Myth 1: If you feel a lump in your breast, it means you have Breast Cancer.
Most breast lumps are NOT breast cancer. Lumps found in breasts can vary in size. These size variations can be due to the time in your menstrual cycle or may be due to fibrocystic breast condition. Fibrocystic Breast Disease is common in women from 20 years old until menopause. I had several lumps in my right breast and non were cancerous. Any lump should be talked about with your doctor.
Myth 2: If you feel pain in your breast, it means you have breast cancer.
Many women will experience breast pain and tenderness at certain times in their menstrual cycle, especially just before they menstruate. However, even this pain should be talked about with your doctor as it shows there could be an imbalance with your hormones. Your Estrogen/Progesterone balance may be off. You can still have your periods even though these are in the wrong ratios. It is best to get your hormones check using a Saliva test checking these hormones. If these hormones are out of balance, it may also prevent you from getting pregnant. This is what happened to me. I was Estrogen Dominant as my Liver couldn’t breakdown Estrogen correctly and eliminate it from my body. So, I was building up excess Estrogen in my body for decades. Any pain in your breasts should be discussed with your doctor.
Myth 3: If you have no symptoms in your breasts, it means you don’t have breast cancer.
Many people who are diagnosed with breast cancer have absolutely no symptoms. So, don’t fall under the assumptions that “all is well”. Getting in tune with your body, doing self breast exams and getting a breast thermogram are great ways of following your breast health. In my program, Beyond the Blueprint” I discuss many ways to keep your breasts healthy throughout your lifetime. I suggest getting your first breast thermogram in your twenties. That way they have a record of your personal breast health as a young woman and can follow you as you get older.
Myth 4: A “further testing” request after a routine mammogram means you have breast cancer.
Not true! I was called back so many times to “further test” my left breast I almost wanted to just leave my left breast there when I had my mammogram! I never was diagnosed with breast cancer. Statistically, only 1 out of 20 women called back for further testing are confirmed positive for breast cancer.
Myth 5: Most women with breast cancer have or had a family member with breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) states that 90% of breast cancers are associated with lifestyle and environmental factors! I love this statistic because it truly shows the power of diet, lifestyle and environment. This is what we are looking when using the Genomic Test. What is your DNA saying it needs with diet, lifestyle and environment? Find out exactly what you need with a personalized breast cancer prevention plan. Some breast cancer risks include: alcohol consumption, certain oral contraceptives, being overweight especially after menopause and environmental toxins.
Myth 6: Underwire bras can cause breast cancer.
This one is controversial. Please go to my Tips for Healthy Tits Guidebook. I have chosen to stop wearing underwire bras. From my research, I have sided on caution instead of cleavage! See my “Beyond the Blueprint” for more information.
Myth 7: Deodorants and antiperspirants can cause breast cancer.
Again this is a controversial topic. I don’t believe they can “cause” breast cancer, but I do believe that they may “contribute” to breast cancer. Remember, cancer is not from an isolated “thing”. It is very complicated and has many heads leading down the road to developing cancer. Again, I have chosen to use a product that doesn’t contain any ingredients that may “contribute” to breast cancer. Simple! See my “Beyond the Blueprint” for more information.
Myth 8: Only females get breast cancer.
Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than men. Sadly, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with invasive types of breast cancer in 2017.
Symptoms in men may include a lump beneath the nipple and color change in the area surrounding the nipple. Self-breast exams should be performed. Due to lack of information about men getting breast cancer, men tend to not seek a diagnosis, so the cancer is more difficult to treat or cure. Estrogen Dominance may also be a problem for men, too, so a Genomic Test looking at how they are breaking down Estrogen is advisable.
Myth 9: There is nothing you can do to prevent the most common type of breast cancer.
This is what I was told when I was so afraid I was going to get breast cancer due to my constant breast pain. My doctor said we would have to “wait and see”. WHAT? Then I discovered the Genomic test which shows how my body (liver) is breaking down Estrogen. You can do this simple test, too. When I discovered my liver had a few minor hiccups in breaking down Estrogen and told what I needed to do to “over-ride” these hiccups, you bet your sweet booby I jumped all over it! Within 3 weeks I had absolutely no more breast pain! Done, signed, sealed and delivered!