[NaBloPoMo 2014] Day 3 — Placebo Effect

I’m using a prompt from “365 Days of Writing Prompts” from WordPress in place of the prompt on the blogher.com NaBloPoMo page.

If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?
This is probably one of the most popular answers, but I would create a cure for Cancer–all types.

We have family and friends who have suffered from various forms. Not only is it a terrible disease, but the treatments for many of them are almost worse than the illness itself. Chemo treatments can make patients weak and very sick.

Both of my paternal grandparents had cancer.
We’re not certain what type my grandmother had. Her Doctor told the family that she had the Flu. (This was back in 1972). A month or two later she developed gangrene in one of her feet, then passed away a short time later. Years later my grandfather was told that she had had Cancer.
Five years ago my grandfather had Colon Cancer. He had surgery to remove it, but sadly passed away a few days later.

My maternal grandfather had skin cancer several years ago. Just recently he was found to have skin cancer again. Surgery was this past week to remove and patch it with a skin graft.

When my husband was a teenager his Grandfather died from Lymphoma. His father had two types of Cancer simultaneously. He had 2 surgeries and has been in remission nearly 25 years.
His mother developed Cervical Cancer five years ago. Several months of treatments later… she’s been Cancer-free for three years.
Other friends of my husband’s family have had the illness and passed away.

One of my favorite Christian Contemporary Artists, Carman Licciardello, has recently recovered from bone cancer (Multiple Myeloma).

One of our neighbors has been going through treatments and will be done with them before year’s end.

To rid this world of Cancer would be such a miracle. Too many people have suffered from or passed on because of it; some having passed away before living much of a life.