By Peter H. Gott, M.D.
Article Last Updated: 09/28/2007 01:40:22 AM PDT
Dear Dr. Gott: I am a World War II veteran, and after the war I was in the Enewetok bomb tests, where plutonium bombs were being tested. For 18 months, we worked on aircraft that, in some cases, flew through day-old bomb clouds. On one occasion, I was exposed to intense radiation confirmed by a Geiger counter.
Last March, I was operated on to remove a cancerous kidney. Although I am 82 years old, could this be attributed to the radiation exposure? I have had a number of skin cancers removed over the past year.
Dear Reader: Radiation exposure in military establishments in the late 1940s was sometimes extreme. I do not claim to be an expert in the radiation/cancer debate. However, based on your exposure to radiation, I think that your kidney and skin cancers were a direct result. The VA and government will probably deny any connection, but you are not alone: Other serviceman also developed cancer after radiation exposure.
To give you related information, I am sending you copies of my Health Reports “What You Should Know: Skin Cancer” and “Kidney Disorders.” Other readers who would like copies should send a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and $2 for each report to Newsletter, PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title(s).
Dear Dr. Gott: Regarding your column about “uncontrollable skunkish gas.” About 9 or 10 years ago, I become aware that chlorophyll tablets are given to patients in nursing homes to prevent the odor of gas. They can be
obtained at any health food store. The pills do not stop the gas but “kill” the smell of it.
Dear Reader: Good for you to remind me of the benefits of chlorophyll tablets. I am a member of the “chlorophyll generation.” We used the stuff for everything.
I am passing your suggestion on because often I have received hundreds of letters from readers who have uncontrollable stinky gas. Buy chlorophyll, folks.
To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Digestive Gas.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and $2 to Newsletter, PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title.
Dear Dr. Gott: I have seen several letters in your column about women suffering from vaginal dryness and asking what they can do about it. I don’t remember where I read this, but it is a wonderful solution for that very thing. Simply insert one glycerin suppository into the vagina before intercourse and problem solved. It is certainly safer and cheaper than hormones.
Dear Reader: Good choice. Glycerin is a safe and effective lubricant. Using it before sexual intercourse is a new remedy for me, but I see no harm in it. Other readers who wish to try this therapy can keep me posted about success or failure.
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