Breast Cancer Myths

March 12th, 2011  | Published in Facts, Featured  |  2 Comments

breast cancer ribbon 150x150 Breast Cancer MythsUS Based Prevention magazine recently published an article on the Top ten myths about Breast Cancer

  • Breast cancer is largely genetic: Only 5-10 percent of breast cancer cases are due to the breast cancer gene BRCA 1 and BRCA 2.

  • Small-chested women have lower risk: Experts say cup size doesn’t matter.

  • Breast cancer always appears as a lumpy: About 10 percent of breast cancers are diagnosed with no lumps or pain.

  • Mammograms prevent or reduce your risk: the ever-controversial screening test only detects breast cancer that already exists.

  • Mammograms cause breast cancer: Experts say the minuscule radiation from mammograms doesn’t outweigh the benefits.

  • Birth control pills cause breast cancer: Pills from the mid-1990s were shown to increase the risk slightly, but doctors say today’s versions don’t

  • Young women don’t get breast cancer: Most breast cancer cases are found in post-menopausal women, young women are still at risk.

  • Deodorant causes breast cancer: Rumors deodorants containing cancer-causing chemicals go unfounded by top-scientists

  • Wearing a bra increases the risk: Scientists say this doesn’t cause cancer.
  • Drinking from a plastic water bottle left in a hot car: Dioxins leached from heated plastic into the water doesn’t pose a risk, say researchers.

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  • Lakshmi Balu85

    More and more breast cancer myths must be busted! With proper research, young women must be advised about the right way to lead life that can avoid them from suffering in future.
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