10 Breast Cancer "Facts" You Shouldn't Believe
Do antiperspirants, hair straighteners, and birth control pills increase your odds of getting breast cancer? Here are the answers you've been looking for
Myth No. 5: Large breasts mean an increased risk of breast cancerFact: This is another myth that has no science to back it up, says Birhiray. While larger breasts may be harder to examine, and a tumor can theoretically go undetected, there is no proven link between breast size and breast cancer, says the doctor, who explains the rational for the myth: "It appears that women who get a breast reduction have lower risks of developing breast cancer -- but the opposite doesn't hold true. There's no convincing data that your cup size contributes to your risk."
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