[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Cancer (Physical, Chemical Basis)

JPreisig at aol.com JPreisig at aol.com
Wed Nov 12 21:33:05 CST 2014

 From: JPreisig at aol.com
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.eduo
Sent: 11/12/2014  10:28:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Cancer (Physical, Chemical  Basis)

     Clayton, clearly your knowledge of organic  chemistry is better than 
mine.  The viral cancer-production interaction  you suggest is interesting.  
Maybe a series of chemical reactions,  possibly involving organic or 
non-organic chemicals, could produce deleterious  effects on DNA.  Perhaps a series 
of reactions like those occuring in  various fission (solar) reactions.  
Perhaps, when DNA is being formed,  other chemical reactions could interfere 
with the primary DNA production  reactions.  Many things are possible.  
Clearly, something  not-so-well-understood is occuring in cancer production.  
Many difficult  problems have associated tricks, or missing knowledge which, 
once known, allow  the problems to be solved.  Keep cranking on the problem???
     The next steps in my "so-called" model is to put  DNA into the nucleus 
and to make many single cells into a matrix of some  chemical plus water, 
with the cells having an appropriate spacing.  Maybe  then one can put this 
model into MCNP or a special cancer computer code, and  start to look at 
simple and more advanced problems.
     Think of the diversity of cancer.  The  various organs and the DNA 
information associated with the structure and  function of each organ.  Think 
about all the possible chemicals,  carcinogens, mutagens, radiation varieties 
etc.  Think of all the  combinations of these things.  Think of all the 
various tissue/structure  defects that can occur and other chemical 
concentration processes that could  occur in the body.  Think of the ingestion, 
inhalation, skin exposure  pathways and whether radiation effects are due to 
internal or external  sources.  No wonder cancer is a tough nut to crack.  If you 
are  adept at writing (organic or other) chemical equations involving DNA, 
start to  do so.
     Leukemia used to be a death sentence, now not so  much.  Similarly, 
pancreatic cancer.  The limitation of unnecessary  chemical and/or radiation 
exposures should help lessen cancer.  Also, the  ability to genetically 
screen couples before pregnancy should help eliminate  various diseases and 
cancer.  If a full such screening is not  economically possible, then screen for 
known family diseases (for  confirmation) and 5 to 10 other "main player" 
diseases or cancers.  A  total genetic screening at a cost of $2K is cheaper 
than a lifetime of disease  treatment.
     I really hate doing chemistry.  People who  like it should do it.  
Hope you can find the missing cancer  factor/mechanism/trick, Clayton.
     Regards,    Joe Preisig

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