Prime and I spent some time with the mother-in-law; it was decent enough until the subject of cancer was raised. According to my mother-in-law, there will never be a cure for cancer because it makes “too much money”. You know, a cure would just put the hospitals out of business. Or something.
My mother-in-law was a nurse. She’s worked for “big pharma”. But she believes this.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. That’s not a joke, either.
When it comes to cancer, there is a genetic component. A drug that can shrink a tumor in one woman’s breast may not work for me, due to my BRCA. That’s not including the fact that cancer is more than one disease, that if a cure for one is found, there are others that are unchecked, that screening for cancer won’t suddenly disappear because we have a cure, among other things. As I said, she’s worked for “big pharma”. She should know this.
Some days, I feel as if I’m screaming into the void and the void doesn’t care.