[ 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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