Translated Resources

We are pleased to offer educational resources in a variety of languages to help you learn about breast cancer. The educational materials are written in plain language and are culturally appropriate. Each resource is tailored to the audience it is trying to reach.

To find a resource, select a language below and then view the available resources within that language category. A description of each resource is also included. The materials can be downloaded for free in PDF format, bookmarked or shared with loved ones. 

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Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness in American Sign Language highlight the four key messages of breast self-awareness: know your risk of breast cancer, get screened, know what is normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. In the breast self-awareness video, there are specific action items associated with each message to help you take charge of your health. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. This video also recaps the history of Susan G. Komen® and the impact Komen has made since its inception.

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness Video in American Sign Language

Additionally, “A Survivor’s Story” consists of five short supplemental videos that feature a deaf survivor, Regina, and her husband, Scot. They talk about their experiences dealing with her breast cancer. Their story spans the breast cancer continuum from finding Regina’s breast cancer, the financial decisions they had to make, her treatment and entering into a clinical trial, as well as the importance of early detection and Scot’s experiences as a co-survivor. Each video in this series is under three minutes long.

A Survivor’s Story: How Regina found Her Breast Cancer

A Survivor’s Story: In Treatment and Into a Clinical Trial

A Survivor’s Story: Financial Concerns

A Survivor’s Story: Know What’s Normal for You

A Survivor’s Story: In the Eye of a Co-Survivor

 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

 Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Amharic highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Videos:

Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness in Arabic highlight the four key messages of breast self-awareness: know your risk of breast cancer, get screened, know what is normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. There are specific action items associated with each message to help you take charge of your health. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action. These videos also recap the history of Susan G. Komen and the impact Komen has made since its inception. 

                 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

 

 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Bengali highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Burmese highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

Developed for use in the U.S, this card in Cherokee highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

 

Mammography Card  

Adapted for the Cherokee Nation population of Tulsa, Oklahoma, this card provides powerful information on tumor size in comparison to common coin sizes as it relates to the frequency of mammography. The card also features common questions and answers regarding mammography.

Benign Breast Conditions

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet describes fibrocystic changes and other benign breast conditions and explains their relationships to breast cancer.

Breast Cancer & Risk

Developed for use in China, this tri-fold brochure describes the process of cancer development and the risk factors that may increase or lower your risk of breast cancer.  Additionally, there are myths and facts about breast cancer. 

Breast Density

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet describes breast density, why it is important and the challenges related to screening women with dense breasts.

Breast Health: Learn the Facts

Developed for use in China, this brochure provides Komen’s breast self-awareness messages related to risk, screening for breast cancer, knowing what is normal for you and making healthy lifestyle choices. This brochure is a nice complement to the Breast Self-Awareness Messages card and is meant to empower women with the knowledge to make informed choices about their health.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in China, this card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card (U.S.)

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Simplified Chinese highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Coping with A Breast Cancer Diagnosis 

This fact sheet talks about ways of coping with breast cancer emotionally and physically.

Life After Breast Cancer Treatment

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet describes the emotional and physical effects of life after breast cancer treatment.

Making Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions 

This fact sheet presents an overview of the various treatment options. Having this knowledge can help you and your doctor create a treatment plan best for you.

Medical Vocabulary 

This fact sheet provides definitions for words that are commonly heard when someone is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Support After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet discusses how to get the social support you need.

Talking with a Doctor

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet describes how to communicate more effectively with your health care providers.

Talking with Your Children

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet discusses how to talk with your children about a breast cancer diagnosis.

Types of Breast Cancer Tumors

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet describes types of breast cancer tumors and special forms of invasive breast cancer.

Young Women and Breast Cancer 

Provides general facts about breast cancer in young women. Other topics include detection, diagnosis, treatment and fertility in young women with breast cancer.

When You Discover a Lump or Change

Developed for use in China, this fact sheet provides a step-by-step guide for someone who has discovered a breast lump or change. It also provides an overview of what happens after a lump is found.

