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Dispelling Breast Cancer Myths

By Grant Law Office on October 6, 2014

According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an estimated 232, 340 women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2013 – approximately one diagnosis every two minutes. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness this October, the Grant Law Office, P.C. would like to encourage others to participate in any way possible. Breast cancer awareness campaigns may have become highly advertised – the Think Pink campaigns are particularly abundant – however, that does not mean that breast cancer is any less of a risk to both men and women.

To help keep the message clear, we’ve decided to dispel some of the most prevalent breast cancer myths:

Myth: Only women can get breast cancer.

While the percentage of men diagnosed with breast cancer is considerably less than women, men are still susceptible to breast cancer. Men and women should conduct a breast self-exam every month in order to check for any changes, such as lumps, puckering or swelling.

Myth: Deodorants can cause breast cancer.

There has been no conclusive evidence that deodorants or antiperspirants are linked to a risk of breast cancer.

Myth: Lumps are a sure sign of cancer.

Fortunately, the percentage of breast lumps that turn out to be cancerous is fairly small. However, it is still strongly suggested that men and women contact their doctor immediately when they notice a lump, dimpling, irritation or pain in their breast just to be certain. An early diagnosis provides the best chances for recovery.

Myth: There is no way to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Certain breast cancer risks factors cannot be changed, such as age or family history, but taking steps to stay active and healthy can help reduce the risk of developing cancer. For example, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and alcohol consumption have been linked to increased breast cancer risk. Consult with your doctor to learn more about achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The Grant Law Office, P.C. has the legal and medical knowledge to help those who have been harmed by medical malpractice in Atlanta. If you or a loved one have been misdiagnosed or received a delayed diagnosis for breast cancer, please contact us to help determine whether you are eligible for compensation.

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