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With the changes of people's habits and customs, the incidence of breast cancer has become higher and higher. In the prevention, recovery and treatment of breast cancer, there are many myths and misunderstandings about breast cancer that make it difficult for women to understanding breast cancer. Many women expressed the view that they wanted these myths and misconceptions about breast cancer to be corrected. Here we will introduce to you the myths and misunderstandings:

item Many breast cancers are hereditary (family medical history)
In fact, about 5 to 10% of breast cancer comes from genetics,  it is caused by mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Their families carry the BRCA1 gene or BRCA2 gene. However, the exact cause of breast cancer is not known, people who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene will not necessarily become breast cancer.

item Women with small breasts have fewer risk of breast cancer
Studies show that breast size is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and mammary duct and lobular are the main factors linked to the development of breast cancer, the number of both is the same for all women, their main function is to make milk and transport milk to the nipple. While breast size is associated with amount of fat in breasts, which have little to do with breast cancer.

item There is a lump in the breast cancer patient's breast
Statistic shows that about 10% of breast cancer patients do not have lumps in the breast, even no pain, or any other symptoms. Therefore, it is very important to the regular breast examination for women aged 20 or older. Even if a lump was found in the breast, 80% to 85% of the lumps are benign, these lumps are usually cysts or lobular hyperplasia, don't worry about it.

item X-ray of the Breast can cause breast cancer
Because the radiation dose of chest X-ray is very low radiation dose, The chest X-ray did very little damage to your body. For example, a CT scan of your chest as much radiation as 400 chest X-rays. Therefore, there's no need for you to worry.

item Birth control pills may increase your risk of developing breast cancer
Since the 1960s and early 1970s, birth control pills were welcomed by women in the U.S. However, women always worried about the birth control pills's links to breast cancer. In the middle 1990s, some studies show that at the time birth control pills may slight increase your risk of breast cancer. But now the formula of the birth control pills has been changed, so the birth control pills increases the risk of breast cancer is very small. In addition, FDA would have rigorously regulated various drugs to ensure drug safety.

item Young women will not suffer from breast cancer
Although postmenopausal women are more likely to develop breast cancer, but there is the possibility that any age women who have breast cancer. In fact, young women have individuals with breast cancer at percentages of 25%, and its mortality is high. Therefore, women should begin their self-examination at the age of 20, and have clinical examination every three years.

item Deodorant and antiperspirant may cause breast cancer
Even if you do not use these cleaning supplies, which can not help you ward off cancer breast cancer. There are reports that antiperspirant can blocks the release of toxins in your body so that toxins accumulate in the lymph nodes and cause breast cancer. But new research shows breast cancer have no relation with the usage of antiperspirant and deodorant.

item Bras increases your risk of breast cancer
Underwire bras can block the drainage of lymph fluid from your breasts, and make lymph fluid can't get back into your body, which have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The truth is that there is no scientific evidence to support the rumors. Scientific research found that there is no correlation in risk between women who didn't wear a bra and women who wore a bra. In addition, wearing a bra can protect the breast, because the breasts are very vulnerable to impact, extrusion and so on in daily life and work, while wearing a bra can play a role in the protection of the breasts.

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