Jun 18, 2013 at 03:44:02
“If the risk of death from prostate cancer is so extremely low, why is so much funding being poured into research for it, as opposed to say, pancreatic cancer, where the risk of death within 5 years is almost enough to call it "virtually guaranteed" (not counting your great aunt Sally who got really, really, really lucky). Yeah, I know pancreatic cancer is not sexy and bordering on naughty to talk about since it does not involve talking about b**bs, pen!ses, or v*ginas, but maybe figuring out why pancreatic cancer is SO deadly and SO aggressive, and SO nasty would likely lead to some major understanding about all of the more deadly cancers...if only they could get the funding for it.”
geekie0ne on Jun 18, 2013 at 14:18:36
“By the time pancreatic cancer is discovered, its usually so advanced that there is little that can be done. Unlike other cancers which can be discovered in early stages. There are no symptoms in early stages.. symptoms occur after the cancer is metastisized.”
jmfjfe on Jun 18, 2013 at 14:17:28
“Pancreatic and ovarian CA.. are very deadly.. because they are more silent than other Cancers.. by the time signs and symptoms arise from them.. sending you to seek medical attention.. they are often in the latter stages. Resulting in poor outcomes. Especially for Pancreatic. Most cases I have seen..... gone within 1 year. Cancer sucks.”
ycplum on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:09:06
“The death rate from prostate cancer is very low (if it is caught and treated early), but the number of people that get it is high.
The problem with pancreatic cancer (and a few other cancers) is that you usually do not suspect you have it till it is fully developed and too late to treat. And since it is part of your endocrine system (hormones), it has a good chance of metastatizing and spreading. Plus, it is hard to treat compared with prostate cancer.
Thre is funding for it, but I can't honestly say if it is more or less than prostate cancer.”
chal zick on Jun 18, 2013 at 09:50:50
“I would assume pancreatic cancer is so deadly and aggressive because it's your pancreas, which has to do with hormone creation and digestive regulation (where lack of properly functioning organs can kill you even if you don't have cancer) - boobs are fat deposits and can be removed without having too much effect on the individual - Sexual organs can be removed or changed without much effecting the individual - in fact, these things are often changed for cosmetic reasons and without the need of cancer as a drive anyway
I agree it's wrong but even on a subconsious level humans prefer physical "beauty" to any other kind so it stands to reason the cancers that change your physical look garner more attention, so it probably won't ever change”
skps on Jun 18, 2013 at 08:42:23
“interesting about the funding issue.. why some diseases receive more funding than others.. I would imagine funding for HIV/AIDS has been much higher than that for any other disease/cancer”
artgrrl74 on Jun 18, 2013 at 08:29:48
“my mother recently died from pancreatic cancer. she got her diagnosis and 2 1/2 months later shes gone. just like that. it is the most aggressive and heartbreaking thing i have ever seen.”
“Move the restaurant to Ohio where workers over the age of 18 don't have to be given breaks of any type except to use the toilet if required (and only to use the toilet). I was shocked by then when I was training to manage a restaurant (I no longer work in the industry and am very thankful for it). Here in Ohio, one of the questions that every interviewee should ask is about rest breaks and meal breaks. I am curious what the law is in California...”
Michelle Crossland Reed on Jun 16, 2013 at 23:23:47
“I don't know who was pulling your leg and told you that was legal in Ohio but it is not. Workers working 4 hrs and under that day get no break. Workers working 4-7 hrs have to have one 20 min break and over 8 hrs has to get 1-30 min or 2-15 mins breaks by law. You better sue whoever did that with your breaks if you can prove it on paper.”
“Get out your rimmed baking sheet, put a wire rack (like you use for cooling cookies on) on the baking sheet, place the bacon on top of the wire rack, place the whole thing in the oven set to 350-400, let it cook until it is perfectly brown and beautifully crispy. The fat will have dropped underneath onto the baking sheet and will be easy to pour out through a fine sieve into a mason jar to save it, the bacon will be absolutely perfect, flat and lovely. No mess all over the stove from grease all over the stove. Having said that, the best thing I have ever used to season a good cast iron pan is cooking bacon in it... :)”
“Yes, my growing up was like that as well. I thought I was dying of cancer when I got my first period and was so relieved when it went away...then it came back and I was going to really die that time...then it went away, then it came back and my gym teacher saw a spot on the back of my shorts and sent me to the school nurse, who explained the facts to me that my mother had failed to provide. My sister was already pregnant and I had been living with my fiancé when my mother asked me if I wanted any information about sex, on the eve of my wedding day. I told her it was too little too late.”
“My question is what exactly constitutes a "gateway sexual activity"? Looking at each other across a room, holding hands, brushing hair out of someone's face, a kiss on the cheek, a kiss on the lips, a hug, a warm embrace, a passionate kiss, groping, fondling, grabbing, reaching up a blouse, reaching down some trousers, removing a bra, removing a shirt, removing pants, removing underwear, grinding against each other, intimate touching, intimate kissing... Precisely which of these activities is considered the gateway to the sexual activity that must not be condoned? None of these activities is actual intercourse, but any one of them could lead to it... Maybe we need to outlaw males and females from being in the same building, but then we will need to keep all of the homosexual teens from being around their same sex...hmm. what to do, what to do..”
