12 Breast Cancer Myths You Can Ignore

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    20% don't need lymph nodes removed...
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    Study May Change Breast Cancer Treatment
    Feb 8, 2011 - Common removal of lymph nodes isn't necessary for many
     
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    Scientists still don't know what causes breast cancer only that certain factors, such as obesity or drinking too much alcohol may increase its risk.
     
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    Yes it is true that we yet to know exactly what causes breast cancer, we do know that certain risk factors are linked to the disease. A risk factor is something that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, such as smoking, drinking, and diet are linked to things a person does. Others, like a person's age, race, or family history, can't be changed.
     
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    Breast cancer survival 'unaffected by faulty gene'...
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    Breast cancer survival 'unaffected by faulty gene'
    12 January 2018 - Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found.
     
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    hmmm every nurse has told me....if you get hit with it....remove it all....including lymph nodes...around the breast...not one has said go for the minimum impact ....to a t...it has been removal
     
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    Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients...
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    Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients
    May 16, 2018 - Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests.
     

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