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8 Myths — and the Truth — About Breast Cancer

Despite awareness campaigns and countless news articles, misconceptions abound about risks, prevention, detection and treatment

Breast cancer is ubiquitous — and scary. The odds of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer in her lifetime are 1 in 8, according to the American Cancer Society.

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