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I am destined to get cancer

Discussion in 'Everything/Nothing' started by Crazy Carl, May 2, 2004.

  1. Crazy Carl

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    It turns out that my great grandpa(grandpa's dad) had prostate cancer. My grandpa(dad's dad) had colon, and my dad has kidney cancer. It is inevitable that I will get stuck with something shitty like testicular cancer. Life blows.
     
  2. disturbed2

    disturbed2 <strong>Formerly disturbed2</strong>

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    Yea so get some head while you still have your nads. :D
     
  3. Madness

    Madness Once in a while.

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    You get the double entendre and get prostate and testicular cancer at the same time. Or hope it's recessive to you and hope it passes to your children.
     
  4. RaYmOnD

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    Look on the bright side. Thank god it's not a life threatning form of cancer and you will know very soon if you get it. So it can be treated quickly.
     
  5. tourettes

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    did they smoke? do you smoke?
     
  6. Caveman

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    Cancer runs in my family. My parents had it, and my all my grand parents had it. Odds are I will have it, but thank God they are all treatable.
     
  7. tourettes

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    get frequent check-ups. catch this stuff early.
     
  8. proton

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    I'd rather be destined for cancer through genes than mental illness. Atleast if you get cancer, there is a good chance your going to die. With mental ilness:

    My Father
    My Grandfathers sister (Fathers side)
    His wife, my Grand Mother (God rest her soul)
    My Mothers brother

    I get to look forward to drugs and shock treatment. Yeah!

    Actually, I do stongly believe we as a human race will have a handle on cancer somtime in the next 10 years. Dont worry chief. You'll be alright.
     
  9. Riley

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    so many of those can be beat with early detection. Because it seems to run in your family I would just make sure you get a complete physical every year. At least I know with breast cancer, if it runs in your family they tell you to go in for mamograms earlier that what the average population goes in for.
     
  10. JustinJJ

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    Ouch... that's rotten luck... get a sex change then u don't have to worry about testicular cancer... :eek:

    Seriously, though, medicinal technology is always improving, so if u do get cancer odds are improving that u will get cured! :D
     
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    cancer is inevitable in any respiring life form. It is down to how cells need to replace themselves, each time a cell divides there is a chance that the DNA is replicated incorrectly. Blood cells usually replace themselves every 3 months or so. Defective DNA in the first place only adds to the chances of a cancerous cell developing. 90% of men who reach 80 will have prostate cancer, the only way to avoid cancer is to keep your DNA in good condition, not an easy task.
     
  12. Star

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    I totally believe in the power of positive thinking. If you think negative, something bad happens, whereas thinking positive, good things happen. But if I felt like something was wrong in my body...I would positively get my ass to the doctor.
     
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    You can think as positively as you like, but my friend has cystic fibrosis, no amount of positive thinking will stop her from dying a premature death. She needs a heart and lung transplant ASAP or she will die, ive seen her gasping for breathe before- her lungs are fucked, positively think your way out of that one.
     
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      That's terrible, Oli. I'm so sorry for her. God bless her.

      I was speaking more in the terms of preventative medicine, Oli. People who worry all the time, dwell on things, hold grudges, are angry, etc., usually end up with some horrible sickness because they've spent their energies on negativity. A person who can cleanse themselves with their thoughts are usually healthier. Her case is very unfortunate and I pray for her.

      Didn't mean to make ya mad, bud.
       
    • Karly

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      That is very true-the mind is capable of many things & treating our bodies is one of them. Anger creates toxins & that can harm your body.
       
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      everyone in my family has died of cancer
       
    • Star

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      Yes, it sure does, Mami, my sweet friend! Thanks, I should have included that in my reply to Oli. I've done a lot of research on it. I've got high blood pressure, which is rampant in the Native American culture for some strange reason, and it helps me a lot to meditate and keep my mind open to positive thoughts and reactions. Besides that, no matter how much life can suck sometimes, you can always find something great to change your spirits!
       
    • Oli

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      There is a proven physical link between stress and blood pressure, people who worry about 'things' are more prone to heart attacks and so forth, but a healthy mind does not necessarily mean a healthy body.

      You didn't make me mad, shit happens and its ignorant to believe you can simply 'think' your way out of it.
       
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      I don't simply think I can think my way out of it but I do think it helps. Believe me, I head straight to the doctor's office if I think I need to. Even though I think those people are using us as guinea pigs. I still think they know more than I do about medicine.

      Hope your friend doesn't suffer, Oli. I took care of my father for thirteen years. He had Lou Gherigs disease and it was so devastating to watch him suffer. No one deserves to suffer. God rest his soul and your friends.
       
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      I fail to see how you can even attempt to compare a permanent genetic condition to a developing medical ailment. No matter how positive your mind is genetic conditions like CF will kill you, only advanced genetic therapy will stop it, which is unavailable at this point in time. Thinking positively is one thing, but visiting the doctor when your body is not functioning properly is common sense.

      That is sheer paranoia. Doctors learn from their patients, that is why a doctors work is referred to as 'practising'. But a 'guinea-pig' requires perquisite conditioning, so you can learn from the results.
       
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