Before the mass marketing of tobacco, lung cancer was so rare that doctors took special notice when confronted with a case, thinking it a once-in-a-lifetime oddity.
In 1984, a woman started hearing voices that told her she had a brain tumor and they also told her where it was. Doctors eventually ordered tests and found the tumor where the voice said it would be. After her surgery, she heard the voices say, “we are pleased to have helped you, goodbye.”
Commerical Flight Attendants and Pilots are 4x more likely to get cancer in their lifetime, because of the time they spend flying, with a thinner atmosphere and more solar particles. They recive 3x more radiation a year than a nuclear plant employee.
A major study tracking more than 300,000 commuters has revealed that cycling to work can cut the risk of dying early from illnesses such as heart disease and cancer by up to 24 per cent.
Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners in study of almost 50,000 women.
In 2013, Australian blogger Belle Gibson claimed to have beaten brain cancer using ‘natural remedies’ — selling a cookbook to cancer patients with all her ‘secrets’. It was later revealed she never even had cancer, and was fined $410,000 by the Australian government for her deceptive practices.
U.S. flight attendants have higher rates of breast cancer, uterine cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, thyroid cancer, and cervical cancer, when compared with the general public, likely due to regular exposure to cosmic ionizing radiation.
There’s a service called “Cleaning for a Reason” in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.
The September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan. An estimated 410,000 people have been exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11).
The leaders of a 1977 miners strike in Communist Romania were given 5 minute chest x-rays after the strike was over to ensure they would develop cancer.