Thanks for this additional information. I still believe that regardless of other things, this chemical's exposure somewhere in the family line (if not also directly) should be checked into. Did the red blood counts slowly drop? were they small-sized? Was there blood in urine? If not for her ... for someone in her family tree?
The missing link here is that the Cancer Society doesn't credit to 2-butoxyethanol with any cancers. But it should. This chemical causes cancers with tumors here there 'n everywhere. Starting one place first & then another? Irrelevant
I'm interested in checking out some people's possible exposures... if they are interested, such as Jeff did
Ron, you need to put me on 'ignore'
But since you brought it up, these are some other famous people whom I suspect could have the harm of 2-butoxyethanol I don't think you should look at it, though
Remember Robert Urich? The rare cancer of the joints that he had can go to lung cancer. I learned yesterday that a Korean vet who was never the same upon his return ... had health issues and the current one he is dealing with is a tumor in the muscle of his thigh that his doctors tell him can lead to lung cancer. That's what his daughter reported to me.
you're starting to
sound almost nice
Carol Burnett married Roman Catholic
TV producer Joe Hamilton, a divorced father of 8, with whom she had 3
daughters, Carrie, Erin Hamilton and singer Erin Hamilton. The
marriage ended in divorce in 1984, and Hamilton would ultimately die
producer Joseph Henry Michael
"Joe" Hamilton Jr. ex-husband
born on 1-6-1929 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-9-1991 in Brentwood, California age 62
|politicians who died of specific cancers: brain: breast, colon, leukemia, liver, lung, pancreas, prostate.|
Born: Aug. 28, 1958
4-time world champion (1981-84); won gold medal at 1984 Olympics.
adopted child, Hamilton stopped growing when he was two years old. He
was eventually diagnosed as having Swachman-Diamond syndrome, a partial
paralysis of the intestinal tract that prevents the body from absorbing
nutrients, and a special diet and exercise cured the problem. However,
he grew to only 5-foot-2˝ and he weighed only 108 pounds during his
peak skating years.
other signs' of what is suspect may have been 2-butoxyethanol poisoning for one of his parents (or direct to him as a young child) growth abnormalities & autoimmune metabolic problem
Scott Hamilton diagnosed with brain tumor
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- World and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton has a benign brain tumor.
The 46-year-old Hamilton underwent a biopsy at The Cleveland Clinic, and doctors expected to release him from the hospital by Friday, publicist Michael Sterling said Thursday.
"We will be working with him on a treatment plan moving forward," said Dr. Gene Barnett, chairman of the clinic's brain tumor institute.
Barnett said Hamilton has a slow-growing, non-cancerous tumor in the region of the pituitary gland.
Sterling said Hamilton has been had problems in recent weeks with his eyesight.
Hamilton, who lives in Los Angeles, is a four-time U.S. national champion, a four-time world champion and the 1984 Olympic gold medalist.
He is now a skating show producer. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1997 and treated with surgery and chemotherapy.
|Both of these cancers and the tumor being in the region of the pituitary gland are part of a pattern of harm that 2-butoxyethanol exposure would cause. If so, he, or someone in the family line would have other symptoms such as chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms (whether diagnosed or not)
How is Scott doing one year later?
I wish I could ask him a couple of questions
We were in and out of hospitals, and I was on all these restricted diets. Finally, we went to see Harry Schwackman in Boston and he said, "It's not Schwackman's Syndrome. We've run every test, we can't find anything wrong with him. Let him lead a normal life and see what happens."
When I started skating, it gave me some self-esteem that I didn't have growing up, because I was the shortest one in the class, and sick, and couldn't really compete -- couldn't play all those reindeer games, I guess. So I started skating and the illness completely went away.
When he was a child, a mysterious illness halted his growth and confined him to hospitals for almost six years. Doctors predicted he would not survive childhood.
when Scott’s adoptive mother died of cancer. At that point, he determined that he would become a world champion and honor his mother for all of her perseverance, strength, and integrity.
As Scott moved forward in his career and life, he married wife Tracie in 2002 and they welcomed a son, Aidan, the following year. It looked like all was going well for Scott, and that life back in his now hometown of Englewood, Colorado was returning to normal. All that changed when Scott began to feel week and noticed that his vision was getting blurry.
The Scott Hamilton Cares Initiative: This site offers information about cancer and cancer resources
Others who have had brain tumors