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Learn About Breast Cancer
Get basic information about breast cancer, such as the different types, where they start, important statistics, and current research topics.
A reliable resource for educational information about breast cancer, the importance of early detection, and more.
A great place to learn about signs & symptoms, risk factors, screening & early detection, and then additional information if you’re diagnosed.
Look up over 3,500 cancer and medical terms in this glossary hosted by the National Cancer Institute.
Essentials of Mammograms
Introduction to mammograms from the National Cancer Institute.
Ensure your physician uses standardized, AI-powered density assessment, current risk evaluation, and early detection solutions paired with 3D mammography to personalize your care.
Essentials of Breast Density
Breast density is one of the strongest and most prevalent breast cancer risk factors. As breast density increases, the risk of developing and missing breast cancer increases. Learn more from the Mayo Clinic.
Breast density is categorized as A, B, C, or D, where C and D are considered dense breasts. Ask your physician if you have dense breasts after your mammogram and if you would benefit from a personalized screening plan. Learn more about the breast density categories from survivingbreastcancer.org.
Breast density can greatly impact the radiologist’s accuracy in detecting breast cancer early, when you have more treatment options. Susan G. Komen (link) explains more about dense breast tissue and how it increases your chance of breast cancer. Learn more from DenseBreast-info.org.
Cancer Organizations & Resources
American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Since its inception in 1955, the fundamental mission of the Avon Foundation for Women has been to promote or aid charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on those activities that improve the lives of women and their families.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship.
Health in Her HUE is a digital platform that connects Black women and women of color to culturally sensitive healthcare providers, evidence-based health content, and community support. They are reducing racial health disparities by leveraging the power of technology, media, and community to improve health outcomes for Black women and women of color.
METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual stage 4 breast cancer research.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is the nation’s largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters. Committed to ending breast cancer, NBCC works to educate and train individuals to be effective activists and to influence the public policies that affect breast cancer research and treatment.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI site contains cancer treatment, prevention, screening, and testing details, as well as information on clinical trials, research, and statistics.
University of Pennsylvania’s Oncolink site is a comprehensive resource for cancer information. Its section on breast cancer is divided into the following items: screening, risk factors and prevention, treatment options, genetics, support, miscellaneous information, and news items.
For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs, including the Komen Race for the Cure®. The Komen site contains detailed information about breast cancer for patients, survivors, and co-survivors.
The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. The Y-ME site contains information to better understand treatment options and their potential side effects.