Letter: Pink campaigns distract from cancer research

Today, chemotherapy is still done on cancer patients. Nothing has changed.

To the editor:

In Memoriam: Charlotte Haley, creator of the first (peach) breast cancer ribbon. See more at: http://www.bcaction.org.

Pink, pink, pink. How many industries are making great millions of dollars in selling pink articles for cancer?

Still, nothing has been done to improve the chemical treatment of cancer. Cancer patients all get chemotherapy treatment—for at least seven decades that I’m aware of.

Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox, CC, OD (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

And still today people run for cancer ever since Terry Fox ran across Canada.

Today chemotherapy is still done on all cancer patients. Nothing has changed. The industries selling pink make millions of dollars, the pharmaceutical industry makes billions of dollars, still there is nothing done.

Of all the plants being studied on Mother Earth, can someone please explain to me why marijuana is the only plant in the world not allowed to be studied in any university?

Does it make any sense to poison people with chemotherapy? And after they have been poisoned with chemotherapy then they allow that person to have marijuana.

They also allow the same patient to have the THC that comes from marijuana. The reason that marijuana and the THC from marijuana is allowed to be given to patients is so it can heal the patients from the chemotherapy they had. And also help to heal the cancer.

Why does a person have to be poisoned by pharmaceutical chemicals like chemotherapy when it is a known fact that the endocannabinoids in THC heals cancer?

Joseph Hayes,  Kelowna