An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

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  1. NotMyBro

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    http://www.npr.org/2014/08/21/34201...er-new-research-suggests-cancer-cant-be-cured

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    They say if they cure cancer or have and release its cure, the worlds population will explode like no tomorrow and cause so many problems. Millions and millions of jobs in medical care and med fields lost all over the world. Earth's resources will be pushed to it's limits. So will police states and living resources. It will get nuts with the worlds leading population control ended. Such a shitty, dreadful, heartbreaking disease with so many factors around it, it seems.

    They say about 100 billion in aid and donations so far in that article. Damn, I will say that spreads out to be a lot of money many people receive every year looking for the cure.
     
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    Not according to Ebony&Ivory, those two douchebags allegedly cured cancer together with lots of Mayo,secrecy and ISDN lines......
     
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    I'd much prefer some faggy ice water challenge for cancer research rather than als. Let's start at the Warburg hypothesis and go from there. Fuck this ALS shit.
     
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    cancer isn't one thing. There are many influences, including chemicals and radiation that can cause a cell to mutate, then replicate. It's safe to say that over the last 100 years we have introduced so many non-naturally occurring chemicals into our environment that cancer is here to stay. Some of it isn't our fault- the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers is radon gas, which has been on the planet for 4 billion years.
     
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    I thought Eddie Van Halen cured cancer a few years back?
     
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    Eddies guitar on this song is good. take a listen :beer:

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  8. NotMyBro

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    Correct. Cancer is not a single disease but a general name given to a breakdown of genetic mechanism of the cell. Something happens to DNA and things go haywire. And each cancer has a different way.

    I think there's hope however… some mole rats and sharks don't get cancers!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalax#Resistance_to_cancer
     
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  9. BethSucks

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    Apparently cancer is already cured if you are the fat, narcissistic, pandering sidekick to a barely closeted queen who has the resources to access treatment unavailable to the common man, ask Robin.
     
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    :giggle:

    If she's not a billionaire from her Sirius contract, cancer cure will surely make her one.
     
  11. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Unfortunately death has to be part of the equation. "Cure" all cancer and heart disease and life on Earth might, in a couple of generations, make people wish they had cancer. Working to eliminate cancers that attack the young, sure. But we'd be in a heap of trouble if suddenly someone cured all of it. Imagine 10x the number of old people who need to be supported. Social security systems worldwide in developed nations would collapse. Food prices would soar, plunging large portions of the earth into poverty or starvation as they can't afford it. Wars would erupt over now much more scarce land and resources. And most of all, the malls would be full of old people in walkers and little rascals slowing you down from getting a cookie.
     
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    from what i read all of this album was demos and ideas that was left over from the early days with roth ...i think eddie has kinda lost it, once hes done mining 40yr old outtakes hes done
     
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    1of4 get it. They say if ya eat hot stuff it helps.
     
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    Cancer is a generic term.

    Also, the world is flat, the sun revolves around the earth and who the fuck knows how the plague is spread
     
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    Eh, we've been living with it for about 200,000 years so far. I don't really see the problem.
     
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    So I'm guessing then that you don't have it? ;)
     
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    Yeah I read somewhere they found bones from ancient Egypt or some other dead person from thousands of years ago and found bone cancer. Sick...
     
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    Not yet, but chances are I will probably get it eventually. Oh well.
     
  20. Ta Ta Toothy

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    Exactly! I'm sure ALS is a terrible disease, but truthfully, I have never known anyone who had it. Cancer on the other hand? I've lost count on how many friends and relatives have died from it. Now, I myself have it and go in for a procedure Monday to deal with it. Where are all the assholes with their buckets of ice water for me? :confused:
     
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