Australia – Anna 27 years of age interviewed diagnosed with a (glioma) brain tumor. November 2010
Australia – Two Men come forward about their Brain Tumors from Cell Phones. MAY 2009
Australia – Man comes forward about his Brain Tumors from his Cell Phone. APRIL 2009
United States – Allen Marks Brain Tumor from his Cell Phone and Dr Davis. APRIL 2009
United States – Dr Davis. Dr Keith Black, Dr Paul Song – June 2008
United States – Kevin Phillips, Steven Cobb, Allan Marks, Dr Dariusz Leszczynski, Dr. John West, Dr. Debra Davis - Oct 2013
United States – ”Cell Phone Wars”
Various people come forward about their Brain Tumors from Cell Phones.
Sharesa Price, Gibb Brower, – 2006
Canada – Barb Makota who worked with Cell Phones for a living - 1999
United States – Sharesa Price, Brain Tumor from Cell Phones – 1997
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8sxEMv6m5A Also see her in “Public Exposure” (below)
United States – PUBLIC EXPOSURE (Documentary)
Various people come forward about their Brain Tumors from Cell Phones. 1998
United States – Cellphone Casualties
Cellphone cancer victims tell their personal stories and those of their lost loved ones. Speakers include: Dr. Devra Davis – Epidemiologist, Founder – EnvironmentalHealthTrust.org; Bret Bocook – Attorney, cellphone cancer survivor – California; Cristin Prischman, cellphone cancer widow – Illinois; Craig Farver, father of cellphone cancer victim; Stuart Cobb, Cellphone cancer survivor – Maine; Mindy Brown, widow of cancer victim Coach Dan Brown; Ellen Marks, wife of cellphone cancer survivor Alan Marks.
Citizens For Safe Technology
RIP Bret Bocook. Bret died in March 2015 of a brain tumor caused by his use of a CELL PHONE.
Let’s help get his message out.
In this video Bret talks about many Telecom companies taking out patents for cellphone/antenna designs to lower RF exposure … and how this equates to absolute FOREKNOWLEDGE. That foreknowledge will someday translate to CRIMINAL offenses when the lawyers figure out this is going to be the biggest class action extravaganza in history.
I think that there will be a day in the near future when it is revealed in some way that ALL wireless manufacturers and distributors and federal governments knew and have known for years that the radiation from cell phones when commonly used pressed against the head, that they may cause BRAIN CANCER; that they WILL cause BRAIN CANCER in a portion of the users.
This is the case of FOREKNOWLEDGE and I expect that this will be grounds for pressing CRIMINAL charges against the various companies and governments and the executives and technical staff and even the owners of property on which cell phone towers (masts) have been erected. There are so many entities that are complicit in this problem.
When this dam of denial breaks then there will be many major class action suits launched and won. Lloyds of London has already served notice that they want none of this and have stopped insuring anything that is connected with RF radiation which includes CELL PHONES. They know what is coming. If the retail insurance companies also step out of the line of insurance payment then who will pay for the damage? The wireless companies will dig deep and pay and then declare bankruptcy. This is going to be a financial blood bath. Will the various government pass laws that will prevent any claims because thee will be too much economic turmoil. Maybe. They will do what they have to to keep the ship afloat.
The biggest impact will be on the economy when ALL wi-fi and Cell phones will be now used a very limited way. It is going to be very interesting. No more free wi-fi in the coffee shops or schools or in the work place. No more cell towers built on hospitals and tall apartment buildings. No more seeing people walking down the street glued to their smart phone. Actually, I think that this may be viewed as a very positive step.
And that will not be the end of the story. If cancers caused by Cell phone usage takes 10-20 years to be diagnosed then there will be a huge wave of cancers in 2025-2035 that will swamp the health providers and the various health plans. There are some important studies that predict this just like cancers from tobacco and asbestos.
If you thought that the fight against tobacco and its link to cancer was long and tortuous then just watch this fight, which is going on right now, against Cell phones and other RF Radiation devices which are linked to cancer.
US man files $800Million suit,
claiming Cell phone caused Brain cancer
Aug. 7, 2000 BALTIMORE
A Maryland man filed an $800 million lawsuit against a cell phone maker and a telecommunications company, claiming years of using the wireless devices caused his brain cancer. Dr. Chris Newman, 41, of Jarrettsville, Md., brought the suit against Motorola Inc. and Verizon Communications on Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The federal Food and Drug Administration has said there is no evidence that radiation from cellular telephones poses a health risk. However, the FDA has also said there is no proof that cell phones are risk-free.
The malignant tumor was discovered in March 1998 behind Newman’s right ear. Newman’s attorney, Joanne Suder, said her client, a neurologist, used wireless phones at least several times a day between 1992 and 1998. “Because of the nature of his work he had to be in touch with patients on a minute-to-minute basis,” Suder said. The suit seeks $100 million in compensatory damages and $700 million in punitive damages.
