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We are back in October as many people know is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're about to tackle some of the most common myths about best cancer.
People don't often know that these minutes are really just that they believe that -- -- truth.
Yeah we don't have a big enough screen.
To list elements.
I mean under -- the voter rents -- draw things like that.
But I've listed some that I want to just mention briefly that people believe.
The first is that if you don't have a family history of breast cancer here you won't get it.
Now remember that family history is only one aspect of -- -- breast cancer you might not have anyone in your family with breast cancer.
Yet you may do all the wrong wrong things if you're a woman who may have too much alcohol.
Too much -- do much fat in your -- whatever.
So you can't goal by the family history and by the way a family history is not only important.
In terms of your mother and female relatives but a history of cancer among your male relative is also important.
Now and women think that if they have a and found to have a breast cancer they will of necessity.
Have a mastectomy.
Of breast cancers do not need removal of the -- that is an old.
The technique that has largely been abandoned there are certain circumstances in which the breast has to be removed if there are a lot of glands and a certain multiple tumors.
In most cases a lumpectomy.
Of the just of the tumor followed by radiation and or chemotherapy.
Now they had the other rumors that young women.
Are very vulnerable are as vulnerable to breast cancer as older women not true.
I think there -- -- about 200000 cases of breast cancer.
Diagnose this year.
-- most of them.
Will be in women over the age of sixty only 25%.
Will be under the age of 45.
So that means that if you know you have a lump or you need to have a mammogram.
For for breast cancer but don't have the frame of mind that if you're young you're gonna have be at risk considerable risk.
For breast cancer and then.
The other thing is I have so many patients -- say you know.
I have this -- -- I know it's fatal.
Early detection and with all -- treatments we now have.
Is cures most breast cancers the key is early detection.
Depending on your vulnerability.
He should have mammograms at the appropriate intervals if you need a sonogram if you need an MRI in addition.
That that our cat scan.
You should you should do that to put breast cancer detected Ernie given all the treatments we have.
It is not all and certainly not even frequently fatal.
Men don't get breast cancer is another rumor -- should be laid to rest.
Men do get breast cancer -- -- women get it about a hundred times more frequently.
But man get into and that's important because if you're a man and you feel a lump in your breast don't ignore it haven't examined.
Do you most usual cars.
A painful and lumpy breasts in men is -- some reaction due to any medication you're taking its called direct to -- -- But if you have anything like that have it checked out men do get breast cancer.
Greedy hands Mythbusters out there and that's terrific doctor before you go you have to give us your healthy Monday -- Okay.
I just want to say this about the healthy Monday tip.
The reason I began telling -- -- because I have a a friend by the name of Sid Lerner.
Who is dedicated to the health of the nation.
And he -- has started an organization called meatless Monday in which he he got Columbia university and Ben and Johns Hopkins University.
Support the concept that every Monday.
We should not eat meat if we do that for the rest of their lives that will make us healthier in the long run.
He's branched out to the other areas that I've discussed so today I want to reiterate his original recommendation.
Starting tomorrow plan every Monday not to have -- have.
And fish for them instead.
Caused great advice as a vegetarian I can you say that's fabulous guys I don't know Turkey is that.
Let's go to Turkey until really I don't always play to have you here thank you so much --
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