Let’s move cancer investment to prevention
RE: War on cancer has failed us (July 11)
Amen, Steven Skyvington! I agree it is time we stopped pretending that we are chasing an imaginary “cure” for cancer, and funding the cancer research beast. “Run IS the cure” is a more appropriate tag line as obesity and inactivity are strong cancer risks.
We humans don’t want to hear that prevention is the cure and our government and other industries that profit from Cancer Inc. seem too willing to allow us to continue in denial of that real cure.
For example, we have warning labels for asbestos, but not for processed meats such as salami, which are now a serious cancer risk according to the World Health Organization.
Cancerprevent.ca reports that only 2.6 per cent of cancer funding goes toward prevention. We should be angry at this misappropriation of funds, and at the weak effort made to helping us stop the cancer from ever beginning. I no longer run for the cure, but I stand for the prevention. Judy Taylor, Dundas