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Member Since 17 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2017 11:17 PM

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In Topic: Unpopular Opinions

12 December 2017 - 10:58 PM

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. 



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. 



I can see that. My grandfather was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Treatments would not have helped him (not only was he very old, but it was late-stage when it was discovered) so we all chose to let it progress naturally and provide palliative non-curative care. It was hard enough seeing the toll the cancer was taking on him, I can't imagine what would have happened if they tried chemotherapy or other types of treatment to cure him.

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. 

Cancer is good for you.

still confused by this though

In Topic: October/November: Private Applications Open

06 December 2017 - 10:05 PM

Just remember, no spam please.  :funone:

But what else will we eat with our ham and jam-a-lot?


06 December 2017 - 10:00 PM

Through the wilting grapevine, I was informed I may have made a Codexian quit. My actual confession: I'm not surprised because anyone would be angry if what they knew to be true and unfavorable was flung at them.

Was the user half the forum? That explains things...

In Topic: What are you reading?

03 December 2017 - 12:28 PM

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. It is fantastic.

In Topic: Unpopular Opinions

18 November 2017 - 11:42 PM

I hate bacon. >_>

Fucking deviant