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Could carrying my cell phone in my bra increase my chances of breast cancer?

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Could carrying my cell phone in my bra increase my chances of breast cancer?

Postby haviv » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:02 pm

I often carry my phone in my bra because I often don't have pockets. Even when I do have pockets, I can pull it out of my bra more quickly, and I can feel it on vibrate better than when it's in my pocket. (And no, it doesn't make my boobs look abnormally shaped).

Someone sent me this article saying that there may be a relation between testicular cancer and where men carry their cell phones. http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/cell-phone-study-shows-adverse-testes-results/2008-09-22

Could carrying my cell phone in my bra increase my chances of breast cancer?
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Postby knocks » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:05 pm

I don't think the numbers really add up to much at the moment. 32 men? That's not nearly enough for a study to even begin to be valid.

If we look at today's western culture, I think it's safe the assume that the vast majority of men have phones, and for large portions of time are carrying those phones in their trouser pockets. The world populates at ever steady rate, sperm does not seem to be effected by the last 10+ years of ever increasing usage figures.

Alternatively, you could say 100% of men with testicular cancer, or poor performing sperm, have phones in their pockets, as they probably did.

I don't think much is to be taken from this study. I agree it justifies further study, with greater numbers, tests and varying factors. However right now my phone is going right back in my pocket without hesitation.
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Postby albert » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:11 pm

No one knows the answer to this question. No one in the world.
A study would have to be done over many years comparing women
who carried cell phones in this manner to those who did not.
It may take twenty years or more of follow-up
to find any difference in breast cancer rates.
Remember that 1 out of every 8 women in the USA
will develop a breast cancer at some time in their lives
- with or without cell phones in their bras.
My guess is that the risk would turn out to be minimal.
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Postby joscelin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:17 pm

No scientific data or mass study on record to support that cell phone increases chances of cancer let it be breast or some other organ.
You will read many focal articles for or against it.
As your mind is already worried it is best for you to carry your cell phone in your hand bag or purse.
At least you will be relaxed.
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Postby berthold100 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:21 pm

This question gets asked allot. When a phone is in standby mode the signal emitted is very low and only a short burst every 5-15 mins.to stay in touch with the local cell tower.This tiny bit of radio frequency radiation is not a problem. If you are concerned then you might want to change where you keep your phone.
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Postby paegastun » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:24 pm

The first answer could not possibly be more wrong.

Go with Spree on this one, cellphones are far too new for there to be any conclusive information, though some of the studies do not show great results.

And I have to ask, what size/type of bra do you wear that it doesn't show?
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Postby haye » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:33 pm

I put my cell in my bra too. It is just easier most of the time and I always know when it goes off. Anyway cell phones haven't been around long enough for them to know if there is a connection between them and any form of cancer.
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Postby cuchulain » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:37 pm

Nah you should be good. They're still in the testing phases with the whole testicular cancer thing, as far as I know (could be wrong).

This could lead to people staring at your chest more frequently, though.
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Postby knocks » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:44 pm

Well if it does we will all get cancer because Cellphone frequencies are constantly bombarding us, even if you don't have a cellphone
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