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Brain Tumour Now The Biggest Cancer Killer ,is there a link to mobile phones?

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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 03:32 AM
Brain Tumour Now The Biggest Cancer Killer . /m6n2x9

They kill more men under 45 and women under 35 than any other cancer, reveals Brain Tumour Research.

And brain tumours have overtaken leukaemia as the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK, with the number of children dying from a brain tumour in 2007, up 33% on 2001.

While overall mortality rates from cancer are falling despite an actual rise in cases, survival rates for brain tumour patients are getting worse.

Brain tumours cannot be prevented because their cause is still unknown, medical experts say, explaining that research is being "forgotten" and desperately underfunded.

There has been concern in recent years that the use of mobile phones might be contributing to illness, but subsequent studies have ruled it out.

"What is happening is that more tumours are being diagnosed, but the survival rate is staying the same," a BTR spokeswoman told Sky News Online.

Brain tumour research currently receives less than 1% of all cancer research spent in the UK.

That works out annually at £3m, out of a total £426m.

Now, a new research laboratory - funded entirely by individual donations - is being opened at London's Charing Cross Hospital with the hope of finding ways to develop better treatment for brain tumours.

"The opening of the laboratory is an important first step, but is just a drop in the ocean of what is needed," said BTR chairman, Wendy Fulcher.

Consultant Neurosurgeon and lecturer and Imperial College Kevin O'Neill said: "Brain tumours can afflict anyone of us, increasingly the younger section of the population which has led to brain tumours causing the biggest reduction in expected lifespan than any other cancer.

"They can't be prevented or screened for as we don't know the cause. It is frustrating that treatment options are so limited. More research is desperately needed, but we are struggling to get funds."

I have always feared that mobile phones could be causing brain tumours,some of the older phones that I used to have would heat my ear and head if I was taking or making a longer call.The new phones don't seem to do this.What are you thoughts could there be a link between brain tumours and mobiles?

[edit on 3-7-2009 by tarifa37]

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 03:38 AM
reply to post by tarifa37

A very interesting comment has been left on the sky news page .

I am recovering from successful surgery to remove a brain tumour. I was asked by a couple of cancer organisations to help with their surveys as all information helps the wider picture. I was pleased to help. Naturally they asked me about lifestyle, work and so on. Then the questions became more specific. The focus was on mobile phones. It seems when they first emerged they were analogue and quite powerful as there were far fewer base stations to reach. Five years later brain tumours were on the up. Then came digital and with more base stations the handsets didn't need the power, brain tumours levelled out. Then the masses acquired very small handsets which again need to be more powerful combined with almost all teenagers having them. Five years on brain tumours are well up. While not conclusive the evidence is strong enough for a serious investigation.

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 03:44 AM
I guess when they successfully get rid of tobacco the government will work on banning cell phones.

I don't think cell phones are to blame. I think books are to blame. They make people use their brains and to much reading makes the brain tired leaving it open to attacks.

Ban all books, they are killing us.

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 03:47 AM
I was diagnosed with a malignant Brain tumour in 2003. I was asked about mobile phone use, But I was definately having symptoms of a brain tumour back in 1998, before I had had a mobile. So I can rule out the mobile phone in my case, but I am shocked to see the statistics always sends a chill down my spine. I always think I should do more myself to bring attention to brain tumours. As a guy of 30 ive been living with my tumour most of my adult life.

Problem is one of my treatments for the tumor makes me lazy as hell.

[edit on 3-7-2009 by woodwardjnr]

[edit on 3-7-2009 by woodwardjnr]

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:48 AM
I have no idea what's their effect exactly, but they are no good- that I can tell.

I'm getting rid of my cellphone soon. I refused to buy one until one day a friend came and gave me one as a birthday present. It was so beautiful- I could not say no. Haha...

So I started using it, and it eventually becomes an extension of yourself.

Of course they can be useful in certain situations. It helped me one day when I was in big trouble.

But anyway, mine is soon going to the dustbin =P

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 05:22 AM
reply to post by woodwardjnr

Thank You for sharing your experience with us I hope your treatment is successful.My aunt also has a malignant Brain tumor that was diagnosed 3 years ago luckily they have found that it has stopped growing or is least very slow growing.She is 63 and was told that nothing she has done or used would have caused it and she may have had it since childhood. It was only when she fitted one night in her sleep and her partner noticed ,otherwise she would still not know about it.Very worrying for a while as we did not know if she had weeks months or years to live.

