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(BBC)   He wanted to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Instead he's raised over £3.2 million. R.I.P. Stephen Sutton, aged 19   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 38
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2014-05-14 02:34:30 PM  
F*ck you, cancer.
 
2014-05-14 06:51:25 PM  
RIP, fella.
 
2014-05-14 06:54:02 PM  
Fark cancer and onions
 
2014-05-14 07:01:24 PM  
All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.
 
2014-05-14 07:03:51 PM  

strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.



What about all the money that needs to be raised to make people aware of cancer?
 
2014-05-14 07:03:59 PM  

lennavan: F*ck you, cancer.


Billy Liar: RIP, fella.


great_tigers: Fark cancer and onions


strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


This about covers it.
 
2014-05-14 07:04:43 PM  

TheSwizz: strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


What about all the money that needs to be raised to make people aware of cancer?


Wait, what is cancer? I am not aware of this word.
 
2014-05-14 07:15:22 PM  

Empty H: Wait, what is cancer? I am not aware of this word.

ts4.mm.bing.net

Don't play dumb, Tony.

 
2014-05-14 07:17:52 PM  

strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


Charity Navigator is a good site for that sort of info.
 
2014-05-14 07:20:33 PM  
How not to fight cancer:

pr12.conquercancer.org.au
 
2014-05-14 07:23:37 PM  

TheSwizz: strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


What about all the money that needs to be raised to make people aware of cancer?


Pretty sure everyone knows now, we can probably stop with all the advertising.
 
2014-05-14 07:27:50 PM  
Dumb question, I'm sure, but with all the millions yearly being donated towards cancer research, why are we no closer to finding a cure, yea, even having a better understanding of what cancer even is, and what causes it?

And how close are we to making some sort of progress?
 
2014-05-14 07:35:12 PM  

Empty H: TheSwizz: strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


What about all the money that needs to be raised to make people aware of cancer?

Wait, what is cancer? I am not aware of this word.


It has something to do with breasts, I think.
 
2014-05-14 07:36:08 PM  
"Stephen Sutton has died peacefully in his sleep"

... unlike the passengers in his car...

/aisle seat
 
2014-05-14 07:36:13 PM  
Dammitsomuch! I just dusted.
 
2014-05-14 07:40:03 PM  

strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


Given how many cancers there are, and given that different cancers operate differently, there is no one cure to be found. If only it were that simple, right? A vaccination or something that could kill all the cancers? That'd be a miracle. Science takes time, patience and, yeah, funding.

Yes, absolutely look into how funding is spent. Do your research before you donate. But don't doubt that there are people people working on cancer treatments.

/Fark all the cancers
 
2014-05-14 07:49:03 PM  

Canton: strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.

Given how many cancers there are, and given that different cancers operate differently, there is no one cure to be found. If only it were that simple, right? A vaccination or something that could kill all the cancers? That'd be a miracle. Science takes time, patience and, yeah, funding.

Yes, absolutely look into how funding is spent. Do your research before you donate. But don't doubt that there are people people working on cancer treatments.

/Fark all the cancers


I have no doubt that there are actually people doing serious work on defeating cancer, and I know there's different types. I've helped with Relay For Life before years ago, and it seemed cool and all, lots of survivor stories and people giving each other some pretty awesome emotional support. But at the same time, the fight against cancer has been raging for decades, and it does make it hard to feel positive at times when you see what seems like endless ads and requests for funding, and every year it seems like someone announces a big breakthrough, and then it quietly goes away.

So, yeah, just kind of pessimistic at times.

Also fully agree, fark all the cancers.
 
2014-05-14 07:51:32 PM  

whidbey: Dumb question, I'm sure, but with all the millions yearly being donated towards cancer research, why are we no closer to finding a cure, yea, even having a better understanding of what cancer even is, and what causes it?

And how close are we to making some sort of progress?


First, cancer isn't a disease, it's hundreds to thousands of diseases.
Second, we are WAY closer on many of these. The specific genes that go off the rails in many cancers has been identified.  Mortality rates are dropping.

When you consider how may different facets of investigation there are -- palliation, cure, diagnosis, prevention, vaccination -- multiplied by the number of different avenues to investigate on each of these, multiplied by the number of different cancers there are, that we've made as much progress as we have is striking.

If you're looking for a panacea to cure all cancers, you'll be waiting awhile.
 
2014-05-14 08:05:54 PM  
I always thought this kid was charming and brave, even for a Cancer Kid (tm).

You always hope they'll miraculously beat it, and then they don't, and then where did all these farkin' onions come from.

Requiescat in pace, dude.
 
