Breast Cancer Myths – Get the Facts!

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Myth: I am less likely to get breast cancer because no one in my family has it.

Fact: Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no f

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Myth: Im young, so I cant get breast cancer.

Fact: A womans risk of breast cancer increases as she gets older; however, br

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Myth: Im a man I cannot get breast cancer.

Fact: It is estimated that about 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, an

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Myth: I have a lump, I must have cancer.

Fact: Breast lumps are not uncommon, and only a small percentage turn out to be cancerous. It is imp

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Myth: Women with larger breasts are more likely to get breast cancer compared to women with smaller breasts.

Fact: There is no scientific

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Myth: I got a call saying my screening mammogram was abnormal and Ineed to go back for extra pictures I must have cancer.

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