Re: SPACE: Is ISS a boondoggle?, was Re: SPACE: Why so much EVA on ISS?

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 11:34:56 MST

On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Cancer is a chronic condition, not something that progresses to critical
> status in a matter of hours, so the situations are decidedly different
> than, say, crushed bones or depressurization damage.

And people don't get cruched bones and, say, frostbite at the south pole?
Yet they still stay for six months.

And anyhow, while cancer won't kill within hours, rapid treatment
makes a world of difference to the survival rate. Most everyone I know
who has been diagnosed with cancer started receiving treatment within
days, at the insistance of doctors who said there was no time to waste.


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