Women's Health

The Most Common Breast Cancer Myths Busted

Hair chemicals increase breast cancer risk

Breast cancer is more likely in African-American women. African American women also get diagnosed at younger ages. However, a study of over 50,000 African-American women found no link between these chemicals and breast cancer. African American culture embraces many different hair chemicals and relaxers. These trends in breast cancer may have sparked suspicions that these hair chemicals cause breast cancer.