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I read somewhere that wearing an underwired bra while you're still growing and going through puberty can increase the risk of you getting breast cancer. I'm really worried about this and wondered if anyone knew whether this was true or not.


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There was study a while back that suggested that may be so, but it wasn't followed through with any viable evidence or data.

Mainly the liklihood of breast cancer has MUCH more to do with family history and genetics than anything else -- unfortunatly, there still is very little known as to its causes and risk factors otherwise.

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