Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Big C: More and More?

Probably not. Probably, I'm just noticing more. But just in the last couple of days: actor Ron Silver, and hoops star Wayman Tisdale, and former Congressman Jack Kemp, and last night's voyeuristic "Farrah's Story," about Farrah Fawcett's challenge with an incurable cancer, just as my friend and neighbor gets a diagnosis of lymphoma and begins his treatment.

Is it becoming more pervasive? Is it just getting more attention? Or am I just noticing more?


tim's wife said...

I think it's all of thee above. And I can't help but think that our bodies are so bombarded with toxins that they cannot filter out
and cancer is a result of that in some cases. Just like allergies, asthma, auto-immune diseases, our immune systems were never meant to handle all these insults and they are now hyperactive. Add high stress levels to all that and you have one nasty cocktail.

Kathy from NJ said...

I think it's like when you buy a new car - all of a sudden you notice the same model all over the place. And people are more open nowadays - 30 years ago people kept their medical conditions private.