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The 3 Most Common Myths About Breast Cancer

There are a lot of myths surrounding breast cancer, but the top 3 most popular would include:

Myth: If you have a family history of breast cancer, you are likely to develop breast cancer.

Reality: While women who have a family history of breast cancer are in a higher risk group, most women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the condition. Statistically, only about 10% of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of this disease.

Myth: Finding a lump in your breast means that you have breast cancer.

Reality: Only a small percentage of breast lumps turn out to be cancer. However, if you discover a long-lasting lump in your breast or notice any changes in breast tissue, it should NEVER be ignored. It is very important that you see a doctor for a clinical breast exam.

Myth: Antiperspirants and deodorants cause breast cancer.

Reality: Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer.

Now here's a statistic that's not a myth about breast cancer; an estimated 260,000 US women will be diagnosed with a form of breast cancer this year, and the truth is that advances in cancer research are made with funds that come from individuals just like you.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

If you'd like to make a donation, please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.