Keeping Abreast of the Situation
Date Added: Aug. 20, 2001
Breast cancer is indeed one of the most terrifying and devastating diseases of our time. Unfortunately, our fear of it sometimes equals our ignorance of it, and thus we are easily scared by alarmist warnings such as these.
The literature is a duplicate, at least most of it is. But the pictures are a new attachment. Sorry folks, What you are about to see is alarming, but eye opening. Please use this as motivation to see a doctor for a mammogram. read the notes below and if you have a strong stomach, look at the photos. I want to inform as many women as possible so beside sending this to them directly I have sent it to the men as well to ensure that the message continues to reach the women. The photos might look very disgusting but I think all of us should increase our awareness of breast cancer since we have a higher risk of getting it. The article is quite long but please read on!!
There are pictures attached with this file. Just to warn you first, they are not the type of breast you've ever wanted to see or even imagine, given all the stuff we built around women's breast. But they are what they are, regardless how you look at them. 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.
The leading cause of breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirant. What? A concentration of toxins and 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, antiperspirant 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 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.
a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and areola. It appears as a rash which later becomes a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me so I went to my doctor's office for that. Sometimes it itched and was sore but other than that it didn't really bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance. I could not clear it up with all the creams I had been given by doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis I had on my eyes had just prior to this, therefore I went in to doctor's office for assistance.
They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous. Now, I suspect, there are not many women out there who know a lesion for rash on the nipple or areola can be breast cancer.
What are the symptoms? Mine started out as a single red pimple on the areola. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care. The symptoms include:-
1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of the nipple causing it to itch and burn. (As I stated mine did not itch much or burn, and there was no oozing that I was aware of, but it did have a crust along outer edge on one side.
2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the areola area with a whitish thick looking area in center of the nipple)
3. Usually only one nipple is affected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam, and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), the doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast.
The doctor should order a biopsy of the sore to confirm what is going on. They will take a sample of breast tissue in that area to test for cancer. If the cancer is only in the nipple and not in the breast, the doctor may recommend just removing the nipple and surrounding tissue or suggest radiation treatments. Had my doctor caught mine right away, instead of flaking it off as ermatitis, perhaps they could have saved my breast and it wouldn't have gone to my lymph nodes.
This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your friends as possible. It could save someone's life. My breast cancer has spread and metastsized to my bones, this after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed in the beginning as breast cancer and treated right away perhaps it would not have spread...
I did try to spread the word through the Rosie O'Donnell show on breast cancer awareness but it failed to trigger importance enough to announce on her show last year. This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's disease.
Adding to the paranoia, the well-meaning individual that combined these messages decided to up the scare factor by attaching a grotesque photo-history of a breast cancer patient. Of course, the 50-year-old case history has absolutely nothing to do with the claims in the chain letter, but it does increase the fear factor, causing people to disregard any skepticism and forward it on. View the Picture (WARNING: explicit & graphic - not for everybody).
Even combined these three items do not merit being forwarded. Many will argue that it raises awareness of breast cancer, but I'll counter that there are few people in this world with women in their lives who aren't aware of this terrible disease. Spreading lies, misinformation and fear does nothing to help those fighting cancer, nor does it give anybody the facts and weapons they need to protect themselves. Break this Chain.