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Dispelling the myths : Comments

By Kay Stroud, published 4/2/2013

Cancer is not just a health issue but has wide-reaching social, economic, development, and human rights implications.

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"Only when I realized my own magnificence, my own perfection, my own self worth as a beautiful child of the universe, was I able to let go of fear and embrace life with all its uncertainties, ambiguities, joys, sorrows, and challenges"

Golly, gosh.

On that basis no politician has or will experience cancer.

Nor any Kardashian.
Posted by WmTrevor, Monday, 4 February 2013 8:21:02 AM
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...OR: Cancer = the death of forever!
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 4 February 2013 8:39:12 AM
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Does wishing real hard and throwing a penny into a fount work as well.Or is only if you pray to the christ-stain god you gt better.
Posted by Kenny, Monday, 4 February 2013 2:49:13 PM
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Sorry, but I work with Cancer patients everyday, and I can assure you no amount of positive thinking is going to make the slightest difference. Over the last thirty years I have seen great advances in research in the treatment of cancer, but I have also seen innumerable doctors who cannot accept the limits of what can be done leaving patients to die in agony after pointless futile treatments.

The "Christian Science" doctrine, boils down to, your illness is your fault because you did not believe enough. This is mythical thinking, and while I love the ancient myths of the Northmen their world has passed.

I live in the real world, and while I have seen miracles, they are extraordinary because of their rarity.
Posted by Jon R, Monday, 4 February 2013 4:14:53 PM
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Nice book advert.

And to unbelievers - are we doomed to die due to "God-force" deficiency? Or should we buy the book advertised to save our Godless lives?

Where should we send the $$$. Oh yes the book advert is hotlinked to America's Amazon.com...
Posted by plantagenet, Monday, 4 February 2013 4:26:13 PM
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What I cannot understand is where human rights fit into the scenario:

"Cancer is not just a health issue but has wide-reaching social, economic, development, and human rights implications."

Nothing in the article gives any clues.

Nothing on the World Cancer Day site tells us anything about the human rights implications either, despite the fact that it was their sentence to begin with.

So what can they possibly be thinking? That it is somehow a "human right" to be cancer-free?

Or perhaps it is just a sign of the times in which we live. Everything under the sun must have a "human rights" label attached to it, to provide it with some level of pseudo-gravitas.

No matter how serious the issue may be, it can always be cheapened with the addition of a "human rights" angle.
Posted by Pericles, Monday, 4 February 2013 7:11:55 PM
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