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DerKurbis
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MateoG
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People with cancer are not faking it.

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Started: 3/8/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DerKurbis

Pro

Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2: Opening Arguments
Round 3: Second Arguments
Round 4: Rebuttals

I will be debating that cancer patients are not faking it.

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MateoG

Con

Hello, I am glad to accept this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
DerKurbis

Pro

Thank you for accepting. People with cancer are not faking it. I know from personal experience. My grandfather had cancer and a close family friend had cancer. I saw my grandfather struggle for over a year and a half and my friend struggle for nine months. They both have died from the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, every month, almost 50,000 people will die of cancer in just the United States alone. That is almost 600,000 deaths per year. According to said website, almost 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States yearly and according to the National Cancer Institute, almost 14 million people had cancer in 2012. Does that mean that 14 million people were playing us for chumps, including my grandfather, who died of the disease that he was, according to you, faking? According to U.S. News, global cancer research has reached $100 billion. Why would we be wasting our money on researching a disease if people are faking it?

https://cancerstatisticscenter.cancer.org...#/
http://seer.cancer.gov...
http://www.usnews.com...
MateoG

Con

MateoG forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
DerKurbis

Pro

There is nothing to refute, so I forfeit this round.
MateoG

Con

MateoG forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
DerKurbis

Pro

Con has not refuted any of my arguments and forfeited two rounds; Pro wins.
MateoG

Con

MateoG forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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