February 10, 2020
This is a thing? Was this always a thing?
A few days ago, I saw some article announcing that breast cancer was no longer the most common type of cancer (at least, in England), and had been overtaken by prostate cancer. In other words, a woman-only type of cancer is now second in importance to a man-only type of cancer.
I didn’t really pay it any mind at the time.
Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England, overtaking breast cancer for the first time, latest figures show.
In 2018 there were nearly 50,000 registered cases – around 8,000 more than in 2017.
Public Health England says it is because more men are getting tested.
And that is thanks to celebrities, like Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull, raising awareness by speaking out about their own experiences.
In 2018, there were 316,680 cancers of any kind diagnosed, the equivalent of 868 cases a day.
Prostate was the most common type – 49,029 cases – followed by breast – 47,476 cases.
Lung and bowel cancers were the next most commonly diagnosed.
As a side note, the notion that prostate cancer is overtaking breast cancer because “more men are getting tested” sounds kind of ridiculous. I mean, even if you don’t get tested, I’m pretty sure you’ll notice at some point when a cancerous tumor is growing on your own prostate.
In any case, what’s making me do a double take here is that the news is now flooded with stories about “Go Red.”
There are hundreds of these articles right now.
I didn’t even know what “Go Red” was, so I had to look it up.
It’s apparently some kind of “awareness campaign” for women’s heart disease.
What is the goal of Go Red For Women?
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.
In 2010, the AHA set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20 percent while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by the year 2020.
So I was like… Huh…
“Women’s heart disease” is a thing? A thing distinct from men’s heart disease?
And everyone needs to be reminded of this and wear red just to be politically correct, huh?
Heart disease is the top health threat for women everywhere, and today everyone is urged to wear red to help spread awareness.
Go Red for Women asks Americans on the first Friday every February to wear wear red and donate to the American Heart Association.
I guess so.
We also need to be wearing one of those pink bracelets to remind ourselves about titty cancer – even though it’s now only the second most common cancer (in England).
For a whole month, too.
Oh, and there’s also HIV awareness to remind us about the fags and their anal engagements.
Wait, they get three separate days?
So basically, everyone needs to be aware of diseases that affect women (and fags).
Never mind that anyone can get cancer – we need a month to raise awareness for the only type of cancer that only women can get.
Never mind that men are more likely to die of heart disease – we all need to dress up in red to raise awareness for the minority of women who might suffer.
Never mind that homos are only getting AIDS because they can’t control their urge to do all sorts of sickening things nonstop or that women are getting breast cancer from birth control pills – they’re victims and we need to devote all of society’s collective medical research fund to prolonging their pitiful, disgusting lives.
When was the last time a major national illness awareness campaign was started about something that straight White males are likely to suffer from?
When are we going to all dress in blue to spread awareness of all the blue collar workers dying of workplace accidents?
When are we going to start wearing neon-green bracelets to spread awareness about men’s heart disease?
When are we going to designate a national awareness month for all those mad lads dying of popcorn lungs from blowing sick clouds or blowing themselves up with defective vaping mods?
We all need to be more aware of this.
The answer, of course, is never. So long as Jews and women are in charge of society, at least.
All this “awareness” bullshit is largely meaningless from a medical standpoint, and is mainly just another opportunity to reinforce the notion that only women and minorities matter and deserve to be pitied, while White men dying isn’t something that is worthy of mention.
I, for one, only care about diseases affecting millennial men like me as well as 2D anime girls.