Everyone is at risk of breast cancer—but some of us are at higher risk than others.

There are some things everyone should know about breast cancer.
Get informed so you and your loved ones can live your healthiest lives.

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Everyone is at risk of breast cancer—but some of us are at higher risk than others.

There are some things everyone should know about breast cancer.
Get informed so you and your loved ones can live your healthiest lives.

Explore the resources below to help you understand your risk of breast cancer. Also, talk with your doctor to develop a personal breast cancer screening plan and to determine if genetic testing is right for you.

Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes for Black Women in the U.S. are Unacceptable.

Screening Basics

Breast cancer screening can help find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest.

When to get screened

Learn about breast cancer screening recommendations.

What to expect at your mammogram appointment

A mammogram is considered the best breast cancer screening tool used to find breast cancer in most women. It is typically recommended as a yearly test for most women at average risk starting at age 40. Learn about mammography testing and what to expect.

What you should know if you need a follow-up test

Most abnormal screening results show no sign of cancer. Still, it’s crucial to do whatever follow-up is recommended by your doctor – because if it is cancer, getting diagnosed and treated sooner is likely to greatly improve your prognosis.

Ensuring All Get High-Quality Care

Whether you’re getting a check-up or a mammogram, these resources can help you access and manage your breast health care.

Tips for talking with your doctor about your breasts

Talking openly with your doctor is one of the best ways to feel good about your breast care.

How to get health care that’s affordable (and good)

Every person with breast cancer deserves the best care possible. Learn how to find a health care provider and medical center and ensure you’re getting high-quality care.

Protect access to affordable, high-quality health care for all patients

Help create the systemic and lasting changes we need to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Breast Cancer Bill of Rights

Every woman deserves access to timely and affordable high-quality breast health care, but not every woman has it. We have pledged to support the Breast Cancer Bill of Rights and its 10 tenets.

Susan G Komen's African American Health Equity Initiative

Stand with Komen’s African American Health Equity Initiative

Learn how Komen is achieving health equity for the Black community which aims to reduce the appalling disparities in late stage diagnosis and mortality rates between Black and white women by 25 percent in 10 targeted metropolitan areas where the gap is most significant.

Susan G Komen's African American Health Equity Initiative

Stand with Komen’s African American Health Equity Initiative

Learn how Komen is achieving health equity for the Black community which aims to reduce the appalling disparities in late stage diagnosis and mortality rates between Black and white women by 25 percent in 10 targeted metropolitan areas where the gap is most significant.

Thank You to Our Partners

Achieving breast health equity for the millions of Black women who are currently or will be affected by breast cancer is possible. We thank our partners who support Komen’s breast health equity and breast health education programs.

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