16 doctors weighed in:

Do bras cause breast cancer by not allowing natural cooling of the mammary glands?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

I do not believe there is any evidence for bras increasing cancer risk.
Wear what is pleasing to you aesthetically and comfortably.

In brief: No

I do not believe there is any evidence for bras increasing cancer risk.
Wear what is pleasing to you aesthetically and comfortably.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

That was made up in the 1990s by an anti-bra militant.
There's no reason to think it's true.

In brief: No

That was made up in the 1990s by an anti-bra militant.
There's no reason to think it's true.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

That's a myth. Women in colder climates also do not have a lower risk for breast cancer than women in tropical climates.

In brief: No

That's a myth. Women in colder climates also do not have a lower risk for breast cancer than women in tropical climates.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
These false claims are the work of one anti-bra militant. Ignore them.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bras don't heat boob

There is no scientific basis or link of breast cancer secondary to wearing bras.
Women on the east coast have the same predilection for breast cancer as those on the west coast or in the midwest. You may be comparing the breasts to testicular activity being affected by temperature but the breast does not work the same way nor is it affected by heat.

In brief: Bras don't heat boob

There is no scientific basis or link of breast cancer secondary to wearing bras.
Women on the east coast have the same predilection for breast cancer as those on the west coast or in the midwest. You may be comparing the breasts to testicular activity being affected by temperature but the breast does not work the same way nor is it affected by heat.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Never heard of this wives tale, but it sounds exactly like one.
Not a chance.

In brief: NO

Never heard of this wives tale, but it sounds exactly like one.
Not a chance.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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