THE DIRTY DOZEN: TWELVE UNPUBLICIZED BREAST CANCER RISKS MODERN MEDICAL RISKS  

      •  ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES, WITH EARLY AND PROLONGED USE
      • ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY, WITH HIGH DOSES AND PROLONGED USE
      • PRENIENOPAUSAL NIAMNIOGRAPHY, WITH EARLY AND REPEATED EXPOSURE
      • NONHORMONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, SUCH AS SOME ANTI-HYPERTENSIVES
      • SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WRAPPED IN POLYURETHANE FOAM

DIETARY AIND ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

  • DIETS HIGH IN ANIMAL FAT CONTAMINATED WITH UNDISCLOSED
  • CARCINOGENIC AND ESTROGENIC CHEMICALS, AND DAIRY PRODUCTS CONTAMINATED WITH rBGH.
  • DOMESTIC EXPOSURE TO HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS OR POLLUTANTS FROM CHEMICAL PLANTS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE
  • WORKPLACE EXPOSURE TO A WIDE RANGE OF CARCINOGENS

  LIFESTYLE RISKS

  • ALCOHOL, WITH EARLY AND EXCESSIVE USE
  • TOBACCO, WITH EARLY AND EXCESSIVE USE
  • INACTIVITY AND SEDENTARY LIFE-STYLE
  • DARK HAIR DYES, WITH EARLY AND PROLONGED USE

 

 

 Source; Epstein, S. S., Steinman, D. and LeVert S. The Breast Cancer Prevention Program,2nd Edition, Macmillan, 1998.