Breast cancer is one of the more commonly known cancers among society. The entire month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness, with nationwide focus on raising awareness and funds for the disease. However, in the midst of all of the information, there also are quite a few myths out there that I'd like to dispel so you know the facts about breast cancer.
1. I am too young to have breast cancer:
Unfortunately, breast cancer does not discriminate. Breast cancer can come to you at any age, even as early as your teenage years
. Discuss with your doctor if you have any risk increase due to genetics, and if you have any suspicion of breast cancer. Don't let your age hold you back from finding the truth about your body.
2. Larger breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer: There isn't a connection between the size of the breast and being diagnosed with breast cancer. However, it sometimes may be more difficult to detect due to density in larger breasts. But not to worry, because there are better and better imaging technologies that can detect a problem.
3. Having a disability means I won't get breast cancer: Breast cancer doesn't care what disabilities you mig