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Dec 12, 2016 12:30AM
Dec 12, 2016 12:33AM
The very first thought that came to me when I saw this thread is to express my wholehearted gratitude and appreciation to the entire Breast Cancer Organization, all the officers and staff including its wonderful Moderators for maintaining such a wonderful organization which helps so many cancer patients, their families, friends, and even possibly other medical organizations, academes and researchers, et.al., who all benefitted and or continue to benefit from this site for its wonderful generous sharing of invaluable knowledge, information, care, concern and support worldwide! May BCO, and all those involved thrive and be more blessed in every aspect of their respective lives and spirit.
As for the wishes, I guess I just want to suggest that maybe they can add more updated information about world statistics and rankings with regard to cancer incidence and mortality rates. It is important for us to find out more about the etnicity, behavior, nutrition and lifestyle of those countries that have low cancer rates for us to study or try to emulate. What their people do, what they eat, what they do about their environments, what their government's policies are, their plans for helping cancer research and patients, how countries can cooperate and link to share knowledge for the ultimate cure and treatment of all forms of cancer.
Nutrition, which is a very important part of every cancer patient's recovery can be enhanced or supported by BCO thru more research and sharing of categorized food/nutrients/vitamins with specific explanations about what their individual effects are on the body and what's good for each cancer-specific patient. Natural foods or supplements which are scarce in certain countries can be remedied by providing alternative options of those foods/supplements which are abundantly found in their own areas. An example maybe is to have an alternative for brocolli which is abundant in Western countries but which can be replaced with Okra, having equivalent nutritional values and more abundant in Asian countries. Things like this.
The same strategy above can be applied to drugs and medicines specific to chemo treatments and support medicines. I think a whole lot of achievements can be done, if only countries, especially their governments, big pharma companies, medical orgs, academes, minorities including complimentary and alternative medicines combine their efforts "unselfishly" for the good of mankind.
There are many other areas of improvement that can be done to improve the production, procurement and distribution of cancer food and drugs which can significantly lower the price and made available to cancer patients if only researches and investors give enough focus and attention.
Ok,I have to wrap this up before it gets complicated, Lol!
Again, my heartfelt thanks to the entire BCO and all the wonderful ladies and gentlemen I have met on the Discussion boards. You all Rock!!!
Best Regards and Happy Holidays!
Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them".
2/10/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
11/3/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)