Some facts about Breast Cancer
85% of breast cancers occur in women with no family history
98% of breast cancer patients survive when diagnosed early
2nd leading cause of cancer death in women
Starting at age 40, women should talk to their doctor about when to start their mammograms
Being a woman is the #1 risk factor, but men get breast cancer too.
Incidence increases with age.
Risk nearly doubles in women with a first-degree relative (mother/sister/daughter) with breast cancer.
Leading cause of cancer death for Hispanic women. More common in African American women under age 45.
5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited genetic mutations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2.