12 Common Breast Cancer Myths

Written By : bryan dano

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Here are the 12 of the most common Breast cancer myths we have always encountered for years. To show that they are not true and here are the reasons why:

1. Myth: Wearing an underwire bra increases your risk of getting breast cancer

Reality: Claims that underwire bras compress the lymphatic system of the breast, causing toxins to accumulate and cause breast cancer, have been widely debunked as unscientific. The consensus is that neither the type of bra you wear nor the tightness of your underwear or other clothing has any connection to breast cancer risk.

2. Myth: Most breast lumps are cancerous.woman-breast-arm-exam-400x400

Reality: Roughly 80% of lumps in women’s breasts are caused by benign (noncancerous) changes, cysts, or other conditions. Doctors encourage women to report any changes at all, however, because catching breast cancer early is so beneficial. Your doctor may recommend a mammogram, ultrasound, or biopsy to determine whether a lump is cancerous.

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