Thank You Fukushima: Global Cancer Cases To Skyrocket

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Update: Cancer - it's a growth industry

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The incidence of cancer worldwide is growing at an alarming pace. A new report by the World Health Organization finds that, as USA Today reports, new cancer cases will skyrocket globally from an estimated 14 million in 2012 to 22 million new cases a year within the next two decades, the report says. During that same period, cancer deaths are predicted to rise from an estimated 8.2 million annually to 13 million a year. The total annual cost globally of cancer was estimated to reach approximately $1.16 trillion in 2010, which is damaging the economies of even the richest countries and is way beyond the reach of developing countries.

Via USA Today,

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The most common cancers diagnosed globally in 2012 were those of the lung (1.8 million cases, 13% of the total), breast (1.7 million, 11.9%), and large bowel (1.4 million, 9.7%), the group says. The most common causes of cancer death were cancers of the lung (1.6 million, 19.4% of the total), liver (0.8 million, 9.1%), and stomach (0.7 million, 8.8%).

 

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"These new figures and projections send a strong signal that immediate action is needed to confront this human disaster, which touches every community worldwide, without exception."

 

The report "actually puts onto paper what a lot of us have been saying for some time," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. "The burden of cancer internationally has doubled over the last 20 years, and it will double over the next 20 years. These facts support that we need to be serious about cancer prevention activities."

 

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As a consequence of growing and aging populations, developing countries are disproportionately affected by the increasing numbers of cancers, the report says.

 

More than 60% of the world's total cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, and these regions account for about 70% of the world's cancer deaths, a situation that is made worse by the lack of early detection and access to treatment, it says.

 

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The total annual cost globally of cancer was estimated to reach approximately $1.16 trillion in 2010, which is damaging the economies of even the richest countries and is way beyond the reach of developing countries, the report says.

 

Of course, the ongoing debacle in Fukushima will only exacerabate this trend as we have previously noted here - among Fukushima youths, here, and here - US sailors.

 

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666's picture

Well, it's one way to tackle the world overpopulation problem...

Ident 7777 economy's picture

Oh bullocks; dilution in the ocean is taking are of it ...

Story line: "new cancer cases will skyrocket " - this, my friends is a prediction ... whereas in fact, TO DATE, no evidence exists to support the thesis, and its been how many years now?

 

Bullocks. 

 

The purported 'map' is Snopes debunked, BTW.

 

http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/fallout.asp

 

 

STAMPEDE, ye foolish sheep - STAMPEDE!!!! Head for the exits!!

 

 

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re: dilution in the ocean is taking are of it

The solution to polution is dilution.   If it worked in the 50's it will work again.

stacking12321's picture

ok, that's a map with lots of pretty colors on it.

now, what do those colors mean?

JeffB's picture

It looks to me like it is the amount of energy as measured by the estimated size of the waves from the tsunami that hit Japan on that fateful day.

I did a TineEye search for that picture and found that it was indeed listed as being on the NOAA website. The picture itself is no longer there, but it is one of the frames on a video on this page:

http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/honshu20110311/

 

 

boogerbently's picture

WOW,

I love it.

A Fukushima "conspiracy theory" (to cure overpopulation).

And

A Fukushima danger denier, all in one comment section.

bonin006's picture

The units are cm. Wave height as JeffB says above looks correct. Nothing to due with radiation.

Againstthelie's picture

They mean great news for the healthcare industry and Big Pharma.

Growth is good.

Exponential growth is even better.

grgy's picture

DaddyO, the NOAA map is also a fraud according to SNOPES.  http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/fukushima.asp

JeffB's picture

On the other hand, one of the scientists in the Snopes article seems to contradict himself:

 "The Pacific Ocean is an enormous place," said Norman, who found radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power in California rainwater, milk and plants soon after the earthquake and tsunami. "There's a lot of material between us and Japan. No matter what happens in Fukushima, it's not going to be a problem over here."
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/fukushima.asp#LjhqlVw8bxRqMikg.99

So he " found radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power in California rainwater, milk and plants soon after the earthquake and tsunami."

but concludes

"No matter what happens in Fukushima, it's not going to be a problem over here."

Despite enormous amounts of radioactive water dumping into the ocean every day, and three reactors being in meltdown mode for months... years?

How does he get from point A - within three days they're finding radioactive elements in rain and milk products in California, to point B -- BUT "no matter what happens in Japan" has no effect upon us?

boogerbently's picture

....move along,

nothing to see here.

grgy's picture

DaddyO, the NOAA map is also a fraud according to SNOPES.  http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/fukushima.asp

grgy's picture

There must be a reason why Zerohedge double posted me (LOL).

grgy's picture

There must be a reason why Zerohedge double posted me (LOL).

gmrpeabody's picture

It seems to be just your problem, not ZH.

gmrpeabody's picture

It seems to be just your problem, not ZH.

;-)

DaddyO's picture

Better tell these guys...

http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~tcanty/hysplit/

They used the NOAA data found here...

http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT.php

DaddyO

Lore's picture

That's the initial tsunami wave height extrapolated. It has nothing to do with radiation.

matrix2012's picture

Good info  DaddyO, the Fukushima Update has some interesting info on its About page...

deus x machina's picture

dilution of radioactivty?  what a stupid idiot.

