The curious connection between autism and cancer

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11 Jan 2017, 6:24 pm

A surprising number of genes associated with autism also have links to cancer. Does that mean cancer drugs can treat autism?


https://spectrumnews.org/features/deep- ... nd-cancer/


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11 Jan 2017, 7:00 pm

I asked a doc at a hospital, if there really is a connection - and there isn´t any - just as little as the very much discussed autism-alzheimer connection.
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11 Jan 2017, 7:42 pm

My family has a strong history of autism but not cancer. From personal experience I doubt there are any strong connections.


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11 Jan 2017, 10:14 pm

Does this mean autism is technically a killer, or is it more about another autism "cure"?


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12 Jan 2017, 3:57 am

No, it means, that we shouldn´t worry. It is pure speculation and has nothing to do with actual medical facts.


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12 Jan 2017, 5:52 am

Yep, lets chemo that autism away!


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12 Jan 2017, 7:18 am

Yeah, I know how bad chemo affects cancer patients, but I would take 6 months of chemo to cure my ASD if I could opt to. :D


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12 Jan 2017, 4:26 pm

I got to experience ASD, chemo, and radiation. Yea

No way to prove my tongue cancer and anything are linked, but if there is a link I think second hand smoke is it. My mom was a smoker and people used to be able to smoke anywhere they pleased a few decades back. In crowded places like mass transit and restaurants, at the dinner table at family gatherings people smoked. I breathed a lot of carcinogenic smoke.

Autism, it's co morbids, and conflicting expectations with the NT world often lead to habits and lifestyles than are known cancer risks.


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