PocketDeuces t1_jd678yq wrote

Seems that way because every one of these articles is about a different kind of cancer. Even leukemia has 4 main types with a bunch of variations underneath. Every breakthrough is for a very specific type of cancer. There's no one size fits all "cure for cancer" and I suspect there never will be.


PocketDeuces t1_jd66sjb wrote

I'm sorry to hear about your father, that's awful.

I've been living with CML since 2007. Today there's are a number of treatments that basically didn't exist before 1999. The breakthrough drug is called Gleevec, and now there are several generations of treatments beyond that. I feel lucky to have been diagnosed when I was. A decade earlier and I there's a good chance I wouldn't be here today.