Concerns that cellular phones may cause cancer or other health problems have grown over the past few years. In June, the FDA announced a partnership with the phone industry under which about $1 million in studies on the issue would be conducted. A trade group for the wireless industry introduced a new policy last month requiring cell phone makers to disclose information on radiation levels produced by their phones.
More than 90 million American now have cell phones, most of whom began using them in the past five years. Norman Sandler, a spokesman for Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola, said company officials had not seen the suit and could not comment.
However, similar lawsuits over the past few years all have been withdrawn by the plaintiffs or dismissed by the courts, Sandler said. “We have maintained for years that such assertions are groundless,” Sandler said.
1997 - REYNARD VS CELLULAR
Individuals that developed Brain Tumors such as David Raynard’s wife,
have also been featured in the news when thier law suits were covered by the media.
Featured on :
CBC Fifth Estate - “Cone of Silence” February 9, 1999 Read Transcript
ABC 2020 – Worried About Your Wireless? ABC News, 20/20 Wednesday, October 20, 1999 Read Transcript
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Can you recognize this as being the phone you used?
SUZY REYNARD: Yes, I do.
REPORTER: Is this the phone?
ROSS: (Voiceover) Six weeks after this videotaped deposition in 1993, Suzy Reynard of Tampa, Florida, died of brain cancer, her husband David claiming his wife’s cancer was caused by her cell phone.(Suzy Reynard’s video deposition)
DAVID REYNARD: The tumor was exactly in the pattern of the antenna.
ROSS: (Voiceover) David Reynard went on to almost singlehandedly create a national scare when he filed suit and went public with his allegations.
(David Reynard walking in city; David on “Larry King Live”)
REYNARD: (From “Larry King Live”) Well, we’re suing the carrier, we’re suing the manufacturer.
ROSS: (Voiceover) There was great alarm on Wall Street, and even though Reynard’s lawsuit was later thrown out by a judge for a lack of reliable scientific evidence, it left the cell phone industry with a huge public relations problem.
CNN Larry King LIVE as shown in “Cone of Silence”
“MALAREK: And so Reynard launched a lawsuit against the cell-phone industry. Could cell phones really cause cancer? The U.S. media were all over the story after CNN’s Larry King Live gave him a national audience.
LARRY KING (clip from show): Welcome back to Larry King Live. When did you start to think this has something to do with the cellular phone?
REYNARD: I think when I saw the first MRI and saw the location of the tumor….
MALAREK: You created quite a stir: front-page news, even stock market prices were affected.
REYNARD: That’s true, that’s true, but that wasn’t my intent. And Susie would say that if she was here. What we really wanted to do was to make the public aware of what was going on and what they were actually doing. Nowhere on this device does it say that this is a microwave device and that microwaves have been proven to have harmful effects.”
Four Pupils from a school surrounded by 15 mobile phone masts
have been struck down by Brain Cancer.
Cancer Cluster – 10 Teachers at Canadian School surrounded by 3 cell phone towers
Spending six hours a day on my mobile gave me a brain tumor, claims business executive, 43, who’s now been given just three years to live
PUBLISHED: 17:01 GMT, 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:14 GMT, 25 February 2015
A businessman battling a deadly brain tumour believes spending up to six hours a day on his mobile phone has given him cancer.
After going to hospital with a bad headache, Ian Phillips was given the devastating news he had a lemon-sized brain tumour – and has just three years to live.
The 43-year-old claims his cancer was caused by excessive use of his mobile phone, as his job as an operations manager for a large firm required him to spend more than 100 hours a month making calls.
As well as undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment in a bid to beat the cancer, he is receiving alternative medicine, has changed his diet, and regularly exercises.
He has also launched a campaign to make others aware of the risks of using mobile phones, which he says are particularly dangerous for children.
Mr Phillips, a former rugby player, said: ‘I spent my working life on my mobile. I would have two -hour conference calls some days.
‘My ear would be red when I left work at the end of the day. I didn’t think what it was doing to my brain.’
Mr Phillips, head of healthcare diagnostic imaging for a large global firm, was hit by a sudden blinding headache and drove himself to A&E in the middle of the night.
He was given a brain scan on an MRI machine which he had installed himself just two weeks earlier at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
The scan revealed a Grade 3 brain tumour the size of a lemon and Mr Phillips underwent a nine-hour emergency operation to remove most of it.
But he was given the horrific news that the brain cancer could not be cured and was advised to make the most of the little time he had left.
Mr Phillips said: ‘I was devastated – the first thing I asked the doctors was what had caused it.
‘But I knew right from the start that it was due to my excessive use of my mobile – I was on it all the time.
‘I have spent a lot of time since researching this and the number of brain tumours is going up.
