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Old 11-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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thyroid cancer & living near a volcano

Dr. Dean on XM mentioned a study which investigating the higher incidence of thyroid cancer for patients lving near a volcano. The theory is that 3 metals end up in the water which people drink. One is radon. I will try & find the study to learn more. One of my daughter's had thyroid cancer two years ago & she has been living near a volcano for about 10 yrs. I'm curious about the other two metals. Anyone else heard about this or know anything about it? Fam

 
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:29 AM   #2
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Re: thyroid cancer & living near a volcano

I don't think it's anything new that radiation exposure can cause thyroid cancer--(did she have follicular? That is the one usually associated with it)----I would hope that the water in your daughter's area was tested for metals----I thought that Radon was a radiation/cancer causing gas from the soil that builds underground---ie, basements when there's not enough ventilation. I would imagine maybe there is radiation near volcanos as down in the earth there is radiation.

I had thyroid cancer, but not exposed to volcanos or metals or known radiation, the water where I live is tested constantly (I get the reports and know someone in charge)---so I don't know what I can blame other than bad genes in my case. But I guess it would feel better if I could find something specific. Or maybe not.

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Re: thyroid cancer & living near a volcano

My dad recently forwarded me an article about such a study in Science Daily which can be read online. Not sure if I'm allowed to provide a link here...

It's a study headed by Dr. Gabriella Pellegriti of the University of Catania Medical School, Garibaldi-Nesima Hospital in Italy and is focused on people living in proximity of Mt. Etna.

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Re: thyroid cancer & living near a volcano

As far as metals, they are in all of our vaccines, some foods, and dental work. We all have exposure the some metals like aluminum and mercury.

 
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Re: thyroid cancer & living near a volcano

My dentist never even used mercury since he's been practicing for something like 20 years or so. I don't have any mercury fillings---no fillings.

Many dentists nowdays don't use it, and mercury can cause many things if overdosed, but it's not the main cause of thyroid cancer, which is radiation or radioactive material exposure---or, like most cancer, it can also come from things we just don't know.

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Re: thyroid cancer & living near a volcano

Thanks for all the replies. I'm thinking that perhaps patients who already have a tendency for thyroid issues might be more susceptible than others. I'll try to find that article. Fam

 
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