I know that "proximity" has little to do with how and where cancers start, but the thought struck me today that root canals
are considered to be a cause of cancers, and that cancers of the face are "right there" - so maybe root canals
are causing skin cancers of the face?
Also, this comes up because the it does not seem that the SUN is the cause of all skin cancers - like the cancer sites that are "where the sun don't shine" - and I don't mean just up your a**hole [as the saying refers to], but they start in places that the victim always kept covered, like beside the breast.
The fact that I had my last root canaled tooth removed 15 years ago, and my face cancer this year, does not negate the idea - Doc told me that Basal Cell cancers are "cumulative", and that the sunburns of 40 or 50 years ago are the likely cause of the cancer. I think that means one sunburn as a teenager could result in face cancer [basal cell in particular] in a 60 yr old.
The damaged cell is contained until our immune system gets weak, and the immune system does weaken as we age, it is just a fact of life - we can fight it, but only to slow down the process of weakening. Preparing us to die, as we must. It is a good system, this generational replacement thing... good for the species, kinda sucks for individuals
See you on the flip side!!