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Top 8 Things that Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer
It’s possibly one of the worst things a woman can hear at the doctor’s office, a diagnosis of breast cancer. Everyone knows someone who has gone through the procedure of surgery, despair, chemotherapy, and radiation. The lucky ones live their lives disfigured others are not that lucky.
One in every 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to Breastcancer.org. About 40,000 women will die from this disease each and every year.
When you see odds like that, you want to be sure to do everything in your power to avoid becoming the next statistic. The good news is that there are practical measures you can take to lower your risk of developing breast cancer.
Of course sometimes breast cancer is due to a genetic disposition. However, that’s less than 10 percent of cases. That means that 90 percent of cases must be triggered by some other factor(s).
Many doctors will tell you that most cancers are preventable through proper diet and exercise but there’s another source that breast cancer comes from and that’s exposure to toxins.
The removal of toxins is extremely important. Doing this means you will need to take careful inventory of every single household and personal care product you have in your house, including your furniture, and every single toxic item you come into contact with every single day. Any doctor worth their salt will tell you that an overexposure to toxins plays a very important part in the development of cancer. Numerous studies shed light on some of the worst offenders.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published a study that showed that it is possible to greatly reduce your risk of breast cancer by avoiding some common chemicals. This study was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
This study found that animal tests were good predictors for human breast cancer studies and that this new report could dramatically help the prevention of breast cancer. Every single woman on this planet has been exposed to chemicals that greatly increase her risk of breast cancer. The sad part of this issue is that the link between toxic exposure and breast cancer development has been largely ignored.
Previous studies identified as many as 216 chemicals that increase tumors of the mammary glands in rodent studies. This study narrows the focus to 102 chemicals that most women are exposed to regularly either through air pollution, medication, food, or consumer products.
The following 8 chemicals were listed as high priority to avoid breast cancer.
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