Jun 07, 2010 - 9:54 am
I was at the grocery store the other day and at the checkout I was asked if I would contribute to the Prostate Cancer drive. At another place it was for breast cancer. Then colon cancer. I'm headed for my next set of scans for followup of metastic RCC and it was like my last nerve had been mashed! I said "when other not-so-popular cancers get their day, I'm done contributing"! The poor woman who was checking me out didn't understand, I apologized to HER, but have to say that I spoke the truth! I'm a breast cancer survivor too but HEY! What about RCC? What about things like liver cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, esophageal cancer - and the list goes on! Is it because the outcomes for all of these is so iffy that they don't think the public wants to hear about them???? Where's the big research grants for RCC?? Or some of these other 'non-popular' cancers? Where are the big charitable organizers for these cancers? OK OK - I'm just ranting here but I have to say it really ticks me off! AND YES I'm not contributing another dime to any money raising cancer group until OURS gets a little face time too!!!