Breast Cancer

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If you or someone you love have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, here is everything you need to know, from how to cope with your diagnosis, to how to understand all your treatment options, to inspiring patient stories.

Featured Stories

The 5 Breast Cancer Stages, Explained

Breast cancer stages tell patients and their doctors important information that can help determine the best course of treatment for the disease.
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6 Breast Cancer Symptoms Every Woman Needs to Know

Make sure these breast cancer signs are on your radar—and if you detect one, get it checked out.
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The Breast Cancer Pre-Screening Test You Should Get by Age 30

A breast cancer risk assessment might help younger women determine when to start getting mammograms.
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9 Things to Know Before Your First Mammogram

Where should you go? Will it hurt? How long does it take? Experts have the answers to all of your mammogram-related questions so you’re prepared and relaxed at your first appointment.
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6 Breast Cancer Treatments You Need to Know About That Aren't Chemo

More women with breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy. Here's what you should know about today's latest treatment options.
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I Had a Preventive Mastectomy—Then Found Out I Already Had Breast Cancer

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time.
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10 Things Women With Breast Implants Should Know About Cancer Screening

Breast implants don’t increase your chances of developing breast cancer–but they don’t prevent it either.
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More Breast Cancer

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer.
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As More Women Under 40 Are Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Is 'Hospital Bed Mom' the New Face of Parenting?

Right now, there are moms all over the country squeezing in homework help and signing school trip permission slips between rounds of invasive cancer treatments. It’s not a trend anyone wants to be a part of, but for so many, this is their reality.
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I Had a Double Mastectomy at 32—and Turned My Scars Into Works of Tattoo Art

I embraced my new body by putting an artistic spin on my scars.