Category: Myths and Realities

Clinical Correlations

Myth vs. Reality: Can Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer?

By Dana Zalkin

Peer reviewed

Recently, my own mother approached me with a personal medical question: “Is it true that I need to avoid antiperspirants given that I’m a breast cancer survivor?” From her tone, it was clear that she wanted a particular answer from me: “No, mom, that’s just a myth.” But in all honesty, I had no idea.…

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