Breast Cancer Myths

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Do you know the answers to these breast cancer myths? While there is no one definitive cause of breast cancer, some factors raise your risk:

  1. True or False?Certain deodorants have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer.
  2. True or False? Standing in front of a microwave will up my risk.
  3. True or False? My family history of breast cancer can predict whether I’m at higher risk for the same diagnosis.
  4. True or False? My weight and my age can impact my risk of breast cancer.

Answers: 

  1. False
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True

“If you have a personal or family history of breast cancer, that does put you at slightly higher risk,” said Baptist Health Paducah Nurse Navigator Terri Walters, RN. She adds that age increases risk as does obesity after menopause, “Eating healthy and exercising can help to prevent breast cancer.

Learn more about Baptist Health Cancer Care and the programs and support groups that we offer.