Women fear the most to be breast cancer. And if you ask them the disease they’re most likely to get, their answer would be breast cancer as well. Even as cancers go, breast cancer’s not the deadliest form. Lung cancer kills about 40 percent more women every year as cancer of the breast. But breast cancer does kill more women age 35 to 54 than any other disease, and therein lies one big reason why it’s a woman’s worst nightmare. Breast cancer is also a disease rife with mythology. Although it gets a huge amount of media attention, a lot of what’s widely circulated is wrong. Here are 9 myths and misconceptions about breast cancer.
#1. If I get it, I’m going to die
The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer has decreased significantly. In fact, the death rate has been steadily declining as well. Over 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are alive after five years.