Dr. Barbara Huggins

Breast Cancer Myths

May 3, 2007

Breast Cancer Myths -  May 3, 2007Breast cancer often starts as a small lump in the breast and is one of the most common cancers in women. Breast cancer is a disease that can be treated and cured.

Current myths surrounding breast cancer are:

The cause of breast cancer is unknown. Any woman, any age, can develop breast cancer. However, there are some factors that can increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.

These risk factors are:

Some of these risk factors you can control such as use of alcohol, smoking, and obesity.

Never ignore a lump or change in the look or feel of your breast. If you discover a lump or change in your breast, schedule an appointment with your health care provider.

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