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posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 06:38 PM
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Can i just ask other ats members if they think they know the reason why across the globe the number of cancer cases seems to be increasing every year,my mum has cancer she has never smoked/drank and ate a good diet is there a link between the hole in the ozone layer or is there more to it than that .




posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 06:42 PM
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Sorry to hear about you mum, I know its a hard time for you,

hmm I think in one way we are just getting more advanced in spotting cancer, But yes the increase is scary,

Im sure others here will have theroys on this,




posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 06:47 PM
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Sorry to hear that coffeeaddict but i think something is lacking in the present day diet that makes us more vulnerable to heart disease and cancer. These things were not a problem 100 years ago when people eat saturated fats from animals that we are discouraged to do nowadays. Some people think its a chronic shortage of vitamin c thats the problem. Perhaps its the radiation from all those nuclear tests that have been done , wish i knew.



posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by coffeeaddict
Can i just ask other ats members if they think they know the reason why across the globe the number of cancer cases seems to be increasing every year

An explanation that makes sense to me goes something like this.

Cancer is the result of a combination of the following harmful factors:

- denatured food (grown in soil that's poor in vital minerals, dusted with pesticides and then "processed")
- increased electro-magnetic radiation (tv, appliances, cell phones, power lines)
- low air quality (less oxygen, more pollution)
- poisoned water (flouride, chlorine, heavy metals)
- sedentary lifestyle (not enough movement to keep the hinges from rusting)
- excessive stress (unhealthy emotional and mental environment)

(The body can withstand and recover from each of these, but only to a certain degree)

So the reason that cancer cases appear to be increasing is that the population is growing, and so are the harmful factors.

Stress is a major one, because it has increased in recent years and it affects almost everyone.



The role played by stress in the causation of cancer is so great that it would not be an exaggeration to say that 80% or more cancer cases have their immediate origin in some form of mental pressure or strain. Grief, distress, fear, worry and anger are emotions which have horrible effects on the body's functions. Researchers have discovered that these emotions cause the release of chemicals from the brain called neuropeptides. These potent compounds have a profound immune-suppresive action. Scientists have traced a pathway from the brain to the immune cells proving that negative emotions can stop the immune cells dead in their tracks. This results in part from the release of chemicals from nerve endings. Once this happens, harmful microbes or cancer cells can invade any tissue in the body.

(Source: Eat Right or Die Young, Dr. Cass Igram, Literary Visions Inc., 1989)

If I understand this correctly, any activities which cause these emotions (i.e. heated conversation, watching a horror movie or the news) will have the above mentioned effect.

[edit on 6-7-2005 by umanohone]



posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by coffeeaddict
Can i just ask other ats members if they think they know the reason why across the globe the number of cancer cases seems to be increasing every year,my mum has cancer she has never smoked/drank and ate a good diet is there a link between the hole in the ozone layer or is there more to it than that .


Bear in mind two factors are also at play here:

1. People are living longer; the older we get, the more prone we become to cancer to begin with. More older people = more reports of cancer.

2. Reporting has changed drastically in the last hundred years; we see more reports of cancer because of this, too, and detection methods have increased this to a huge degree.

Some cancers are caused by virii. Others are caused by genetic factors. There's no "one cause", realistically (though all cancers are basically the same in terms of cellular behaviour, this isn't the same thing at all), and there's no "one cure" for cancer, either.



posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by asala
Sorry to hear about you mum, I know its a hard time for you,

hmm I think in one way we are just getting more advanced in spotting cancer, But yes the increase is scary,

Im sure others here will have theroys on this,



my therory is peoples lifestyles and living under power lins things like that also as our population increases theres bound to be more of amount of peop0le diing from all sorts



posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 03:18 PM
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My biology teacher told me that essentially everything causes cancer. Processed/lunch meat almost always has nitrites in it that relate to cancer. Peanut butter can cause it. Even healthy things, such as orange juice, contribute to cancer in some way in large enough and prolonged enough exposure.



posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by Yarcofin
My biology teacher told me that essentially everything causes cancer. Processed/lunch meat almost always has nitrites in it that relate to cancer. Peanut butter can cause it. Even healthy things, such as orange juice, contribute to cancer in some way in large enough and prolonged enough exposure.


Maybe your biology teacher is trying to say that ....ok, I'm not sure what s/he is trying to say, to be honest.

I'm not sure where the info is coming from though. So far, even chronic peanut butter addicts (I've lived with one. Oy) have never been reported as having higher cancer rates...

Then again, it's safe to say "most things", in a similar umbrella-like fashion, can "contribute" to cancer, if we use both terms loosely enough



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 12:46 AM
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One cause of wide spread cancer could be Teflon


In a draft report released Monday, the majority of members on an EPA scientific advisory board that reviewed the agency's report concluded that PFOA, also known as C-8, is "likely" to be carcinogenic to humans, and that the EPA should conduct cancer risk assessments for a variety of tumors found in mice and rats.
news.yahoo.com.../ap/20050629/ap_on_he_me/epa_teflon_4

The Delaware-based chemical giant may be held accountable.



In the report, the EPA raised concerns that the chemical could be present in human blood nationwide, and showed a potential for "developmental and other effects" in animal studies. DuPont acknowledges that the presence of PFOA in human blood raises questions, and says they are working to minimize people's exposure to PFOA, although, to date, no human health effects have been found.



Dr. Mercola's Comment:

I previously ran a news item detailing the dangers of using products coated with Teflon. Specifically, the article reported that PFOA has been appearing in people and animals worldwide -- one study even found that in 23 states, 96 percent of 598 children tested had traces of the chemical in their blood.


With the plant in Delaware how is it people nation wide have PFOA in their blood? People use Teflon products everywhere, pans, spill proof pant ect..


PFOA in River Water.
Scientists found PFOA in Mobile River in Mobile, Alabama, in all six samples, at an average concentration of 0.055 ppb. [2] Other PFCs were more broadly detected in the same study - in the Port St. Lucie River in Florida; the Chattahoochee River in Georgia; Mobile River, Three Mile Creek, Tennessee River and Flint Creek in Alabama; Hiwassee River in Tennessee; and in the Texas Bayou in Pensacola, Florida.

www.ewg.org...

PFOA is in our water in our soil and in our air. I'm not saying PFOA is the cause of all cases of cancer, but it is defiantly a big part of it.



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 06:54 AM
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There are some things that are known to cause some types of cancer.

Chemical products, radiations, etc. Some types of cancer are the result of an response from the body to an external attack, like some kinds of virus.

Some types of cancer are hereditary, meaning that the cause is really a bad functioning of the body.

The Ozone layer hole is only responsible for the increasing in skin cancer, I think, because of the rise of UV radiation.

One of the reasons for the rise of cancer cases, as somebody already said, is that we live longer. Prostate cancer is found in almost 100% of men above 90 years old, and when my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer he was around 72 years old. Some decades ago, the percentage of people above 70 was much smaller than today, so some cases are found only because we live long enough to have them.

Good luck to you and your mum, I have some idea of what you are facing.



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