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Palm Reading and Cancer

Palm Reading and Cancer

Next time you get your palm read, it might behoove you to pay close attention, especially if that person is your doctor. Turns out, palm reading does have some medical validity, especially for seniors.

Elderly people who show symptoms of thick palms and swollen fingers that make the hand look wooden might have a syndrome linked to a cancer health diagnosis. It’s called PFPAS: palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome.

PFAS has been linked to ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, blood cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. Researchers don’t know what the relationship is between PFAS and cancer, just that it exists. One theory is that a chemical signal called connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) might cause overgrowth of connective tissues in the palm while simultaneously directing cancer to proliferate.

Have you ever had your palm read? How accurate have you found the readings to be and should it be applied to your health? [WebMD]

Posted: 9/26/08
VictoriaB

This is very interesting. I was just reading about a Chinese medicine technique where your pulse is 'listened to' as a diagnostic tool.