Friday, February 21, 2020

Proportion of patients diagnosed w/ colorectal cancer under age 50 rose from 10% in 2004 to 12.2% in 2015

Another type of cancer increasing in incidents among young people:

Katie Kindelan (February 21, 2020). Mom diagnosed with stage 4 cancer after pregnancy shares message for women: 'You know your body best' Good Morning America the U.S., the proportion of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer under the age of 50 rose from 10% in 2004 to 12.2% in 2015, according to the National Cancer Data Base.

And even more critically, 71% of young people (those under age 50) with colorectal cancer are diagnosed at advanced stages of the disease, stages three or four, according data shared by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization.


Thursday, January 16, 2020 Death from Cardiovascular Disease up 25% in Colorado between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016

Betsy McKay and Paul Overberg | Jan. 14, 2020 Heart Disease Strikes Back Across the U.S., Even in Healthy Places. The Wall Street Journal

See my posts here covering news reports of animal anomalies and shrinking human lifespans:

There are many forces at work - the aggregated and transgenerational impacts of the industrial era - but I think some pollutants get more attention than others.

Some pollutants are almost invisible in public discourse - e.g., few studies examine biological effects of radionuclides on exposed children even when contamination is known by virtue of proximity to acknowledged contaminants.
For example, the relationship between autism and ionizing radiation has not been studied, despite the sharp INCREASE IN AUTISM INCIDENTS in CA after Fukushima.

You can read more about the relationship I posit between human health effects and ionizing radiation here:
Majia's Blog: Autism and Radiation

Majia's Blog: Might Ionizing Radiation Contribute to Autism?

Majia's Blog: Ionizing Radiation and Our Neural System

Majia's Blog: Autism and the Environment: Let's Study Radiation

Majia's Blog: Ionizing Radiation and Germ Cell Damage: Link to Autism?

Majia's Blog: Living in a Radiation Contaminated Zone

Majia's Blog: Autism Conference and My Paper on the Ontology of ...

Majia's Blog: Chronic Radiation Exposure and Human Health

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