 

Videos – Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness in Chinese for the U.S. and China

Each video in Simplified Chinese highlight the four topics of breast self-awareness – know your risk, get screened, know what is normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. They also include illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action. These videos also recap the history of Susan G. Komen and the impact Komen has made since its inception. Two videos were specifically developed for use in the U.S. and two specifically developed for use in China. Each video is in Simplified Chinese with or without subtitle options.

Chinese videos developed for the U.S.

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Simplified with subtitles

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Simplified without subtitles

Chinese videos developed for China

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Simplified with subtitles

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Simplified without subtitles

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Videos – Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness in Chinese for the U.S. and China

Each video in Traditional Chinese highlight the four topics of breast self-awareness – know your risk, get screened, know what is normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. They also include illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action. These videos also recap the history of Susan G. Komen and the impact Komen has made since its inception.

Three videos were specifically developed for use in the U.S. and two specifically developed for use in China. Each video is in Traditional Chinese with or without subtitle options and one with English subtitles.

Chinese videos developed for the U.S.

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Traditional with subtitles

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Traditional with English subtitles

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Traditional without subtitles

Chinese videos developed for China

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Traditional with subtitles

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Traditional without subtitles

 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Haitian Creole, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Mammography Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Haitian Creole provides powerful information on tumor size in comparison to common U.S. coin sizes as it relates to the frequency of mammography. The card also features common questions and answers regarding mammography.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Farsi, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — knows your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Fijian, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card  

Written for use in Georgia or the United States. This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness-Card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Clinical Trials 

Developed for use in Greece, this fact sheet in Greek describes the process through which drugs and treatments enter clinical trials and how one joins a clinical research trial.

 Mammography Card  

Developed for use in the U.S., this card compares relative tumor sizes to common coin sizes and the frequency of a screening mammogram. It also answers common questions regarding mammography.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Clinical Trials 

Developed for use in Greece, this card lists questions to ask your doctor about participating in a clinical trial.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Metastatic Breast Cancer 

Developed for use in Greece, this card lists questions to ask your doctor about metastatic breast cancer.

Sexuality and Intimacy

Developed for use in Greece, this fact sheet in Greek discusses issues related to sexuality and intimacy for people diagnosed with breast cancer.

Talking With Your Children

Developed for use in Greece, this fact sheet in Greek discusses how to talk to your children about your diagnosis of breast cancer.

Breast Self-Awareness Card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Hindi without subtitles
Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Hindi with subtitles  

Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness in Hindi highlight the four key messages of breast self-awareness: know your risk of breast cancer, get screened, know what is normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. There are specific action items associated with each message to help you take charge of your health. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action. These videos also recap the history of Susan G. Komen and the impact Komen has made since its inception.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card  

Developed for use in the U.S, this card in Hmong highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

 

Breast Health: Learn The Facts Brochure  

Developed for use in the U.S, this brochure in Hmong provides Komen’s breast self-awareness messages related to risk, screening for breast cancer, knowing what is normal for you and making healthy lifestyle choices. This brochure is a nice complement to the Hmong Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card and is meant to empower women with the knowledge to make informed choices about their health.

 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

Developed for use in the U.S, this card in Hungarian highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

Developed for use in Hungary, this card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Additional information about a program administered by the Ministry of Health is also included.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Kirundi, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — knows your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Benign Breast Conditions

This fact sheet describes fibrocystic changes and other benign breast conditions and explains their relationships to breast cancer.

Breast Biopsy

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet discusses the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of breast cancer and explains the different types of biopsies.

Breast Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Tests

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet describes different screening and follow-up tests and provides questions to ask your doctor to help you make an informed choice about screening options best for you.

Breast Density

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet describes breast density, why it is important and the challenges related to screening women with dense breasts.

Breast Health: Learn the Facts

Developed for use in the U.S, this brochure in Korean provides Komen’s breast self-awareness messages related to risk, screening for breast cancer, knowing what is normal for you and making healthy lifestyle choices. This brochure is a nice complement to the Breast Self-Awareness Messages card in Korean  and is meant to empower women with the knowledge to make informed choices about their health. Translated and developed into Korean by the Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

Developed for use in the U.S., this resource highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness- know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Genetics and Breast Cancer

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet explains the relationship between genetic mutations and the development of breast cancer.

