Saturday, March 6, 2010

Who is this twit?

And I use the term loosely. The author of this should be shot? no too kind... beaten about the head with a baseball bat? possibly... I don't believe in violence but this twit wrote:

"Even though thyroid cancer is a disease that cannot be prevented, it is a curable affection and can be treated by using an appropriate treatment."

The problem I have is with the word curable tied in with the word cancer. (And affection is not necessarily the term I would use. But then he also has some typos in his post.)

The sad thing is this is on a website called Thyroidcancersupportuk.org. This website seems to consist of sporadic book reviews on titles related to cancer even though its sub title is: "Information about thyroid cancer treatment, clinical trials, research, and other topics from the National Cancer Institute". Just another lesson in don't believe everything you read on the internet.

I believe that the correct stance on thyroid cancer is that is a very easily treated cancer and most early stage thyroid cancers have a 100% five year survival rate. But once you no longer have a thyroid you require a life time of medical supervision. And it has been know to recur up to 45 years later. I am not a medical professional but I do know that there is no cure for cancer. Even if you get a stage 0 diagnosis, you get a lifetime of medical diligence.

Grrr... Twit indeed!

1 comment:

ria said...

Fantastic Post Caroline! You tell 'em!