I have just seen this about left sided breast cancer
<<<by gayhumv, Feb 01, 2002 12:00AM
I have a theary on this. I believe the statistics show more cancer in the left breast than the right breast. My theary is that that is because more people are right handed and therefore use their left side of the body for more abusive things. Mothers who are right handed hole their babies in their left arms while trying to do other things. The left side gets more abuse that way. Its just my theary, but I think if a study was done it would show this. >>>
I read about left sided breast cancers being the most common cancer site, compared to right sided breat cancer, many years ago; I was a post Grad Staff Nurse in the Royal Marsden Hospital (London, UK), a very famous Cancer Hospital.
The thoughts then was that as most of us are right-handed and the we APPLY UNDER-ARM DEODERANTS more generously under the left arm, with a smaller amount being applied under the right arm due to lesser strength in our left arms. Aluminium Hydroxide (deoderant main compound) was the material thought to be the possible cancer provoking substance.
Were further studies undertaken and was this discounted as a cause?
There have been several thoughts on the Left side BC "thing" but I don't think it has anything to do with being right handed. I would lean more to the fact of the circulatory system IF there is a reason at all. If BC were that related to deodorant then it wouldn't be allowed on the open market today. Theory is just that ... Theory.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.