Myth: Carrying a phone in your bra can cause breast cancer
Here’s The Truth
While carrying your cell phone in your bra may not be the most comfortable choice, it does not cause breast cancer. Studies on mobile phone signals have shown no link between phone use and cancer; scientists continue to monitor cell signals for potential longer-term impacts. You might also be pleased to know that brain and nervous system cancers have not changed in frequency, even as cell phone usage has ramped up among all age groups.
Nevertheless, to prevent potential skin burns or other issues, it’s ideal to keep your bra for its intended use and carry your mobile phone in a bag, purse, or pocket.
Medically reviewed June 2023