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What are some Common Cancer Myths?

By Owner Dec 13, 2022 #cancer myth

MYTH: If I don’t have a family history of breast cancer, I won’t get it.

FACT: Most people diagnosed with breast cancer have no known family history. Cancer is caused by harmful changes (mutations) in genes. Only about 5 to 10 percent of cancers are caused by harmful mutations that are inherited from a person’s parents. Multiple family members will often develop the same type of cancer in families with an inherited cancer-causing mutation. These cancers are called “familial” or “hereditary” cancers. The remaining 90 to 95 percent of cancers are caused by mutations during a person’s lifetime as a natural result of aging and exposure to environmental factors, such as tobacco smoke and radiation.


MYTH: If you maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat healthily, and limit alcohol, you don’t have to worry about breast cancer.

FACT: Although these behaviors can help lower breast cancer risk, they can’t eliminate it.


MYTH: Cancer a death sentence?

FACT: In the United States, the likelihood of dying from cancer has dropped steadily since the 1990s. Five-year survival rates for some cancers, such as breast, prostate, and thyroid, are now 90 percent or better. The 5-year survival rate for all cancers combined is currently about 68 percent.


MYTH: Wearing a bra can cause breast cancer.

FACT: There is no evidence that bras cause breast cancer.


MYTH: Men don’t get Breast Cancer

FACT: Men can get breast cancer, too, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 833.

Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer now accounts for 12% of all cancer cases worldwide; however, rates in the USA have declined since 2003. This trend is attributed to Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women. #Men can get breast cancer, too, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 833. Breast Cancer now accounts for 12% of all cancer cases worldwide; however, rates in the USA have declined since 2003. This trend is attributed to Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women.

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