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Will you get breast cancer if you wear a bra to bed?

Will you get breast cancer if you wear a bra to bed?

No: It is a myth that wearing a bra to bed, wearing an underwire bra, or wearing a bra that's too tight causes breast cancer. I wish it was that easy! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Should I get a mamogram? I'm 17, my gma & great gma had breast cancer, I wear a 32H bra, may have felt lumps, and one is significantly larger.

Should I get a mamogram? I'm 17, my gma & great gma had breast cancer, I wear a 32H bra, may have felt lumps, and one is significantly larger.

At 17, it is : very unlikely that you have breast cancer, Although if you feel a new lump, you should see your doctor. Ultrasound, not mammography, would be the imaging study of first choice. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have breast cancer do what do you suggest if I have to wear a bra are a sport bra to bed are all the time?

What do you suggest if I have breast cancer do what do you suggest if I have to wear a bra are a sport bra to bed are all the time?

Don't need to: Hello- unless advised by a doctor you do not need to wear a bra all the time. There are special bras for patients after surgery, etc, if this is what you mean. If you are more comfortable wearing a bra, a sports bra (or whatever you prefer) is fine. Be careful with underwire bras in the post-operative setting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get breast cancer when you are older from wearing a bra 24/7?

Can you get breast cancer when you are older from wearing a bra 24/7?

No, a breast myth.: A book called “dressed to kill” indicated underwire bras restricted lymphatic drainage & led to accumulation of toxins in the breast. It was theorized this contributed to development of breast cancer. However, lymphatic drainage from the breast is not downward (gravity) – it moves towards the axilla (arm pit). The author's conclusions were not based on medical science & are not deemed accurate. ...Read more

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Can you get breast cancer from sleeping with a bra?

Can you get breast cancer from sleeping with a bra?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer from wearing a sports bra?

Is it possible to get breast cancer from wearing a sports bra?

No - not a risk.: Breast Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral > ...Read more

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

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

No: This claim, which has frightened millions of women, is a fabrication by a single anti-bra militant who unfortunately knows how to create internet hoaxes. The world is full of crackpots. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is true you can get breast cancer by carrying things in your bra?

Unless you are: Carrying radioactive materials in your bra _ then no. I know of no studies or data that suggests that this causes breast cancer. Take care. ...Read more

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

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

NO: It doesn't matter how she sleeps, with or without bra, clothing, etc. Breast cancer is not caused by contact. ...Read more

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I wear a bra all day and all night when I am sleeping, could this cause breast cancer?

I wear a bra all day and all night when I am sleeping, could this cause breast cancer?

Not true: This screwy claim was made up with no basis by a single anti-brassiere militant in the 1990s. Ignore it. ...Read more

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I wore my mom's,aunt's,and my sister's USED bras now will anyone of us get any diseases like breast cancer or any other diseases?

I wore my mom's,aunt's,and my sister's USED bras now will anyone of us get any diseases like breast cancer or any other diseases?

You'll be fine: First, let me reassure you. One guy in ten cross-dresses because it's a turn-on. It's cool; you might not want to tell all your friends about this side of yourself, but you can probably let your romantic partners know about it early-on as many will find it an endearing feature of who you are. You are at no risk for breast cancer, either catching or transmitting. ...Read more

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Recently got nipple piercings. Sleeps in bra to hold tissue on the nipple to get any blood that comes out. Woke up with pain in underarm. Can it be because of breast cancer?

Recently got nipple piercings. Sleeps in bra to hold tissue on the nipple to get any blood that comes out. Woke up with pain in underarm. Can it be because of breast cancer?

Here are some...: Be checked if there is inflammation of regional lymph node related with possible nipple-piercing infection. This is logical and the odd to have breast cancer in your scenario is almost next to zero. How to get all related things done correctly for good care? Follow advise in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Under my nipple my breast is sore to the touch and i mean hard to wear bra or anything. I have had a hyst. In 2008 so i know it could it be a sign of cancer my aunt had breast cancer and my mom cervical cancer

Under my nipple my breast is sore to the touch and i mean hard to wear bra or anything. I have had a hyst. In 2008 so i know it could it be a sign of cancer my aunt had breast cancer and my mom cervical cancer

Hello. : Hello. First off, i want to let you know that i cannot tell you the reason for your nipple soreness. A common reason for nipple pain is skin abrasion from friction. This can be due to a bra that doesn’t fit well or physical activity with a bra that is not adequately supportive or physical activity (like bouncing) without a bra. It doesn't really sound like this, since you were specific that the pain is deep to the nipple if this were the cause it should clear up within a couple of days. Other causes can be an abscess, infection of the duct, inflammation of the duct or possibly cancer. If you have redness, heat, swelling, a lump, bloody nipple discharge, fever or chills or the skin is cracking, then you should contact your doctor now. Take care. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the doctor to get this lump checked? Lump under my nipple, is this from the tanning bed or do I have breast cancer?

Do i need to go to the doctor to get this lump checked? Lump under my nipple, is this from the tanning bed or do I have breast cancer?

Would get checked: If you have never noticed it before, a new lump under thenipple should be checked. In a young age group, an ultrasound +/- biopsy would be able to clarify it for you quickly. ...Read more

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Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Not that we know of: There are no data showing padded bra as the cause of cancer. If you wear padded bras, make sure they are not too tight and are comfortable. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more