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Breast CancerMyths

9 Major Breast Cancer Myths—Debunked

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Svetlana Pochatun

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Myth: Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer


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Myth: You Must Have a Family History to Get Breast Cancer


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Myth: You Don't Need a Mammogram Until 50


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Myth: All Cases Require Chemotherapy


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Myth: A Mastectomy Is More Effective Than a Lumpectomy


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Myth: Surgery Can Cause Breast Cancer to Spread


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Myth: Discharge Is Always a Sign of Cancer


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Filipe Leme

Myth: Breast Cancer Lumps Aren't Painful


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Carl Schlabach

Myth: There's Always a Lump


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Alexander Solodukhin

Myth: You're Too Young for Breast Cancer


Krista Bennett DeMaio

Krista Bennett DeMaio

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Krista Bennett DeMaio has well over a decade of editorial experience. The former magazine-editor-turned-freelance writer regularly covers skincare, beauty, health, and lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in national publications and websites including Oprah, Women’s Health, Redbook, Shape, Dr. Oz The Good Life, bhg.com, and prevention.com. She lives in Huntington, New York with her husband and three daughters.