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.
Remember: Knowledge + Action = Power!