Recently a woman posted a comment to one of my blog posts expressing her frustration with business as usual when it comes to brain tumor treatment.
I want to start supporting a cure, and am very interested to hear new and promising avenues of treatment besides traditional chemo and radiation.
She brings up a good point about chemo and radiation (and surgery). For the most part, none of us are truly cured–these are merely stop-gap measures to slow our tumor growth and buy us time until the next treatment is available.
But what piqued my interest is the first part of her statement: I want to start supporting a cure.
What does supporting a cure look like?
To me “supporting a cure” is being an advocate with the National Brain Tumor Society. I enjoy public policy and am a fan of the West Wing (which qualifies me to talk to Congress) (not really), so being an advocate is how I am supporting a cure.
But that is just one way to support a cure, and it is one of the more extreme ways. But I want to know what you think… What does supporting a cure to brain cancer look like to you?
Is it wearing a gray ribbon? Taking part in a walk? Donating some money? Driving a friend to treatment? Tweeting about brain tumor symptoms on Twitter?
There are no wrong answers. I am just curious.
Shout out to @CraigClarke on Instagram for this great photo of his wife currently in treatment.