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    Cancer diagnosis rise 20% in a generation

    The percentage of middle aged men and women being diagnosed with cancer has risen by 20% within the past 40 years; with an average increase of 17,000 more cases a year.

    Reports from Cancer Research UK have noted the considerable rise in the diagnosis of people between 40-59 years old.

    Organisations, such as CRUK, claim that the increased percentage is due to the country’s better screening system, which has helped catch cancerous cells at their earlier stages.

    In addition, rising cases of obesity, smoking and binge drinking have been attributed to the percentage increase.

    In 1979, approximately 44,000 people were diagnosed with cases of cancer; however, this rose to 61,000 in 2008.

    The biggest rise has been found in malignant melanoma cancer, caused by excessive sun exposure, which has increased by 200%.

    Despite recent reports affecting both sexes, the rise in cancer rates has had a larger impact on middle aged women. Breast cancer rates have doubled in a generation and general cases have risen from 24,000 a year in 1979 to 36,000 in 2008.

    As well as an increase in diagnosed cases, survival rates have also risen, doubling since 1979. CRUK credits this to changing lifestyles, alongside improvements in medical research.

    “There has been undeniable progress in the treatment of cancer over the last 40 years and many more survive the disease,” said CRUK’s chief executive, Harpal Kumar.

    “But we must redouble our efforts to ensure that our research continues to discover new techniques to improve and refine diagnosis and treatment so that cancer survival becomes the norm for patients.”

    In addition to individual cancer cases, the report records the rise in the number of cases diagnosed per country. It was reported that five women a day are diagnosed in Wales, whilst Scotland sees approximately 10 women per day being diagnosed with new cases.

    John Fyall, spokesman for Cancer Research Scotland, spoke positively in light of recent statistics. “There has been great progress in the treatment of cancer since the 1970’s,” he said. “Many more people in Scotland are now surviving the disease.

    “Thanks to the generosity of local people, we are able to support the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent, diagnose and treat it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    the increased percentage is due to the country’s better screening system, which has helped catch cancerous cells at their earlier stages.
    Quite, so nothing to get excited about then, and no real need for such scaremongering headlines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    The biggest rise has been found in malignant melanoma cancer, caused by excessive sun exposure, which has increased by 200%.
    Not surprising when Brits do see the Sun come out, they're all out to get burned

    That and them stupid sunbed machines



    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    “There has been undeniable progress in the treatment of cancer over the last 40 years and many more survive the disease,” said CRUK’s chief executive, Harpal Kumar.
    Take heed DD

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    I bet a direct correlation with increasing pesticide usage can be found with many cancers.

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    In addition, rising cases of obesity, smoking and binge drinking have been attributed to the percentage increase.
    I must admit, I thought smoking has been on the decline in Britain for years?

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    a lot comes from the food people eat in the west ..additives,preservatives, etc..margarine came about to feed cattle,livestock..when it was discoverd it gave them forms of cancer, it was stopped and given to the public as a substistute for butter/closiest thing to plastic you can eat,.tptb who own the food /like monsanto/, own the big pharma companys..so they sell you food then the drugs,good bizz win-win situation..HUNGARY has just destroyed all there G.M crops ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikebs4 View Post
    margarine came about to feed cattle,livestock..when it was discoverd it gave them forms of cancer, it was stopped and given to the public as a substistute for butter/closiest thing to plastic you can eat..
    What a load of shite.

    Margarine was basically formulated by a french chemist in response to a prize offered by Napoleon III for a butter substitute for the army (and the proles to be honest).

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    michel eugene chevreul 1831 .margraic acid, mege-mouries patened 1869 sold to jurgens now a part of unilever ... many countrys banned margarine in the past, now big companys own countrys, and get laws passed which benefit companys not peoples health... unlike a pack of cigs, i cant see these companys putting warning signs on there products saying are food will fk you up, not good for bizz, nap/bon yep your correct,also did same for the tin-can i think , not sure...

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    Obvious question I overlooked and a factor would be life expectancy has also increased the last generation by.. 20 % ?

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    Hydrogenated is the key term. Turning oil into a hyper-elemental poison. It was
    the first molecular dish. I sure don't use it and instead use not small enough amounts of butter in my cooking.
    Certainly agree with you corporations mandated to care only about profit are the biggest risk to our future .

    http://www.treelight.com/health/nutr...natedOils.html

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    Hydrogenation
    is the process of heating an oil and passing hydrogen bubbles through it. The fatty acids in the oil then acquire some of the hydrogen....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    the increased percentage is due to the country’s better screening system, which has helped catch cancerous cells at their earlier stages.
    Quite, so nothing to get excited about then, and no real need for such scaremongering headlines.
    Just the universes way of thinning out the heard.
    Not thinned out enough for some....

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    I must admit, I thought smoking has been on the decline in Britain for years?
    But it will be decades until it shows in cancer statistics.

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    nidhogg - margarine came about to feed cattle,livestock..when it was discoverd it gave them forms of cancer, it was stopped and given to the public as a substistute for butter/closiest thing to plastic you can eat..[/quote]

    What a load of shite.

    Margarine was basically formulated by a french chemist in response to a prize offered by Napoleon III for a butter substitute for the army (and the proles What are "proles" please ? to be honest).[/quote]

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    Quote Originally Posted by who
    What are "proles" please ? to be honest).
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    1984 ring any bells?

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    nidhogg - margarine came about to feed cattle,livestock..when it was discoverd it gave them forms of cancer, it was stopped and given to the public as a substistute for butter/closiest thing to plastic you can eat..
    What a load of shite.

