Aug 17, 2012 - 6:13 pm
At the time of Dx in 2006, I assembled a volume of information about the new topic in my life-Kidney Cancer and surviving. Recently, I was purging some of it, and refiling monographs and items to retain. I came across an article co-authored by my urologic/oncologist/surgical specialist when he was at UCLA, "CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians", Vol. 46, No.5 September/October 1996.
In it, there was a quote from a Swedish study, published as "Proceedings of the Eleventh Scandinavian Transplantation Meeting." Malmo, January 30-31,1981, etc.
The journal article went on:
And those of us on this board are living proof that the advances in testing machinery, interpretation of the tests, and surgical procedures have paid off. Not to mention the progress in drug testing and bringing those items to market. The current stats say one in four women will have breast cancer in their lifetimes. And most men will have prostate cancer at the time of death (even it was never symptomatic). Kind of makes you look around a crowded room and wonder who's sitting there with undiagnosed cancer.
So....to everyone out there, have a great weekend. Hope your weather is tolerable, especially if you are in a hot zone. Go hug someone you like or love and live to slay more dragons.
ps-we're celebrating #6 with Bridget-the Irish, Scots, English, Dutch, German, Polish, and ?? We're stubborn and independent, you know.