posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 08:44 PM
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by Maybe...maybe not
This is good news, but...
focusing solely on treatments and cures takes the focus off prevention - which really is the best approach.
Still, good on ya.
No one is focusing "solely on treatments and cures". Pretty much every medical and governmental organisation dealing even tangentially with cancer
puts a strong emphasis on prevention (stop smoking, eat healthier, exercise, don't eat junk).
Erm, no, real
prevention measures would address food, personal product and environmental contaminations.
Emphasizing "modifiable risk behaviors" simply blames the victims, dodges liability and adopts the corporate liability defence strategy as health
The standard corporate defense against charges of health damage is the counter-claim that peoples' health problems result from:
2. Lifestyle, and/or
any chemical, medication, additive or agent that may be named in any charges.
Ie., see Erin Brokovich
Now, governments and health agencies are saying it too: cancer and other debilitating and disabling chronic diseases result from:
2. Lifestyle, and/or
and everyone with any clout is totally disregarding the effects of micro- and macro-environmental contaminations.
So no, blaming the victims is not about prevention
- it's about dodging
Unfortunately, the "Nano-knife" does NOT resolve one of the worst problems with invasive interventions:
Surgery is shown to transmit prions and cause prion diseases, which may take 10 to 20 years to appear.
The studies have been piling up for some
time, but here is one of the latest:
Surgery Linked to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
A new study spearheaded by Spanish scientists demonstrates a causal relationship between the onset of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), caused by a
protein called a prion, and general surgery.
Why is the idea of transmission through surgery important?
The most interesting thing about this finding, which points to an external cause that could be prevented, is that "it may signify a shift in our
understanding of the nature of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's."
We might, therefore, ask ourselves if other types of motor neuron diseases can be transmitted through surgery and be latent for decades...
imho - I'd have surgery if I was desperate, preferably with a "Nano-knife" - but prevention is FAR superior, and goes waaayyyy beyond "modifying
personal risk behaviors." Which I do and have done for a long time.
[edit on 24-8-2010 by soficrow]