Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. This time serves as a good reminder for all of us to better understand breast cancer risk, screening guidelines, current therapies and promising research.

Although much progress has been made against this disease over the years, breast cancer remains the number two cause of cancer death among women in the United States (exceeded only by lung cancer.)

As a leader in breast cancer research and treatment, City of Hope would like to be a resource for you so you can stay informed about:

  • current breast cancer treatments and innovative therapies available through clinical trials
  • breast cancer symptoms and risk factors, and ways you can lower your breast cancer risk
  • screening guidelines and tests available to detect breast cancer
  • staying healthy as a breast cancer patient and survivor