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Mr. Thetan,I think that OT VII may very well have a lot to do with their having cancer.
With the levels before S/NOTs, you could do a level or two, then "drop off the radar" for a while. While off the radar, you could be far away from reges and "mandatory meetings". You could even move, change your number, and neglect to tell Scientology about it.
In short, you could have a chance to rest.
On S/NOTs, you seem to be continually harassed non-stop. You have to stay in comm with Flag (or else). You get all these reg calls (and visits), and incessant demands to contribute money for this or that.
It adds up to YEARS of non-stop STRESS, which can be a major contributing factor for health issues.
I think you are spot on. Here is an Interview with a biochemist and his take on this.
He also tells the story of how he cured his prostate cancer.
Biochemist Dennis Hill interview with Natalie Mazurek part1
Biochemist Dennis Hill interview with Natalie Mazurek part2