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One in Three Believes Cancer is Down to Fate.

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:49 PM
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CANCER is the biggest fear of people in Britain - but more than a third believe the disease is down to fate and there is nothing they can do to avoid it, research reveals




Cancer Research UK found that one in five men and women feared cancer ahead of debt, knife crime, Alzheimer's disease and losing their job. However, 34 per cent believed the disease was down to fate, rising to 41 per cent of those aged 55 to 64. This is despite growing evidence suggesting lifestyle factors such as losing weight, taking exercise, reducing alcohol consumption and quitting smoking can significantly reduce the risk of developing cancer.

The survey questioned more than 2,000 adults aged 16 and over. Those questioned were asked to choose what they feared most from a list including developing Alzheimer's, being in debt, old age, being the victim of knife crime, cancer, being in a plane crash, motor neurone disease, being in a car accident, having a heart attack, losing your job and losing your home.

More people (20 per cent) overall chose cancer than anything else, followed by 16 per cent who feared Alzheimer's disease the most. Among adults up to the age of 44, cancer was feared most by 25 per cent while 7.5 per cent feared Alzheimer's most. For those aged over 65, Alzheimer's was feared most by 30 per cent while 14 per cent feared cancer most. John Fyall, Cancer Research UK's spokesman for Scotland, said: "It's absolutely vital for us to get the message out that people can do something to alleviate their emphatic fear of cancer. Cancer is no longer the death sentence people still seem to dread".


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One in three people, whose biggest fear of death is "Cancer", presume that it's just fate? Intriguing, I wonder what the other two thought?


I'm not so sure about fate on this one. My personal take (dare I ponder).

Cancer primarily targets those with poor genetics (family histories), however I also believe when one combines the aforementioned with any of the countless things in this world that can cause Cancer it greatly increases ones chances.

There are fortunate ones that have been blessed with "good genes" as it were and seemingly they are not susceptible to Cancer. Even when one does indulge in any of the countless things in this world that can cause Cancer.

For the most part we are all subjected to these “countless things” that cause Cancer. Why then can two separate people smoke and one get Lung Cancer and the other does not...fate? I am still not convinced.

Case in point: Top 10 Oldest People Ever

Whatever beautiful sequence those people’s genes are/were in…mass produce it and sell it by the pallet, ohhhh wait that would hinder their current ummm project(s) if they did that


…and of course there’s this little gem:


“Genes that mean you will live to 100” have been discovered by scientists, said The Daily Telegraph

The news is based on a study by US scientists who have built a genetic model that can predict exceptional longevity, defined as survival well beyond the average human lifespan, with 77% accuracy.

This is an interesting study that built and tested a genetic model for exceptional longevity in over 1,000 centenarians and 1,200 control subjects. It indicates that genetic factors play a critical and complex role in living an exceptionally long time. However, as the scientists note, their model is not perfect and further research on the variations of the human genome are needed to improve on this.


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To me, the gene pool holds more water than “fate”.




posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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Cancer...

Funny thing in some ways..

Fate? Maybe..

My Maternal Grandfather died of lung cancer and never once smoked a cigarette or anything else for that matter.. He was one of the original "Tree Huggers"

My Paternal Grandfather smoked 2 or 3 packs a day and died at 92 of pneumonia he contracted in the hospital after breaking his hip..

Fate?



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:06 AM
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There are many people alive right now much older than the people on that list...



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:25 AM
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That's very telling in another way also
Because, it's "nearly" to the point that 1 in 3
people have cancer of one form or another.
fate ? I do not think so.
More like environment, our water,food everything
we love is killing us.
Everything is moving along right on schedule .



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:46 AM
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I think the statistics are like 1 out of every 3 women and 1 out of every 2 men will have some form of cancer in there lifetime.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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i would say that they do not believe enough.

Cause if they did they could simply think it away with some faith on the side



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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1 in 3 has an IQ under 92....

I think there's a correlation here....
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posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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We are getting cancer more as a society for 1 simple reason.

We are living longer than ever before. So our DNA has time to be corrupted by ( well everything ). Cancer is almost inevitable if you live long enough. The fact is every day after 35 is like playing Russian roulette.

Almost doubling our lifespan in less than 200years ( in the western world ) sounds good but it comes at a cost. Most people have such a romanticized opinion of how most people used to die and at what age, they get a real shock when told the truth.

3 out of every 5 children used to die by the age of 5

Most woman died an about their 3rd childbirth

If you lived past 32 it was a milestone. ( unless you were wealthy )

Simply living and sleeping in a dry house was a luxury ( we can now all afford ) Living in damp conditions almost guarantees bronchial pneumonia ( which without anti-biotics will kill you very quickly ) At any age.


If you are past 35 , every day is a borrowed day. It is not a right to live beyond that. Just good luck.



Please note : I am a mortician by trade so am well aware of the effects carcinogens have on DNA. I know chemicals and radiation can increase your chances of getting cancer. But that is not the primary reason most people get it.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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The false statistics that leads one to believe that our lifespan has "doubled" over the last couple of centuries comes from the fact that more children survive birth and the first few years of life. The actual change is minimal.

I've got a heavily sourced book that states Columbia's University School of Public Health has found that "95% of cancer is caused by diet and environment".
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posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 06:57 PM
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Hasnt statistics determined that 1 in 3 people will contract some typs of cancer in their lifetime?

OR at least thats what i've read, anyways...



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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from Chronological History of Health:
www.relfe.com...

1955 American Cancer Society advertising circular states "cancer will strike one of every four persons now living. More children from 3 to 15 years of age die of cancer than from any other disease." (50 years before, cancer was unheard of in children).

According to the ACS, they are predicting 6.4 million deaths from cancer, compared with 128,000 in 1933 - an increase of 6.2 million cases in 22 years. Vaccination, pesticide use and chemical pollution are the main factors that have increased since 1933.

1958 Outgoing President of the Gerontological Society, Dr.A.Lansing, muses "finding a cure for cancer and heart disease would be a major financial disaster which would bankrupt the social security system and the insurance companies." Prevention, J.L. Rodale, 11/1961.

1977 Cancer Blackout 1977. Otto Warburg, Nobel Laureate in Medicine: "Cancer ... there is no disease whose prime cause is better known...in the meantime millions of men must die unnecessarily."

www.healingcancernaturally.com...



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by darkangel831
Cancer...

Funny thing in some ways..

Fate? Maybe..

My Maternal Grandfather died of lung cancer and never once smoked a cigarette or anything else for that matter.. He was one of the original "Tree Huggers"

My Paternal Grandfather smoked 2 or 3 packs a day and died at 92 of pneumonia he contracted in the hospital after breaking his hip..

Fate?




My grandmother died fairly young of lung cancer as well and never smoked. She lived fairly close to where the nuclear warhead sitting on a missile burned in it's missile silo at Fort Dix. Lots of people died from cancer around that date...who otherwise wouldn't have.

Location...Location...Location....



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 08:00 PM
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 07:08 AM
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from the info on the thread so far... i'm leaning to the idea that 'cancer'
is the norm... cancer should be expected as a consequence of living...

it is the odd person that will not develop some type of cancer in their lifetime
and there seems no test or selection process that would reduce the potential
of cancer in a future family.


now there is a folklore thing that says people that have a herpies simplex condition
that shows up as cold sores/ fever blisters are not prone to cancers
~is this just hearsay & old wives tales, or not ? ~




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