Also money raised needs to go to research, not propping up the ‘cancer industry’.
“Simply put, we have not adequately channeled our scientific know-how, funding, and energy into a full exploration of the one path certain to save lives: prevention. That it should become the ultimate goal of cancer research has been recognized since the war on cancer began. When I look at NCI’s budget request for fiscal year 2012, I’m deeply disappointed, though past experience tells me I shouldn’t be surprised. It is business as usual at the nation’s foremost cancer research establishment. More than $2 billion is requested for basic research into the mechanism and causes of cancer. Another $1.3 billion is requested for treatment. And cancer prevention and control? It gets $232 million altogether. (Remarkably, in the very same budget report, the NCI states, “Much of the progress against cancer in recent decades has stemmed from successes in the areas of prevention and control.”)”
Love how the Huff is so dismissive of Marijuana as a medicine for cancer. They really need to read the research…..
Actor Tommy Chong is battling prostate cancer, he revealed to CNN’s Don Lemon on Saturday night.
The 74-year-old is best known for his stoner-comedy routine alongside Cheech Marin, as the comedy duo “Cheech and Chong.”
Chong told CNN he was diagnosed about a month ago and that the cancer is currently in a “slow stage one.” He revealed he first noticed symptoms nearly eight years ago during his nine-month sentence at Taft Correctional Institution in California, adding that he believes the prison caused his health to take a turn for the worse.
“The prison is built on toxic waste. I also got gout from the food there,” he told CNN.
The actor and comedian revealed his condition during an interview about his support for decriminalizing marijuana use and sales, so it’s not surprising how he plans on treating his illness.
“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis. So [legalizing marijuana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested,” he explained, adding that he was drug free for nearly three years, during which time he began having health problems. “So I know [the cancer] had nothing to do with cannabis. Cannabis is a cure.”
Chong also explained he quit smoking marijuana about a year ago, so to treat his prostate cancer he ingests hemp oil, but only “at night, so I won’t be woozy all day,” he explained.
Grew up with Cheech and Chong. They rock. Fucking cancer.
I adored her in ‘The West Wing’. This scene from the show is after her funeral and Jed hates on God.
You might not know the name “Kathryn Joosten,” but there’s a good chance you’d recognize her face.
The character actor best known for playing President Bartlett’s secretary Mrs. Landingham on The West Wing and Mrs. McCluskey on Desperate Housewives has died from lung cancer. She was 72.
Joosten, who didn’t begin acting until age 42, mostly played lovable older characters — many of whom died. (Not always by natural causes either. Goddamn you, drunk driver who hit Mrs. Landingham.) Her other credits include Scrubs, My Name Is Earl, and Dharma & Greg.