Myths About Breast Cancer
1. If I have bigger breast, I have a higher chance of getting breast cancer
Risk of breast cancer is not associated with size of the breast. It is associated with risk factors such as family history, reproductive history, genetics, age, diet, body weight, physical activity and previous history of breast cancer and benign breast disease.
2. All breast lumps are cancerous.
No. Only one lump out of every 10 will be cancerous. This means that 90% of all breast lumps are not cancer.
3. Radiation from mammography is dangerous
The amount of radiation from mammography is actually very low and the benefits of mammograms outweigh the risk.
4. If I have breast cancer, I need to go through a mastectomy
Mastectomy is not required for all breast cancers. New Technology, recent research and improved therapies have provided patients with a variety of options, depending on the stage and type of breast cancer.