When I first got my cellphone, it was the coolest thing in the world to me. I always wanted to keep right it right in the palm of my hand so that I could see it and so could everyone else. But as time passed by and the newness of my cellphone wore off, I started needing places to put it. And, as a girl, I don’t have very large pockets in my jeans that can accommodate my iPhone. So I did what every other woman has done at least once in their life. I started to store my phone right in my bra. This was very convenient because I had easy access to it all day without it being out in the open where it could get lost. But one day my mom saw me stuffing my phone in my bra and she scolded me saying that putting my phone in my bra could cause breast cancer. I listened to her and took my phone out of my bra and into my back pants pocket but I always wondered just how true this breast cancer from cellphones things was. Was this just another way for our parents to scare us into listening to them or was this an actual health concern that more women need to be aware of?
After I did some research, I realized that a lot of people don’t actually know. There have been very little experiments to prove that cell phones in your bra will cause breast cancer but then there are individual accounts from women who have put their cellular devices in their bra and then developed a cancerous tumor in the same spot they store their phone. The woman in this article claimed that this exact instance happened to her. And while this incident is almost too coincidental, there is no way that we can take this one woman’s personal story as truth. Her story is anecdotal evidence that, although it happened to her, the same can not be said for every single woman who has put their phone in their bra for years. Granted, there might be a very strong correlation between these two events but there might be a hidden variable here that no one is taking into account. This woman who developed breast cancer may have family members who have or have had breast cancer as well. And if that’s not the case, then she might have an acquired gene mutation that is specific to her and was not handed down to her by the genes of her family members. There are so many factors to consider which is why it is very hard to say that cellphones in bras are the cause of many cases of breast cancer. This article says that there have only been a handful of experiments trying to prove that radio frequencies from cellphone can cause cancer. My personal opinion is that, until there have been more randomized experiments and we are no longer getting our information from anecdotal evidence, it is safe to say that radio frequencies from cellphones are not as big of a cause for breast cancer as a lot of people (especially parents) like to think.