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17 Deadly Rumors About Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Truths Revealed

Breast Cancer Truths Revealed

With breast cancer as one of the leading causes of death for women in the U.S., it's easy to believe that just about anything can increase your risk of developing the disease. Deodorant? Sure. Bras? Why not?

The truth is even scientists are unsure of what really causes the silent killer, but myths about the disease still swarm the Internet, causing unnecessary anxiety and misguided fear. 

Ax your anxieties — learn the truth about these common breast cancer myths.

By Katherine Solem. Published October 12, 2010. Katherine Solem is a health writer and editor living in San Francisco.