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Nov 26, 2012 09:58PM
"This is for all the negative, uninformed posts...If you really care about helping others to find answers to the cause of their Breast Cancer then you need to stop posting on this site."
"Like I said.....move to another topic!"
Excuse me? I have had breast cancer. Dental, you have not. For close to 7 years, I have done a ton of reading about breast cancer, I've dug through hundreds of research studies on breast cancer, I have been on this site learning from others and I've tried to offer support and advice to those who are not yet diagnosed or who are newly diagnosed and scared. How much do you know about breast cancer? What's your experience with it? You came here 3 months ago with the specific objective of raising fears about a theoretical connection between breast cancer and root canals and your only posts have been posts that fear-monger on this subject. The reason I commented in this thread a few days ago is because it's become quite clear that some women are being very frightened, some even to the point of action (action that over the long term they might regret) by your posts and the posts of Rawgirl, who also appears to have joined this forum solely for the purpose of fueling concerns about a possible root canal-breast cancer connection.
Dental, I care about other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have been in their shoes. It is scary enough to be diagnosed with breast cancer; on top of that you don't need to have people adding to your fears by telling you that you may have caused your cancer because of something you did - a simple, common procedure such as a root canal.
Many of us have been asking for the supporting data on the connection between breast cancer and root canals. I have searched high and low for the supporting data. It doesn't seem to exist. I have nothing against an open discussion about the possible connection between root canals and breast cancer, but if this is a real issue and a real concern, the discussion needs to go beyond theory. For you to suggest that I, and the others here who have been questioning the breast cancer-root canal connection, should stop posting in this thread (or on this site) simply because we are asking for data to support the contention that root canals cause breast cancer, is simply outrageous. It seems to me that if you had any supporting data, you would provide it. Of course you would. So suggesting that we contact the ADA ourselves is simply your way of diverting the discussion, your way of saying that you don't actually have any scientifically reliable data to support the theory that breast cancer and root canals are connected.
I do understand that there might be a connection between infection and inflammation and the development of cancer. But if that proves to be the case, then as Momine suggested, it's possible that the inflammation caused by the initial infection in the tooth is culprit, not the subsequent root canal that was done to clean out the infection.
And if anyone is wondering what caused their breast cancer, unfortunately in most cases it's impossible to know. There are dozens if not hundreds of possible causes, and for each of us, the cause was likely a unique combination of genetics, personal lifestyle and environmental factors. What is known is that the single biggest risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman.
“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke