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Boxing - Any Connection to Breast Cancer?

There has long been a question as to whether there is a heightened risk of breast cancer due to the trauma caused by boxing. While not definitive, the leading answer from the medical community is simply that trauma to the breast is no more cause for cancer than a punch to a bicep or other soft tissue. 

The American Cancer Society specifically states on their website that “…the fact is that falls, bruises, broken bones, or other such injuries have not been linked to cancer…” The ACS points out that sometimes existing cancer may be detected while a patient is being treated for an injury, but no actual link can be established that the injury caused the disease.

Posted on July 16, 2014 .