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Common misconceptions about breast cancer

There was a ton of hype and promotion of breast cancer awareness during the month of October. However, in some instances, that caused confusion to many. According to the Huffington Post, women and men alike need to take the time and look at what they can do to detect the disease early on.

Even though breast cancer awareness month is imperative to promote the research and knowledge of the disease, it can also cause many to be so bombarded with information that they are misinformed, the media outlet reports. It may be important for people to truly understand that there is research being conducted daily to hopefully find a cure and battle this disease. However, until then, people may want to find out what to look for.

According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthroughs in breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.
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