Monday, June 19, 2006

"Life is pretty good without a stomach"

You'd probably feel the same way, if you knew you had a 7 in 10 chance of getting stomach cancer.

Six of these people had their surgeries done at the same hospital. And it looks like they actually had 100% chance of contracting cancer:
While the stomachs of all six Stanford patients looked normal before surgery, a study of the tissue revealed early tumor growths, said Dr. Jeff Norton, the surgeon.


"We're all going to die of something," (Bill Bradfield) said, "but I know I won't die of stomach cancer."

One C.O.D. down, eight million to go... Seriously, though, in their shoes I probably would have done the same thing. And it wouldn't be the fault of an overly literal biblical hermeneutic, either.

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