Dr. Iesha Barron came through to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” studio! She talked about breast cancer awareness, and how often women should give themselves breast-examinations. Dr. Barron explains when a mastectomy is necessary, and why a breast diagnosis doesn’t always mean removing the breast is required. She also details some of the signs that could serve as a warning to go get it checked out.
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Dr. Barron also explains how environmental conditions and diet can help decrease your risk of a diagnosis. As a plastic surgeon, she talks about doing reconstructive surgery for breast cancer patients who have had a mastectomy. Plus, she encourages everyone to get a primary care physician. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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20 Breast Cancer Myths
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1. Myth: Exposing a tumor to air during surgery causes cancer to spread
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2. Myths: Women with small breast have a lower chance of getting breast cancer
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3. Myth: Breast implants can raise the risk of getting breast cancer
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4. Myth: Every women has a 1-in-8 chance of getting breast cancer
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5. Myth: If you’re at risk of getting breast cancer there isn’t much you can do.
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6. Myth: Wearing antiperspirant can increase the risk of breast cancer.
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7. Myth: You can’t get cancer after a mastectomy
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8. Myth: Your father’s family history of breast cancer doesn’t affect you as much as your mothers.
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9. Myth: Caffeine causes breast cancer
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10. Myth: Getting annual mammograms exposes you to radiation that can cause breast cancer.
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11. Myths: Needle biopsies can disturb cancer cells and cause them to spread to other parts of the body.
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12. Myth: Breast cancer is the, second leading cause of death in the nation after heart disease.
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13. Myth: If your mammography report is negative, there is nothing to worry about.
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14. Myth: Women with a family history of breast cancer are the only ones at risk of getting the disease.
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15. Myth: Hair straighteners can cause cancer in African American women
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16. Myth: Overweight women face the same risk of breast cancer as other women.
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17. Myth: Fertility treatments increase the risk of getting breast cancer.
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18. Myth: Living near power lines can cause breast cancer.
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19. Myth: Having an abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.
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20. Myth: Breast cancer is preventable
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