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originally posted by: Signals
Of course it is OP.
They're called vaccines.
originally posted by: ketsuko
They are as likely to die of radiation poisoning as they are to survive and develop a cancer as a result, actually, depending on the dose, more likely to die of radiation poisoning.
If radiation alone were a sure cause of cancer, all of the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would have died of cancer rather than simply having an increased incidence of it.
Examples of chemically-induced models systems abound. Digestive system cancer in mice, induced by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, has been studied since the 1940s. Breast cancer studies have long relied on spontaneous and induced models. Some inbred and genetically engineered mice harbor mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) or other oncogenic viruses and mutations, which trigger mammary cancers in those models. Other treatments with chemicals or hormones can initiate cellular alterations in breast cancer model systems. Oral and lung cancers can be modeled with tobacco-specific carcinogenic compounds.
Some chemical agents may have broad-spectrum effects in mouse models. For example, cadmium has been shown to induce a range of cancers in animals. Arsenic has multiple impacts that can be observed in animal models. These may offer many leads on the general mechanisms of cellular alterations, as well as insights into tissue-specific features as well.
Radiation-induced cancers offer another route to understanding the mechanisms of cancer. Ultraviolet radiation can be used to study skin cancer development in mice. Ionizing radiation is known to cause leukemic changes in mice. Intriguing mouse strain-specific features of radiation effects may lead to increased understanding of the process of cancer development.
Physical agonists may play a role in some cancers. Asbestos fibers may elicit an effect on cells that may initiate cancerous alterations in multiple tissues, and can be studied in mice.
originally posted by: Nickn3
a reply to: [post=20275729]Blue Shift[
Plutonium is the most deadly poison that I know, of however Strontium-90 May do the trick.
In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe. Contrary to urban legend, this lesion was not primarily caused by an injury during a football match that year, but was instead a symptom of the already-existing cancer. Marley turned down his doctors' advice to have his toe amputated, citing his religious beliefs, and instead the nail and nail bed were removed and a skin graft taken from his thigh to cover the area. Despite his illness, he continued touring and was in the process of scheduling a world tour in 1980.