Word on Monday from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh that the lung cancer he was diagnosed with in early February had stopped responding to treatment sounds all too familiar to many of us and provides proof that cancer is a disease that affects the richest and poorest of us in equally disturbing numbers. Despite several months of treatment, Limbaugh said his cancer had reached stage 4 and talked about the death sentence he says he is facing because of it. One reason the Coronavirus has remained so top-of-mind for us since March is the daily release of new virus case numbers and virus related fatalities that have occurred in our state and in the nation. I wonder if we learned each day about the number of new cases and deaths related to cancer if it might convince members of Congress, American corporations and wealthy Americans to commit the financial resources needed to find a cure for cancer. How many Americans have been diagnosed from cancer or have died as the result of it since march? We don’t know, but perhaps it would help if we did. That’s the way I see it.