Cancer and Armpits

kind2creatures

...elusive dreamer
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USA
Here's a forwarded message I found interesting:



Why breast cancer is usually found near the armpit?
Some time ago, I attended a Breast Cancer Awareness seminar and I asked why the
most common area for Breast Cancer was near the armpit.

My question could not be answered at that time..
This e-mail was just sent to me, and I find it interesting that my question has
been answered.
I challenge you all to rethink your every day use of a product that could
ultimately lead to a terminal illness. As of today, I will change my use. A
friend forwarded this to me.

I showed it to another friend going through chemotherapy & she said she learned
this fact
in a support group recently.
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 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.
Nearly all breast cancer tumors 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 completely 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 area.

PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about.
Breast cancer is becoming frighteningly common.

This awareness may save lives.
 

Cookie

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JerSea
Interesting. It sounds reasonable enough and hopefully we can get more info to add to this topic.

"Deodorant is fine, anti-perspirant is not"
 

nightowl

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Also, anti-perspirants and deodorants have aluminum. I'm not sure about the exact effect that aluminum has on cancer, but it is toxic everywhere else. I am allergic to it and break out in a rash, both from deodorant and aluminum cans where they touch my mouth.

When I was young I had a lot of blackheads and I remember my mother saying that I should never squeeze them in the underarm area. My sister got staff infection years ago after shaving under her arms and each pore turned into a very painful boil-like sore.

nightowl
 

Arrowwind09

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I think cancer in this part of the body has more to do with lack of iodine and essential fatty acids than from deodorant, although I cannot think for one second that anything that interferes with the bodies drainage is good for you.

If you have fibrocystic lumps in the breast your risk for breast cancer is much higher. Iodine eliminates the cysts and keeps breast tissue healthy.

Breast tissue requires a lot of iodine and most people are deficient. Iodine is antimicrobial also, another reason to think it is anti cancer...that is if you think cancer is caused by a microbe and some people here do.
 

jw8725

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Location
England
I actually need some info regarding this. I'm a cyclist, I work out most days and thus work up a sweat. What alternatives are there to antiperspirant sprays? I do use a lot of spray, I don't like to but erm I have to. I do eat a lot of Fenugreek and you guys may know that you seem to sweat out its aroma.
 

nightowl

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Dr. Weil said a few years ago that alcohol is a good deodorant, but I don't suppose most would recommend it. If in a hurry, for a quick fix, I've been known to rub a half teaspoon or so of an aloe vera and alcohol product in each arm-pit and quickly rinse it off, but not on a regular basis. Don't try that if you are allergic to alcohol though!
 

Arrowwind09

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I use Thai stick. It is a mineral rock that you wet and apply. works well for me, but some people don't find it effective. Get it at the Health Food store.
 

nightowl

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My granddaughter had one of the deodorant stones, but I forgot to ask how well it worked. Next time I see her, I will.
 

Cookie

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While at the grocery store, I checked to see which brands were 'deoderants' and which brands carried 'anti-perspirant' and there weren't any plain old deoderants. They were all anti-perspirants.
 

Cookie

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I think I'm going to switch and order from their site.
This is what they had to say about the potassium alum in their products:

Our deodorant stones are made of potassium alum. It is a pure product made without the addition of chemicals, fragrances, oils or alcohol. The chemical formula for potassium alum is K2SO4Al2(SO4)324H20. Potassium alum is a colorless substance that forms octahedral or cubic crystals.
Bauxite is the ore from which alum is drawn. It is formed by the rapid weathering of granitic rocks in warm, humid climates and can be purified and converted directly into alum.
Potassium alum is soluble in seven times its weight of water at room temperature and is very soluble in hot water. When crystalline potassium alum is heated, some of the water of hydration becomes chemically separated, and the partly dehydrated salt dissolves in this water, so that the alum appears to melt at about 90 degrees C (approx. 392 degrees F), potassium alum swells up, loses all water, and becomes a basic salt called burn alum. Potassium alum has a density of 1.725.
Alum's are used for a variety of uses including as a powerful astringent.
If an aluminum compound, such as aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium, which is very soluble, is used as an antiperspirant, that compound is readily absorbed. Once in the body, the aluminum portion of the molecule ionizes, forming free or radical aluminum (Al+++). This passes freely across cell membranes, and forms a physical plug, that when dissolved is selectively absorbed by the liver, kidney, brain, cartilage and bone marrow. It is this concentration of aluminum that has been the source of concern in the medical community and has prompted the research being done on ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE and BREAST CANCER victims. Potassium alum molecules have a negative ionic charge, making it unable to pass through the cell wall. THEY ARE NOT ABSORBED. This is why our deodorants are safe to use and will not cause high levels of ALUMINUM in your system. ALUM and ALUMINUM are two different substances, with distinct chemical signatures. They possess different chemical properties which create different chemical attributes.
We hope this information helps to dispel some of the misunderstandings about ALUM and puts your mind at ease about the safety of all of Deodorant Stones Of America deodorant products.
Reference source: Microsoft® Encarta® 96 Encyclopedia© 1995
http://www.deodorantstones.com/aluminumquestions.ivnu
 

EarlyBird

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Northern Ky.
I tried a deodorant stone awhile back; yes it worked but I still prefer the corn starch.
I also perspire under my breasts and prefer to dust with corn starch for that too.
If/When I'm unable to take a full bath/shower, I use some alcohol first, then when
that's dry, i use the corn starch.
 

kind2creatures

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USA
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Natural/Organic Deodorant Spray

I was at the Vitamin Cottage store last week, and a natural deodorant spray was on sale, just over $2, so I tried it. This is the first natural product I've ever used (still had some gel anti-perspirant in my cabinet).

The brand is Lafes, from Austin, Texas. It's fragrance free and hypoallergenic. Mineral salts eliminate odor causing bacteria, and aloe vera soothes the skin.

I'm really surprised how well it works! It's excellent in eliminating odor! :)
 

nightowl

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Be sure to check ingredient labels of deodorants to be sure there is no aluminum. Your product sounds like it is of good quality, kinf2creatures.
 

kind2creatures

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No Aluminum!

Be sure to check ingredient labels of deodorants to be sure there is no aluminum. Your product sounds like it is of good quality, kinf2creatures.
Hi nightowl! It says no aluminum chlorhydrate or alcohol. Ingredients are purified water, potassium alum (mineral salts), certified organic Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera) extract.

I get an odor that I can notice myself when I sweat, and I'm surprised something natural, that's fragrance free, work so well! :rose:
 


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