User talk:Clubsoda310

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The Wikipedia tutorial is a good place to start learning about Wikipedia. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and discussion pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~ (the software will replace them with your signature and the date). Again, welcome! Scray (talk) 23:45, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

April 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed content from Breast cancer. When removing content, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the content has been restored, as you can see from the page history. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. Scray (talk) 23:43, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Would probably be a good idea to discuss your changes on the talk page. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:16, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
Please stop pressing your point of view at the Breast cancer article. You're welcome to make edits that are supported by reliable sources and adhere to relevant policies regarding weight of evidence. As Doc James suggested, it might be more collaborative if you used the talk page to discuss proposed changes. -- Scray (talk) 23:48, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi. I see you've made more changes to the breast cancer article. I removed your sentence at the top of the page about your feelings about the article's quality and citations. As stated above on this page, please thoughtfully contribute to Wikipedia in the future. You might find the pages about Template:Citation needed and Wikipedia:Template messages/Cleanup helpful. -- Techtonic (talk) 23:25, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Also, on the off chance that you're thinking of standards for journal articles, it turns out that secondary sources are considered ideal for Wikipedia. See WP:Identifying reliable sources (medicine). You might also like to read Wikipedia:Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia, originally published in PLoS.
As for your content changes—I think people understand perfectly well that spending extra money on breast cancer research saves the lives of more women with breast cancer. This is great if you're a woman with breast cancer, but not so great if you have one of the 200 other cancers whose fair share of life-saving research dollars is being re-directed to breast cancer. For example, I learned last year that cancer-related fatigue, which affects people with all sorts of cancer, has been studied extensively in breast cancer, slightly in leukemia patients receiving one particular treatment, and not at all in any other form of cancer. That's zero research on cancer-related fatigue for nine out of ten of cancer patients, because they had the "wrong" cancer. You can hardly expect folks with lung cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, etc. to say, "Sure, we don't need our fair share of research money; society should only try to save the lives of women with breast cancer." WhatamIdoing (talk) 23:53, 5 May 2011 (UTC)