This Armpit Detox Helps Prevent Breast Cancer

This Armpit Detox Helps Prevent Breast Cancer

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Many types of breast cancer can develop close to the armpit area, which raises concerns about the products that we use daily on our skin in this area of the body. Rather than being fearful of the deodorant, lotion, sunscreen or fragrance products that you use, become educated about their ingredients and learn what to avoid the next time you need these items.

Although our skincare and hygiene products are tested for safety, more people are choosing to avoid ingredients that are even remotely associated with cancer. Applying products like deodorant, sunscreen, and body spray to the thin skin of the armpit could provide a way for harmful chemicals to get to the estrogen receptors under our skin.

Cancer can happen in almost every organ and tissue in the human body. Genetic mutations or cellular damage cause changes to our cells which makes them multiply abnormally in tissues and form tumors.


Approximately 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1000 men will get breast cancer within their lifetimes. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women after skin cancer. Although a family history of breast cancer significantly increases the risk of being diagnosed with the disease, approximately 85% of women who are diagnosed have no close relatives with breast cancer.

The focus of much research has been on preventing breast cancer by identifying risk factors that can be eliminated. Armed with the knowledge of what is within our power to control, we can reduce our risk of developing breast cancer by removing the environmental factors that have been linked to the disease.


Avoidable synthetic hormone risks associated with breast cancer

Our natural hormones do wonders for our bodies. Unfortunately, synthetic hormone-like chemicals are found in many products that we use on our bodies; these are harmful to our health and have been associated with increased risk of breast and other cancers.


Numerous synthetic chemicals (called xenoestrogens) act like estrogen in our bodies. Xenestrogens do not biodegrade so they are stored in our fat cells. Estrogenic chemicals that have been found in cosmetic products include:

4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC) (found in sunscreen)

Erythrosine / FD&C Red No. 3 (red color)

Phenosulfothiazine (red color)





Parabens are preservatives found in makeup, moisturizers, hair care products, and shaving creams. This cancer-linked chemical can be found on cosmetic product labels in many variations including methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, and butylparaben.

Researchers found that parabens have been found in the breast tissue of 99% of women who had cancer. Although parabens are no longer found in deodorant products, and parabens were found in the breast tissue of women with cancer who did not use deodorant, the safe bet is to avoid these chemicals in any form.

Phthalates are used in cosmetic products such as nail polish and spray products to help the product hold color and reduce brittleness. lists phthalates as a chemical additive that disrupts the balance of other hormones that interact with estrogen, including testosterone.

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