Let's talk about cancer... - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

Let's talk about cancer...

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 20, 2005 3:48 pm

Good to see you are back and healthy again
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
acsguitar
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Graphics Expert
Posts: 26722
Joined: 7 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Back in General Talk WOOO!!!

Postby Madison » Fri May 20, 2005 4:31 pm

Lost several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins to it. Most of them lived to a ripe old age before being taken down by it though.

Glad to hear that all is improving for you and best wishes! ;-D
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby slomo007 » Fri May 20, 2005 4:41 pm

Thanks for posting this warrick. I honestly hope you enjoy the rest of your life and live cancer free.

My mom had breast cancer, she survived but went through hell. She's perfectly fine now, thank God, but it was a difficult time on all of us - but especially her.

Very glad to hear everything is OK with you, and I guess all I can really say is that the rest of us are lucky we don't have to experience what you did.
slomo007
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicEagle Eye
Posts: 11960
Joined: 31 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby The Punisher » Fri May 20, 2005 5:12 pm

My mom's best friend from high school has cancer and she really isn't doing that well, she has breast cancer and she has begun to get tumors and seizures and its been really bad for her. I don't know her as well but I'm hoping she pulls through.

By the way warrick, glad to hear that your better and congrats ;-D
Image
Screw the Peavy and Burnett Watches, I'm probably one of the laziest people in the world
The Punisher
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1360
Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Fighting the Sith with Star Wars Kid

Postby Nomar4prez » Fri May 20, 2005 5:36 pm

warrick95 wrote:
BigMusky wrote:Cancer is a caused from mankinds manipulation of the enviroment. All the water treatment, air condition, processed foods, hygen products...etc put unnatural things into are body. If you happen to work in an industrial enviroment or live near one then consider yourself worse off. Car exhaust is another. This stuff all adds up.


Basically. Unfortunately, I only think it'll continue getting worse as our technology increasingly improves. The number of cancer cases and other health problems have only went up and not down as the years have gone by. Hygiene may be better than in the past, but chronic medical conditions has gone up. Unfortunately, this is the only way most of us know how to live (I'm guilty myself). It's not like most people will think whether or not the environment is getting screwed up when they use products that are glamorously being advertised all around. I guess it gets to whether you're lucky or not. I lived in New Jersey and New York City for most of my life, so I suppose the lack of a good environment in those areas could've played a part.

Shortsightedness is a major problem. There's no way that the Earth and the people on it are going to last really long at this pace.


Is it really true that cancer cases have gone up as the years have gone by, or could there have there been alot of misdiagnosis in the past? I've always wondered that.

My grandmother had 6 sisters, 5 of them have died of some sort of cancer.

My dad's mother died of colon cancer when I was 5(I'm 20 now). From what I hear, she was wonderful women, and I'm so mad I don't have any memories of her.

A family friend got cancer in her knee, and had to get her entire knee removed. She went to the docter when she first started having problems and the docter said it was nothing. They found a growth on her knee. She really wanted to get it removed just be sure, but he said that wasn't necassary since it was most likely not cancerous. Well, it was cancerous, and when he tried to remove it, he botched up her knee, and still didn't get the entire growth removed. She's suing, and this is one of the few times I agree this docter needs to be severely punished.

Luckliy, my family history isn't too bad with cancer. The one thing I really have to watch out for is heart disease.
[url]http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/stats/player.php?id=453973[/url]
Going to huge someday.
Nomar4prez
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2198
Joined: 25 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Red Sox Nation

Postby JTWood » Fri May 20, 2005 6:52 pm

Glad to hear that you're better!

My father had skin cancer (malignant melinoma, if I spelled it right) a few years ago. The doctors thought it was probably caused by a severe sunburn he received 30-years prior when he got lost in the desert with his military unit. They were able to remove the lymph nodes before it spread too far, so he was very lucky in that respect.

As for carcinogens, I agree that mankind has significantly contributed to their existence, but don't forget that they can occur naturally, too. For instance, don't think that all that stuff volcanoes emit is going to make you healthy, wealthy, and wise. Also, sun rays aren't exactly the most healthy things in the universe.

For those that would argue that the human evidence is in the "fact" that cancer is occuring that ever-increasing rates, just note that until recently most people didn't even live long enough for cancer to show itself. They usually died of other causes long before cancer could have had the chance to show itself.
Image
JTWood
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 11508
Joined: 22 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Unincorporated Heaven

Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 20, 2005 11:07 pm

God bless. I lost a cousin to cancer at the young age of 15. :,-(
Image
Lofunzo
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerEagle EyeHockey ModPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 23698
(Past Year: 11)
Joined: 9 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Central Jersey

Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri May 20, 2005 11:59 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:Is it really true that cancer cases have gone up as the years have gone by, or could there have there been alot of misdiagnosis in the past? I've always wondered that.

I've often wondered that myself. I think that's the case with most other diseases too probably. :-?

JTWood wrote:For those that would argue that the human evidence is in the "fact" that cancer is occuring that ever-increasing rates, just note that until recently most people didn't even live long enough for cancer to show itself. They usually died of other causes long before cancer could have had the chance to show itself.

While I completely agree that advnaces in science have allowed us to live longer so that we must deal with things like cancer, I think it has been shown that some types of cancer are undeniably increased by human activity.

As for me, I feel I'm extremely lucky. I don't know of any immediate family members who have had cancer, let alone die from it.
Image
Member #4 of the Inaugural Yadier Molina Fan Club!!!
SaintsOfTheDiamond
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe Ranker
Posts: 6480
Joined: 6 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Swiping second

Postby raiders_umpire » Sat May 21, 2005 12:01 am

I had a skin cancer about 4 or 5 years ago. The doctors had to cut it out 3 times to make sure they got it all, and luckily they did as I have had no more problems since then. My grandaddy had lung cancer as well. He had lung cancer in the early 80's to have it removed, and the doctors gave him 2 months to live after the surgery, as the cancer was more then they had originally thought. But luckily my grandaddy lived 13 more years on top of those 2 months and thankfully for me and my family the 13 years were well lived ones as well.
Image
raiders_umpire
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 27781
Joined: 14 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: You will be missed, Robert Smeraldo.

Postby Kingctb27 » Sat May 21, 2005 2:01 am

My Grandma had Breast Cancer about 8 years ago and got that taken care of. She recently was diagnosed with cancer in her back just a year ago. She is currently in remission and doing very well. Really don't know what I would do without her. :-)
Kingctb27
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle EyeLucky Ladders Champion
Posts: 7189
Joined: 11 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Golfing

PreviousNext

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Oct. 1
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

San Francisco at Pittsburgh
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact