Photo showing a doctor with gloves on inserting a swab into a tube for a pathology review of cancer cells

Medicine’s Ryan Marino discussed false claims about dangerous materials in tampons

TikTok video goes viral making false claim some tampons cause cancer

Healthline: Ryan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, discussed false claims that some tampons cause cancer. “This misconception is a good example of pseudoscience, when something sounds plausible because of some grain of truth but misinterprets actual scientific evidence into something that is not true,” said Marino.