The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.

Tutu Brothers

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Pharmaceutical Breakthrough?

Believe it or not, recent medical research indicates Viagra may be useful as an “off-label” treatment for advanced melanoma. Which reminds me of one of my favorite old lawyer jokes: “What happens when an attorney takes Viagra? (rimshot) His head swells.”

And that’s the only snickering joke I’ll make about this potential treatment breakthrough. But you just know there’s a song coming, my version of the Eagles’ “Tequila Sunrise”…

It's another Viagra surprise,
Spreadin’ quickly around the guys,
We said “oh my”,
He was just a mired man,
Searchin’ for new meds he’d like to try,
As days go by.

Every time when those scans come down,
Not another lonely cell is found,
Black C’s not runnin’ round.

It wasn't just another cancer,
And it couldn't keep from comin’ on,
It stays so long.
Oh and it's a hollow feelin’,
When it comes down to stealin’ friends,
It never ends.

Take another shot of courage,
Wonder will the right meds ever come,
This might be one.

It’s another Viagra surprise,
And this old world don’t look the same,
A welcome gain.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this song and Thank you for sharing your blog with others who are fighting Skin cancer. I myself am a skin cancer survivor ,all thou I will fight this the rest of my life. Please come visit all my blogs and join by following me. Its important that we share our story's so we can help others.