Today cnn.com has posted a story with the headline “Breast Cancer Chemo Raises Heart Risks“.

I find articles like this a little strange simply because, well, doesn’t anyone getting treatment know that? They should. It’s not new information is it? It seems a little like posting a headline such as, “More than One Kind of Chemo Available” or “Breast Cancer Patients who Have Lymph Nodes Removed Risk Swelling in the Arm for the Rest of their Lives” or “Hey, Breast Cancer Sucks!”

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking anything that works to keep the issue in people’s minds, keeps them thinking, keeps them realizing (as much as it is ever possible) that it can happen to them so to be aware. Maybe it is just to keep the cause in the headlines. I’m all for that! But if that’s not it, then it just seems odd to pick something like that feels like “old news” out of all there is to say on the matter.

I’m simply curious. Or am I missing something? (Quite possible.) Cause right now it seems the only thing I’m missing is a cush job writing breast cancer articles for CNN! Where do I sign up?!



Filed under breast cancer, chemo

2 responses to “Headlines

  1. The ones I love say things like:

    “Chemotherapy Causes Cancer Later in Life”
    “This just in… The common breast cancer chemotherapy treatments Adriamycin and Cytoxan (AC) have been discovered to cause leukemia, bladder & lung cancers.”

    Like we’re supposed to choose to die from one cancer just to avoid the risk of getting another. Sheesh.

  2. This is pretty silly. It just goes to show the lengths that the Chicken Little press will go to induce panic in the general public.

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