October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention Resources

“There is a 1 in 8 chance that a woman in the United States will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.” – American Cancer Society, cancer.org

“Some breast cancer risks can’t be controlled, like your age or having a family history of breast cancer, but there are ways you can reduce your risk.” – Planned Parenthood & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

What are the major types of Breast Cancer? – National Breast Cancer Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Common Breast Problems: A Lump May Not Be Cancer – American Academy of Family Physicians
New York State Breast Cancer Services – New York State Government

Mayo Clinic:

Call for Innovation in Women’s Cancers: Launch of Global Breast Cancer Initiative – World Health Organization
Breast Cancer in men – American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer in Men – Yale Medicine
CWNY webinar: “Breakthroughs on Breast Cancer Treatments” with Seeta Trivedi, M.D., Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
CWNY PowerPoint: “Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Treatments”
American Cancer Society
Basser Center for BRCA
BreastCancer.Org (Spanish)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Spanish)
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Planned Parenthood

The Cancer Spouse

Breast cancer diagnosis not only brings physical challenges, but significant emotional and psychological challenges, as well. It is something no one wants to face alone. The spouse of the cancer patient feels the impact of the diagnosis, and their support can be crucial to recovery. The couple goes through cancer together.  – Second Opinion with Joan Lunden

Facing Cancer with Your Spouse or Partner – National Cancer Institute

Support Groups

SHARE – Specific support groups for those diagnosed with breast cancer and metastic breast cancer; and for their caregivers
FORCE – Support for people facing hereditary cancer
Bright Pink – Support for women at higher risk of breast cancer
Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club Worldwide – Support for cancer patients and their loved ones

Updated: October 1, 2021