Breast Cancer

What You Need To Know About™ Breast Cancer

This booklet has important information about breast cancer. You will read about possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. You will also find ideas about how to cope with the disease.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

How to Perform a Breast Self-Examination

It's easy to perform a breast self-examination (BSE). and it only takes a few minutes. A BSE can help women detect cysts or other benign (noncancerous) breast problems between checkups. It can also help some women detect breast cancer.

Review Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Nemours Foundation

Native American Cancer Education for Survivors

The Native American Cancer Education for Survivors (NACES) program is designed to help improve the quality of life for Native American breast cancer survivors and those who care for them.

Review Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2011

National Indian Women's Health Resource Center

Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

This fact sheet discusses preventive mastectomy, a surgical procedure that removes one or both breasts to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Review Date: Friday, August 28, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

When You Discover a Lump- (PDF)

This brief, step-by-step guide will help you to understand the steps doctors take to distinguish a benign from a cancerous lump, including diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®.