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(ABC News)   Melissa Etheridge doesn't think Angelina Jolie is brave because "It's my belief that cancer comes from inside you." Unlike most scientists, who think cancer comes from demons hiding under your bed   ( abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2013-06-20 11:53:04 PM  

DecemberNitro: Once again, celebrities demonstrate their tenuous grasp of understanding basic medical knowledge.

"It's the environment of our bodies." Yes, that's a clear grasp of medicine and modern science.
2013-06-20 11:53:35 PM  

Mugato: Strangely sexy lesbian singers from the '90s thread!

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Ok she might not be a lesbian but she clearly hates men.

She doesn't hate men, she just hates Dave Coulier. And honestly, who can blame her? Every time I see his picture or see his smarmy face on TV (mercifully seldom these days) I just want to kick him in the nuts, and she actually dated the bastard.
2013-06-21 12:04:36 AM  
I actually like Melissa Etheridge's music.

But she really ought to just shut up and sing.
2013-06-21 01:56:54 AM  

Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.

Sigh. I have her debut (or at least first successful) album, the one with "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" on it.

There, I said it. It's out there. It can't be taken back.
2013-06-21 03:09:56 AM  
I don't understand...who cares where it comes from? So what if it DOES come from inside you...if the twins are gone, that's that. Still, unless you have Dr. in front of ur name (yes, I mean Tom Cruise!) just shush.
2013-06-21 04:06:48 AM  
Not brave? For taking the irreversible step of having two amputations? People talk as if it's the easy way out. It's not.

It takes balls to have your breasts removed.
2013-06-21 07:09:38 AM  
So Angelina gave herself cancer by being a bad person? The cancer is her punishment?

Sounds super plausible. But I won't be sure of exactly how much sin she is full of until we tie her up and toss her in a lake.
2013-06-21 08:37:10 AM  
Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.

Mutilation is prevention.
2013-06-21 08:53:39 AM  

Eapoe6: Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.

You should have a vasectomy so you don't have any other incredibly stupid children.
2013-06-21 09:41:22 AM  
The combination of scientific ignorance and self righteousness seems to consistently underlie the comments of Jolie's critics.  I don't think I've seen one single remark from a person who seems to understand the science who nonetheless feels that they don't agree with prophylactic mastectomy concept. Furthermore, many seem to think Jolie invented the procedure herself.
2013-06-21 09:50:59 AM  

Eapoe6: Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.

Mutilation is prevention.

Did you mean to say Melissa Etheridge? If not, when it comes your time, be sure to let your tumor grow and metastasize rather than mutilate yourself.
2013-06-21 09:55:07 AM  
The farking is sub par in here.  I will seek my entertainment elsewhere.
2013-06-21 02:27:45 PM  

Mugato: Eapoe6: Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.

You should have a vasectomy so you don't have any other incredibly stupid children.

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2013-06-21 03:10:30 PM  

impaler: Let's hope Jenny McCarthy and Melissa Etheridge remake "Thelma and Louise," and the producers forget to use special effects to shot the final scene.

Was it wrong of me to laugh at that?

LesserEvil: Igor Jakovsky: LesserEvil: Igor Jakovsky: Cancer does come from in side of you unless it is melanoma.

Well, I had melanoma inside my eye, and the doctors have no idea how that happens, either.

Yeesh, hope you are OK and can still see out of that eye.  Ive never heard of that.

Treated with radiation back in 2010... they put a radioactive plaque (chip) on the eyeball where the tumor was - in this case, toward the back, which meant taking the eye out of the socket to perform the operation -  for a week, then they removed it. That was followed up by a few visits for laser treatment (burning the rest of the tumor out, inside the eyeball). Yeah, not a fun deal for me at all. Even the laser treatments involved the fun of painful shots under my eye to temporarily paralyze the eye, as well as ultrasound probes that had to be run directly on the surface of my eye.

The lasting effect on my vision is the optic nerve took damage from the radiation and is degrading. I still have depth perception, but I cannot really read with that eye. I describe it as looking through a pane of glass spattered with water.

The oddest thing though is that I also discovered that I have a missing memory... a cat we had in 2005 has been completely erased from my memory. I wouldn't have even realized it had it not been for a picture of the cat in my house. A cat that apparently hung out with me constantly when I was home, but had health problems and we ended up putting him to sleep. I suspect the radiation did a number on my brain, too.

Wow and I think I'm having a rough time with my lower back and other things.

Glad to hear you made it through all that pain.  I'm quite speechless after reading your post and a little choked up to boot.

The think with memory could be a result from the radiation but I'm not a doctor.  I suffered a severe grand mal seizure and concussion (I was unconscience for almost an hour, yes 911 was called but I don't remember the drive at all or being in the ER until I woke up with tubes all in me) and notice still three years later that I suffer short-term memory loss. I had golf ball size hematoma on the right side of my skull.  It was huge and hurt like hell but thankfully I didn't have a skull fracture!  The neurologist was amazed given the fall I took.  It's frusterating at times but oh well I just deal with it.  There are many other side effects I still suffer from it but that one pisses me off the most. It's like mini alzheimers which isn't good because it runs in my family; I'm 43 years old.

I was in the grocery store and thankfully NOT driving when I had the grand mal seizure.

I wish you all the best :)

As far as this thread goes I don't know what I would do becauce currently I have enough physically wrong going on I'm glad I don't have breast cancer to contend with too.

*knock on wood*
2013-06-21 04:57:10 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: Lorelle: If you have your boobs removed because you fear getting cancer in them, you're fearful.

French kissing your brother on the red carpet at the Oscars is brave (and sick).

Fearful?  How about realistic.  She had a close to 90% chance of developing very aggressive breast cancer.  Something like a 50% mortality rate even if caught early.

With the mastectomy her odds of being dead in 10 years from cancer went from something like flipping a coin and if it comes up tails you die to something like rolling a 1 on a D20.

Given that math, you may call her fearful, but I'd call the other choice stupid.

I agree with her choice, but I'd hardly call it "brave."
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