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The Known Evil!

Driving to the store yesterday, we passed by a respectable looking couple in “portions” of PINK under a tree with a placard! The man was standing and the woman was sitting by a table. They were not the “normal” or should I say the “expected” beings that stand in corners in need of money. Yes, they needed money, but for something very sensitive. The man was holding a PINK placard with words written in black. I saw the writings and my heart started to bleed! As I made a U-turn to go back to them, my son asked if we could go back and bless them. I responded while almost choking on my saliva that we were going back. We went back, and I had to hold the tears back as Dimples made his humble contribution to the cause. The man was shocked; and all he kept saying was “God bless you!”
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In the past couple of years, I have lost quite a number of people to this catastrophe I am writing about. I know many that are still alive and dealing with it on a daily basis, and sometimes I wish I could take the pain away, but sadly, I can’t.
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So, I pray that God intervenes as He did when I was about to fall prey to this same monster that I narrowly escaped because of an early detection, and I must say, I give God all the glory each time I hear of another case. NO ONE DESERVES TO GO THROUGH IT AT ALL.
Back to the couple, the sign read: “PLEASE HELP US RAISE FUNDS. MY WIFE HAS CANCER.” Now, I have seen a lot of ways to fund-raise, but this is the FIRST time in my life in this Country to see such. It breaks my heart. For them to decide on this, they must have reached their peak! It is saddening to see the world degenerating before our very eyes, and people in need of basic things have to resort to the streets even in a Country like the U.S.A.
This made me think more of this disease amongst others, and do a little bit of research on it to share. Please send to all. This might be a wake-up call for many.
According to dictionary.com Cancer is:
  1. A malignant and invasive growth or tumor, especially one originating in epithelium, tending to recur after excision and to metastasize to other sites.
  2. Any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.
 NOT all tumors are cancerous; tumors that are benign do not spread to other parts of the body.
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 In females, the most common types of cancer are breast cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer while in males the most common are prostate cancer, stomach cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Sadly, children are not exempt. In children, brain tumors, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Recently, I heard of another cancer that affects children! – Retinoblastoma (a rare rapidly developing cancer that develops from the immature cells of a retina). Most cancers show little or no symptoms at the onset.
It is said that most cancers have multiple causes. As such, it is quite difficult to narrow down the main cause in a cancer patient. For instance, I have heard of people who developed lung cancer who have never smoked a cigarette in their entire life. Yes, second-hand smoking kills and I am a big advocate of NOT staying close to someone that smokes since I do not smoke; however, it is also said that everyone have a small chance if developing lung cancer as a result of air pollution or radiation. Genetics also play a big part in cancer detection.
So, what do we do? This takes us here…..
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According to the American Cancer Society, many cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices such as NOT smoking, weight management, keeping an active lifestyle and getting regular recommended health screens.
Cancer can be managed, and depending on the state it was detected, the type and location, as well as the person’s wishes, it could be cured.
Surgery, Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy are some of the treatment options for cancer.
Most cancers are initially detected because of symptoms or through screening. I still say screening plays a big part in early detection. Get your screenings done and if you know someone that has been diagnosed, please be a little more patient and kind to them. Most cancer patients are distressed to learn of the diagnosis. Many become anxious and depressed. Many lose hope.
However, if you see anyone showing this signs, it could be something else. Please do not just assume they have cancer!
Below is a colour-chart representing types of cancer.
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 References:
http://www.cancer.org/index
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cancer

About VTI©

Valentina is a self motivated mother who has always committed herself to the service of humanity. In her quest to help in this wise, she has tales of personal experiences. Her challenges and successes which are always ongoing, and she'll be sharing with you without reserve. - Olusegun Idowu

One comment

  1. Yes that sure is one distress we all can work to reduce its hurt. A penny here, a kobo there and self consciousness (not in the usual predictive vane way) will go along way. Cancer is around us all and the right “life style” plus in many cases early detection will go a long way.

    Bless you the this VTI and Saint Dimples.

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