I’ve been hearing & reading about this alleged connection between genetics and cancer. I know that genes do have a lot to do with life, but I’m dubious of the claim that cancer actually causes cancer in the majority of incidents. It appears to be another attempt to obfuscate the cancer causation issue. The ‘experts’ have been working to prove this genetic cause of cancer because it would keep the disease in the ‘complex’ category. Complex to understand, and complex to treat. And, of course, the only people who are advanced, qualified and licensed to understand, treat and charge exorbitant rates for more exotic cancer treatment methods would be these same people. It’s just the same old situation all over again.
I’m sure that genetics plays some sort of role in cancer causation. But I am seriously doubtful that it is the major causative factor in the majority of cancer patients. I am hearing the pronouncements from the experts that, “All cancers are caused by damage or mutations to the DNA of formerly healthy cells acquired during a person’s lifetime.” Now, a truism I have learned is that whenever someone makes a pronouncement with “All”, or “None”, that tends to be an opinion. I may have even been able to believe that statement if they said that “many” or even “most” cancers are caused by DNA damage or mutation. But are we to believe that environmental factors play no role in damaging DNA to cause cancer? There was a recent study in which researchers found that CT scans could cause cancers in patients. Is the CT scan the causative factor, or did the DNA just decide to become damaged because it heard that there was a CT scan in the near future?
One of the most prolific changes in the environment is the massive amount of man-made chemicals that have been emitted into the biosphere. Due to new chemical technologies, there are a lot of new compounds to which we are exposed on a daily basis. We know that the major chemicals that are used in production and in our products are tested for safety. The problem is that each compound is tested in isolation (i.e., by itself). This sounds good, but there is no analysis of how all of these compounds function together. There may not be a simple, cost-effective way to study how these thousands of compounds interact inside the human body to cause damaging effects.
Another aspect of the increasing incidence of cancer is compulsory vaccination. This topic is very controversial and detailed, and will be covered at another time. But suffice it to say that this issue is very important to analyze, because the cancer rate and the vaccination schedule have increased simultaneously.