Most common Myths and Facts about the Breast cancer

Few Myths and Facts about Breast Cancer:

  • Myth

Most breast cancers run in families.

  • Fact

Researchers revealed that hardly 5% to 10% of breast cancers are due to hereditary, means they are caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. Remaining 90% are mainly because of lifestyle and environmental factors.

  • Myth

There is nothing you can do to lower your risk of developing breast cancer.

  • Fact

Most of the breast cancers are mainly because of lifestyle and environmental factors. It is quite possible to lower your risk by maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, and limited alcohol.

  • Myth

Bras cause breast cancer.

  • Fact

According to a scientific study done in 2014, there was no link between a bra and breast cancer. The difference in risk between women who wore a bra and women who didn’t wear a bra is relatively zero.

  • Myth

Regular mammograms prevent breast cancer.

  • Fact

Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer, but they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible when it’s most treatable.

  • Myth

Antiperspirants cause breast cancer.

  • Fact

There is no such scientific proof to support the claim that underarm deodorants cause breast cancer, either because of toxin buildup or aluminum exposure.

By | October 5, 2017 | Think Pink

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