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Breast cancer risk factors

Conventional risk factors

Less conventional risk factors


Conventional risk factors

Conventional doctors admit that they cannot explain the cause of 70% of breast cancers. Current medicine says that 30% of cancers can be explained (1, 2, 5) by the following risk factors:

Less conventional risk factors

Bras may be a risk factor for breast cancer. Surprisingly, the conventional medical list of risk factors does not consider what to me is an obvious candidate - the wearing of a bra for long periods each day. There are certain points around the body where the wearing of tight clothing may constrain the flow of the lymphatic system, and a bra around the breasts is the most susceptible point of all.

It could be that bras are the risk factor that could explain the missing 70% of causes of breast cancer (lack of regular sunlight on the skin and in the eyes is the other one). The bra factor needs further research, rather than outright rejection.

Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer argue in their book (6) that bra-wearing may be a major cause of breast cancer. They explain that constriction from tightly worn bras inhibits circulation in the lymphatic system. This stops the removal of waste and toxins, and leads to a build-up of fluid within the breast tissue. Carcinogenic toxins that we take into our bodies through polluted food, air and water remain in the body, particularly in the lymphatic system. A tight-fitting bra, according to the authors, concentrates these toxins within the breast tissue, which is near the lymphatic system's outlet into the bloodstream. They show how there is a high correlation between the use of bras, and breast cancer.

Singer and Grismaijer claim that breast cancer is only a problem in cultures where women wear bras; in bra-free cultures breast cancer is rare. They maintain that women who wear a bra 24 hours a day are 125 times more likely to get breast cancer than women who are bra-free. Their study also claims that bra-free women have about the same incidence of breast cancer as men.

This husband and wife team examined the bra wearing attitudes and behaviours of over 4,700 women in 5 major US cities, about half whom had had breast cancer. Those who had had breast cancer were asked about their bra-wearing habits prior to their diagnosis of cancer. Although the authors did not adhere to the scientific protocols required for a medical study, they hoped that the medical industry would follow-up with further research to either verify or refute their findings. Their study findings were:

Unfortunately, the medical and pharmaceutical industries rejected their findings out of hand. The pharmaceutical companies and their shills, and many doctors and researchers who are entrenched in their positions, sneer that wearing a hat or shoes is also a constriction on the body. They miss the point that these are not major lymphatic flow points or lymphatic nodes. The authors attributed this rejection to the greed of the fashion and medical industries: "The bra industry is a multi-billion dollar enterprise. And billions of dollars are spent each year researching and treating breast cancer. Ironically, ending breast cancer could cause financial hardship for many people."


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