Monday, April 10, 2006

Still an Uphill Battle

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Friday 17 March, 2006
I was talking with a couple of women about cancer research this week. There was a story in the Vancouver Sun a couple of days ago about how an enzyme in chili peppers had helped to reduce prostate cancer growth in mice and in human cancer samples. The women noted that it was for prostate cancer and that most cancers being reserached are the ones that affect men. I had thought this was changing, but apparently not.
Part of the way the Breast Cancer Society of Canada raises its funding is through hits on its website. As I recall, for every 100 hits they receive on their website they are able to set up a free screening for a woman who otherwise could not afford one. I have posted a link to the Society's website below. Whenever you visit my blog, please click the link so the BCSC can get an increase in its funding. Breast cancer is still a very serious problem faced by women, so please... go ahead and click already.

http://www.bcsc.ca/index.html

5 Comments:

Blogger Geosomin said...

"The women noted that it was for prostate cancer and that most cancers being reserached are the ones that affect men. I had thought this was changing, but apparently not."
Interesting...I've heard the opposite complaint about funding here at the cancer clinic. Breast cancer seems to get more funding and things like prostate and male breast cancer get 2nd place. Maybe each clinic has it's own focus and other areas needing to play catch up. As one doing research in this area this is a great idea. I'll go there as much as I can. Nad do what I can.

20 March, 2006 15:29  
Anonymous magnus said...

Not sure if this is still the case, but for years British Columbia has/had been the "Cancer Capital of Canada".

zizfcbkg

20 March, 2006 17:20  
Anonymous magnus said...

Seen a few adverts on television about getting checked for prostate cancer. One of the things they state is that 95% of all cases of prostate cancer is curable if detected early. I have no idea what the case is for women with breast cancer.

wxafeeuo

21 March, 2006 22:29  
Blogger RC said...

very interesting on the web click thing...i'll click though...what can it hurt?

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

27 March, 2006 10:24  
Anonymous magnus said...

"Breast cancer seems to get more funding and things like prostate and male breast cancer get 2nd place. Maybe each clinic has it's own focus and other areas needing to play catch up."

Perhaps a case in point would be the ads that are currently up on my Clustrmap. One ad for breast cancer strategies and three others for prostate cancer treatments.

31 March, 2006 21:50  

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