BCAM 2021: Day #8

No Half Measures

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Knowing that our black and brown brothers and sisters are more likely to die (whatever the actual reasons) keeps me up at night. Breast Cancer, particularly Metastatic Breast Cancer, is a horrible disease and to start out with yet another hurdle is nearly unthinkable. That anyone who is dealing with something so life changing then also needs to think about a lack of access to good care and a medical system that is biased against them is just unconscionable.

We all need to be aware of what is, rather than what we hope might be.

Black and brown people, generally, are much more reluctant to participate in clinical trials, the vital research seeking to answer the questions necessary to find an actual cure.

If the participants in a trial aren’t representative of the population needing the medication, then how effective can that medication be?

We all…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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