My father died with brain cancer. These are the facts that i can report
1. We have no history of cancer in our family. Ever. Leave alone brain cancer
2. My father had a desk job with very few if any “environmental factors”
3. He was a non smoker
4. The brain cancer appeared a few years after he purchased his first brick cell phone
5. It was exactly parallel to the where the antenna used to be when he used to hold the phone
6. Repeat. EXACTLY parallel
7. He died leaving my mom a widow
I don’t think everyone who uses a cell phone will get brain cancer. However, I think if your DNA is weakened (for any reason), a cell phone will act as a trigger.
I think within the next 10 years, we will know this to be true.
I truly believe to the bottom of my heart, that is what killed my otherwise healthy dad.
May he rest in peace. I miss him very much every day.
I’m sorry about what happened to you Dad.
We do have cancer that runs in the family and our Mom died from it when we were young kids, however; the cancer my sister died from was primary to her brain, the cancer described in the article.
As with you, I don’t think everyone who uses a cell phone will get brain cancer, but there’s some who are more susceptible.
And I do think that you are correct in that the cell phone caused the disease.
But as DTA said, it will take decades of data and investigation before the linkage is actually proved.
If there is any good news in all of this, it's that the younger generation is using texting more and more, which is much safer.
I'm very sorry for your loss, and for your mom.
Your comment is very thoughtful, and plausible. Most DNA mutations have no clinical consequences, and are repaired by the cellular DNA repair machinery. Some people have defects in one or more DNA repair enzymes, and are thus more susceptible to cancer. We all have mutations in our DNA occurring daily, but adding to that by exposure to extraneous factors like cell phone electromagnetic radiation could be the factor that tips the scales in certain people.
To me it makes sense on multiple levels to use bluetooth devices.
I know how you feel my friend. I also lost my father to brain cancer.
I hope that one day we learn SOMETHING about this terrible disease. From my father’s sickness, the only thing I learned is that the medical profession is just barely removed from bloodletting and leeches when it comes to the treament and prevention of Brain Cancer. It remains a horrible, uncurable nightmare.