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Ten Truths and Myths about the World’s Number One Killer

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However, too few studies have confirmed the results to be considered conclusive, and other international studies looking at a possible link between hair dye and breast cancer, bladder cancer and NHL sub-types have shown conflicting results.

Likewise, some high-profile studies have shown that professional hairdressers have an increased risk of bladder cancer that may be due to occupational exposure to hair dye, but it is still too early to know for sure if personal hair dye increases the risk for bladder cancer.

Lynette Summerill, an award-winning writer and scuba enthusiast lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two canine kids. In addition to writing about cancer-related issues for EmpowHER, her work has been seen in newspapers and magazines around the world.

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National Cancer Institute. Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk. Accessed online 7 Nov. 2011 http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-meats

National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet: Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer. Accessed online 7 Nov. 2011 at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/AP-Deo

National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet. Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer: Questions and Answers. Accessed online 7 Nov. 2011 at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/magnetic-fields

Mayo Clinic. Cancer Treatment Myths. Accessed online 8 Nov. 2011 at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cancer/HO00033

American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Risk Factors. Accessed 8 Nov. 2011 at: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-risk-factors

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National Cancer Insititute. Hair dyes and cancer risk.

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EmpowHER Guest

i think 'cancer' is activated by bad ornegative 'energies' they then inturn feed off this negative 'energy' and the cancer grows - we shud learn 2 dispell negativity and thus not activate the cancer gene....

November 12, 2011 - 10:00pm
EmpowHER Guest

You might want to listen to Dr. Bruce Lipton on You Tube about
the relationship between your emotions and your cellular health. Dr. Lipton is a renowned cellular biologist. Also Dr. Emoto and his
work on emotions and the direct correlation between thoughts
being sent to the molecular structure of water crystals.

November 10, 2011 - 8:06pm

Good points, some of these myths never go away!

November 10, 2011 - 5:50pm
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