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About Breast Cancer
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. It is a widespread and random disease, striking women and men of all ages and races. It is the most prevalent cancer in the world today, with about 1.3 million people diagnosed annually. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, and at this time, there is no cure.
But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.
Susan G. Komen offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection, genetic testing and screening, diagnosis and treatment. Developed in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the site offers a one-stop resource for all the latest information on the disease.
Komen National Website Resources Quick Link: The Who, What, Where, When and Sometimes Why- Click Here
A Few Key Facts to Remember:
- While breast cancer most often strikes older women, breast cancer can occur in young women.
- Men can get breast cancer, If you are a man with a breast lump, you should see your physician immediately.
- A breast lump does not always mean breast cancer. However, it is essential to speak to your doctor if you experience a sign or symptom of breast cancer.
- Not all breast cancers can be detected by a mammogram. It is important to know what your breasts normally look and feel likes so that if something is abnormal, you can contact your doctor immediately.