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  •  Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 (2+ / 0-)

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    Pink is pretty, breast cancer isn't.  

    31 Myths & Truths About Breast Cancer

    # Myth #1: Monthly breast self-exams save lives

    # Myth #2: Mammograms can only help and not harm you

    # Myth #3: MRI is better than mammography because it finds more cancer

    # Truth #4: When breast cancer shows up on a mammogram, it may have been in your body for 6-10 years

    # Truth #5: Breast cancer mortality rates are declining

    #  Myth #6: Mammograms prevent breast cancer

    # Truth #7: We don’t know how to prevent breast cancer

    # Myth #8: Most women with breast cancer have a family history of the disease

    # Myth #9: Men don’t get breast cancer

    # Truth #10: Risk of breast cancer increases with age; 50% of breast cancer occurs among women aged 62 years or older

    # Truth #11: Most people think they have a higher risk of breast cancer than they actually do

    # Myth #12: Everyone's breast cancer is the same

    # Myth #13: Everyone who has a positive BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 test result will get breast cancer

    # Truth #14: The mortality rate from breast cancer is higher for African American women than for Caucasian women

    # Myth #15: In terms of survival, removing the entire breast is better than just cutting the cancer out and getting radiation

    # Myth #16: There are drugs that can prevent breast cancer

    # Myth #17: Once diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s very important to make treatment decisions immediately

    # Myth #18: Second opinions are only for treatment options. Once I know I have breast cancer, I can get a second opinion on how to treat the disease

    # Truth #19: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases your risk of breast cancer

    # Myth #20: With new treatments we can now cure breast cancer

    # Truth #21: You should question your doctor

    # Myth #22: If I am not a scientist, then I won’t be able to understand breast cancer research

    # Truth #23: Your tax dollars fund a significant amount of breast cancer research

    # Myth #24: My Senators and Members of Congress have no role in what happens in breast cancer

    # Myth #25: The media accurately reports breast cancer science

    # Myth #26: All breast cancer research is good because it moves us toward prevention and a cure

    # Myth #27: Breast cancer survivors are too close to
    the issue to participate in how research money is spent

    # Truth #28: Less than 3% of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials

    # Truth #29: I can educate myself

    # Truth #30: I can influence what happens in Washington D.C. about breast cancer

    # Truth #31: I can make a difference

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