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Radiation from Medical Procedures in the Pathogenesis of Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease
Dose-Response Studies with Physicians per 100,000 Population

Single PDF copy of complete book (710 pages; 96 MB).

    SECTION ONE
    Orientation, Materials, Methods

 PDF      Introduction ................................................................................................... 1
 PDF     Abstract ......................................................................................................... 5
 PDF Chp.1   Executive Summary of This Book ............................................................ 7
 PDF 2   Pre-1960 and Post-1960 Uses of Medical Radiation, and Its Carcinogenic Action 27
 PDF 3   PhysPops --- The Doses in Some Massive Studies of Dose-Response .............. 53
 PDF 4   Mortality Rates --- The Responses in the Dose-Response Studies ............... 77
 PDF 5   Dose-Response, Linear Regression, and Some Other Key Concepts in Our Analyses  89


    SECTION TWO
    Cancer Mortality: Evidence that Medical Radiation Became a Principal Cause by 1940

 PDF 6   All-Cancers-Combined, Males: Relation with Medical Radiation ..................... 107
 PDF 7   All-Cancers-Combined, Females: Relation with Medical Radiation ................. 119
 PDF 8   Breast Cancer, Females ................................................................................................... 125
 PDF 9   Digestive-System Cancers, Males ............................................................................... 131
 PDF 10   Digestive-System Cancers, Females ............................................................................ 137
 PDF 11   Urinary-System Cancers, Males ................................................................................... 143
 PDF 12   Urinary-System Cancers, Females ............................................................................... 149
 PDF 13   Genital Cancers, Males ................................................................................................... 155
 PDF 14   Genital Cancers, Females ............................................................................................... 161
 PDF 15   Buccal-Cavity & Pharynx Cancers, Males ................................................................ 169
 PDF 16   Respiratory-System Cancers, Males ............................................................................ 175
 PDF 17   Respiratory-System Cancers, Females ........................................................................ 181
 PDF 18   "Difference" Cancers (All-minus-Respiratory), Males ........................................... 187
 PDF 19   "Difference" Cancers (All-minus-Respiratory), Females ....................................... 193
 PDF 20   All-Cancer-Except-Genital-Cancer ........................................................................ 199
 PDF 21   All-Cancer Except (Genital + Respiratory) .............................................................. 205
 PDF 22   Summarized Results of Chapters 6 - 21, and Discussion ........................................ 209


    SECTION THREE
    NonCancer NonIHD Mortality: Inverse Dose-Response with Medical Radiation

 PDF 23   All Causes of Death Combined: Relation with Medical Radiation ..................... 223
 PDF 24   All Causes of Death Except Cancer ............................................................................ 229
 PDF 25   All Causes of Death Except (Cancer + Ischemic Heart Disease) ........................... 233
 PDF 26   Appendicitis, Deaths ...................................................................................................... 238
 PDF 27   CNS Vascular-Lesions (Strokes), Deaths .................................................................. 241
 PDF 28   Chronic Nephritis, Deaths ............................................................................................. 244
 PDF 29   Diabetes Mellitus, Deaths ............................................................................................. 247
 PDF 30   Hypertensive Disease, Deaths ...................................................................................... 250
 PDF 31   Influenza and Pneumonia, Deaths ................................................................................ 253
 PDF 32   Fatal Motor-Vehicle Accidents ................................................................................... 256
 PDF 33   Other Fatal Accidents ..................................................................................................... 259
 PDF 34   Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease ........................................................... 262
 PDF 35   Syphilis and Sequelae, Deaths ...................................................................................... 265
 PDF 36   Tuberculosis, Deaths ....................................................................................................... 267
 PDF 37   Ulcer of Stomach and Duodenum, Deaths .................................................................. 270
 PDF 38   Summary on NonCancer NonIHD Results: Facts "Demanding" an Explanation 272


    SECTION FOUR
    Ischemic Heart Disease: Evidence that Medical Radiation Became an Important Cause by 1950

 PDF 39   Ischemic Heart Disease: Medical Radiation as a Cause .......................................... 275
 PDF 40   IHD in Males: The Dose-Response between Medical Radiation and IHD ........ 279
 PDF 41   IHD in Females: The Dose-Response between Medical Radiation and IHD .... 289
 PDF 42   Similarities in the IHD and Cancer Findings: Tumors in Both Diseases? ........... 295
 PDF 43   Nature of Atherosclerotic Lesions Underlying IHD ................................................ 299
 PDF 44   Some "Schools" of Thought on IHD Etiology and on IHD Acute Fatal Events . 305
 PDF 45   Unified Model: Intersection of Lipoproteins & Dysfunctional Clones of SMCs 337
 PDF 46   How the Unified Model Helps to Explain, or Relates to, Other Observations ... 345


