Do Handphones And Microwaves Cause Breast Cancer? We Address 8 Common Misconceptions

In case you didn’t know, breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singapore women. You may have heard rumours floating around the Internet or told to you by concerned family members that breast cancer can be caused by things such as standing too near the microwave or wearing underwire bras. 

However, there are no precise causes of breast cancer that we know of, although certain factors can increase one’s risk such as early menstruation and late menopause, having your first child after 30, and regular smoking or alcohol consumption. 

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Here, we debunk eight myths and misconceptions about Singapore’s most common cancer in women: