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Jessie T. Wolf
February 22nd, 2005
12:28 am

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Back From Furry Weekend Atlanta!!!

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From:cjthomas
Date:February 28th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
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Say you'd found out earlier, couldn't it just have been removed quite easily?

The problem with cancer is that once it's established, it spreads throughout the body, and you get little tumors starting everywhere. If you catch it early, you can remove the original tumor and be ok, and if you catch it just after it starts spreading, you can use chemotherapy to try to kill the new tumors without killing the patient, but much past that point and the creature with cancer is toast.

As Jess pointed out, this kind of thing is usually caught later with animals, but even in humans, early diagnosis is vital.

(So get your mammograms and prostate checks, ladies and gentlemen.)
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From:ion_seal
Date:February 28th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm a little bit uptight about having a complete stranger poking me in the ass, though ;)
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