Share via Email The benefits of mammograms far outweigh any myths. That is why myths are attractive. They sell us the idea that there is something simple we can do to protect ourselves from cancer. We look at three of the most common myths.
A friend insists that wearing a bra can lead to breast cancer. This seems crazy to me, but could it be true? Where could an idea like this come from? It is simply not true. As a matter of fact, a new study found no evidence demonstrating an association between wearing a bra and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. The investigators, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, interviewed women with invasive ductal carcinoma and women with invasive lobular carcinoma, the two most common subtypes of the disease.
Wearing a Tight Bra for Many Hours a Day is Associated with Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
May 02, Abstract Background: Breast cancer is the leading neoplasm affecting women. The present study was the first to investigate the number of hours that women wear a bra associated with its stretch percentage in a case-control study.
Antiperspirants and Bras Save as Favorite Sign in to receive recommendations Learn more In media stories and on Internet postings some factors have been widely rumored to increase breast cancer risk. For example, right now, there is no evidence to back the claims that antiperspirants, underwire bras, and wearing a bra at night are causes of breast cancer. The claims are based on these concerns: Antiperspirant chemicals are absorbed through the skin, block the release of toxins when you sweat, and cause these toxins to build up in the breast. Underwire bras cause breast cancer by blocking the drainage of lymph fluid from the bottom of the breast so it can't get back into your body.