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Three generations of smiling Mexican women with blouses with floral patterns in a row holding their shoulders against a white backgroundThe Impact of Breast Cancer on the Hispanic/ Latina Community: Answers from an Expert
While there are more options for women diagnosed with breast cancer now more than ever as a result of advances in research and targeted therapies, outcomes vary among women of different races and ethnicities, including people within the Latina and Hispanic community. Read more | Ver artículo en español

Senior black mum and her middle aged daughter smile to camera embracing, close upBlack Women, Breast Cancer and Clinical Trials
Researchers are working to improve outcomes for Black women with breast cancer – including through increased participation in clinical trials, which helps find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Read more

group of women in shirts wearing pink breast cancer ribbonsOncoplasty: Breast Cancer Surgery with Cosmetic Results
Women have more options made possible by the dynamic field of oncoplastic surgery, a combination of cancer surgery with traditional plastic surgery techniques to remove breast cancers and leave the remaining breast as intact as possible. Read more

Happy multiracial senior women having fun together at parkBreast Cancer Screening: Understanding Risk and Age
The most effective screening tool for breast cancer is a mammogram, which uses low dose X-rays to create images of the breast. Fortunately, when breast cancer is detected early, it is easier and more successful to treat, which is why all women should learn about screening regardless of their age. Read more

woman indicating breast tissue superimposed over her bra while miming a self-exam

Unique Issues Faced by Young Women with Breast Cancer
For young, otherwise healthy women, it can be especially difficult to accept that this truly can happen to anyone. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer as a young woman, you may face unique challenges. Learn more

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infographic describing the most common signs and symptoms of breast cancer including new lumps or masses, swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, breast or nipple pain, nipple retraction, redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or skin, or nipple discharge other than breast milk infographic displaying information that in 2022 there will be an estimated 287580 new cases of female breast cancer and an estimated 43520 deaths from the disease infographic displaying information on male breast cancer, including that 2700 new cases will be diagnosed in men this year with approximately 530 deaths. Symptoms for male breast cancer include breast lumps or swelling, nipple inversion, nipple discharge, pain or pulling sensation in breast, skin puckering or dimpling, scaliness or redness of the breast


Younger Women and Breast Cancer - What you Need to Know
View the recording of the webinar presented by Susan G. Komen and RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.


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