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AHTL wrote:

My eyes hurt from trying to read the YELLOW text on the WHITE background. : /

A lot of things in life can cause cancer, just like other users here have mentioned. Genetics for one, because having the right genes can be the difference between never getting lung cancer from smoking, or suffering really early on. I can see that sushipath as already debunked most of what OP posted, so I just thought I share this interesting article about a potential cure for cancer:

A virus that kills cancer: the cure that's waiting in the cold
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9508895/A-virus-that-kills-cancer-the-cure-thats-waiting-in-the-coldc.html


Sitting in a refrigerator in a Swedish laboratory is what promises to be a cheap and effective cancer treatment. So why are the trials to bring it to market not going ahead?


It's an interesting read, and I would recommend anyone to check it out.


That doc is in a crowded pool. If he had something more convincing, he would have gotten the funding he needed by now. Sorry to say it, but there are hundreds of scientists out there like him. They have promising initial results, but when they arrive at Phase 3, which would be the live human trials, their results are not reproducible. Everyone has something that works in a petri dish. Similar scientists in Magnus's position have received grants from private institutions to move ahead.

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-pick/hiv-virus-used-to-turn-white-blood-cells-into-cancer-serial-killers-20110811/

This article is about one of the one most famous instances where scientists were turned away by public institutions and pharmaceutical companies. If it is viable, someone will fund. As it is, these guys only got $50k, enough for only 3 human patients. The problem is, a hundred scientists will tell you that their cure is viable, but maybe only one is right.

By the way, I'm a biologist and I've been in a lab where we were so sure we were right, but Phase 3 trials showed us we were wrong. 90% of all drugs don't make it past phase 3. And before you start to complain, think for a second about all the drugs that are out now that are being recalled.
Posted 9/25/12 , edited 9/25/12

ChrisNP wrote:

I doubt aspartame causes cancer.
I doubt acidic foods cause cancer.

Blah. I'll live how I want.


Im pretty sure its all the unnatural foods in the north american diet. Eating kfc and having high fructose corn syrup for years definitely seems like a one way ticket to cancer. And sedentary modern lifestyle (being at the computer all day) and being stuck in a office all day (not getting any natural sunlight)

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Im pretty sure its all the unnatural foods in the north american diet. Eating kfc and having high fructose corn syrup for years definitely seems like a one way ticket to cancer.
Uh, no. Do you any actual data about this commonly spread claim?



And sedentary modern lifestyle (being at the computer all day) and being stuck in a office all day (not getting any natural sunlight)
Actually there is more data that being obese and sedentary is more carcinogenic.

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Arkthethird
Im pretty sure its all the unnatural foods in the north american diet. Eating kfc and having high fructose corn syrup for years definitely seems like a one way ticket to cancer.
Uh, no. Do you any actual data about this commonly spread claim?



And sedentary modern lifestyle (being at the computer all day) and being stuck in a office all day (not getting any natural sunlight)
Actually there is more data that being obese and sedentary is more carcinogenic.



No I cant I verify information because http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3NNLs8llAY I took some information from this film. You get very desperate to finding alternatives when your father is suffering everyday for months from cancer , you really want to help them. Hes dead , but I go thru it in my head trying to figure out what caused it probably will bother me for a long time.
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No I cant I verify information because http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3NNLs8llAY I took some information from this film. You get very desperate to finding alternatives when your father is suffering everyday for months from cancer , you really want to help them. Hes dead , but I go thru it in my head trying to figure out what caused it probably will bother me for a long time.[
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Sorry to hear of your loss. I can't say anything really to make things better. However, I would like to say don't be too quick to blame yourself or your dad for the cancer, in case you're feeling anything like that. While some cancers indeed have controllable contributing environmental factors (smoking and lung cancer, or excess sun exposure and skin cancers, for example, being well-known ones), that's really only part of the picture. The fact is that we don't know what causes many cancers, and for many people, it's likely a lifetime's accumulation of factors. Quite a lot of cancers are, essentially, random, or "bad luck." Babies can get cancers. Kids can get cancers. And it's no one's fault really. There has been a recent increase in non-smokers (particular women) getting lung cancer-- why, who knows (yet?). As someone else earlier mentioned, you can do all the "right" things, and still get cancer. Sure, you can reduce your risk factors and reduce your risk of cancer, which would be a wise thing to do-- but the risk never goes to zero. Hate to say it, but disease is a part of life on earth. It sucks, but it's the way it is.

I guess my point is to tell you, if I may, not to torture yourself overmuch trying to find the exact cause(s) of your dad's cancer. Even the best scientists in the world may not find it. By all means, search for knowledge and educate yourself-- don't get me wrong. Besides being educational, It can be therapeutic for patients and their families to arm themselves with knowledge as it's yet another way one can rally one's efforts to fight the disease. But don't let the question wreck your life, your relationships, your job, and all the other things you still have with you. (Or if you feel sufficiently driven and have the aptitude, you could make it a part of your life by becoming a doctor or researcher yourself.)
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Cancer is bad.
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I agree with sushipath. I don't have anything else to add except that while eating a healthy diet is always good, it does not preclude you from getting cancer or any disease. Cancer and many other diseases are part bad genetics, part bad lifestyle and part bad luck.

My concern is that many people will try to attack the easiest targets without any actual evidence. HFCS is bad. Aspatame is bad. Corporations are bad. Pharmaceuticals are bad. Anything "unnatural" is bad etc etc etc I prefer to reach as objective and rational conclusion as possible without using bad and silly "common sense" data.

Bed well.
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Cancer is bad..
Posted 9/27/12

Awesum74 wrote:

Cancer is bad..


What if you get a cancer in your arse, like prostate. Is it still bad?
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