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Llamasxy t1_jd4z0ct wrote

Wow, this is amazing. I fucking hate cancer, it has taken so many loved ones away. This is a huge step in the right direction.


Optimal_Pineapple_41 t1_jd5s9lc wrote

First time I’ve read the “actually looked at the article” top comment and it made me feel hopeful. Not as much as the headline tried, but not as little as I expected.


MCHENIN t1_jd64naj wrote

Never believe the cancer headlines. They are usually one or more of the following:

  1. Hypothetical
  2. Misrepresented
  3. Not yet tested in humans
  4. Years and years away from actual approval

CaptainBegger t1_jd6bgub wrote

Described every post I've seen from r/futurology


tattooedplant t1_jd9doo2 wrote

It’s kind of depressing to read the posts there regarding medical advancements because of that. It’s like “oh this new med seems great even tho it likely won’t come out in the next 15 years!” Then, even after it does, it would be so expensive and practically out of reach for the average person until it goes generic. There are several newer meds I’d love to try, but they are just so expensive for those of us in the US even with insurance.


JamesIgnatius27 t1_jdnbn6y wrote

If it makes you feel any better, the 5-year survival rate for all cancers combined has increased from 50% to 67% in the last 50 years, and there has been significant improvement in every single cancer category (except uterine cancer) which implies that the improved treatments have not been restricted to only a few rich people, but that therapeutic improvements have been more widespread.


2tempt t1_jd6coh2 wrote

they're also always posted here and not r/science


RrtayaTsamsiyu t1_jd6liox wrote

  1. Something reserved for rich people e.g. "Study found people with stress free lives live longer"

corrado33 t1_jd7zoh4 wrote

Cancer is essentially the "final boss" for humans.

If any one human manages to avoid death from other sources for long enough, they will eventually die to cancer just due to how the human body works.

Cancer is basically just "there's something wrong in how your cells are reproducing and the body can't take care of it like it usually does." And all humans reach that point eventually.

It's just very unfortunate that some of us reach it well before others.


Accomplished_Locker t1_jd6fq3a wrote

I started crying. My dad died 31 years ago so I keep up with this stuff. This is such great news moving forward, I hope for a day no one has to lose anyone to at least cancer…


Kingdarkshadow t1_jd7a4aw wrote

My grandpa died 2 months ago with prostate, lung and spinal cord cancer.

News like this agaisnt cancer warm my heart.