Statistics in other developed countries are similar, with the USA finding one in 285 children being diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday. This equates to 3.5%, and in both the USA and Australia, cancer is currently the biggest cause of child mortality (other than accidents).
The MJA study claims the causes of cancer in children is unknown, and that more research is needed. No, we know what the causes are, so I will save them time and research money…
Cancers arise from chronic inflammation which causes a low functioning immune system. As your immune system detects cancer cells and destroys them, the prevention of cancer is completely dependent on the effective functioning of your immune system.
What causes chronic inflammation? Lots of things, including:
- Lifestyle factors – smoking, alcohol, drugs, low exercise, poor sleep etc
- Nutrient deficiencies, or excesses of some foods
- Toxins and chemicals in foods, water, the environment, and from other products that the body is exposed to
- Medications – especially antibiotics, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and other immune system suppressing drugs
- Viral infections
- Radiation exposure
- Weight gain
- Hormone imbalance
- Other existing chronic health conditions
- Genetics – only in 5-10% of cases.
The medical and pharmaceutical industries are always after research money to find the ONE cause of cancer. They won’t find it when there are many causes of cancer, and the causes can also vary from person to person. This makes research very difficult to prove, and why they have no answer after decades and many billions of dollars of research.
To prevent cancers, you need to avoid the above root causes. To treat cancers, you need to fix the above root causes.
This is why I like specialising in investigating and treating chronic inflammatory conditions, immune system dysfunction, autoimmune conditions, and cancer too! I can get to the root causes of each person’s issues, and put a plan in place to treat the causes and reduce symptoms too.
We all want our kids and family to be healthy and happy, and sometimes it’s difficult to know what actually is good or healthy for us or not, or what are the most effective treatments for long-term health. If your family are frequently sick with infections, or have chronic inflammatory conditions, then something is wrong with their immune system. That’s where I can help, by investigating the causes and fixing them!