Continuing our test of common breast myths, here's another for you. Is breast cancer the number one cause of cancer deaths among women?
Actually, it's not. Breast cancer is NOT the leading cause of death when it comes to cancer in women. In fact, that dubious prize goes to lung cancer. Yes, you heard us right: lung cancer, a mostly preventable cancer, is the number one killer among women with cancer.
Out of respect for all that you can do to improve your health - and not just breast health - we want to share some knowledge that can help save your life. The most important things you can do are educate yourself and be proactive!
Because lung cancer is such a powerful enemy, it’s good to know that there are things you can do. First, if you’re a smoker, you can quit. Women face particular fears and worries when it comes to this topic, but there’s help out there - you can Google up a storm, or just go here. Depending on your risk factors, you can also go in for screening. As with any cancer, early detection can help save lives. Learn if you fall into a high-risk category and what the pros say you can do. They’ve been talking about it a lot lately.
In this blog, we write about breast cancer a lot but we want to dispel common myths. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death among women with cancer.
Originally published 7/30/13 on mammographykc.com.