See? You DID Know! (Survey Answers)
After several posts on what is and isn’t a known risk factor for developing breast cancer, our quick quiz was a great way for you to see how much you know. Want to see how right you are? Look here!
- Caffeine? NOPE.
- Obesity? YEP.
- Being a woman? YEP.
- Deodorant? NOPE.
- Family history? YEP.
- Underwire bras? NOPE.
- Breast trauma? NOPE.
- Normal cell phone use? NOPE.
- Increased age? YEP.
- Smoking? YEP.
- Bonus question: Breastfeeding? Decreases risk!
Around 15% of our respondents got a perfect score! Great for you breast cancer risk specialists! Our survey showed the most often missed question concerned breastfeeding. Luckily, no one thought it causes cancer, but most people assumed it had no effect on risk. The good news is great – breastfeeding can help lower breast cancer risk! Nearly a quarter of you were also caught off guard by breast trauma, which does NOT increase the risk of cancer. So put that fact in your back pocket and breathe easier. It’s okay. You’re safer than you thought. All of the correct answers above have supporting links to click which expound upon the facts. Take a quick glance and read more on anything you may have missed. The more we know, the more we can share with others to help everyone to their best possible health!
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Originally published 4/18/14 on mammographykc.com.