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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:53 AM

Advanced breast cancer up in younger women

Source: AP

CHICAGO Advanced breast cancer has increased slightly among young women, a 34-year analysis suggests. The disease is still uncommon among women younger than 40, and the small change has experts scratching their heads about possible reasons.

The results are potentially worrisome because young women's tumors tend to be more aggressive than older women's, and they're much less likely to get routine screening for the disease.

Still, that doesn't explain why there'd be an increase in advanced cases and the researchers and other experts say more work is needed to find answers.

It's likely that the increase has more than one cause, said Dr. Rebecca Johnson, the study's lead author and medical director of a teen and young adult cancer program at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Read more: http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2013-02-26/advanced-breast-cancer-younger-women



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TexasTowelie Feb 2013 OP
RobertEarl Feb 2013 #1
Warpy Feb 2013 #2
1983law Feb 2013 #3
truedelphi Feb 2013 #4
Berlin Expat Feb 2013 #5
PADemD Feb 2013 #6
Berlin Expat Feb 2013 #8
marybourg Feb 2013 #10
truedelphi Feb 2013 #12
PADemD Feb 2013 #13
truedelphi Feb 2013 #11
RobinA Feb 2013 #7
freedom fighter jh Feb 2013 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:04 AM

1. Lots of 40-50 year old women dieing from cancer these days.

I have this bad habit of looking at obits and I am astounded at how many middle age women are dieing. Lots of guys my age, too.

I have my ideas, but for now, I will just say something needs to be done, and fast.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:06 AM

2. Advanced cases = no timely health care

due to lack of access or having an insurance company drag its feet and delay care until it is too late.

Best health care system in the world.

If you want a lot of dead people.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:25 AM

3. We have got to get our arms around this one...

 

and fast.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:34 AM

4. The generaton of women 20 to 40 have been raised on fear

The media lets them know that they need to be spraying Lysol with its Alkyl ingredients, all about their homes, if they want to avoid some illnesses like the common cold.

And of course, what young woman doesn't want to avoid having her house smell musty even once in a while? The ads let them know how it better to have Febreeze, and Glade sprayed everywhere, even the nursery. World Health Org has stated that these products contain benzene and/or formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Often, a young woman doesn't even have a choice regarding these chemicals. Inside the work place, her cubicle may have been blasted with such products the night before by the cleaning crew. She might not even be aware that she is dealing with these toxins.

In earlier times, someone made a nasty smell in the bathroom and then they lit a match. Now we have people spraying this crap, and oodles of it, and no one in the health field feels it is worth considering whether or not these products are part of the problem.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:29 AM

5. It could be that but

it could also be something they're ingesting.

I'd be inclined to look at food. Perhaps some ingredient or additive(s) may be a cause as well.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:43 AM

6. A common food ingredient

Filament Disassembly and Loss of Mammary Myoepithelial Cells after Exposure to λ-Carrageenan

http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/57/14/2823.short

"In her 1997 publication, Tobacman studied the effect of carrageenan on the growth of cultured human mammary epithelial cells over a two week period. She found that extremely low doses of carrageenan disrupted the internal cellular architecture of healthy breast tissue, leading her to conclude: "The widely used food additive, carrageenan has marked effects on the growth and characteristics of human mammary myoepithelial cells in tissue cultures at concentrations much less than those frequently used in food products to improve solubility."

http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/564984/109362/carrageenan/

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Response to PADemD (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:11 AM

8. I'l have to read through

those. Thanks very much for posting.

I live in Europe, and this recent 'mystery meat' scandal has certainly and completely turned me off from buying meat in a supermarket for all time. Here at least, it's nominally cheaper to go to a butcher (5%) than to buy your meat in a store. And at least I know where it's coming from.

I've been trying to avoid convenience foods for the last month - not so much a fear of cancer, but to lose weight. So far, I've lost about 8 pounds, so that tells me that convenience foods are loaded with all kinds of God knows what that's unhealthy for you.

Carrageenan is in a whole lot of food products.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:20 PM

10. But. . but. . .but

it's "natural" and vegan! It must be GOOD for you!

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Response to PADemD (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:29 PM

12. Thank you for posting that -

It is very interesting information, something I had not heard of before or considered. My household only eats produce and very very little of anything that comes in a jar or a can or a box. I have substituted organic rice and millet for wheat; we don't even have wheat in our bread, which we make ourselves.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:13 PM

13. You're welcome

A friend even found it in her cat's food. She took it back to the store.

My experience with foods containing Carrageenan resulted in acid reflux. Since eliminating it from my diet, I no longer have acid reflux.

How many people today suffer from acid reflux? A lot!

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:27 PM

11. I doubt that it is an either/or situation.

People are eating so much crap in their highly processed foods, and additionally the grains are now so fungally contaminated that the food industry throws wheat into everything, because our modern-day American wheat is so filled with fungus and mold that other nations will NOT let it inside their territories. So they need to put it inside everything in order to get rid of it.

But a person also needs fresh oxygen, which is also very hard to come by. Additionally so, with all the stuff people have sprayed around them.



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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:33 AM

7. To Make a Pitch

for my favorite toxin - too many closed windows allowing god knows what to build up in the air of our living space. They've banned smoking indoors, but sealed up the windows so no fresh air ever enters. Meanwhile, what's in that air that we CAN'T smell?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:27 AM

9. GMOs and Roundup nt

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