Celibacy lifestyle leads to an increased risk of breast cancer in Kerala Nuns' community

Nuns from Kerala serve the Catholic Church in both India and abroad countries. Hence, nothing more to happen, the church in Kerala is preferred to veil Mili Mathew's report under canopy.

Celibacy lifestyle leads to an increased risk of breast cancer in Kerala Nuns community


Mili Mathew

Monastic nun life is believed by the church to be the uttermost holy life a Christian woman can gain. But is it same with the physical conditions of a woman's body? Recent research done by Mili Mathew Jamia Milia University avow a shocking report of Kerala Nuns having the highest rate of breast cancer. The average rate of other cancerous diseases is also found to be high in them. According to the studies, nearly 45% of nuns from Kerala are cancer patients. Among it, breast cancer is reported to the huge number.

Even though the church is convinced about the facts that the nuns are at an increased risk of cancer, they remain to be nonvocal- Mili told Narada News. It is not a new info to them, it has been done in many universities in India, and they have allocated the same studies to the church. But for something or nothing they prefer to be silent.

Milli made her studies in 200 women including nuns. Other than, she met about 500 people like cancer patients, doctors, and experts from this field. That was a detailed study report. Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and urinary cancer were tracked in the nuns' community. This is higher than in married and motherly women. Many international studies have found that nuns are having an increased cancer risk due to lack of natural sexual life and the reproductive organs remaining inactive in a live body.

A study conducted in Australia in 1969 found that cancer has played a role in the death of nuns. In 2011, Roger shorts at Melbourne's University of Melbourne and Cara Britt in Monash University suggested the nun to eat contraceptive pills to reduce the risk of cancer in the reproductive organs.In 1964, the American Cancer Society claimed that celibacy was the reason for high cancer rates of nuns. Despite the good lifestyle and living out of both tobacco and alcohol, it was found that the chastity was responsible for cancer-causing to the community. Hormonal changes related to fluctuations in estrogen levels during pregnancy and breastfeeding is missing to this community is the reason in brief.

Several European-American health agencies and universities have studied the highest rates of cancer in nuns. The Vatican has issued such reports, but the church rejected them. Nuns from Kerala serve the Catholic Church in both India and abroad countries. Hence, nothing more to happen, the church in Kerala is preferred to veil Mili Mathew's report under canopy.A large section of the nuns who suffer from cancer in the state seeks medical treatment at Amala Medical College, Caritas and Lake Shore Hospitals. The Church does not appear to accept the revealed facts in the fear of young ladies and women will hesitate for a holy life of celibacy.

(Credits to the special report by Angel Abraham)