With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nyack Hospital reveals common Breast Cancer misconceptions and myths. Doctor Robbi Kempner, Medical Director of Breast and Women’s Health Prevention Services at Montefiore Nyack Hospital shares the most common myths she hears from patients.
Myth: There is no way to decrease risk of breast cancer.
Fact: Living an overall healthy lifestyle, including exercise, low-fat diet, and not smoking can decrease your risk of breast cancer.
Myth: After the age of 70, breast cancer is less of a risk.
Fact: The risk of all cancer, including breast cancer actually increases with age.
Myth: Surgery is required immediately if diagnosed with breast cancer.
Fact: It’s safe to take some time and get a second opinion, get the right information and see what treatments or surgeries are best for the situation.
For more information, visit the Montefiore Nyack Hospital website.