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The Myths and Facts on Breast Cancer



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Myth: I'm only 35. Breast cancer happens only in older women. 

Fact: While the risk increases with age, all women are at risk for getting breast cancer. 

Myth: You can prevent breast cancer. 

Fact: Because the causes of breast cancer are not yet fully known, there is no way to prevent it. 

Myth: If I don't have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, I won't get breast cancer. 

Fact: You can still get breast cancer, even without a gene mutation. About 90  to 95 percent of women who get breast cancer do not have this mutation. 

Myth:Women with more than one known risk factor get breast cancer.

Fact: Most women with breast cancer have no known risk factors except being a woman and getting older. All women are at risk. 

Myth:Only women with a family history of breast cancer get the disease.

Fact: Most women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease. However, a woman whose mother, sister or daughter had breast cancer has an increased risk. 

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