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Understanding Breast Cancer

Making sense of the ever-changing world of breast cancer can be overwhelming. Are you newly diagnosed with breast cancer or has a friend or loved one shared the news that they have breast cancer? Have you heard some news about a new treatment and have questions about it? Or are you just looking for some information about breast cancer? Consider our sister website, komen.org, your one-stop resource for the latest information on breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis, treatment and support. Plus you’ll find the latest on complementary therapies, life after treatment, quality medical care and much more!

Visit komen.org for a complete Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer 

Would you like to know more about Racial and Ethnic Differences in breast cancer?

Although white women are more likely than African American women to develop postmenopausal breast cancer, African American women are more likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer. There are several possible reasons for this. African American women appear to have more reproductive factors related to breast cancer risk such as an earlier age at menarche, later age at menopause, a greater number of lifetime periods and higher blood estrogen levels. However, at this time the reasons behind the increased risk of premenopausal breast cancer among African American women remain unclear.

Learn more about race/ethnicity and breast cancer