JLee2027's picture

Changed from red to green arrow. Good catch on the false radioactive map fallout.

DaddyO's picture

Certainly you could do better than the establishment mouthpiece like Snopes?

DaddyO

quasimodo's picture

Yes! Yes! Snopes, the bastion of all things credible and true.

quasimodo's picture

Yes! Yes! Snopes, the bastion of all things credible and true.

Skateboarder's picture

Sources: NY Times, USA Today, AOL News, LA Times, Reuters.

Don't worry, be happy!

zuuma's picture

I'm sure that we're all praying to God -whomever we conceive him to be - for the continued good health of Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein & all their highly principaled supporters on the west coast.

Lucky thing this little nuke mishap was all fixed up.

 

/sarc

donsluck's picture

Please let us know if what you're ACTUALLY praying for happens. And if it doesn't, I expect you to debunk the illusion of prayer outright.

willwork4food's picture

Why would he do that? Just because you don't get what you pray for right away, doesn't mean your request isn't noted.

Whalley World's picture

What a load of shit.  300 tons(at minimum) of the most toxic radioactive waste in history is washing into the Pacific and heading to our shores and you say nothing to see here folks, keep moving along.

I can see you have spent no time understanding the extent of this, the biggest environmental disaster in histroy.

Just look up the mutations in proximity to Chernobyl and realize that Chernobyl was a fraction of this baby and was capped in three months, Fuku is ongoing and no plans to rectify.

All Sushiine and Lollipops for you I see.

LFMayor's picture

"The trouble with the www is that not everything is repuditable or validated". Eurypides.

Jack Burton's picture

I'm no expert on radiation. But, 3 melt downs and all the water needed to hold them in quasi cold shut down? You don't just turn your back and walk away unharmed from this scale of radioactive release. Why would anyone even want to contend that simple dilution in air and water makes particles of radiation harmless? From my understanding of physics, you only need breath in one particle, which will sit and radiate the cells around it for decades. It takes ONE cell to go cancerous, and you are fucked. One cell starts it, One particle can give damaging radiaton to a number of cells as long as it is stuck inside you. In the lungs, one particle can lead to cancer. That does not mean it will, only that your odds go way up.

Come on, to downplay Fukushima shows a dishonest intention. What may that be?

donsluck's picture

What actually happens is hundreds of cancers develop and they duke it out. Honestly, that's really what happens! True story! Then you are OK, not even aware of the miracles happening in your body thanks to God, that really cool guy-in-the-sky.

mt paul's picture

lick a lollipop

save an isotope ....

Syrin's picture

Snopes?   Why not just site Tepco's website?   Why not quote the Yellen about the benefits of QE since we are now using "reliable" sources.

Jack Burton's picture

I googled "snopes" and got a strange color full website with all kinds of icons on various subjects. Is this a source of information on radioactive releases from Fukushima melted cores and spent fuel pools? Seriously? Or did I miss another "snopes" which uses real scientists as sources? TEPCO has proven to be a liar, this fact is beond dispute.

15horses1donkey's picture

Snopes is a place where you can find info on scams of all sorts. It has nothing to do with tepco or radioactivity. It has everything to do with the credibility of a particular claim or product. Any snopes review of fukushima related article is likely to be highly, if not extremely, accurate.

Spastica Rex's picture

I think you mean "bollocks."

+1, anyway; we have enough to worry about without being distracted by bullock shit.

curbyourrisk's picture

What a jackass you are, sir.

Please tell that to the brave American military who offered aid and assistance.

 

Tell that to unedible fish surrounding the nation.  Tell that to the millions of Japanese citizens who will all die an early death thanks to long term exposure.

Lore's picture

Yeah, the only people smiling are "Limits to Growth" psychopaths and their sheeple devotees -- until their own guts start popping tumors.

vie's picture

Oh good Snopes debunked it, I can go back to sleep now.

acetinker's picture

Bollocks- it's bollocks.  Bullock's is a liquor store, at least where I live.  They didn't have shit to do with it;)

caShOnlY's picture

Estimated Prophet

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no
Been so long I felt this way, I'm in no hurry, no
Rainbows and down that highway where ocean breezes blow
My time coming, voices saying they tell me where to go.

Don't worry about me, nah nah nah, don't worry about me, no
and I'm in no hurry, nah nah nah, I know where to go.

California, preaching on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine.

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no
It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin' slow
Still I know I lead the way, they tell me where I go.

Don't worry about me, no no no, don't worry about me, no
and I'm in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go.

California, a prophet on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine.

You've all been asleep, you would not believe me
Them voices tellin' me, you will soon receive me
Standin' on the beach, the sea will part before me
Fire wheel burning in the air!

You will follow me and we will ride to glory, way up, the middle of
the air!

And I'll call down thunder and speak the same and my work fills the
sky with flame
and might and glory gonna be my name and men gonna light my way.

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no
It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin' slow
My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no

Don't worry about me, no no no, don't worry about me, no
and I'm in no hurry, no no no, don't worry about me, no.

 

Dugald's picture

 

Uh, so.....not to worry about you is that the message......?