"I wanted to live, but whether I would or not was mystery,
and in the midst of confronting that fact, even at that
moment, I was beginning to sense that to stare into the
heart of such a fearful mystery wasn't a bad thing. To
be afraid is a priceless education."
- Lance Armstrong (Commenting on his testicular cancer)
* * * *
Christmas and New Year's celebrations are now distant
memories (2-3 weeks ago), but the effects may linger
due to the consumption of testicular cancer triggers.
A few days before Christmas, 2013, the International
Journal of Cancer published a study (December 20, 2013)
in which scientists determined that there was a
correlation between adult height and testicular cancer.
"These results suggest that the association between height
and testicular cancer is likely to be explained by
environmental factors affecting growth in early life,
childhood and adolescence."
Milk and cheese (concentrated milk) contain a powerful
protein growth hormone, IGF-1. This factor is
an identical match in the cow's body and human body.
Little boys eat enormous amounts of cheese and ice cream
and grow tall due to milk hormones. They grow taller than
their fathers, who grew taller then their fathers. Such
is the nature of growth hormones. They do what they
were designed to do. One consequence for many of those
males is testicular cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, In 2014,
about 8,000 young Americans will be diagnosed with
testicular cancer, and about 400 will die.
According to the Testicular Cancer Research Center,
the nation with the highest rate of testicular cancer
is Denmark. Switzerland is number two. Denmark and
Switzerland also enjoy(?) the world's highest per
capita consumption of cheese.
Unlucky young guys who get testicular cancer do
not do Avon walks. It's just a guy thing to keep
this disease unpublicized, and that might be the
reason that there is so little research.
In April of 2012, the journal National Reviews
Urology included an article in which the authors
suggested that males who fight fires and do
aircraft maintenance are prone to testicular cancer.
The same authors concluded that diet plays no role.
I say, "Nuts to them!"
Can you figure out this remarkable riddle?
Why is it that nations with the lowest rates of testicular
and prostate cancers (Korea, Vietnam, Algeria, China) also
have the lowest rates of cheese consumption?
This may help you solve the riddle.
Why is it that the nations consuming the most cheese
have the highest rates of testicular cancer?
Still clueless? How about reading references from
scientific journals that government regulators and
cancer scientists are well aware of:
Testicular cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer
among North American males between the ages of 15 and 35.
I revisited that point in time when there was research.
The October 10, 2003 issue of the International
Journal of Cancer revealed that a high intake of
cheese is associated with an elevated risk of
testicular cancer in Canadian males.
University of Ottawa scientist Michael J. Garner
(Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine)
compared the diets of 601 men who were diagnosed with
testicular cancer to 744 controls.
Food consumption data from seventeen food groups were
analyzed from a 69-item food-frequency questionnaire.
According to the scientists, the results suggest:
"...high dairy product intake, in particular high intake of
cheese (odds ratio [OR] = 1.87; 95% confidence interval [CI]
1.22-2.86; p-trend < 0.001), is associated with an elevated
risk of testicular cancer in Canadian males."
In 2002, the International Journal of Cancer (Ganmaa, et. al.
98:262-267) reported that diet has an important influence on
testicular cancer risk.
The authors concluded:
"Cheese was found to be most closely correlated with the
incidence of testicular cancer."
How many who suffer from testicular cancer have received
advice from their oncologists to discontinue eating cheese?
Such medical practitioners either lack the medical training,
or the testicular fortitude to accept the evidence. I
continue to fight like hell to inform the ignorant.
* * * *
"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and
percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them.
When you think about it, what other choice is there
but to hope? We have two options, medically and
emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
- Lance Armstrong