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Wondering why no cure for cancer PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

To the people:

Do we ever wonder why so many of us are getting cancer? We have donated billions of dollars to cancer research, but are we any closer to a cure? Whatever happened to the “War on Cancer” during Lyndon Johnson’s time?

I believe we are always having better and better treatments, but I?want to put my donations into finding a cure.

I?am overjoyed for all of the wonderful people who are in cancer remission, but after reading about the successful Relay For Life I?read the obituary of yet another young man who died of cancer after long difficult treatments.

What about all the cancer deaths in our families? Are we breathing the wrong air? Are we drinking the wrong water? Are we eating the wrong food? When is the last time your bread molded? When is the last time your milk soured? Can you pronounce the chemicals on the labels of most preserved food? Could these chemicals poison our systems? Are we trading our lives for shelf life?

I’m wondering if anyone else has these thoughts. Our country has the intelligence and the financial means to find a cure. We did it with other dreaded diseases. Why not cancer? Cancer is big business. Do we wonder about that?

Audrey Stearns

Eagle River

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:42 AM


+4 #6 2014-07-07 14:18
Too bad there isn't a cure for ignorance. It certainly is on display above. Do you also think its a conspiracy that there is no cure for bad weather, wars, traffic accidents, broken bones, Alzheimer's? The fact is we are curing some cancers and will cure more with time.
+11 #5 Denny Erardi 2014-07-03 09:13
Or maybe it's just a wicked difficult disease to cure.
-6 #4 2014-07-03 06:58
did you ever consider that it's all about the money? I mean the big money is in treatment not in a cure. if you cure the cancer, you're done - no more money spent. but if you receive long term treatment, then there's a regular flow of money into the medical/industrial complex. call my ideas wacko, but nothing in this world surprises me anymore. there's nothing people won't do for money.
-7 #3 2014-07-02 15:40
I have never responded to a post like this, but,i've thought about this for years...As Tim said above..Population Control...Our lovley government hides many things from us the common folks never even think of...All the money that is poured into cancer research, has done nothing....just my 2 cents....
+3 #2 2014-07-01 11:09

They say that there has been a 600% increase in the cases of Autism over the last 20 years. But the fact of the matter, is that Autism was very often misdiagnosed as "mental retardation". Heck when I was a kid in school, we didn't have autistic kids in our classes because they went to different schools. Could the same be happening here? (Keep in mind I graduated high school 16 years ago.)

Ultimately though, I do agree with you. It is far too prevalent given the amount of resources and money that has been put towards the cause.
-3 #1 2014-07-01 11:04
I have wondered the exact same thing Audrey... Precisely why my family is moving towards the home grown organic side. Case in point, we raise our own chickens now for meat and eggs. And truth be told, home grown free range chickens produce eggs that are FAR better tasting than store bought versions.

And while I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, I often wonder if it is by design. Could the pharmecuticals be in bed with companies like Monsanto engineering the food to cause problems? Could the FDA also be in bed as well? Governments throughout history have always hid stuff. Ask the guys who worked on the atomic bombs.

Or, could it simply be that years ago we were not exposed to the root causes so quicly?


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