A 44-year-old member asked:
Can you get breast cancer from sleeping with a bra?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: If wearing a bra is felt to induce problems because of trauma to the breast, cancer is never caused by trauma. Occasionally trauma has brought attention to the presence of a tumor. Cancer is a 3 stage event and usually induced over a period of time, initially by a virus, followed by a carcinogen or possible separate virus such as EBV which doesn't induce Ca but enhances telomerase.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Can a woman get breast cancer from.Sleeping with her bra on?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Can a women get breast cancer by wearing a bra while sleeping?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in General Surgery
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.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Has it been determined that sleeping in a padded bra causes breast cancer?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Radiology 39 years experience
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