Often, when hearing the word “Cancer,” many people freeze in fear of the dissolution. The various forms of this disease have been studied extensively, yet there is no cure for cancer after decades of research.
A form of brain cancer, known as Glioblastoma Multiforme, in other words GBM, hits harder to home in the United States.
President Elect, Joe Biden, had lost his son Joseph (Beau) Biden to this malignant and fast spreading form of brain cancer.
In fact, it is shown that 3.19 in 100,000 US Citizens suffer from GBM each year. The diagnosis is common in 65+ years old demographics.
This aggressive form of brain cancer starts in the brain and eventually spreads throughout the body, resulting in the patient losing their motor and cognitive functions. The prognosis is usually poor in advance cases.
With everything that is known about GBM, it is hard not to question why Beau Biden was diagnosed and died so young? This has led reporters to question his father: Joe Biden’s health and if he could potentially be suffering from any underlying medical conditions.
To date, there has been no substantial evidence reported to indicate that the President Elect, Joe Biden, suffers from any kind of condition. In the past however, he suffered from severe stuttering, but he has overcome these challenges throughout his political career and on the road to his presidency.
The only way to explain this anomaly of Beau Biden’s diagnosis can be attributed to a combination of genetic and environmental predispositions.
It is widely known that an array of environmental stressors (i.e. the state of your environment and physiological stressors (i.e. what you consume, level of stress etc.) can all contribute to the activation of oncogenes (also known as cancer genes).
We may never know entirely all the contributing factors to why Beau developed GBM. But it is highly likely that the President Elect: Joe Biden does have a higher predisposition in his family to develop this medical condition if he shows the characteristic symptoms of GBM.
I Highly encourage Science WeeklyFix Subscribers to not brush these common symptoms under the rug and ignore them. Our position is to wish the best health for the incoming President Elect.
By: Haley Matthews intern at Science Weekly Fix