Experts Warn That There Has Been “A Dramatic Rise” In Anal Cancer In The United States

A shocking new study that was just released has discovered that an epidemic of anal cancer is sweeping across America. At one time this sort of cancer was very rare in the United States, but experts are telling us that a shift in sexual behavior has caused “a dramatic rise” in the disease in this country. Of course this is not the only type of cancer that has been exploding in recent years. These days, just about everyone knows somebody with cancer, and it is truly a major national crisis. In fact, scientists tell us that about a third of all women and about half of all men will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives

Cancer will affect 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States, and the number of new cases of cancer is set to nearly double by the year 2050. Both predictions are based on statistics collected by the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Today, Americans spend more than 140 billion dollars a year treating cancer.

That is “billion” with a “b”.

I am looking at that number right now and I am still having a difficult time believing that it is true, but it comes straight from the federal government.

Anal cancer certainly isn’t as prominent as breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer, but this new study that just came out found that the number of cases has “increased dramatically over the last 15 years”

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

And according to CNN, the increase has been particularly dramatic among a couple of key demographic groups…

“Our findings of the dramatic rise in incidence among black millennials and white women, rising rates of distant-stage disease, and increases in anal cancer mortality rates are very concerning,” the study’s lead author, Ashish A. Deshmukh, an assistant professor at UTHealth School of Public Health, said in a statement. “Given the historical perception that anal cancer is rare, it is often neglected.”

So why is this happening?

There are certainly a lot of reasons, but the study did specifically identify a major change in sexual behavior as one of the key driving factors. The following comes from CNN

Since the 1950s, there have been substantial changes in risk factors for anal cancer, including shifts in sexual behaviors and an increased number of sexual partners, according to the study, both of which increase the likelihood of contracting HPV.

According to the study, the vast majority of anal cancer cases are caused by the HPV virus. In fact, it actually tops the list of the National Cancer Institute’s list of risk factors

  • Being infected with human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Having many sexual partners.
  • Having receptive anal intercourse (anal sex).
  • Being older than 50 years.
  • Frequent anal redness, swelling, and soreness.
  • Having anal fistulas (abnormal openings).
  • Smoking cigarettes.

The good news is that you can dramatically reduce your chance of getting the disease by avoiding high risk behaviors.

Today, it is way too easy to catch the HPV virus. According to the New York Post, approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected…

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease, infecting some 79 million Americans. In its benign form, it goes undetected, often subdued by our body’s immune system. In some cases, though, it produces warts. And, if left untreated, more extreme strains of the virus could cause cancer.

That means that nearly one out of every four Americans has the virus.

Do you really want to gamble with your health? You may beat the odds a few times, but eventually your luck is going to run out.

If you think that you may have this sort of cancer, there are certain symptoms that you should look for. The following list comes from the National Cancer Institute

  • Bleeding from the anus or rectum.
  • Pain or pressure in the area around the anus.
  • Itching or discharge from the anus.
  • A lump near the anus.
  • A change in bowel habits.

Sadly, other unusual forms of cancer are also escalating rapidly. In fact, it was recently reported that oral cancer has risen to record high levels.

If you have ever known someone that has died from cancer, then you already know how horrible such a death can be. Anyone that is suffering through such a fate needs our love, our compassion, and our prayers.

As our culture has steadily deteriorated, we have opened the door for so much unnecessary pain and suffering. Every choice that we make has consequences, and as a society we just keep making disastrous choices.

Let me give you a very basic example. At one time millions upon millions of Americans were heavy smokers, and those that smoked got a lot of enjoyment out of it. Unfortunately, many of those same individuals eventually developed lung cancer, and many of them died way before they should have.

Smoking is not nearly as prevalent today, but other high risk behaviors have exploded in popularity. When we engage in those high risk behaviors, we shouldn’t be surprised when there are consequences later on.

And just as there are consequences for individual behavior, so there are also consequences for societal behavior as a whole.

Every year, the extreme social decay that is eating away at our society seems to get even worse. We need to alter our course and change our behavior while we still can, because the road that are are currently on doesn’t lead anywhere good.

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The Weakening Of Earth’s Magnetic Field Has Greatly Accelerated, And That Could Have Apocalyptic Implications For All Of Us

Earth’s magnetic field is getting significantly weaker, the magnetic north pole is shifting at an accelerating pace, and scientists readily admit that a sudden pole shift could potentially cause “trillions of dollars” in damage. Today, most of us take the protection provided by Earth’s magnetic field completely for granted. It is essentially a colossal force field which surrounds our planet and makes life possible. And even with such protection, a giant solar storm could still potentially hit our planet and completely fry our power grid. But as our magnetic field continues to get weaker and weaker, even much smaller solar storms will have the potential to be cataclysmic. And once the magnetic field gets weak enough, we will be facing much bigger problems. As you will see below, if enough solar radiation starts reaching our planet none of us will survive.

