Breast Cancer Myths

Since the causes of breast cancer are not completely known, many people have misconceptions about the disease. Here are 10 common beliefs about breast cancer that are not true.

10 Common Breast Cancer Myths

  • If you have breast cancer and you are nursing, you can give it to your baby.
  • Bras cause breast cancer by obstructing lymph flow
  • Only women get breast cancer
  • If a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she will likely die from it
  • Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk
  • Breast implants increase the risk of developing breast cancer
  • A discharge from the nipple indicates breast cancer
  • Using birth control pills causes cancer
  • Antiperspirants increase the risk of breast cancer