Alarming increase in female tongue cancer which the medical fraternity cannot explain. But what about cell phone use?
New research has found an alarming increase in tongue cancer amongst young females but the study’s co-author hasn’t yet found a possible cause. Well, how about this possibility. Mobile phone use by the women with their mobile phone held next to the face. Considering the Interphone study and the fact that the location of the primary phone antenna will almost always be at the lower end of the device, inches from the tongue, (see image below) that should be a prime topic of investigation. As the cancer is on one side of the tongue, is that the side that the phone is placed next to?
An obvious and important research project for somebody…
From the Sydney Morning Herald
September 28, 2020 by Kate Aubusson
Janine had a lump on her tongue for months before she found out it was cancer
Researchers have detected an alarming rise in tongue cancers among young Australian women who have none of the known risk factors for the potentially deadly condition. Tongue cancers have increased 385 per cent over 32 years in women aged from their teens to 44, found an analysis of 11,682 patients with the disease in Australia and Singapore. These cancers are traditionally found in older men with a history of heavy tobacco smoking and drinking. But the rate of tongue cancer was rising by roughly 4.5 per cent every year in young women, very few of whom smoke, or they have not been exposed to alcohol and smoking long enough for the cancers to have developed from these risk factors. The study’s co-author and head and neck surgeon at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Associate Professor Carsten Palme said it was a disturbing and perplexing trend. “It is a small group of women but also a significant group who often fall through the cracks because they don’t promptly recognise the disease,” Associate Professor Palme said. “We need to work out what’s causing it. If there’s a common link or defect then maybe we can screen for it [and develop a targeted treatment].” SNIP
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