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Breast Cancer Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

By Dr. Piyusha Kulshrestha in Cancer Surgical Oncology

Feb 3, 2023

Breast Cancer Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction


Breast cancer remains the most prevalent cancer affecting millions of women worldwide. Despite medical advancements, misconceptions about its causes and treatments persist. Here, we debunk common myths to promote accurate understanding and awareness.

Myth 1: Underwire bras cause breast cancer.

Fact: There is no scientific evidence supporting the claim that underwire bras cause breast cancer. Properly fitting bras, including those with underwire, do not increase breast cancer risk.

Myth 2: Deodorants and antiperspirants cause breast cancer.

Fact: Despite concerns, scientific research has not found any evidence linking deodorants or antiperspirants to breast cancer risk.

Myth 3: Breast cancer affects only older women.

Fact: While age increases risk, breast cancer can occur at any age, emphasizing the importance of awareness and regular self-examinations.

Myth 4: A lump in the breast always means breast cancer.

Fact: Not all breast lumps are cancerous; they can be benign. Consultation with a specialist is essential for proper diagnosis.

Myth 5: Mammograms can cause breast cancer.

Fact: Mammograms are safe and crucial for early detection, delivering minimal radiation exposure that is considered safe for screening.

Myth 6: Breast cancer always requires mastectomy.

Fact: Many cases can be treated with breast-conserving surgery, preserving breast shape and cosmesis, depending on tumor size and patient health.


Breast cancer education is essential to dispel myths and empower women with accurate information for early detection and effective treatment. Closing care gaps through awareness is critical in fighting this multifaceted disease.