‘I am really concerned about young children using mobiles – their skulls are softer and radiation from these devices can reach their brains more easily.’
Mr Phillips has now invested in a shiny gold hand receiver which he plugs into his mobile to make and receive calls, meaning he doesn’t have to hold the phone to his ear.
He said: ‘I bought a gold one to draw attention to the potential dangers of mobiles.
‘Strangers ask me why I use a hand held receiver and I tell them they would too if they had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
‘I tell people that I am convinced my cancer was caused by using my mobile up to six hours a day.
‘Even my doctors won’t argue with me when I tell them how much time I was spending on it at work.’
Mr Phillips estimates he was talking for more than 100 hours a month on his Blackberry – because of his high-pressure job.
He said: ‘I was a successful rugby player, extremely fit and I never got ill – not even with a cold. But now I have this.
‘The irony is that the tumour was discovered on one of the diagnostic machines that I installed at hospitals all over the country.’
Mr Phillips, of Cardiff, hopes to beat the cancer with a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy alternative medicine, diet and ‘sheer bloody mindedness’.
He said: ‘They gave me three years to live but I will prove them wrong time and again.
‘The tumour has shrunk to nothing once but it’s back now and I’m having chemo again.
‘But I am convinced that it will disappear again before my current course of chemotherapy is complete.’
Mr Phillips has been forced to quit his £110,000 a year job because of his illness.
The former Caerphilly RFC second row forward now spends his time with his girlfriend and his parents Norman and Lesley, mainly watching rugby and visiting the gym four times a week.
He has launched a campaign to highlight the dangers of mobile phones, convinced he can inform others of the risks.
He has persuaded Welsh rugby stars Rhys Priestland and Jonathan Davies to shave their heads for the Brains Trust charity he supports.
He said: ‘I will beat my tumour but in the meantime I need to get the message across that mobile phones can be dangerous.
‘I used mine too much, I know that – but people need to be made aware of the risks and start switching to hand-held receivers. It could save their lives.’
Another study followed more than 420,000 users over a 20-year period. It found no direct link between mobile phones and brain tumours.
And another piece of research did note a link between mobile phone use and cancer of the salivary glands, but only a small number of study participants had cancerous tumours.
Meanwhile another recent study suggested a possible increased risk of glioma – a specific type of brain tumour – for those using their mobiles a lot. But researchers found no increase in brain tumour risk overall.
In 2012 the Italy’s Supreme Court found there was a ‘causal link’ between phone use and a businessman’s brain tumour diagnosis.
Innocente Marcolini, 60, had used his mobile phone for up to six hours a day for 12 years.
Oncologist and professor of environmental mutagenesis Angelo Gino Levis and neurosurgeon Dr Giuseppe Grasso gave evidence supporting Mr Marcolini’s claim.
They argued that mobile and cordless phones emit electromagnetic radiation causing damage to cells and increasing the risk of tumours.
But they added that many tumours don’t appear for 15 years, making short-term studies on mobile phone use redundant.
Experts at the Mayo Clinic in the US note that after evaluating the evidence, members of the International Agency for Research on Cancer – part of the World Health Organisation – agreed there is limited evidence that mobile phone radiation triggers cancer.
But, they warn, a series of studies cannot tell the full story, and only time will tell.
As with smoking and tobacco, the experts say it may take many years for a direct link to emerge.
Consultant in medical oncology at Mayo Clinic, Timothy Moynihan, notes: ‘At this point, it’s possible that too little time has passed to detect an increase in cancer rates directly attributable to cellphone use.
‘The bottom line? For now, no one knows if cellphones are capable of causing cancer.’
They advise if people are concerned that they limit their phone use, or use a speaker or hands-free device.
Meanwhile Professor David Coggon, professor of occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Southampton added: ‘Overall, the balance of evidence from what is now a substantial body of epidemiological and toxicological research suggests that mobile phones do not cause brain tumours or any other sort of cancer.
‘Because the technology has only been widely used for about 15 years, we cannot rule out the possibility of a risk that only emerges many years after exposure, but that too is looking increasingly unlikely.’
The Incidence of Meningioma, a Non-Malignant Brain Tumor, is Increasing in the U.S.
