So many have cancer

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When I read the Oct. 17 article "Looking Good, Feeling Better," it just made me sad. The two women with cancer pictured in the article are so young. When I was a kid, there was one woman on our street who was diagnosed with breast cancer. On my street now, I can name 10 people in a 50-yard radius of my house who have cancer. Sadly, I think that's probably the rule and not the exception.

I will never understand our medical system's approach to cancer, except to say that it must be lucrative for somebody. It is my understanding that cancer results when our immune system is overwhelmed. It makes no sense to me that the things that keep our immune system healthy, i.e., clean air, clean water and food without chemicals, are hard to come by. Yet, we'll bombard an already compromised immune system with the most toxic of drugs and expect a positive outcome.

Upper St. Clair


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