There is a wealth of information available online about breast cancer, but making sure what you read is accurate, well, that’s another story; it’s important to be able to distinguish fact from myth. The same goes for well-meaning, but sometimes misguided, advice from friends, relatives, and that woman who “couldn’t help but notice your pink t-shirt” at the supermarket. Even high-profile folks with access to the best cancer care around—like actor Kathy Bates—have dealt with misinformation.
When you’re faced with a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s important to have your facts straight so you can make the right decisions. Here are five common myths people with breast cancer often hear, and the truth behind each one. [Read more…]