Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women. But what is more dangerous is a series of breast cancer myths that invoke doubts and suspicions, leading to lack of timely detection and action.
Young women are often seen too unwary of breast cancer under the assumption that it may not affect them because they are young. When in fact, breast cancer can strike at any age. In fact, 5% of breast cancer cases occur in women under 40 years of age. Young women may not get a diagnosis right away because most organizations don’t recommend regular mammogram screenings until age 45 or 50.
Then, there are some fearful women who overthink their way to misery the minute they spot a lump in their breasts. Truth is, only a small percentage of breast lumps turn out to be cancerous. Only when one discovers a persistent lump in their breasts or notice any changes in breast tissue, it is advisable to go in for breast imaging studies to determine if this lump is of concern or not.
Some, yet with absolutely no history of breast cancer, have laid back lives, rest assured that they can never develop cancerous cells in their breasts. It is only when they see the statistics for themselves – that only about 10% of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history – that they rush for diagnosis.
Some women believe that a mammogram can cause breast cancer to spread. Reality? A mammogram, or x-ray of the breast, currently remains the gold standard for the early detection of breast cancer, and breast compression while getting a mammogram cannot cause cancer to spread.
Breast cancer is contagious! Men can never have breast cancer! Breast cancer treatment is usually worse than the disease itself. The preposterous breast cancer myth list goes on! But thankfully, with the advent of new technologically advanced therapies that are more precise and targeted, breast cancer risks can be mitigated and quality of life can be drastically improved with the right kind of awareness followed by early detection.
At Trivitron Healthcare, we are committed to fight Breast Cancer through the power of advanced technology. Kiran’s Felicia Digital Mammography System is designed in such a way that the overall mammogram experience is less painful for patients, easier for technicians to handle and delivers high quality clinical images for early detection of Breast Cancer.
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