(12-27-2018, 07:51 PM)Octo Wrote: I did notice and I agree on the schedule, however it's not uncommon to get lung cancer despite never smoking.
Quote:As many as 20% of people who die from lung cancer in the United States every year have never smoked or used any other form of tobacco. This translates to about 30,000 Americans in 2018. In fact, if lung cancer in non-smokers had its own separate category, it would rank among the top 10 fatal cancers in the United States.
Smokers are something like four times more likely to get lung cancer than nonsmokers. But the real tell in this case is how carefully worded the report was. The doctors called the two tumors malignant nodules not lung cancer. Based on her history with cancer it's many times more likely that those malignant nodules are metasteses.
Maybe Ruthie will go back to whatever natural remedy she used before because she has beat great odds twice already. This time it will be more of a challenge, however, because the trauma of broken ribs is actually a trigger for accelerating cancer because the body goes into a healing metabolism with rapid growth. The healing cells are actually cancer cells. Rapid growth is their specialty. So when the body goes into a major healing and the person already has a tendency to get cancer, their hidden disease can go wild.
It's possible that the fall itself is what made the tumors show up because the process can be very fast.