Cally’s Story: Cancer From A Laptop

thumbnail_IMG_1090Cally Pivano is a cancer warrior who, like us, wants to inform the world of the dangers of radio frequency radiation. She contacted us last month inspired by Justis’ story and wanting to spread our message further. And so we wanted to share her story here. Cally, a passionate runner, believes that her laptop, which she used for years resting on her left thigh, caused a tumor to develop in that very same spot.

Below is excerpt taken from her website,

“It was then that I lost the ability to enjoy my passion for running when I had a soft ball sized tumor and most of my quadricep muscles removed from my left thigh. The same thigh that I would place my laptop on for hours every day.

I was informed that radiation may have caused my cancer but I could not fathom how. Then one day it hit me; my laptop. I spent hours upon hours with my laptop on the same area of my thigh where the tumor formed unaware that I should not have kept my laptop on my lap. You see, I never took the time to find or read any of the elusive disclaimers pertaining to my devices; who does?

When I did read the manual for my laptop, I was infuriated and deeply saddened to read that it should be kept a minimum 20 cm (8 inches) from the body! It’s a LAP top; isn’t that where most people believe they can safely place it? The legal disclaimer for my cell phone says to reduce RF (radiofrequency) exposure, use hands free options such as speakerphone or text messaging.”

Cally would like her story to be heard so that the public is aware of the dangers of radio frequency radiation. Please visit her website at

Cally has gone on to present her story to TEDX as shown in the video below.

Below is another video where Cally discusses this topic with Environmental Health Trust President, Dr. Devra Davis.

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