It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Cancer Is World's Top 'Economic Killer,' Report Finds

page: 1
1

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 09:20 PM
link   

Cancer Is World's Top 'Economic Killer,' Report Finds


globalhealth.kff.org

"We now know that without immediate intervention, the burden of cancer will grow enormously in low- and middle income countries, with demands on health care systems and economic costs that are more than these developing economies can bear."
…The AP continues: "The World Health Organization has long predicted that cancer would overtake heart disease this year as the leading cause of death. About 7.6 million people died of cancer in 2008, and about 12.4 million new cases are diagnosed each year."
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.google.com
www.youtube.com

Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
Creating Disease: Pollution, Mutation, Adaptation and Evolution
www.belowtopsecret.com...
Quarantine: A Standard Depopulation Strategy
POLITICS: Bird Flu and Beyond: Chronic Disease to Kill 400 Million




posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 09:20 PM
link   
Once thought to be "diseases of civilization," cancer and other chronic diseases are now endemic worldwide. More and more people are debilitated and disabled, at younger and younger ages, and governments are struggling to pick up the tab and fill the gaps.


Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Disease rates from these conditions are accelerating globally, advancing across every region and pervading all socioeconomic classes. The World Health Report 2002 ...indicates that the mortality, morbidity and disability attributed to the major chronic diseases currently account for almost 60% of all deaths and 43% of the global burden of disease. By 2020 their contribution is expected to rise to 73% of all deaths and 60% of the global burden of disease. Moreover, 79% of the deaths attributed to these diseases occur in the developing countries.

The World Health Report 2002: "Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life" - Integrated chronic disease prevention and control



The USA is bad too.


Chronic diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis – are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in the U.S.

Chronic Diseases are the Leading Causes of Death and Disability in the U.S.

* 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than 50% of all deaths each year.
* In 2005, 133 million Americans – almost 1 out of every 2 adults – had at least one chronic illness.

CDC REPORT: Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion



And cancer now heads the list.

But back in the early 1900's, cancer was practically non-existent. Today, one out every two men, and one of every three women can expect to get cancer.

So what changed?

Could it be the environment?

...From the '60's, people were saying pollution and industrial contamination were making their children, families and communities sick - and cancer was high on the list of "health impacts." Then the lawsuits started.

The Corporate Defense

The standard -and often successful- corporate defense against allegations of health damage due to environmental contamination has relied on the claim, since then, that plaintiffs' health problems result from:
1. Diet,
2. Lifestyle, and/or
3. Genetics,
not the chemical, medication, additive or agent in question.


Now, today, governments and government funded agencies are saying cancer and other debilitating and disabling chronic diseases result from:
1. Diet,
2. Lifestyle, and/or
3. Genetics,
and totally disregard the effects of micro- and macro-environmental contaminations.


Four modifiable health risk behaviors - lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption - are responsible for much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic diseases.

CDC REPORT: Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion



Is the Corporate Liability Defense Now Public Health Policy?

Anyone else see a pattern here? Corporate-government partnerships? ...Are our governments just boxed, and trying to do their best? Or are they just towing the corporate party line?



More related threads (not exhaustive at all):

MEN: You are being chemically castrated.
Fructose Sugar Causes Cancer Cell Proliferation !
Household cleaners may double risk of breast cancer
Could food additives lead to deviant sexual behavior?
Laundry Detergents/Fabric Softeners
CT scans overuse causes cancers: report
Sunscreen causes cancer!
Freq of electical grid causes cancer
Absolute Proof That Flouride Causes Cancer!!



globalhealth.kff.org
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 17-8-2010 by soficrow]



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 09:49 PM
link   
S&F
considering we know that MK-40, the most cancer causing virus was in the original polio Vaccine, and that the FDA for instance, has outlawed some successful cancer cures, and that the medical community thrives on the profits...not to mention GMO, love canals etc
darn the solent green is becoming less and less appealing...
Look at the revolving door hiring policy at the regulaters and drug companies, and how they treat whistlblowers...

