It’s a sad reality that most of us will know, or know of, someone who’s been affected by breast cancer.
Nearly 16,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, but despite growing awareness and education major confusion and misconceptions about this disease still pervades.
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we consulted the experts to separate fact from fiction – and bust the breast cancer myths that are exactly that.
Myth 1: Having breast implants increases your risk of breast cancer.
“Data from large studies, including extended follow up for almost four decades, provide no evidence of increased risk of breast cancer for women with breast implants,” Professor Helen Zorbas, Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Australia, told Mamamia.
“However, a possible association between breast implants and a rare type of cancer called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma remains the subject of ongoing monitoring and research.” (Post continues after gallery.)