5 Myths about breast cancer – The most common cancer that affects women globally

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Are you or some of your loved ones diagnosed with breast cancer? Then, it is necessary to separate real facts from myths. In this article, we will dispel the myths related to breast cancer. There is also a significant amount of awareness related to breast cancer. Still, myths circling it do exist.

In order to avoid all the myths and educate yourself, we have enlisted some myths that are not at all real and also some facts that will clear all the doubts. Let’s get started!

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#MYTH: If I don’t have a family history of breast cancer, then it won’t get it.

#FACT: Most people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer have no known family history.

#MYTH: If you maintain a healthy weight, exercise daily, eat healthily, and limit alcohol, you don’t have to worry about breast cancer.

#FACT: Yes! These behaviours can certainly help to lower the risk of breast cancer but they can’t eliminate it.

#MYTH: Wearing a bra can generate breast cancer.

#FACT: There is no such evidence that bras cause breast cancer.

#MYTH: Only older women suffer from breast cancer.

#FACT: This fact is not at all true. Though post-menopausal women are at a higher risk of experiencing breast cancer, younger women can also get it. 

#MYTH: Having pain in the breast means breast cancer.

#FACT: This statement is not at all valid. Many women before periods may endure pain in the breasts. And this pain may disappear once the menstruation cycle is over.

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