Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come together to participate in breast cancer walks and runs in cities across the U. Since the first breast cancer walks began in the s, they have become one of the most common ways for people to try to do something about breast cancer. As far back as the s, Breast Cancer Action members and other women affected by breast cancer have been asking how much of an impact these walks actually have in supporting women and saving their lives. As these walks have become larger and more closely tied to corporations, these questions are more pressing than ever.
Because underarm antiperspirants or deodorants are applied near the breast and contain potentially harmful ingredients, several scientists and others have suggested a possible connection between their use and breast cancer 1 , 2. However, no scientific evidence links the use of these products to the development of breast cancer. Aluminum -based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. Some research suggests that aluminum-containing underarm antiperspirants, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and have estrogen -like hormonal effects 3. Because estrogen can promote the growth of breast cancer cells , some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer 3.
Activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant metastases in mice, Stanford researchers found. Lymphoma patients are being recruited to test the technique in a clinical trial. Steve Fisch.
Breast cancer in men is a rare disease. In , about 2, men are expected to be diagnosed with the disease. For men, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 1,