Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of cancer

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  1. t_co

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    Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of cancer — RT News

    This man is worthy of our admiration; he is a real hero to the Japanese people and humanity as a whole.
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    Esophageal tissue would be more sensitive to radiation damage than other parts of the body, but the time elapse since exposure occurred may rule out radiation as a cause.
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    Are you a doc? :wat:

    This seemed like a deep insight by a practising Oncologist :rofl:
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    No. I worked in radiobiology for several years at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI).

    French JE, Flor WJ, Grissom MP, Parker JL, Sajko G, Ewald WG
    Recovery, structure and function of dog granulocytes after freeze preservation with dimethylsulfoxide
    SR76-32; DTIC: ADA033508

    Here is a reference for what I said about radiation and esophagus:

    Tissue Sensitivity

    Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    even though i didn't understood much...salute to the man.
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    Well, I was just a technician. :)

    The granulocyte work was an animal model for the possibility of therapy in the event of soldiers being exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons.
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    All hail W.G.Ewald!

    But still, I didn't understand that quote about tissue sensitivity at all.

    Perhaps, on one fateful day, my brain will decide that it must work. :rofl:
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    Esophageal Cancer (Cancer of the Esophagus)
     
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    Re: Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of canc

    Basically:

    Two things affect whether a tissue type will develop cancer after exposure to radiation:

    1. The faster the cells in the tissue normally divide, the likelier the tissue will develop cancer
    2. The more alike all the cells in the tissue are, the likelier the tissue will develop cancer (e.g. skin cells and intestinal cells are very similar, while liver cells have substantial differences in structure)
     
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