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Who i more likely to get cancer

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Bernie610
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

Well said Rose x
Fuffs123
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

Right on June and Rose! I admit I am a bit overweight but I'm fed up having anything at all (including an ingrowing toenail!) blamed on it. What about those people very underweight which can be more dangerous. Anyway my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 yrs ago and is very slim and fit. Rant over! I'm having genetic testing shortly so perhaps it's not my weight after all! Lol xx
Rosemaryanne
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

Thank you!

I just feel that, as women, we take on guilt too readily for all sorts of things which are out of our control.

This time there is absolutey no need!

Love to all

Rose xx

Boa
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

Good comment from Rose.
lexilou3
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

What a great comment !
Rosemaryanne
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

Hi

My consultant said the only reason I have breast cancer is that I have breasts. End of... There doesn't have to be any lifestyle factor, or to have done "anything wrong". It happens.  While this might not satisfy those in search of a reason, it was enough for me. I don't need to feel guilty about my 6 months on HRT, or that I don't go to a gym or run because the situation would be the same whatever happened up to the point of diagnosis.

I took some comfort from that

Love, Rose xx 

 

lexilou3
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

Maybe cynical.... they just eant to shift the newspapers. Bash out a headline and off they go. Knew someone in the medical profession who stated sister newspapers printed opposing articles to suit the political bent of the country... england and eire! all stats do is back your view piint if so chosen.
Not helpful, and misleading.
Kess
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

Sadly as we know you can still get cancer even with none of the risk factors, but you are more likely to get it if the risk factors apply to you. Its like lung cancer. Most people that get it are smokers, but some are people who have never smoked and never spent time anywhere smoky. I agree its not helpful if this message makes people think they are safe if they are not - but there are benefits in people dealing with those risk factors they can. Its a tricky message to balance!
eileen728
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Re: Who i more likely to get cancer

So agree June. Even my consultant said it is just bad luck!! x
catchpole
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Who i more likely to get cancer

Headlines in paper today" obese much more likely to get cancer" , why do we constantly have to have these kind of articles when so many of us, on here, who have got it,seem to slim, healthy in every other way. take regular exercise, dont smoke, and  eat healthily, My friend who has ovarian cancer was exactly the same.  You can do all the right things, as many of us have, my only risk i can see was taking HRT for so long, . and still get it.  These kind of comments do give a completely unrealistic picture of who gets the disease and who dosent.  It definitely is not always lifestyle as many of us can prove.  and may stop people not bothering to check on lumps etc, as they think its not going to happen to them cause they dont fit the "type".june