Id say we is being hosed.

[edit on 17-8-2010 by Danbones]



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 09:59 PM
link   
THere are many factors leading to the increase in cancer. One of the major factors is meat. So the question is which will cost more the loss of the meat industry or the continued loss of life due to eating meat.

heres something from the Cancer Project


Carcinogenic Compounds in Cooked Meat

Heterocyclic Amines
HCAs, a family of mutagenic compounds, are produced during the cooking process of many animal products, including chicken, beef, pork, and fish. Even meat that is cooked under normal grilling, frying, or oven-broiling may contain significant quantities of these mutagens.6,7,8 The longer and hotter the meat is cooked, the more these compounds form. In some studies, grilled chicken has formed higher concentrations of these cancer-causing substances than other types of cooked meat.9

The major classes of heterocyclic amines include amino-imidazo-quinolines, or amino-imidazo-quinoxalines (collectively called IQ-type compounds), and amino-imidazo-pyridines such as PhIP. IQ-type compounds and PhIP are formed from creatine or creatinine, specific amino acids, and sugars.10 All meats (including fish) are high in creatine, and HCA formation is greatest when cooking meat at high temperatures, as is most common with grilling or frying. Consumption of well-done meat and PhIP has been associated with increased risk of breast cancer and colon cancer, as discussed in greater detail below. A recent case-control study at the University of Utah that included 952 subjects with rectal cancer and 1205 controls found that men and women with the highest consumption of processed or well-cooked meat had an increased risk of rectal cancer.11



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 11:46 PM
link   
Thanks Danbones, loner.


loner007 asks, "Which will cost more - the loss of the meat industry or the continued loss of life due to eating meat?"

...Another important question: "Why are chronic disease rates rising, while infectious disease rates are falling?" From the lead article:



..….The article examines several reasons why cancer, as well as other chronic diseases, have increased while there have been reductions in infectious disease rates...

Cancer Is World's Top 'Economic Killer'


...Do chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease have infectious components? ...is infection one of the "many factors" loner007 refers to?

Danbones points out that "we know that MK-40, the most cancer causing virus was in the original polio Vaccine..."

...a number of other food-borne infections are linked to cancer - and numerous medications, medical intervention and environmental contaminants are known to trigger cancer and other chronic diseases. A complicated tale...



ed to fix format.



[edit on 17-8-2010 by soficrow]



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 12:59 AM
link   
Some people say that cancer is a very efficient and economic killer. Victims usually get their productive years of work in, then die promptly and do not enjoy extended old age. Their treatment is not extended or heroic, pretty standardized and doesn't usually succeed. If they survive for a while they are not disabled, so social costs never go up, then they die and they impose no further costs. While they are sick their appetites for food are reduced.

So to say it's an "economic killer", except as a sort of pun, is doublespeak.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 04:06 AM
link   
The joke of the year. No, only of the week.


Bankster ARE the cancer.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 09:04 AM
link   

Originally posted by oniongrass
Some people say that cancer is a very efficient and economic killer. Victims usually get their productive years of work in, then die promptly and do not enjoy extended old age. Their treatment is not extended or heroic, pretty standardized and doesn't usually succeed. If they survive for a while they are not disabled, so social costs never go up, then they die and they impose no further costs. While they are sick their appetites for food are reduced.

So to say it's an "economic killer", except as a sort of pun, is doublespeak.



This is an excellent description of ALL chronic disease, not just cancer - and a succinct outline of current economic strategy: "Work 'em hard, and let 'em die young before they collect any benefits."

Cancer and other chronic diseases DO kill. And some people in power DO think the situation sucks, not just us:




"Cancer's human toll, in terms of suffering and death, is tragic and largely preventable,"

Cancer Is World's Top 'Economic Killer,'



...Unfortunately, nobody is owning up to the role pollution and now-common contaminants play in making us sick, and altering our genetic code - they're all validating the Corporate Defense and blaming the victims.





