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Top 10 Breast Cancer Myths


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Mammograms as Prevention
Mammograms can detect breast cancer, but they don't prevent it.
Mammograms can detect breast cancer, but they don't prevent it.
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Myth: Mammograms help prevent breast cancer.

Fact: Mammograms can save lives but they do not prevent breast cancer. They help detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it’s most treatable -- thereby improving your chance of surviving breast cancer by 30 percent or more.

Information courtesy of BreastCancer.org


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