breast cancer

A Not-So-Subtle Scientific Bias Against Natural Health Ideas

  • Posted on: 26 July 2007
  • By: mokshalom

I recently posted a blog entry on the potential for bras to cause breast cancer. The idea is that bras can constrict the natural flow of lymph that collects wastes for removal from the body. The concept is not proven, but nor is it disproven.

So I was absolutely shocked to see a news article today "debunking" cancer "myths." Actually, no "myths" were disproven whatsoever...what they did for this "study" was simply survey people to see what they believed. And apparently, those of us who think it's possible that bras could cause breast cancer - or harsh chemicals in cosmetics might cause cancer too - are just undereducated idiots.

What's even more funny is that they actually acknowledge that some of these myths aren't fully disproven...just "unlikely."

Could Bras Be Causing Breast Cancer?

  • Posted on: 25 June 2007
  • By: mokshalom

I recently heard an interesting interview with Sydney Ross Singer, co-author of Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. His theory is that the constriction of the breast tissue by the modern bra is the cause of the majority of breast cancers in our Western society.

The idea is that lymph tissue in that area is unable to process toxins that would normally be removed by the lymph systems. Those toxins collect in the breast area and possibly lead to cancer.

Science hasn't really gotten behind this idea yet, but it does make some sense to me. All I know is, I find the bra to be very uncomfortable...and if something is that uncomfortable, it can't be good for you if you wear it over a long period of time. I prefer not to wear bras - I certainly don't need them for support - but I end up wearing them more to fill out my clothes and cover up my nipples.