Myth: Breast cancer always comes in the form of tumor
The tumor - not the only sign of breast cancer. Is necessary to monitor any changes in the breast, whether it be visual changes, or any pain. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms: change the shape or size of the breast, has appeared an area that seems to the touch a compacted, have appeared dimples on the chest or the skin looks the wrinkled, was formed flakes, are concerned itching, appeared discharge from the nipple, pain in one place, swelling or redness of the breast, nipple looks like an inverted.
Myth: antiperspirants and deodorants cause breast cancer
Widespread on the Internet version claims that the chemicals contained in these toiletries, absorbed through the skin and may affect the lymphatic circulation, whereby toxins accumulate in the breast and cause a cancer. In recent years, there have been several studies in this direction, but none of them were unable to establish a link between occurrence of breast cancer and use of antiperspirants and deodorants.
Myth: All tumors - cancer
Fortunately, not all tumors are cancerous. But in reality, all the tumors should be studied to determine their quality. The most common benign tumors: cysts - fluid-filled sacs, the tumescent sensitive areas that may occur before the onset of menses, and fibroadenoma - seals in the form of nodules, but are painful. Your doctor may suggest a biopsy to make sure that the tumor is benign.
Myth: Under threat are only women with a family history of breast cancer
The very fact that you are a woman is the main risk factor for breast cancer. Approximately 70 to 80% of women whose have been found to have cancer of the breast, did not have family history of cancer. But still need to talk to your doctor about your individual risk of inheriting the gene mutation.
Myth: Breast cancer only occurs in older women
As we get older, the risk of cancer is not increased, but we know that the breast cancer can occur at any age. The best defense - Conduct clinical examinations during each pelvic examination, starting with the age of twenty. Upon reaching 40 years undergo examination every year, and a mammogram annually.
Myth: a bra with a wire insert - cause breast cancer
This statement does not have any credible evidence. The researchers found no significant increase in the incidence of breast cancer, that means that it is unlikely that wearing a bra with minimal disturbance his lymph flow can trigger the occurrence of cancer.
Myth: You do not need a breast examination, if the mammogram was a normal
Mammograms are effective in detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is easier to treat. But they are not perfect. If you find something that is causing your uncomfortable, even if you had recent was a normal mammogram, contact your doctor immediately.
Myth: Women with small breasts do not need to worry about breast cancer
Risk of occurrence breast cancer is not related to its volume. The same applies to women with large breasts - they have no reason to worry about a higher risk of developing breast cancer. However there is important point: while breast size does not affect the risk of breast cancer, the size of the body is affected. Excess weight is associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer, so take special care maintain a healthy weight throughout your life.