October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Updated October 1, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention Resources

“There is a 1 in 8 chance that a woman in the United States will develop breast cancer.” – 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
Breast Cancer
Five Ways to Help Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

BreastCancer.Org (Spanish)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer (Spanish)
How is Breast Cancer treated?
Hereditary Breast Cancer & BRCA Genes
Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen (Spanish)

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

Basser Center for BRCA
Breast Cancer – Planned Parenthood
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
Breast Cancer: An Overview of Symptoms, Causes, Risk factors and Treatment
Recurrent Breast Cancer: Symptoms and Causes
Breast Cancer: What is it? Who gets it? What are the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment? 7-minute video and transcript

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
African American Women & Breast Cancer – Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP)

Breast Cancer in men
American Cancer Society
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” – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of Cancer Support Groups – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)