Dr. Oz Warns Against Putting Cell Phone in Your BraAug 29, 2014
A number of women put their cell phones in their bras for convenience, but Dr. Mehmet Oz is warning that this habit could increase the odds of developing deadly breast cancer. On an episode of the Dr. Oz show that aired Aug. 26th, he stated that he believes there is a definite association between cell phones and cancer. "When it comes to cell phones, the bra has become the new purse," Dr. Oz said.
The guest on Dr. Oz’s show was Tiffany Frantz. In 2011, Frantz was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 21. She and her mother were shocked given her young age and no known family history of cancer. According to Tiffany, she has been carrying her cell phone in her bra for many hours every day for four years. The cancerous tumors she developed were in the exact same area where she placed her phone. Genetic testing showed that she did not have an inherited increased risk of cancer. According to KTVU, Tiffany had her left breast removed March 2012. Sadly, the procedure failed to stop the spread of cancer. She discovered in February 2013 that the cancer had spread to her spin, pelvic bone, rubs and skull. She underwent radiation once more and current takes cancer drugs and intravenous bone-building treatments.
Although Tiffany’s oncologist never explicitly said that her cell phone caused the cancer, a similar pattern has been seen in a small group of other young women. Tiffany and her mom are both certain that the cancer was caused by placing her cell phone in her bra.
On a previous episode, Dr. Andrew Weil warned about the potential for increased risk of cancer upon exposure to cell phones and WiFi systems. Although Weil said research has not yet concluded this to be the case, they are more dangerous than we realize.