Previously, scientists had told us that the magnetic field was weakening by about 5 percent every 100 years.

But now we are being told that data collected from the SWARM satellite indicate that the rate of decay is now 5 percent per decade

It’s well established that in modern times, the axial dipole component of Earth’s main magnetic field is decreasing by approximately 5% per century. Recently, scientists using the SWARM satellite announced that their data indicate a decay rate ten times faster, or 5% per decade.

In case you didn’t quite get that, 5 percent per decade is 10 times faster than 5 percent per century.

If the rate of decay continues at this pace, or if it speeds up even more, we could be looking at a mass extinction event that is beyond what most people would dare to imagine.

As more solar radiation reaches Earth, we would expect to see a rise in cancer rates, and this is something that even National Geographic has acknowledged

However, if the magnetic field gets substantially weaker and stays that way for an appreciable amount of time Earth will be less protected from the oodles of high-energy particles that are constantly flying around in space. This means that everything on the planet will be exposed to higher levels of radiation, which over time could produce an increase in diseases like cancer, as well as harm delicate spacecraft and power grids on Earth.

Of course we are already seeing this. Cancer rates have been rising all over the world, and if you live in the United States there is a one in three chance that you will get cancer in your lifetime.

But as the magnetic field continues to weaken, things will get worse.

A lot worse.

The weaker the magnetic field gets, the amount of solar radiation that will reach us will rise, and eventually it would get so bad that the entire human race would be in jeopardy. The following comes from Futurism

Radiation and cosmic rays are a real concern for NASA, especially when it comes to long-term spaceflight. Astronauts on a mission to Mars could undergo up to 1000 times the exposure to radiation and cosmic rays that they would get on Earth. If Earth’s magnetic field disappeared, the entire human race – and all of life, in fact – would be in serious danger. Cosmic rays would bombard our bodies and could even damage our DNA, increasing worldwide risk of cancer and other illnesses. The flashes of light visible when we close our eyes would be the least of our problems.

And even if some of us found a way to survive underground for a while, we still wouldn’t be able to survive because solar winds would strip away our planet’s atmosphere and oceans

Without Earth’s magnetic field, solar winds — streams of electrically charged particles that flow from the sun — would strip away the planet’s atmosphere and oceans. As such, Earth’s magnetic field helped to make life on the planet possible, researchers have said.

So could such a scenario actually happen?

Well, some scientists are saying that our magnetic field “could be gone in as little as 500 years”, but they are telling us not to worry because Earth’s magnetic poles will “flip” and things will eventually return to normal…

The magnetic field surrounding Earth is weakening, and scientists say it could be gone in as little as 500 years.

The result? Earth’s magnetic poles could, literally, flip upside down.

Of course most scientists believe that a pole flip takes hundreds or thousands of years to happen, but they don’t actually know because they have never seen one take place.

They also believe that we would potentially be facing “trillions of dollars in damage” to our power grid and electrical infrastructure because the magnetic field would be so weak during a flip…

Storms far less powerful than these could cause much more damage if they happened to hit while Earth’s magnetic field was in the midst of a reversal, Roberts said. The result would likely be trillions of dollars in damage to our electrical infrastructure, and right now, there’s no plan for dealing with an event of that magnitude.

“Hopefully, such an event is a long way in the future and we can develop future technologies to avoid huge damage,” Roberts concluded. Keep your fingers (but not your magnetic-field lines) crossed.

Most of the experts also believe that a pole flip is still a long way off, but what everybody agrees on is that the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia at an accelerating pace

But what’s really catching attention is the acceleration in movement. Around the mid-1990s, the pole suddenly sped up its movements from just over 9 miles (15 kilometers) a year to 34 miles (55 kilometers) annually. As of last year, the pole careened over the international date line toward the Eastern Hemisphere.

And earlier this year, authorities had to issue an emergency update to global positioning systems because “the magnetic field is changing so rapidly”

The most recent version of the model came out in 2015 and was supposed to last until 2020 — but the magnetic field is changing so rapidly that researchers have to fix the model now. “The error is increasing all the time,” says Arnaud Chulliat, a geomagnetist at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Centers for Environmental Information.

