Cancer One, War Less Than One
President Nixon declared a war on cancer on Dec. 23, 1971. The war on cancer is arguably being lost on a daily basis. My daughter Alexis Agin, just two weeks shy of her fifth birthday, became yet another name etched on the proverbial wall of names who laid down their life in this war. Sure, some battles may have been won, but the war rages on, worse than ever, all these years after the initial battle cry. Unfortunately, some in the medical profession are estimating that cancer deaths may in fact double in less than 20 years. Does this sound like we are winning? During Alexis' long battle, we saw behind the curtain of Oz that is the manner in which we fight this disease. I became convinced that we are losing the war because we are not properly equipping our soldiers.