Facts about breast cancer, and resources on the Internet.



- Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.

- Breast cancer can occur in men and women, but it’s far more common in women.

- After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States.

- Breast cancer rates have fallen in recent years, though doctors aren’t certain why.

- For many women, breast cancer is the disease they fear most.

- Public support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has helped improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

- Breast cancer survival rates have increased and the number of deaths has been declining, thanks to earlier detection, new treatments and a better understanding of the disease.

Source: Mayo Clinic Web site: www.mayoclinic.com


Information on breast cancer

- National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov

- Susan. G. Komen Foundation: ww5.komen.org

- American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org/docroot/home

- National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.: www.nationalbreastcancer.org