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: Overweight women have the same breast cancer risk as other women.

Reality: Being overweight or obese does increase your breast cancer risk—especially if you're past menopause and/or you gained the weight later in life.

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