Amy Worthington made a clear connection between microwave radiation and the thyroid gland -- especially in how it might indeed relate to obesity -- in her most recent excellent article "Generation X-Ray" -- a generation that, I might sadly add, is not only complacent but also complicit in their own tragedy. And now with the cancer connection being made even more publicly stronger with the CNN program on Larry King Live and the articles appearing in the New York Times, The Toronto Star, and the International Herald Tribune, it should be time to take a closer look at this rise in thyroid cancer. As is stated below
• For each hour a child uses a transmitting wireless phone or wireless laptop to communicate, watch videos/TV or play games, he may be exposing his developing brain, eye and gut tissues to radiation damage equivalent to 66.6 chest X-rays."
Thyroid Cancer on the Rise In Many Countries
Posted on: Sunday, 4 May 2008, 03:00 CDT
By Napoli, Maryann
Cancer of the thyroid is increasing in incidence in the
To determine the likely cause of the increasing rate of thyroid cancer in
If, on the other hand, environmental factors like radiation exposure (natural or medical) caused the increased incidence of thyroid cancer, then there should be a varied distribution of tumor sizes at diagnosis, and this varied distribution would remain stable over a 12-year period. To resolve the issue, the Canadian researchers identified 7,422 cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed in the
All had the common types of thyroid cancer that are usually symptomless and unlikely to kill had they remained undetected. (The medical term to describe them is differentiated thyroid cancer, which includes papillary and follicular cancers). No cases of the life-threatening thyroid cancers-medullary and anaplastic-had been diagnosed in the patients in this study.
"Our findings are consistent with our hypothesis that the rising rate of differentiated thyroid cancer in
These results were published last November in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
What's Happening in the
The use of CT scans, magnetic response imaging and ultrasound has increased 5% to 10% yearly between 1992 and 2001. Not surprisingly, there has been a nearly three-fold increase in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer in the
It's the word virtually that scares both doctors and patients. Currently, as many as 85% of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the
More Information: To avoid unnecessary treatment see "Cancers That Do Not Kill" August 2006 issue at www.medicalconsumers.org
Maryana Napoli, Center for Medical Consumers (c) 2008
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