Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Breast Cancer Facts

5 Things to Tell Your Friends About Breast Cancer
  1. All women can get breast cancer - even those who have no family history of the disease.
  2. The two most important factors for breast cancer are being a woman and growing older.
  3. Women diagnosed with early breast cancer, when the cancer is small and has not spread, have a high chance of surviving it. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early. Get one every year starting at age 40. If you notice any breast changes, tell your doctor without delay.
  4. You can help reduce your chances of developing breast cancer by engaging in regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and limiting alcohol intake.
  5. Through early detection and improved treatments, more women than ever are surviving breast cancer.

Five Ways the American Cancer Society Fights Breast Cancer
  1. Unraveling the mystery of cancer through ground-breaking research.
  2. Saving lives by encouraging early cancer detection.
  3. Helping women make informed personal health decisions based on the latest information.
  4. Supporting patients and survivors, family members, and friends with a variety of programs and community services.
  5. Lobbying lawmakers to increase government funding for research and access to screening and care for all women.

Information provided by American Cancer Society.