Five Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

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  • Myth 1: You Are Only at Risk of Developing Breast Cancer If You Have Family History
  • Myth 2: If Air Hits a Tumor During Surgery, It Causes the Cancer to Spread
  • Myth 3: If You Have Small Breasts, You Are Immune to Getting Breast Cancer
  • Myth 4: Your Caffeine Habit Increases Your Risk of Developing Cancer
  • Annual Mammograms Increase Your Risk Because of the Radiation Exposure

Myth 1: You Are Only at Risk of Developing Breast Cancer If You Have Family History

Fact: About 70 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. But if you do have a first-degree relative (mom, sister, child) who has had breast cancer, your risk of contracting the disease doubles.From BlackHealthMatters.com.

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