Healthy Living and Breast Cancer

Developed for use in the U.S, this brochure discusses the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Mammography

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet explains what mammography is, as well as, how it can find breast cancer at its earliest stage. Additionally, common questions and answers about mammography and what to expect on the day of the test are included.

Questions to Ask the Doctor: If You Find a Lump or Change in Your Breast

Developed for use in the U.S, this document helps you talk with your doctor if you find a lump or change in your breast.

Questions to Ask the Doctor: When Breast Cancer is Diagnosed

Developed for use in the U.S,  this document help you talk with your doctor about diagnostic testing, types of breast cancer and prognostic factors.

What is Breast Cancer?

Developed for use in the U.S., this fact sheet discusses the different types of breast cancer and provides an overview of tumor characteristics, which guide treatment decisions. This material is intended to be a general overview of breast cancer. 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card  

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Lao highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed in Hawaii, this card in Marshallese, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Breast Health: Learn the Facts  

Developed in Hawaii, this brochure in Marshallese provides information about breast cancer risk, early detection as well as our four key breast self-awareness messages. These important messages and attractive graphics make it a good choice for breast cancer outreach activities.

Mammography Card  

Developed in Hawaii, this card in Marshallese compares relative tumor sizes to common coin sizes and the frequency of a screening mammogram. It also answers common questions regarding mammography.

Mammography Card  

Adapted for the Navajo population of New Mexico, this card provides powerful information on tumor size in comparison to common coin sizes as it relates to the frequency of mammography. The card also features common questions and answers regarding mammography.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S, this card in Nepali highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Oromo highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.  

Breast Reconstruction and Prosthesis

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet discusses reconstruction options and breast prosthesis.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S. and Brazil this card in Brazilian Portuguese, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Breast Surgery

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet presents the types of breast cancer surgery and discusses the side effects from each.

Genetics & Breast Cancer

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet explains the relationship between genetic mutations and the development of breast cancer.

Getting the Support You Need

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet discusses how to get the social support you need.

Healthy Living

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet discusses the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

How Hormones Affect Breast Cancer

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet explains and discusses the association between hormones and breast cancer tumor growth.

Making Treatment Decisions

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet presents important steps to help you make treatment decisions.

Sexuality and Intimacy

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet discusses issues related to sexuality and intimacy for breast cancer survivors.

Talking with Your Children

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet discusses how to talk to your children about your diagnosis of breast cancer.

Talking with Your Partner

Developed for use in Brazil, this fact sheet discusses how to talk to your partner about your diagnosis of breast cancer.

Breast Self-Awareness in Punjabi  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages in Romanian

Developed for use in the U.S. and Romania, this card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

We’re Taking Care of Our Lives Brochure  

Developed for use in the U.S., this tri-fold brochure provides awareness messages and general facts about breast cancer for young Russian women. Personal stories and images of young breast cancer survivors are effective in delivering information about breast cancer to young women. This brochure is ideal for outreach activities for young women.

Breast Health: Learn the Facts 

Developed in Hawaii, this brochure in Samoan provides information about breast cancer risk, early detection as well as our four key breast self-awareness messages. These important messages and attractive graphics make it a good choice for breast cancer outreach activities.  

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed in Hawaii, this card in Samoan, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Mammography Card

Developed in Hawaii, this card in Samoan compares relative tumor sizes to common coin sizes and the frequency of a screening mammogram. It also answers common questions regarding mammography.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages in Somali

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Somali highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages

Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Spanish without subtitles
Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness – Spanish with subtitles

This video highlights the four key messages of breast self-awareness: know your risk of breast cancer, get screened, know what is normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. There are specific action items associated with each message to help you take charge of your health.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages

This resource highlights the key messages of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages poster (horizontal)

This horizontal poster highlights the key messages of breast self-awareness and provides illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider. 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Poster (vertical)

This vertical poster highlights the key messages of breast self-awareness and provides illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider. 

Understanding Breast Health and Breast Cancer

Benign Breast Conditions

This fact sheet describes fibrocystic changes and other benign breast conditions and explains their relationships to breast cancer.

