You may be wondering how many people get breast cancer and what factors can increase risk for getting breast cancer.
So many women you know may have had breast cancer — friends and neighbors, coworkers, relatives. It seems as if every time you turn around, breast cancer is being talked about in the newspaper or on TV. You may be fearful of developing breast cancer for the first time or of receiving a diagnosis after a mammogram or other testing. If you’ve had breast cancer, you may be fearful of it possibly coming back or even of the possibility that breast cancer could take your life. Our site offers ways to help recognize the signs of breast cancer, and ways to help prevent it.
Here are some myths about breast cancer you may have herd.
Only Women with a family history of Breast Cancer are at risk. More than 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors for the disease.
Older women are less likely to get Breast Cancer than younger woman. As a woman’s age increases, her risk of getting breast cancer also increases
Breast cancer is contagious. It does not spread by air, sharing drinks, or anything of that matter.
Small breasted women cannot get breast cancer. Size doesn't matter, you could still be at risk.
I'm too young to worry about breast cancer. Breast cancer can affect women of any age
If I have a breast lump, it's cancer. Most breast lumps felt are not cancer.
These are some of the common myths that people have about breast cancer. If you want to learn ways to spot, prevent, treat, and support breast cancer, our site will be very helpful.
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