Breast cancer can only happen to people who have a family history of it!”
Deodorants cause breast cancer!”

Heard these before? These are just some of the myths about breast cancer that we have unknowingly believed due to the plethora of misinformation surrounding it. Breast cancer today impacts nearly 2.1 million women each year. In India, it has become the most common form of cancer in women, with 1 in 22 urban women and 1 in 60 rural women being at the risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.

For raising awareness about breast cancer, it is equally important to tackle the misinformation that surrounds it. So join us this #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth as we bust these myths about breast cancer!

Also read: Satyavati M Sirsat: Pioneer In Indian Cancer Research | #IndianWomenInHistory

About the author(s)

Nishtha is a former student of philosophy and enjoys discussions on ethics. She's currently a video journalist and wants to make films some day. When not working Nishtha can be found hoarding stationery, listening to ghazals and playing with her dog.

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