Deodorants have been used to control production of body odor. This hygienic activity prevents negative social effects on a person, which may often be distressing.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study in the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology that shows the new connection between deodorant and breast cancer.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/cancer/deodorant-found-in-some-breast-cancer-tissue), the presence of chemicals from deodorants has been detected in the cancer tissue of patients.
The authors of the study looked into the association between deodorant use and its presence in cancer tissue and the research resulted in the identification of four clinical studies on this topic. These reports discussed that the use of deodorant for hygienic purposes may indeed result in the presence of chemicals in the skin and tissues involved in cancer; however, its presence does not have any worsening effects on the cancer patient. More importantly, the presence of deodorant components in the skin and tissues does not affect the treatment for this type of cancer.
It has been suggested that exposing these metallic components to radiation may possibly enhance the effects of this therapy and thus the advice is simply based on the need to ensure the safety of the patient.
It has been theorized that the amount of radiation that enters the body may become more concentrated if the surface of the skin contains metallic compounds. However, a previous study has shown that the amount of radiation does not increase, even in the presence of metallic compounds from deodorant use.
As the Bel Marra Health article reads, although there are active efforts in identifying ways to decrease cancer risk, the application of deodorants while receiving therapy still appears to be safe and that the advice on avoiding deodorant use during treatment is mainly based on the possible interaction between metallic compounds and radiation, and not directly on the chances of causing cancer.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “For decades, deodorants have been used to control production of body odor. This hygienic activity prevents negative social effects on a person, which may often be distressing. Although physicians often recommend that cancer patients avoid using deodorants during radiation or chemotherapy, this advice is mainly based on the possible effects of the metallic components of the product on radiation.”
(SOURCE: “journal Radiotherapy and Oncology”, Deodorant use and the risk of skin toxicity in patients undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer: A meta-analysis. 2012, Nov 17)
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