[edit on 18-8-2010 by soficrow]



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 09:30 AM
link   
"They" are fixing to loot the pensions...
Bill Gates has said that "They" expect to achieve a 15 % reduction in the population through the use of vaccines, as a step towards an 85 % reduction in the population of the planet.

Just like the days when the most prestigious teaching hospital in Austria used to lose 9 out of 11 pregnant women because they didn't wash their hands, and they hounded the doctor who noticed this to his early grave broke and destroyed, profits and position, and the protection of same rules uber ales.

Credible experts have pointed out that we have reduced infectious diseases more through educated practices and cleaning up the environment
(like who steps on horse dung covered rusty nails these days and gets tetanus?)
then through chemical concoction.

We should have this all under control, we could, but we don't.
This all seems to be part of a eugenics plot, and it is dead serious.

[edit on 18-8-2010 by Danbones]



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 09:52 AM
link   
More like...

THE COST OF Cancer DRUGS are World's Top 'Economic Killer.

Like the stage 4 breast cancer drug that costs $40K a month and extends your life by 6 - 8 weeks. WTF?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 03:35 PM
link   

Originally posted by Julie Washington
More like...

THE COST OF Cancer DRUGS are World's Top 'Economic Killer.




Good line, but not really true.


...Chronic diseases do kill, but not quickly like acute infectious diseases. Usually it takes years for a chronic disease to cause death - economically unproductive years of worsening debilitation, then disability. During this time, victims often cannot contribute to the economy, and many or most end up being an economic burden for part of the time (to families, friends, government).

It's a tricky political situation - one side screams, "Useless eaters," and pushes hard for Eugenics Policies; the other side does damage control and focuses on the fact that most people with chronic diseases are able to remain "economically productive" until they die. [Forget quality of life.]

...And yes, Big Pharma and the rest of the old boyz treat the whole situation as just another business opportunity...

For example, check out this promo piece from Express Healthcare Management


The world is facing a major challenge related to managing a growing chronic disease burden. With a growing number of chronic diseases requiring management, commercial and Government payers are looking for ways to improve the health of their members/beneficiaries, while reducing costs and meeting their operational and accreditation goals.

...Development of new drugs to cure any of the chronic disease has not yielded good results so far. ...However miraculous an outcome any surgical or other heroic intervention may achieve, doctor and patient alike would surely agree that the better alternative is always prevention. ...




But prevention means cleaning up the world, and pretty much the end of the current industrial economy. Ain't gonna happen.

Really - it's just about keeping us healthy enough to keep working until we die - preferably before we collect our pensions or any other benefits.








[edit on 18-8-2010 by soficrow]



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:23 PM
link   

Originally posted by soficrow
...
It's a tricky political situation - one side screams, "Useless eaters," and pushes hard for Eugenics Policies; the other side does damage control and focuses on the fact that most people with chronic diseases are able to remain "economically productive" until they die. [Forget quality of life.]

...And yes, Big Pharma and the rest of the old boyz treat the whole situation as just another business opportunity...
...


A few people scream "useless eaters" but not at those who are still working! Usually it's at 80 year olds with degenerative diseases of old age (e.g. dementia), not those struck down in their 50's. Or they're screaming at able bodied adults without jobs. In other words, they are screaming at those who have been able to avoid cancer.

You make the opposite point, by noting that most people with chronic diseases work until they drop. Take a few pills and keep on working, the doctor tells them there's nothing else to do, and the doctor is probably giving his best advice.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:06 AM
link   

Originally posted by oniongrass

Originally posted by soficrow
...
It's a tricky political situation - one side screams, "Useless eaters," and pushes hard for Eugenics Policies; the other side does damage control and focuses on the fact that most people with chronic diseases are able to remain "economically productive" until they die. [Forget quality of life.]

