The most commonly diagnosed cancer among women is breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with the disease and one woman die of it every 13 minutes. While the statistics may seem scary, it is more important to focus on what can be done to bring the numbers down. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed in the month of October, provides us with the perfect opportunity to spread awareness about the fatal disease. We all know that early detection is the key to dealing with breast cancer, making it easier to find a solution. How To Check Your Breasts For Lumps?
A number of myths surrounding breast cancer, sabotage the purpose of spreading awareness about the disease. Amongst the top googled questions about breast cancer lie queries like, "Can hickeys can cause breast cancer?" People also wonder if even implants, deodorants and other similar things may lead to breast cancer. To clear the air, let's check out a few things that may not cause breast cancer:
To understand the risks of hickeys, it is essential to know how these marks are formed. Due to intense suction or biting during sex, a bloody red or purplish-black mark may appear on your skin. The pressure due to sucking or biting the breasts may cause little blood vessels under the surface of your skin to break. However, as apart of damage control, your broken vessels release tiny spots of blood called petechiae and a collection of these causes hickey to appear the way they do. A hickey isn't usually a serious health issue. However, if the hickey doesn't go away for a long time or has a lump underneath the mark, things could be severe. Breast Cancer Early Detection & Diagnosis: Easy Methods to Identify the Disease.
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Many studies have tried to understand the link between implants and breast cancer. Whether or not implants do lead to breast cancer, there is no evidence so far to link the twain. Some studies have also explored if breast implants could mammography to detect breast cancer but with no success.
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Deodorants and antiperspirants have always been linked to breast cancer as aluminium-based compounds have been found in some cancerous masses. These compounds are said to mimic the effects of oestrogen that could possibly lead to breast cancer growth. But the claims haven't been backed with any evidence.
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MRI, Mammogram and Ultrasound
Do screening methods such as MRI, mammogram and ultrasound cause breast cancer? There is no evidence to prove it. There is no denying that one is exposed to radiation during such screening processes, but the amount is too minuscule to cause breast cancer.
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It can be difficult to screen big breasts for cancer, but that doesn't mean that people with large breasts are at an increased risk of the disease.
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Well, the key is to not give in to myths that keep floating about breast cancer or any other disease. However, if you ever come across any symptom or more specifically, a lump, you must immediately visit a doctor. Annual screening is one way to go for women above the age of 40.