Breast Cancer Myths

Fighting Myths For World Cancer Day

Today, February 4, is the globally-recognized World Cancer Day and the theme is dispelling cancer myths.

Does Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer?

Deodorants and antiperspirants contain chemicals, and we apply these chemicals in very close proximity to the breast, so it is a natural question to ask if deodorants cause breast cancer.

Can Nipple Piercings Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Despite the rumors, nipple piercings cannot increase your risk of breast cancer. Here’s what you should be worried about instead.

Silicon breast model for breast self exam

Are All Breast Lumps Breast Cancer?

Four out of five biopsies of breast lumps are benign, meaning that they are harmless and certainly not breast cancer.

Can Wearing a Bra Cause Breast Cancer?

The simple fact of the matter is this: there is absolutely no proven link between wearing a bra and breast cancer.

22 Ridiculous Health Rumors

In a recent article in Prevention Magazine, there is an interesting article that tries to separate a few facts from fiction……….. Between e-mail forwards, the Internet, and misinformed friends and relatives, it’s become harder than ever to separate health fact from fiction. Whatever their origin, misleading health “hearsays” can cause unnecessary anxiety and distract you from [...]

Myths

Does breast cancer only occur in older women? No. While it’s true that the risk of breast cancer increases as we grow older, breast cancer can occur at any age. According to the National Cancer Institute, the overall lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is 1 in 8. The American Cancer Society has found that [...]