Myths about Breast Cancer...Debunked ...

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Breast cancer tends to make headlines throughout the year, but no more so than it does when it gets close to October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

While there is a lot of great information about breast cancer, there are also a lot of myths going around that will scare you unnecessarily.

Fortunately, top doctors have worked to help you understand the true risk and causes and forget about all the hype that isn’t really true.

Here are some myths that have been totally debunked.

1. Even if No One in Your Family Has Breast Cancer, You Can Still Get It

Some women assume that if you have no family history of breast cancer, then you are safe.

That’s simply not true.

However, experts at Health magazine say that up to 70% of breast cancer cases aren’t contributable to genetics.

However, if you do have family members who have had breast cancer, your risk does go up, when compared to the average woman.

2. You Can’t Wear Underwire Bras if You Want to Prevent Breast Cancer

Here it is straight from the expert’s mouths: wearing an underwire bra does not cause cancer.2

Some people have said that tight restrictive underclothes can suppress your lymphatic system, encouraging the growth of cancer cells.

Scientific research has debunked this as an urban legend.2

3. Implants Mean Cancer

So not true!

If you’ve decided to have your breasts enhanced, you don’t have to freak out that you’re going to get breast cancer.

According to the experts, the breast implants don’t increase your risk of developing breast cancer.2

However, they can make it hard to detect tumors or lumps through traditional testing, such as a mammogram.

If you have breast cancers, make sure you tell your doctor so that extra care can be taken to watch for possible issues.

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