Today Show Cancer Q&A

Author: Rick Dunetz
June 23, 2009

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Rick Dunetz

Executive Director at The Side-Out Foundation
Rick Dunetz is the founder and executive director of The Side-Out foundation. His passion for volleyball and his role as a coach led him to create the Foundation in honor of his mother, Gloria, who lived with breast cancer for six years.

Rick has coached volleyball in his local community for 15 years. Currently, he is the head coach of the Oakton girls freshman volleyball team and assistant coach for the girls varsity volleyball team in Vienna, Virginia.
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This evening, I downloaded a video clip from the Today Show.  It was a Cancer question and answer session where people write in or call in and ask questions to a panel of cancer experts.  It was the most bizarre thing ever.  Every answer the Cancer experts gave was in and around the intersection of “WE DON’T KNOW” Road and “Insert Standard Cancer Info Here” Blvd.  I thought to myself, what a useless segment.  I for one am tired of “WE DON’T KNOW”. Billions of dollars have gone into “Cancer Research” and we still don’t know what causes it and we still don’t have a cure.

I felt sorry for those Cancer experts on the tube; they looked distressed.  Cancer is a wicked disease and I can’t imagine having to answer tough questions everyday and having to give half answers.  I am happy there are good scientists and doctors that want to take on this challenge…we need to support them so that they don’t lose hope.

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