Medical Q&As

Antiperspirants - cancer hoax?

I received an e-mail some time ago, which stated that the use of antiperspirants (including deodorant containing antiperspirants) is associated with breast cancer, particularly in the quadrant nearest the armpit. Is there any truth in this?

The e-mail communication you received was a hoax. There are many such unsolicited e-mails in circulation and they can be safely ignored. There is absolutely no evidence to support the contention that antiperspirants cause breast cancer.