The War on Cancer? – ‘Cancer is big business’

Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema (hand-foot syndrome) by Lucid Smog / wikimedia *

Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema (hand-foot syndrome) by Lucid Smog / wikimedia  (1)

In the US over the last few decades

  • Breast cancer has gone up by about 60 to 65 per cent.
  • Brain cancer by about 80 to 90 per cent
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has increased by nearly 100 per cent
  • Testicular cancer – particularly in men between the ages of 28 and 35 – has gone up by nearly 300 percent. (2)

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Is there spreading of cancer over Latin American leaders?

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Speaking only a day after Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was diagnosed with the disease, (Venezuelan President) Chavez suggested — and he stressed, he only suggested — that the toll of neighboring leaders diagnose with cancer seems almost too odd to be true. Chavez recently had a tumor removed from his pelvis and Fernandez and he join a list of Latin American figurehead with the disease that also includes Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.  RT

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