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Knocking Out Common Breast Cancer Myths

Breast Cancer myths

  Knocking Out Common Breast Cancer Myths I recently completed the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk in support of breast cancer awareness. Throughout the 3 days, 60 miles, and hundreds of people encountered, I was surprised to hear a couple breast cancer myths discussed as if they were factual.  In fact, in our internet driven society, I am surprised that there are still so many myths about breast cancer at all much less in a setting where so many have been personally affected by the disease.  So, in an effort to discredit some popular myths and help spread awareness, I will list some breast cancer myths: Myth: Finding a lump in your breast always leads to breast cancer. Truth: If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or notice any changes in breast tissue, go talk to your doctor.   Though it is important for all women to have consistent self-checks, remember that only a small percentage of lumps will lead to a breast cancer diagnosis. Knowledge is power and you won’t know to ask your doctor about a concerning change if you aren’t performing these checks! Myth: Breast implants can increase your breast cancer risk. Truth: According to modern research, women with breast implants are at no greater risk of getting breast cancer. However, standard mammograms don’t always work as well after implants, so additional X-rays are sometimes needed to more fully examine breast tissue. If you’re considering plastic surgery, be sure to consider Scottsdale AZ breast augmentation for the…