3. Biopsies and surgery don’t spread cancer.
Some women think that biopsies and surgeries will spread breast cancer cells throughout the body. This isn't true. Talk to your doctor about your fears. Get the real facts about breast cancer.
4. Most breast cancer isn’t inherited.
At most, only one out of 10 women inherit the genes that can cause breast cancer.
5. Changes are normal. But know the signs.
Breast lumps, rashes and discharge don’t mean you have cancer. But if you notice changes that last awhile, see your doctor. Some signs should be checked out right away. They include bloody nipple discharge or hard lumps in the breast or under the armpit.
6. Healthy habits can make a difference.
The best way to protect yourself from breast cancer? Be active and keep a healthy weight. When you have more fat tissue, your body makes more estrogen. Some forms of cancer “feed” on it.
Don’t wait: Take action now. You have the power to lower your chances of having breast cancer.
The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.