AbstractBACKGROUND: The current analysis follows the implementation of Public Law 107-260, the Benign Brain Tumor Cancer Registries Amendment Act, which mandated the collection of nonmalignant brain tumors.METHODS: Meningiomas were selected from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program database for the years 2004 to 2011. Demographic and clinical characteristics, initial treatment patterns, and survival outcomes were evaluated using surveillance epidemiology statistical methods.RESULTS: The average annual age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 population was 7.62 (95 % confidence interval [CI], 7.55-7.68) for all meningiomas, 7.18 (95% CI, 7.12-7.25) for benign meningiomas, 0.32 (95% CI, 0.31-0.33) for borderline malignant meningiomas, and 0.12 (95% CI, 0.11-0.12) for malignant meningiomas. The annual rates increased for benign and borderline malignant tumors but decreased for malignant tumors. The rates for women exceeded those for men, especially for those with benign meningiomas. Black race was associated with significantly higher rates as was advancing age. Greater than 80% of tumors were located in cerebral meninges. Diagnostic confirmation through pathology occurred for approximately 50% of benign tumors, 90% of borderline malignant tumors, and 80% of malignant tumors. No initial treatment was reported for greater than 60% of benign tumors, 29% of borderline malignant tumors, or 31% of malignant tumors. The 5-year relative survival estimates for benign tumors, borderline malignant tumors, and malignant tumors were 85.6% (95% confidence interval [CI], 85%-86.2%), 82.3% (95% CI, 79.3%-84.8%), and 66% (95% CI, 60.6%-70.9%), respectively. Predictors of poorer survival were advanced age, being male gender, black race, no initial treatment, and malignant tumor behavior.CONCLUSIONS: The current analysis demonstrates that there is an increasing incidence.
Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Deadly Brain Cancer
January 06, 2015
By Dr. Mercola
No one wants to hear that something as “indispensable” as your cell phone might cause grave harm to your health, but that’s exactly what mounting evidence tells us we’re faced with.
Wireless phones and other gadgets have the potential to cause all sorts of health problems, from headaches to brain tumors. The link between brain cancer and cell phone use has been a particularly persistent one, and mounting research has only made this association stronger…
As mentioned in the featured video, previous research has shown that those who begin using cell phones heavily before age 20 have four to five times more brain cancer by their late 20s, compared to those whose exposure is minimal.
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared cell phones a Class B Carcinogen, meaning a “possible cancer-causing agent,” based on the available research.
This places cell phones in the same category as diesel engine exhaust, some pesticides, and some heavy metals. The expert panel ruled that there was “some evidence” that regular cell phone use increased the risk of two types of tumors – brain tumors (gliomas) and acoustic neuromas.
When you consider the fact that your body is bioelectric, it’s easier to understand how and why biological damage from wireless phones might occur.1
For starters, your body uses electrons to communicate, and inside every cell are mitochondria, the “power plants” of the cell, and these mitochondria can be adversely impacted by electromagnetic fields, resulting in cellular dysfunction. Other mechanisms of harm have also been discovered in recent years.
Wireless Phone Use Increases Risk of Malignant Brain Tumor
The latest analysis,2, 3 published online ahead of print in October, was performed by Dr. Lennart Hardell, a professor of oncology at University of Örebro in Sweden, and statistician Michael Carlberg from the same University.
The pair looked at data from two previous case-controlled studies on Swedish patients diagnosed with malignant brain tumors during the periods of 1997-2003 and 2007-2009.
The patients were between the ages of 18 and 80 years old at the time of their diagnosis. Cell phone use was ascertained via questionnaires. (Use of a hands-free device counted as non-exposure.) In all, nearly 1,500 brain cancer patients were included, along with 3,530 cancer-free controls.
Using regression analysis, adjusted for gender, age, year of diagnosis, and socioeconomic index, the odds of developing a malignant and highly lethal brain cancer called glioma rose concurrently with increased cell phone use.
The more hours spent with a cell phone pressed to their ear, and the more years they’d spent using a mobile phone, the higher the odds were.
- Those who logged the most amount of hours on their cell phones were twice as likely to develop glioma compared to those who used them the least
- Those who used either a cell phone or cordless house phone for more than 25 years had triple the risk of glioma, compared to those who had used wireless telephones for less than one year
To put this risk ratio into some perspective, just over five people out of 100,000 were diagnosed with malignant brain cancer between 1995 and 2002. If that rate triples, the odds of developing a malignant brain tumor rise to about 16 out of 100,000.
But, there are also signs that technology is progressively getting more harmful—not less so… As noted in the featured article:4
“The case control studies covered periods during which phone technologies had changed considerably. It started with first generation analogue phones that had an output power of 1 W at about 900 MHz.
The 2nd generation GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) phones (2G) with either 900 or 1800 MHz frequency had pulsed output power averaging tens of mW.
The 3rd generation (3G) phones UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) are more amplitude modulated than pulsed, and typically use a broad frequency band (5 MHz width) from 700-3 590 MHz on a worldwide basis, and from 900-2 170 MHz in Europe with output power of the order of tens of μW.”
The findings show that 3G phones may cause more harm than earlier versions, raising the risk of brain cancer four-fold. It also appears to have shorter latency period—just five to 10 years, compared to about 25 years for earlier mobile phone versions.
Proposed Mechanisms of Harm
One mechanism of harm, published in 2010,5 explains how electromagnetic fields damage your cells and DNA by inducing a cellular stress response. The research was conducted by Dr. Martin Blank,6 PhD, a former Associate Professor at Columbia University in the department of physiology and cellular biophysics, and past president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society.
