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The Topic of Cancer
One disease is worse then the rest of them.

(permanent link) added: 2011-07-25 06:42:08 sponsor: InsomniacWeasel (last reply: 2011-07-26 15:17:12)

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There are all manners of horrible diseases out there, but few get as much publicity, in the world of fiction as the very least, as the dreaded cancer. The mere mention of the term can turn any instance of biological horror scarier, any theoretical scientific experiment more forbidden, any associated superpower far more evil. In fact, even in real life it is terribly common to compare any evil, spreading, corrupting thing to cancer. It's like the Hitler of diseases. A madness of the flesh, the body's rebellion against itself, a perversion and a mockery of all that is fertile and alive. It's very easy to understand people's fear of this specific disease. Monsters entirely or mostly made of cancer, and other "living tumors" are almost a trope of their own.
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