Myth: Breast cancer is the biggest killer of women
“Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. So if you light up, quit smoking! Smoking is the leading cause of preventable cancer deaths.” —Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, director of active living for The American Cancer Society. These are 13 things your breasts aren’t telling you.
Myth: You don’t need to do self exams
“While self-exams don’t replace yearly checkups with your doctor, they’re still a good tool. The wisest thing is to know your body well. Don’t be afraid to examine yourself; embarrasment is a dangerous barrier. Notice if your breasts change in any way. Don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor about any concerns.” —Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH, founder of Best Friends For Life (BFFL)-Co.