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 05:55 AM
Hello, i recall an interview on T.V. here in Australia within the last few months. It was either 60 minutes or Australian Story, a half hour show on prominent Australians, i believe the latter from failing memory. It was with Dr. Charlie Teo, a famous Sydney Neurosurgeon. Now Dr. Teo pioneered keyhole brain surgery here. The very best, he is the man you go to when all else has failed. He will give you another few months to tie up the loose ends. He stated that when his mobile rings, he asks the caller to wait till he puts it on speaker phone. He very rarely holds the phone to his head for any length of time. He also said that years ago he saw maybe half a dozen kids a year with brain tumours. Now he sees twenty or thirty a year. The inference was mobile phones. He would know. Using a mobile phone disturbs your sleep pattern if you use it one hour before going to bed. It disturbs both alpha & beta waves. I don't have links, it's an interview i remembered. At almost sixty i see no point in lying now. Be careful. Good luck.

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 06:10 AM
I read something about 2 billion cellphone users to have brain cancer by 2020. This is serious crap, I avoid them like the plague and will not use one for work.. yet I see all my workmates on them for 2-3 hrs a day even more. These poor people are f'd.

"There has been concern in recent years that the use of mobile phones might be contributing to illness, but subsequent studies have ruled it out." -I'm sure these Vodafone funded studies are perfectly accurate

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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 01:05 PM
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Yeah to say the mobile phone industry is humongously large would be the understatement of the year.Massive money at play here.Can you imagine the fall out and panic if it was confirmed that mobiles do raise the risk of cancer of the brain.

Mobile phone industry close to trillion dollar baby
This article is from march 08

( March 12, 2008 --
The growth in use of cell phones is dramatic. The worldwide mobile phone industry
will be worth US$1 trillion by the close of 2008, a new report from Portio Research confidently predicts. In the report, the astounding statistics reveals the mobile phone industry is at the top of the pecking order in terms of sustained growth, surpassing other market sectors such as IT and Pharmaceuticals.

In the unrelenting growth of mobile industry, one of the most encouraging trends is the number of mobile subscribers worldwide. And it is estimated that cell phone users will increase from 3.1 billion at the end of 2007 to 5 billion by 2012. All non-voice Value Added Services (VAS) continue to grow with forecasts showing the worldwide market for non-voice services to be worth US$250 billion by 2012.

For handset manufacturers, there is also good news whose market continues to grow year-on-year with total handset shipments surpassing 1 billion units for the first time in 2007. There are significant trends at both ends. At the high-end consumer tastes are changing and mobile subscribers have realised that their handsets can do much more than send messages or make phone calls. For example by October 2007 there were almost 6.8 million mobile video viewers in the US alone. The number of mobile TV subscribers is predicted to be 488.8 million by the end of 2010.

However, at the low end, the recent focus on ultra-low cost handsets for poor rural markets has been great news for subscribers and the operators of these fledging networks, but has driven down the worldwide average handset selling price.

But, despite the massive growth in the technology, the network operators are not making massive profits. Vodafone reported losses of £6.2 billion in 2003, 9 billion in 2004 and 7.5 billion in 2005, and described 2005 as a 'year of achievement'! Given that the figure for 2002 was £13.6 billion, one can see where they are coming from! Other providers such as Orange and O2 are similarly not basking in massive profits.

The reasons for the lack of profits are the cost of buying 3rd generation licences (£22 billion collectively), the product life cycle - existing phones are at the 'saturation' stage, the huge cost of developing the networks in the first instance, and the degree of competition in the market - despite the alleged accusations of 'collusion'.
However, the situation of the mobile market is not static because technology moves very fast and what is useful today becomes obsolete tomorrow.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 04:05 AM
In my opinion I think that mobile phones are a contributing factor to the increase in brain tumours, however they are not alone in a long list.

Think of all the different radio waves shooting about all around us, whether it be mobile phone signals, wireless internet, mobile broadband etc etc etc. These signals from my understanding are at a higher frequency than the traditional radio waves used for AM/FM radio, and so at a higher intensity, undoubtedly damaging to our human brain!

Years ago when all these different signals weren't present, brain tumours were at a much lower rate ... the connection is obvious.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 04:14 AM
reply to post by tarifa37

I was punched quite hard on the side of my head, the same side my tumor grew. I never ruled this out as the possible origin for my tumor, but then people get hit all the time and dont get brain tumors.

