[ RadSafe ] CT Screening Detected Radiologist's Kidney Cancer Early

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 9 16:56:52 CST 2005

Dr. Looney,
I am sorry if you feel that way, but you have not
answered the fundamental question:  besides yourself,
how many other self-referrals have resulted in
positive findings of occult diseases?  

Since you are a radiologist, I think that one might
say that your exposures to ionizing radiation did not
produce a hormesis response.  Would you agree to that

As for your being a malcontent, I never said or
implied that.  But I would also ask if you continue to

get CT scans but I assume that you do as follow-up

--- "DR. GERALD LOONEY" <docger at hotmail.com> wrote:


John, you are difficult to reason with:  of course the
tumor would have been visible in 2002 since the floor
and most of the bladder neck were covered with
transitional cell carcinoma less than a year later.  I
owe my clearance of renal cell carcinoma to
self-referral CT scanning.  Or by your reasoning, I am
a professional malcontent who survived by defying my
profession's myth-guided recommendations.  Gerry 


From:  John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com>
To:  "DR. GERALD LOONEY" <docger at hotmail.com>
CC:  radsafe <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Subject:  Re: [ RadSafe ] CT Screening Detected
Radiologist's Kidney Cancer Early
Date:  Wed, 9 Nov 2005 08:53:01 -0800 (PST)
>Dr. Looney,
>I guess I am supposed to be impressed.  This is an
>interesting ancedotal tale, but I am not sure of the
>relevancy to the issue of self-referral CT scanning.
>am sure what the issue of dirty bombs.
>If she had had the scan in 2002, do you think you
>would have been able to detect the tumor?  If she had
>the scan and it showed no tumor, what you say when
>was then diagnosed the next year?  Oops?  You said
>that it "probably had not yet spread when the scan
>scheduled/cancelled the previous year."  What is the
>probalility that the original mass was even
>in 2002?  What is the ratio of overt, active diseases
>that were discovered vs. the number of self-referral
>CT scans performed?
>Thank you for sending your personal opinions.  It is
>apparently the you are at odds with the professional
>societies on the benefits of self-referral CT scans.
>--- "DR. GERALD LOONEY" <docger at hotmail.com> wrote:
>John, the "party-line" is the outmoded LNT
>which is still followed by most of your colleagues
>professional organizations:  they do great harm while
>following the LNT and        promulgating paranoia,
>yet proclaiming fealty to PRIMUM NON NOCERE.  Nancy
>had no clearcut medical reason when the original
>full-body scan was scheduled in 2002, but she had
>clear symptomatology the next summer with bladder
>obstruction and hematuria.  On regional CT and
>discovery, it was hoped the tumor was still enclosed
>within the bladder capsule, but at cystectomy, a
>couple of nodes were positive indicating that it had
>just started to spread (and probably had not yet
>spread when the scan was scheduled/cancelled the
>previous year).  AFIO is Assoc of Former Intelligence
>Officers, including a large number of nuclear weapons
>designers and physicists who strongly believe what
>they were taught: the LNT!  My renal cell carcinoma
>was totally asymptomatic but fully enclosed and fully
>removed, which would NOT have been possible if I had
>waited for symptoms.  I now believe that the LNT is
>the greatest scientific mistake of the previous
>century, and leaves a horrible legacy for our
>and grandchildren.  A dirty bomb will produce
>negligible (but measureable) levels of radiation and
>close down American cities unnecessarily for decades.
>To me, it is dishonest and distorted to compare
>full-body scans to being in Hiroshima, and yet the
>tolerates this deceit.  I personally believe that the
>medical profession is fully in favor of progress, but
>change is out of the question!  Gerry

On Oct. 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe. 

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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