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: Hair straighteners cause breast cancer in African-American women.

Reality: A large 2007 study funded by the National Cancer Institute found no increase in breast cancer risk due to the use of hair straighteners or relaxers. Study participants included African-American women who had used straighteners seven or more times a year for 20 years or longer.

Next: Myth: Removing the entire breast gives you a better chance of surviving cancer than having a lumpectomy with radiation therapy.

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