Cancer Is Probably Man Made Caused By Pollution And Diet

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Cancer Is Probably Man Made Caused By Pollution And Diet

Post by falkor » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:48 pm

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Manchester, England and published in Nature suggests that cancer, especially cancer among children and young adults is not simply due to our living longer these days - it must be a man-made disease. The scientists say theirs is "the first histological diagnosis of cancer in an Egyptian mummy".
Medical News 15 OCT 10

Investigators at Manchester University's KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology say their study proves that during the Egyptian mummies' time, cancer was extremely rare. After investigating hundreds of mummies, they came across just one case of cancer - worldwide only two cases have ever been detected. Incidence of cancer, especially childhood cancer exploded after the Industrial Revolution.

Professor Rosalie David, at Manchester University's Faculty of Life Sciences, said:

In industrialized societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. But in ancient times, it was extremely rare. There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.

The important thing about our study is that it gives a historical perspective to this disease. We can make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies because we have a full overview. We have looked at millennia, not one hundred years, and have masses of data.

Professor Michael Zimmerman, a visiting professor at the KNH Centre, made the first ever histological diagnosis of cancer in an Egyptian mummy. The mummy was said to be an ordinary person, from the Ptolemaic period.

Zimmerman said:

In an ancient society lacking surgical intervention, evidence of cancer should remain in all cases. The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity, indicating that cancer causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization.

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Re: Cancer Is Probably Man Made Caused By Pollution And Diet

Post by AMYROSE » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:39 pm

Yes, it's often been suggested that cancer is a modern disease caused by the poor quality of air, water and food resulting as an after effect of the industrial revolution and ever increasing as toxic chemicals flood these three life essentials. Still, it's not unlikely that the Ancient Egyptians knew of surgical procedures and used them. Surgery existed in Ancient India, including the cosmetic variety and with the Egyptian sophisticated technology, including their mummification procedures, which we today cannot replicate, it's takes no leap of faith to conclude that they could perform surgery.

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Re: Cancer Is Probably Man Made Caused By Pollution And Diet

Post by dave3974 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:06 pm

cancer has always been with us , today people are living longer and surviving other ilss but not cancer

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