10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Twitter is great for a lot of things. Diagnosing breast cancer is not one of them.

Since the first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 1985, millions of women (and many men too) have been motivated to take action in the form of a potentially life-saving mammogram—37 million are done each year. Which is fantastic.

Problem is, awareness can also breed fiction, and our social feeds and email inboxes are especially adept at spreading medical information that isn’t exactly correct. Or even remotely correct.

Here are 10 common breast cancer myths you need to stop believing, like, today.

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