There has never been a better time to have cancer. In an article titled Why Everyone Seems to Have Cancer, The New York Times reports, “cancer is on the verge of overtaking [heart disease] as the No. 1 cause of death.” We’re number one! We’re number one!
It makes me want to run out and get one of those giant foam fingers.
And while cancer is becoming ever more popular, it still commands enough
awe and respect to afford special privileges for cancer patients.
Waiting rooms in radiation therapy offices are filled with baked goods,
clothing and other items donated for the benefit of the cancer
patients. (Well, not mine, but others I know of.) An organization called
To Show We Care offers cancer patients free tickets to theater and
musical events. Hospitals provide yoga, acupuncture and other stress
And that’s not even counting child-oriented facilities like the Make a Wish Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House, where seriously ill kids
can enjoy a respite with their families in the shadow of a junk food
So if you’ve ever considered cancer, now’s the time to jump on
board. Don’t wait until it becomes last year’s thing.