Women's Health

The Most Common Breast Cancer Myths Busted

Traumatic injuries increase breast cancer risk

Sometimes, trauma or bruising to the breast can cause a hard mass after the injury heals. Finding any lump in your body is a scary thing, and women might rightfully fear they have breast cancer. This might be why there are rumors that traumatic injuries or accidents, such as car crashes, biking accidents, or broken bones increase breast cancer risk. This simply isn’t true. The mass usually comes from the scar tissue and healing process that goes on naturally in your body after an injury.