Okay, I know we throw around a lot of silly toy complaints and day-to-day first world problems, but cancer is a serious b*tch and deserves a thread all on its own. The times are now, nearly everyone has been or will touched by it in a very personal way; either through a close friend, loved one, or family member. And some of us in this relatively small community are people who have faced it personally. Feel free to share your own story here if you like. I have lost a grandmother to cancer, my mother underwent long treatment for breast cancer, and I have just learned a close relative who was like an uncle to me has passed away. He was barely diagnosed a month ago, but the cancer had spread to his intestines, lymph nodes, spinal column, and stomach. In a short period he went from seemingly healthy to loss of all function and constant unmanagemeable pain. He was a good man, and while I am glad that his suffering was not long, his loss is still hard to comprehend. So fuck you cancer. I've had enough. The medical and science community is coming for you. I send out my thoughts for all those who have been touched by this disease, and condolences to all those it has taken without due. I know people's tax dollars are a sensitive thing, and your priorties are you own, but donate what you can when can. Research can get there, and public healthcare ensures families don't have to be doubly burdened by such tragedies. Fuck cancer.