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I was thinking as I got my sandwich today, wouldn't it be
easier if radiation/chemotherapy didn't involve being
stuck on a chair or bed for hours while you're slowly
poisoned? That's got to be a double whammy,
thankfully I've never had cancer but my grandfather died
stomach cancer. It
just seems like a bad way to go,
already being eaten alive by tumors and then countering
with near lethal doses of toxins. To top it off... it's just
Surely there could be a more pleasant way to ingest
radiation? Which got me thinking... what about those
Brazil beaches I saw in Pandora's Promise? Guarapari,
20 mSv sandy beaches that are more or less as
as the Fukushima fallout zone.
Call it a fools errand but surely playing with all that
radiation would have some sort of effect on a body's
tumor? Even if only placebo effect, the sheer relaxing
activity of building a sandcastle has it's own healing
powers. The calm, soothing feeling of sand pouring
fingers, patting it down with a little shovel... All just
your troubles away.
So instead of sitting in some room where people are
slowly poisoned to death... why not build some pretty
sandcastles? I'm not trying to diminish the importance of
chemo/radiation therapy but I do wish it wasn't quite as
Radioactive beaches in Brazil [Duck Lagrange, Jul 10 2015]
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jul 11 2015]
||Thorium, I presume. With daughter elements from
radioactive decay. The thorium is far less dangerous than
the daughter elements, but they are produced in rather
small quantity...(due to half-life of thorium being
something like 10 billion years). Our technical ability to
detect low-level radiation far surpasses our understanding
of its health consequences. If you have a granite kitchen
counter, IT is radioactive from trace quantities of uranium
and its daughter elements.
||Duck, even if technically this would not work I am
very much liking the angle you take.
||There is no reason why the beams of radiation cannot be delivered while the person's affected parts are held immobilised, but the rest of them is bathed in warm moving sand.