“The problem is the same as the reason why we need sex ed in the schools to begin with. There are parents out there that are so uncomfortable with the idea of the person that they pushed out their own vagina or watched get pushed out of their wife's vagina being grown up enough to have sex that it completely freaks them out and so their solution is to simply refuse to acknowledge that it is happening...that their child is growing up. Instead, they want to ignore and deny the truth that is staring them in their faces and not provide their children with the information that they need about their bodies.”
foresure6379 on Apr 18, 2013 at 15:55:35
Once having vetted a site, they can simply tell the child about it, or actually sit down with the child.
Of course the child will "go surfing" from their. Remind him/her that not every on the Internet is true or reliable.
Ask him/her, if s/he would like you to select what you consider good reliable sites.
foresure6379 on Apr 18, 2013 at 15:52:23
You are so right. A funny irrelevant story. A friend of mine had a baby boy.
His wife was nursing. He said, well you know "Billy" in a few years is going to get right on".
That was one of the most enlightened thing I ever heard.
I do not know why what you are saying is absolutely true. It may have something to do which is universal in all of human culture, the Incest Taboo. It is a big sin in every culture.
Now as to my SOLUTION.
Like every known subject in the world the Internet has innumerable sites for sex education for all ages, sexual orientations and beliefs. Go look if you don't believe me.
Now a parent, such as you describe would have to check them out. But since the parent has already spent hours on sex chat sites, and porno sites that should be no great burden.
“As a mother in Ohio, this makes me absolutely SICK! I am the parent of my children and it is NOT some legislator's job to usurp my right as the parent of my children to teach them about morality and religion! I send my children to school to learn facts, to learn how to process information, to learn rational analysis of facts, to learn the arts, to learn subjects that I am not an expert in, and to get the latest information about a huge variety of topics. It is NOT some d@mn legislator's job to go telling my kids some abstinence only message rooted in that legislator's religious convictions about what everyone in the state should and should not be doing with their own bodies. The research has shown time and time again through INCREASED teen pregnancy rates that abstinence only education DOES NOT WORK! Kids end up getting these bizarre messages about morality and then misinformation about what does and does not constitute risky activity gets spread around and teachers that are afraid of getting some completely idiotic fine for sharing appropriate and complete information will be forced to maintain a gag rule and not be able to correct the information. I have SEEN IT happen, I have experienced it in my own family! This is stupid and completely the wrong thing to be doing!”
shaktiqueen on Apr 18, 2013 at 16:24:04
“Yew jus want yer chitlens to be librlly indctinatd. Bible!! USA!!! GUNS!!! chant that three times every time you have an impure thought and you will be fine.
“All one has to do is look at pictures of women from countries that don't wear restrictive/supportive garments...by a very young age those women have boobs hanging down to their knees. Also, since they did not bother to take into account the size of the breasts involved, I think this is a silly study that ignores an important part of why women wear bras. Sure, if you have small breasts, then it is not an issue, but if your breasts are large it is a completely different story altogether. I don't care how much muscle you build up behind the breasts, if you have large breast tissue on top of those muscles you are going to end up with juggling that is obscene and boobs hanging down to your ankles. I would much rather wear a properly fitted bra (if your bra hurts you, you need to be fitted properly in the vast majority of cases) and have my body be comfortable and my clothes fit properly.”
Lulu0418 on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:53:35
“Your reference to women in more primitive countries that dont wear bras isn't really relevant. Their sagging breasts have to so do with the climate and going topless. As well the excessive breast feeding. Just saying.”
“It is hardwired into us to look for something to be attracted to that is considered secret. In societies where women are blamed for men finding them attractive, so they are covered head to toe, women are even expected to cover their EYES--the only thing that is showing, because they have pretty eyes that the men are distracted by and can't resist. There is always going to be an attraction to others, we are hardwired to be sexual beings, after all, and so we are going to find things to be attracted to...eyes, boobs, ankles, butts, shoulders, backs, and so on...”
roloro1557 on Apr 12, 2013 at 00:53:11
“My question is, how is the fact that men may be attracted to my breasts (or feet, or elbows, or tonsils) my problem? It's HIS problem. These kinds of discussions always get may dander up. My body and how I dress are MY business, no one else's. And how is whether or not men can control themselves my problem? As a senator who's name I unfortunately can't remember said, "I don't care if a woman is walking down the street stark naked, that's no excuse for rape."”
Feb 23, 2013 at 19:06:37
“No, it wouldn't.”
neighborlyglove on Feb 23, 2013 at 19:39:35
“it might. you would have to rethink your immediate anger. maybe you would stop getting so angry about everything and realize that the best course of action is understanding. but how can I understand others if I don't even understand myself? I don't have the answer, only you do. ”
“I told my niece and children that I would rather they become thieves than a lawyer, at least do something honest.”
otobesane1 on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:49:15
“Funny! I've always wondered about actors and lawyers....how do you know that they are being honest with you in a relationship? They both make a living "performing" and trying to convince others to believe something totally unbelievable. How do you know when the performance ends and reality begins?”
