Breast Cancer Myths

#Breast Cancer


  • Most Breast Cancers run in Families
  • Only women can get breast cancer
  • Only older people can get breast cancer
  • Alcohol has no links with breast cancer
  • Only people with a genetic history of breast cancer can develop breast cancer
  • You can’t get breast cancer if you haven’t had a child yet
  • I am too young to get breast cancer
  • Men can’t get breast cancer
  • Alcohol is not linked to breast cancer
  • Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk
  • I have never had children, so I can’t get breast cancer


  • About 90% Women diagnosed don’t have a Family History of breast cancer
  • Though less likely, men can also get breast cancer
  • There are plenty of diagnose made in people below the age of 40
  • Consumption of alcohol can increase your chances of developing cancer
  • It is possible to develop cancer even if you family doesn’t have a history of developing the disease
  • Women who don’t have children or have children after the age of 30 have increased chances of developing breast cancer
  • Many women who are under 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 1 in 1,249 men have a lifetime risk of breast cancer
  • Alcohol use increases the risk of breast cancer
  • All women are at risk, but family history increases the risk
  • Women who have never had children, or only had them after 30, have increased risk of breast cancer