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The Relationship Between Breast Cancer & Bra…

The relationship between Breast Cancer & Bra…

When my mother at the age of 56 was diagnosed with breast cancer,

everybody in family was shocked. It was difficult to accept it as

my mother was healthy throughout her life and suddenly, she

was diagnosed with Breast cancer. I have

experienced the pain of losing my mother after

two years of her treatment. This makes me to write this blog as,

Prevention is always better than cure. I have seen that

Indian women hardly take care of themselves. Mothers are

always ready to do anything for family members but

when time comes to take care of themselves, they

bother least and ignore it. Taking care of small thing will definitely help

you to prevent cancer. These things are

very easy to follow and every woman can take care of it.

So, let see the relationship between Breast Cancer and Bra:

Breast cancer is No.1 Cancer among Indian females.

A study says that wearing a bra for more than 12 hours a day

Increases your chances of getting breast cancer 100 times!

Why & How?

  • The straps, side panels, underwire & other structures

of the garment cut off drainage from your lymphatic drainage.

  • Your lymphatic system helps you to remove

toxins & waste products from your cells.

  • When you wear your bra for more than 12 hours, those

toxins are trapped in your breasts.

The end result?

  • After many years of bra use, if these toxins get

accumulated, there is increased chances

of developing breast cancer.

What can you do?

  • Wear bra as little as possible- that is

less than 12 hours a day. If during day time it is not possible, then

you can at least remove it before bed at night.

  • Avoid bras with underwires & other stiff

breast shaping components.

  • When selecting a bra, be sure that it is the

right size- it means not too tight!

  • Your bra should not leave marks or dents on

your skin. If it does, it is too tight!


You should not only take care of yourself, but

you should spread this knowledge to

every female you know in the society, As

early diagnosis of breast cancer greatly increases

your chances of survival. So,

regular self-breast examination at least every 3 months is

must after 30 years of age. I have lost my mother to

breast cancer. I do not want anyone else to

go through the same pain.

That’s all for today.

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.

Till then…..

Take care.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your dietitian & cosmetic clinician

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    1. Thanks 🙂
      Do share the blog with your near & dear ones, let the light spread!

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