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

Annual Mammograms Increase Your Risk Because of the Radiation Exposure

Fact: There is some exposure to radiation from a mammogram, but it's a very small amount. Experts say the benefits outweigh the risks, and the American Cancer Society still recommends all women age 40 and older have an annual screening mammogram.

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