Dating a testicular cancer survivor
There are always eyebrow-raising things people say to those with cancer and/or their families.
Maybe not everyone would find each of the comments listed below to be offensive but they’ve been submitted by readers as ones they wish they hadn’t heard.
This way, I don’t need to disrupt the ‘story’ with constant definitions.
(Yes, I realize this is sort of cheating on my 1,000 word promise.) Cancer – a collection of cells in our bodies that grow at roughly normal speeds, but that do not respond appropriately to cell signaling.
One night, as I alluded to in this post, Tim and I were having dinner and the topic of cancer came up.
Personally and professionally I have a great interest in cancer, so when Tim asked if I could write something about cancer that was: (i) interesting to a broad audience, (ii) not technically over the top, (iii) not my typical 5,000 word dissertation, (iv) yet nuanced enough for his readers, I agreed to give it a shot, in about 1,000 words.
Compounds of both short- and long-term toxicological significance are found in workplaces, air emissions, and water effluent.
In this paper we evaluate the body of published literature on cancer associated with working in pulp and paper mills as well as in surrounding communities.
In an effort to do this efficiently, I’ll list concepts here, such that folks can skip them if they want to, or refer back as necessary.In other words, while a collection of ‘normal’ cells will grow and stop growing in response to appropriate messages from hormones and signals, cancer cells have lost this property.Contrary to popular misconception, cancers cells do not grow especially fast relative to non-cancer cells.Not all cancers kill and some have survival rates of more than 90 per cent.
The way cancer causes death varies according to what type it is.
Of the three studies they have published to date, one involved a well-established carcinogen (asbestos) and another involved a mixture containing probable carcinogens (volatile organochlorines).