Breast Health: Learn the Facts

This brochure provides information about breast cancer risk, early detection as well as our four key breast self-awareness messages.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Breast Cancer in the U.S.

This fact sheet describes differences in screening, detection, incidence and mortality among racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

What is Breast Cancer

This fact sheet discusses the different types of breast cancer and provides an overview of tumor characteristics, which guide treatment decisions. This resource provides a general overview of breast cancer. 

Risk Factors and Risk Reduction

Breast Cancer and Risk 

This tri-fold brochure describes the process of cancer development and the risk factors that may increase or lower your risk of breast cancer.  Additionally, myths and facts about breast cancer are included. 

Breast Density

This fact sheet describes breast density, why it is important and the challenges related to screening women with dense breasts.

Breast Density Poster

This poster highlights the topic of breast density.

Genetics & Breast Cancer 

This fact sheet explains the relationship between genetic mutations and the development of breast cancer.

Healthy Living and Breast Cancer

This fact sheet discusses the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

How Hormones Affect Breast Cancer Risk

This fact sheet explains and discusses the association between hormones and breast cancer tumor growth.

Questions About Breast Density

This resource offers questions to ask your doctor regarding breast density.

Questions About Genes and Inherited Breast Cancer

This resource offers questions regarding genetic counseling and testing, benefits and risks of genetic testing, insurance coverage, confidentiality issues and options for women at a greater risk for breast cancer.

Risk Lowering Options for Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

This fact sheet provides information about factors that put women at higher risk of breast cancer and options to lower their risk.

Screening and Detection

Breast Calcifications

This fact sheet explains the types of calcifications that may be seen on a mammogram and follow-up that may be needed.

Breast Cancer Screening and Follow-up Tests

This tri-fold brochure describes different screening and follow-up tests and provides questions to ask your doctor to help you make an informed choice about screening options.

I Know My Normal

This postcard encourages women to take action and know what is normal for them.

If You Find a Breast Lump or Change

This fact sheet presents an overview of what happens after a lump or change is found in the breast.

Mammography

This fact sheet explains mammography, the mammogram procedure and how it can find breast cancer when it is small. Additionally, common questions and answers about mammography and what to expect on the day of the test are included.

Questions About If You Find a Lump in Your Breast

This resource offers questions to help talk with your doctor if you find a lump or change in your breast.

Questions About Screening Mammograms 

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about how to prepare for a mammogram, insurance coverage, mammography results and next steps if an abnormality is detected.

Diagnosis

Axillary Lymph Nodes

This fact sheet explains the relationship between the axillary nodes and treatment of breast cancer.

Breast Biopsy

This fact sheet discusses the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of breast cancer and explains the different types of biopsies.

Breast Cancer Prognosis for Early Breast Cancer

This fact sheet provides a guide to factors that determine a person’s chances for surviving breast cancer.

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ 

This fact sheet defines ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and describes treatment options.

Questions About Breast Biopsy

This resource offers questions for you to help you talk with your doctor about different biopsy options, the biopsy procedure and aftereffects of the biopsy.

Questions About Tumor Profiling

This resource offers questions to help talk to your doctor about tumor profiling and how results of these tests can be used to plan treatment.

Questions About When Breast Cancer is Diagnosed

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about diagnostic testing, types of breast cancer and prognostic factors.

Support After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

This fact sheet describes the different types of support as well as how support can benefit you through your breast cancer journey.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

This fact sheet defines triple negative breast cancer, explains who gets it, how it is unique, treatment options and current research.

Treatment

Biosimilars

This fact sheet discusses biologics and biosimilars and why they are important for breast cancer treatment.

Breast Cancer During Pregnancy 

This fact sheet discusses common concerns and questions about breast cancer during pregnancy and possible treatment options.

Breast Cancer Recurrence

This fact sheet discusses breast cancer recurrence, how a recurrence and things to think about when facing a new treatment plan.

Breast Cancer Surgery

This fact sheet presents breast cancer surgery options and discusses the side effects of each.

Breast Reconstruction or Prosthesis After Mastectomy

This fact sheet discusses reconstruction options and breast prosthesis.

