Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women, and almost everyone knows at least one person who has been treated for it.
More than 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The Breast Cancer Guide is for helping patients with breast cancer and their families and friends better understand this disease. We hope others will read it as well to learn more about breast cancer.
This website discusses screening and early detection, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. It also has information to help patients cope with breast cancer.
Research has led to progress against breast cancer — better treatments, a lower chance of death from the disease, and improved quality of life. Through research, knowledge about breast cancer keeps increasing. Scientists are learning more about what causes breast cancer and are exploring new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat this disease.
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