2015-04-02

state of the industrialized nation #cancer

2.1: news.health/cancer/state of the industrialized nation:
. the war on cancer is lost;
even childhood rates are increasing;
likely mostly due to increasing environmental levels of
endocrine disruptors and electromagnetic pollution .
preventcancer.com:
May 2002, in a stunning reversal,
the NCI and ACS suddenly abandoned their long-standing
promises for winning the war against cancer.In their Annual Report to the Nation,
they admitted that the incidence of cancer
is expected to double by 2050
due to the aging population.
No reference, however, was made to the sharply
increasing incidence of cancers in younger age groups,
such as childhood and testes .
During recent years, the incidence of lung cancer
in men has decreased more sharply,
while that of predominantly non-smoking cancers
has continued its steady increase .
From 1992 to 1999 (a seven-year period),
increasing incidences include:
thyroid (22%); malignant melanoma (18%);
acute myeloid leukemia (13%);
and post-menopausal breast cancer (7%).
Childhood cancers have increased 7% overall:
bone and joint (20%); leukemias (18%);
acute lymphocytic leukemia (16%); and kidney (14%).
It should be noted that the
overall age-standardized incidence of cancer
has increased steadily from 1973 to 1999.
It should be further recognized that the
increasing incidence of cancer in the U.S.,
particularly of non-smoking cancers,
is also reflected in other major industrialized nations .
Excess rates of cancer in hiafric americans
reflect racially-linked risk factors
that include:
residence in highly polluted urban communities;
and in proximity to chemical industries
and hazardous waste sites;
excess consumption of high animal fat fast foods,
highly contaminated with industrial pollutants
and pesticides;
and discriminatory occupational hazards.
The excess mortality in hiafrics from cancer,
overall and at all sites, most likely reflects
delayed access to diagnosis and treatment,
besides lower quality health care.
[ it should also be pointed out that
those of african ancestry (hiafrics)
may be more intolerant to carbohydrates,
even as the modern diet becomes more glycemic;
the risk of cancer is related to insulin levels,
and those who are more insulin resistant
or using a cheaper high-glycemic diet
will be using more insulin .]
3.29:
. but consider the Lifetime Probability (%) of
Developing or Dying from Invasive Cancers
is nearly the same for both races;
eg, in 2007-2009, (hiafric, hieuropean) men
had a (43,45)% chance of getting cancer,
and a (24, 23)% of dying from it.
. (hiafric, hieuropean) women
had (34,39)% chance of getting cancer,
and a (19,20)% of dying from it .

. what types of cancers are usa hiafrics getting?
cancer among usa hiAfrics in 2011:
. cancers among hiafric usa men are
prostate (40%), lung (15%), colon and rectum (9%);
Among hiafric usa women:
breast (34%), lung (13%), and colorectum (11%).

3.30: why are children getting more cancers?:

. common types of cancer diagnosed in children and adolescents
are leukemia, brain and central nervous system tumors,
lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma,
Wilms tumor, bone cancer, and gonadal
(testicular and ovarian) germ cell tumors [cancer.gov].

36% increase in infant cancer rise from 1976 to 1994:
. for infants less than one year old,
the cancer rate increased from
197.9 cases per million during 1976-84, to
264 cases per million during 1986-94.
The greatest percentage increase occurred for
germ cell cancers (increase of 124%),
central nervous system cancers (increase of 57%),
liver cancers (increase of 50%),
and neuroblastoma (increase of 35%) [NCI].

. childhood leukemia's are proportional to
the distance from a cell phone tower [2013];
(there is increasing electromagnetic pollution).

. children exposed to pesticides
or petrochemical plants had more cancers [chem-tox];

. chemicals in household and industrial products
that disrupt the human hormone system
are linked to high global rates of
breast, ovarian, prostate, testicular and thyroid cancers
[UN Environment Programme, World Health Org 2013].
. cancer is associated with
developmental exposure to endocrine disruptors
[Environ Health Perspect. 2003].
Global rates of endocrine-related cancers (breast,
endometrial, ovarian, prostate, testicular and
thyroid) have been increasing over the past 40–50 years;
Close to 800 chemicals are known or suspected
to be capable of interfering with hormone
receptors, hormone synthesis or hormone
conversion. However, only a small fraction of these
chemicals have been investigated in tests capable
of identifying overt endocrine effects in intact organisms
[who.int 2012].
. see State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2012;
and summary of same;
see Mercola for ways to avoid endocrine disruptors .

. increasing use of sugar reduces immunity and feeds cancers.
. viruses can cause cancer; see XMRV
(Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related).