For women who lack maintain her cleanliness, absence of armpit hair also allows bacteria and germs buried in the pores and facilitate the occurrence of ulcers or abscesses. Conclusion of the relationship between cancer and underarm shaving is obtained from data collection toward women in the United States and Europe over the last 10 years. American Cancer Society estimates that only in 2002, there will be 175,000 cases of malignant breast cancer in the United States, and 43,000 deaths will occur due to breast cancer. Bevers said that any hair that grows on our bodies is to maintain vital organ which is nearby, and it is ironic that many women shaved her armpits only for fashion reasons, whereas near the armpit there is a very important organ, the breast. Men proved far more secure against this danger, because most men do not shave his armpits.
Do remove underarm hair by other means such as waxes and pulling also increases susceptibility to cancer? Bevers said, removing armpit hairs with shave is the most dangerous because of the possibility of minor injuries is greater. Wax and pulling will make the pores is much bigger than shaving, so that all have the same danger. Bevers recommends that women do not have to shave her armpits because the danger is very large compared with the benefits.