During a recent podcast, Comprehensive Breast Care surgeons Eric Brown, MD; Linsey Gold, DO; and Ashley Richardson, DO; discussed a few of the countless myths they hear from patients regarding breast cancer. Here are a few.
#1 If you have breasts you can get breast cancer. True. Cancer has no age limitations.
#2 Young women don’t get breast cancer. False.
#3 Finding a lump is the only way to detect breast cancer. False.
#4 If your mammogram is normal, you do not have breast cancer. False.
#5 I have no family history of breast cancer so I will not get breast cancer. False.
#6 Breast cancer has to be removed immediately. False.
#7 If you remove your breast, the cancer will not return. False.