6 Things You’ve Been Told Cause Cancer, But Are Actually Safe!

Can we all agree that we have enough to worry about without constantly wondering if coffee or radio waves or walking backwards on Tuesdays causes cancer? It’s hard enough taking good care of ourselves without cancer accusations flying around.

False claims make us more likely to ignore solid advice, which means they do double damage. Dr. Kristi Funk, doctor to Angelina Jolie, has come out with a new book called Breasts, The Owner’s Manual. In the book Dr. Funk talks about ways that women can truly reduce their breast cancer risk, and also what cancer-causing myths we can stop worrying about right now. Here are the 6 things Dr. Funk says you can cross off your worry list:

1. Deodorant and Antiperspirant

If you’ve been trying to make the hard decision between smelling fresh and reducing cancer risk, good news: deodorant and antiperspirant are not linked with increased breast cancer risk. Now we can all raise our hands in confidence!

2. Fertility Drugs

Dr. Funk says that fertility drugs do not increase your risk of breast cancer. Breastcancer.org published findings that women who took fertility drugs and conceived a child did have a higher breast cancer risk, but only higher than women who took fertility drugs and did not conceive. The women who conceived had about the same risk as an average women.

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Katie Taylor started writing in 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Her favorite place to pen a phrase is in front of her fireplace with a cup of tea, but she's been known to write in parking lots on the backs of old receipts if necessary. She and her husband live cozily in the Pacific Northwest enjoying rainy days and Netflix.
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