If you don’t have breast cancer you are being ignored, no actually moderate out of existence by the Hillary for President Campaign. On April 8th, I wrote about Hillary’s fantastic plans for funding increases for breast cancer. In my post I pointed out that all other American cancer survivors (there are millions of us) seem not to be on her radar screen.
I went to her blog page where she outlined her aggressive plans to fight breast cancer. On three different occasions I tried to add a comment pointing out that other cancer survivors need similar attention. On three different occasions my comments were “moderated out.”
So, what did I write that was so bad that her campaign felt the need to censor me? I will let you judge for yourself. This was the banned comment:
I applaud Hilary’s commitment to breast cancer, but I am very concerned that she has forgotten that millions of other Americans who continue to struggle with and die from cancers other than breast cancer. I am a thyroid, renal and recurrent prostate cancers survivor, your guess is as good as mine which will eventually kill me. I cannot help but feel that Hillary has just forgotten me and all the other not so important cancer survivors. We need similar levels of commitment to all cancers. Too many of us struggle and die each and everyday.
The complete blog which include her proposal and the posted comments can be seen at Hillary’s Blog.
My comment will not be included!
Joel T Nowak MA, MSW
Joel, shocked by another liberal. When will you realize she only mentioned breast cancer because it gets her votes. She could care less about you. What more does she have to say or do to realize that.
We need to rid ourselves of the lawsuits, or Democrats, so we can get a cure. It shouldn’t take 3 years to get from the lab to trials. Who do you think is most repsonsible for that? It’s the lawyers waiting to sue any company when they do a trial and someone is hurt or dies.
I am with you on the need to create more awareness for other cancer besides breast cancer. For example Prostate Cancer patients need a standard bill of rights where they are being told exactly what are their options in terms of available treatments, test and imaging and actual statistics of side effects for each treatment.
Seth, Lets remember that going for the votes is not only a democratic (or as you label it liberal problem), but also a reality of the Republicans and the Conservatives. This is an equal opportunity problem.
The problem is with men. Even though more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than woman with breast cancer each year we can not get out and use our political clout. I will never cease to be amazed how many woman and men who support woman turn out at rallies, write letters, march etc for breast cancer. When it comes to prostate cancer we we can’t find the time to contact our legislature etc. The Mannon Bill is dead in the water, all it asks for is equal treatment for men with prostate cancer. Because we can not get out something as elementary as demand equal treatment it just shrivels up and dies.
Seth, have you signed the prostate cancer petition at http://www.prostatecancerpetition.org or contacted your legislators and asked them to support the Mannon Bill? Tis is not a Democratic or Republican issue, this is an issue that cuts across the political divide. The last I looked prostate cancer is an equal opportunity disease, attacking men across al political beliefs.
Lynn, Excellent idea, wouldn’t it be great.