CANCER : Affecting EVERYBODY today.

Everybody , it seems, these days knows somebody who has cancer or who has died from it.My friend lost her teenage daughter to cancer a few years ago.
At that time the rate was 1 in 6. Now it's 1 in 4.
Cancer is an epidemic. Are you concerned? Do you care?

What has changed in our lifestyles today, compared with 100 years ago?
The air
Our food
Our drinking water..

Comments please?

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I have often wondered the

I have often wondered the same thing but the following from the US National Cancer Institute sounds plausible.

"A common misconception arises from news stories suggesting we are experiencing a cancer "epidemic." This only appears to be the case because the number of new cancer cases reported is rising as the population is both expanding and aging. Older people are more likely to develop cancer; however, this trend is offset by new births, which are also increasing, and cancer is rare among the young. So as more and more members of a 75-million-strong "baby-boomer" cohort begin shifting en masse to older, more cancer-prone ages, the number of new cancer cases is expected to increase in the next several decades. But since the birth rate is also expected to increase, the cancer rate may either stay the same or, perhaps, decline."

There are many unanswered

There are many unanswered questions for you in the other threads. For the moment I'm just going to say that I agree with Rob on this, but there is more I'd add.

Until the other questions are addressed though, I'm not starting into another topic with you.

Here is a question you could

Here is a question you could answer before we go any further with this thread Smartgirl.

The question has been there for a week now....