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A 50-year-old female asked:

Can a woman get breast cancer from.sleeping with her bra on?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
No: Breast cancer has nothing to do with what type of bra you wear, how often you wear it, your sleeping habits...
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
NO: It doesn't matter how she sleeps, with or without bra, clothing, etc. Breast cancer is not caused by contact.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Bras don't cause it.: Bra use in of itself is not even remotely associated with breast cancer but breast size i.e. Larger volume is so get your mammograms done regularly especially over age 50.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can a women get breast cancer by wearing a bra while sleeping?

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Dr. Robert Schlessel
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No: There is no evidence to suggest that wearing a bra at anytime could lead to cancer. The reason for the development of cancer is complex and is related to changes in the cell that result in abnormal cells not dying as they should and instead piling up.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
there have been no studies to suggest any correlation with breast cancer and bra type; or sleep habit.
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Can you get breast cancer from sleeping with a bra?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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