I was told however, that the causes are most likely environmental, anything from the flea color your cat wears to increased chemical use in household products.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 04:49 AM
I hate cell phones, I will not own one. I do not need to be that available, ever. I try to avoid calls at times on my home phone. Most everyone I know who has a cell phone will refuse most of their callers calls. What is the point of having one? Why do kids need one? If it is for safety, geez, a single button device that automatically calls 911 would do. But if the parents felt forced to actually CHECK on their kids, you know, the 'old fashioned' way, go LOOK at them, well, nothing but good could come from more time around the kids.

My neice works with a cable company, the company provides a cell phone for all the installers, she has been using one constantly for 3 years, now she has a malignant tumor in her brain.

I say get rid of 'em, go back to a landline, they work better. Don't call me on a cell phone, I don't know anyone whose phone actually stays working, nothing irritates me more than a dropped call! And for God's sake, the people driving and talking is ridiculous!!! And dangerous!

Yep, I hate cell phones, I tell my customers who come in on one to talk to me after they finish their private conversation. I guess I should be feeling sorry for all the idiots, they know not what they are doing to their brain!

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 05:04 AM
Also the GSM antenna's that they place everywhere in city's are dangerous. Some are on the roof of shool's so the children are the whole day in high radiaton zone.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 05:43 AM
Did any of you catch the performance of Criss Angel where he showed a trick that he stated 'anyone can do this one' because it is not really a trick? He asked for 4 cell phones, they dialed each others phone so that all 4 were ringing, then set a nickel in a bowl on the table. When the phone were placed around the bowl, the nickel started jumping up and down in the bowl. That is some serious waves. And that was just 4 phones! Imagine all the crap in the air, radioactivity and microwaves going through us all just so people can have a phone on their head 24/7. Crazy man.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 05:55 AM
Do you have a video online about this?

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 07:07 AM
reply to post by space cadet

There is a show called Mythbusters where they try to prove or disprove urban myths. They tried the cellphone trick with many more then 4 cells phones and it was proven to be a hoax.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 07:41 AM
reply to post by plutoxgirl

Hmm I have no real use for my cell phone. Mine never rings unless my husband is calling me to say he is on his way home from work. I don't text message and I have no one to text message. I actually forgot my phone once and no one called me. I do take my phone with me everywhere just in case something horrible happens, but otherwise, mine is completely useless. I don't think i will get a tumor from my phone, as I barely use mine.

My pet peeve is seeing people drive and on their phone, i mean who do they talk to and why so long?? I worked at Old Navy and everytime someone went into the dressing rooms sure enough their damn phone would ring. Every time!! Seriously why do feel the need to talk to people on the phone? It would bug me to no end if my phone rang all the time!! I would eventually start ignoring it. Okay i am having a bad day sorry.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 09:30 AM
reply to post by mysticalzoe

Thanks for all your comments can we stay on topic regarding the possible cancer link rather than the irritation and hate you have for cell phones.BTW I am with you on that however they do seem to be a necessary evil especially in business.And lets face it bloody useful if you find yourself broken down at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 10:14 AM
So I wonder how the effects of microwave radiation from a cell phone combined with sucking back diet soda all day are?

I won't get a cell phone and I don't consume aspartame.

OK, I have a cell phone pet peeve that really cheeses me off, you are having a conversation with somebody in the flesh and their cell phone rings. You are left stranded, put on hold while they answer their F'ing phone!

And then my thoughts are, 'What about second hand radiation?', 'Am I the monkey in the middle between the phone and the tower?'

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 11:17 AM
IMHO it is rude to "phone on" someone ... just like to piss on another person etc. Especially while on a train, bus, in an automobile etc. where the metal walls deflect it several times and signals are stronger...

Attention changes in cities these days due to the blue fog of radiation. I see a lot of (formerly intelligent) people who cannot finish a single sentence, interrupt all the time then jabber away unintelligibly.

I teach astrology and some disciples used to be called just for their teenage kid wanted to know which shelf of the fridge mommy hid the pizza... Asked these people to exercise a minimum amount of discipline, to go out and take care of their crazy magnetic business in the break, but the usual response is for them to put their cells in "silent mode."

Well if there are three phones in "slient mode" at the class I have a very hard time concentrating.

I can physically feel a stronger jolt - how about you?
It is a pressure on the head, and sometimes a metallic taste in my mouth.
If I meditate or go to sleep, I am kicked back from the deeper layers.
All the same, many young people sleep with cells. They do not even own watches or alarm clocks, so that is how they tell the time.

I think this will be a generation with a much shorter lifespan than the last.

And brain tumours will be an epidemic...

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