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i read that scientists say that masturbation can causebreast cancer. is it true?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
No: It also won't make you go blind or grow hair on your palms! there has been the suggestion that in women, masturbation may reduce the risk of breast cancer and that masturbation in men may reduce prostate cancer risk.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
No: This is not a cause of breast cancer.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is simply not true. Whoever told this to you is either willfully ignorant or trying to deceive you.
Aug 17, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's just not true: The world is full of people (including "health gurus" and "very spiritual people") who will tell you a bunch of lies to frighten and manipulate you. This is one of them. I'm sorry you were deceived.

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