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    Discussing Stress

    studies into the link between diseases and stress

    Discussion: Why the immune system fails to detect cancer

    Here is another interesting study, whose outcome, we think,  indicates once more, the strength of our Preventatist theories concerning the devastation which can be caused by stress, in affecting the normal systems of the body’s defensive techniques.

    The normal reactions of our defence systems when fear is generated, involves closing the immune system for the few moments needed to deal with evading the subject of the fear reaction.

    Anxiety, on the other hand, can be, and often is, chronic, which can lead to long-term, chaotic interference with the immune system, whilst the body tries to find a response to the imagined danger, which is called anxiety, and for which no efficient response has yet been evolved by humans. As this study infers, such interference can cause disruption to those vital natural defence systems, which can prevent cancer.

    Preventatism provides and answer to this defect in human evolution, by being a simple defensive philosophy which negates the incoming distresses of life which can become stess if allowed to.

     New insights into why the immune system fails to see cancer

    Published: Monday 3 July 2017

    This study explores relationship between how the immune system sees peripheral tissues and cancers.
    Cancer hides in plain sight of the immune system. The body's natural tumour surveillance programs should be able to detect and attack rogue cancer cells when they arise, and yet when cancer thrives, it does so because these defence systems have failed. A team of investigators led by Niroshana Anandasabapathy, MD, PhD, at Brigham and Women's Hospital have uncovered a critical strategy that some cancers may be using to cloak themselves - they find evidence of this genetic program across 30 human cancers of the peripheral tissue, including melanoma skin cancer.

    (See the wholestudy here )


    Now, in this New Year, a study, (Learn more here)   ,has emerged from Japan, which indicates that  long periods of stress, (chronic stress), appear to raise the cancer risk in men by 20 percent compared with those who say they’re stress-free, according to a survey by a Japanese research team.

    The research was conducted between 1990 and 2012 and tracked 79,301 men and women between 40 and 69.

    The team, which included members of the National Cancer Center, asked the subjects about their perceived stress levels on two occasions — once at the beginning of the survey and five years later.

    The cancer risk for men who replied on both occasions that they had a lot of stress proved 19 percent higher than for those who said they didn’t on both occasions.

    For men who replied they had little or moderate stress at the start of the survey but a lot of stress five years later, the risk was 20 percent higher than men who reported no stress on both occasions.

    Of those polled, 12,486 developed cancer. The team said that stress particularly increased the risk of liver and prostate cancer.

    There will be those who will dispurte this finding, on the basis that it is less than "gold-standard" research, but it certainly indicates "what everyone suspects" about the true casues of cancer. 

    Stress does not cause cancer, but it sets up conditions in the body to develop it.


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