Just my opinion of course, and I have no medical training...but I remember hearing we all have cancer cells in our body...just normally, our body fights them off. It's when they go crazy that you become a cancer patient. I work with a group of about 120 people - and we have had all kinds of cancers over the years - colon, breast, skin, throat, bone, brain, etc. Most of the time, it is caught in the early stages, so these people are around to share their journey with the newbee cancer victims. I would think the odds are very high that you will get cancer - especially if you don't do screenings and worship the sun rays. Even if they never find a cure for the cancers, if they continue to have better tests to find it early - there will be so many more people who survive this dreaded disease. I can't help but think if I had a colonoscopy in my 40's, I might have only had to have a cancerous polyp removed instead of now dealing with my Stage IV status.
Stage IV w/liver met dx 7-1-09
Member of the HIPECKERS (2011) and OLYMPHIANS (2012)
2/14 - standard chemo has stopped working
3/14 - Stivarga