“Breast cancer is the most common killer of women”
“Many women think that breast cancer is the most common cause of death of women over the age of 40. But the facts show that cardiovascular disease causes four times more deaths in women over the age of 40, far more than all kinds of cancer combined.” Richard K. Krauss, MD
Here are more breast cancer myths that are just not true.
“It takes three months after stopping birth control to be fertile”
“Despite this popular myth, as soon as a woman is not using a contraceptive method, she is fertile. It can take up to one year to conceive but as far as the pill is concerned, a woman is fertile as soon as she stops taking it.” Veronica Gillispie, MD, obstetrics and gynecology department at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
“The pull-n-pray method works”
“Withdrawal is not an effective method of birth control. The reality is that there are sperm in the pre-ejaculate and all it takes is one sperm to become pregnant!” Diana Ramos, MD, ob-gyn, co-chair of the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative