Re: Cancer caused by anti-perspirant?

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From:Marcia Bentz <> (by way of histonet)
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I have heard this but forgot the source (maybe radio or TV) but I
personally find it hard to believe. I can only speak for myself, but
anti-perspirant DOES NOT stop me from perspiring under the arms. It only
eliminates the odor. Deodorant only makes for worse smelling BO. Plus since
toxins are eliminated primarily through the blood (kidneys and liver) I
find it hard to believe that they would collect in the lymph nodes unless
there was already something affecting them. Been a while since my
physiology class, so I may be wrong...
I think the incidence of breast cancer is going up because there is a
growing population of older women and most women who live long enough have
a good chance of getting breast cancer. My grandmother died of breast
cancer at age 70 something and I know for a fact she never wore even
deodorant, being of European decent.

Just my opinion...


At 03:32 AM 11/17/1999 PST, Andrea Kaj wrote:
>Hi Netters
>I have received the message below, which would be quite interesting for all
>us us, if it was true. I tried to get in touch with the author to get an
>original article, but the adress doesn't work. I was wondering if somebody
>can verify this issue - or is it just another tell tale story?
>Kind regards Andrea
>Important News
>Confirmed and verified message from the Cancer Association. Pass it along
>to any  women you know.
>A health seminar in the US presented findings that the leading cause  of
>breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirant.
>What? Yes ANTI-PERSPIRANT. Most of the products out there are an
>anti-perspirant/deodorant combination so go home and check your  labels.
>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
>cannot sweat them out. This causes a high concentration of toxins and leads
>to cell mutations; a.k.a. CANCER. Nearly all breast cancer tumor 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 complete 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
>PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about. Breast Cancer is  becoming
>frighteningly common. This awareness may save  lives. If you are for
>yourself. You will arrive at the same conclusions, I assure you.
>Thank you.
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