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what other things cause cancer do you reckon?



  • Registered Users Posts: 465 ✭✭ Undercover Elephant

    gctest50 wrote: »
    If there is no tiger to kill outside your cave ( end the threat to survival there and then) the above may drag on for ages. not good

    Probably better than there being a tiger outside your cave though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,633 ✭✭✭✭ Widdershins

    Impotent rage (or whatever emotion), you can feel that it would do horrible things to you if it lasted for a while

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,608 ✭✭✭ gctest50

    Probably better than there being a tiger outside your cave though.

    It'd be win-win if it was near winter time and you managed to kill it

    nice winter coat for yer kids :

    and your cave-missus would be so happy

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,633 ✭✭✭✭ Widdershins

    Probably better than there being a tiger outside your cave though.

    In the short term but if you're having adrenaline rushes or dumps or whatever you call them and no end to it, maybe you have more of a problem down the line. Would killing or chasing away the tiger not provide some kind of release? And if it ate you, you'd have no pain in your head.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,566 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui

    I posted this a couple of years ago... well worth a watch

    Otto Heinrich Warburg received a Nobel prize in 1931 for work which showed that cancer cells, unlike normal ones, could only utilise glucose for their energy requirements, unlike normal cells which can utilise both glucose and ketones, which are derived from metabolising fats.

    So in theory, forcing your body to get all of it's energy requirements from ketones via a ketogenic diet, ought to at the very least, put a kink in the functioning of cancer cells.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 856 ✭✭✭ idunno78

    Look at Vertex. They found a cure for some forms of cystic fibrosis. They're able to charge a hundred grand a pop and it's still good value. The companies who treat CF without curing it are just going to have to suck it up.

    Sorry to drag this up. But just wanted to reply to this! Hey haven't found a cure to Some forms of cystic fibrosis, the medication is for a strain of it and just lessens some of the problems with CF! Definitely not a cure!!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 603 ✭✭✭ _Jamie_

    That's not true at all. Something like 70% of cancers are avoidable and stem from lifestyle factors or choices.

    Yes, there always been and always will be an element of chance and poor fortune, but for the vast majority of cases, it is attributable to what we're doing, eating, or not doing in terms of exercise.

    The notion that Cancer is totally random and strikes the healthy as much as it does the unhealthy is myth.

    That's when it comes to non-elderly people. Cancer is more prevelant in older people now too, because they're living longer. If people lived long enough, everyone would get cancer eventually.
    True but not all young people who get it bring it on themselves, not knowingly at least. A couple of super fit, health-conscious young people of my acquaintance died of cancer. I personally think environmental factors play a big part. Some of those are within our control and things like diet and lifestyle would fall into this category, but some are likely out of our control and we don't even realise they exist near us.