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root canals linked with breast cancer?

Is there a link between dental/endodontic root canals and breast cancer?  
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Hi Laurie,
I really never heard about the connection,but I did find these 2 links that suggest that a possibility might exist.
I hope some members can join this thread,if they have any more information on this subject,which I find very interesting.
Please check these 2 sites below.

http://naturaldentistry.us/1224/can-root-canals-cause-breast-cancer/

http://www.new-cancer-treatments.org/Articles/RootCanals.html

Best wishes...
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You asked in your other  post if there is  a SCIENTIFIC link, and the answer to that is NO. I could find no carefully controlled, scientifically reviewed research studies on this issue. In fact, no actual research at all.  (Just because a lot of women with BC may have had root canals doesn't proove anything--MOST women of the ages where BC is  common have probably had at least one root canal!)

I think this is something the "fringe" alternative medicine people have latched onto, but even the well-known and highly respected champion of alternative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil, does NOT subscribe to this theory. He answerd a question about root canals causing BC and other health problems on his Web site, and this was his concluding comment:

"To sum up, Dr. Swidler and other holistic dentists who subscribe to these theories believe that losing a tooth is sometimes better for your health than having a root canal. Mainstream dentists and the American Dental Association do not share those views and maintain that the procedure is safe. That's my personal belief, as well. Given a choice between losing a tooth or having root canal surgery, I would opt for a root canal."

Andrew Weil, M.D. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400591/Are-Root-Canals-Risky.html

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