So now books are getting cancer? Damn, what’s next? Sometimes it seems like things just get bleaker every day. ISIS is on a rampage, Ebola is running wild, and the celebrity nude-pic sites you click on keep turning out to be fakes that infect your computer. Where is the good news?
It’s in the one news source that doesn’t make me feel cheap and voyeuristic – the NY Times. Last week the Times reported about a new class of drugs that unleash the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Apparently, cancers are able to survive and spread because they turn off the immune system in much the same way that Fox News shuts off your brain, letting fear defeat logic and cripple your sense of hope.
Please keep reading. This isn’t a typical online-news story. It actually gets better.
Researchers think these drugs will work against most forms of cancer. That’s good news. But it gets even better. The main success in clinical trials so far has been in defeating lung cancer and melanoma.
And you know what that means. You can now go back to spending the entire day on the beach, chain-smoking in your Speedo while you enjoy the sunshine and the gently pounding surf. And researchers are close to finding the perfect hangover cure as well. Once we’ve got that, dancing days are here again!
So grab the baby oil and that carton of Camels and join me on the beach. And don’t believe what you see online. Things are getting better, yo.