Ten Myths About Breast Cancer [Infographic]

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More than 230,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, making it the most common cancer among American women. With so many people affected by breast cancer, there is a lot of information — and unfortunately, misinformation — available.

As October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re dispelling the top ten myths about breast cancer. View the infographic below to learn more:

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More information on breast cancer treatment and research.

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  1. My daughter just had a ductil carcinoma removed from her left breast. The Dr. has prescribed 7 weeks of radiation. Her tumor was 6mm and they got it all. The lymph nodes were clear. I am concerned about the length of the treatments and what they might do to her heart. Should she get a second opinion as to this therapy? I am a patient at Dana-Farber. I have Liposarcoma and am currently clear of growth. Dr. Morgan is my Dr. and he is wonderful. Please let me know if you can help. Thank You. M. Gonyaw

  2. My daughter just had a ductil carcinoma removed from her left breast. The Dr. has prescribed 7 weeks of radiation. Her tumor was 6mm and they got it all. The lymph nodes were clear. I am concerned about the length of the treatments and what they might do to her heart. Should she get a second opinion as to this therapy? I am a patient at Dana-Farber. I have Liposarcoma and am currently clear of growth. Dr. Morgan is my Dr. and he is wonderful. Please let me know if you can help. Thank You. M. Gonyaw

    1. Dear Margaret —

      Thank you for reaching out. We are sorry to hear about your daughter’s health issues. Unfortunately, we cannot offer medical advice over this blog or email. It is best to bring any questions to your physician or care team.

      If your daughter is interested in a second opinion at Dana-Farber, the process is the same as becoming a new patient. If your daughter is able to come to Boston to meet with our treatment team, please call 877-442-DFCI (877-442-3324) or fill out this online appointment request form:
      https://www.dana-farber.org/apps/request-an-appointment.aspx

      If your daughter is not able to travel to Boston, Dana-Farber offers a program called Online Specialty Consults, which allows patients and physicians to confer with our specialists online about second opinions, treatment options, or clinical trials.

      These links provide an overview of the process:
      http://www.dana-farber.org/Partners-Online-Specialty-Consultations.aspx
      https://econsults.partners.org/v2/%28jwewk42ud2zpsevdo4p1l545%29/Tour/1.html

      I hope this is helpful. Wishing you and your daughter all the best.

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