Finding Cures for Cancer

Finding Cures for Cancer


The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well by helping
people get well by finding cures and by fighting back against cancer I’m Rob Youle and I’m a cancer survivor I like ski, I like to ride my bike I like to play hockey like this skate pretty
much if its outside I like it And I walked into my primary care
doctors office and he didn’t use the word cancer he
just said I think you got a problem and I would
like you to see a specialist right away about 40 minutes later that
physician told me that I had advanced stage testicular cancer and I probably had between 90 and 120 days to live that got my attention I wanted to know more about what the
society had had to do with my cure, if anything so I sent an email and said can you tell me what the
American Cancer Society had to do with my cure am I get an email back that said well American Cancer Society research money
really lead to your cure A physician at the University of Indiana
Medical School named Dr. Lawrence Einhorn had applied to the American Cancer Society for a clinical extramural research grant and he had an idea about how to treat testicular cancer that was really
different than anybody ever done before and the research that he did through the
American Cancer Society’s funding has now turned this disease from almost
a sure death sentence for young men to a disease that’s almost always curable no. The 90 plus percent is now the survival rate and not
mortality rate that’s a great thing if I look back on my life if it wasn’t for the American Cancer Society I wouldn’t
be here and there are thousands hundreds of thousands of other
americans who’ve really had the same blessings. I’m Rob Youle and the research through the American
Cancer Society’s funding lead to my cure

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