10 Breast Cancer Myths -- Busted!

Can deodorant cause breast cancer? Get the truth about the disease and who's at risk (11 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Aug 28, 2012 at 5:12PM

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10 Breast Cancer Myths -- Busted!

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Myth: Antiperspirant and Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer

A widely-circulated Internet story claims that chemicals in these toiletries are absorbed through the skin and can interfere with lymph circulation, causing toxins to build up in the breast and result in cancer. "There’s absolutely no science behind this," says Kathleen Diehl, M.D., associate professor of surgical oncology at the University of Michigan Health Center in Ann Arbor. Several studies in the last decade have failed to establish a link between breast cancer and antiperspirant and deodorant use.

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