With Breast Cancer Awareness month come many, many pink things, a lot of positivity, and unfortunately, some misconceptions about breast cancer.
One of the most widely used taglines for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is “Early detection saves lives,” and while earlier detection does statistically have a better chance of aiding recovery, it’s not a fail-safe.
Ten Mammography Myths
It’s important to remember that breast cancer is deadly, and in some cases, it cannot be cured. Not all misconceptions are fatal though, and we’ll bust some of those today as well.
As a healthcare provider, some of the most important things you can do to help combat breast cancer is to ensure that (1) your equipment and software are as up-to-date as they can be (contact us about your mammo), (2) staff is knowledgeable about mammography (use this infographic to help bust some myths), and (3) your patients are properly informed of mammo myths, or whatever other questions they may need answered.
We have the ability and responsibility to help dispel myths and alleviate concerns surrounding health issues. Slowly, but surely, patients are becoming more engaged in their own healthcare and we can only expect more questions!
Thanks to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, this infographic (click to zoom in) was created to dispel the top ten myths of breast cancer. Take a look. Let us know in the comments section if you learned anything new.