I know that I must sound like a broken record by now, but this is important. Our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and we are seeing things happen that we have never seen before.

Everyone agrees that the Earth’s magnetic field is rapidly getting weaker, and that is making us more vulnerable with each passing day.

Most of the experts are trying to put a happy face on things and are assuring us that everything is going to be okay.

Hopefully they are right, but I wouldn’t count on it.

Get Prepared NowAbout the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.

What One Husband Is Doing For His Wife During Her Excruciating Battle With Cancer Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye

How far would you go to support someone that you love during a life or death battle with cancer? What one husband decided to do while his wife was in a period of strict isolation during her radiation treatment is going viral all over the Internet. Last October, Marci Newman was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and anyone that has ever had thyroid cancer can tell you how excruciating the treatments can be. She was forced to spend last week in isolation in her bedroom due to another round of radiation treatment, and her husband Jon decided to show his support by setting up a desk right outside of the door to her room. Their 17-year-old daughter MacKenna was so touched by this gesture that she posted a photograph of her father sitting at this desk on Twitter along with the following message…

“My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying”

There is so much bad news in the world today, and so a story like this that reminds all of us that there are still people out there that are willing to do extraordinary things for the people that they love is extremely refreshing.

At this point, MacKenna’s photo and message have been retweeted more than 7,000 times and liked more than 9,000 times.

And it isn’t as if Jon just sat outside Marci’s door for a few minutes and then went back to whatever he was doing. According to the Independent, he has been constantly outside Marci’s door and has been going with her to every medical appointment…

Mackenna said her dad stayed outside her mother’s room “the entire time”, and Marci said that this is not unusual for Jon:

“Jon goes to every doctor’s appointment, every blood test, every surgery, every radiation. And as you can see, if he can’t be by my side he is as close as he can get”.

This is what love is all about. As I am going to be discussing in my new book that will be released later this summer, true love is a decision that is backed up by consistent action. Even if Jon never said anything about how much he loves Marci, everyone would be able to see it through his actions.

Unfortunately, so many couples today are having to deal with cancer, because cancer rates in the United States have been absolutely exploding.

If you are an American, there is a one in three chance that you will develop cancer at some point in your life.

And if you are male, there is about a one in two chance that you will develop some form of cancer.

We have come to accept this raging epidemic as “normal”, but in the old days things were much different. In fact, back in the 1940s only one out of every sixteen Americans would develop cancer, and in the 1970s it was just one out of every ten.

Despite the billions of dollars that have been poured into cancer research, experts are telling us that cancer will soon pass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Almost everyone knows someone that is either currently suffering with cancer or that has died from this horrible disease.

In our society today, our food, water and air are all highly toxic, and we are all constantly being bombarded with electromagnetic radiation from our electronic devices. We have created an environment in which cancer can absolutely thrive, and to say that it is a national crisis would be greatly understating the problem.

If I asked you to guess how much money is being spent to treat cancer each year in the United States, what would you say?

Well, according to NBC News Americans are now spending more than 100 BILLION dollars a year on cancer drugs…

As drug prices continue to fall under ever-increasing scrutiny, spending on cancer medicines has hit a new milestone: $100 billion in 2014.

That’s up more than 10 percent from 2013, and up from $75 billion five years earlier, according to a report published Tuesday from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

Sometimes we throw around terms such as “100 billion dollars” without really thinking about them.

It would take 1,000 piles of 100 million dollars each to equal 100 billion dollars. It is an amount of money that is absolutely unimaginable, but Americans will spend more than that on cancer drugs in 2017 alone.

And once someone gets on these cancer drugs, their wealth can be wiped out very rapidly. According to NBC News, two of the latest cancer drugs that have been developed “are priced at $12,500 a month“…

Forty-five new drugs for cancer hit the market between 2010 and 2014, including 10 last year alone, IMS said. Two of those are so-called immunotherapies, a hot new class that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer. They are Opdivo from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Keytruda from Merck. Both are priced at $12,500 a month.

Needless to say, there are quite a few people that are becoming very rich thanks to our raging cancer epidemic. Hopefully a cure for cancer will be discovered very soon, but there are actually some out there that may not want a cure to be found because that would essentially kill the golden goose that is allowing them to become exceedingly wealthy.

Jon and Marci Newman should be an inspiration for all of us, and they are far from alone.

Millions of American families are dealing with cancer right now, and until a cure is found this epidemic is likely to continue to accelerate.

So let us pray for the countless numbers of people worldwide that are suffering through a battle with cancer at this moment, and let us pray that a cure will be discovered as soon as possible.

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