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Old 11-15-2011, 12:17 PM
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pill v prostate cancer - what am I missing?

BBC News - Is oral contraceptive pill fuelling prostate cancer?

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Is oral contraceptive pill fuelling prostate cancer?

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The researchers believe oestrogen by-products excreted in the urine of pill-users may have contaminated the food chain and drinking water.

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I'm looking only at the mechanics of the process described in the quotation. AFAIK the pill is something women take and prostate cancer is something that afflicts men. Am I reading the assertion correctly that enough urine from pill takers gets into the food chain to affect the male population??? Why do medical professionals bother with gloves and masks?

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:19 PM
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I wonder how long before a link is made to BlueTec

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:11 PM
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Just speculation at present I believe. Cancers in general are on the increase. The cure or length of survival rates of cancer patients have improved. Yet overall it is not a good picture.

The true field research would be to compare people living on treated recycled water versus people in the boonies where if there is any component like estrogen present in the water it is much further diluted.

To compare the rates based on different cultures is flawed as well.

According to the doctors I still have the prostate of a young man. At 69 1/2 this is not doing me a hell of a lot of good though.

Had farily advanced bladder cancer twelve years ago. So for the rest of my life will have to have yearly bladder inspections. I guess I was just one of the lucky ones as the reocurance of bladder cancer is very common. Mine has not come back and the odds now of it will are very low.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:17 PM
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It's not only oestrogen from the pill, it's oestrogen-like compounds being used in many plastics, in packaging, insides of aluminum cans, flame retardant chemicals for bedding, etc and so forth.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:22 PM
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:36 PM
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A lot of chemicals mimic hormones too. In your body the results are wacky.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:38 PM
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Just speculation at present I believe. Cancers in general are on the increase. The cure or length of survival rates of cancer patients have improved. Yet overall it is not a good picture.

The true field research would be to compare people living on treated recycled water versus people in the boonies where if there is any component like estrogen present in the water it is much further diluted.

To compare the rates based on different cultures is flawed as well.

According to the doctors I still have the prostate of a young man. At 69 1/2 this is not doing me a hell of a lot of good though.

Had farily advanced bladder cancer twelve years ago. So for the rest of my life will have to have yearly bladder inspections. I guess I was just one of the lucky ones as the reocurance of bladder cancer is very common. Mine has not come back and the odds now of it will are very low.
Smoker? Non smokers have a fraction of the chance of bladder cancer.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:28 PM
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I think some chemicals I worked with years earlier may have triggered it. Specifically toulene. Smoking is at the root of many cancers of course including bladder types.

As smoking declines across the general population cancer incidence seems far from retrenching. We may have just introduced too many carcinegenics into our lives.

All the continious outgassing of synthetics around us is substantial and growing in my opinion. Processing of food as well in so many ways that were non existant many years ago has got to be suspect.

Something is going on out there anyways.

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