Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett 1947-2009















"God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I`ve ever met."
Farrah Fawcett
Photos: filmbug.com, tvguide, allposters.com

3 comments:

  1. She was beautiful!!! As a child of the 80s I loved Charlie's Angels. My brother had her swimsuit poster up in his room. It is very sad.

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  2. Ooops meant 70s, not 80s..

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  3. So many beautiful, glamourous women have died of colon cancer -- Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Montgomery, Carolyn Jones (Morticia Adamas), Eartha Kitt and now Farrah Fawcett -- that I am shocked there is not an awareness campaign out there, and a similar "run for the cure" as for breast cancer.

    Did you know that:

    ...colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer of both men and women?

    ... if polyps are caught in time through regular colonoscopies some 90% of colon cancers can be prevented?

    ...there is only one chemotherapy drug for colon cancer, which has been used since the 1950s? (5-FU) In recent years, there have been some chemotherapy drugs approved for advanced (i.e., a platinum therapy) and metastatic colon cancer, but no miracle drugs so far. Contrast that with the wide array of options for breast cancer chemotherapy, a cancer that has received far more attention.

    I'm lucky to be alive, because no one was interested in checking me for colon cancer when I was in my '20s -- I was dismissed with a "diagnosis" of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. By the time I was finally diagnosed at age 32, I had a more advanced cancer than I would have had I received proper care earlier.

    What is scary is that I know many young women who have been given the diagnosis of "Irritable Bowel Disease" without benefit of a colonoscopy to eliminate other possible diseases and conditions.

    I was lucky; colon cancer is often a silent killer.

    It's about time that there was a public awareness campaign about colon cancer prevention.

    -monika

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