Myths | Facts

Myth Facts
If I don’t have a family history of breast cancer, I won’t get it Most people diagnosed with breast cancer have no known family history
If you maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat healthy, and limit alcohol, you don’t have to worry about breast cancer Although these behaviors can help lower breast cancer risk, they can’t eliminate it
Breast cancer always causes a lump you can feel Breast cancer might not cause a lump, especially when it first develops
Annual mammograms guarantee that breast cancer will be found early Although mammography is the best early-detection tool we have, although it doesn't always find breast cancer at an early stage
All breast cancer is treated pretty much the same way Treatment plans vary widely depending on the characteristics of the cancer and patient preferences
When treatment is over, you’re not going to experience any side effects Breast cancer can have a long-term impact on people’s lives and well-being. Even after main treatments are done, people can experience long-term side effects
  1. Breast Cancer Myths vs. Facts Available at Accessed on 28 July 2021