Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 1 decade ago

Where has my cancer donation money gone?

Where is all the money we donate for cancer research being spent? There hasn't even been any developments.

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, I work for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the School and Youth Program. The LLS funded the research for a drug called Rituxin, which was used on me during chemo. This was before I worked for the LLS. This was even before I knew the LLS existed.

    I have Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and have been in remission since last spring...6 mos. now. The LLS is currently is funding 2 research grants in Salt Lake City, as well as grants for research programs at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. That's just our chapter. Many others outside of our chapter are putting the money in the right hands.

    Trust me, your money is going through the proper channels to provide research and patient services. It's not a direct cure, but it's getting better...we're not far. With that being said, I would not be alive today without the research provided by said grants. Nor would many other people.

    The most common type of childhood cancer is ALL (Acute Lymphatic Leukemia) and we've upped the survival rate for that form of cancer from 60% in the 1980's to 92% today.

    There is not an immediate return because it takes time to do the research. But I went into remission 4 months before projected because of Rituxin and I will fight everyday to make sure that one day we find a cure.

  • lo_mcg
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You are misinformed; there have been many developments in the treatment of cancer over the years and many very recently.

    There are more people surviving cancer than ever before; some are cured, some have their lives prolonged.

    Thanks to research that's already been done, seven out of ten children with cancer are cured. Testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

    Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough. There is still a long way to go of course, especially with some of the commonest types of cancer such as lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer - that's why research continues.

    The money donated through charities is a tiny drop in the ocean of what is needed.

    I have been in remission from stage 3 breast cancer for five years. Not so very long ago the chances of that would have been very small indeed.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    As a cancer survivor, I can tell you your money has gone to help us live longer lives, and personally I am very, very grateful to kind people who gave hard-earned cash so that I have a better chance of life.

    There has been some talk recently about certain charities taking bigger administrative overheads, so if I give I tend to do this locally, for a charity where I can see where my money goes. I have also stopped giving to Macmillan, since I discovered their website said they didn't provide Macmillan nurses for private patients. I am glad to see they are obviously re-thinking their strategy, as they have removed the offending paragraph from their website - and so am happy to help them, but for the moment it is "local is best".

    But thank you again, all those generous donors.

    Verite R

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    It goes towards giving people cancer, not treating it.

    Source(s): Thanks for the prostate cancer, jerk.
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