How Much Do You Know About Breast Care -- Continued

November 05, 2014

How Much Do You Know Quiz Results-Explained

How'd you do on your quiz?  Here are the answers from the quiz posted Monday, November 3.

1. True - Lumpiness is not a cause for concern as long as it is normal for your breasts.

2. True - Dimpling, puckering, flattening, indentations, and other changes seen on the outside of the breast may indicate a problem within the breast.

3. False - A small percentage of breast cancers are not detected by mammography. Any lump in your breast requires further evaluation.

4. True - Most breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50, and the risk is especially high in women over 60.

5. False - More than 80 percent of all breast lumps discovers are not cancerous.

6. False - Although a family history of breast cancer puts you at a higher risk, 80 percent of the women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

7. True - Following menopause, the amount of fibrous tissue in a woman's breasts decreases and the amount of fatty tissue increases.

8. False - In its earliest and most treatable stage, breast cancer often causes no symptoms. It's critical that women, including those with no symptoms, follow their monthly breast self exams, mammograms, and clinical breast exams.

9. False - Breast size has nothing to do with a woman's vulnerability to cancer or other breast diseases.

10. True - The American Cancer Society recommends breast self exams on a monthly basis starting at the age of 20. This allows women to learn how their breasts look and feel and changes to be detected sooner.

11. False - There is no evidence that an injury to the breast will cause cancer. An injury may, however, result in certain consitions that can appear as lumps. An injury can also make you more aware of your breasts and more likely to notice any unusual changes.

12. True - Your best plan for early detection of breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams, and breast self exams.

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