Breast Cancer Signs
It is vital to pay attention to changes in your breast. Do Not Ignore these symptoms or put off seeing a medical professional.Click here to view a helpful diagram of the physical symptoms of breast cancer. And follow this link to read up on Types of Breast Cancer and their symptoms.
Black Women and Breast Cancer
African-American women are more likely than all other women to die from breast cancer. Their tumors often are found at a later, more advanced stage. So, there are fewer treatment options. Some other reasons for this may include not being able to get health care or not following-up after getting abnormal test results. Other reasons may include distrust of the health care system, the belief that
mammograms are not needed, or not having insurance. Also, research has shown that African-American women are more likely to get a form of breast cancer that spreads more quickly... Read more
Elderly women: Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
About 77 percent of women are over the age of 50 at the time they are diagnosed with breast cancer; less than 1 percent are diagnosed in their 20s. When younger women - those who have not gone through menopause - get the disease, it may be faster-growing breast cancer.
Elderly women forgo breast cancer detection and treatment for various beliefs and reasons such as, not needed at their age, its God’s will, natural process of aging, never had a mammogram, and has other illnesses and fear of cancer and treatments... Read more
Young Women and Breast Cancer
Young women CAN and DO get breast cancer. It is estimated that more than 250,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger are living in the U.S. today.
More than 13,000 young women will be diagnosed this year. While breast cancer in young women accounts for a small percentage of all breast cancer cases, the impact of the disease is significant... Read More
Breast Cancer in Men
Most cases of male breast cancer are detected in men between the ages of 60 and 70, although the condition can develop in men of any age.
A man's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about one percent of all breast cancers.
Men account for about 1 percent of breast cancers reported in the United States - or about 2,000 men who are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, with about 450 deaths due to male breast cancer occurring each year... Read More
Awareness can help save lives. Please contact AABCA for more information on breast cancer and how to SHARE the facts and symptoms.
* For information about free or low cost breast cancer detection programs, African American breast cancer support groups and other community resources, contact 1-800-227-2345, your local and state cancer education, resources and healthcare agencies.