Cleveland Clinic Debunks Breast Cancer Myths

Created: 10/23/2012 9:06 AM By: Jennie Olson

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Cleveland Clinic wants to debunk some myths about breast cancer.

One myth is that women are more likely to have the same tumor types as relatives. That’s not true – there can be many different types of tumors.

Another myth is that radiation exposure from yearly mammogram will increase your cancer risk. Cleveland Clinic doctors say there’s no evidence to support that claim.

Another misconception is that breast exams aren’t necessary if your mammogram comes back normal. Doctors say women should get a clinical breast exam yearly.