He gave an informative speech at the November 18, 2010 Commonwealth Club of California program, “The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields,” co-sponsored by ElectromagneticHealth.org.
In his lecture, Dr. Blank explained that DNA, with its “coil of coils” structure, is very vulnerable to electromagnetic fields. It possesses the same structural characteristics of a fractal antenna (electronic conduction and self-symmetry), and these two properties allow for greater reactivity of DNA to electromagnetic fields than other tissues.
Moreover, no heat is required for this DNA damage to occur. Dr. Blank believes the potential harm of wireless technologies can be significant, and that there’s plenty of peer-reviewed research to back up such suspicions.
A review of 11 long-term epidemiologic studies published in the journal Surgical Neurology7 in 2009 revealed that using a cell phone for 10 years or longer approximately doubles your risk of being diagnosed with a brain tumor on the same side of the head where the cell phone is typically held. Both Dr. Hardell and Carlberg were involved in that study as well, and these findings are very similar to the findings in their latest review, discussed earlier.
Another important study, funded by the US government, was published in JAMA8, 9 in 2011. Using a specialized brain scanner capable of detecting alterations in glucose, the researchers determined that cell phone radiation triggers your brain cells to metabolize glucose at an increased rate. Glucose metabolism equates to cell activation, so the findings indicate that radiation from your cell phone has a well-defined measureable influence on your brain. Essentially, each time you put a cell phone up to your ear, you’re artificially activating your brain cells. While that much is clear, it’s still unknown whether this excess glucose production is harmful, or can cause a cascade of problems down the line.
Common-Sense Guidelines to Protect Your and Your Family’s Health
It’s important to note that researchers are in general agreement that there’s a latency period of about 10 years or more before the damage shows up, which places children at greatest risk—a risk that is potentially exacerbated with more modern 3G technologies, which appear to be even more harmful than earlier versions.
From my perspective, the evidence clearly indicates that we need to invoke the precautionary principle with regards to cell phone use, as well as other wireless technologies. Until the industry starts taking this matter seriously, the responsibility to keep children safe falls on the parents. To minimize the risk to your brain, and that of your child, pay heed to the following advice:
- Don’t let your child use a cell phone. Barring a life-threatening emergency, children should not use a cell phone, or a wireless device of any type. Children are far more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults, because of their thinner skull bones.
- Keep your cell phone use to a minimum. Turn your cell phone off more often. Reserve it for emergencies or important matters. As long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently, even when you are not actually making a call. Use a land line at home and at work.
- Reduce or eliminate your use of other wireless devices. Just as with cell phones, it is important to ask yourself whether or not you really need to use them every single time. If you must use a portable home phone, use the older kind that operates at 900 MHz. They are no safer during calls, but at least some of them do not broadcast constantly even when no call is being made. Note the only way to truly be sure if there is an exposure from your cordless phone is to measure with an electrosmog meter, and it must be one that goes up to the frequency of your portable phone (so old meters won’t help much). As many portable phones are 5.8 Gigahertz, we recommend you look for RF meters that go up to 8 Gigahertz.
- You can find RF meters at www.EMFSafetyStore.com. Even without an RF meter, you can be fairly certain your portable phone is problematic if the technology is labeled DECT, or digitally enhanced cordless technology. Alternatively, you can be very careful with the base station placement as that causes the bulk of the problem since it transmits signals 24/7, even when you aren’t talking. If you can keep the base station at least three rooms away from where you spend most of your time, and especially your bedroom, they may not be as damaging to your health. Ideally it would be helpful to turn off or disconnect your base station every night before you go to bed.
- Limit cell phone use to areas with excellent reception. The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must use to transmit, and the more power it uses, the more radiation it emits, and the deeper the dangerous radio waves penetrate into your body. Ideally, you should only use your phone with full bars and good reception.
- Avoid carrying your cell phone on your body, and do not sleep with it below your pillow or near your head. Ideally, put it in your purse or carrying bag. Placing a cell phone in your bra or in a shirt pocket over your heart is asking for trouble, as is placing it in a man’s pocket if he seeks to preserve his fertility. The most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna. You do not want any part of your body within that area while the phone is on.
- Don’t assume one cell phone is safer than another.There’s no such thing as a “safe” cell phone.
- Respect others; many are highly sensitive to EMF. Some people who have become sensitive can feel the effects of others’ cell phones in the same room, even when it is on but not being used. If you are in a meeting, on public transportation, in a courtroom or other public places, such as a doctor’s office, keep your cell phone turned off out of consideration for the “secondhand radiation” effects. Children are also more vulnerable, so please avoid using your cell phone near children.
