Saturday 26 May 2018

Cancer: truths and myths

Truths

• Family history accounts for 3pc to 5pc of cancers.

• Obesity is a risk factor.

• Smoking and sun exposure are risk factors.

Myths:

• Family history accounts for half of cancers.

• Tight bras and aerosol sprays are risks.

• A blow to the breast can cause disease.

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