Can being hit in the breast cause cancer? Do deodorants raise your risk? Is there a link between breast cancer and bras?
Despite the widespread use of bras among U. The goal of the study was to evaluate the relationship between various bra wearing habits and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. We conducted a population-based case-control study of breast cancer in the Seattle-Puget Sound metropolitan area that compared invasive ductal carcinoma IDC cases and invasive lobular carcinoma ILC cases diagnosed between and to control women between 55 to 74 years of age.
We believe healthy breasts can support themselves, free of wires and hardware. We believe there are no known health benefits from wearing bras - but there are disturbing parallels between wearing bras and the incidence of fibrocystic disease and breast cancer. Does wearing constrictive bras for long periods of time daily contribute to breast cancer?
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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:.
There are several persistent email and internet rumors about potential causes of breast cancer. One is that wearing a bra, or wearing an underwire bra, causes the disease. It claims that women who wear underwire bras for 12 hours a day have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who do not wear bras.
Some of these factors have been proven to be unrelated to breast cancer and do not increase risk. Some may even decrease risk although these findings are not yet conclusive. A full list of factors that do not increase breast cancer risk is too long to present here.
By Dr. Forty years ago, at the height of the feminist movement, women were being encouraged by political activists to take off their bras and burn them in a symbolic declaration of independence and power. Today, women are still being encouraged to discard their bras, but by healthcare professionals, for reasons that have less to do with power than with breast cancer prevention. In the book, the authors were following up on a study conducted at Harvard University and published in the European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology.
Nope, you can rest easy and enjoy gorgeous lingerie as much as you like. Bevers, M. For the study, researchers asked women a ton of questions about their lingerie, including their cup size, how many hours a day they wore bras, how often they wore underwire bras, and how old they were when they started wearing a bra, and found no link between bras—underwire or otherwise—and breast cancer.