Myth: A breast cancer diagnosis is an automatic death sentence.
Fact: Most women survive breast cancer and can live long lives. Even women who are living with breast cancer can live a long time. Plus, new promising treatment breakthroughs are becoming available each day -- so there are many reasons to be hopeful about the future.
Information courtesy of BreastCancer.org
Are there alternatives to the breast-squashing mammogram? HowStuffWorks looks at some options.