Some people carry bad genes that cause cells to behave abnormally. These are called oncogenes. Two oncogenes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, that increase the risk of breast cancer and are believed to be carried by one in 200 women. In a small percentage of women with breast cancer, these oncogenes are inherited and have played a role in breast cancer.
However, having only an oncogene is not enough to trigger breast cancer alone. In a study of women with the BRCA1 gene, it was found that the likelihood of these women to die from cancer was not greater than that of women who did not have breast cancer. According to researchers, the risk of cancer of women with this gene can be greatly reduced by a selection of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Because oncogenes are only active when they dispose of their destructive instructions with carcinogens.
To see how this works, we can look at the example of chemical nonylphenol found in paint, detergent, machine oil, personal cleaning materials, spermicide, chemicals used in agriculture and many others.
In our cells, there are receptors that sense hormones (see picture below).
The hormone enters the ‘receptor’ as a ‘key7 receptor’. If the key fits, certain genes become active, which translates into a certain biological program. ‘Fake’ hormones or substances acting like hormones (such as nonylphenols) are like curve switches. They can activate the genes, but they may not be the correct gene.
They may also trigger oncogenes, and this changes the way our metabolism works. Nonylphenol / estrogen mimetic ‘. Depending on what amount you have in your body and what other substances the cells are exposed to, the estrogen itself can make changes in your body’s biochemical program.