You're right - there is a lot to be learned here.
But who do think advocated for the massive breast cancer research movement? Doctors? Or was it highly motivated patients? Pretty sure Glen McGrath isn't a doctor - and look at the amazing work that foundation has done. All motivated by patients.
Or brain cancer and Carrie Bickmore wearing a beanie at the Logies?
I'm simply telling it like it is - until patients agitate for it, the volume of research won't occur. It's not meant to be offensive, it's how research is often funded and motivated. I think there's a bunch of intelligent women on here who if they all got together could really make a huge difference to IVF for future women.
No, I'm not going to do it - my research work is cancer. And besides - you've all made it perfectly clear that you don't like my opinions when they differ to yours.
And it's actually about expanding what's biologically possible. Saying that the dream to be would be to offer women the opportunity to have their own genetic child in their late 40s is not offensive, it's an exciting future opportunity and one that many on here would love to have had offered to them! Don't you guys want that for future generations?
That's all I want - I think there's a tremendous amount of energy here on these fora, and it would be great to channel it into getting the huge money-making machines that are Genea and IVF into funding meaningful, world class research, so that future generations of women don't have such a difficult journey ahead of them.