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I always knew how bad cancer is, but I only just now found out how damn common it is.

Apparently, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women get diagnosed in their lifetimes? That sounds like an impossible number, but apparently it's real somehow. Yikes.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
Yep. But there is a wide variety of cancers, the mortality rates vary widely, and there are an increasing number of treatment modalities for a lot of them if caught soon enough. Early intervention is the most important factor, which means better access to health care systems more focused on screening and prevention. Good luck with that in the U.S., without universal access to health care and a cottage industry of health care providers focused on how to get as much money as they can out of a piece-meal, fee-for-service system focused on increasing the volume of services you can mark up huge profit margins on.
Wiseacre · F
If ppl ate healthy, exercised more, and managed stress better than overeating, smoking, and drinking, I bet there would be a lot less cancer.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@dancingtongue I live in the country that after 20 years of Berlusconi managed to elect his coalition once again and her ex-minister as PM lol, we're pretty doomed here
Wiseacre · F
Doesn’t discount what I originally said...u do the best u can and hope for good results.@Elessar
purpleandgold · 56-60, M
@Wiseacre True, no doubt. I know you would be a lot healthier, that's for sure.
caPnNathanael · 26-30, M
Those are some scary statistics... so, either you or I will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes
BlueVeins · 22-25
@deadteddy This shit

https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2017/03/why-is-cancer-more-common-in-men

 
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