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Myth #1: Only women can get breast cancer.
Fact: While breast cancer is much more common in women, men can also develop breast cancer.

Myth #2: Wearing a bra can cause breast cancer.
Fact: There is no scientific evidence that suggests wearing a bra increases the risk of breast cancer.

Myth #3: Only older women get breast cancer.
Fact: While the risk of breast cancer increases with age, women of all ages can develop breast cancer.

Myth #4: Breast cancer always causes a lump in the breast.
Fact: While a lump is a common symptom of breast cancer, other symptoms include changes in the shape or size of the breast, changes in the nipple, and nipple discharge.

Myth #5: A family history of breast cancer means you will get breast cancer.
Fact: While having a family history of breast cancer can increase your risk, most women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history.

Myth #6: Breast cancer only affects women with large breasts.
Fact: Breast cancer can occur in women with breasts of any size.

Myth #7: You cannot get breast cancer after a mastectomy.
Fact: While a mastectomy can reduce the risk of breast cancer, it does not guarantee that breast cancer will not recur or develop in the other breast.

Myth #8: Breast cancer is always painful.
Fact: Breast cancer may or may not cause pain, and some women may not experience any symptoms at all.

Myth #9: A breast cancer diagnosis is always a death sentence.
Fact: Breast cancer is a treatable and often curable disease, especially when caught early.

Myth #10: Mammograms are painful and not worth the discomfort.
Fact: While mammograms can be uncomfortable, they are an important screening tool for detecting breast cancer early when it is most treatable.

Myth #11: If you have dense breast tissue, you are at higher risk for breast cancer.
Fact: While dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect breast cancer on a mammogram, it does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Myth #12: Breast cancer is contagious.
Fact: Breast cancer is not contagious and cannot be passed from one person to another.

Myth #13: Breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer.
Fact: While breast implants can make it more difficult to detect breast cancer on a mammogram, they do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Myth #14: All breast lumps are cancerous.
Fact: Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but it is important to have any new lump or change in your breast checked by a healthcare professional.

Myth #15: You can’t get breast cancer if you have no family history of the disease.
Fact: Most women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

Myth #16: Breast cancer is caused by deodorant.
Fact: There is no scientific evidence to suggest that deodorant or antiperspirant use increases the risk of breast cancer.

Myth #17: Breast cancer is a punishment for past sins or bad behavior.
Fact: Breast cancer is a disease caused by abnormal cells in the breast and has nothing to do with a person’s character or behavior.

Myth #18: If you have a lump in your breast, it means you have breast cancer.
Fact: While a lump can be a sign of breast cancer, many breast lumps are benign (non-cancerous).

Myth #19: Breast cancer always runs in families.
Fact: While having a family history of breast cancer can increase your risk, most women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history.

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