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"TOP MYTHS39-5-2/HOUDonate to GPaint the Paper PinkG. 25% of the proceeds go to:1-800-882-6789ABOUT BREAST CANCER1. GYou canGt get breast cancer if it doesnGt run in your family.GFalse: More than 85% of women have no history of the disease.2. GYou will definitely get breast cancer if it runs in your family.GFalse: Many times, cancer runs in the family because of similar lifestyle habits – habits you can control and change to lower your risk.3. GYou donGt need mammograms after menopause.GFalse: 2 out of 3 invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older. Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older, so getting regular screenings is important.4. GMen canGt get breast cancer.GFalse: More than 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Men should not ignore breast lumps and should have all breast changes checked.5. GSurgery and needle biopsies can cause breast cancer to spread.GFalse: Needle biopsies to diagnose breast cancer do not cause cancer cells to spread, nor does exposure to air during breast cancer surgery. Sometimes a surgeon will find more cancer than the imaging scans or x-rays showed, but in those cases the cancer was already there.6. GThere is nothing you can do to lower your risk.GFalse: While you canGt change certain risk factors- like being female and having a family history of breast cancer- you can do a lot to help reduce your risk. In a word: lifestyle. Exercise more and eat healthier, especially if you are overweight. Limit or eliminate alcohol and quit smoking. Being responsible when it comes to your health goes a long way in breast cancer prevention.8826789-210-81572-Top6PINK – Page 1 – Composite"

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