My mission is clear.
- Define the disease and the cause or precipitant of it.
- Eliminate the hip as being some kind of initial precipitant (ongoing/this will take time)
- Review the three test results I have taken (I will share those with you as soon as I have them.)
- metal testing on the biopsied results
- path tests on the diagnostics
- the cytogenetics tests on the DNA changes.
- Select a treatment program.
Here are the 3 key large short term patient metal on metal studies that will prompt me to move forward and serve as my inspiration that there are no answers at this point...only questions. I also will commit to attempt to get some studies funded to move this research forward.
- The incidence of cancer was low after hip replacement (1.25% at one year.)
- There was no evidence that metal on metal bearings were associated with an increased risk of any cancer diagnosis after 7 years
- There was no increase in the risk of malignant melanoma or haematological, prostrate and renal tract cancers.
- The 5 year incidence of all cancers for men aged 60 was approx 5%, with resurfacing approx 6%, with stemmed MOM 7% and were lower with woman.
[There are issues with all of this stuff. How often do patients get hip operations that have been tested for Cancer? Never? While the author does point this out,these studies need to be taken to the next step. For obvious reasons, they all underestimate the cancer risk but we don't really know that someone has cancer unless there is a reason to have discovered it.]