• thinking of lost cancer people

    Asked by CASSIEME1 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    thinking of lost cancer people

    not sure why, but last night I was thinking of lost coworkers from cancer. these 2 people had pancreatic cancer and passed on about a year prior to me being diagnosed with breast cancer. so many people and family prior to and after my ordeal. what in the world is going on. is it environmental? I grew up in the country where crop dusting was done nearly every week.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      We know that feeling, there seems to be someone new every month or so getting diagnosed that we know. Part of this is because lots of cancers are getting found that used to go unchecked. So that accounts for some of the increase in diagnoses.

      13 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      We have ALOT of cancer in my area. Locally there have been two industrial plants, Alcoa and Reynolds Metals, spewing poison into the atmosphere for decades. We are downwind of the Great Lakes industrial belt. We have been identified as a "hotspot" of nuclear fallout from above ground testing decades ago. I believe it's in the air we breath, in the water we drink, in the food we eat. Humankind is poisoning itself to death and we are the ones who are suffering the consequences. No one can pinpoint what directly causes cancer but there seems to be a direct correlation between incidences of cancer and all the crap the industrialization of everything, right down to the food we eat, has introduced into our bodies.

      13 days ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      I too have noticed an increase of cancer diagnoses, and that's even before I found myself on a cancer journey. And it's not just people; my first pet, a tortoise shell cat named Pita had to be put down because she had stomach cancer. :'( This is hurting our pets too. If only we found out the cause so we can nip it in the bud for us and our furry friends. HUGS and God bless.

      13 days ago
    • junie1's Avatar
      junie1

      i agree. seems like I hear of more and more friends, co-workers, spouses of friends, passing of cancer. I ask my family a lot,, about why this is happening.. seems it's the foods we eat,, that more are of the processed food situation. As you said,, we'd go out and pull food outta our gardens,, wash it off,, and eat it!. cant do that any more,, Sad.

      13 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      I believe it has a lot to do with environmental issues. My husband and I lived on an old apple orchard property that was sold and made into a housing development. Everyone had wells and I think ours was tapped into some bad stuff. He was diagnosed with colon cancer at 54 and died at 56. I was also diagnosed at the same time he was with the very same thing, right down to the location of the tumor. I was 42 at the time and we were otherwise very healthy and active. Somebody has to figure this out!

      13 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Better ways to diagnose; people living longer and into old age; other kinds of diseases that used to kill off more people have been vanquished; larger population; cancers used to not be talked about but now are — some of these may make it appear that there is more cancer than in years past. And I bet that as others said here, environmental issues are causing an actual increase in cancers.

      12 days ago

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