• Cancer

last modified May 28, 2017 by strypey

Uncontested Facts about Cancer

  • Cancer is the common name for a group of diseases affecting different parts of the body, involving uncontrolled growth of mutant cell clusters called tumours. "In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues", National Cancer Institute, at the US National Institutes of Health.

Claims and Counterclaims about Cancer

 Causes of Cancer

 1.Glyphosate, the active ingredient in many commercial herbicides (including Monsanto's RoundUp), is carcinogenic.
 1. There is no conclusive evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic when used according to safety instructions.

 2. Methyl bromide (bromomethane) causes cancer.

2012: Barry, KH et al, National Cancer Institute, 'Methyl bromide exposure and cancer risk in the Agricultural Health Study', Cancer, Causes & Control

 2. There is no conclusive evidence that methyl bromide causes any cancer.
 3. Methyl iodide causes cancer.
 3. There is no conclusive evidence that methyl bromide causes any cancer.
 4. Low bodily iodine levels cause cancer, or at least increase the chances of developing.
 4. There is no conclusive evidence that bodily iodine levels are related to the causes of cancer.

 Treatments for Cancer

 1. Only conventional therapies like radiotherapy and chemotherapy are effective in treating cancer.
 1. There are a wide range of natural therapies, including herbal medicines, and increasing or avoiding certain foods or combinations of them.
 2. Cannabis can be useful for the management of cancer and cancer treatment symptoms, such as loss of appetite and pain, but has no effect on cancer itself.
 2. Cannabis is effective in both preventing and treating cancer.

 Points of Interest

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