most cancer patients are elderly. it's really just another natural form of the body preparing for death. what's the point and prolonging life at that point? I can understand treatment to help them feel better, or even to prolong life for young people who get cancer, but it seems pointless in anyone over 60 to me. most the treatments actually make them feel worse. plus, realistically we're already over populated, imagine what would happen if a cure was found or manufactured.
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"It seems pointless in anyone over 60."
Wtf? My parents are in their 50's and will be 60 in a few years. I'm not ready to see them die yet, especially not from something as horrible and painful as cancer. Healthy 60 year olds could still live up to 30 years, which would be the length of YOUR ENTIRE CURRENT LIFE. Think about that for a moment before saying 60 year olds "can't live a fulfilling life" past 60. ~8 million people die from cancer each year so it's not as if it would make a global difference to the population anytime soon. Effective birth control methods should be introduced in third world countries instead and preferably we would take action to fight the stigma surrounding them too (such as religions being against BC). in my opinion that would be a lot more effective way to slowly stopping overpopulating the planet instead of letting people suffering from cancer just die off. Wtf dude.1
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