Breast Cancer Myths and Facts

Breast Cancer Myths and Facts

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear:

Here are the Facts:
Myth:  A lump in the breast means you probably have breast cancer. Fact:  Most lumps in the breast are not breast cancer. However, if you feel a lump, be sure to see your doctor at once.
Myth:  An injury in the chest area can cause breast cancer. Fact:  Bumping, bruising, or caressing the breast does not cause breast cancer.
Myth:  Breast cancer means having to have a breast removed. Fact:  When breast cancer is found early, it’s often not necessary to remove the breast.
Myth:  Breast Implants cause cancer. Fact:  Although some breast implants can cause scar tissue, there’s no evidence that they cause cancer.
Myth:  Only women get breast cancer. Fact:  Although it’s uncommon, men also get breast cancer.

Be sure to visit the Breast Health and Breast Cancer Section of Health Power’s web site.

 

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