Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Nov 03, 2018
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to learn about the risk factors of breast cancer and ways to prevent it.
Quiz
  1. Antiperspirants can cause breast cancer.
  1. True
  2. False
 
Correct answer : False
 You may have heard that chemicals in these products can get into your body through razor nicks and cause the disease. Here’s some peace of mind: Experts say there’s no evidence this is true.
 
  1. Most breast lumps aren’t cancer.
  1. True 
  2. False
  • Correct answer False
Many women have lumps caused by fluid-filled sacs called cysts or by a buildup of scar-like tissue. A new lump or mass that is hard, painless, and has rough edges is more likely to be cancer. However, always see your doctor if you notice anything different.
 
  1. In the 14th century, breast cancer was known as the disease of:
  1. Nuns
  2. Widows
  3. Nymphs
  • Correct answer – Nuns:
Back then, the condition was so common among religious women, most of whom had no children, that it became known as nuns’ disease. Women who have many children and get pregnant at a younger age have a lower risk.
 
  1. You need to worry about breast cancer only if it runs in your family.
  1. True
  2. False
Correct Answer: False
Anyone with breast tissue can get the disease, even men. But some things make it more likely. Breast cancer in your family -- on your mother’s side or your father’s -- raises your chances of getting it. You’re also more likely to get it if you’ve had it before. Most women have some risk factors, but most don't get the disease.
 
  1. What’s the main risk factor for breast cancer?
  1. Age
  2. Being a woman
  3. Hormone therapy
  4. Correct Answer: Being a woman
Breast cancer is 100 times more common among women, although men can get it too. Age is another factor -- 2 out of 3 women with invasive breast cancer are 55 or older.
 
 
Retracted from: https://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/rm-quiz-breast-cancer-myths (visit link for more questions)