - 07:17 AM

There's a newbie scavenger hunt that can help you make your intro.