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.

Ultrasound Breast Imaging

Although a mammogram remains the most common and effective screening device for detecting early stage breast cancer, there are occasions where it may not reveal a breast lump or other abnormality.

Understanding Mammograms

According to experts, a mammogram is the best screening tool for detecting breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages 1. Using special x-ray imaging, a mammogram can reveal both harmless and cancerous growths even when they are too small to be felt through a breast self-exam or clinical breast exam.