2014-05-14 08:09:30 PM  

Banned on the Run: whidbey: Dumb question, I'm sure, but with all the millions yearly being donated towards cancer research, why are we no closer to finding a cure, yea, even having a better understanding of what cancer even is, and what causes it?

And how close are we to making some sort of progress?

First, cancer isn't a disease, it's hundreds to thousands of diseases.
Second, we are WAY closer on many of these. The specific genes that go off the rails in many cancers has been identified.  Mortality rates are dropping.

When you consider how may different facets of investigation there are -- palliation, cure, diagnosis, prevention, vaccination -- multiplied by the number of different avenues to investigate on each of these, multiplied by the number of different cancers there are, that we've made as much progress as we have is striking.

If you're looking for a panacea to cure all cancers, you'll be waiting awhile.


Other great replies above, but I'm replying to this one. We throw gobs of money at cancer because it's about elusive as Al Quaida and the Mexican drug cartel. "Cancer" is the generic term for dozens of diseases with even more causes. There are dozens of cancers, causes, treatments, etc. I say this as a.
1. College graduate with a biology degree, having taken several 400 level courses of cancer
2. Son of a mother who passed away from cancer at age 53
3. Long time cancer fundraiser/supporter from college (12 years ago) thru today.
4. Continued cancer treatment supporter and enthusiast.
TLDR: "Cancer" isn't a simple viral/bacterial disease with a cure. It's a spectrum of diseases with innumerable causes. Curing it is akin to hitting a moving target.
 
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2014-05-14 08:13:45 PM  

Empty H: TheSwizz: strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


What about all the money that needs to be raised to make people aware of cancer?

Wait, what is cancer? I am not aware of this word.


Get off fark, drama queen

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2014-05-14 08:15:23 PM  
And yet Bieber still lives...
 
2014-05-14 08:28:05 PM  

great_tigers: Fark cancer and onions


Wait. WHAT! ONIONS!

Are you equating one of mother natures finest culinary delights with CANCER! YOU SICK SOB!

IT'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU, CONFUSING THE ISSUE OF CANCER WITH ONIONS THAT MADE THIS BOY DIE!

If you hadn't, maybe onion lovers like myself might have donated more, but noooo It's No ONIONS AND NO CANCER FOR YOU.

Well then. I hope you get ONION CANCER! In YOUR ONION!
 
2014-05-14 08:45:48 PM  
I totally felt like an asshole when the BBC rebroadcast one of his speeches earlier. He'd said, "If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. What if life gives you cancer?" My first thought was, "Make cancerade?"

Felt bad immediately, but still.
 
2014-05-14 08:48:39 PM  

whidbey: Dumb question, I'm sure, but with all the millions yearly being donated towards cancer research, why are we no closer to finding a cure, yea, even having a better understanding of what cancer even is, and what causes it?

And how close are we to making some sort of progress?



That's a lot of questions for someone who is apparently a part of the effort.
You're clearly blaming the researchers and scientists for not working hard enough while at the same time displaying complete ignorance of the progress that has been made and continues to be made while you spend your time on Fark
 
2014-05-14 09:05:23 PM  
well...there is this
Mayo Clinic trial: Massive blast of measles vaccine wipes out cancer
 
2014-05-14 09:13:04 PM  

strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


I'd have to look up the article, but Straight Dope Chicago had a pretty interesting article on that one. From what I can gather, it'd probably depend on the charity involved. A lot of companies have that whole 'when you buy our product, we'll donate x amount of cents to cancer research', especially breast cancer. There's definitely something shady as to where that research money goes and the ploys involved.
 
2014-05-14 09:15:34 PM  
RIP. Brave man.
 
2014-05-14 09:28:16 PM  
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

John Donne

People like him make me wish there was an afterlife.
 
2014-05-14 09:31:35 PM  
AbiNormal:
Death be not proud though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

John Donne

People like him make me wish there was an afterlife.


FTFM cut the first sentence off
 
2014-05-14 09:31:50 PM  
This is a horrible, horrible thing to even contemplate, much less even say. And it's not at all a troll despite my handle.

But let's say for one minute a miracle happens and we develop a cure for cancer. All cancers.

Now what? Where do we put all these people that aren't dying?

According to the ACS, about 7.6 million people die of cancer worldwide each year. That's roughly 21,000 per day.

There's also about 370,000 people born a day. So we will have increased population growth by about 5.7%.

That's a lot of additional growth.

So, again.. not at all a troll. I think it's an important and practical question we need to be seeking answers for ahead of time.

If we succeed in achieving our disease eradication dreams, what's going to happen to the world?
 
