Common myths about breast cancer

Common myths about breast cancer

There are 1 comment on the WZZM-TV Grand Rapids story from Oct 28, 2012, titled Common myths about breast cancer. In it, WZZM-TV Grand Rapids reports that:

With only a few days left in October, which is breast cancer awareness month, we want to take a little time to dispel a few common myths associated with the disease.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WZZM-TV Grand Rapids.


Jackson, MI

#1 Oct 29, 2012
This feature/article is yet another biscuit that is pulled out from the archives every October. However, this feature/article is not only stale but wrong and its advice is misdirection. Please understand that there is NO amount of radiation that is safe and its effects are cumulative through a personís lifetime. There are several quality epidemiologic studies that demonstrate a significant level of risk for the development of breast cancer from X-ray radiation in the doses used for mammography; especially in younger women and even more so in women with strong family history (BRCA 1 or 2). It is unfortunate that mammography is still the most available means of screening women but donít dismiss its very real risk as a cause of breast cancer as a myth. I hope I donít see this misinformation next October.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Medicine Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Texting may cause neck and spine injury (Nov '14) 22 min Chiropractor From... 113
News Ask Dr. Gott: Woman deals with skin lupus (Aug '09) 1 hr krossyomind 8
News Gynecologist charged with sexual abuse against ... (Jun '14) 3 hr pailrider 20
News Why I take my daughter with me to the gynecologist (Dec '14) 4 hr pailrider 303
News Pregnancy Symptoms - 12 Very Early Symptoms of ... (Jun '07) 5 hr Mikay 6,801
News Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned 5 hr Time again 41
News Naperville's Arabella House helps women with ea... (Feb '10) 9 hr Anonymous Advicate 2
More from around the web