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Debunking Myths About Breast Cancer: What’s True and What Isn’t

According to the National Library of Medicine findings, Pakistan has the highest incidence and prevalence of breast cancer in all of Asia. Breast cancer will affect around one out of every nine Pakistani women at some point in their lives. You should educate yourself on the issue to ensure that you maintain control of the situation and, if required, get help.

Misinformation surrounding breast cancer, including its cause, diagnosis, and treatment, has spread among the general population due to a lack of knowledge. Early diagnosis is essential, and medical professionals have emphasized the possible life-saving benefits of doing so.

Here are the most common myths:

Cancer of the breast can be deadly, and women who have it may end up losing both of their breasts in addition to their lives.

It is possible to save lives and breasts by receiving a fast diagnosis and following it up with an all-encompassing and exhaustive treatment strategy. After the tumor is removed, the breast could be preserved and given a new form in the best possible outcome. Reconstruction may be an option if all other methods of breast preservation have been tried and shown to be unsuccessful.

Getting a biopsy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer spreading.

Needle biopsies are often conducted as the first step in the diagnostic process before any treatment is offered to a patient.

Detecting breast cancer at an earlier stage is necessary for survival. Breast cancer can be effectively treated, contrary to the prevalent notion that it cannot be cured, provided it is detected and identified early. Early detection paves the way for treatment that is both more efficient and successful. A biopsy is an essential aspect of the process of diagnosing a patient.

The use of bras and antiperspirants has been associated with it.

No evidence that using antiperspirants or wearing a bra of a particular color is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Women who are currently breastfeeding their children, women who have just given birth, and those who do not come from families with a history of breast cancer are not at risk of acquiring the illness.

Ninety percent of breast cancer cases occur in women with no known risk factors. Only 10% of breast cancer cases are traced to a known genetic predisposition or family history.

Doodh ki ghutli is the term used to explain breast lumps.

Doodh ki ghutli, referred to as galactocele, is a disorder that exclusively appears in nursing moms and is considered a medical abnormality. The lumps will go away after you wean your child from breastfeeding. If you feel a lump and it continues to be there even if you are breastfeeding, you should have it looked out for.

Stay aware, and educate others around you too.

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