The article about the new rare cancer found in homosexuals shows relation to the current comic I am reading because they both relate to a rare disease that is unknown and is acquired from sexual contact. In the article it states that it is not a fact yet that it is contagious through gay sex, but homosexuals are the only ones so far that have gotten this new cancer called,┬áKaposi’s Sarcoma. 41 people have been diagnosed with it so far with the majority of them being in New York and San Francisco. Nine of the victims that were tested had malfunctions in the T and B cell lymphoctyes. They have not deciphered yet whether this is what is causing the cancer or if it is an effect of the cancer. This articles relates to Black Hole because in the comic there are people who are getting a type of disease through sexual transmission that causes them to peel skin, develop weird body parts, and could cause lumps. It also continues to be spread without knowing what it is or how it started much like cancer. As i continue reading the story it may reveal how it started and what is else is going to occur much like more information will be released about the new rare cancer.


3 Comments so far

  1.    Asim Shariff on October 24, 2016 12:49 am

    I agree with the comments that you have made in your post. I agree with you that the similarity between the comic and the book is that they both portray a rare disease. Both of these sources also show that there is no knowledge about the disease or where it came from. There has been an increase in knowledge about Cancer over there years. I think that the book will also provide the readers with information about the rare disease that is shown.

  2.    Jonathan Eng on October 24, 2016 2:38 am

    It’s scary knowing that diseases can just appear and spread out of the blue! I agree that the article relates to the book very well. Like cancer, the virus in the book can be unnoticeable. And if it can be spread through sexual contact people will get infected without knowing. It was interesting when the book states the disease only affected teens. Maybe this whole plot was created to scare kids and help them stray away from sexual activities before adulthood. The book is interesting and is defiantly a better way of convincing kids to stay away from sex compared to those school speeches.

  3.    Naomi Bracho on October 24, 2016 11:36 am

    I think the article relates well to the plot of the graphic novel. The fact that cancer was originally an unknown disease at some point relates to how the characters react to the transmitted disease. The book shows more so the dangers of doing activities people deem as normal by teenagers.

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