• 23 JAN 18
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    Cancers in the head and neck are increasing in Sweden as well as glioma grade 3-4 among men 50-79 years

    From Mona Nilsson:

    Please find the latest data from Swedish Cancer Registry on the link here http://www.stralskyddsstiftelsen.se/2018/01/cancers-in-the-head-and-neck-are-increasing-in-sweden/

    Cancers in the head and the neck are increasing in Sweden according to the latest cancer incidence data from the Swedish Cancer Registry. Cancers in the thyroid and the mouth are among the cancers that have seen the sharpest rise during the last decade but also the trend for cancers of the pituitary are on the rise. Among men aged 50 -79 years malignant brain tumours, grade 3-4 are also increasing visibly. The increase of these cancers has coincided with increasing use of mobile phones during the same time period while the increasing trend of malignant brain tumours, gliomas, might be an effect of long term use of mobile phones.

    PS: Not long ago I was contacted by a relative to a man who died from glioma grade 4 at 59 years of age. He had used the mobile phone for his work since early 1990, i e 25 years. The tumour appeared on the same spot where the phone was held. We have also had several reports from persons with cancer in the mouth area suspected to be related to intensive use of mobile phones. The thyroid is a well known radiation sensitive organ. It is described already in early reports from the Soviet Union that enlarged thyroid was seen as an effect of microwave exposure.

    Kind regards
    Mona Nilsson
    Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation

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