Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Turning off Cancer

Weird... weren't we just talking about this?

''A unique gene that can stop cancerous cells from multiplying into tumours has been discovered by a team of scientists at the B.C. Cancer Agency in Vancouver.''

Anyway, it sounds like good news. Unfortunately, they didn't say anything about Leukemia, which our friend Brendon is still fighting. Fortunately, he recently found a bone marrow donor. Transplants are very risky, but his cancer is a particularly bad sort, so he might well go through with the procedure. I'll keep you updated.

Interestingly enough, stress causes certain kinds of tumors to metastasize. My skin condition is genetic, but triggered by stress. Claire's medical disorder is genetic, but triggered by stress. Fretting is apparently very bad for you.

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