The Infectious Myth On “The Infectious Myth” host David Crowe will examine the questionable or outright false paradigms that infect our society.

October 7, 2014  

Kristine Mattis is a PhD scientist who is concerned that the debate on cancer focuses on genes that might increase susceptibility rather than carcinogenic chemicals and radiation that are known to cause cancer. It’s not that she believes that genes are irrelevant, she doesn’t believe they are a cause, and that the presence or absence of carcinogens is more important. People with genes might want to take actions to increase susceptibility, but then we are all susceptible, so that goes for all of us.

There are personal actions that can be taken, such as eating organic and avoiding known carcinogens, but larger societal changes are needed, especially in the United States where industrial and economic interests are given much higher priority than the overall health of “We, The People”.  It is perhaps old-fashioned to ask politicians to represent us, but this is a matter of life and death.

David was motivated to interview Kristine by this article in Counter Punch:

I am sure you will enjoy this discussion and hopefully it will get you thinking differently about cancer as well. 

For more useful information on preventing cancer, personally or societally, see the following links suggested by Kristine: 

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