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Myth: Your father's family history of breast cancer doesn't affect your risk as much as your mother's.
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Myth: If you're at risk for breast cancer, there's little you can do but watch for the signs.
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Myth: Women with lumpy breasts (also known as fibrocystic breast changes) have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
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Myth: Annual mammograms expose you to so much radiation that they increase your risk of cancer.
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Myth: Needle biopsies can disturb cancer cells and cause them to spread to other parts of the body.
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Myth: After heart disease, breast cancer is the nation's leading killer of women.
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Myth: If your mammography report is negative, there is nothing else to worry about.
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