Barbara, I certainly wouldn’t rush to jump to that assumption. To test it you’d need to compare the rates of cancer among Starbucks employees with similar consumption to those of the general population and my hypothesis is that they are probably not significantly different.

Though you are young (statistically speaking) for having cancer, there are a VERY broad range of other genetic and epigenetic factors that may be at fault. Given that all of humankind has been living with acrylamide since the dawn of cooking in the Holocene, the statistical likelihood that it is the root cause of your cancer is exceedingly low – this fact is what I was being sarcastic about in my post.

I hope you’re seeing a competent oncologist for treatment. Best of luck in your struggle to overcome cancer!