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What's up with this "Cancer vs Acne" warfare? Is it me who kindled the fire? I already surrendered...I was besieged :o

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This is all so ridiculous. I propose we stop the "Cancer vs. Acne" debate. No one will really benefit from this discussion in the end. I apologize for my part in sparking the fire.

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Be honest with yourself, being a hater demonstrates insecurity.

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1stly, am sorry ur father was diagnosed with cancer and am glad he's treated.

my regards to him.

to u,

ever heard of the word relapse?its not uncommon even though its not a must.

ever heard about genetical tendency of carcinoma?

anyway,i will not react anymore on this comparison.the comparison is started and thats why we respond and then suddenly one says its too varied so its pointless to compare.

i will say one thing - i am not here to side anyone or support anybody(no,not even mrnegative).i respond to statements made(not even the whole posts).

i will just say,please take care of his diet and lifestyle.

a good living can switch on or off the genetic setups.

so i've heard.

I don't think anyone would pick having ANY sort of cancer over acne, even if it is caught early and effectively treated. Maybe that's delusional? I don't know.

My dad had the most common kind of cancer, basal cell carcinoma. He had to apply a cream for several weeks until it was gone. If that didn't work he would have had the cancer either cut out or frozen off with a chemical. I know we like to associate cancer with pain, suffering and death, but do you really believe that having an easily treatable little bump on your skin is worse than having a hundred treatment-resistant bumps and blackheads all over your face for a decade and then having severe scarring for the rest of your life?

also the way its looked at is different if you have cancer they make braclets,t-shirts and people look up to you because your fighting it, while with severe acne you get picked on,laughed at even tho your trying your best to get rid of it. people show no sympathy for acne sufferes we are just disgusting freaks.

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I don't think anyone would pick having ANY sort of cancer over acne, even if it is caught early and effectively treated. Maybe that's delusional? I don't know.

My dad had the most common kind of cancer, basal cell carcinoma. He had to apply a cream for several weeks until it was gone. If the cancer wasn't caught early he would have had the cancer either cut out or frozen off with a chemical. I know we like to associate cancer with pain, suffering and death, but do you really believe that having an easily treatable little bump on your skin is worse than having a hundred treatment-resistant bumps and blackheads all over your face for a decade of your youth and then having severe scarring for the rest of your life?

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I don't think anyone would pick having ANY sort of cancer over acne, even if it is caught early and effectively treated. Maybe that's delusional? I don't know.

My dad had the most common kind of cancer, basal cell carcinoma. He had to apply a cream for several weeks until it was gone. If the cancer wasn't caught early he would have had the cancer either cut out or frozen off with a chemical. I know we like to associate cancer with pain, suffering and death, but do you really believe that having an easily treatable little bump on your skin is worse than having a hundred treatment-resistant bumps and blackheads all over your face for a decade of your youth and then having severe scarring for the rest of your life?

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This has been a most interesting debate over the merits of having cancer over acne (and yes, I have intentionally misunderstood the premise) but I'm sure we can all agree that this thread is starting to degenerate into a bickering match. Emotions are high and I suggest that the thread is dropped or redirected.

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After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo. I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month. I can live with that

I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry. In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.


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Hey, AyeAye, I apologize if I've broken any forum rules with the thread. I didn't mean for it to devolve into a debate comparing acne to cancer (lol), but it seems as if it has taken such a turn. Maybe users will choose to steer it back on track in order to make a bit more helpful and informative.


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Amount of negativity depends upon the type of acne you have. Negativity from someone with severe acne/scarring is different from someone with mild acne.

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1stly, am sorry ur father was diagnosed with cancer and am glad he's treated.

my regards to him.

to u,

ever heard of the word relapse?its not uncommon even though its not a must.

ever heard about genetical tendency of carcinoma?

anyway,i will not react anymore on this comparison.the comparison is started and thats why we respond and then suddenly one says its too varied so its pointless to compare.

i will say one thing - i am not here to side anyone or support anybody(no,not even mrnegative).i respond to statements made(not even the whole posts).

i will just say,please take care of his diet and lifestyle.

a good living can switch on or off the genetic setups.

so i've heard.

I don't think anyone would pick having ANY sort of cancer over acne, even if it is caught early and effectively treated. Maybe that's delusional? I don't know.

My dad had the most common kind of cancer, basal cell carcinoma. He had to apply a cream for several weeks until it was gone. If that didn't work he would have had the cancer either cut out or frozen off with a chemical. I know we like to associate cancer with pain, suffering and death, but do you really believe that having an easily treatable little bump on your skin is worse than having a hundred treatment-resistant bumps and blackheads all over your face for a decade and then having severe scarring for the rest of your life?

also the way its looked at is different if you have cancer they make braclets,t-shirts and people look up to you because your fighting it, while with severe acne you get picked on,laughed at even tho your trying your best to get rid of it. people show no sympathy for acne sufferes we are just disgusting freaks.


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Oh and just to add to Sisyphus: no one here is denying the psychological impact of acne AT ALL and undoubtedly it's both widespread and deeply rooted. HOWEVER, to quote something that states acne is the biggest form of psychic trauma is just plain ignorant...I'm sorry to be harsh but if that's what you actually believe then you need a bit of a reality check. Acne is crap...but there are a lot more mentally debilitating diseases and conditions out there, it basically suggests you are comparing a disease like cancer to acne, which frankly is either stupid or naive.

"There is no single disease which causes more psychic trauma, more maladjustment between parents and children, more general insecurity and feelings of inferiority and greater sums of psychic suffering than does acne vulgaris." --Sulzberger & Zaldems"

Yet another person misinterpreting the quote. What about the rest of the quote? Do you think the quote means having acne is worse than brain cancer? That obviously isn't true. That quote is referring to the totality of all psychic trauma from the billions of people that have acne. Compare that to the trauma only 40,000 people, which are mostly senior citizens, get from rectal cancer each year. The psychic trauma from acne can last a lifetime. It does not mean acne is worse than cancer. I'm sure plenty of people develop lifelong depression and anxiety disorders from cancer. Also, It isn't counting the trauma experienced by people that don't have cancer or acne themselves.

Cancer, known medically as a malignant neoplasm, is a broad group of various DISEASES, all involving unregulated cell growth. Did you notice how it says cancer is a broad group of various diseases and that my quote says "there is no single disease that causes more psychic trauma". That means cancer's are diseases, but melanoma and colon cancer are not the same disease. "Colon cancer, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum, or in the appendix." Melanoma on the other hand, is a malignant tumor or melanocyte.Therefore, my quote is not comparing all psychic trauma from acne to all psychic trauma from cancer, it is instead comparing all psychic trauma from acne to all colon cancer psychic trauma, or the sum of all trauma from melanoma or any other single disease. Do you understand the huge difference? On average, how many thousands of people with acne do you think it takes to have similar amounts of psychic trauma as one person with lung cancer? If the psychic trauma from one person with colon cancer was equivalent to the the psychic trauma of 10,000 people with acne then acne would still cause more psychic trauma by a landslide since so many more people get acne. Do you understand?

Psychic trauma is defined as an emotional shock or injury or a distressful situation that produces a lasting impression, especially on the subconscious mind. Some causes of psychic trauma may include abuse or neglect in childhood, rape, and loss of a loved one. Are children and teenager's or senior citizens more likely to have negative lasting impressions on the subconscious mind from distressful situation? It's also not counting physical pain.

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