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Given the increasingly toxic environment, soaring health costs and diminishing insurance coverage, fears of catastrophic illnesses like cancer loom increasingly large in adult life.
click to enlarge Cindy Dillon Pine Creek -  - Finance project manager  - If you could choose your mode of death, what would - it be? In my sleep, so it would be painless, and I - wouldn't even know. -  - Would you rather know or not know the date you'll - die? You have to live for the present, not in worry - of an unknown future. It's better to focus on taking care - of yourself now and not make poor health choices. -  - If testing showed you genetically at-risk for breast - cancer, would you opt  as some women do  for pre- - emptive mastectomy? Being higher risk doesn't - guarantee I'd get it. I'd rather do frequent screenings and - focus on living healthily.  -  - How likely is a cancer cure in our lifetime, in your - opinion? Pretty high. Leukemia deaths in kids were - a lot more common when I was growing up.
  • Cindy Dillon
    Pine Creek

    Finance project manager
    If you could choose your mode of death, what would it be? In my sleep, so it would be painless, and I wouldn't even know.

    Would you rather know or not know the date you'll die? You have to live for the present, not in worry of an unknown future. It's better to focus on taking care of yourself now and not make poor health choices.

    If testing showed you genetically at-risk for breast cancer, would you opt as some women do for pre- emptive mastectomy? Being higher risk doesn't guarantee I'd get it. I'd rather do frequent screenings and focus on living healthily.

    How likely is a cancer cure in our lifetime, in your opinion? Pretty high. Leukemia deaths in kids were a lot more common when I was growing up.

click to enlarge Sheila Shafer Pueblo West -  - Homemaker/homeschooler  - If it were your choice, how would you die? - Peacefully, in my sleep, so I don't know what's coming. -  - Would you want to know now the date of your - death? I'd probably rather know so I could prepare - my family and my finances. -  - Have any of your relatives had cancer? My - grandma had colon cancer 20 years ago. They removed - part of her colon, and she's been fine ever since. -  - Do you have cancer fears? I don't expect to get - it, but I have a rheumatoid condition. The meds they - prescribe for it put you at higher risk for lymphomas, so - I don't take them. -  - Are you optimistic about a cancer cure? - Current treatment methods aren't working. I think it's - ultimately the Lord's will whether you die or not.
  • Sheila Shafer
    Pueblo West

    Homemaker/homeschooler
    If it were your choice, how would you die? Peacefully, in my sleep, so I don't know what's coming.

    Would you want to know now the date of your death? I'd probably rather know so I could prepare my family and my finances.

    Have any of your relatives had cancer? My grandma had colon cancer 20 years ago. They removed part of her colon, and she's been fine ever since.

    Do you have cancer fears? I don't expect to get it, but I have a rheumatoid condition. The meds they prescribe for it put you at higher risk for lymphomas, so I don't take them.

    Are you optimistic about a cancer cure? Current treatment methods aren't working. I think it's ultimately the Lord's will whether you die or not.

click to enlarge Bob Branum West Side -  - City street division If it were up to - you, what kind of death would you have? -  - Euthanasia. Get a shot, lie down peacefully, like taking a - nap, never wake up. -  - Would you prefer knowing or not knowing your - future date of death? -  If you knew when death was coming, you couldn't - live in the moment andenjoy what you do. -  - Has any relative hadcancer? Not cancer, but - both my folks died of diabetes last January. -  - How likely is a cancer cure in our lifetime? - We're really close, but I think the pharmaceuticals are - a little heavy on the pill end of things, and we'd make - better progress if they weren't so bent on making mega- - fortunes on medications. -  - Do you worry about cancer? No. If you get it, - it's just one of those things about life. -  -  Bob Campbell -
  • Bob Branum
    West Side

    City street division
    If it were up to you, what kind of death would you have? Euthanasia. Get a shot, lie down peacefully, like taking a nap, never wake up.

    Would you prefer knowing or not knowing your future date of death? If you knew when death was coming, you couldn't live in the moment andenjoy what you do.

    Has any relative hadcancer? Not cancer, but both my folks died of diabetes last January.

    How likely is a cancer cure in our lifetime? We're really close, but I think the pharmaceuticals are a little heavy on the pill end of things, and we'd make better progress if they weren't so bent on making mega- fortunes on medications.

    Do you worry about cancer? No. If you get it, it's just one of those things about life.

    Bob Campbell

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