If you have no family history, can you still get it? Does having smaller breasts raise your risk? What you don't know may surprise you when it comes to breast cancer.
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Narrator: Kathy Connell was shock 5 years ago when she learned she has breast cancer. Cathy: The first thing that came to mined was that they made a mistake. Narrator: Cathy had no family history of the disease. Dr. Mark Schachner, says it is a myth that no family history offers protection. Dr.Morph: Most people do have a family history is just a coincidence, that they also have breast cancer. Narrator: 70% of women diagnosed have no known risk factors, a second a myth is that all women have 1 and 8 chance of getting the disease. Dr.Morp: 1 and 8 of women by the time 85 will have had breast cancer. Narrator: But a woman in her 30’s only has 1 and 233 risk of getting the disease. Myth number 3, a mastectomy is better than a lumpectomy, not true. Dr.Morp: We can't say that a few get along lumpectomy vs. having a breast remove that you do better as far as cancer is concern. Narrator: Another Myth smaller breast decreases your risk your cancer. In this case size does not matter. The last Myth that is vital to dispel is that breast cancer always shows up as lump. Dr.Mopr: Really most breast cancers probably are not preceded by alone. Narrator: You should check programs but also look for redness, swelling, dimpling, nipple pain or skin thickening. Cathy did feel lump and it saves her life. Cathy: If I hadn’t semi cancer when I did, I would be leaving in a different story. Narrator: Today she’s happy to say. Cathy: I am cancer free. Narrator: This is KC Taylor reporting.
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