Breast cancer is one of the most spread cancer among women. Lately, many breast cancer awareness programs have been launched worldwide. Still, most of us believe in myths. Anything and everything related to breast cancer whether the causes, symptoms, cure or procedure, is somehow connected to any of the widespread rumors.
Thus, today we’ve brought you almost all the myths and facts related to breast cancer. This is not just to increase your information about the disease also to warn you about the do’s and don’t’s to decrease the risk.
#40. Hit Can Get You Sick
Myth: If you already knew this, then we are glad but many ladies aren’t aware of this fact here. Women usually get scared of breast cancer when they get hit on their breasts or any injury to their breast is enough to give them a nightmare. If you thought the same then this is for you as we understand this myth came up from nowhere.
Fact: The truth is that doctors have never said that any trauma or injury can lead to breast cancer or that it increases the risk. So care for yourself, don’t get hurt and if you do, don’t get scared.
#39. Size Matters
Myth: Although, this has almost become a say over the years that larger breast increases the risk of breast cancer. Just take a breath of relief ladies! Your breast size doesn’t relate you with cancer anyway.
Fact: The ground reality is that cancerous cell growths have nothing to do with the size of your mammary organ. So, small breasts or big, the possibilities are equal.
#38. Leading Killer
Myth: In the U.S., After heart disease, breast cancer kills the most number of women patients.
Fact: Breast cancer isn’t the leading killer. Approximately, stroke causes more than 96,000 deaths, the chronic lower respiratory disease causes 67,000 deaths, while breast cancer kills around 40,000 women per year in the country.
#37. Not Even Leading Cancer!
Myth: Another myth people blindly believe is that breast cancer kills most number of women compared to any other cancer. Yes, breast cancer is the most spoken but not actually the most spread cancer.
Fact: The highest number of women deaths are caused by lung cancer, not breast cancer. This is a proven fact on the basis of several final stats that are the result of keen observations. Lately, the American Cancer Society has made this statement which mentions lung cancer being the biggest killer among women.
#36. No Breasts No Cancer!
Myth: Only women suffer from breast cancer as they have breasts. We agree that men don’t have breasts and so they aren’t prone to breast cancer. That’s not the reality though.
Fact: Men do have breast tissues and can get breast cancer. The only reason why men are less prone to this disease is that the breast tissues in mean are much less than that of women. Mostly, it occurs in 60s men but younger ages can also be affected.
In 2015, around 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 440 breast cancer deaths are expected among men in the U.S. Approx 62,000 women and 390 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK each year.
#35. Bra Or Braless?
Myth: While many websites, sharing information about breast cancer mentions wearing a bra could be one of the possible reasons. That’s all wrong!
Fact: It’s completely your choice if you like wearing a bra or not and again it has nothing to do with breast cancer. Doctors have never been certain about this nor there has been any proven relationship between wearing bra and cancer.