About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. and around the world. In 2017, about 255,180 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. So, no matter who you are or where you live, breast cancer may touch your life.

Progress in treatment and early detection has led to improved survival for people of all ages and races, and with all stages of breast cancer. In fact, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today (more than any other group of cancer survivors) But the most important thing to know is this: a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Breast cancer can be treated.

The global website of Susan G. Komen®, komen.org, offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment. Developed in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the site offers a one-stop resource for all the latest information on the disease. 

The costs related to breast cancer treatment can quickly become a financial burden. Dealing with finances and insurance can be overwhelming. You can find information about financial assistance and resources to help with prescription drug and other medical costs as well as help with transportation, lodging, child care and elder care.  Find information on support groups and other types of social support here at Komen.org.

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The Komen Breast Care Helpline offers free breast cancer support and counseling to anyone with questions or concerns. All calls and emails are answered by oncology social workers and specialists Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. We do not, however, provide medical advice, physician referrals, evaluations of physicians, medical facilities or services. English and Spanish.