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Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (8 of 12)

There are no racial differences in the risk for breast cancer.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (7 of 12) ANSWER

MYTH! Cardiovascular disease surpasses breast cancer as the leading cause of death in all adult post-menopausal women by far. More women will die from cardiovascular disease than ALL cancers combined.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (7 of 12)

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in adult postmenopausal women.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (6 of 12) ANSWER

TRUTH! Being female and aging at the two leading risk factors for cancer death – risk factors that cannot be modified. Obesity, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol consumption are relative risk factors which we CAN do something about!

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (6 of 12)

Obesity and sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for developing breast cancer.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (5 of 12) ANSWER

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in adult females.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (5 of 12)

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in females in the U.S.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (4 of 12) ANSWER

MYTH! Follow-up studies after a mammogram are not an indicator of something wrong, but are needed to problem-solve an area seen on the screening study. The majority of women will have normal or benign results upon further tests. Of 1,000 women who undergo screening mammography, only 5-6 will be found to have breast cancer.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (4 of 12)

The majority of women who require follow-up imaging after their annual screening mammogram are found to have breast cancer.

Test Your Breast Health Knowledge: Myth or Truth? (3 of 12) ANSWER

Around 10% of women will have an abnormal mammogram (though fewer will require them with 3D mammography).