There are several persistent email and internet rumours that give you several potential causes of breast cancer. One of them is wearing a bra, or more specifically, an underwire bra.
The idea that bras may cause cancer came from a research that was performed in 1995. The research claimed that women who wear underwire bras for 12 hours a day have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer than other women.
Wearing a bra for a long time can restrict the lymph system, which results in a build-up of toxins in the breasts. However, there is no sufficient evidence that any types of bras cause Breast Cancer.
There are many factors, including diet, exercise, lifestyle, childbearing practices, as well as other behaviours and exposures that are more plausible explanations for these regional differences in breast Cancer than bras.
Risk factors you can’t control:
Gender: Women represent 99% of all breast cancer patients and have a 12.1% chance of being diagnosed with breast Cancer during their lifetime.
Age: The chances increase with age. About 65% of women are over 55 years old when they are diagnosed.
Race: After the age of 45, white women are more likely to get breast Cancer than dark-skinned women.
Family history: Certain inherited gene mutations increase the risk of developing breast Cancer. Dense breast tissue (including fibrocystic breasts) also increases the risk of breast Cancer.
Risk factors you can (possibly) control are:
- Women who delay having their first child until or women who never have children are at a higher risk for breast cancer. However, according to some study, breastfeeding decreases the risk of developing breast Cancer.
- Women who undergo some hormonal therapy for menopause are at an increased risk for breast Cancer.
- Being overweight can increases the risk of postmenopausal breast Cancer.
- Physical inactivity increases risk.
- Women who abuse alcoholic beverages and smoke can increase their breast cancer risk.
- High levels of radiation in the chest area, especially before the age of 30 are at greater risk.
- The use of oral contraceptives may also increase the risk of developing breast Cancer.
If you are worried about your risk of breast Cancer then don’t keep it to yourself. Consult a specialist from www.tiyo.in.