“As you say, it is a commitment, and I wish that peole understood more the kind of commitment that is involved. First, there is the screening process, then the surgery itself, then you have to wait for a few weeks to heal up before the external device is activated and you start to learn to hear, then there is practicing and for many there is speech and hearing therapy to train the brain how to hear through the device, then there is the HUGE financial commitment that will be for the rest of the person's life. There are always parts that need to be replaced (and they are NOT cheap, a tiny magnet that screws into the device costs $85, but that is how it sticks on the side of my head, it costs me about $500-2,000 per year for just the replacement parts, not including batteries). And this is required, in order to keep the thing working, every single year. The external device, the speech processor, will need to be replaced after anywhere from a few to several years, and that is expensive. And, insurance MAY cover some or all of this, but it is usually subject to the deductible and only a percentage (typically it is covered as "durable medical equipment").”
weebles48 on Feb 6, 2013 at 08:49:40
“best of luck to you. i so wish we had universal medical coverage. one shouldn't sapped of all their money just to live a healthy happy life.”
“I grew up hearing and lost my hearing when I was in my 20s and early 30s. At age 33 I received a cochlear implant. I also had a very similar experience to Staycee76. Voices sounded much like Donald Duck did, and everyone sounded the same. I still have some struggles with some voices and if people have a strong accent, but I have gotten much better throughout the years.Sound, to me, is still not the way that I remembered it, but I have accepted that this is the way that I hear now. The way that I describe it is that it is like learning a new language, when I wasa a child I heard sounds through my natural hearing and that is like hearing things in English, now that I have lost my hearing and am not hearing through my Cochlear implant, it is the same information, but it sounds different, like a second language, say, French. A slice of cheese is a slice of cheese is a slice of fromage, but it sounds different. I had to learn to hear that new "language". Also, it is important that people realise, a cochlear implant does not have the range of hearing that natural hearing does, I literally have an electrode that is sitting up against my auditory nerve and it has 22 channels, 20 of which are turned on for me. It is very different, but, I am happy with what I have.”
grazer333 on Feb 6, 2013 at 07:14:57
“That's a very interesting story as well! I was born with severe hearing loss, and I didn't learn to speak till I was almost 5 years old. Even to this day, I feel that I have to do extra effort to translate what is being told to me before I actually know what is said.”
“And what exactly would you base this lawsuit on? Don't get me wrong, I have lost a job because of calling off sick when me or my children were sick (just once for me and once for my children when they were both vomiting all over the place-literally, it was awful, and I lost my job because of it) and I think that it is insanity that people are forced to go to work sick. Particularly since there are states that do not mandate that employees get breaks or lunches (Ohio is one of them, if you are over the age of 18) no matter how long your shift is, so if you are scheduled to work 10 or 12 hours you are facing the very real prospect of 10 or 12 hours straight of working on your feet and nothing but very quick restroom breaks to have a minute to sit down. BUT, the knee jerk reaction to sue someone for something is silly.”
angelcakesinc on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:12:27
“Well, I think if someone gets sick from a restaurant and has serious complications or dies might have a serious case. Just for example. I think that would spotlight the problem and force businesses to take action.”
“The only problem is that it is not illegal or a health code violation to have people that are sick working, and if someone is obviously ill to the point that the health department would be able to do anything about it, all the employer has to do is say that they were not aware that the person was that sick and send the person home for that day. The health department can't go to every single establishment every single day (because that is what it would take) to watch this.”
TXfemmom on Jan 14, 2013 at 07:43:23
“I know that, and I agree, but do it to as many as possible, fine them so they have to bear the costs of the clean up and the testing, and then have all the media coverage on it, and it shall do some good. Individuals in food prep areas should have to wear gloves and masks all the time, anyway.”
“Grocery stores are just as bad, consider the person cutting your cheese and meat at the deli counter, the person preparing your meat and fish in the meat department, the person cutting and preparing your veggies in the produce department, the person fixing food in the restaurant, the person putting the dry goods on the shelves in the grocery, and the person scanning it all out-touching each and every item) at the checkout. They likely make close to minimum wage and probably don't have benefits either...including sick pay.”
“Having worked in food service as well as grocery, I can assure you that they could not care less about if their customer gets sick from something that was caught in their store, as long as it can not be traced back to their store (such as food poisoning) and there is nothing actionable against their business. They will say that there is no proof, that if you are that sick you should take your own precautions, and any of a hundred other excuses as to why it is not their problem or responsibility. My mother was dying of pancreatic cancer and on chemo, we avoided places like restaurants and fresh food was scrutinized very carefully becasue of just this fact. If you love someone who is immunocompromised you had better be planting a garden for yourself because otherwise you have no idea who just puked in the bathroom and then handled your food (and I am talking grocery store as well as restaurant!)”
boberrigan on Jan 14, 2013 at 01:27:00
“I'm glad you mentioned the grocery. I can't believe that hadn't even occurred to me. And you right......I doubt any business owners are losing sleep over this issue. BTW....very sorry about your mom.”