There is a place where cancer can be cured in just 42 hours and where all the doctors in the world are conspiring to deceive the population. It is a place where you can “cure” autism with bleach, and where vaccines, far from preventing epidemics, actually spread them. This place is called social media, where a losing battle is being waged on a daily basis against dangerous health hoaxes and misinformation. In Spain, the internet is the second most important source of information on pseudotherapies, and two-thirds of citizens go online to read up on health issues.
Like many Republicans, DeSantis either does not know or does not care that 73 percent of Medicaid recipients do, in fact, work, or that the whole point of medical insurance is that even “able-bodied” people like Tiffany Koehler are only “able-bodied” until they are not.Neither the current GOP plan nor the potentially harsher options waiting in the wings recognize the fundamental fact that under repeal, millions of Americans will lose insurance — a life or death prospect for thousands of people.
On October 7, after less than a day of deliberations, the jury found DuPont liable for Bartlett’s cancer, agreeing with the defendant that the company had for years negligently contaminated her drinking water supply in Tuppers Plain, Ohio with a toxic chemical formerly used to make its signature brand of nonstick coating: Teflon.
The disease is often accompanied by a poor prognosis, but experts said Mr. Carter appeared to have benefited from early detection. He began an innovative treatment regimen in August that involved a highly targeted form of radiation therapy and pembrolizumab, which has been shown to help some melanoma patients live months or even years longer than expected.In November, Mr. Carter said he was responding well to the treatment and that the cancer was showing no signs of further growth.His announcement on Sunday was reported in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mr. Carter was said to have told the Sunday school class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown Plains, Ga., according to the newspaper.Jill Stuckey, a close friend of the Carters and a church member, told the newspaper that about 350 people, many of them visitors, were in attendance on Sunday.“The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause,” she said.Mr. Carter is the second-oldest living president, behind George H. W. Bush, the 41st commander-in-chief, who is also 91 but almost three months older than Mr. Carter.
I feel very fortunate that I’ve been alive and able to experience my daughter’s childhood. It could just as easily have gone differently, as it does, tragically, for so many women. I think of friends whose lives this disease has claimed in the years since I beat it back, and I feel sorrow, mixed with gratitude. And I try to get on with my life.
A few months ago, my most recent MRI showed a small area of abnormality in my other breast. My oncologist feels it’s most likely benign. I trust her, as I trusted Mary, as I trusted the crystal ball of the Oncotype score. You just have to keep moving the pieces around the board, making the best decisions you can, using whatever information you can get, trying to win the game and get to the end of your life before the cancer does.I have a follow-up test soon. I’ll keep you posted.