If I have a lump in my breast, it’s breast cancer.
The majority of lumps are not cancerous, however, it
is important that you talk to your doctor about any changes in
I can’t get breast cancer since it’s not in my family.
family history does increase your risk, most cases are diagnosed
in women with no family history.
Nothing can help chemo side effects.
is now available to control many of the side effects of chemotherapy.
Men don’t get breast cancer.
Although breast cancer is much more common in women, men can and
do get breast cancer.
I’m too young to get breast cancer.
breast cancer risk does increase as you get older, but women of
all ages are at risk of developing breast cancer.
If I have chemo, I can never become pregnant.
on age and type of chemo, fertility often returns after breast
cancer treatment. New fertility procedures done prior to chemotherapy
can also help women conceive after treatment ends.
If I eat well, exercise and take care of my health, I won’t
get breast cancer.
has been shown that a healthy lifestyle can reduce your chance
of getting breast cancer, but may not prevent it.
All breast cancer is the same.
are different types of breast cancer that may require different
If I have large breasts, I’m more likely to get breast cancer.
is no relationship between breast size and the risk of getting
Breast cancer is a death sentence.
people survive breast cancer.
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