Jayne would have been 55 today. <sigh>
How Many People Get Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer?
American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 108,070 new cases of colon cancer and 40,740 new cases of rectal cancer in 2008 in the United States. Combined, they will cause about 49,960 deaths.
They also say that death rate is dropping, as more people get screened. Unfortunately, considering that Jayne was a physician, who always had an annual physical, screening does not always work.
What Can Be Done?
Vote for honest politicians (if any exist) who believe that curing cancer is more important than Iraqi Freedom Fund, or anything that happens overseas.
If you are feeling lucky, pray that you do not spend the last year of your life in a hospice, like Jayne.
On A Lighter Note
You can always read what I wrote last year about how I met Jayne, when she was young, and healthy.