Thursday, February 10, 2011

In case you didn't understand yesterday's post

They had to explain the 'breaking news' from yesterday with another article. Basically, it only effects treatment for 20% of newly diagnosed cases each year. If your cancer had not spread and was in situ, it doesn't pertain to you (60%). If you cancer has already spread to other parts of the body (5%), it doesn't pertain to you. Then (using their crazy math), 33% of cases where cancer might have reached the lymph nodes. Where I went to school, 20+60+5+33=118%, not 100%. I guess the message is that it only affects some people.

Maybe there will be an article explaining yet another new math we all have to learn. Or no, maybe this is a case of skewed statistics that I mentioned the other day.

But last of all, from what I can figure out, I still would have needed the surgery I received. But I guess I still can add.

3 comments:

Mesothelioma said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the great blog. I check back pretty often. Thanks

panacea said...

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is very hard and I think breast cancer survival rates is not that favorable according to statistics, however, we should not lose hope and should not let cancer stop us.

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