Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in the United States.

About 40,480 women in the United States will probably die from breast cancer in the year 2008.

Some groups are more likely than other groups to die of breast cancer.
For example, African American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than are women in any other racial or ethnic group.

Age is very important in the risk for breast cancer.
The older a woman is, the greater her chance of getting breast cancer.

What can you do?

  • Talk with your doctor.
  • If you are in your forties or older, get a mammogram (an x-ray of the breast) every 1 to 2 years.
  • Spread the word about breast cancer – help yourself and others stay healthy.