...And yes, Big Pharma and the rest of the old boyz treat the whole situation as just another business opportunity...
...


A few people scream "useless eaters" but not at those who are still working! Usually it's at 80 year olds with degenerative diseases of old age (e.g. dementia), not those struck down in their 50's. Or they're screaming at able bodied adults without jobs. In other words, they are screaming at those who have been able to avoid cancer.



Not quite sure I get your point. Do you think it's okay to "put down" 80 year-olds with "age-related" degenerative diseases like dementia? ...Do you know that dementia is affecting younger and younger people every year?

Do you know that chronic degenerative diseases are now commonly described as "age-related" - even though it's clear there is an infectious component, and that now-common toxic exposures trigger disease progression?

Do you realize that if a disease is defined as a natural age-related deterioration, then medical insurance does not have to cover treatment?

Where do you draw the line? Why do you think children now are being diagnosed with "age-related" degenerative diseases?

...How do you define "struck down"? ...Lots of people are totally debilitated without having cancer - many with "syndromes" like PTSD or its civilian counterpart, fibromyalgia - never mind heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and the rest.

...How do you determine who is "able-bodied" enough to work? Are you aware that many degenerative and disabling diseases are "invisible"? That many people work even when they're racked with pain and unable to think clearly through the fog of their illnesses - because they have no options? Why do you think the illegal use of painkillers like Oxycontin is epidemic?



You make the opposite point, by noting that most people with chronic diseases work until they drop. Take a few pills and keep on working, the doctor tells them there's nothing else to do, and the doctor is probably giving his best advice.


I agree that "the doctor is probably giving his best advice." There is no doubt that medical interventions - from surgery to medications - make diseases worse.

My point is - this is no way to live - debilitated and unable to enjoy life or to reach old age in comfort. This situation serves only "the economy" - not people, or their best interests. We should not accept this state of affairs.


PS. I NEVER donate to "Find a Cure for Cancer." ...I think it's a really bad joke. Everyone who knows anything about the science knows how to prevent cancer:

1. Clean up the world - stop spewing toxins into the environment, stop adding toxins to everything from our personal hygiene products to our food;
2. Stop stressing everyone's systems and cells beyond endurance.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 12:05 PM
link   
reply to post by soficrow
 


We agree on everything. Sometimes I have a very dry writing style, and I don't use smilies much either.

I've had dementia in my family so I know what it's like. I don't know the cause of it. I just heard that a new treatment attempt was stopped because it was making symptoms worse rather than better.

It's no way to live, either for the one with dementia or for their family or caregivers ... but at this point it seems to be the human condition along with many other ills the flesh is heir to. I had not considered the dynamic that dementia itself would become a killer of relatively young people.

My point was just that dementia symptoms tend to show up in old people. Dying in old age after a long retirement may be lousy but it beats the alternatives! Eventually we all have to die of something; the body wears out. There was a story last week in I think the NY Times saying that many of the old people in Japan were really long dead (sometimes mummified in their bedrooms) but not reported so that the family could continue to collect old age benefits.

Actually I have a suggestion. As we get older our bodies no longer release HGH. It is still produced in the pituitary gland, but it gets stuck there and not released so that the body can use it. Lack of HGH is associated with aging; the body does not replace old cells with new ones. So it makes sense to me that it would be helpful to release this HGH, and there are cheap pills that cause that to happen, called "HGH secretagogues." I like the Country Life brand arginine + ornithine. You're not taking a pig's or a sheep's HGH (and spending a ton of money for the privilege), you are just using your own (and it's very cheap). Sorry, it doesn't help you build huge muscles or hit home runs as far as I know.

When I started taking it I found that my enlarged prostate (typical of older men) went back to its earlier size.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:29 PM
link   

Originally posted by oniongrass
reply to post by soficrow
 


We agree on everything.




Not possible, but maybe on a lot.



...I had not considered the dynamic that dementia itself would become a killer of relatively young people.