    Margarine was basically formulated by a french chemist in response to a prize offered by Napoleon III for a butter substitute for the army (and the proles What are "proles" please ? to be honest).[/quote][/quote]maybe he thinks its a french loaf

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    JJ was on the right track. The abrupt rise in cancer diagnosis is related to better and earlier screening. Prostate cancer is a good example. If you look at the average age when prostate cancer was diagnosed 5 years ago, it is much older than today. The reason is that it is being diagnosed sooner since younger men are being screened. The same goes for many other cancers so the numbers are not much different than before as far as total cancer cases, but they are being diagnosed ealier and with greater frequency due to improved tests.

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    In addition, rising cases of obesity, smoking and binge drinking have been attributed to the percentage increase.

    Unless Britain is very different from my Country, I doubt very much if the smoking rate has increased in the last 30 years, and what does binge drinking have to do with cancer, especially melanoma? Poorly written article.

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    What are "proles" please ?

    1984 ring any bells?
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    Why?

    Is it the environment, diet or just better detection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richrichie View Post
    Is it the environment, diet or just better detection?
    All of the above but in different amounts.

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    Our unhealthy lifestyles lead to obesity, putting us at greater risk of a number of cancers, researchers say.

    It means women in Britain have a 17 per cent greater chance of getting the disease by the age of 75, compared with the rest of Europe.

    They are also 13 per cent more likely to die from it, World Cancer Research Fund researchers say.

    Dr Rachel Thompson, deputy head of science for the WCRF, said: ‘This is why one of the big public health challenges we face today is to reduce the amount of alcohol we drink as a nation and to get a grip on the obesity crisis before it spirals out of control.’

    The WCRF claims up to 80,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if people kept to a healthy weight, were active, ate well and did not drink too much.

    For women, 33 per cent of cancers of the oesophagus are linked to obesity, as are 19 per cent of pancreatic cancers, 21 per cent of gallbladder cases, 16 per cent of breast cancers and 28 per cent of cancers of the womb lining.

    Dr Thompson said: ‘On average, women in the UK are more likely to be overweight and to drink more alcohol than the European average and this is a concern because both these factors increase cancer risk.

    ‘For breast cancer, which is the most common type of cancer, about four in ten cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes.’

    On a more positive note, the figures show British men are slightly less at risk of cancer than others in Europe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KAPPA View Post
    I bet a direct correlation with increasing pesticide usage can be found with many cancers.
    Nail on the head, in my opinion. With the shit in food these days it isn't surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KAPPA View Post
    I bet a direct correlation with increasing pesticide usage can be found with many cancers.
    Nail on the head, in my opinion. With the shit in food these days it isn't surprising.
    I have serious doubts about that.

    A few generations ago food posed a much larger risk than today due to storing. Moulds and other problems were much more common than today. And the bacterial poisons caused all kinds of health problems.

    Food related health issues come much more from the "too much" than pesticides. They are under control in europe even if more can and should be done. Pesticides are more of a danger in third world countries as they are not properly used.

    Also a lot has been achieved in cleaning the air in the Cities too. Also smoking is down. However smoking is increased with women. Maybe they have a larger smoking related risk than men?

    All the changes to the better will however be seen only a long time later as cancer causes lie decades in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The percentage of middle aged men and women being diagnosed with cancer has risen by 20% within the past 40 years; with an average increase of 17,000 more cases a year.

    Reports from Cancer Research UK have noted the considerable rise in the diagnosis of people between 40-59 years old.

    Organisations, such as CRUK, claim that the increased percentage is due to the country’s better screening system, which has helped catch cancerous cells at their earlier stages.

    In addition, rising cases of obesity, smoking and binge drinking have been attributed to the percentage increase.

    In 1979, approximately 44,000 people were diagnosed with cases of cancer; however, this rose to 61,000 in 2008.

    The biggest rise has been found in malignant melanoma cancer, caused by excessive sun exposure, which has increased by 200%.

    Despite recent reports affecting both sexes, the rise in cancer rates has had a larger impact on middle aged women. Breast cancer rates have doubled in a generation and general cases have risen from 24,000 a year in 1979 to 36,000 in 2008.

    As well as an increase in diagnosed cases, survival rates have also risen, doubling since 1979. CRUK credits this to changing lifestyles, alongside improvements in medical research.

    “There has been undeniable progress in the treatment of cancer over the last 40 years and many more survive the disease,” said CRUK’s chief executive, Harpal Kumar.

    “But we must redouble our efforts to ensure that our research continues to discover new techniques to improve and refine diagnosis and treatment so that cancer survival becomes the norm for patients.”

    In addition to individual cancer cases, the report records the rise in the number of cases diagnosed per country. It was reported that five women a day are diagnosed in Wales, whilst Scotland sees approximately 10 women per day being diagnosed with new cases.

    John Fyall, spokesman for Cancer Research Scotland, spoke positively in light of recent statistics. “There has been great progress in the treatment of cancer since the 1970’s,” he said. “Many more people in Scotland are now surviving the disease.

    “Thanks to the generosity of local people, we are able to support the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent, diagnose and treat it.”

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    could that have something to do with poulation going up 120% since 1960.
    just a thought!

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    What are "proles" please ?

    1984 ring any bells?
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    It was the word george orwell used in his novel 1984, corrupted down from "the proletariat".

    Generally implies the under educated 'lower masses".

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