Winndixie you said: I Never had a bladder infection, frequent urination or any of those problems. I'm just grateful it's not Lung Cancer---my big vice was smoking (quit 24 years ago). I'm told smoking is a cause for all cancers. I think it's just mix of genes & fate!
I agree but want to add the word stress. Mix of genes, fate and stress. Rosie
Two years ago the "Big BC" entered my life, luckily non-invasive, but scary as hell!!
WATER is my favorite beverage and I drink 8-10 Big glasses every day, whatever kind is available.
Never had a bladder infection, frequent urination or any of those problems. I'm just grateful it's not Lung Cancer---my big vice was smoking (quit 24 years ago). I'm told smoking is a cause for all cancers. I think it's just mix of genes & fate!
I've decided the cause of all cancers is anything that comes from China...now they're after the kids big time with lead paint on Tommy trains..over l000 toys ..ie Dora and Elmo....from Fisher Price....
The fish is tainted.......the pet food is laced with insecticides......now their ginger is contaminated.......
I actually went to buy some new baby clothes today and every label of the larger brands said "Made in China"......i wonder how much formaldyhyde may be in that?
Who makes plastic bottles for water?
I'M NOT PARANOID!!! REALLY! pAT
Yeah, you're going nuts over the water thing (just like I did). I also use Brita though I don't think it significantly reduces anyone's chances of blc (or any other kind) - unless you live in China downstream of some factory spewing carcinogens into your drinking water.
If you want really clean water, use distilled. You can buy it in plastic bottles, but then you may worry about those pesky plasticizers (sp?). So you can do what a friend of mine did, which was to install (he bought it) a water distillation unit, so he had really great water. But then you gotta be careful because really pure water can leach metal out of the metal tubing. You can store it in special plastic containers (HDPE), basically really hard plastic. The plastics companies will tell you that you've got nothing to worry about - they might be right.
The concern about distilled water not being safe to drink urban myth (IMHO). It originates from the fact that you can place living cells in distilled water and due to osmotic diffusion, the cells will expand. Similarly, place those same cells in very salty water and they will shrink. But keep in mind that the moment you drink distilled water and it enters your intestinal tract, it is no longer distilled, it becomes, well, rather nasty.
I'd be (and am) comfortable with a Brita-like filtration system. RO (reverse osmossis) would another step toward purer water, but I'm too lazy/cheap to invest.
Dx 7/04, CIS + T1G3, Age 50
Cystectomy 8/05 USC/Norris
So far, so good (kow)
I, like Rosemary, drinks water through a Brita filter mostly b/c it tastes good. My uro told me just to never, ever smoke again in my life and try to avoid second hand smoke at all costs. After that, everything seems to be guess work (also like Rosemary, I began to fear coffee after my diagnosis, but my urologist told me coffee doesn't cause bladder cancer).
I was diagnosed at age 28, very light smoker (a pack a month, occassional chewing tobacco). So, my case is a mystery also. I rather herd cats than think about this anymore. It is making my head hurt. LOL.
About distilled water, I thought I heard once that distilled water is not safe for drinking and is only safe in controlled lab experiements. I heard it has some sort of effect on cells and makes them burst. Not sure, though.
That's the problem with cancer. No one knows 100 percent about anything. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut.