About Breast Cancer

What is breast cancer?

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

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Early Detection

Early Detection

When breast cancer is detected early, at a localized stage, the survival rate is 98%.  Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Breast cancer can be diagnosed through multiple tests, including a mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy.

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Stages

Stages

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.

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Types

Types

Types of breast cancer include ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and metastatic breast cancer.

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Myths

Myths

There is a lot of misinformation out there. Make sure you know the facts about breast cancer.

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FAQs

FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions about breast cancer.

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Create Your Early Detection Plan

The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages.

Providing Help for Women in Need

Through our National Mammography Program, we provide mammograms for women who are uninsured or cannot afford them.

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