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The carcinogenicity of ionizing radiation has been repeatedly shown in epidemiological studies conducted among various population groups exposed to radiation in the workplace, including nuclear production, during the testing of atomic weapons, as a result of an accident at a nuclear power plant and, finally, during the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These studies have shown that ionizing radiation causes almost all forms of malignant tumors, except for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin's disease (Hodgkin's disease), cervical cancer and prostate cancer.

Long-term monitoring of a group of 93,000 people who survived the atomic bombing showed that the increase in the incidence of malignant tumors began with leukemia, the peak incidence of which was reached 10 years after the explosion. The risk associated with exposure was increased for acute lymphocytic and myelocytic leukemia, as well as for chronic myelocytic leukemia.

Significant increased thyroid cancer among residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, while the dependence of the risk of the disease on the dose of radiation was revealed.

Breast Cancer Rise observed 10 years after the explosion.

Among the survivors of the atomic bombing, increased risk of developing cancer of the lung, stomach, colon, liver, ovary, bladder and skin. Of the 41,791 residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki who received an explosion with a radiation dose exceeding 1sGy and were monitored for 35 years, 55.4% of all deaths from leukemia and 10.2% of deaths from other malignant tumors were found to be associated with radiation.

The most important source of radiation for humans is natural background radiation, which is a complex of different types of radiation (2.4 mSv / year). Its components are cosmic rays, the intensity of which varies depending on the height above sea level, and radiation emitted by the Earth, the level of which depends on the content of radioactive elements in the soil and rocks, as well as radon. Radionuclides that are deposited in the body are also sources of background radiation. A person receives another dose of radiation during his life from sources used in medical practice for diagnosis and treatment (0.3 mSv / year).

Calculations by the UN Scientific Committee on the Assessment of Atomic Radiation Effects have shown that the average annual effective radiation dose in the world is 2.4 mSv.

The most effective way to reduce the effect of radiation on humans is to limit its use for medical purposes.


As a result of monitoring patients who were often exposed to radiation, there was a slight increase in the risk of developing malignant tumors. So, in women with tuberculosis, a frequent fluorographic examination used to control pneumothorax, one of the methods of treating this disease, led 10-15 years after the start of treatment to increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially if such an examination was conducted in children or adolescents age. However, the risk remained elevated over the next 50 years.

The mammary gland is the most radiosensitive organ. Moreover, the degree of radiosensitivity depends on the person’s age: in the period of growth and development, radiosensitivity is higher than after 50 years. It was shown that irradiation of the breast with a dose of 1 Gray increases the risk of cancer of this organ by 60%.

An increased risk of breast cancer has been reported in women who received radiotherapy for postpartum mastitis (inflammation of the breast) and other non-cancerous diseases. Moreover, an increase in risk was noted only 10 years after radiotherapy. Mammographic screening may lead to some increase in the risk of breast cancer, but at the same time it can reduce cancer mortality at this location by 25%.

Radiation therapy for malignant neoplasms increases the risk of a second tumor. So, in patients who received radiotherapy for cervical and body cancer of the uterus and Hodgkin's disease (lymphogranulomatosis), the risk of developing leukemia and lymphoma is increased. Radiation therapy for breast cancer can also increase the risk of lung cancer. As a result of the analysis of the role of radiation therapy in the development of second tumors, it was concluded that ionizing radiation is responsible for 5-10% of all second tumors.

However, it is necessary to take into account the role of those factors that led to the development of the first tumor. An increased risk of developing tumors of bones, soft tissues, the central nervous system and melanoma was observed in children irradiated with retinoblastoma, however, it is known that retinoblastoma is often combined with the above tumors.


In a study published in Cancer Journey in 2012, scientists from the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, found that radiation therapy actually leads to malignant breast cancer cells.

They found that even when irradiation kills half of the tumor cells, surviving breast cancer stem cells are 30 times more likely to form tumors than breast cancer cells that have not been irradiated. And they stop responding to further procedures.

When radiation reduces a tumor, everyone thinks it helps, but this view may be erroneous. It is possible that irradiation only changes the ratio of benign and malignant cells in a tumor (usually in a tumor no more than 5% of malignant cells, the rest are benign). Irradiation with radiation can lead to a decrease in the number of benign cells, which reduces the size of the tumor, but does not necessarily kill the malignant.

