he Breast Cancer Awareness Month Started October 1st – 31st
This year we RISE to ensure every woman has access to the screenings she needs and the support she deserves. When we RISE, we Rally in Screening Everyone. Are you ready to RISE?
When we raise our voices together, we help spread the word about the importance of breast cancer screening and support. RISE up and join us in reaching even more people throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month by sharing NBCF messaging on your social media channels.
NEVER HAVE AN AWKWARD CONVO ABOUT BREAST HEALTH AGAIN
Talking confidently about breast health can be an important—but sometimes awkward— step in supporting breast cancer awareness. We’re here to help you find the right words.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Your network is powerful! Use your voice, passion, and resources to help us RISE to reach every woman and make sure she has access to the screenings, support, and care she deserves.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.
According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.
Breast cancer can be diagnosed through multiple tests, including a mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy.
Once a person is determined to have a malignant tumor or the diagnosis of breast cancer, the healthcare team will determine breast cancer staging to communicate how far the disease has progressed.
Types of Breast Cancer
Types of breast cancer include ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and metastatic breast cancer.
In general, there are five treatment options, and most treatment plans include a combination of the following: surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. Some are local, targeting just the area around the tumor. Others are systemic, targeting your whole body with cancer fighting agents.
Breast Cancer Myths
There is a lot of misinformation out there resulting in common breast cancer myths. Make sure you know the facts about breast cancer.