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Breast cancer facts

The two most significant risk factors for breast cancer:

  1. Being a woman
  2. Growing older

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

If caught early, the five-year survival rate is nealy 100%.

More than 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

30% of breast cancers will be missed in women who have a mammogram every other year.

Annual mammograms detect breast cancer in the earliest form.

Last year, locally, one-fourth of breast cancers were diagnosed in women under age 50.

Have your mammogram yearly starting at age 40.

A woman's risk of breast cancer approximately doubles

if she has a first-degree relative (2x Mother, Sister, or Daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women.

Here's to the 3 MILLION Survivors!

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

1% of men do get breast cancer

Although rare, one percent of all breast cancers are diagnosed in men. This equates to 2,600 men a year diagnosed with breast cancer in the US.

Only 5–10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations inherited from one's mother or father.

3D mammography is proven to detect 41% more invasive breast cancers than regular mammography alone.

Talk to your provider to find out if genetic testing is right for you if you have:

  • Personal or family history of multiple cancers
  • Family member who has been diagnosed with cancer under the age of 50
  • Family history of rare cancers (ovarian, male breast)

There are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

Social and emotional care helps people have improved quality of live to thrive through survivorship!