Chemotherapy for Early Breast Cancer

This fact sheet explains chemotherapy, how to plan for it, how it is given and how to cope with side effects. 

Clinical Trials 

This fact sheet describes the clinical trial process used for new drugs and other treatments and how you can join a clinical research trial.

Diet and Nutrition During Treatment

This fact sheet provides nutrition information important during breast cancer treatment and recovery.

Five Truths About Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

This resource provides five accurate statements about participating in breast cancer clinicals trials.

HER2-Targeted Therapies for Early Breast Cancer

This fact sheet defines and explains how HER2-targeted therapies work.

HER2-Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer 

This video in English with Spanish subtitles provides information from a medical oncologist on HER2-positive breast cancer, HER2-targeted therapies, side effects and what the future holds for HER2-targeted therapies and insights from patients.

Hormone Therapy for Early Breast Cancer

This fact sheet describes hormones, the different types of hormone therapy and how they are used to treat breast cancer and their side effects.

Mission Moment: Participating in Research

Watch this webinar to learn more about the benefits of Hispanics/Latinas participating in clinical trials, including common barriers and myths related to participation.

Questions About Biosimilars

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about biosimilars. 

Questions About Breast Cancer Chemotherapy and Side Effects

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about chemotherapy treatment.

Questions About Breast Cancer Surgery

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about breast cancer surgery. 

Questions About Breast Reconstruction

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about reconstructive surgery, insurance issues and possible side effects.

Questions About Clinical Trials

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about participating in a clinical trial.

Questions About HER2-Targeted Therapies

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about HER2-targeted therapies.

Questions About Hormone Therapy

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about hormone therapy.

Questions About Radiation Therapy

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about radiation treatment.

Radiation Therapy for Early Breast Cancer

This fact sheet explains radiation therapy, how to plan for it, what to expect during a session and how to cope with the side effects. 

Treatment Overview for Early Breast Cancer

This fact sheet presents an overview of the various breast cancer treatment options that can help you and your doctor create a treatment plan that is best for you.

Metastatic Breast Cancer

After Early Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms of Metastatic Breast Cancer

This fact sheet discusses signs and symptoms of metastatic breast cancer for you to be aware of after treatment for early or locally advanced breast cancer.

End of Life Care

This fact sheet discusses palliative care, hospice and quality of life after treatment is stopped.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Bone Protection

This fact sheet discusses bone complications or skeletal related events (SREs) for people who have metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in the bone. This resource also talks about signs and symptoms of MBC, how to prevent SREs and bone-strengthening therapy. 

Metastatic Breast Cancer: HER2-Targeted Therapies

This fact sheet discusses HER2 proteins, what HER2-targeted therapies are and includes a chart with the different types of HER2-targeted therapies for metastatic breast cancer.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Quality of Life

This fact sheet discusses goals for maintaining quality of life through treatment and how to manage side effects of treatment (such as pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc.).

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Treatment Overview

This fact sheet lists factors that influence individual treatment plans, different treatments for metastatic breast cancer, information about clinical trials and more.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: What is It?

This fact sheet discusses common sites of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and signs and symptoms of MBC. It also walks the reader through the process of follow-up tests, diagnosis and treatment.

Questions About Bone Protection for People with Metastatic Breast Cancer

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about possible bone complications or skeletal related events (SREs) and how to prevent them. 

Questions About Metastatic Breast Cancer

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about metastatic breast cancer.

Survivorship Topics- Living with Breast Cancer

Complementary and Integrative Therapies 

This fact sheet describes various types of complementary and integrative therapies.

Follow-up Medical Care After Breast Cancer Treatment

This fact sheet describes the next steps after breast cancer treatment is completed.

Lymphedema

This fact sheet defines and discusses issues related to lymphedema.

Questions About Lymphedema

This resource offers questions to help you talk with your doctor about the risk of developing lymphedema, precautions to avoid lymphedema and the treatment of lymphedema.

Sexuality and Intimacy

This fact sheet discusses issues related to sexuality and intimacy for breast cancer survivors.

Side Effects After Breast Cancer Treatment Ends

This fact sheet describes common side effects after breast cancer treatment ends.

