There are some myths and misconceptions about the things that may increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer, known as risk factors.
Many women are not aware that your risk of breast cancer increases as you get older or that drinking alcohol and being overweight can increase your risk.
On the other hand, many women mistakenly believe a bump or knock to the breast increases your risk of breast cancer, even though the research does not support this claim.
It is important to separate the fact from the fiction about risk factors for breast cancer. With an understanding of the things that may increase your chance of developing breast cancer, you can take positive steps to reduce your risk.