Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein has Lymphoma

As reported by Zero Hedge:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-22/goldman-ceo-lloyd-blankfein-reveals-he-has-lymphoma

Lymphoma and NonHodgkins Lymphoma are rising in frequency and are primarily attributed to environmental causes:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Facts 2014-2015
https://www.lls.org/sites/default/files/file_assets/facts.pdf

An estimated combined total of 156,420 people in  the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia,  lymphoma or myeloma in 2014. New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the  estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2014.
page 12: The age-adjusted incidence of NHL rose by 77.3 percent from 1975 to 2011, an average annual percentage increase of 2.1 percent.


Neal Pearce and Peter Bethwaite, "Increasing Incidence of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Occupational and Environmental Factors" The Journal of Cancer Research http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/52/19_Supplement/5496s.short
[abstract] The incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) has been increasing steadily for the last 30 years, and attention is being focused on the possible causes of this increase. Possible explanations have included the exposure to viruses, radiation, nutrition, and pesticides, and these issues are addressed by other presentations in this workshop.


I spent some time looking for statistics of incidents from 2010 to 2015 but I cannot find data after 2011 (there are predicted rates for 2015 but no other data for actual incidents after 2011).

I stopped looking after 30 minutes so please post if you find cancer statistics for the 2011-2014 period.

I'm not a fan of Blankfein for obvious reasons but I hope that he is treated successfully. Perhaps it will build compassion from the man who arrogantly claimed he was doing "God's work" (see here: http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2009/11/09/goldman-sachs-blankfein-on-banking-doing-gods-work/).


3 comments:

  1. Every few months I try a search for post-2011 cancer statistics. In the past, each previous attempt I came up totally empty. I recall last time I searched (early 2015, I forget exactly when as life has beeen busy), for the first time I did find a couple of leads. I don''t recall the details although I do recall digging deeper at the time only to learn that there was nothing underlying of substance to be found.

    I'd post a link or something, its just that I can't find anything to post a link to right now, and not for a lack of trying (which would just reinforce the notion of there being a lack of post-2011 cancer statistics).

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  2. "nothing underlying of substance"... re-readiing your post has jarred my memory. I too found post-2011 cancer "statistics", but they were all predicted values and none were actual values. Part of the "new normal"?

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  3. Thanks for sharing your (lack) of findings. We should have new statistics in 2016 and if we don't that will tell us a LOT.

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