Many people believe that family history and genetics determines who gets breast cancer. Actually, this isn’t true.
In fact, 87 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a single first-degree relative with the disease.
Dr. Kristi Funk joins Dr. Friedman to discuss preventative care and what to do after a diagnosis. Dr. Funk also busts many of today's most common breast cancer myths, including:
- Does hormone replacement therapy play a role in the cause of breast cancer?
- Will putting a cell phone in your bra cause breast cancer?
- Does consuming soy cause breast cancer?
- Are bio-identical hormones safe?
- What foods will help prevent breast cancer and which ones are linked to causing the disease?
- What is considered “public enemy #1” when it comes to the cause of breast health?
- Do EMF (electromagnetic fields) cause cancer?
- What are environmental toxins and how can you avoid them?
- What herbs are effective at helping reduce menopause symptoms?
- Does coffee or chocolate cause inflammation of the breasts?
- Angelina Jolie made the decision to have a preventative mastectomy after finding out she had the BRCA 1 gene mutation. What exactly is this gene and when should you be tested for it?