Miami (AFP) – “Rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged adults in the United States but doctors have yet to pinpoint why, researchers said Tuesday.” The report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Generation X and millennials face anywhere from twice to four times the risk of colon and rectal cancer as their baby boomer counterparts.
“The study did not uncover a reason for the change.”
I am a patient person with a good bedside manner. I believe in being open minded and diplomatic when discussing disease and dysfunction. After reading this report, however, I am absolutely OUTRAGED!
Since there is clear evidence explaining the rise of this disease, the journal’s primary recommendation on how to combat it is just plain STUPID! The medical field is considering lowering the ages of colon cancer screenings from 50 years of age to 40 years of age. Is it coincidence their PRIMARY “health care” recommendations always seem to improve their REVENUE STREAM? Wouldn’t diagnostic and treatment procedures (in this case) simply CONFIRM and ADDRESS conditions that ALREADY EXIST?
Why would their FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE be diagnostics to FIND cancer rather than aggressively promoting and supporting
LIFESTYLE PATTERNS PROVEN to reduce the risk of getting colon and other cancers
IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Their recommendation wouldn’t reduce the chances of cancer AT ALL. It would simply identify it (generating revenue) and treat it (creating a secondary source of revenue.) I’m sure they would argue it would likely lower the mortality rate. LIFESTYLE CHANGES would DRAMATICALLY lower the mortality rate while SIGNIFICANTLY reducing the chances of developing cancer
without the COSTS of diagnostic procedures and treatments!
The only way a study like this could have reached an “UNKNOWN CONCLUSION” is if the doctor’s heads were so far up their patients COLONS, they were unable (due to the darkness) to see COMMON SENSE!
Look at Generation “X” and Millennial lifestyle patterns compared to older generations.
They are more sedentary as a result of technology.
They are less prone to regular exercise.
Their eating habits are generally less healthy as a result of increased unhealthy food choices and a lack of real concern about the dangers these foods cause.
They typically substitute essential water with unhealthy energy drinks, sodas coffee and sweet teas.
They do not consider the relevance of healthy stress outlets.
They have higher rates of job dissatisfaction resulting in “job hopping” and increased risks of unemployment.
This unhealthy lifestyle has resulted in increased rates of diabetes and obesity which has already been acknowledged. Cancer (be it colon or any other form) is simply the manifestation of a disease where the body’s defenses become overwhelmed. This is commonly the result of neglecting one’s essential physical, mental and emotional needs. These younger generations haven’t been properly taught how to MAINTAIN HEALTH and, to a large extent, haven’t had GOOD role models as parents when it comes to healthy living.
“The study did not uncover a reason for the change in increased rates of colon cancer in Gen. “X” and the Millennials.”
I just provided 6 GOOD REASONS. This doesn’t even take into account their damaging synergistic effects. I don’t care if double blind studies confirm my explanation or not. I do know that UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLES, in general, lead to UNHEALTHY OUTCOMES. Do we really need research to confirm the need to CHANGE UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS or can we rely on basic COMMON SENSE and EXPERIENCE to reduce this increased rate of cancer in our younger generations? If the medical field wishes to do colon screenings at a younger age, doesn’t it make sense the results would find FEWER CANCERS if these younger adults began living the LIFESTYLES necessary to produce healthier results?
I have a great deal of patience, respect and love for people. I have no patience or respect for STUPIDITY and IGNORANCE exemplified by this article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET THESE DOCTORS TO SEE THE TRUTH? DO THEY REALLY BELIEVE IT IS BETTER TO TREAT DISEASE THAN PREVENT IT?
WILL IT REALLY REQUIRE YOUNGER GENERATIONS TO DIE EARLY IN LIFE AS A RESULT OF REFUSING TO CORRECT DAMAGING LIFESTYLE CHOICES?
WHAT DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG ARE WE WAITING ON THAT IDENTIFIES AND TREATS STUPIDITY?