- Use a well-shielded wired headset: Wired headsets will certainly allow you to keep the cell phone farther away from your body. However, if a wired headset is not well-shielded — and most of them are not — the wire itself can act as an antenna attracting and transmitting radiation directly to your brain. So make sure the wire used to transmit the signal to your ear is shielded. One of the best kinds of headsets use a combination of shielded wire and air-tube. These operate like a stethoscope, transmitting the sound to your head as an actual sound wave; although there are wires that still must be shielded, there is no wire that goes all the way up to your head.
Its official now: Radiation from your cell phone may be killing you
By Priya Adhyaru Majithia Agency DNA Jan 2, 2011
Samantha Miller, a 17 year old who studied hairdressing and beauty therapy at a college in Street, near Glastonbury, Somerset, bought her mobile handset two years before she was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor that led to her demise.
Samantha, who was addicted to her phone, used to spend hundreds of pounds on ‘top-up’ cards every month, to keep in touch with her friends. Her parents, Janet, 39, and Phil, 58, are certain that the excess use of her mobile phone created the tumour that eventually killed her.
Samantha started complaining of headaches, ringing in the ears and a numb face almost a year after she got her phone. In January 2001 she was assigned to Yeovil hospital where her doctors discovered a highly malignant and ripe tumour in her brain. The specialist had asked Mrs Miller and her husband, if Samantha had a mobile phone. After one and a half years of battling with the disease she died. The family, including Samantha’s two brothers Simon, 19 and Gary, 12, and sisters Jenny, 15, and Mariah, 8, have withdrawn from their cell phones.
“Samantha was glued to her phone day and night chatting to friends and her boyfriend,’ her mother said, “She was a real chatterbox – very lively, healthy and outgoing – and that phone never stopped ringing. But she suddenly started getting headaches and went downhill very quickly. It was heartbreaking to watch. We are convinced she died because she spent so much time on the phone. I have lost a beautiful daughter. It is too late for her but I want others, especially children, to be aware of the dangers.”
“The phone had an antenna and where she held it to her head was where the tumour appeared. Holding a phone so close to your ear means all the radiation is going straight into the brain. There needs to be more research – everyone has a mobile phone these days and I don’t want anyone else to die as a result.” Mrs. Miller says.
Research by Dr Alan Preece at Bristol University has aided the claims of those who believe that mobile phone radiation is dangerous. A study of volunteers showed the emissions warm up the brain and alter reaction times. In another study, Dr Preece used squid to argue that human brains can be changed by electrical impulses. The squid changed colour when revealed to cell phones, violently flashing through the spectrum. They also showed slower reaction times.
One of the employers from mobile phone emission pressure group, Powerwatch, Simon Best, said the Millers’ story was becoming too familiar. ‘The amount of evidence that shows that mobile phone use is damaging is growing by the day,’ he said, “And as more and more people use their handsets for longer we expect cases like this to grow rapidly”
Talented cheerleader, 17, dies at home surrounded by her family a year after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor
A 17-year-old cheerleader who ‘always had a smile on her face’ has died from an inoperable brain tumor – one year after she was given the devastating diagnosis.
Nina Poeta, a senior at Seymour High School in Connecticut, went to the doctors in November 2013 after suffering severe headaches while performing her routines.
She was referred for an MRI scan at Yale New Haven Hospital, during which medics discovered a cancerous mass on her brain. Because of the tumor’s location, it could not be surgically removed.
For the following year, Miss Poeta, also a gymnast, underwent dozens of rounds of radiation while incredibly keeping up her cheerleading career at the school in Botsford Road, Seymour.
But now, after a ‘strong’ battle with her cancer, she has passed away at home, surrounded by her mother, Dorie, father, John, and sister, Cara, according to WTNH.com
On a Facebook page set up to track the teenager’s progress, dubbed ‘Poeta Strong’, a close family friend wrote: ‘It is with broken hearts that we share the news of Nina’s passing.
‘Nina was at home surrounded by her mom and dad and her sister, Cara. It was a calm and peaceful moment at 11pm on November 1st, All Saints’ Day.
‘The Poeta family would like to thank you for your love and support during Nina’s difficult journey. Their angel is now with the other angels in heaven.’
During Miss Poeta’s illness, an online fundraiser was started to help her family pay for her medical bills. Donors from both her town and further afield helped to raise more than $40,000 in total.
Jim Freund, principal of Seymour High School, said the entire community had come together in an ‘impressive’ attempt to support Miss Poeta, who ‘fought strong through her battle with cancer’.
But despite donors’ efforts, the teenager’s illness eventually took its toll. She became confined to a wheelchair and lost the ability speak shortly before hear death last Saturday night.
In late October, Miss Poet’s family received a new handicapped accessible van, courtesy of Harte Family Motors. ‘I’m at a loss for words,’ Mr Poeta told the New Haven Register at the time.
