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10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

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Young woman having a breast scan
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Myth #1: If You Have Breast Cancer, It’ll Probably Kill You


Mid adult male patient describing a chest pain to his doctor.
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Myth #2: Breast Cancer Is Her Problem


Woman getting blood drawn
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Myth #3: A BRCA Mutation Means You Will Get Cancer


Doctor looking at mammogram
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Myth #4: If You Have a BRCA Mutation, a Mastectomy Is the Best Option


Mother and daughter hugging
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Myth #5: Breast Cancer Risk Is Only Passed Through Your Mom’s Side


Woman pouring packet of artificial sweetener into coffee
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Myth #6: Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Can Cause Breast Cancer


Woman in towel spraying on deodorant
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Myth #7: Deodorant Can Cause Breast Cancer


Two women working out together and high-fiving
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Myth #8: You Can’t Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk


Young woman doing self breast exam
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Myth #9: A Lump in the Breast Is the Only Warning Sign


Young woman getting mammogram
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Myth #10: A Lump Definitely Means Cancer


Christa Sgobba

Christa Sgobba

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Christa is a writer, editor, research, and content creator with 10 years of experience producing informative, service-heavy health, fitness, and nutrition content. On the print side, her work has appeared in Men’s Health, Weight Watchers, and Glamour. On the digital side, she’s written for MensHealth.com, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Silver Sneakers.