That, and many other "age-related" illnesses - but worse, causes early debilitation and disability - sometimes long before death...



...Eventually we all have to die of something; the body wears out.



True - but the degeneration and deterioration historically associated with old age is now appearing LONG before it should. Just like what's happening to the earth's trees, for example.

...Check out one of our new member's blogs Wit'sEndNJ.


Actually I have a suggestion. As we get older our bodies no longer release HGH. It is still produced in the pituitary gland, but it gets stuck there and not released so that the body can use it. Lack of HGH is associated with aging; the body does not replace old cells with new ones. So it makes sense to me that it would be helpful to release this HGH, and there are cheap pills that cause that to happen, called "HGH secretagogues." I like the Country Life brand arginine + ornithine.


HGH secretagogues may help some, even many people. BUT - there is NO magic pill, no quick fix for the problem - which is NOT really "age-related" anyway.

Everyone is different, down to the cellular and genetic level, so the best medicine is individually tailored - personalized medicine, Chinese, Ayurveda...

Fact is though, we have changed our world to such an extent that now we're mutating - we're forced to adapt to survive in this new bio-chemical soup we have created.

FYI - Darwin never said it (the Eugenicists did) - and it's wrong anyway:

It's NOT about "survival of the fittest";

it's about survival of the most flexible.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:40 PM
link   
My aunt died of cancer in 2004 (rest in peace Aunt Shannon). Her final medical bills were nearly a million dollars. She had been out of work the last 2 years of her life, not paying into the economy, drawing disability/social security.

Cancer does take a toll on the economy.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:56 PM
link   

Originally posted by jaysinn
My aunt died of cancer in 2004 (rest in peace Aunt Shannon). Her final medical bills were nearly a million dollars. She had been out of work the last 2 years of her life, not paying into the economy, drawing disability/social security.

Cancer does take a toll on the economy.



Very true.

But MUCH more important, "the economy" takes a toll on life - cancer and other chronic diseases would not be pandemic -probably would not exist- if "the economy" weren't what it is.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:05 PM
link   
reply to post by jaysinn
 


A million dollars isn't that much, the Fed can print that much easily in the service of social policy, and much of it went to the pharma companies that are well connected. I'm guessing you mean that medicare paid most of those bills. Otherwise it's not the government's problem anyway.

She worked all but the last two years. Two years retirement only.

Putting ourselves in the shoes of our betters, there are lots of great reasons to get old people out of the way:

They tell history that has not been thru the vetting process.

They are still accorded respect by some backward social subclasses merely because of their age and experience. Respect going to them means the state and corporations have another competitor. It complicates the brainwashing process I'm fairly sure.

Old people occupy space that others want to get or want to churn. They make for stable communities and obstruct the drive for diversity.

Some will leave assets that will escheat to the state, or be taken or "repurposed" by unfaithful trustees, so what are they waiting for?

But I think the most inconvenient thing about them is that they are more independent intellectually, they can expose more lies than others. Old people who are ready to die may speak very truthfully and simply. They are afraid of nobody, have no family to support (to keep them in line for fear of losing a job), are willing to die to do the right thing since they've had their lives anyway. Best to get them out of the way or make them incoherent with dementia.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 02:10 PM
link   
So why is AIDS research receiving more funding by almost 4 to 1 over cancer research?

source


[edit on 8/19/2010 by centurion1211]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:23 PM
link   
reply to post by centurion1211
 


Not sure what point you're trying to make. ...Surely you aren't looking to debate which particular disease is most worthy of more funding?!?

My point is that any "search for a cure" for anything is doomed to failure - because "getting diseased" is really about responding and adapting to new microbes and toxins in our micro- and macro-environments.

The "news" here is that cancer just overtook heart disease as the biggest killer, and as the highest economic drain - the concern is that cancer and other chronic diseases are putting a huge strain on families, communities and nations.



new topics

top topics



 
1

log in

join