And in September, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, paid for the teenager, her mother and her sister to go on a nine-day trip to Italy.
Rich Kearns, the Director of Security of Seymour Connecticut Public Schools, today paid tribute to the ‘awesome’ girl, saying: ‘She always had a smile on her face even through this whole battle.’
He added: ‘Back in November when she was diagnosed with this brain tumor she continued to come to school and participate in cheerleading.
‘She actually was a key part of that success for that cheerleading team where they won the state championship.’
Mr Kearns said grief counselors are currently on hand at the school to help students and staff deal with the tragic loss of one of their own, according to Eyewitness News.
On Monday, a colorful memorial, featuring balloons, photos flowers, was erected at the entrance of Seymour High School for students to pay their respects to Miss Poeta.
Cheerleaders from the surrounding towns of Derby, Shelton and Oxford even visited the tribute to leave pom poms and bears.
Miss Poeta’s funeral arrangements have not yet been disclosed.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2819238/Talented-cheerleader-17-dies-home-surrounded-family-year-diagnosed-inoperable-brain-tumor.html
Brain Tumour Facts
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour
It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour
There are over 120 different types of brain tumours, making effective treatment very complicated.
Primary brain tumours (originating in the brain) occur in 8 out of 100,000 people. This number rises to approximately 32 per 100,000 when metastatic tumours (cancer originating in other areas of the body that has spread to the brain) are included.
In the first year after diagnosis it is estimated the average patient will make 52 visits to their health care team (could include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, blood work etc.)
A brain tumour is a growth of abnormal cells that are either within or around the structure of the brain.
The most common type of primary malignant brain tumour is glioblastoma multiforme. Average survival, even with aggressive treatment, is less than one year.
Metastatic brain tumours occur at some point in 20-40% of people with cancer. The incidence of metastatic brain tumours is increasing as cancer patients live longer.
Brain tumours are the leading cause of solid cancer death in children under the age of 20, now surpassing acute lymphoblastic leukemia. They are the third leading cause of solid cancer death in young adults ages 20-39.
Because brain tumours are located at the control centre for thought, emotion, and movement, they can dramatically affect an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities and quality of life.
Brain tumours in children are different from those in adults and are often treated differently. Although as many as 60% of children with brain tumours will survive, they are often left with long-term side effects.
Enhancing the quality of life for people with brain tumours requires access to quality specialty care, clinical trials, follow-up care and rehabilitative services.
Currently, the Canadian medical system does not track statistics on primary brain tumours. Complete and accurate data is needed to facilitate the research that will lead to a better understanding of this disease and improved diagnosis and treatment.
My Son Died
I lost my beautiful, 29-year-old son Rich to glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer on October 11, 2008.
Early in 2008, Rich was working as a teaching assistant in Political Science at San Diego State University (SDSU), where he had received his master’s degree. He was a very kind young man who would occasionally go golfing with the professors.
He was in the process of applying for law school, but had confided to me, “I don’t know that I can make it through law school because I can’t remember things.” He was having headaches, memory problems, nosebleeds and excessive sweating and fatigue. I had been noticing that something was off with him. He needed to sleep all the time. There was a blood vessel coming from the right side of his head through his hairline and protruding across this forehead. His girlfriend Jennifer told me he would sleep for hours, curled up like a cat during the day by the patio window. This was not like him.
At the time of Rich’s GBM diagnosis in March 2008, Dr. V. Tantuwaya from Poway, CA told us that his cell phone was the culprit. Rich’s tumor was located in his right frontal lobe and he was right-handed. This is referred to as an ipsilateral tumor, one on the same side as where the phone was held.
Rich wanted to live. He had always been a good kid, never drank or did drugs. At 6’2”, he’d been on varsity basketball in high school, and was very healthy. So cancer was unthinkable. I told Rich I’d do anything to keep him alive. But after surgery, chemo and radiation, with nine MRIs, multiple hospitals and hospice, he died, seven months following diagnosis.
I learned that similar brain cancers were happening to others on campus. An English teacher, Laurel Amtower, thanked SDSU colleagues for their support before she went through chemo and radiation. She died, too, leaving a 12-year-old daughter. She didn’t realize that some she thanked were probably partly responsible for her death.
On August 7, 2009, nine months after Rich’s death, I found articles and a video about a “Brain Cancer Cluster on the San Diego State University Campus.” I read these (listed below) several times before ending up on the floor. I contacted the SDSU Administration, but was bounced around from one person to another. I then drove to San Diego and stayed the whole month of October 2009. I met off-campus with some professors mentioned in the articles. They told me they had asked for a toxicology study, as there is a huge cell tower right next to the building where Rich spent most of his time grading papers and doing research: Nasatir Hall.
