Multiple System Atrophy, Leukemia and Parkinson’s Disease


Ever since I received my diagnosis of Familial Tremors, I have thought back to my father, brother, uncle, my father’s mother and her sister. There has to be some connection right?

Books used to say Parkinson’s wasn’t hereditary; but I beg to differ. My parents brother, me  and uncle all lived on the same property. They eventually built a new house down the road with the same environment. We all lived surrounded by trees, cornfields, and electrical towers.

Don’t you find it mighty strange that a disease like Leukemia would hit 2 people within a year of each other? Doesn’t it seem very likely that since my dad, his mother, her sister, Al and myself all have Parkinson’s Disease? Even stranger is my father had Parkinson’s and Multiple Myaloma and Leukemia; all at the same time.

I did some research this evening. I found some things but not much. I would very much like your thoughts or input on this topic.

What I found online is; and if you are interested; please take the time to click on the links and read.

 

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1154583-differential

 

 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161727.php

 

 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/parkinsons-disease/

 

 

http://www.toxictorts.com/index.php/occupational-diseases/motor-neuron-disease

 

 

http://www.bio-medicine.org/q-more/medicine-dictionary/multiple/

 

 

http://sylvester.org/cancer/leukemia-lymphoma-and-myeloma/education/definition

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Multiple System Atrophy, Leukemia and Parkinson’s Disease

    • There just has to be along with environmental issues. Too many of my family members have or had neurological illnesses. Thanks for thinking so too Julie

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  1. It has been debated for decades as to whether certain diseases and conditions are more prevalent in people living near high-voltage power lines. Some articles say there is no substantial evidence in studies to prove the danger, but here is at least one that cites a number of studies that seem to indicate a higher number of certain conditions than in areas farther away from these towers. http://www.safespaceprotection.com/electrostress-from-power-lines.aspx “Several studies have identified occupational exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) as a potential risk factor for neurodegenerative disease.” This could include Parkinson’s and MSA. There also seems to be an elevated risk especially for childhood leukemia. The article says it can even affect DNA.

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  2. I have a friend who lives by power-line towers & has lived there for years. Within a years time – her 44 year old daughter, husband & a dog all died of cancer.

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