Cell phones get the OK


Now you can call all your friends and tell them the news: The link between cell phones and cancer is not strong. Not at all. The New York Cancer Times reports about the findings of a study in the Brit medical journal BMJ. Researchers studied almost 360,000 Danish cell phone users and according to the Times, found no increased risk of brain tumors with long-term use.

There's a caveat: The researchers said they did not record the actual amount of time that callers used their phones. There still might be a small increased risk of cancer in people who use cell phones often, and for 10 or 15 years. (Well, won't we all have used them for 15 years pretty soon?)

So don't throw away your tin cans and string yet. And keep studying that Morse Code!

10 comments:

moe99 said...

There's really no good place to leave this, but a college classmate died recently of breast cancer and this obituary is a celebration of the tatoos she got on her head. Juanita was an amazing woman. I hope you enjoy it:

http://deathreferencedesk.org/2011/10/30/juanita-garciagodoy-march-10-1952-october-27-2011/

Cancer Bitch said...

Beautiful tattoos. I can't imagine how painful they were to get! She sounded like she did lots of interesting stuff in her professional life.
C. Bitch

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Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog. My own research hunt I am on :) I was diagnosed at 39 yrs old with Essential thrombocyntemia but last month the doctor said "don't be surprised if it is PV." With no real explanation of do's/don'ts. I only have the red dots on my face too :) and itchy skin + high platelets. Just aspirin for me for now...but don't know what I should be watching for?
any advice on more sites to visit?

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Cancer Bitch said...

Dear anonymous,
I haven't found an overall good web site for polycythemia vera. There are bits and pieces all over the internet. Mayo doesn't say it's cancer, though National Cancer Institute says it is, for example. You can read stuff that will convince you that you're an overweight man and will keel over any day now. That's the problem w/ rare diseases, not a lot of good info. I haven't found a pcv foundation or anything. We've got an orphan myeloproliferative disease.

Cancer Bitch said...

What are you doing for the itchy skin? I've found that atarax is the best thing to treat that--generic hydroxizine.

Mandy Lanier said...

I have been following your blog for a while and love reading your entries and following your story! You are an inspiration! I work at a childrens hospital and my first rotation was with oncology patients.. So heartbreaking, but so rewarding. I love your tattoos!! Keep the post coming, please!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed that there is little info to help :) The Mayo in Arizona (his youtube videos) does say that it is cancer but the Mayo that I visit does not?? weird?? I continue to follow your blog-I now am getting screened for lumps they found in my breasts through ultrasounds-so once again thought of you and your story. The itching for me isn't too much of an issue yet so I will keep your advice in mind when it becomes more of a problem.