The Antidote

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards' breast cancer: Orac responds to the media

Orac, over at Respectful Insolence, is an oncologist and has provided extensive, helpful comments to help put the news on Elizabeth Edwards' breast cancer metastasis into context.


At 6:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breast Cancer metastasis
Common Breast Cancer Myths

The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.

Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.

Third is that it is solely hereditary

The next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?

Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.

Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.

You can find a number of helpful informative articles on Breast Cancer metastasis at

Breast Cancer metastasis


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