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Breast Cancer Myths

No, Abortion Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Lara Huffman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lara Huffman

Women are the ones who have elective abortions, and women (mostly) get breast cancer, so therefore, abortion causes breast cancer? Come on, let's be better than this -- correlation does not equal causation.

Outdated Women's Health Myths To Stop Believing Right Now

Posted 03.12.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul New research has shattered some of our most closely held beliefs. The Myth: Every woman's fertility plummets after age 35 T...

Save the Ta-Tas, Save Women?

Jessica S. Holmes | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Jessica S. Holmes

"Save the ta-tas." The bumper sticker glared back at me as I made my morning commute to work as a breast cancer researcher, as if I needed reminding that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

25 Breast Cancer Myths Busted

Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living

1. Myth: Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk. Reality: Roughly 70 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have ...

Rethinking Societal Attitudes About People Who Get Cancer

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Our personality does not make us more or less likely to get cancer, and its successful treatment is not essentially a matter of our outlook.

Just a Kid: A Ten-Year-Old Battles Breast Cancer

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

With each new membership in the Survivors Club, there are lessons to be learned. While Hannah's case is extremely rare, it reminds us of some of the myths of breast cancer.

25 Breast Cancer Myths And Misunderstandings

Health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

1. Myth: Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk. Reality: Roughly 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiab...