Someone left a comment on my entry on the prevalence of breast cancer, saying that she was going to delay having a mammogram because apparently she can roll off the names of so many who had been diagnosed with cancer having gone to our local private hospital. I find this comment particularly insensitive and ignorant to be honest. Does she think that all the women have been misdiagnosed? That our local private hospital is making money by subjecting healthy women to unnecessary chemotherapy and surgery? That I'm losing my hair and going through all this pain and massive inconvenience so someone can rake it in? Or perhaps there's a better explanation - that cancer cases are going up and are becoming more common. In fact, the NHS is going to move down the age of free mammograms to 48 - they understand the epidemic and are hoping to cure as many women as they can from this disease by finding it early.
So, please ignore that comment (I will, of course, delete it) and get yourselves checked.
Also, please excuse the rant. And my sense of humour failure. As the comment was anonymous, I could not just pick up the telephone and scream.