Bra Cancer

If you suffer from breast pain, cysts, or lumps, and fear developing breast cancer, you can participate in an international Breast Cancer Prevention Project.

This project has shown a 95 percent success rate in improving breast health. After years of suffering from breast pain and cysts, many participants have found phenomenal improvement within days of starting this program. It is cost-free, risk-free, and is the best thing you can do to prevent breast cancer, as well. It all has to do with the cultural practice of wearing tight bras, and the effect this has on the circulation within the breasts.

Why would bras be linked to breast disease and cancer? It has to do with the effect of bras on breast circulation, specifically the effect of bras on the lymphatic system.

It is the bloodstream’s job to deliver fresh, oxygenated fluid to the tissues and to remove carbon dioxide. It is the lymphatic system’s job to remove fluid, called lymph, from the tissue spaces, along with debris, viruses, cancer cells, bacteria, toxins, and other unwanted material. The lymphatic system consists of microscopic vessels that originate in the tissue space and lead to larger, but still tiny, vessels that ultimately enter a lymph node. These nodes are bean-sized filters lined by white blood cells. Most of the breast’s lymph nodes are in the armpit. If the nodes detect a virus, cancer cell, or other foreign or hazardous substance in the tissue fluid, they begin an immune response of producing white blood cells to combat the problem. Once through the lymph node the fluid works its way through larger lymphatic vessels back to the heart and the bloodstream.

One important fact about the lymphatic system is that it is a passive drainage system. While the bloodstream delivers fluid under the pumping pressure of the heart, the lymphatic system has no pressure. Its flow is influenced by gravity, breathing, exercise and movement, and massage. And the slightest constriction or compression of the tissue can close the tiny lymphatic vessels down, inhibiting lymph flow and leading to fluid accumulation, cysts, pain, and tenderness. This fluid congestion within the tissue is called lymphedema.

Women who have fibrocystic breast disease essentially have lymphedema of the breast. Its cause, we discovered, is the impairment of lymphatic flow by pressure from the bra. Bras are elastic garments that exert constant pressure on the breast tissue. Their purpose is to push the breasts into a more fashionable shape. Yet, this pressure can cut down on flow within the lymphatic system, reducing its ability to remove fluid and toxins from the breast tissue.

The toxins that are within the breast tissue include some biochemical products of tissue edema, such as free radicals, which are known to cause cancer. In addition, there are also toxins in our air, food and water, including pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and other products of our petrochemically polluted world. Many of these are known to cause cancer. We deliver these toxins to all our tissues each day through the bloodstream. It is the job of the lymphatics to remove these toxins. And it is this job that the bra inhibits by its compression and constriction of the breasts.

This is how bras cause breast cancer. Cancer causing toxins are delivered to the breast tissue by the bloodstream, and are kept there by the bra. The toxins are the bullets. The bra holds them in place, pointed directly at the breasts.

This explains why women have more cancer in the breast than elsewhere in their bodies. The breasts are the most clothing constricted of any organ. It also explains why women have more breast cancer than men, and why breast cancer is only a problem in cultures in which bras are worn. Where there are no bras, there is virtually no breast cancer.

We had written about this, and the results of our 1991-93 Bra and Breast Cancer Study, in our book Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras (ISCD Press). Our study was conducted on approximately 4700 U.S. women, about half of whom had breast cancer. We asked these women about their past bra-wearing attitudes and habits. What we discovered was that the women in the cancer group had a history of wearing bras tighter and longer than did the non-cancer group. In fact, many women in the cancer group slept with their bras on. Almost none were bra-free. This differed greatly from the non-cancer group.

When the results were analyzed, they revealed that women who wear bras over 12 hours daily have a dramatically increased risk of developing breast cancer compared to bra-free women. In fact, bra-free women have about the same chances of developing breast cancer as men have, and this is over 100 times less than that for women wearing bras 18-24 hours daily. When you consider that smoking increases the incidence of lung cancer 20-30 times, this makes the link between breast cancer and bras 4-5 times greater than the link between cigarettes and lung cancer!

Of course, the easiest way for a woman to determine if her own bra is damaging her breasts is to go without a bra for a while and feel the difference. That is what the Breast Cancer Prevention Project is about. You simply have to commit to being bra-free for one month. Your body will tell you the results.

For the thousands of women who have tried this, the results are spectacular. Having bound their breasts since puberty, the feeling of breast freedom sometimes may seem strange at first. But within days, the breasts have their chance to drain of congestion and excess fluid. Tenderness ends. Menstrual breast pain may disappear altogether. Cysts vanish. It’s like a miracle.

Interestingly, some women have become so conditioned to wearing a bra that they feel uncomfortable without one. That is because their breasts have become reliant on the bra for support, causing the loss of function of the musculature and ligaments that normally support the breasts. In other words, bras cause the breasts to be weak and droop. There are many large breasted women of all ages who have firm, healthy, trouble-free breasts because they have never worn a bra.

