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Do antiperspirants cause breast cancer?

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Mahima Chaudhary

Credihealth Admin
Always there for you @ Credihealth 30 March 2018 at 11:40

This is one of those 'beliefs' that pop up from time to time. There is no proven link between deodorant use and breast cancer. Any studies completed to date have not been adequate to show proof. There are lots of things that are believed to cause cancer and very few of them have been proven because it's very difficult to isolate one factor over another. What is true is that the vast majority of people who use deodorant will never suffer from cancer.
There are no strong epidemiologic studies in the medical literature that link breast cancer risk and antiperspirant use, and very little scientific evidence to support this claim.
In fact, a carefully designed epidemiologic study regarding this matter published in 2002 compared 813 women with breast cancer and 793 women without the disease. The researchers found no link between breast cancer risk and antiperspirant use, deodorant use, or underarm shaving.