Thursday, August 26, 2010

Male Breast Cancer - DIOXIN

by George Claxton
A new study conducted by Sara Villeneuve, et al and published in the journal "OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE" was released on August 25, 2010. This study related to the incidence of breast cancer in males whom were exposed to PCBs, dioxins, and other toxins and occupations.

In volume 69 of the International Agency for Research on Cancer published in 1997 it was suggested that dioxin might be related to male breast cancer. Now a study has shown a connection. The new study showed a 3.8 (95% CL 1.5 to 9.5) increase from exposure to these compounds.

The authors stated that "Endocrine disruptors such as alkylphenolic compounds may play a role in breast cancer".

There is a lot of evidence on dioxin like compounds in female breast cancer but this is the first study that I know of that connected dioxin like compounds with male breast cancer.


  1. My father passed away from non-hodgkins lymphoma on 7/28/2000 as a result of agent orange. He was the first one in my family to be diagnosed with cancer. I am a 33 year old woman who was just diagnosed with breast cancer, I can not help but to wonder if agent orange is to blame?

  2. There are now 67 men with breast cancer who were stationed at Camp lejeune between 1957 and 1987. During these years the drinking water was contaminated with benzene, vinyl chloride, TCE and PCE.....the soils and water was also contaminated with DDT, DDE, DDD, PCB's, Dieldrin and Clordane...the only thing we had in common. is we drank the water....many of us are also Vietnam Vets and were sprayed with Agent Orange as well......Jimmy