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Does deodorant cause cancer

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
An easy one...: Absolutely no. Some people like 'nature' and many european women avoid shaving, and some think bo is sexy. Most don't. Deodorant is safe. We advis... Read More
Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
No, No, and No: There has been no scientific evidence of this claim. In fact, a carefully conducted epidemiologic study of this issue published in 2002 compared 813 w... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
No clear evidence: There is no conclusive research linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
"Never say never"...: Is one of the things we learn in medical school. But there are things that are highly, highly unlikely. A link between cancer and deodorant use is jus... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: While deodorants/antiperspirants that contain/aluminum have been associated with a number of conditions, cancer has not been one. When applied to th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No cancer: Two products are employed by patients, deodorants and antiperspirants the question of cancer arises from the use of aluminum compounds that are used... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Unknown: While this has been a popular topic online, there is no conclusive evidence linking breast cancer to the use of deodorants and antiperspirants. Never... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
No: No strong evidence for any link.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: This can also be caused by a fungus that has been transferred to the site on your fingers. There are lymph nodes and glands under that skin & they... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not at all: I am so sorry to hear about your mother. That must have been extremely difficult for you. It is still ok to use deodorant. Do make sure that you exa... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Sweat gland: The armpit with arm down is a partially closed space prone to infections. The skin here has sweat glands and sebaceous glands which can get secondaril... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
NO: These two chemicals that you have listed are safe and not known to cause Cancer. So you can quit worrying about this matter.

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