Breast cancer affects many people. Researchers work to create treatments and to understand more about this deadly disease. As time as gone on, researchers have discovered a possible cause for breast cancer. Underarm deodorants that are applied close to the breast could be a possible reason for breast cancer. Certain antiperspirants and deodorants may be made of harmful ingredients. These harmful ingredients have scientists wondering if these ingredients can cause breast cancer. However, there is little evidence that links antiperspirants and deodorants to causing cancer cells to develop in the breast. At this time, there is merely research being conducted to test if there is a link.
Antiperspirants and deodorants tend to be based with ingredients that have aluminum compounds. These compounds are harmful because they form a plug in the ducts in the underarm. These plugs prohibit sweat from flowing on the surface of the skin. Scientists are wondering if applying deodorant close to the breast is being absorbed into the breast and producing a hormone similar to estrogen.
Estrogen is known to increase breast cancer cell growth. Some researchers believe aluminum-based compounds can cause estrogen to grow in the best which may lead to breast cancer. Some scientists even suggest aluminum-based compounds can directly influence breast tissue. Still, there are no studies or surveys that have confirmed this theory. There is not enough research to suggest aluminum increase the risk of a person having breast cancer.
The relationships between breast cancer and deodorants have been researched a few times. More studies are planned to better understand how aluminum deodorants can be connected to breast cancer. In 2002, there was a study conducted that tested this theory of this connection. The study revealed there was no risk increase for breast cancer on the people who had used deodorants or …» Read more