National Cancer Survivors Day is on Sunday, June 5.
And I won’t be celebrating.
Sorry to sound like a bitter ingrate, but I take issue with a day that celebrates cancer “survivors” and leaves those with metastatic cancer in the dust of victory.
In fact, I take issue with the word, “survivor.” According to Dictionary.com, the word “survive” means: “to endure or live through (an affliction, adversity, … Continue reading the story "Boycotting National Cancer Survivor’s Day"
We have just dipped our toes into the New Year, but someone’s outrageous views on cancer death has already caught the attention of the public.
On December 31, Richard Smith wrote a post for The BMJ blog titled “Dying of Cancer is the Best Death.” And this is Smith’s thesis: that it is far better to die a slow death that cancer affords than from … Continue reading the story "Cancer: The Best Way to Die?"