Myths About What Causes Breast Cancer

Myths About What Causes Breast Cancer

A variety of false theories about breast cancer risk factors cause unnecessary concerns for many women. Many of these theories have been studied and found to have no impact on breast cancer risk.

Some falseĀ risk factors include:

  • Antiperspirant and deodorant use

  • Wearing regular bras or underwire brasĀ 

  • Caffeine intake

  • Breast implants

  • Abortion

  • Exposure to environmental contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

  • Living near electromagnetic fields

  • Trauma to the breast

 
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