While everyone is at risk for breast cancer, some people are at a higher risk than others. To complicate things further, some who have few to no risk factors (aside from being born female and getting older) will develop breast cancer, while others that do have these risk factors will never develop breast cancer.
Talking about your family’s health history is often easier said than done. A person’s health is a sensitive subject, and some family members may be very private and quiet about their health. No one should be forced to share, but you can encourage your family member by letting them know how this information can help you make informed decisions about your care and that their health history may also impact you.
Breast cancer is a concern for everyone, but it is a tragedy for the Black community. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Black women in the U.S. Additionally, current data show Black women in the U.S. are about 40% more likely than white women to die of breast cancer, and they are also more likely to be diagnosed at an earlier age, at a later stage and with more aggressive types of tumors.
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Breast cancer can happen at any age but younger women often find it harder to be taken seriously and listened to by health care providers when advocating for their breast health or issues with their breasts.
By Paula Schneider, President & CEO, Susan G. Komen When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s not only a matter of, “Will I survive?” For countless low-income breast cancer patients, it’s a question of “Can I afford to feed my family, pay rent and save my own life—all at the same time?” In the U.S., breast […]
A new Susan G. Komen report shows how financial barriers undermine care for breast cancer patients, often forcing them to chose between paying for treatment or daily living expenses.
Ashley Fernandez and Brenda Nelson are living with incurable breast cancer. They’re determined to live their best lives and celebrate when scans show their disease is stable.
Susan G. Komen filed a Brief of Amicus Curiae with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in which it makes the case for preventive breast cancer services to be covered by insurers.
Anyone needing help accessing a breast cancer screening mammogram or diagnostic test can reach out to Komen’s Breast Care Helpline for support at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email@example.com.
Cualquier persona que necesite ayuda para acceder a una mamografía de detección de cáncer de mama o una prueba de diagnóstico puede comunicarse con la línea de ayuda de Komen al 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) o firstname.lastname@example.org. Hablamos Español.
A metastatic breast cancer (MBC) diagnosis can cause significant physical, emotional and psychological distress, making it important for people living with the disease to explore complementary and integrative therapies like meditation. These therapies can provide a range of benefits that traditional treatments may not offer.