Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022 is celebrated from 1st to 31st October.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020: ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022’ is celebrated all over the world from 1st to 31st October. Its purpose is to make people aware of a deadly disease like breast cancer. Recognizing the symptoms of breast cancer in time and getting it diagnosed and started treatment. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after uterine cancer, which affects millions of women. Many times, due to the cancer reaching at an advanced stage, it also leads to death. Even today, some taboos, stigmas and myths about diseases are prevalent in the country and the world. Talking about breast cancer, there are many myths about it, which people believe and delay in getting treatment. Know about some similar myths related to breast cancer.
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Myth- Wearing underwire or tight bra causes breast cancer.
Truth- There is no truth and scientific facts in this matter. There are many such misconceptions, myths on the Internet, on which no one should believe blindly. Wearing an underwire bra blocks the flow of lymphatic fluid, which leads to the build-up of toxins. This increases the chances of getting breast cancer. There is currently no scientific evidence or study to support this, so wear bras with care. medicalnewstoday.com According to a news report, wearing a wire bra can cause itching or irritation in the skin, which leads to skin breakdown. The breakdown can cause bacteria to enter the breast, thereby increasing the chances of infection.
Myth- IVF increases the risk of breast cancer.
Truth- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure, certain medicines are given to the ovaries or ovaries to produce eggs. These medicines mimic the activity of estrogen. For this reason some experts have wondered whether they may stimulate the growth of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. This is because these cancer cells have estrogen receptors on their membranes. But no such study has proved so far that taking ovarian stimulation drugs during IVF increases the risk of breast cancer.
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Myth- If I do not have a family history of breast cancer, I cannot.
Truth- it’s not like that at all. Now breast cancer can occur at any age, at any time in life. Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are caused by genetic mutations. This means that most breast cancers do not have a hereditary cause. Family history is only one factor in breast cancer risk, so getting screened is very important. Every woman over the age of 40, regardless of family history of breast cancer, should have an annual mammogram.
Myth- Adopting a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of breast cancer.
Truth- There is nothing that can reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. The truth is that postmenopausal women who are overweight have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Not only this, women who undergo bilateral mastectomy are also at risk of developing breast cancer. Despite this, you should avoid the habit of smoking and eating fast food every day.
Myth – All lumps or lumps that occur in the breast are symptoms of breast cancer.
Truth- This is a myth. Not all lumps in the breast are cancerous. Most of the new lumps that occur in the breast are Benign i.e. non-cancerous. Any new lump in the breast must be shown to the doctor, so that it can be known whether it is benign or malignant.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 11, 2022, 15:49 IST