October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In the U.S., breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women besides skin cancer. Although it is most common in women, men can get breast cancer as well. The American Cancer Society estimates that 276,480 people will develop breast cancer in 2020. The following links are meant to provide a basic overview of breast cancer.
This resource from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) gives an overview of breast cancer-related topics, such as symptoms, treatments, and ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
This fact sheet from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology gives an overview of mammograms, which are a common test for breast cancer.
This resource from the Mayo Clinic has a guide to the different types of breast cancer and what the different types can mean for treatments.
Don’t forget to check the library catalog for books and other resources on breast cancer.