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Solvents and Stress was posted 02/02/1998 01:54 am by Linda
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This issue recently came up on the list I'm on. Two there compared notes--one exposed to chemicals, the other was not. Here's my experience and some research: My sister, Nola, who died of PC on November 18, 1997 after a valiant battle, never smoked, drank on extremely rare occasions (usually a swallow of someone else's beer), ate mostly vegetarian by preference almost since birth, and was an aerobics instructor, age 49, at the time of her diagnosis. The most unlikely candidate for any kind of cancer possible. But there is not a doubt in my mind as to what caused it. Nola's tumor measured 5 cm, and by my calculations, it began three years previous to diagnosis. Five years previously, she lost her 21-year-old daughter in a car accident. So Nola's immune system went down because of the stress and the cancer, however cancer starts, took hold. I've done lots of research, but during the last six or eight months, most of my research has been anecdotal, listening to what people say about the development and progress of their disease on this list and the JHU Chat Room. My initial research included a small booklet from the NIH, probably. It said that the only observable increase in the incidence of pancreatic cancer in any particular group were people who worked in chemical plants around SOLVENTS. Interestingly, the Clark book, "A Cure for All Cancers", centers around removing solvents from your body and your environment. The reasoning she used was that solvents allowed parasites to invade the body. I read a lot of the book, but there was not nearly enough research or even anecdotal information to support it. However, the connection to solvents is very interesting and no doubt is one of the many keys to the disease, stress being another--and who of us in these days is not under enormous, intolerable levels of stress.

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