Thursday, July 20, 2006

Here's to another one kicking Hodgkin's ass!

Not that I talk about the cancer stuff anymore, but every now and then it comes back.

I found out today that an old friend of mine just finished his Hodgkin's treatment. I haven't seen him in 2 years, but he is a great guy. One of my favorite boys in the 'burg :) It was really weird to hear about it. Weird considering "they" say Hodgkin's is rare. Maybe its just that Hodgkins is more common in younger folks, maybe its just that I am more aware of Hodgkins, but consider the following:

DOH! I have no idea why its all the way down there. Scroll WAY down.


















































































Cancer type by diagnosis rate


People I personally know (outside of my cancer life)


Friends of Friends/Family


Total known


Prostate


1 - I think


0


1


Breast


1


1


2


Lung & bronchus


2 (both over 80)


0


2


Colon & rectum


0


1


1


Urinary bladder


0


0


0


Uterine


0


0


0


Melanoma of the skin


0


1


1


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma


0


0


0


Kidney & renal pelvis


0


1


1


Thyroid


0


1


1


Oral cavity & pharynx


0


1


1


Ovarian


0


1


1


Leukemia


1


1


2


Pancreas


0


0


0


Hodgkin's Lymphoma


6


4


10



For such a "rare" cancer, so much less common and less heard about than things such as breast and skin cancer, why is it so lopsided?

I blame Oak Ridge and couch burning.

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