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Jade Goody has died in her sleep following a public battle with cancer...
Q. Why should a person have to die of any disease when medical science has improved by leaps and bounds?

Asked by joyoti sen, 22 Mar '09 02:34 pm
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There is no answer to this but the fact is that Cervical Cancer, if detected early enough, can be cured. Who knows if Jade had attended for screening then the abnormal cells would have been detected and she could have received treatment before the disease progressed. In the UK all women over the age of 25 are screened (free) for Cervical Cancer every 3 years until they are 65. So many ignore this, thinking they are so young and cannot possibly have cancer! However, Jade's death from this disease has bought about an awareness which no other campaign could have done. The result of which the Health Authority are now discussing whether to bring screening forward for age 20 year onwards. The immediate effect has been that many young women have gone for screening because of hearing about Jade and as a result the early abnormal cells have been detected and treatment started before the disease takes hold. So from the bad (her death) then perhaps some good will come. A tough lesson.
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Answered by Janis, 22 Mar '09 03:39 pm

 
  
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"medical science has improved by leaps and bounds" - are you kidding? A lot of medicine today is still based on hope and prayer! Just because we have got better at fixing "mechanical" faults does not mean we know how to stop a body from malfunctioning.
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 24 Mar '09 06:56 pm

 
  
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I personally believe we live as long as we are useful. What and who determines our usefulness? Those who do not believe in God might not agree with me. However, I do believe that God has sent each one of us into this world for fulfillment of a specific purpose. Not all fulfill that purpose to the T but those who bring peace of mind to others please God the most.

No one plucks the fruit, which is not ripe. God too does the same. Mostly all die at a ripe old age. If that is the case then why some die young? May be God finds them to be a fruit turned bad. God does not judge us the way we judge others; he judges differently.

I am no one to judge Jade Goody whether she lived a life useful or not. I will not say what she did was most pleasing in the sight of God or not. For the benefit of those who do not know her, he would like to highlight certain facts about her life.

Her father, Andrew Robert Goody was a drug addict and habitual criminal, who served prison sentences including ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 22 Mar '09 04:10 pm

 
  
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After lot of strides in science n technology there are still certain things that is beyond our control such as birth and death. God has kept this right with him...I think the biggest challenge before science is to find out medicine for each and every disease. The deadly diseases like cancer n HIV are some of them. My grandmother died by cancer. So I can understand the physical and mental pain that jade goody has gone through...May her soul rest in peace!
Answered by sumati gayki, 22 Mar '09 03:38 pm

 
  
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We are mortals and we have to die. There are so many ailments for which there are cures and yet we find people dying of such diseases.
Answered by gem mina, 22 Mar '09 02:52 pm

 
  
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Read Miltons's poem "Death be not proud". Death is not as bad as many of us think. In many cases, death is better than continuous suffering. I feel sorry for Jade Goody but I think it is better for her to rest in eternal peace than to continue sufferering from cervical cancer which was not curable. Her death has brought to an end her sufferings and that way it is relief for her. It is unfortunate her young kids have lost a loving mother and her husband has lost a loving wife. We all share their grief at this moment.
Although medical sciences have advanced a lot, it is still not possible to cure people from many types of cancers. Let us hope some cure will be found soon and precious lives of many will be saved.
Answered by Francisco, 22 Mar '09 02:45 pm

 
  
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Medical treatments are there but the severity of disease and stage of disease played a major role in the treatment . All diseases are not curable .lot of research work yet to be done and progress is there .After hundred years or so we may have treatments of all ailments .
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 22 Mar '09 02:40 pm

 
  
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There is no cure on final stages of cancer
Answered by Sandeep Sharma, 22 Mar '09 02:38 pm

 
  
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Death needs the reason,it could be any thing
Answered by anushka desai, 22 Mar '09 02:38 pm

 
  
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Cancer persons has no treatment till now.
Answered by sumit, 22 Mar '09 02:36 pm

 
  
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