25 Breast Cancer Myths and Misunderstandings

See the most common breast cancer myths and get the facts about them with our quick guide.
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Myth: Living near power lines can cause breast cancer.

Reality: A 2003 study aimed at explaining what appeared to be a high incidence of breast cancer in certain counties on Long Island, N.Y., found no link between the disease and electromagnetic fields emitted by power lines. An earlier study conducted in the Seattle area yielded a similar conclusion. Research into potential environmental risk factors is ongoing.