Cancer survivor and author James S. Olson, in "Making Cancer History: Disease & Discovery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center" (The John Hopkins University Press, 2009)
I had cancer. I have cancer. I will always have cancer.
MD Anderson has been a part of my life since 1981 when I registered there as a patient and entrusted to them my future...The future of oncology glows with hope; new therapy upon new therapy will attack cancer at the level of its genetic abnormalities, steadily disrupting and disabling the cell's legion of pathways until the disease, like tuberculosis and pneumonia, shrinks into a manageable malady.
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