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Breast Cancer Still Touches One-In-Eigh
As a breast cancer survivor of nearly twenty years now, it is quite amazing to me that the ratio of those who get breast cancer is still one-in-eight! I find it amazing from two different aspects. They are simply: "why isn't the ratio higher?" and "why is it still that high?". Not a profound premise for writing... but I think you will understand and appreciate the premise as you read on.
First, let's address my question of "why isn't the ratio higher". For many years the ratio of women who got breast cancer compared to the women who didn't, got higher and higher. The occurrences skyrocketed from the time I was born to the time I was diagnosed in 1994. There are many substantiated reasons for that being the case. Some of these reasons are:
World-wide we began eating more hormone-laden and/or processed foods in the middle of the 20th century.
During that same period, more women were being put on hormone-replacement therapy then ever before.
We were exposed to more environmental toxins than ever before during the first 40 years of my lifetime.
The population, as a whole, was being subjected to more cosmetics and/or personal care products that contained ingredients with an estrogenic-effect.
Each of these reasons meant that people in industrialized nations were increasing their levels of "bad" estrogen making them more likely to get a breast cancer diagnosis. It is easy to understand why we saw the occurrence of breast cancer continue to affect more and more women, and men, during that time.