October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention Resources

Updated October 1, 2022

“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

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
What are the major types of Breast Cancer? – National Breast Cancer Foundation
How is Breast Cancer treated? – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Hereditary Breast Cancer & BRCA Genes – 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
Breast Cancer: An Overview of Symptoms, Causes, Risk factors and Treatment – Mayo Clinic
Recurrent Breast Cancer: Symptoms and Causes – Mayo Clinic
Breast Cancer: What is it? Who gets it? What are the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment? 7-minute video and transcript – Mayo Clinic
Mammograms Can Save Your Life – Veterans Administration, My HealtheVet
Breast Cancer Overview & Early Stages 7-minute video – Cancer.Net, American Society of Clinical Oncology
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”

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
“The Cancer Spouse” on YouTube – Second Opinion with Joan Lunden – Season 17, Episode 1710
“The Cancer Spouse” transcript 
Facing Cancer with Your Spouse or Partner – National Cancer Institute

Support Groups

SHARE – Specific support groups for those diagnosed with breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer and for their caregivers
Living Beyond Breast Cancer – offers 3 private Facebook support groups: All Ages, All Stages; Young Women; and High Risk for Developing Breast Cancer
FORCE – Support for people facing hereditary cancer
Cancer Support Community – Gilda’s Club Worldwide – Support for cancer patients or their loved ones by phone, online and in person.
Red Door Community – formerly Gilda’s Club NYC – Welcoming communities of free emotional and social support for everyone living with cancer – women, men, teens, children and their families.
Imerman Angels – one-on-one support matching individuals seeking cancer support with a Mentor Angel so that no one has to face cancer alone