Take the Breast Cancer Test
Choose only one answer per question


  1. Early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment.
     True
     False

  2. Older women are more likely than younger women to develop breast cancer.
     True
     False

  3. When checking your breasts, look for lumps, a thickening that doesn't go away, swelling or puckering of the skin, a leaking nipple, a nipple that has changed shape or pulled into your chest and skin soreness.
     True
     False

  4. Fifty percent of the lumps women find when checking their breasts aren't cancerous.
     True
     False

  5. It's okay to use deodorant, lotion or powder under your arms or on your breasts on the day you have a mammogram.
     True
     False

  6. Women who drink more than one alcoholic beverage each day have an increase risk of breast cancer.
     True
     False

  7. The best time to examine your breasts is two weeks after your period starts.
     True
     False

  8. Women who have their first child before age 30 and breast-feed for longer than six months are less likely to develop breast cancer.
     True
     False

  9. Smoking can increase your risk of breast cancer.
     True
     False

  10. Breast cancer can be treated by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
     True
     False

  11. Women should have a mammogram every one or two years starting at age 40 and every year starting at 50.
     True
     False

  12. A woman's chances of developing breast cancer are high if her mother, a sister or daughter had it.
     True
     False

  13. It's safe for women at high risk of breast cancer to have hormone-replacement therapy during menopause.
     True
     False

  14. Regular exercise reduce your risk of breast cancer.
     True
     False

  15. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 35 to 54.
     True
     False