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

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer.

14 Things Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Want You to Know

Real women open up about what it’s like to live with stage 4 breast cancer, plus how you can help.

This Woman With Metastatic Breast Cancer Did Her Own Research to Find a Clinical Trial to Fight the Disease

Karen Peterson was no stranger to cancer. When she learned that her breast cancer had returned and was now stage 4, she took to the internet to find treatment that might save her life.

Doctors Kept Dismissing My Back Pain—Until I Was Finally Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

One doctor insisted Tori Geib's pain was caused by depression; another brushed it off as work stress. Then the truth emerged: She had stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her spine.

16 Celebrities Who Battled Breast Cancer

Here are all the details about how 16 famous women fought breast cancer while being in the public eye. Read about how they were diagnosed, which treatment they chose, and what they're doing now.

More Breast Cancer

This Woman Had Burning Breast Pain, but 4 Doctors Told Her 'Breast Cancer Doesn't Hurt'

The burning pain in Sarah Dickinson's right breast started when she was pregnant, and doctors explained it as a side effect of her developing milk ducts. But an ultrasound after she gave birth showed something more serious.

Samantha Harris Thought She Was the Picture of Health—Then She Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

"I thought I was healthy before breast cancer, but I had no idea what it felt like to be truly healthy."