I just found out today that a colleague of mine lost her husband to cancer on Sunday. They found out four weeks ago that he had colon cancer. Four weeks, and now he is dead. They have two sons who are in their late teens. How do they deal with such a thing? Four weeks.
Janice is a very talented fiber artist. She has taught at the college for many years and is well liked and respected. I had never actually met her husband, but he was well liked by all that knew him. He was 49.
I also stopped off at my LYS to sell Trish some stitch markers and pick up some embroidery floss. She was sitting on the back couch chatting with a woman who's husband has brain cancer. Trish's father was just diagnosed with lung cancer. My mother had breast cancer a few years ago. Charlotte died of ovarian cancer last fall.
I think that that is just a little too much use of "the 'C' word".
I just looked up the Canadian statistics for cancer and 40-45% of Canadians will get cancer and 1 in 4 will die from cancer. I will assume that the statistics are pretty much the same for the US.
When is humanity going to realize that we are poisoning the planet and thereby poisoning ourselves?