Myth #1: If You Have Breast Cancer, It’ll Probably Kill You
Most people survive breast cancer. Overall, 90 percent of women survive five years or more, according to data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER). Women who are diagnosed when the cancer is still at a localized stage—before it’s spread to other organs or tissue—have a 99 percent survival rate. Indeed, early diagnosis is everything.