25 Breast Cancer Myths Busted

Health.com : Know the difference between breast cancer facts and fiction? Here’s the real deal on risks, symptoms, and more.

Debunking 25 Breast Cancer Myths: Accurate information for prevention and treatment."
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Myth: Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk.

Reality: Roughly 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors for the disease. But the family-history risks are these: If a first-degree relative (a parent, sibling, or child) has had or has breast cancer, your risk of developing the disease approximately doubles. Having two first-degree relatives with the disease increases your risk even more.

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