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Arlen Specter: Bush Acted Like My Cancer Could Be Contagious

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BILL COUZENS, Founder lesscancer.org

There is no place for fear on the war on cancer.

President Nixon during his January 1971 State of the Union address said: “The time has come in America when the same kind of concentrated effort that split the atom and took man to the moon should be turned toward conquering this dread disease. Let us make a total national commitment to achieve this goal.”

Since that time we are see increases in many types of cancers to include pediatric cancer patients that are being diagnosed at a rate of two class rooms full of children or approximately 46+ children every school day in this country.

Everyday more than 1,500 men, women and children die of cancer in the U.S.

In the book The Secret War on Cancer, author Devra Davis, who heads up the world”s first Center on Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute points out that while American”s today are living longer and better, we are also seeing the growth in chronic diseases, like cancer and neurological problems. The question of the combined effects of radiation and small doses of chemicals on our health over the long term is generally not being asked by those in positions to set standards for such materials.

The bar must be raised.

While the cure for cancer is critical we must ask lawmakers to work to prevent cancer to include reducing the known and suspected exposures linked with cancer.

Bill Couzens Founder, Lesscancer.org

Arlen Specter: Bush Acted Like My Cancer Could Be Contagious

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Arlen Specter: Bush Acted Like My Cancer Could Be Contagious

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Arlen Specter’s new book, “Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate,” chronicles the long-time Pennsylvania senator’s struggle with an advanced case of Hodgkin’s disease. During an appearance on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews Thursday, Specter brought along a photo of himself shaking President Bush’s hand to illustrate one of the lessons of his book.

In the photo a bald and visibly ill Specter can be seen shaking hands with a clearly reluctant Bush, who noticeably keeps his distance with his arm fully extended. “He’s keeping you at arms length,” Matthews laughed. Why was he doing so? Specter offered several theories of what might have been going through Bush’s mind at that moment, for example: “He’s the chairman, I guess I got to shake his hand.”

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