It should be fairly noncontroversial that cancer is relatively rare in the animal world. Humans develop the disease at far higher rates than animals living in their natural environments. This would seem to indicate that cancer is to a large extent, our fault.
But if we were to say that cancer is entirely man-made, few would fail to recoil and reject the premise outright. As Michael LeBron, a lawyer for Lionel Media often says, ‘Sure he’s crazy, but what if he’s right?’
If we’re honest, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising. We know that the more processed foods a person eats, the closer they live to power lines, the more toxins are present in their environment, the more prone they are to develop cancerous tumors.
We also know that since the industrial revolution, cancer rates have skyrocketed. And over the last 50 years, that skyrocket has gone interstellar. This would indicate that cancer has gotten a lot of help from humans. So the notion that we made it possible for the disease to emerge because of our behavior should not fall outside the realm of possibility.
Researchers from the University of Manchester Centre for Biomedical Egyptology came to the conclusion back in 2010 that humans created cancer. That is not to say that humans intentionally engineered it, although if you know us very well you know we are willing to consider that possibility. But what these Manchester scientists found is the first known case of cancer in an ancient mummy.
The study was published eight years ago in Nature Reviews Cancer. The report made note of the fact that the scientists found just one incidence of cancer in all of the mummies they have studied- and they have studied all of them. References to cancer in ancient Egyptian literature are exceedingly rare.
Professor Rosalie David said, “In industrialized societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. But in ancient times, it was extremely rare. There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle. The important thing about our study is that it gives a historical perspective to this disease. We can make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies because we have a full overview. We have looked at millennia, not one hundred years, and have masses of data.”
Professor Michael Zimmerman diagnosed rectal cancer in a mummy dating back to the Ptolemaic era (200-400 AD). He said, “In an ancient society lacking surgical intervention, evidence of cancer should remain in all cases. The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity, indicating that cancer-causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization.”
The conclusion the researchers have come to is as startling as it is promising. It means that cancer is entirely preventable. The team found literary evidence of cancer in ancient Greece, but only found physical evidence of the disease in Egypt. They also examined fossil records of animals going all the way back to the age of the dinosaurs.
Some scientists have argued that the lack of cancers prior to modern times are attributable to the shorter lifespans of humans predating industrialization. This argument is weak. It omits the fact that many cancers appear in young people and animals who live within the influence of industrial economies. There should be many examples of cancer all throughout the fossil record regardless of age.
As usual, what we’re dealing with here is the refusal to admit that humans and modern convenience are responsible for perhaps the most dreaded disease known to humankind. This research is extremely compelling to those willing to look at the evidence with open eyes. It shows that we are responsible for cancer as a species.
This should be encouraging. It should tell us that there is a cure, a remedy…a way out of this shooting gallery we all live in where one in every five people are hit. The lesson here is that we bear responsibility for our collective experience with cancer. This is what knowledge is when used properly. It is an indication of responsibility.
Revelations like this are the fruit of the tree of knowledge. With this fruit comes pain and toil, but it also lays bare the pathway to creating Heaven on Earth… but only if we are willing and able to face the truth with open eyes and bare our responsibility fully.
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