After I returned home, the SDSU Administration sent me an epidemiological report written by a Dr. Thomas Mack. In the third paragraph, Dr. Mack stated he has, “no known knowledge of any chemical or radiation concerns and therefore there are none.” That’s not a scientific conclusion, it’s a cover-up.
I e-mailed Dr. Mack, and he called me at home! I asked him about this cell tower on top of the Communications Building. This rises over Nasatir Hall, where most of the brain cancer victims were located. Dr. Mack quickly denied the connection to the cancer cluster. I then told him of everyone’s concerns. He said, “They should be concerned.” This made me furious. It didn’t make any sense. And the SDSU Administration would not conduct a toxicology study because of Dr. Mack’s report! Like some professors, I have requested a study on several occasions, but have received no response.
I then looked into the tower on my own. Owned by Sprint, it has HPWREN or High Performance Wireless Research and Educational Network on it, with a BackBone Node to the UC-SD Supercomputer Center. It also has a GWEN, or Ground Wave Emergency Network, with emissions known to hug the ground. These towers are capable of sending signals hundreds of miles, including to several remote laboratories across California. There is an additional tower on campus on the KPBS News Station. Similar towers are on many college campuses across the US, via the Lambda or Tera Grid, also called the ‘smart’ grid. Engineers are developing “smart”, or “AMI” meters, appliances and whatever else they can dream up to deploy microwave radiation everywhere. This grid is the “military-industrial complex” of which President Dwight Eisenhower warned US citizens of in his 1961 Farewell Speech. He warned of its grave consequences. I know of these consequences.
After Laurel Amtower died of brain cancer on August 29, 2010, I contacted NBC in San Diego. At first, Producer Paul Krueger was interested in doing another story. After I gave him this new information, SILENCE.
I then contacted the San Diego Tribune. A reporter called me at home. He told me that this story would NEVER get out in San Diego. I asked, “Why?” He said, “Because of money.” I also contacted the CA Governor’s office and area Representative Marti Emerald. Both referred me back to SDSU.
For a month in October 2011, I stood hours each day outside the campus cafeteria, where the kids would congregate and walk to get to their classes. I had about 15 signs taped up against the wall. One said, “Will you be the next victim?” Others said, “Read your cell phone manuals. They say not to hold the phone to your head. Don’t keep it in your pocket. It will do genetic damage.” Others warned about wi-fi and more.
They looked frightened, but they would still grab their cell phones. They would text while walking and ignore everything around them. Some would take pictures, or would peek out of the side of their eyes. A few talked with me.
While there, I walked to Nasatir Hall. Kids were sitting all around. The leaves were dying on the trees. Measurements on an RF meter were beyond the range of the meter. Some kids were high up on outdoor balconies at their dorms, near the levels of the massive discs and antennas on the towers.
When I went directly to Room 131, where Rich and others who died of cancer had worked, I found it all closed up. A policeman asked me what I was doing there. I told him about my son. He asked me about the towers and told me he has two young children.
The known SDSU brain cancer victims are listed below. In addition to the brain cancers there are also breast cancers in the vicinity. The professors are afraid for both their health and their jobs. I’ve told the SDSU Administration, “I’m not going away!”
RICH FARVER – DIAGNOSED AND DIED FROM GBM BRAIN CANCER, 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
CHARLES CUTTER – DIAGNOSED AND DIED FROM GBM BRAIN CANCER, 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
LOU TERRELL – DIAGNOSED WITH LYMPHOMA BRAIN CANCER, 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM RIGHT NEXT TO 131
DWIGHT ANDERSON – DIAGNOSED WITH DIFFERENT FORM OF CANCER AND DIED 2008/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
RICHARD FUNSTON – DIAGNOSED AND DIED FROM GBM BRAIN CANCER IN 90′S WITH CELL TOWER PRESENT/ NASATIR HALL, ROOM 131
MRS. KATHY O’HARA – DIAGNOSED WITH GBM BRAIN CANCER MAY 2008/ KPBS NEWS STATION ON CAMPUS
MS. LAUREL AMTOWER – DIAGNOSED WITH GBM NOVEMBER 2009, DIED AUGUST 29, 2010/ ARTS AND LETTERS BUILDING, RIGHT NEXT TO NASATIR HALL
SDSU brain cancer articles and video:
See: Eric Holland-Sloan Kettering, More on SDSU Cancer Cluster
Business executive who claimed spending six hours a day on his mobile gave him brain cancer dies aged 44
- Ian Phillips was found to have a lemon-sized tumour on his brain
- Had surgery and chemotherapy but was told he had just 3 years to live
- Campaigned against phones after claiming his mobile caused his cancer
- Family say they have received hundreds of tributes from all over the world
By ANNA HODGEKISS and MADLEN DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 11:01 GMT, 20 May 2016
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3600739/Business-executive-claimed-spending-six-hours-day-mobile-gave-cancer-dies-aged-44.html#ixzz4H9mzply8
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