• Myth : Breast cancer can only attack women with a family history of breast cancer
Fact : If one member of a family of ladies such as father, mother, brother, or your sister had breast cancer, then you have a high risk of developing breast cancer. However, you should know that 70 % of women who develop breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
• Myth : Wearing a bra underwire will increase the risk of breast cancer
Fact : This is simply a myth that is circulating in the community. Underwire bra has nothing to do with the increased risk of breast cancer in a woman.
• Myth : All breast lumps are breast cancer
Fact : It also includes a myth because 80% of lumps found in the breast is not breast cancer. It may be that the lump is just a cyst or thickening of tissue that has nothing to do with cancer. So, ladies should see a doctor to check if the lump is cancerous or not.
• Myth : Women with breast implants have a higher risk of developing breast cancer
Fact : Breast implants may not cause breast cancer. However, breast implants will interfere with current mammography examination. Examination itself is also more difficult to do if you have breast implants.