In the United States, second cancers are on the rise. This was according to a new study which was discovered that one in five new cases involve someone who has had the disease before. Results of the study also revealed that since the 1970s, second cancers, which don’t include reoccurring cancers but are a completely new type of cancer, have increased to a whopping 300 percent. Also, in the same time frame, first-time cancers have spiked, increasing 70 percent.
The Western world of medicine still has their usual explanation wherein they are claiming that they are unaware of the reason for the surge. They were actually pointing out the fact that people are living longer and are therefore more at risk for the disease.
Even if you lived in the 80s and 90s, there is still no guarantee that you can’t get cancer.
Aside from genetics, there were other factors than can determine your risk for cancer. Some of these influences are the food you eat, the air you breathe, your environment, the water your drink, the kind of medical treatment you received, and even the vaccines you inject.
In addition to these, a lot of studies continue to show that heavy metals, pesticide, environmental contaminants, and hormone mimickers such as BPA and BPS can greatly influence your risk of developing cancer.
The treatment you received for your first cancer may ultimately be to blame if you are one of those unfortunate individuals who received a second cancer diagnosis.
Are Cancer Treatments Causing More Cancer?
A document[PDF] by the American Cancer Society (ACS) titled “Second Cancers in Adults” admits that second cancers may be caused by cancer treatment.
It was noted by the ACS that:
“Radiation therapy was recognized as a potential cause of cancer many years ago.”
Furthermore, ACS also admits that most types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), can all be caused by radiation.
Within just a few years of being radiated, most cancers caused by radiation therapy develop with the disease peaking at five to nine years following exposure.
Moreover, chemotherapy drugs have also been linked to different kinds of second cancers, wherein myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and AML were the most common. “ALL” has also been associated with these cancer drugs.
In The United States, Cancer Drugs Cause At Least 40,000 Cases Of New Cancer Each Year
About 13,000 people are diagnosed each year with MDS. Aside from chemo and radiation, other causes include:
- Toxins present in tobacco smoke
- High levels of industrial-type chemicals like benzene which is a carcinogenic petrochemical that is widely used in resins, detergent, plastics, synthetic fibers, pesticides, rubber lubricants, dyes, and drugs.
Annually, nearly another 20,000 people are diagnosed with AML, wherein more than half of those cases ending in death. Lastly, an estimated 6,000 people are diagnosed with “ALL” each year.
This goes to show that at least 40,000 cancer occurrences may be directly attributed to cancer drugs.
It is really difficult to determine the number of people perishing from cancer drugs since most of the deaths are recorded as being from cancer, and not the treatment.
Here’s what you have to understand, the cancer industry is one of the world’s most lucrative businesses – generating $100 billion just from the past year. Each year over the next three years, those profits are expected to increase at about 8% each as more and more Americans will be diagnosed and treated for cancer.
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