25 Breast Cancer Myths Busted

Know the difference between breast cancer facts and fiction? Here's the real deal on risks, symptoms, and more.
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Myth: If your mammography report is negative, there is nothing else to worry about.

Reality: Despite their importance for breast cancer screening and diagnosis, mammograms fail to detect around 10% to 20% of breast cancers. This is why clinical breast exams and, to some extent, breast self-exams are crucial pieces of the screening process.

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