Don't Sweat This One
Date Added: June 5, 2001
Breast cancer remains one of the top killers for women, but there is still a lot we don't know about the disease. What we do know, however is that this misleading and unintelligent warning letter has little basis in reality.
I'm forwarding this to everyone I know because, it makes so much sense. Please forward it to everyone you care about and even those you don't. Ladies - some awareness! Gentleman - pass on to the ladies in your life!
Please read this... very important... Some time ago, I attended a Breast Cancer Awareness seminar put on by Terry Birk with support from Dan Sullivan. During the Q&A; period, I asked why the most common area for Breast Cancer was near the arm pit? My question could not be answered at that time. This email was just sent to me, and I find it interesting that my question has been answered.
I challenge you all to rethink your every day use of a product that could ultimately lead to a terminal illness. As of today, I will change my use. A friend forwarded this to me. I showed it to a friend going through chemotherapy and she said she learned this fact in a support group recently. I wish I had known it 14 years ago. I just go information from a health seminar that I would like to share.
The leading cause of breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirant.
What? A concentration of toxins leads to cell mutations: a.k.a. CANCER. Yes, ANTI-PERSPIRANT. Most of the products out there are an anti-perspirant/deodorant combination, so go home and check. Deodorant is fine, anti-perspirant is not. Here's why: The human body has a few areas that it uses to purge toxins; behind the knees, behind the ears, groin area, and armpits. The toxins are purged in the form of perspiration. Anti-perspirant, as the name clearly indicates, prevents you from perspiring, thereby inhibiting the body from purging toxins from below the armpits. These toxins do not just magically disappear. Instead, the body deposits them in the lymph nodes below the arms since it and cannot sweat them out.
Nearly all breast cancer tumors occur in the upper outside quadrant of the breast area. This is precisely where the lymph nodes are located. Additionally, Men are less likely (but not completely exempt) to develop breast cancer prompted by anti-perspirant usage because most of the anti-perspirant product is caught in their hair and is not directly applied to the skin. Women who apply anti-perspirant right after shaving increase the risk further because shaving causes almost imperceptible nicks in the skin which give the chemicals entrance into the body from the armpit area.
PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about.
Breast cancer is becoming frighteningly common. This awareness may save lives. If you are skeptical about these findings, I urge you to do some research for yourself. You will arrive at the same conclusions, I assure you.
If you do, as the letter says, "some research for yourself," you will undoubtedly find that this letter doesn't stand up to scrutiny. This warning is very similar to the warning about shampoo causing cancer that was circulating about the same time. Here are some specific problems with this one:
The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms for women over the age of 40 as the most effective defense against cancer. BreakTheChain.org recommends against relying on anonymous, randomly forwarded chain letters for mecial advice. Break this chain.
References: American Cancer Society