About Breast Cancer
No matter who you are or where you live, breast cancer may touch your life. The About Breast Cancer section of this website has the latest evidence-based information on breast cancer risk factors, screening, diagnosis, treatment, metastatic breast cancer, survivorship and more.
Facts and Statistics
Learn the basics of breast cancer, including warning signs, statistics and information for women and men with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Learn about breast cancer risk factors, genetic counseling and genetic testing, options for people at higher risk and healthy lifestyle choices.
Screening and Early Detection
Learn about breast cancer screening tests, when to get screened and what to do if you find a lump or change in your breast.
Diagnosing Breast Cancer
Learn about breast biopsies and understanding your breast cancer diagnosis, including information on your pathology report and factors that guide treatment and affect survival.
Treating Breast Cancer
Learn about the types of treatment for breast cancer, side effects, how to get high-quality care and other issues related to treatment, including the importance of clinical trials.
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Learn about metastatic breast cancer treatment and care, including information about clinical trials, side effects, quality of life and support for you and your family.
Read about common concerns and issues for people diagnosed with breast cancer.
Find resources to help with prescription drug costs and other medical costs as well as transportation, lodging, and child and elder care.
Learn about support groups and other types of social support.
The content within the About Breast Cancer section was co-developed with Harvard Medical School faculty and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center staff. The content is regularly reviewed and reflects the current body of scientific knowledge on a topic. We look at the consistency of the research from large studies (done with people) reported in reputable, peer-reviewed journals.
The content within the About Breast Cancer section has been reviewed by an expert panel of researchers, practicing clinicians and patient advocates.
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