Support

Talking with Your Children

This fact sheet discusses how to talk to your children about your breast cancer.

Talking with Your Doctor

This fact sheet describes how to communicate more effectively with your health care providers.

Talking with Your Partner

This fact sheet discusses how to talk to your partner about your breast cancer.

Information for Specific Populations

Breast Cancer During Pregnancy 

This fact sheet discusses common concerns and questions about breast cancer during pregnancy and possible treatment options.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer People

This fact sheet presents breast health issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer communities

Men can get breast cancer too

This brochure provides awareness messages and general facts about breast cancer in men.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Breast Cancer in the U.S.

This fact sheet describes differences in screening, detection, incidence and mortality among racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer

This fact sheet discusses barriers to breast cancer screening for women with disabilities and ways to overcome them.

Young Women: Take Care of Yourself Poster 

This poster provides the key messages to breast self-awareness to young women.

Young Women: Take Care of Yourself Tri-fold

This tri-fold brochure provides awareness messages and general facts about breast cancer in young women along with personal stories and images of young breast cancer survivors. 

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Swahili highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in Tanzania, this card in Swahili highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Poster

Developed for use in Tanzania, this poster in Swahili highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Health: Learn the Facts

Developed in Hawaii, this brochure in Tagalog provides information about breast cancer risk, early detection as well as our four key breast self-awareness messages. These important messages and attractive graphics make it a good choice for breast cancer outreach activities.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed in Hawaii, this card in Tagalog, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action. 

Mammography Card

Developed in Hawaii, this card in Tagalog compares relative tumor sizes to common coin sizes and the frequency of a screening mammogram. It also answers common questions regarding mammography.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Thai, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — knows your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Tigrinya, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Tongan, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card  

This card highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Cards

Developed for use in the U.S., this card in Urdu, highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness — know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices. Illustrations that represent the eight warning signs of breast cancer that should be reported to a health care provider are also included. These messages can be used to increase awareness and empower people to take action.

Benign Breast Conditions

Developed for use in the U.S,  this fact sheet describes fibrocystic changes and other benign breast conditions and explains their relationships to breast cancer.

Breast Biopsy

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet discusses the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of breast cancer and explains the different types of biopsies.

Breast Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Tests

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet describes different screening and follow-up tests and provides questions to ask your doctor to help you make an informed choice about screening options best for you.

Breast Density

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet describes breast density, why it is important and the challenges related to screening women with dense breasts.

Breast Self-Awareness Messages Card  

Developed for use in the U.S., this resource highlights the four topics of breast self-awareness- know your risk, get screened, know what’s normal for you and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Genetics and Breast Cancer

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet explains the relationship between genetic mutations and the development of breast cancer.

Healthy Living and Breast Cancer

Developed for use in the U.S, this brochure discusses the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Mammography

Developed for use in the U.S, this fact sheet explains what mammography is, as well as, how it can find breast cancer at its earliest stage. Additionally, common questions and answers about mammography and what to expect on the day of the test are included.

Questions to Ask the Doctor: If You Find a Lump or Change in Your Breast

Developed for use in the U.S, this document features questions to help you talk with your doctor if you find a lump or change in your breast.

Questions to Ask the Doctor: When Breast Cancer is Diagnosed

Developed for use in the U.S, this document includes questions to help you talk with your doctor about diagnostic testing, types of breast cancer and prognostic factors.

What is Breast Cancer?

Developed for use in the U.S., this fact sheet discusses the different types of breast cancer and provides an overview of tumor characteristics, which guide treatment decisions. This material is intended to be a general overview of breast cancer. 

 

Interpreter (Translator) Services

All hospitals and medical centers should provide medical interpreters for people who are limited-English speakers or non-English speakers.

Medical interpreters should be available for most languages and are free-of-charge to the patient. These services may be in person or over the telephone.

Use a trained medical interpreter

It’s best to use a trained medical interpreter rather than a family member or friend. Trained interpreters can explain complex medical terms and procedures that may not be familiar to non-medical people, even if they are fluent in a language.

Friends and loved ones may also have an emotional response to the information given by a health care provider. This may affect how they give the information to the patient.

 

Last Updated May 9, 2022

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