Q. I have a breast lump but it is not causing any pain, so no problem
A: - Majority of the breast cancer lumps are painless.
Q. If I have breast cancer whole breast has to be removed
A: - Results are same for breast conservation surgery when compared with removal of whole breast.
Q. Breast cancer affects only old women.
A: - Even though chances are high as the age increases, breast cancer can affect women of any age. [even in 20’s and 30’s]
Q. If there is a lump in breast it means cancer.
A: - A lump in breast is not always cancer and infact more number of times it is not.
Q. Breast cancer can spread from one to another.
A: - Breast cancer does not spread from one individual to another.
Q. I am taking a special drug which will prevent cancer.
A: - There is no drug/diet which can prevent cancer altogether. But a healthy lifestyle definitely helps.
Q. Men can’t get breast cancer.
A: - Even though rare even men can get breast cancer.
Q. I don’t have any bad habits and have a healthy lifestyle I should not worry about cancer.
A: - screening is a must for all.
Q. My mother has breast cancer, does that mean I will also get it.
A: - Risk is same as general population unless there is a problem in gene [BRCA1 and BRCA2].