    SECTION FIVE
    Cancer and IHD Mortality after 1940: Fractional Causation by Medical Radiation

 PDF 47   Evaluating Fractional Causation in the Post-1940 Decades: How We Start ..... 355
 PDF 48   Cigarette Smoking: When, Who, How Much, and Especially Where 361
 PDF 49   All-Cancers, Males, 1940-1988: Fractional Causation by Medical Radiation 375
 PDF 50   All-Cancers, Females, 1940-1988: Fractional Causation by Medical Radiation 387
 PDF 51   Respiratory-System Cancers, Males, 1940-1988 ................................................... 393
 PDF 52   Respiratory-System Cancers, Females, 1940-1988 ............................................... 405
 PDF 53   Difference-Cancers, Males, 1940-1988 ................................................................... 411
 PDF 54   Difference-Cancers, Females, 1940-1988 ............................................................... 417
 PDF 55   Breast-Cancers, Females, 1940-1990 ....................................................................... 423
 PDF 56   All-Cancers-Except-Genital, Females, 1940-1980 ............................................. 429
 PDF 57   Digestive-System Cancers, Males, 1940-1988 ....................................................... 435
 PDF 58   Digestive-System Cancers, Females, 1940-1988 .................................................... 441
 PDF 59   Urinary-System Cancers, Males, 1940-1980 ........................................................... 447
 PDF 60   Urinary-System Cancers, Females, 1940-1980 ....................................................... 455
 PDF 61   Genital Cancers, Males, 1940-1990 ........................................................................... 461
 PDF 62   Genital Cancers, Females, 1940-1980 ....................................................................... 467
 PDF 63   Buccal-Pharynx Cancers, Males, 1940-1980 .......................................................... 469
 PDF 64   Ischemic Heart Disease, Males, 1950-1993 .............................................................. 477
 PDF 65   Ischemic Heart Disease, Females, 1950-1993 .......................................................... 483
 PDF 66   Summarized Results, from Evidence Which Spans about a Half-Century .......... 489


    SECTION SIX
    The Status of Hypotheses One and Two

 PDF 67   Our Findings: In Conflict with Existing Evidence? ................................................. 495
 PDF 68   Is There a Reasonable Non-Radiation Explanation for the Observations? ........ 507
 PDF 69   Conclusion: Making Sense of Three Sets of Irrefutable Correlations ................... 513


    APPENDICES

 PDF   App A     Dose-Units and Dose-Levels of Ionizing Radiation ............................................    517
 PDF   App B   The Safe-Dose Fallacy: Summary of Three Remarkably Similar Reports ......... 521
 PDF   App C   The Free-Radical Fallacy about Ionizing Radiation: A Demonstration ............ 530
 PDF   App D   Radiation-Induced Genomic Instability: What It Is, and Why It Is Important . 533
 PDF   App E   Some Pathways toward Understanding the Atherogenic Role of Lipoproteins 538
 PDF   App F   Dietary Advice in Prevention and Management of Ischemic Heart Disease ...... 555
 PDF   App G   Any Goodness in "Good Cholesterol" ? .................................................................... 577
 PDF   App H   "Small, Dense Lipoprotein Particles" Especially Atherogenic?: Basis for Strong Doubt 586
 PDF   App I   "Snapshot" Epidemiology: Why Lipid Levels Seemed Less Important at Older Ages .. 594
 PDF   App J   Coronary Effects of Very High-Dose Medical Radiation .................................... 599
 PDF   App K   Mid-Century: Average Annual Per Capita Dose from Diagnostic Medical Xrays 609
 PDF   App L   Radiation "Hormesis": How an Illusion Can Arise from "Perfectly Good Data" 617
 PDF   App M   Fractional Causation, 1980-1993, after an Alternate Smoking Adjustment ..... 621
 PDF   App N   PhysPop Omitted: Correlations between Canc. & IHD MortRates (Past, Present) 642


 PDF   Reference List .................................................................................................................. 645
 PDF Index and Glossary ......................................................................................................... 677





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