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People Healing from Cancer

Many factors in our environment have been shown to play a part in initiating and/or promoting certain cancers (President's Cancer Panel, NCI, 2010).  For example, many of the chemicals we are exposed to in minute quantities every day (such as fire retardants in household furnishings; residues of certain pesticides in food; bisphenol-A found in certain plastics, metal food cans, and cash register receipts; and the arsenic in pressure-treated wood) are able to mimic our hormones, and may increase risk for hormonally related cancers such as breast, ovarian, prostate and thyroid cancers (US EPA, 2016).  


Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are emerging as another key piece of the cancer puzzle. Radio-frequency radiation, as from cell and cordless phones and WiFi, has been shown to damage DNA in ways that can lead to cancer (Lai and Singh, 1995; Diem, 2005; and Environmental Health Trust, 2106).  Epidemiological studies correlate higher EMF exposures with greater risk of certain cancers, especially childhood leukemia (Kundi, 2012), breast cancer (Davanipour and Sobel, 2012), and certain brain cancers (Hardell and Carlberg, 2009).

 

An exciting field called epigenetics shows us that our environment can play a role in both turning on and off cancer genes.  Examples include negative factors like toxic chemicals, and positive factors such as certain nutrients in vegetables and spices (Aggarwal and Shishodia, 2004 and Supic et al, 2013).

Creating a healthy environment can support the body's healing during cancer treatment and may discourage recurrence.  For example, reducing exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), especially while sleeping can protect levels of the hormone melatonin, a potent anti-oxidant that is a night-time scavenger of free radicals that contribute to cancer (Davanipour and Sobel, 2012).   Another way to minimize the toxic load on the body and support well-being is to switch to non-toxic household cleaning and personal care products, and to eat high quality fresh food (preferably organic vegetables and organic, grass-fed and pastured animal products).  

References

Aggarwal, B.B., and Shishodia, S. (2004) Suppression of the nuclear factor-kappaB activation pathway by spice-derived phytochemicals: reasoning for seasoning. Ann NY Acad Sci. Dec;1030:434-41. 

doi: 10.1196/annals.1329.054  URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15659827

Davanipour, Z., and Sobel, E. (2012) ELF MF – Melatonin Production – Alzheimer’s Disease and Breast Cancer 2012 Updated Chapter, Bioinitiative Report, Section 13, URL: http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/

Diem, E., et. al. (2005) Non-thermal DNA breakage by mobile-phone radiation (1800 MHz) in human fibroblasts and in transformed GFSH-R17 rat granulosa cells in vitro, Mutation Research, Jun 6;583(2), pp. 178-83, doi:10.1016/j.mrgentox.2005.03.006, URL:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15869902/

 

Environmental Health Trust, (2106) FAQ’s on the U.S. National Toxicology Program Radiofrequency Carcinogenicity Research Study, URL: http://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/FAQs-NTP-Radiofrequency-Rodent-Study.pdf

Hardell, L., and Carlberg, M. (2009) Mobile phones, cordless phones and the risk for brain tumours, International Journal of Oncology Vol 35:5-17 doi: 10.3892/ijo_00000307 URL: www.researchgate.net/publication/26279874_Mobile_phones_cordless_phones_and_the_risk_for_brain_tumours

 

Kundi, M. (2012) Evidence for Childhood Cancers (Leukemia), Bioinitiative Report, Section 12, Bioinititative Working Group, URL: http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sec12_2012_Evidence_%20Childhood_Cancers.pdf

Lai, H, and Singh, P. (1995) Acute Low-Intensity Microwave Exposure Increases DNA Single-Strand Breaks in Rat Brain Cells, Bioelectromagnetics, Vol 16:207-210 doi: 10.1002/bem.2250160309, URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bem.2250160309/abstract 

Reuben, S.H. for the President's Cancer Panel (2010) Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now, 2008-2009 Annual Report, National Cancer Institute, URL: https://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/annualReports/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

Supic, G., Jagodic, M., and Magic, Z. (2013) Epigenetics: A New Link Between Nutrition and Cancer, Nutrition and Cancer, August doi 10.1080/01635581.2013.805794  URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255174780_Epigenetics_A_New_Link_Between_Nutrition_and_Cancer

US Environmental Protection Agency (2016) Endocrine Disruption URL: https://www.epa.gov/endocrine-disruption

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