Women should not die from breast cancer. More than 95 percent of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer
SURVIVAL SHOULD NOT BE THE ONLY METRIC
Cost of care and quality of life are very different for early- and late-stage breast cancer. A woman diagnosed at an early stage who needs a minimally invasive procedure and no other treatment has vastly different financial and quality-of-life costs than a woman who needs a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation – even though they both survive.
BREAST CANCER GENES CAN BE PASSED FROM EITHER PARENT
Genetic mutations that increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer can be passed from her mother or her father.
THE #1 RISK FACTOR FOR BREAST CANCER IS BEING A WOMAN
A family history of breast cancer increases a woman’s risk of getting the disease, but most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
A MAMMOGRAM IS JUST ONE OF MANY SCREENING OPTIONS
Other screening options—such as ultrasound, MRI, tomosynthesis, and molecular breast imaging—should be
utilized based on each woman’s risk factors.