2014-05-14 09:40:22 PM  

Empty H: TheSwizz: strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


What about all the money that needs to be raised to make people aware of cancer?

Wait, what is cancer? I am not aware of this word.


It's a sign of the Zodiac, symbolized by a crab. Why people want to get rid of it is beyond me.
 
2014-05-14 09:43:42 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: This is a horrible, horrible thing to even contemplate, much less even say. And it's not at all a troll despite my handle.

If we succeed in achieving our disease eradication dreams, what's going to happen to the world?



It's interesting that you bring this up. Just yesterday was watching a program talking about how millions of people die from prescription drugs each year, and it was referring to people who used them correctly yet suffered one of the known side effects which lead to death.

And you do bring up an excellent question, what do we do with all the people? My very serious non-trollish response would to seriously look at getting space colonies going as fast as possible, or we need to seriously look at trying to move people into new cities. The thought of the government forcing people to relocate is blood boiling, but I do really wonder what will happen when the Earth starts to reach a tipping point on how many people it can handle.
 
2014-05-14 09:50:48 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I totally felt like an asshole when the BBC rebroadcast one of his speeches earlier. He'd said, "If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. What if life gives you cancer?" My first thought was, "Make cancerade?"

Felt bad immediately, but still.


"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
 
2014-05-14 10:01:57 PM  

d23: Empty H: TheSwizz: strangeluck: All the millions of dollars that have been raised over the years and still no cure. Sometimes I wonder how much actually gets spent on research, and how much is spent paying the people in charge of the foundations and organizations that claim they're fighting cancer.


What about all the money that needs to be raised to make people aware of cancer?

Wait, what is cancer? I am not aware of this word.

Get off fark, drama queen

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37.media.tumblr.com

/giffified
 
2014-05-15 12:19:11 AM  

mr lawson: well...there is this
Mayo Clinic trial: Massive blast of measles vaccine wipes out cancer


So measles causes cancer? Or autism defeats it?
 
2014-05-15 12:41:47 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: whidbey: Dumb question, I'm sure, but with all the millions yearly being donated towards cancer research, why are we no closer to finding a cure, yea, even having a better understanding of what cancer even is, and what causes it?

And how close are we to making some sort of progress?


That's a lot of questions for someone who is apparently a part of the effort.
You're clearly blaming the researchers and scientists for not working hard enough while at the same time displaying complete ignorance of the progress that has been made and continues to be made while you spend your time on Fark


I have a right. We've been funneling god knows how much money into "cancer research" for the past 40 years and yet there still is no cure.

Don't get farking testy with me.
 
2014-05-15 01:17:34 AM  

whidbey: God-is-a-Taco: whidbey: Dumb question, I'm sure, but with all the millions yearly being donated towards cancer research, why are we no closer to finding a cure, yea, even having a better understanding of what cancer even is, and what causes it?

And how close are we to making some sort of progress?


That's a lot of questions for someone who is apparently a part of the effort.
You're clearly blaming the researchers and scientists for not working hard enough while at the same time displaying complete ignorance of the progress that has been made and continues to be made while you spend your time on Fark

I have a right. We've been funneling god knows how much money into "cancer research" for the past 40 years and yet there still is no cure.

Don't get farking testy with me.


It's because your 'questioning' is about as stupid as biatching that we pay so much money for roads and by farking god there are STILL DIRT ROADS SHEEPLE.

Actually it's stupider than that, but I couldn't think of anything quite stupid enough to compare it to. Maybe anti vaxxers looking 'round going 'I don't see no measles' them pharm companies are just making money off giving our kids autism. Yeah it's about that level of derp.

Numerous people however addressed this nicely, and correctly...there are many cancers. There is no one 'cancer' that all cancers fall under. A treatment for one kind isn't a treatment for another kind. Survival rates and treatment options have expanded incredibly for many types of common cancers, and longer survival rates and long term survival rates are getting better. And yes, we have a MUCH better understanding of many cancers, and how they work, etc. etc.

And before you get testy with me, my dad is dying of incurable cancer right now. So... I'd flay your skin off with a potato peeler if that'd cure him. Unfortunately since I've had to become as much as an expert as I can on his particular type of cancer, I know ALL the options...and they all pretty much suck. So it's radiation and chemo that make him nightmarishly sick, to buy more time. How much more...we don't even know yet. Your non cancer curing skin is safe.

And while it won't benefit him one of the first things he did w/ his treatment was sign all the forms so anything collected could be used for research that will never benefit him, but might help save others someday.

As to shiatty charities, they exist in every area. Before giving away any of your hard earned money or time, it behooves you to look into where it's going. And with technology today, it's not even that difficult.
 
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