October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Learn About Breast Cancer Myths

Breast Cancer Myths

Have you ever heard or thought, “I don’t have a family history so I can’t get breast cancer” or “I’m too old/young to get breast cancer”?

These are just some of the serious misconceptions about breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women (after skin cancer) in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute, with over 290,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year. While these statistics certainly sound scary, the good news is that screenings are an excellent way to find cancers early, when they are most treatable.

Remember, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a great time to focus on your breast health. It’s important to stay informed about the breast cancer myths commonly circulated, including what causes it and who can get it, and raise awareness for the significant impact early screening can have on breast cancer.

To learn more, read the full article by visiting Connecticut Breast Imaging’s website at here.

Contact us online, or call us at 203.791.9011, to schedule a breast cancer screening and discuss your specific needs and breast cancer risk.

Submitted by New Milford, CT

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