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This is for a project, and I would like as much opinions as I can get.
Please state your occupation, opinion and personal experience please when you answer.

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That it's a good thing
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It's great that its no longer the absolute death sentence it was decades ago and it's great it has so much awareness but it would be nice if other conditions and ailments could get a look in. It's always cancer cancer cancer, other charities and sicknesses exist
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Occupation: biochemist currently doing PhD related to oncology

Opinion: the molecular mechanisms that cause cancer are complex, making them an absolute ball ache to study. Which is why despite considerable spending on cancer research, progress has been slow. That said, we have still made a lot of progress, which can be seen in the falling cancer mortality statistics.

Personal experience: My Dad was diagnosed with cancer last summer. He is now in complete remission.
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Look into the keto diet
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Proprietary science is a barrier to progress.
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I had friends and family who have had cancer.
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This is for a project, and I would like as much opinions as I can get.
Please state your occupation, opinion and personal experience please when you answer.

I appreciate it loads, even if your understanding is vague it will help a lot 😭💕
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It's great that its no longer the absolute death sentence it was decades ago and it's great it has so much awareness but it would be nice if other conditions and ailments could get a look in. It's always cancer cancer cancer, other charities and sicknesses exist
I agree in a way about cancer I had a relative who died at sixteen-year-old of heart disease a lot of people are not aware of heart disease in young people and children.
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I had friends and family who have had cancer.




I agree in a way about cancer I had a relative who died at sixteen-year-old of heart disease a lot of people are not aware of heart disease in young people and children.
Yeh exactly, people seem to think stuff like that is exclusively for old people. Even within cancer there is a lot of them that dont get attention, breast cancer and stuff is heavily covered compared to like prostrate cancer
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(Original post by Manixoo)
This is for a project, and I would like as much opinions as I can get.
Please state your occupation, opinion and personal experience please when you answer.

I appreciate it loads, even if your understanding is vague it will help a lot 😭💕
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I don't know a lot about cancer but it does seem to get a lot of covered my cousin just has just recovered for testicle cancer which has a high rate of recovery.
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Yeh exactly, people seem to think stuff like that is exclusively for old people. Even within cancer there is a lot of them that dont get attention, breast cancer and stuff is heavily covered compared to like prostrate cancer
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I agree in a way about cancer I had a relative who died at sixteen-year-old of heart disease a lot of people are not aware of heart disease in young people and children.
The BHF’s current advertising campaign heavily features a child who has had surgery for congenital heart disease, so they’re trying to raise awareness.
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I don't know a lot about cancer but it does seem to get a lot of covered my cousin just has just recovered for testicle cancer which has a high rate of recovery.
Glad your cousin recovered :hugs:
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Heart disease scares me in the young because so many people don't know about it. One example almost every year a person under 40 dies of a heart attack doing the London Fun Run.
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The BHF’s current advertising campaign heavily features a child who has had surgery for congenital heart disease, so they’re trying to raise awareness.
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Heart disease scares me in the young because so many people don't know about it. One example almost every year a person under 40 dies of a heart attack doing the London Fun Run.
They don’t usually die from heart attacks, they suffer cardiac arrests (due to a number of causes) which are a different thing.

There is work being done out there though.

There are young people out there with undiagnosed heart disease, be that some forms of congenital heart disease, or people with funny arrhythmogenic conditions like WPW, there are screening programmes out there ran by charities such as the BHF and CRY (cardiac risk in the young), more people have approached these charities following some high profile incidents where sportspeople have suffered cardiac arrests. Cardiac screening is also becoming much more common in sports clubs and not only in professional ones.
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Occupation: biochemist currently doing PhD related to oncology

Opinion: the molecular mechanisms that cause cancer are complex, making them an absolute ball ache to study. Which is why despite considerable spending on cancer research, progress has been slow.
Slow?! Cancer?! You mean arguably the quickest evolving area of medicine?!

Heard of herceptin? Heard of immunotherapy? Heard of stereotactic radiosurgery? Heard of tyrosine kinase inhibitors? Cancer treatments are advancing rapidly! That's partially why it attracts so much funding (like your PhD funding ) - because its got a proven track record of producing results. The same definitely cannot be said of other areas of medicine.
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Yeh exactly, people seem to think stuff like that is exclusively for old people. Even within cancer there is a lot of them that dont get attention, breast cancer and stuff is heavily covered compared to like prostrate cancer
Well that's largely because breast cancer kills lots of young mothers and prostate cancer, by and large, kills 80 year old men. Breast cancer is also by and large curable at the time it is picked up, whereas most prostate cancer is not. And chronic conditions never get as much attention as curable ones!
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Slow?! Cancer?! You mean arguably the quickest evolving area of medicine?!

Heard of herceptin? Heard of immunotherapy? Heard of stereotactic radiosurgery? Heard of tyrosine kinase inhibitors? Cancer treatments are advancing rapidly! That's partially why it attracts so much funding (like your PhD funding ) - because its got a proven track record of producing results. The same definitely cannot be said of other areas of medicine.

Well that's largely because breast cancer kills lots of young mothers and prostate cancer, by and large, kills 80 year old men. Breast cancer is also by and large curable at the time it is picked up, whereas most prostate cancer is not. And chronic conditions never get as much attention as curable ones!
It was just an example. There's loads of cancers breast cancer is just one of them.
Obviously, there is more money to be made from curable conditions but it would still be nice if there were EDS adverts or fibromyalgia adverts when you switch the TV on instead of constantly Marie curie and race for Life.
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Well that's largely because breast cancer kills lots of young mothers and prostate cancer, by and large, kills 80 year old men. Breast cancer is also by and large curable at the time it is picked up, whereas most prostate cancer is not. And chronic conditions never get as much attention as curable ones!
Rubbish. Total Biscuit died of bum cancer and he was only 35.
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I was diagnosed with cancer in 2002. I was offered a trial type of very severe chemotherapy. But here I am now with two grown up sons, posting on TSR. Well done, Trotsky, for your fine work in this field.
(Original post by Trotsky's Iceaxe)
Occupation: biochemist currently doing PhD related to oncology

Opinion: the molecular mechanisms that cause cancer are complex, making them an absolute ball ache to study. Which is why despite considerable spending on cancer research, progress has been slow. That said, we have still made a lot of progress, which can be seen in the falling cancer mortality statistics.

Personal experience: My Dad was diagnosed with cancer last summer. He is now in complete remission.
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Rubbish. Total Biscuit died of bum cancer and he was only 35.
Kind of afraid to ask what you think the prostate is...
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Kind of afraid to ask what you think the prostate is...
It doesn't matter what it is large amounts of people are dying early because of this but the state is only focusing on certain cancers and that is wrong.
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