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The cancer sleuths on the trail of environmental causes of disease
According to this SOURCE, and researcher Michael Thun: "... much harder than figuring out if a substance can cause cancer is to calculate how many cases of the disease spring from being exposed to low amounts of substances over varying periods of time. One huge area of uncertainty is what the dose-response relationship is with many of these things,” he says.
While the American Cancer Society agrees with many elements of the report, it’s not too keen on that “grossly underestimated” part. (Read here for more on what the ACS does feel are the big cancer threats — smoking and obesity, for example.)
A shopper contemplates alternatives to baby bottles made with BPA.
It’s not that there isn’t a consensus around the idea that some substances cause cancer in humans, Michael Thun, VP emeritus of epidemiology and surveillance research at the ACS, tells the Health Blog. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has an entire classification system to sort out potential hazards.
ACOR▶ a large collection of cancer-related online email lists, which has delivered millions of email messages to subscribers across the globe. https://goo.gl/mjrQ77
An INTRANET is a private network accessible only to an organization's staff or members. Generally a wide range of information and services from the organization's internal IT systems are available that would not be available to the public from the Internet. By function, ACORis an INTRANETsite.
When a #Canswerist (aka cancer survivor or caregiver) looks to begin or extend research for their diagnosis (DX), the world wide web (or internet) is a logical starting points. Typically, such a search may lead to discovery on a range of INTRANETS.
canswerist.comcanswersite.com#CANSWERISTS (aka cancer survivors or caregivers for same) have numerous social media locations to follow on Facebook and other popular sites. Sometimes, I engage the contributors of posts with a comment about my own experience and what follows is an example of such an encounter.
My almost more than 5,000 followers on social media and blogs know very well that my major attraction to social media and microblogging had its origins with my 2006 DX with mantle cell lymphoma. This medium proved to be the best way to communicate my treatment progress during these last dozen years. For a native Floridian with family members residing coast-to-coast, blogs and social media are a godsend for communication.
Thanks to everyone who offered time to read and comment here. Truly, I don't know what the posts have done for you, but your presence has been helpful to me. Of course, the content reaches well beyond social media with more than 5,000 followers on a family of…