Deodorant and Breast Cancer Risk with Janelle Sanda MD
Many women wonder if deodorants or anti-perspirants can increase breast cancer risk. Janelle Sanda, M.D., a breast health specialist at Sanford Health, says that there have been no studies that show that using deodorants or anti-perspirants increases breast cancer risk or causes breast cancer. There are ingredients called parabens in some cosmetics that have been linked to estrogen activity. Using paraben free products may be safer option in breast cancer prevention.