- What is breast cancer?
- The importance of finding breast cancer early
- What are the risk factors for breast cancer?
- Breast cancer risk factors you cannot change
- Lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer
- Factors with unclear effects on breast cancer risk
- Disproven or controversial breast cancer cancer risk factors
- Can breast cancer be prevented?
- Signs and symptoms of breast cancer
- American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection in women without breast symptoms
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging
- Clinical breast exam
- Breast awareness and self-exam
- Breast ultrasound
- Other breast cancer screening tests
- Paying for breast cancer screening
- To learn more about breast cancer early detection
- References: Breast cancer early detection
To learn more about breast cancer early detection
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Breast Cancer (also available in Spanish)
Breast Cancer Dictionary (also available in Spanish)
Non-cancerous Breast Conditions (also available in Spanish)
National organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
Information about the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
General breast cancer information
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us any time, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 09/10/2014
Last Revised: 09/10/2014