The congestion of the breasts by the bra also increases breast weight, since the breasts are essentially swollen by edema. This can cause the breasts to feel painful when the bra is removed. Fortunately, once the bra is no longer worn, the breasts can decongest and can develop their tone again. Many women reported that their breasts lifted up within months of ending the bra habit.

So here’s your challenge. Find a cotton or silk camisole or T-shirt that you feel comfortable in, get rid of your bra, and give your breasts a month without being bound. Then let us know your results.

If you need more information see our website http://www.SelfStudyCenter.org. You can also register for this study directly on our website.

The cause of breast cancer must be eliminated if the breast cancer epidemic is to end. It should have been clear decades ago that breast binding could lead to cancer and other breast diseases. However, a culture is never objective about its own foibles. And with a cancer industry making lots of money treating breast cancer, and a fashion industry making lots of money selling bras, there is great financial incentive in keeping women wearing bras, and then in treating their breast disease when it happens.

SEND RESULTS TO: Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease P.O. BOX 1880 PAHOA, HAWAII 96778 808-935-5563

Breast Ultrasounds and Early Breast Cancer Detection

What is a Breast Ultrasound procedure?

As the term implies, a breast ultrasound test makes use of high-frequency sound waves to map an image of the breast. It is used to examine, diagnose and treat conditions of the breasts. Ultrasound is different from a mammogram, which uses x-ray. An ultrasound test may be done following a mammogram to investigate its results.

How a Breast Ultrasound Works

First a device known as a transducer is moved over the area to be scanned. The transducer emits sound waves which are then converted into an image by a computer. This image is called an ultrasound scan or sonogram, and can be viewed in a monitor.

Uses of a Breast Ultrasound

A doctor may request for an ultrasound for different reasons:

– To see what may be causing swelling, redness or other discomfort

– To determine the nature of a breast tumor or lump found during examination by either the patient or doctor

– To help with breast surgery, biopsy or draining of fluid

– To investigate the findings in a mammogram

– To monitor the growth of a breast tumor

– To examine the breasts of women with dense breast mass (usually young women)

Advantages of Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound tests are ideal for certain cases. Although the mammogram is still the best type of examination tool, there are situations when a mammogram is not very effective or perhaps dangerous. Some cases in which an ultrasound may be preferred instead of a mammogram are:

– When the woman has dense breasts (too dense to be examined in a mammogram)

– When the woman is pregnant

– When the patient must not be exposed to x-rays

– When the patient has had breast implants

Another benefit of ultrasound tests is that they are non-invasive, painless and free of side effects. You can have an ultrasound as often as needed. Results are instant, so it can be used to guide surgery. If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, it is a good idea to have an ultrasound regularly for early detection.

What to Do Expect in a Breast Ultrasound Exam

Wear clothes that are easy to undress at the top.

Remove the upper garment for the exam.

Remove all jewelry around the neck and breast area.

A special gel will be applied on the skin. This facilitates scanning.

The result may be ready in 15-30 minutes.

A radiologist will interpret the ultrasound scan.

Limitations of Breast Ultrasound

As good as ultrasound may seem, it is not 100% effective in all cases. Ultrasound is not a substitute for a mammogram or a physical examination by a qualified doctor. This is because some anomalies can only be seen through a mammography. Also sometimes an ultrasound test may be unable to determine if a tumor is malignant, in which case biopsy (taking a sample of the tissue) would be necessary.

Before you have an ultrasound test, make sure the hospital is duly equipped and meets the standard qualifications for it. You can check the ACR database for certified facilities. You might also want to verify if the test is covered by your insurance.

Breast Cancer From Bras?

An Internet search on bras and their relationship with breast cancer reveals a very unusual result. Despite enough specialistic studies and hard proof that establishes the causality between wearing bras and the cancer condition, the two seem tightly linked with most sources pointing to a book named Dressed to Kill by Singer and Grismaijer.

Bras do not cause it themselves, but wearing sizes that are too tight may help cancer growth and the reason for that is tight fitting bras can prevent women’s bodies from excreting toxic and dangerous carcinogenic chemicals. Statistics show that eighty percent of women wear the wrong-sized bra.

The tight bras restrict lymph flow in the breasts. There are several nodes and pathways in the arm pits and in between the breasts. The task of the lymph nodes is to flush out waste materials and toxic material away from the breasts. In theory, tight fitting bras restrict this same flow thereby causing toxins to accumulate in the breast area and may help cancer to develop. Toxic materials include DDT, dioxin, and benzene all of which cling to fatty human tissue such as the breast.

The book does present some startling statistics:

  • 75% of women who wore bras everyday for 24 hours developed breast cancer
  • 14% of women wearing bras more than 12 hours per day (not in bed) developed breast cancer
  • 0.6% of women who wore bras for less than 12 hours a day developed the cancer

It is very important to note here that the numbers may explain a relationship between wearing bras for a long period of time and breast cancer but they do not necessarily prove a causal relationship between the two. More research needs to be done on lymphatic system and breast cancer to illuminate this issue.