I FIND THIS EXTREMELY INTERESTING. MY FATHER WORKED AT AN OIL REFINERY. I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS WHAT CAUSED HIS CC. HIS FATHER DIED OF MYLODYSPLASTIC DISORDER? HE HAD SEVERE LIVER INVOLVEMENT PRIOR TO HIS DEATH. I HAVE A COUSIN THAT PASSED AWAY FROM A BONE CANCER THAT MD ANDERSON WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY(SHE WAS ALSO ON HIS SIDE OF FAMILY) HIS SISTER IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING CHEMO- DIAGNOSED WITH UTERINE CA-LYMPH INVOLVEMENT-RARE CANCER CALLED SARCOCARCINOMA? I THINK? ANYWAY SHE WAS GIVEN 6-9 MONTHS TO LIVE ALSO. I HAVE A FEW OTHER CA ON HIS SIDE OF FAMILY AS WELL. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THIS WITH YOU AS I TRULY BELIEVE THERE IS A LINK TO THE OIL REFINERY. DAD SAID THAT MY GRANDFATHER SMELLED SO BAD AFTER WORK, YOU COULD SMELL HIM A BLOCK AWAY…HAD TO TAKE CLOTHES OFF BEFORE ENTERING THE HOUSE.
THANKS FOR THE INFO,
Found this article interesting as it pertains to high rise of cc amongst the indigenous community. This is the part that caught my attention:
In Fort Chipewyan, there have been reports of increases in diseases and cancers.
A local doctor, John O’Connor, reported disproportionately high incidents of colon, liver, blood and bile-duct cancers in the community. “There have been several different kinds of cancer, as well as what we call auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, various skin rashes,” O’Connor told the Dominion. “The malignant–the cancerous diseases have been the biggest concern.”
One condition, Cholangiocarcinoma, normally occurs in one out of 100,000 people. But in Fort Chipewyan, “We’ve had two tissue biopsy confirmed cases…and possibly another three or four, which didn’t actually get to tissue biopsy diagnosis.”
“In a population of between 750 and 1200, that’s very unexpected.”