Life Duty Death

Joseph Askew jbask1 at MFS06.cc.monash.edu.au
Sun Oct 1 17:30:50 EST 1995


In article <44bpgs$74b at hummin.sol.net> raven at solaria.sol.net (Raven (J. Singleton)) writes:

>|Cancer is a disease of highly advanced societies -- because in less
>|advanced societies, hardly anyone lives long enough to contract it.

>This does not explain an escalated rate of CHILDHOOD leukemia and other
>cancers, such as has occurred in areas near the Nevada nuclear test sites,
>several nuclear materials-processing plants, and some toxic waste sites.

Except of course the areas down wind of the US nuclear test 
sites have the lowest cancer rates in the country. Cites on
demand. What is more while whining about cancer you have not
exactly leapt to admit that childhood leukemia is one of the
great success stories of modern medicine. While people still
die of it (especially if not caught in time) it is curable in
the vast majority of cases these days.

Joseph



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