In 2012, Stem Cells magazine published an article entitled "Radiation-induced reprogramming of breast cells." In this study scientists found that ionizing radiation reprogrammed less malignant (more differentiated) breast cancer cells into breast cancer stem cells. That is, irradiation leads to the creation of malignant super cells that are resistant to treatment. This is like super bacteria, which everyone has heard about in hospitals and which are resistant to antibiotics.

This study found that radiation therapy increases the number of cancer stem cells in the prostate gland, which ultimately leads to a relapse of cancer and a worsening prognosis.

Chest radiation, especially in the treatment of breast cancer, can also cause significant damage to the heart and arteries, leading to heart disease..

According to a 2009 Harvard Medical School study, radiation therapy may increase the risk of developing breast cancer in the long run.. «There is a clear link between exposure to ionizing radiation and the development of breast cancer“She is one of the factors influencing his appearance.”

Radiation therapy triggers the development of repeated, or completely new types of cancer in the body. Women who decide to undergo radiation therapy often later develop more serious cancers, such as lung cancer. This is due to the fact that irradiation of the mammary gland leads to DNA damage, which causes cancer at the cellular level.

A study was conducted in the Netherlands that found that 90% of all recurring cancers among women (included in the study) initially treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma and undergoing radiation therapy, it was caused by the passage of this radiation therapy.


Radiation therapy ranges from 20 to 80 gray, depending on the type of cancer. Given that even 5 Gray can kill you, if applied to the whole body, then radiation therapy is not concentrated on the whole body, but on its small area. 1 Gray in the irradiated area will lead to hair loss, 10 Gray - and the hair may never grow back in this area.

Salivary glands, lacrimal glands, sweat glands and vaginal mucous membranes can be permanently damaged by radiation of more than 30 Gray, which leads to chronic dry mouth, dry eyes, dry skin and dryness in other parts of the body for the rest of your life.

8 Gray in the ovary zone lead to lifelong infertility.


In addition to radiation therapy, there are other medical procedures that expose the body to radiation to a degree sufficient to initiate the development of cancer in the body.

Cancer statistics show that With the introduction of mammography in 1983 (US data), cases of breast cancer among women increased significantly. Cases of encapsulated milk duct carcinoma, for example, have grown 300 times since then. More on Harm mammogram and safe ways to check for breast cancer can be read on the link in ARTICLE.

Another extremely dangerous and cancer provocative procedure is computed tomography.. Using computed tomography occurs everywhere and often completely unreasonable. Medical journals write that the amount of radiation that a person receives from undergoing one such examination is enough to start a malignant process in the body. CT scan justified in cases of serious damage to organs from numerous injuries. It is better for healthy people or cancer patients to undergo magnetic resonance imaging, which does not expose a person to radiation and does not cause such harm to health, or PET-CT. Doctors often ask cancer patients to undergo CT during the treatment period and after it during the observation period, which is extremely dangerous for the patient’s health and in itself can cause re-cancer.

The most important thing to remember about the dangers of radiation therapy is that despite a possible temporary reduction in the tumor, it does not reduce the number of circulating stem cancer cells.Stem cancer cells are responsible for the occurrence of re-cancer. (sometimes this happens years after doctors proclaim remission) for the growth of new tumors and metastasis.

The harm of radiation therapy also lies in the fact that it severely damages the immune system, and in order to recover from cancer, the immune system must work at full strength.

Radiation therapy can only be justified if a person has a very rapidly growing tumor of an aggressive type of cancer. Then it can be done to stop the growth of the tumor for a while. Then you should immediately proceed to alternative and natural methods of treating oncology, which do not harm the body, kill cancer cells (including stem cells), restore immunity (without the excellent work of which it is impossible to cure cancer), remove toxins from the body and make up for the deficiency of useful vitamins and minerals in it.

Instead of exposing yourself to radiation, think about what you can do and change so that the cancer simply cannot survive in your body.

On my site you can read about alternative methods of oncology treatment in the section ANTI-CANCER PROTOCOLS, about the anti-cancer diet, vitamins and minerals, herbs, spices and supplements recommended by oncologists with diagnosed oncology, as well as about the causes of cancer.

Article author: Irina Pravdina

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