can we avoid everything that causes cancer? deoderant causes cancer?

United States
March 14, 2007 8:17am CST
Common Chemicals: Breast Cancer Link? Experts discuss whether chemicals in our environment have a connection to the risk of breast cancer. By Colette Bouchez WebMD FeatureReviewed by Louise Chang, MDPesticides. Plastics. Cosmetics. Deodorants. Cookware. Stain-resistant furniture. Computers. What do all these seemingly unrelated items have in common? At one time or another, all have been suspected of increasing the risk of breast cancer. The important point to recognize is that most researchers agree that there are no solidly proven links between these -- or other similar environmental factors -- and the risk of breast cancer.
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• United States
14 Mar 07
I don't think it's possible to avoid everything, however if we do know that certain things are harmful, then eliminate them from your diet as much as possible. I seen this article this morning, at least five years ago I had begun to avoid as many products as I could that contained aluminum[deodorant is one item]. It is believed to be linked to memory loss. If you know that people in great numbers are dying daily from smoke related cancer...please don't smoke...And on the opposite side of that coin, if you know there are things you can do to lower the risks of cancer in you life...simple alternatives...than pursue them.I have included a link about aluminum and memory loss, I hope you don't mind...SS
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Personally, I think we would drive ourselves crazy if we tried to get rid of everything in our lives that cause cancer. What are we do? No deoderant, just stink. Oh, no supper because we might get cancer from cooking it. Oh I better stop typing because I am on the computer and I might be getting cancer.
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@villageanne (8553)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Unfortunately, I dont think we can avoid all the things that cause cancer. I think they will continue to find new thing that cause cancer. I do try to avoid the ones that I am aware of though
@hcromer (2710)
• United States
16 Mar 07
There's no way to avoid every cause of cancer, it seems as if everything supposedly causes cancer now. I heard on the radio a few months ago that eating toasted bread can cause cancer, and I don't know about you, but I'm not going to stop eating toast for fear of cancer. A million years ago no one even knew about cancer and they were fine. I think we think about it way too much now and we're all turning into hypochondriacs.
@AskAlly (3626)
• Canada
15 Mar 07
Is aluminum the culprit here? I try to use as many non chemically based products as possible. Hard to do sometimes but there are substitues. We have had many struggles bringing our farm to the organic stage. It is difficult and expensive, but it is worth the time and effort. Just do some research and you can star a healthier lifestlye.