Second cancers have been on the rise in the United States, regarding to a new study, that has found that one in five new cases contain in someone to have had the disease before. The study has also been found out that second cancers, that don’t include reoccurring cancers, but are a completely new type of cancer, have increased 300 percent since the 1970s.
First-time cancers have also spiked, increasing 70 percent in the same time frame.
The Western world of medicine is doing their usual explanation, or rather lack thereof, claiming that they are unaware of the reason for the surge but pointing to the fact that people are living longer and are therefore more at risk for the disease.
But living into your 80s and 90s shouldn’t guarantee that you’ll get cancer.
The genetics can also be a factor, and something else like the influences of the environment, the foods you consume, the water you drink, the air you breathe, the vaccines you inject and even the kind of medical treatment you receive may contribute much more than your age when it comes to determining your risk for cancer.
Some research is still showing that pesticides, heavy metals and hormone mimickers such as BPA and BPS, as well as other environmental contaminants, greatly influence the risk of developing cancer.
For those that are not fortunate enough to receive a second cancer diagnosis, the treatment you received for your first cancer may ultimately be to blame.
Are cancer treatments causing more cancer?
A document from the American Cancer Society that goes by the name “Second Cancers in Adults” admits that second cancers may be caused by cancer treatment.
Most cancers are been provoked by radiation therapy that can develop in just a few years of being irradiated, with the disease peaking at five to nine years following exposure.
Similarly, chemotherapy drugs are also to blame as they are also been linked to all kinds of second cancers, with the most common being myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and AML; ALL has also been linked to these cancer drugs.
Cancer drugs cause at least 40,000 cases of new cancer each year in the U.S.
To help put that into perspective, about 13,000 people are been diagnosed to have cancer every year.
Not alike radiation and chemotherapy, some different causes are made of toxins present in tobacco smoke, and high levels of industrial-type chemicals such as benzene, a carcinogenic petrochemical that is widely used in plastics, synthetic fibers, rubber lubricants, resins, dyes, detergents, drugs and pesticides.
At about another 20,000 people have been diagnosed every year with AML, with more than half of those cases ending in death, and approximately 6,000 people are diagnosed with ALL each year.
This is also the fact that at least 40,000 cancer occurrences may be directly attributed to cancer drugs.
Determining how many people perish from cancer drugs is extremely difficult, as most of the deaths are recorded as being from cancer, and not the treatment.
Remember, the cancer industry is one of the world’s most lucrative businesses, generating $100 billion last year. Those profits are expected to increase at about 8 percent each year over the next three years as more and more Americans will be diagnosed and treated for cancer.